Marines seek DOD guidance on social media use

(AP) — Marine Corps officials are seeking additional guidance from the Pentagon regarding service members’ use of social media amid discharge proceedings against a Camp Pendleton sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on Facebook.Find out more from The Associated Press

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Report: Pinterest is third most-visited social site

Now it’s the third most-visited social-networking site in the United States, according to a report released Thursday by Experian Marketing Services, a digital marketing firm. Pinterest, which lets its users “pin” photos and info from the Internet onto …Find out more from CNN

Social media may attract women voters

by Bree Tracey | April 06, 2012 Social media is not just for America’s youth, but also America’s women — and sites like Twitter and Facebook may be a factor in winning their votes this year considering women make up about 58 percent of social media …Find out more from Fox News (blog)

Ignorify, a social media parody that’s all too real

The video was created for the Shorty Awards ceremony – prizes that honor excellence, such as it is, in social media (I’m one of several judges). Starring Steve O’Brien and written by Matthew Semel (@MattSemel) and Lee Semel (@Semel) and directed by …Find out more from CNET

Pinterest climbs to third most popular social network

(Credit: Pinterest/ChendaNgak) Pinterest, the popular social network that features image boards, seems to be the talk of the town — and for good reason. Full coverage of Pinterest at Tech Talk Pictures: Incredible Pinterest image boards A recent …Find out more from CBS News

Second StopKony Video Shows Social Media’s Power in Joseph Kony Hunt

The viral sensation’s sequel takes critics head-on, showing results from Africa in the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony. Why this cynic is now in awe of Invisible Children’s reach. The makers of the most viral video of all time released a sequel yesterday, …Find out more from Daily Beast

Top Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, and … Pinterest?

By Angela Moscaritolo Pinterest is now the third most-popular social network in the US, behind Facebook and Twitter, according to a new report from Experian. Experian’s 2012 Digital Marketer: Benchmark and Trend Report, released Thursday, …Find out more from PC Magazine

Social media increase teens’ ability to quickly congregate

Teens were lighting up their social media feeds with plans to visit the popular shopping district straddling University City, Mo., and St. Louis. One girl noted she woke up that morning to more than 60 messages inquiring about it.Find out more from Joplin Globe

Why Combining Social Media Sites Can Be Hazardous to Your Privacy

That’s what makes this story so scary; in a world where people are sharing their personal information on so many different social media networks, all it takes is one clever developer to put all the pieces together and create the perfect stalking app.Find out more from TIME

How Oprah is Revolutionizing Social TV in Real-Time

In fact, her latest series airing on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is perhaps one of the most advanced shows in the social space right now, as she connects with her home and live audience in almost unprecedented ways. Oprah’s Lifeclass — which is …Find out more from Mashable

Blog posts about Social Media

How Ford Engages Customers With Social Media | Social Media …

Social media expert interview: Scott Monty shares how the Ford Motor Company uses Google+ and blogging to engage customers and how this impacts their business.More By Michael Stelzner

Love Social Media? Chances Are You’re Also A Fan of Chipotle …

According to a new report by Experian Hitwise, 91% of online adults now regularly use social media in some form or another. This makes social networking the top online activity in the U.S. today, with 15% of all U.S. Internet visits going to a …More By Frederic Lardinois

Should Social Media Listening Replace Your Asking Consumer …

Social media monitoring is widely used to inform customer service, product development and marketing activities. Going the next step — from mere monitoring to careful listening — can help brands uncover a wealth of additional, rich insights.More By neilglassman

Confessions of A Social Media Girl: Baby Boomers on Facebook …

The day I helped my mother set up her Facebook page was an emotional day for me. Iwas proud that she was stepping into the 21st century, and even more excited that I wouldget to use the iPad I bought her for mother’s day at my leisure.More By Veronica Button

To Succeed In Social Media, Lower Your Expectations | Forrester …

I’ve been hopscotching Europe this week, seeing clients and colleagues in London and Istanbul — but my thoughts have been in Los Angeles, where in a couple of weeks I’ll be giving a speech called “Taking Social Media From Cool To …More By Nate Elliott