Social media bringing transparency to snow reports

DENVER — The era of social media is bringing more transparency to ski resorts’ daily snow reports, with skiers and riders using smartphone apps, websites, tweets and video to spread the word in real time, particularly if traditional reports are off.Find out more from CBS News



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When Snow Reports And Social Media Clash, Honesty Wins, Ski Resorts Pay The Price

By STEVEN K. PAULSON 03/30/12 03:12 PM ET DENVER — The era of social media is bringing more transparency to ski resorts’ daily snow reports, with skiers and riders using smartphone apps, websites, tweets and video to spread the word in real time, …Find out more from Huffington Post

Foxconn and the Curious Silence of Social Media

Taken together, this media focus pushed Apple to open up, finally revealing the names of its suppliers and joining the Fair Labor Association. Where, though, was social media in all this? Largely invisible. You would think that an Apple Spring uprising …Find out more from Huffington Post

Google+ `Macintosh’ of Social Media, Kawasaki Says

30, 2012 – March 30 (Bloomberg) — Guy Kawasaki, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures and a former marketing executive at Apple Inc., talks about Google Inc.’s Google+ and the outlook for the social-networking site.Find out more from Washington Post

If Social Media Isn’t Profitable, What’s The Point?

Social-media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have been hot subjects for business owners for the last several years. While many businesses were hesitant to buy in initially, the notion that businesses need a social-media presence has …Find out more from Fast Company

Social media: Is it too feminine?

Social media use tilts toward women, who like its sharing aspect. But a handful of entrepreneurs are trying to retool social media for men. By Chelsea Sheasley, Contributor / March 30, 2012 Lisa Longoria, of Kennewick, Wash., uses Facebook after school …Find out more from Christian Science Monitor

Social media shifts power balance in favor of consumers

Micah Solomon, a customer-service and marketing strategist, and author of the forthcoming book, “High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service,” says social media is changing the way customer service is delivered. How has customer service changed in the era …Find out more from Salt Lake Tribune

Calls for George Zimmerman Death Find Home on Social Media

Both Sanford police and the state attorney declined to comment on the social media postings. Twitter has also stayed out of the fray. “We don’t comment on individual accounts as a policy, for privacy reasons,” company spokeswoman Rachael Horwitz said.Find out more from ABC News (blog)

Tracking Twitter Among Red Flags

Among the services the company and others like it provide is a computer application that searches social media sites that athletes frequent, looking for obscenities, offensive commentary or words like “free,” which could indicate that a player has …Find out more from New York Times

Blog posts about Social Media

Top 10 Social Media-Savvy Universities [STUDY]

Harvard University is ranked as the most social media-savvy university, beating University of Pennsylvania and MIT for the top spot.More By Samantha Murphy

Bloggers Cherry-Pick From Social Media to Cast Trayvon Martin as …

For the second time in a week, a conservative blog has published excerpts from what it described as a Twitter feed maintained by Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer …More By By ROBERT MACKEY

13 Reasons Why Using Social Media for Business is Non …

13 Reasons Why Using Social Media For Business is Non Negotiable!Is there ever a time when having a social media Image presence is an option? I believe the answer is no, in this day and age as a business you can’t afford NOT to leverage …More By James Debono

How to Generate Leads from Social Media — SocialMouths

What does it take to really turn social media into business leads? Here is the roadmap to making dream connections and closing sales.More By Francisco Rosales

Huggies: What A Social Diaper Mess | Social Media Today

Image The 40% to 60% male-female split in social buzz for Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies® over the last 12 months is testimony to the number of men involved in parenting—and sharing their experience via social networks.More By Localspeak

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The Rules of Social Media Debunked | Social Media Examiner

Find out what Jason Falls has to say about the rules of social media and what you need to do to find the best social media practices for your business.Read more here.

Is Social Media Strategy Required or Redundant | social media …

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