Hiring A Social Media Manager? Watch Out For These Red Flags

It seems like every business and brand is suddenly on the prowl for a social media manager. Dozens of my friends are now being headhunted at salaries even I am envious of for positions that require them to manage the online – and sometimes offline …Find out more from Forbes

Fresh Social Media news

Coca-Cola creates buzz with social media impact study

You’d think with nearly 62 million Facebook and 687,000 Twitter followers, Coca-Cola would be primed to capitalize on “buzz” about new beverages coming on line, but the Atlanta-based company says not really. Social media chatter about its products does …Find out more from Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Sex Charges in Connecticut Are Dissected on Internet

The Ohio case gained national attention via social media and revealed bullying toward the victim from students and others who displayed concern for the town’s football program. After it came to light, the hacker group Anonymous published private …Find out more from New York Times

Google’s Schmidt: I Was Late to Social Media Revolution

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, said he regrets coming to the social media revolution late during his ten years as the company’s CEO. Schmidt, who stepped down as CEO in 2011, said he was proud of Google’s achievements in the past …Find out more from CNBC.com

UK Social Media Startup Partners With Mexican TV Heavyweight

U.K. social media startup ShareTheMatch went big when choosing a Mexican partner for its soccer network. The venture is aiming to globally pull together fans of the world’s most popular sport to connect, discuss and share their football content–and …Find out more from Wall Street Journal (blog)

Facebook Study: Social Network May Boost Self-Esteem, Shrink Self-Control

Social commentators have issued warning after warning that social media use can be detrimental to self-esteem. A recent paper out of the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia Business School and published in the Journal of Consumer Research (online in …Find out more from Huffington Post

Twitter at 7: Smart or stupid, we are what we tweet

Twitter turns 7 on Thursday, and here’s a wish to wish while blowing out the candles: Would someone explain why, given the slew of highly publicized cases of embarrassing, self-destructive or career-ending uses of social media, people keep shooting …Find out more from USA TODAY

March Madness Teams Disappoint on Social Media

“Last year, March Madness drove over two million social mentions, and 83% of sports fans check social media during games,” he added. “By definition, sports is a social activity, and the second-screen’s role in sports is becoming obvious.” Although …Find out more from Mashable

How to Run an Effective Social Media Program

Consulting firm Vivaldi Partners recently published a ranking (PDF) identifying companies adept at using social media to generate consumer awareness and trigger purchases. The top 10 includes not only online stalwarts Google (GOOG) and Amazon …Find out more from Businessweek

Four face prosecution over social media hate campaign

He said social media has become the latest tool used to spread hateful and inciting messages and admitted it is increasingly difficult to control and monitor. Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi, Dr Kibunjia said the four individuals, who he did …Find out more from Daily Nation

Blog posts about Social Media

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social …

Visual Social Media Marketing: learn how to share more visual content and create a visual conversation with your audience.More By Debbie Hemley

3 Ways To Manage Your Social Media Via Email – AllTwitter

One of the biggest challenges for social media power users is figuring out an efficient system for maintaining, tracking, and engaging with your social media networks. It’s hard enough to keep up with the firehose of content streaming your way …More By Allison Stadd

Social Media and the Future of Finance | Inside Investing

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the role technology may play in bringing about the Future of Finance. In markets, the way we communicate has changed significantly over the past 15 years as a result of the internet. New tools …More By Phil Pearlman, Psy.D.

TAC targets youth with confronting social media campaign Roadtrip …

The Transport Accident Commission has teamed up with radio network Southern Cross Austereo to produce a confronting social media campaign targeting 18-25 y.More By Robin Hicks

Art of the humblebrag? Social media allows us to test new social …

So, you finally ran your first marathon. Do you rush online to share the big news with friends and followers on your social networks? How much proud and enthusiastic gushing is endearing and how much is too much?More By Michael Oliveira

Other stuff around the web on Social Media

More social media trouble in Steubenville – CNN.com

Two teen girls are charged Tuesday with witness intimidation for allegedly threatening a rape victim in Steubenville, Ohio.Read more here.