New GOP Facebook app targets Obama’s social-media dominance

Barack Obama won the social-media battle decisively in 2008. Republicans are trying to strike back, unveiling the Social Victory Center app on Facebook. By David Grant, Staff writer / May 1, 2012 A screenshot of the Social Victory Center login.Find out more from Christian Science Monitor

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Social Media Awards 2012 – STAR Social Media Campaign Recognition

STAR Translation Services is delighted to announce its social media team has been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards 2012. Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 STAR was recently nominated for the Bord Gáis Energy Social Media …Find out more from San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Obama’s secret trip made its way to social media, but got tamped down

But by mid-morning word was filtering out through the warp-speed social medium of Twitter that Obama was already in Kabul. The first to tweet was the Afghanistan news site TOLOnews which reported: “United States President Barack Obama has arrived in …Find out more from Washington Post

2012 Election: A Social Media ScoreCard Putting Up the Numbers for Romney and …

It is fascinating to watch the manner in which social media are affecting the political landscape. They are causing a gradual transformation in how we perceive — and ultimately elect — our candidates for public office. Several weeks ago, when Rick …Find out more from Huffington Post

Social Media is Key For Marketers (But Not How You Might Think)

By Beth Carter NEW YORK — In the middle of the real social-media boom, advertisers and marketers are still getting a feel for how it can best be used to reach their audiences. Curtis Hougland, the CEO of the PR firm Attention, told Wired’s Disruptive …Find out more from Wired News

China rushes to erase activist from social media

As word of Chen Guangcheng’s flight surfaced and spread last Friday, admirers rushed to popular Chinese social media to cheer him on — and the censors swung into action to block key phrases. —CHEN GUANGCHENG: China’s most popular microblog site, …Find out more from The Associated Press

Business to Business Social Media Program Offered by Social Media Agency …

Leading social media agency Maximize Social Media LLC announced its business to business social media program today, providing needed management for businesses focused on b2b. The agency will provide social media consulting services for LinkedIN while …Find out more from Seattle Post Intelligencer

Social media jobs in hospitality: Facebook fans wanted!

By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY Reporter Doreen Hemlock spoke to several hotel social media directors in South Florida about their jobs and what it takes to succeed. My favorite quote came from Emily Taffel, who in December became the social-media …Find out more from USA TODAY

New Social Media Policy Restricts Teacher-Student Contact

The guidelines do not ban teachers from using social media and, in fact, recognize that social media can offer tremendous pedagogical benefits. But they do reflect growing concerns about the instantaneous electronic ease with which teachers can …Find out more from New York Times

Social Media Breathes New Life Into Products No Longer on Shelves

Until recently, these consumers had little recourse other than to register complaints with manufacturers’ service centers, but now, thanks to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as company-run Internet chat lines, beauty companies are …Find out more from New York Times

Blog posts about Social Media

Movember: How Mustaches and Social Media Raise Awareness for …

Every November, men around the world grow mustaches and turn to social media to mobilize friends and family to donate to the cause.More By Lauren Drell

Evolving Social Media Analytics: Insights from Marshall Sponder …

Image Social media analytics is rapidly evolving, always challenging the ways marketers measure and draw insights from web and social media. To get the inside scoop on the current state of social analytics we turned to analytics guru …More By mlewis1

Free speech, social media collide at Goodyear school

Free speech, social media collide at Goodyear school, Schools trying to balance student privacy, right to expression and protecting students from bullying. {bnl} Arizona anti-stalking bill passed by lawmakers.More By Eddi Trevizo

IBM unveils software with capabilities on social media, cloud …

The solution, according to IBM was designed to help organizations quickly begin incorporating the collaborative and intelligent capabilities of social media, mobile computing and cloud computing into their enterprise applications.More By adekunle

The World Social Media Map – SocialTimes

The latest figures by Comscore show it’s the largest social network in all but seven countries around the world. As more of the world gets online, they’re also catching the social media bug. Last October, 55 per cent of online users visited the …More By Guest