Social media changing the face of criminal justice

Cases like Calahan’s are becoming increasingly common as people communicate more and more via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, leaving behind a record that can end up in the hands of police, prosecutors and defense attorneys.Find out more from The Virginian-Pilot



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Social media? There’s an ETF for that

Facebook is the elephant in the social media sector and the social media sector is one of the fastest growth industries in the world. Facebook already has attracted over 900 million subscribers. Investors have been looking for a way to invest in the …Find out more from Globe and Mail

Social media addicts use on the loo

Social media addicts use on the loo Updated: 09:15, Tuesday May 29, 2012 First thing in the morning, watching TV, on the toilet and one last time before going to bed. These are the times and places that many people access their social media accounts, …Find out more from Sky News Australia

Veteran Central: A Career-Oriented Social Network for Vets

Every week we post a list of social media and web job opportunities. While we publish a huge range of job listings, we’ve selected some of the top social media job opportunities from the past two weeks to get you started. Happy hunting!Find out more from Mashable

China tightens grip on social media with new rules

By Katie Hunt, for CNN A woman views the Chinese social media website Weibo at a cafe in Beijing in April. Hong Kong (CNN) — Users of Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like micro-blogging service, now have to abide by new rules aimed at preventing …Find out more from CNN

There’s ads on social media?

FACEBOOK continues to reign supreme as Australia’s most popular social media website and Victorians are among the networking giant’s biggest fans. On average, Victorians have 253 Facebook friends or social media followers each, the most in the country, …Find out more from Sydney Morning Herald

Where’s the ‘dislike’ button for social-media bragging?

Question: Why do people feel the need to use social media to constantly brag about their lives? I can’t tell you how many pictures of bouquets and dinners and chocolates popped up on my Facebook feed around Valentine’s Day — on top of the already …Find out more from Philadelphia Inquirer

Hurricane forecasters lean on social media to spread the news

By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel With the hurricane season off to an early start, the National Hurricane Center’s social-media pages were already buzzing with updates, photos and maps. Tropical Storm Beryl moved across North Florida on Monday, …Find out more from Orlando Sentinel

Small businesses still not social media savvy

Social media is playing an increasing role in the marketing efforts of small business and consuming an increasing share of the marketing budget, but most SMBs’ use of social media is relatively simplistic and lacking in metrics, according to the 2012 …Find out more from iTWire

E-retailer Uses Social Media for Crowdsourcing and Profits

by Claudia Bruemmer | May 28, 2012 5:16 PM PST Fab.com, a design e-retailer, is succeeding at creating traffic and sales by using innovative social media marketing tactics. This is a strategy that can be used by any ecommerce merchant, …Find out more from TopTenWholesale News

Blog posts about Social Media

More on social media and the presidential contest in Mexico – Blogs

The use of social media in the context of the presidential contest south of the border has yielded some interesting results for the observer of politics. Here is a column about the role of social media during presidential campaigns. Academics …More By Arturo Gallardo

Is Social Media The New Face Of Divorce? « CBS Pittsburgh

As millions of people get involved with social media, there are some new issues coming to light. The sites include Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more and the social media world continues to grow.More By caseyshea9

Memorial Day Thoughts From SME | Social Media Explorer

A happy Memorial Day to you all, especially those who might be somber today because of a loved one lost in the service of his or her country. Know that they did not die in vain. Whether in combat or not, stateside or abroad, each person who …More By Jason Falls

New Social Media Guidelines for Doctors | Business 2 Community

Last year, I wrote a post about 7 ways doctors can improve their online reputation. The American Medical Association published a social media policy earlier.More By Todd William

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Social media metrics: Find out what you need to track to determine the success of your social media marketing.Read more here.