How Social Media Made Joseph Kony The Web’s Most Hated Man

By Erica Orden and Nicholas Bariyo (A live chat about the impact of the Kony 2012 campaign is happening at 3 pm ET today, featuring WSJ’s social media editor Emily Steel and international editor Eduardo Kaplan. Ask your questions now.) …Find out more from Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Social media and the Lord’s Resistance Army

But distilling a complex regional problem such as the Lord’s Resistance Army into social-media-friendly hashtags and Facebook updates will unfortunately cause more damage than the good it is aiming to achieve. It’s admirable how many people are willing …Find out more from The Guardian

Social media has the power to misinform but it can also provide tools to save …

I have been a fan of social media for a long time. I use it myself to follow events.” The response of the so-called Twitterverse to disaster events has been well chronicled. For years, mainstream media outlets and government agencies have also been …Find out more from Sydney Morning Herald

KONY 2012 video whips up social media firestorm

The spread of the video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, is all about the power of social networking, analysts say. “Social networks are incredibly powerful and carry a lot of weight in forming public …Find out more from Computerworld

Kony 2012: can social media stop a killer?

LOS ANGELES – With “Kony 2012,” social media has taken on its next mission impossible: stopping an international child-killer. To which we can only say: Why not? After fomenting revolution in Iran (a green one), toppling a government in Egypt, …Find out more from

Social media meets old media:

Its Media Decoder blog writes that: Hughes “will become publisher and the editor in chief of the magazine, and Richard Just will remain the editor. Martin Peretz, who was editor in chief from 1975 until 2010, when his title was changed to editor in …Find out more from NPR (blog)

Advocacy Media: Social Equity Translates to Social Lobbying: From Warlord to …

Following such a rapidly developing story with cutting edge social media measuring tools creates an interesting and active issue environment. No longer limited by time and space constraints, Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms are clearly the …Find out more from MarketWatch (press release)

South by Southwest: Social media startups will have to share spotlight

March 9 (Bloomberg) — Social-media startups will need to share the spotlight this year at South by Southwest Interactive, the annual technology geekfest that catapulted Twitter Inc. to stardom in 2007. Rock Health, an incubator focused on health-care …Find out more from Washington Post

Social media challenges jury trials, possible solutions

By Pedram Tabibi ⋅ March 9, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment The proliferation of social media use has made waves in business and in the law. Social media’s impact on the law in particular continues to grow and evolve. One growing social media legal trend is …Find out more from Long Island Business News

Dell powers Red Cross social media command center

The Red Cross also envisions the curated social media data feeds as a tool to spot trends that could indicate where needs will arise in an emergency zone, and to engage with victims to connect them with food, water, shelter or other needs.Find out more from

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Social Media Demographics [Infographic] | Search Engine Journal just sent us a really interesting infographic called A Case Study in Social Media Demographics. I know you all …More By Melissa Fach

How to get over social media writer’s block

There are six reasons why you’ll have chronic writer’s block when it comes to producing content to feed your social media dragons: blog, Twitter and Facebook. Once you recognize some of these reasons within yourself, you can break out of …More By Chris Abraham

Japan Earthquake Social Media Coverage: Disaster By The …

When disaster struck Japan, online reactions to the earthquake and tsunami coursed through Twitter in near-record time.More By The Huffington Post News Editors

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Social Media Training Tip #14: A More Productive Social Media …

Social Media Training Tip #15 A More Engaging Social Media Presence Needless to say, your small business’s social media marketing strategy’s main goal should be to attract new customers to your business and to retain old ones. This is …More By SteveMacDonald

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Africa Renewal Magazine | A social media boom begins in Africa

Africans are coupling their already extensive use of cell phones with a more recent and massive interest in social media — Internet-based tools and platforms …Read more here.