Nick Cannon signs on to judge social media’s Shorty Awards

The Shortys recognize the best content producers on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube, Quora and the rest of the social web. “Bribing the judge is always beautiful,” Cannon noted, after listing the ways social media has been good to him.Find out more from Los Angeles Times

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Identity Fraud Victims are Smartphone, Social Media Users: Report

A Javelin Strategy report found that smartphone owners and social media users are likely to become victim of identity theft. Social media and mobile devices may be putting consumers at greater risk for identity fraud, according to a Feb.Find out more from eWeek

Social Media and Smartphone Users Experiencing Increased Identity Fraud

Javelin’s 2012 Identity Fraud Report suggests consumers’ risky behavior with social media and mobile technology may be contributing to an increase in identity fraud. By Olivia LaBarre Consumers’ social media and mobile behavior may be putting them at …Find out more from Banktech

Social Media Agency The Targeted Group Recognized for Leading Social Media …

The Targeted Group’s Targeted ESP™ (Enterprise Social Port) platform was selected by Altimeter Group as a top social media management system in “A Strategy for Managing Social Media Proliferation.” The Targeted Group’s Targeted ESP™ (Enterprise …Find out more from San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Business Benefits and Risks of Social Media Are Explored in New ACE USA Podcast

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ACE USA, the US-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, today announced the availability of a new podcast exploring potential business benefits and risks of using social media.Find out more from MarketWatch (press release)

Homeland Analysts Told to Monitor Policy Debates in Social Media

One category is discussion on social media networks of “policy directives, debates and implementations related to DHS.” It is not clear whether the department has produced such reports. Matthew Chandler, a department spokesman, said Wednesday that in …Find out more from New York Times

Social Media Lessons: Always On, Always Be Careful

By Steven Burke, CRN February 23, 2012 If ever there was a cautionary tale on the dangers of using social media, it is the case of solution provider Tommy Jordan. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that Jordan is the father who posted a …Find out more from CRN (blog)

3 Reasons Self-Publishing Authors Need Social Media

Outskirts Press introduces a new Author Platform Set-up through Social Media option to help all authors, self-publishing and otherwise, take advantage of the power of social media to establish their author platform. Social media represents a huge …Find out more from San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Blog posts about Social Media

What to Do When Your Social Media Strategy Is Successful [VIDEO]

Much is written about how to craft a social media strategy for business, but when things do go well, what’s the next step? Amber Naslund, author of “The Now Revolution,” discusses her tips.More By Mashable Video

Tackling the Question of Social Media ROI: Change Your Goals …

Let’s face it: one of the biggest challenges social media faces is the question of return on investment.More By brightoak

Nick Cannon signs on to judge social media’s Shorty Awards …

Nick Cannon will be among those judging this year’s Shorty Awards in March. Nick Cannon has joined the Real-Time Academy, which presents the Shorty Awards for social media.More By Christie D’Zurilla

Social Media: Career Boost or Time Suck? | Social Media Explorer

Are young people naturally more equipped to use social media for work purposes or just potential victims of social time suck?More By Heather Rast

Prison » Top Social Media Websites Caught Censoring …

Now, even social media site Reddit – which helped launch the anti-Sopa Internet blackout and publicize GoDaddy’s slimy Sopa support – is doing the same thing. As just one example, posts from this website are being censored by Reddit.More By admin