Kony video proves social media’s role as youth news source: Pew

Word of the “Kony 2012″ video spread like lightning via social media networks like Twitter and Facebook, reaching “so many Americans in a relatively short period of time,” it demonstrated the “critical role social media played, especially for adults …Find out more from msnbc.com



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Bo Xilai Sets Off China Social Media Storm as Deadline Looms

China expressed its shock, joy and disappointment on Thursday as the ouster of a once-highflying Communist Party official became the first major Chinese political scandal to unfold in the era of social media. The fall of Bo Xilai proved to be an …Find out more from Wall Street Journal (blog)

USDA responds to social media opposition to ‘pink slime’ product; gives …

Amid a growing social media storm over so-called “lean finely textured beef,” the Agriculture Department announced Thursday that, starting next fall, schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product.Find out more from Minneapolis Star Tribune

CNN takes social media crown in cable, not in ratings

NEW YORK, March 15 (TheWrap.com) – CNN accounted for almost 13 percent of all social media mentions in February, making it the most social network of all cable for the month, according to social media analytics firm Trendrr. The Republican debates and …Find out more from Chicago Tribune

Social media causing tension, jealousy in relationships

AP While social media can make us feel more connected to loved ones, it also can cause some relationships to unravel, experts suggest. According to Dr. Scott Bea, a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic, when social media and social lives …Find out more from Fox News

Public Safety Sees Opportunity, Pitfalls in Social Media

By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Law enforcement agencies are looking for ways to mine social media to look for threats, but those speaking at a conference on Wednesday suggested that an equally important issue might be trying to control authorities who are …Find out more from PCWorld (blog)

BroadVision Promotes Hybrid Public-Private Enterprise Social Networking

BroadVision is broadening its enterprise social networking platform beyond private conversations to include public and semi-private ones. As a company with roots in previous waves of e-commerce and portal technology, BroadVision has established a new …Find out more from InformationWeek

Questions Raised Over Social Media Value After Kony Video Goes Viral

One of the fastest-spreading videos on the Web that peaked last week with millions of views but then quickly dropped off raises questions about the value of social media. A viral video advocating for the arrest of a central Africa warlord failed to …Find out more from NBC Los Angeles

6 Social Sites Sitting On The Cutting Edge

By now, your company likely has an established presence on the 800-pound gorillas of social networking, Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you have even developed custom Facebook apps or are using Twitter as a customer service tool.Find out more from InformationWeek

Is Facebook part of your estate? States weigh laws to govern social media …

Like the Oklahoma law, the Nebraska bill would allow friends or relatives to take control of social media accounts if the deceased person lived in the state. The measure would treat Facebook, Twitter and email accounts as digital assets that could be …Find out more from Washington Post

Blog posts about Social Media

Facebook Is No Longer Just Social Media | Social Media Today

Facebook, in my opinion, has evolved away from the social media circle.More By Jason Blount

CNN Takes Social Media Crown in Cable … But Where Are the …

CNN accounted for almost 13 percent of all social media mentions for the month, thanks to primaries and debates.More By Lucas Shaw

PixyKids raises $3M for a social media platform just for kids …

PixyKids has raised $3 million to develop its social platform for kids ages six to 12. It is built on the idea that kids want to socialize, even though they’re too young for Facebook.More By Dean Takahashi

Social Media with the Eyes of the Diabetes Blogger: Interview …

In the first part of my series (I ask medical professionals and e-patients about how they use social media presented through practical examples and suggestions), a rheumatologist told us how he uses social media day by day. Now here is Kerri …More By Dr. Bertalan Meskó

Social media is about social science not technology. | Social Media …

In 2007, I wrote a post entitled, “Social Media is About Sociology Not Technology.” It’s a statement that after five years, I thankfully continue to see shared every day on Twitter. As time passed and experience matured, I amended that statement …More By BrianSolis

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Mobile – HootSuite – Social Media Dashboard for Teams using Twitter

HootSuite – Social Media Dashboard. With HootSuite, you can monitor keywords, manage multiple Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Ping.fm and …Read more here.