E-brokerages tap social media for faster service

LaScola, 23, a marketing consultant and avid social media user, sent a tweet out to his more than 5000 Twitter followers about the headache he was getting from setting up a new TD Ameritrade account. Within minutes he received a tweet from the company, …Find out more from Reuters

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What’s at Stake When Employers Ask for Social Media Passwords? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Following reports that some employers around the US have solicited social media access and/or passwords from potential hires, both Facebook and government officials have protested. Not only is sharing social media passwords against many of the major …Find out more from Mashable

Gen-Y social media mistakes to avoid in a new business

By Charlie Osborne | April 5, 2012, 6:00am PDT Summary: More young people are turning to entrepreneurship in a tempestuous job market – how can you give yourself the best start in social media promotion? In today’s society, for a business to profit …Find out more from ZDNet (blog)

Beyonce Takes to Social Media With New Tumblr Site

The “Single Ladies” and “Crazy in Love” singer is sharing intimate moments of her life through a series of photos via her new Tumblr site, the star’s first foray into social media. Among the photos, Beyonce is seen puffing on a cigar, …Find out more from Hollywood Reporter

Cleveland Indians offer new food, promotions amid social-media messages at …

ESPN the Magazine recognized the team’s emphasis on, of all things, social media. Manny Acta (@mactriber_11) has more than 23000 followers and spent time this spring Tweeting about ’80s music. At 8000-plus, Shelley Duncan (@shelldunc) has a way to go …Find out more from Plain Dealer

Examining Social Media Pressure on Santorum, Campaign Culture on Pinterest

As part of an ongoing series on how candidates and surrogates are using social media this election season, Margaret Warner and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download discuss how Ann Romney and President Obama have used the …Find out more from PBS NewsHour

Big Society Capital will need a skilful social media campaign behind it

News that the UK’s major high street banks are contributing one third of the £600m Big Society Capital – a new fund to help finance charitable and grassroots social projects – has been greeted with a fair degree of social media disdain, …Find out more from The Guardian

Social media statecraft: A multiplatform strategy

Social media is often accused of coarsening our public discourse and of making us stupid. But some innovative public leaders are taking to their keyboards and finding that the payoff is a direct and personal connection with their communities.Find out more from CTV.ca

Benchmark, the Social Media Summit in New York Announces the Official 2012 …

Benchmark is a one-day event, geared to brands, agencies, digital publishers, advertising researchers, analytic & measurements companies and community managers to discuss the ways in which social media management and measurement is changing the …Find out more from MarketWatch (press release)

Blog posts about Social Media

Audio Archive: Women and Social Media | Social Media Today

Are social media sites the “killer app” for reaching a female audience? And where do female web users congregate? The great growth surge seen by social photo-sharing site Pinterest is driven by women, rather than the males who more often …More By CliffFigallo

Social Media Marketing: Three Mistakes to Avoid in 2012 | Social …

Social media marketing advice isn’t difficult to find, since this type of marketing is so important for today’s businesses. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many “gurus” who will warn you against what you shouldn’t do.More By BrettRelander

Can Social Media Breathe New Life Into Baseball?

You’re probably thinking What’s up with the baseball and social media theme of the last two days? That’s cool. While …More By Frank Reed

Social media, but not just for fun | Harvard Gazette

Social networks can be time-savers, not just time-wasters. A series of popular courses gives Harvard faculty and staff members Web tools that are useful for professional gain and creative collaboration.More Harvard Gazette

eMarketer Webinar: Social Media in the Marketing Mix—Global Best …

Please join eMarketer Principal Analyst Debra Aho Williamson for a free webinar.More By Daniel Caridi