Social Media Shows Divided Support for Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal

Analytics from OhMyGov show a divided social media opinion of the congressman and his budget, with social media commentary staying tight at 34.3 percent positive, 32.2 percent neutral, and 33.3 percent negative over the past week.Find out more from Huffington Post (blog)

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Trayvon Martin: Doing justice, having faith in social media

“Social media is changing the way we amass public outcry,” he says. The pastor has a point. Twenty-four hours after Bobby Rush put on his hoodie on the House floor, half a million people had seen his principled protest on YouTube.Find out more from Washington Post

Should potential employers have access to your social network?

Social networking has become a way of life for many, and it has shifted the way people interact. In the past, the boundaries between what was personal and what was work-related were clear. A recent article about employers who ask for Facebook passwords …Find out more from Houston Chronicle (blog)

Social Media Gives Industrial Companies Competitive Advantage, Says Thomas …

NEW YORK, Mar 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Industrial companies that hesitate to embrace social media, believing that competitors are not using these platforms, are in danger of losing business opportunities, according to recent research from Thomas …Find out more from MarketWatch (press release)

Social Networking Takes Center Stage at P&G

By Lauren Coleman-Lochner on March 29, 2012 Sales of Procter & Gamble’s (PG) Pepto-Bismol had been flat or declining for several years when in 2010, P&G marketers noticed that social media chatter about the pink indigestion reliever was occurring on …Find out more from BusinessWeek (blog)

New Social Media Study: Significant Increase in Use of Social Media for Job …

SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The second annual survey on “Use of Social Media and Mobile by Healthcare Professionals” released today by AMN Healthcare, (NYSE:AHS) the nation’s innovator in workforce solutions, shows significant …Find out more from MarketWatch (press release)

Va. Police: Social-Media Policy Is Part of ‘Virtual Character Check’

This growing controversy is also at the center of proposed legislation in at least two states — Illinois and Maryland — that would ban government agencies from seeking social network access from their potential employees. Civil rights groups are also …Find out more from Insurance Journal

Social Media Works, Advisors Say

Moving beyond the hype and regulatory angst, financial advisors are landing new clients via social media, according to Registered Rep.’s latest research. Social media is gaining momentum with financial advisors, new research by Registered Rep. and …Find out more from Registered Rep.

Summary Box: Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Japanese leader discuss social media’s …

HELP OUT: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Japanese told Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda that Japan’s massive tsunami inspired him to seek more ways for his social network to help people hit by natural disasters, by helping people keep in touch and …Find out more from Washington Post

Blog posts about Social Media

[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics

If you are part of your company’s IT organization, chances are you wish you would have had this infographic that explains some of the basics about social media …More By David Strom

Social Media Spam Slamming Republican Candidates

The Republican candidates still in the race for the White House are getting slammed with social media spam.More By Alex Fitzpatrick

Google Play Includes Social Sharing | Social Media Today

By [email protected] Google Play begins to rollout globally today offering a condensed source for content from the previous Android market and other Google products. Digital content gets a new platform within Play, by combining a user’s Google music, e-books, …More Social Media Today – The world’s…

Some Basics on Social Media Security [Infographic] | Search Engine …

Veracode released an infographic with what I think is some downright serious information (imagine that with my slight Texas accent). …More By Melissa Fach

Insights from 11 million consumer conversations | Social Media …

Bazaarvoice’s latest research reveals interesting insights about online and offline shoppers.More By Jason Falls

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5 Social Media Tips for Finding and Engaging Your Target Audience …

Social media research: Discover where your target audience spends their time online and where to spend your marketing dollars for the best investment.Read more here.