LinkedIn: The Ugly Duckling of Social Media

LinkedIn was long an ugly duckling of social media. Investors puzzled over its hybrid consumer-and-enterprise business model, which depends on attracting consumers but selling services mainly to businesses, and its focus on the less-flashy world of …Find out more from Wall Street Journal

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Waze Proves the Power of Social Media With Real Time Map Updates

More than that, though, Waze is among the first big examples of how social media can effect positive, immediate change in our daily lives. “Maps change really slowly. Some providers update every quarter, others every year,” CEO Noam Bardin told Wired.Find out more from Wired

Review: IFTTT connects social media, photo and other Web services

Think of social media—and the Web in general, really—as a game of dominoes: One action creates an entire range of reactions. That’s what makes it so powerful…and so time-consuming, especially for those people who are trying to update a constant …Find out more from PCWorld

Liberty named finalist for excellence in social media award

Liberty University was recently named a finalist for a Shorty Award in the “Best BN (Barnes & Noble) College in Social Media” category, the only one that recognizes colleges or universities for their social media efforts. The Shorty Awards, now in …Find out more from Liberty News

Colombian social media campaign wants you to stop misspelling their country’s …

Emilio Pombo told Univision that he and three friends dreamt up the campaign after getting an invite to speak at New York’s Social Media Week as “Columbian representatives.” Fed up, the four created the Facebook page “It’s Colombia, NOT Columbia” to …Find out more from Washington Post (blog)

Social media helps track down missing Duluth dog

A tangled web of online social media meant good news Monday for Nichole Brenner of West Duluth. Nine hours after losing Ralphie, her 10-month-old King Charles cavalier spaniel, she was getting texts and calls from strangers who said he had been found.Find out more from Duluth News Tribune

Matt Bonner, social media and fandom in the 21st century

For the sport world, social media is a vital and significant medium for fans, teams, leagues and athletes. In everything from Facebook to Twitter to blogs, the online world has become a powerful shaping influence in terms of our society’s expectations …Find out more from Pounding The Rock

How Puppies and Kittens Can Save Your Social Media Strategy

In the social media workshops and trainings I facilitate, one of the most frequent questions I get is: What kinds of things really get a lot of attention on social media? Or, the dreaded: How can I make my posts “go viral?” These questions are …Find out more from Forbes

Grady shooting shows the power of social media

Here is the power and reach of social media. My daughter in New York called to alert me to a shooting at Grady High School in Atlanta as a friend of hers in North Carolina posted a Facebook note about it after getting a text from his sister, a Grady …Find out more from Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Bach case led to social media frenzy

From the onset, the Amanda Bach murder case set social media sites abuzz. Volunteers, fueled by Facebook and other posts about the missing Portage teen, came to Wheeler on Sept. 17, 2011 to aid police in their search. Once Bach’s body was found and …Find out more from Post-Tribune

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How social media can help wreck a home

One couple shares its story as recent surveys indicate Facebook is a growing factor in divorce filings.More By Mark Mellinger

Levi’s, BBVA, Ebay Top Social Media Sustainability Index …

Levi Strauss, financial company BBVA, Ebay, Danone and General Electric top the SMI-Wizness Social Media Sustainability Index 2012, an annual review analyzing how major companies use social media to communicate sustainability and …More By Environmental Leader

Important and Amazing Social Media Statistics | Digital Trends

A peak into how our obsession with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google have grown and infiltrated our lives.More By Jam Kotenko


WWE SmackDown spoilers for March 1: Social Media Special …

WWE hit Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to tape “SmackDown” last night (Feb. 26, 2013), and we’ve got complete spoilers for the show, featuring the continued build to WrestleMania 29.More By The General

CSISD to Hold Social Media Workshop For Parents

The College Station Independent School District will host a social media workshop for parents on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the CSISD boardroom (1812 Welsh).More KBTX – HomePage – Headlines