Crowdsourcing Critical Thinking to Verify Social Media

Crowdsourcing Critical Thinking to Verify Social Media During ...
By Patrick Meier
My colleagues and I at QCRI and the Masdar Institute will be launching Verily in the near future. The project has already received quite a bit of media coverage—particularly after the Boston marathon bombings. So here's an update.

How To Make Social Media Day Official in Your City - Mashable
In this article we break down step-by-step how to obtain a Social Media Day proclamation from your local government.

Google+ Redesign: This Week in Social Media | Social Media ...
Social media news and new developments making social media marketing easier. (Google+ new design, Google Hangout app, Pin Alerts, LinkedIn privacy ...

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Social Media and the CIA

Social Media Pose Riddle for CIA -
Effective spycraft has long called for cover—a job, family or routine that would keep a government agent from drawing undue attention. Now, that calculation ...

9 social media mistakes your business must avoid | PCWorld
One errant or rogue post can derail your business's reputation. Learn what not to do from these real-world cautionary tales.

Simple Steps to Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy | Search ...
Why is social media so important? More people are using social media through their mobile phones, computers, and tablets than talking, calling, emailing an.

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A social network for man and man's best friend

Where My Dogs At: A social network for man and man's best friend
Los Angeles Times
“Everybody loves social media these days, even dogs,” said Jonathan Kolker, co-founder and chief executive of Where My Dogs At. Kolker was inspired by his energetic cocker spaniel named Eddie and wanted to find new dog-friendly places to take him.

Law toughens penalties for social media-linked attacks
Chicago Tribune
Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Saturday a measure that allows stiffer penalties for people convicted of using social media to organize mob attacks. Social media has made it easier for groups of people to orchestrate violence, including those related to ...

Social media used to attack teachers
ABC Online
A Facebook hate-page vilifying Tasmanian teachers has sparked fresh concerns about the way young people use social media. More than 1,000 people have liked a social media hate page against Tasmanian teachers. In two days, a Facebook page titled ...

Social Media Safety and Awareness Month
Huffington Post (blog)
It's National Social Media Safety and Awareness Month. Actually, there is no such thing; yet with so many awareness campaigns for other very important issues, I think it's about time we include important emerging trends that can be both good and evil ...

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Social Media Advertising Ecosystem

The Social Media Advertising Ecosystem Explained
Business Insider
In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the state of social media advertising and where it is heading, offering a comprehensive guide and examination of the advertising ecosystems on Facebook and Twitter, offer a primer on Tumblr as an ...

Social networking is serious business and your Klout counts
The National
Remember back when online social networking was just for fun? You know, the days when everyone wrote their Facebook status updates in the third person: “David is … writing an article about social networking”. Back then, LinkedIn was just a website ...

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Facebook stock stagnant as social network seeks to become advertising giant
CTV News
The world's biggest online social network has also kept growing to 1.1 billion users. Some 665 million people check in every day to share photos, comment on news articles and play games. Millions of people around the world who don't own a computer use ...

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Email and social media marketing: Two very important marketing strategies today
According to a report made by Business 2 Community on May 18, two very important marketing strategies that work well for businesses include email marketing and social media marketing. Social media marketing gets the word out about your business to ...

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Sell Your Art With Instagram

Selling Art With Instagram?: " . . .She really takes iPhone photography to a higher artistic level. She uses different photo editing apps and Instagram’s own filters and frames to reach exactly the intended effect. In my eyes, she does this in a similar way as most of her artwork . . . Carrie is a full time artist and the sale of her artwork is essential to her success and the success of #heARTschool. . . ." (read more at link above)

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Many Brands on Google Plus not active

Google Plus struggles to attract brands, some neglect to update - "An informal survey by Reuters showed that of the 100 most valuable global brands in 2012 ranked by Millward Brown, a media research firm owned by ad giant WPP, 72 have a presence on Google+, compared with 87 on Facebook.
However, roughly 40 percent of the brands with pages on Google+ have either never posted any content, or do so infrequently. Seventeen brands, including Nike and Pepsi, had not posted to their Google+ page in more than a week.The McDonald's Google+ page did not have a single posting. A spokeswoman for the fast-food chain said only that the company was "not active" on Google+."

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LinkedIn Creepy?

LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network - Interactually: "This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last year. After digging for answers and even a couple attempts at contacting their customer support, I’ve concluded that LinkedIn is by far the creepiest social network. The primary reasons LinkedIn is the mustached, trench coat and wire frame glasses wearing mouth breather of the internet are the “People You May Know” and “People Also Viewed” features. . . ." read more at link above

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Starbucks and social media

Starbucks presses social media onward | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times: "Now fans interact with the world’s largest coffee-shop chain without even visiting a cafe. They just log on to their favorite social-media site and there’s Starbucks or Frappuccino or Starbucks Indonesia chatting away. One of the most successful brands using social media, Starbucks wins more than a popularity contest with its vast numbers of online fans. The sites have become an important way to advertise daily and, occasionally, drive huge numbers of customers into stores. The fifth-largest brand on Facebook, with 34 million fans, Starbucks trails only Coca-Cola, Disney, Red Bull and Converse, according to" read more at link above

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Facebook losing users as biggest markets peak

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak | Technology | The Guardian: "In the last month, the world's largest social network has lost 6m US visitors, a 4% fall, according to analysis firm SocialBakers. In the UK, 1.4m fewer users checked in last month, a fall of 4.5%. The declines are sustained. In the last six months, Facebook has lost nearly 9m monthly visitors in the US and 2m in the UK. Users are also switching off in Canada, Spain, France, Germany and Japan, where Facebook has some of its biggest followings. A spokeswoman for Facebook declined to comment." read more at link above

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Do Not Deactivate Your Facebook Account When Litigation Pending

No, You Can’t Deactivate Your Facebook Account When Litigation Is Pending | Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn - Professional Law Corporation - JDSupra: "A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey recently sanctioned a plaintiff for evidence spoliation after he deactivated his Facebook account during litigation, resulting in its permanent deletion by Facebook after 14 days passed.  The court’s order confirms that social networking accounts are just like any other form of evidence and are subject to the same preservation obligations.  Parties who fail to preserve evidence contained in their social networking accounts when litigation is pending or anticipated do so at their peril." read more at link above

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Facebook losing users in US

Facebook profits rise despite drop in US users | Technology | "Facebook has lost 10 million users in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data from market research firm Nielsen. Research shows that the number of unique visitors to the Facebook website from computers, smartphones and tablets has fallen from 153m in March 2012 to 142m in March this year, having peaked at 158m last August. . . ." read more at link above

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Starbucks presses social media onward

Starbucks presses social media onward
The Seattle Times (blog)
Starbucks digital staffers. ... Paige Dell'Armi, Briar Waterman and Archana Ramachandran photograph and video Major Cohen, a headquarters employee, as he demonstrates how to make French press coffee for social-media platforms. . . .

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Filters and a quieter Internet

In defense of filters and a quieter Internet - The Next Web: "(Facebook is) largely devoid of anything that I consider to be useful. Twitter is still, largely, a valuable network for me. Whether it’s for keeping up with friends or following news, I’m sold on Twitter as the best platform by which to stay in touch with the world around me. But from time to time, even it gets too noisy. I’m already blocking so many keywords ... "

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