Social media powers social causes

The short, airy-sounding tweet may seem like it packs a cotton-candy punch in the nebulous social media universe but the Mid-South Food Bank does not doubt its power. One tweet on Easter weekend, which carried a link to a story in The Commercial Appeal …Find out more from Chicago Tribune

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Some facts about Facebook: Social media giant takes IPO roadshow to the Internet

A look at some facts about the social media phenomenon: — The former Harvard-only hangout now has 901 million total active users a month. — More than half a billion people (526 million) sign onto Facebook each day. — More than half of Facebook’s …Find out more from Washington Post

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Embrace Social Media To Court Women Voters

Social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are critical for reaching women for the campaigns of both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, according to a social media monitoring firm. The candidates’ online mentions of women were …Find out more from Huffington Post

How to use social media monitoring to keep tabs on your competition

But social media (BRIAN SNYDER – REUTERS) offers a major benefit that is too often ignored: the ability to monitor the online space to glean information about your customers, your competition, and even your own company.Find out more from Washington Post (blog)

Facebook IPO Will Be Reality Check for Corporate Love Affair With Social Media

Within the corporate world, CIOs, business strategists and marketing executives have put a lot of trust—and money—into the emerging field of social media. Now, as Facebook begins a new stage of its life as a public company, the value of that …Find out more from Wall Street Journal (blog)

TV’s double vision, when 1 screen isn’t enough

Kerry Washington from the ABC’s “Scandal,” is shown on a TV monitor as an iPad displays the show page on the social media website in New York, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. TV viewing is increasingly expanding to a second screen_whether smartphone or …Find out more from Seattle Post Intelligencer

WorldMark Resale Broker Launches Social Media Based Vacation Giveaway

Selling Timeshares, Inc. has launched a vacation giveaway contest, allowing active social media participants the chance to win a 3-night stay in Las Vegas or Orlando. Alameda, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2012 Selling Timeshares, Inc., a licensed Real Estate …Find out more from San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

7 ways to protect your social media accounts

Here are a seven simple ways to protect our social media accounts from the most common issues while being a good neighbor to people in our social networks: Update accounts with unique, complex passwords. Ideally, updated passwords will contain a …Find out more from Chicago Tribune

Social Media Contest at Your Fingertips

Enter your company and it could be crowned—representing Pittsburgh—as a Social Madness champion. Here’s how. By Andrea Bosco Are you trying to improve your professional presence on the social media scene? If you’re mad for social media (like us at …Find out more from

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NYC Bans Student-Teacher Interaction on Social Media [VIDEO]

NYC Department of Education bars teachers from connecting with students from teachers’ personal social media accounts.More By Joann Pan

Social Media Marketing in 2015 | Social Media Today

Social Media Predictions Social Media Marketing Predictions for the Near Future.More By bradshorr

Niche Communities, Social Media and Community Attitude …

No matter the physical location of your business, when it comes to being interactive — we have options. We can dive into social media and start building our.More By Jamillah Warner

Leveraging Social Media to Showcase Your Expertise …

Whether you’re a casual internet user, or the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, the influence of social media on your daily life is somewhat similar: you see its usefulness and dabble in it in order to keep up with your peers. But if you’re like …More By Igor Ovsyannykov

Social Media More Dangerous Than Drink Driving (So Don’t Tweet …

Using mobile phones to access social media sites when behind the wheel can be more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol, says a new report. Research undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory and the Institute of …More By Shea Bennett