Social media impact on retailers' sales uncertain
2012 - Retailers may have hit record sales over the shopping weekend from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, but the impact of social media campaigns many of them invested in is less certain. Offerpop, which helps retailers including Amazon, Sears and ...In DC, Social-Media Surveillance Pays Off
Wall Street Journal
These social-media analytics services are already common for businesses such as restaurants and hotel chains that want to go beyond the comment cards most customers ignore. The D.C. experiment suggests governments are beginning to mirror the private ...Social Media Will Lose Out One Way or the Other
A woman views the Chinese social media website Weibo at a cafe in Beijing on April 2, 2012. China's move to shut down websites and curb rumours of a political coup reveal growing nervousness ahead of the nation's first leadership transition in the ...Barack Obama takes 'fiscal cliff' battle to Twitter
Times of India
The web-savvy Obama administration launched a social media campaign that asks Twitter users to add the "#my2k" hashtag to messages with examples of what $2,000 means to them. The amount is roughly what a middle-class family of four would have to ...IDF Social Media Genius Is Also Social Media Idiot
Dratwa, who led the Israeli PR push across social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, was recently profiled by Gawker, among other media sites, which probably explains what happens next. Having rocketed (um ...How Social Media can Foster Brand Loyalty
Business 2 Community
OK so we can all agree to some extent that “yes, social media is a great way to foster brand loyalty.” I'm not going to pretend that this is anything new. There are tons of articles that have been published on the power of social media and how it can ...Study claims Facebook is full of anxiety, friends increase stress (Video)
According to a report released on Monday by the University of Edinburgh Business School the more social circles a person is linked to online the more likely social media will be a source of stress. Ben Marder, author of the report states: “Facebook ...5 Lessons Girl Scouts Can Teach Women Entrepreneurs About Social Media
Facebook is great place to engage and interact; Twitter to broadcast and spread your message; YouTube to demonstrate your message and tug at heartstrings; blogging to provide content for other social media to use and search engines to home in on; and...
ForbesA Night Life Veteran Bets on Social Media
New York Times
IT was 10:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday, and the Westway, on Clarkson Street in Manhattan's West Village, was practically throbbing. The club would not be open to the public until midnight, but for an hour and a half a private masquerade birthday ball ...
New York TimesCommons committee summons Twitter for privacy study
NDP MP Charmaine Borg says Twitter has not cooperated with the Commons access, privacy and ethics committee's study of privacy issues arising from social media. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press). NDP MP Charlie Angus may not need Twitter, but he...
CBC.caUniversity Turning to Social Media as Comm. Tool
Boston College Chronicle
An informal survey of social media on campus last semester found that more than 300 departments, organizations and individuals tweet, pin, post or blog on behalf of Boston College. That's a lot of messaging. In an effort to bring together social media ...
Boston College ChronicleVideo – The secret weapon for social media
iMedia Connection (blog)
Brands are embracing social media because of its ability to drive web traffic, leads and sales, as well as its inherent SEO benefits. Social media is allowing brands to develop customer relationships and spread their message in a manner that people ...Social media hysteria
During a trip to Washington, D.C., last month, Lindsey Stone posed for a snapshot while making crude gestures. She posted it on Facebook, and soon her life turned upside down. The incident -- and to even call it that is part of the story -- serves to ...Mulroney: Social media 'revolution' hurting politics
The Right Honourable Club. Only six living Canadians other than Stephen Harper know what it's like to hold the most powerful political office in the land. Some were in the job just a few months; others were there for many years. All share a unique ...FBI Scours Social Media In Insider Probe
"I will tell you technology will play a huge part, social media, Twitter," April Brooks, head of the FBI's New York field office and a member of the "Operation Perfect Hedge" team that has won more than 60 insider-trading convictions, told Reuters TV ...Pueblo PD Joins Social Media Ranks
The Pueblo Police Department has joined the rapidly growing world of social media -- including Twitter and Facebook -- in an effort to better provide information to the public. The department also has appointed Sgt. Eric Gonzales as public information ...Should media regulations also include social media?
If, as suggested, Lord Leveson presents his report on his seemingly endless inquiry into print press standards in the UK to prime minister David Cameron, expect days and weeks of media hysteria. The rhetoric is already filling endless pages of ...Firstpost (blog)Report: The Big Money Is on Social Ads Going Native
Native ads are going to be a driver of growth in social media advertising, according to a forecast by BIA/Kelsey. By mingling sponsored messages with organic content, advertisers believe they can reach more users. "Because these units are richer they ...Students Can't Be Social Media 'Friends,' Teachers
The public school system's social media policy now prohibits employees from "friending" current students via personal social networks except under special circumstances. The policy does not distinguish between personal accounts and accounts operated ...Respondents: Social media, cellphone use affect attitudes
Residents seem pleased with the quality of life in Gahanna, but a shift in communications is affecting attitudes toward government, according to results of a recent survey. Dr. Hugh Clark of CJI Research Corp. provided a summary of the resident ...5 tips for your Instagram cocktail pics
It may come as no surprise to hear that Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media applications in the world. A study by the digital business analytics company comScore found that the picture-sharing site surpassed Twitter in active users for ...
Boston GlobeBritney Spears among celebrities investing in social media
Britney Spears is even getting in on the social media game, who is a huge fan of the social mediastart-up Path. Path is, according to their website, a “smart journal that helps you share life with the ones you love.” “Social media has changed the ...Beware of false social media alerts in SA bushfire season
"One of the things that is a feature of emergencies these days is the information that comes throughsocial media," he said. "All of a sudden you'll be hearing (inaccurate or false) things on Twitter and there will be a question whether that is ...Social Media Marketing: 3 Steps to Creating Great Content
Business 2 Community
Social Media Marketing: 3 Steps to Creating Great Content If you want to be a blogging success, you need to bring traffic to your site. Millions of website exist on the internet, so how is someone going to find your website? The answer is either ...
Business 2 CommunityHow Social Media Trends Could Affect Annual Conferences
Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant, co-authors of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, asked 505 people this fall about the implementation of social media by their organizations' leadership. While most respondents said their ...PotomacTech Wire Social Media Outlook 2013 Panel Recap
In The Capital
Yesterday, Potomac Tech Wire held their Social Media Outlook 2013 at the Gannett/USA TODAY Corporate Headquarters in McLean, VA. The event consisted of a keynote, panel and three speaker presentations all focused on bringing us expert viewpoints ...Facebook removes elbows aka 'nipples' photo mistakenly
Lo and behold; there's a good ending to this story of Facebook censorship. A mere 24 hours after the TOTDUOT image was posted, the social media giant had a change of heart. Not only did it restore the image (pictured here), FB apologized for removing ...It's all a (Facebook) hoax
Albany Times Union (blog)
Another day, another gripe about Facebook. And, of course, like any warmblooded social mediauser, expressing frustration on said annoying platform is, apparently, the way to go. That is why you've probably seen friends posting about the “New Facebook ...Social news has role but can't replace journalists
The authors note that the first reports on the raid killing Osama bin Laden came from a Pakistan IT consultant who tweeted what he witnessed, and that social media provided a more complete view of the Japan 2011 earthquake and tsunami than any ...NYT Reins in Jerusalem Bureau Chief's Social Media Use ...
By Alana Goodman
The New York Times has assigned an editor to oversee the social media use of its Twitter-happy Jerusalem bureau chief, Jodi Rudoren, according to its public editor, Margaret Sullivan. This isn't out of nowhere, considering Rudoren's history ...
Driving Brand Journalism Through Social Media (Pt 1) - PRNewser
By Patrick Coffee
This week we bring you a special two-part post co-written with Tim Gray, content strategist at online marketing/web design firm Blue Fountain Media. Tim believes that brand journalism is indeed the future of PR–and that the best way to ...
Microsoft Research, FUSE Labs Internship Opportunities « Social ...
By Andrés Monroy-Hernández
For these positions, we are looking primarily for graduate students from Computer Science, Information Science, Design, and other multidisciplinary fields with a focus on social computing andsocial media. FUSE Labs is a research and ...
Social Media Collective
Social media: to like or unlike? - Cream Blog
By Cream Editorial
By Madison Byrne, iD Experiential Facebook has become a phenomenon since its launch in 2005, followed closely by the explosion of Twitter to the social scene in 2007. The majority of us now seem to be captivated by the need...
Cream Blog - commentary on the...
What Mobile Marketers Can Learn from the Papa John's Lawsuit ...
By steve olenski
With nearly 86 million Americans now shopping on their smartphones, this pronounced shift in consumer behavior is simply too large for retailers to ignore, with the future of their business depending on how well they adapt to the new ...
Social Media Today - The world's...
Alpha Phi International: Social Media Reminder
By Alpha Phi International Fraternity
So, before you post something derogatory or against Alpha Phi's social media policy, ask yourself this: if my current anonymous profile/account were replaced with my name and personal photo, would I still want Alpha Phi staff, volunteers, ...
Alpha Phi International