Social Media Butterflies Need Content Plans

More and more small businesses are becoming social media butterflies, trying to grow their business by flitting from one social media platform to another. Flittering from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to Google+ to the next big social media platform …Find out more from

Fresh Social Media news

Group turns to social media to rally support for Papa John’s amid liberal backlash

The conservative group has hatched a social media-based campaign that centers on encouraging people to buy a pizza pie at a Papa John’s store, taking a photo of the outing and then posting it on a Facebook page or tweeting it. “We just wanted to stand …Find out more from Fox News

Social Media Game Plan Equals Higher Profits

Social media is why some companies fail and others succeed, according to author Mark Fidelman. In his new book, Socialized! How the Most Successful Businesses Harness The Power of Social, due out Nov. 15, Fidelman writes about how successful …Find out more from InformationWeek

How social data is changing the way we do business

It’s a familiar litany now, that the openness and transparency of social media will unleash a wide range of compelling outcomes for our organizations, if we’ll only embrace it. While there is little doubt that social media is one of the great …Find out more from ZDNet

China’s State Council Says `No Comment’ to Social Media

Is it possible to understand public opinion without actually having to listen to it? In the corridors of Chinese power, the answer is yes. Take the curious case of China’s State Council, the country’s highest governmental body, and its recent move to …Find out more from Bloomberg

BC turns to social media for tsunami warnings

VICTORIA — The province is planning a social media push and new email notifications to send out warnings the next time a tsunami threatens coastal communities. Justice Minister Shirley Bond and Emergency Management B.C. director of operations Chris …Find out more from Vancouver Sun

People ‘unliking’ Romney on Facebook

The former governor’s team hasn’t been doing much on social media lately to persuade people to stick around. After a flurry of activity leading up to the election, his official Facebook and Twitter accounts went silent for four days afterward. On …Find out more from CNN

Can Social Media Make #PolarBearWeek the Next Shark Week?

Though Polar Bear Week doesn’t have Shark Week’s 25-year history, it does have one big advantage starting off: social media. aims to use new media to rapidly build awareness for the devastating effects climate change is having on the lives …Find out more from Mashable

Catholic Bishops Get Crash Course in Social Media

The majority of Catholics use social media, but only the most ardent visit Catholic sites, which typically do a poor job of attracting fallen-away Catholics and those searching for a faith connection. The statistics came from a study released just …Find out more from

Social Media Shows Strong Growth In Contracting

Analyzing opportunities from 2008 through 2012, Deltek shows particularly heavy social media use in higher education, general government, economic development, transportation, social services, and health care. Comparing state and local government …Find out more from govWin (blog)

Blog posts about Social Media

Social media followers: Beware the tweeting crowds | The Economist

IF YOU think money can’t buy you friends, think again. In the online world, it’s possible to purchase a crowd of fans. One thousand cost only $18 on average,…More By C. S.-W.

Social Media Isn’t Dead: It’s Boring

What people maybe thought they were getting was a book about social media and social networks, about marketing and campaigns. Some people believe that’s what Julien and I do. Social media are a set of tools. They’re not all that …More By ceb

Social Media Morning Report | Social Media Today

Post-election, Mitt Romney is losing 847 Facebook “likes” per hour:More By Adam Chapman

How to Simplify Your Social Monitoring | Social Media Examiner

Social Monitoring: Learn about two real-time social analytic tools and how they can give you the information you need to stand out among your peers.More By Laura Roeder

Social Media Week Announces 2013 Theme

If you’ve just recovered from Social Media Week 2012′s events, then you’ll be glad to hear about the theme for 2013.More By Jamillah Knowles

Other stuff around the web on Social Media

Social Media’s Role in the 2012 US Election: Obama Breaks …

Barack Obama locked down a second term at the ballot box and finished his campaign as the victor of the social media race with his opponent, Mitt Romney.Read more here.