Google says social network has 90M users

By Mark Milian, CNN Google CEO Larry Page announced that the company’s social network, Google+, is off to a strong start. (CNN) — Google’s infant social network experienced a recent growth spurt. Google+ has more than 90 million registered users, …More CNN



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Social Media, Where Art Thou?

Our world is now digital and social, allowing us free and open discovery, expression, and sharing. However, recently, our digital nirvana has been ruffled and threatened by the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a heinous anti-piracy bill that recently ran …

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Facebook, the club: social networking on the dancefloor in Brazilian Amazon

Then came Facebook the movie, in the form of The Social Network. There’s even been Facebook the musical. Now Mark Zuckerberg is about to get a more unusual homage: a nightclub in the remote Brazilian Amazon named after his social media site. …

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Twitter Acquires Social Media Feed Condenser Summify

By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Twitter has acquired Summify, a startup that summarizes content in people’s Google, Facebook and Twitter social media feeds and delivers a daily digest via email, on a website or to a user’s iPhone. …

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Sheriff on Social Media Policy: ‘Absolutely, it is Necessary’

Almost everyone is connected through social media, such as Twitter or Facebook. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will soon have a social media policy. “Absolutely , it is necessary. In fact, we are behind the curve on this,” said Sheriff John …

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QuiBids Expands Their Social Network

19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — QuiBids, an online entertainment retail auction site, is expanding their social network in order to engage with customers through social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. …

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Social media photos help in gang bust

Austin Independent School District police say they have busted a notorious street gang after members had posted images of their violent initiation ritual on Facebook pages.

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Healthcare Business News Report highlights promises, perils of social media …

By Joseph Conn A report from the not-for-profit ECRI Institute, a patient-safety and quality-improvement organization, details social media’s potential as a public-engagement tool for healthcare organizations but warns that risk management is necessary …

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Mark Warner, Bob McDonnell promote new social media tool in schools

Mark Warner (D) joined forces Thursday to tout a new program in Virginia schools that encourages students to use social media safely and responsibly. McDonnell and Warner shared a few laughs at a news conference before retreating to the governor’s …

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What’s Happening? Samuel Adams® “Crowd Craft Project” Taps Drinkers Via Social

19, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — The Samuel Adams brewers are teaming up with social media enthusiast, Guy Kawasaki, for the first ever Samuel Adams Crowd Craft Project to create a crowd-sourced beer. Via an interactive Facebook application, Samuel Adams …

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Blog posts about Social Media

Can Social Media Actually Make You Money? | Social Media Examiner

Book review: How to Make Money with Social Media—An Insider’s Guide on Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business, by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah.

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What’s the Secret to Monetizing Social Media? : @ProBlogger

This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Have you been able to make money from social media? Has …

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Social Media Campaign Finds Tech Entrepreneur a Bone Marrow …

Photojojo’s Amit Gupta turned to the Internet after being diagnosed with Leukemia and announced Wednesday that he found a 10/10 match.

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The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job Contest – Sactown Royalty

Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here’s your chance – XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the …

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Infographic: Key Moments in Social Media Law

The Socially Aware blog has put together a nice infographic that highlights several key decisions in social media case law, starting with the Sony v. Universal Supreme Court …

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Other stuff around the web on Social Media

How Millionaires Approach Social Media

This guest post is by Jaime Tardy of EventualMillionaire.com. I’ve interviewed over 50 business owners who have a million-dollar net …

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Social Media and After the Wave | Social Media Club

The global revolution about social platforms, from uses to communication changes is rising far and far, dealing with reputation, techs inputs, buzz and new …

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8 Most Common Types of Social Media Buzz | Social Media Today

Social media is a window to how consumers co-create or re-create a general perception of a brand. It is a rich data mine of insights which when put together like …

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DHS Monitors Social Media For ‘Political Dissent’ – Slashdot

OverTheGeicoE writes “Recently, TSA’s ‘Blogger Bob’ Burns posted a rant against a cupcake on the TSA blog. Perhaps it made you wonder if TSA and its parent …

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Social media widen scope of Nigeria fuel protests – Technology …

A nationwide strike and demonstrations have unleashed years of pent-up frustrations in Nigeria over its kleptocratic leaders, and the rage has grown even …

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