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Social Media Surveillance OK'd by DHS 'Privacy Office' | Common ...
A section of the US Department of Homeland Security known as the "Privacy Office" recently approved a DHS initiative designed to monitor social media sites for ...

Workers Use Social Media To Organize Strike
CBS Local
They have a three to five year perspective to slowly gain support thanks to social media,” says former Drexel University labor sociologist Art Shostak. Labor organizers are mobilizing strikers and supporters through a Facebook app, multiple Facebook ...

CBS Local

#SocialChat Discusses Social Media Automation with Patrick McKeown
Search Engine Journal
On Monday, Nov. 19th, social media marketing passionistas gathered from around the globe to discuss the whys and wherefores of scheduling and automating social media posts for brands and businesses. This week the guest expert warming his buns in the ...

Turkey, with a side of social media
Minneapolis Star Tribune
So he'll post photos of dinner to show his inner circle on Facebook, send out more general cheer to his 11,000 Twitter followers and post images of the prettiest dishes to In-stagram. Multiply Spivak'ssocial media activity by that of the millions of ...

Govt learns nimble use of social media from India Against Corruption
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The government appeared to have picked up a tweet or two from India Against Corruption's (IAC) nimble use of social media. Within 30 minutes of the Arvind Kejriwal-ex-NSG commando press conference, the usually slack Press Information ...

Times of India

Social media boost for VIVA
Gulf Daily News
MANAMA: VIVA Bahrain, the kingdom's innovative telecom provider, has been ranked second among Bahrain's top brands on Facebook leadership by Socialbakers, a global social media and digital analytics company. VIVA recorded a 700 per cent increase ...

5 ways to use social media to shop on Black Friday
Grand Haven Tribune
"And the power of shopping is now in the palm of your hands." In the past few years, retailers have been turning to social media to connect with and engage customers, said Cherry, who also writes about social media trends for the Michigan Retail ...

Grand Haven Tribune

Obama's social media machine focsed on fiscal cliff
Constitution Daily (blog)
In an interview earlier this week, former Obama campaign operative Jim Messina talked about Narwhal, part of the president's Chicago-based social media and e-mail operation, and how it could be used to enlist popular support for Obama's key points in...

Constitution Daily (blog)

Court rules on use of social media in sexual violence trial
THE Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has commended a ruling that social media may not be used during the testimony and cross-examination of Ina Bonnette in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. "We are encouraged by the ...

Social media will drive the customer experience and interaction market
Computer Business Review
Ovum's reports predicts that social media teams will shift into the contact centre, so better social media management tools to monitor social media sites will be needed. Ovum also forecasts significant growth for Social CRM (21% CAGR) in the next five ...

Judge backs right of social-media critic of gay marriage
Church Times
A SOCIAL-HOUSING group based in Manchester acted in breach of contract when it demoted one of its managers for posting a comment on Facebook opposing gay marriage in churches, a judge has ruled. But the High Court judge who made the decision ...

Israel, Hamas battle on social media too
Israel's ministry of public diplomacy also started a ''Special Operations Center,'' a virtual situation room of sorts, working with Israeli bloggers and volunteers to ''get Israeli's message out to the world virtually, to Arabs as well, through social ...


Calgary campaign leverages social media to spread JOI
Calgary Herald (blog)
Many charities are turning to social media to make giving more convenient, to engage donors and to solicit gifts, says Lindsay Nichols, a spokeswoman for charity evaluator GuideStar. Consumers can now charge donations online through their iTunes ...

Social Media Changing the Way Athletes Speak Out
Southern Maryland Online
ANNAPOLIS -- Late one September night, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe took to Twitter in a heat of rage toward a Maryland public official, crafting a series of responses about the same-sex marriage debate and what he felt was a serious violation ...

I am thankful for social media
Hattiesburg American
Facebook also has helped me organize my social life with its event calendars, reminders and tagging capabilities, I always know where I'm supposed to be, and sometimes where I can find my friends. I am thankful for Twitter because it is a quick way to ...

Social media comes to fore in Gaza conflict
The Australian Financial Review
You furnish the pictures, the US press baron boasted a century ago, as the story goes, and I'll furnish the war. The violent conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Israel, halted after a cease-fire agreed to on Wednesday, has certainly produced powerful ...

The Australian Financial Review

Facebook drops user vote on privacy rules
Deutsche Welle
US social media giant Facebook has announced it will abolish a rule that gives users a direct say in the networking site's privacy policy. The move comes after a site governance vote in June failed miserably. Reversing its 2009 privacy policy, Facebook...

Deutsche Welle

GTPD Adds Another Social Media Connection
In an effort to better connect with the community, Gloucester Township Police Department has added Pinterest to its social media programs. Pinterest is a pinboard-style, photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based ...

Black Friday 2012: The excitement and the cynicism across social media
The Grand Rapids Press -
black-friday-camper.jpeg Joyce Brinkley of Grand Rapids lounges with her ipad while camping outside the 28th Street Best Buy on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Black Friday will begin at midnight on Thanksgiving this year for many retailers. Emily Zoladz | Mlive ...

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Parents learn about social media pitfalls
Parents attended a discussion at a Fredericton high school on Wednesday night that was designed to educate them about how their children use popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The evening session on social media was held at Leo ...

'Data analysis, social media to play major role in digital banking'
Hindu Business Line
On social media use, he said the banks need to look beyond the networking capabilities of social media and use its wide base to connect with their existing and prospective customers. This may be utilised to make elaborate analysis on customer behaviour ...

Hindu Business Line

Social media putting Vanuatu politicians on notice in Vanuatu
Radio Australia
In a country where political allegiances change frequently, and often with little notice or reason, the rise of social media may be playing a new role in holding Vanuatu's politicians to account. Social media putting Vanuatu politicians on notice in ...

Radio Australia

AnswerTap Debuts DIY Social Media Testing Tool
Daily Research News Online
Seattle-based start-up AnswerTap has launched a DIY feedback-gathering tool called MagicMarkup, to enable agencies and researchers to obtain consumer feedback on their marketing collateral, logo designs and proposed ads from their social networking...

Daily Research News Online

Brands that lack social-media savvy leave money on the table: study
Campaign Asia-Pacific
ASIA PACIFIC - Singapore has the highest smartphone penetration in the world, but companies there are far behind their target consumers in taking advantage of real-time media, according to a study by Rock Publicity that delivers insights for brands ...

Facebook ditches democracy? Social media firm to end user vote on privacy policy
Financial Post
The world's biggest social media company said in a blog post Wednesday that its voting mechanism, which is triggered only if enough people comment on proposed changes, has become a system that emphasizes quantity of responses over quality of...

Financial Post

Govt monitors social media conversations
The Australian
CSIRO is developing a second social media monitoring tool, called Vizie, which may have far broader political implications. The software detects and monitors conversation topics - including those which may be politically sensitive - across a range of ...

9 make du Social Media Awards final cut
Gulf Today
DUBAI: The du Social Media Awards judging panel has selected the short-listed nine finalists for the Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Social Responsibility Award, Best Digital Video Content Award,and Best Blog /Blogger Award categories. The short-listed ...

Social media turned on source of boats
The Australian
THE government will focus on the "carrot" of more refugee places rather than the diminished "stick" of offshore processing in a new social media campaign targeting prospective boatpeople and their relatives in Australia. With Labor's Pacific Solution ...

Obama Social Media Team on Being the Voice of the President
Jakarta Globe
Obama Social Media Team on Being the Voice of the President. Barack Obama's victory tweet was re-tweeted more than 320,000 times. (AFP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure). Shortly after US President Barack Obama won a second term on Nov. 4, the Obama's ...

Jakarta Globe

Research links social media and psychotic episodes
Times LIVE
This anonymity has led to a growing and worrying trend in internet 'trolling' where disparaging and offensive comments are left on sensitive articles, social mediamemorial pages or even tweeted directly to Twitter users. Addressing social networking...

Times LIVE

Does Your Company Have A Social Media Strategy - Mediabistro
By Shea Bennett
Social media has empowered businesses of all shapes and sizes across almost every industry to raise brand awareness, engage a global audience, boost website footfall and drive sales – providing they put in the work. But it's all about the ...

3 Ways To Get More Facebook Engagement By Using Photos ...
By Sam Zastrow
camera Several months ago, I realized our Facebook page was, well, kind of bad. Sure, we had optimized the page, added a Timeline photo and were posting regularly. But we weren't getting the kind of engagement required to help our page ...
Social Media Today - The world's...

Social media's immaturity could spread - San Antonio Express-News
Mark Jurkowitz, associate director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, said recently on NPR's “On the Media” that during the homestretch of the presidential campaign, social media networks, and especially ...
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Using Social Media To Cover For Lack Of Original Thought | The ...
By Endswell
The latest episode of The Onion Talks: The world's most successful companies know that social media is a powerful marketing tool, and Cameron Hughes.
The High Definite

VIVA top-ranked in social media leadership in Bahrain | Viva ...
VIVA Bahrain, the Kingdom's most innovative telecom provider, has been ranked 2nd place in Bahrain's top brands on Facebook leadership by Social Bakers, a global social media and digital analytics...
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Social Media and your managed services business | Ulistic
By admin
I get asked everyday, Stuart, how can I use Social Media to grow my MSP business? Want to know the secret to making social media work? Stop broadcasting useless junk and start sharing items that interest your prospects and clients.

Social Media and the Limits of Imagination - Mustard Seed Associates
By Andy
The Onion pokes fun at social media marketing – and challenges our assumptions.
Mustard Seed Associates

Social media misuse – how not to go about social | Marketing ...
By Catriona Pollard
Catriona Pollard. Director, CP Communications, which provides specialist PR and social mediastrategies that achieve positive media coverage, increased brand awareness and improved sales results. View all posts by Catriona Pollard → ...
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Customers will expect 'always-connected' customer service in 2013 ...
By Social Media Influence
The mechanics of social customer support is changing rapidly. Even if vendors can deliver the technology, will brands be able to keep up with consumers' increasing demands?

Can a Social Media Trainer Find "Fans" in Your Audience? | David A ...
By David West
Although organizations throughout Western Canada have been taking advantage of my services as a technology speaker for a number of years, I have found lately that presentations on social media are becoming more and more popular.
David A. West

Israel's social media war run by 26-year-old | OSUN DEFENDER
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Lieutenant Sacha Dratwa (Facebook)Lieutenant Sacha Dratwa (Facebook)Social media have become tools for popular movements like the Occupy Wall Street protest.

How to avoid Twitter disaster / We Are Social
By Jim Coleman
The Drum recently carried the following article from me, commenting on social media backlashes, and how they could have been avoided. They've been kind enough.
We Are Social

When Does Blocking Become Anti-social on Pinterest and Twitter ...
By Jeff Bullas
I'm often asked about the privacy of using social media. The question usually goes something like this: "If I have a friend or acquaintance who I'd prefer didn't see my posts, should I just block them?" I always respond with the statement, "Most ...
Jeffbullas's Blog

Social media gurus nailed in Onion parody - Boing Boing
Social media gurus nailed in Onion parody. Rob Beschizza at 5:57 am Thu, Nov 22. LATEST ...

Harness the True Power of Social Media |
Inc. Live: Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman says you can't think of social media as a tool. To get maximum impact, he says you have to think of social media as a ...

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