Social media trend watch: Get on board with Pinterest

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2012 – Just when you thought you’d gotten a handle on social media by getting on Facebook and maybe giving Twitter a try, along comes Pinterest. It is the fastest growing social media website in Internet history.Find out more from Washington Times

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Avon Is Late to Social Media’s Party

The New York-based beauty company has dabbled with iPhone and Android apps for smaller brands like Mark and has developed e-catalogs, but sales representatives say it isn’t doing enough to help them win customers through new tools like social media, …Find out more from Wall Street Journal

VendAsta – Media Distribution Solutions Partnership Brings Total Solution to …

Social Media content and technology, in a single easy to deploy offering, is the promise of a new partnership between VendAsta Technologies and Media Distribution Solutions. The partnership offers digital marketing companies the ability to source …Find out more from Houston Chronicle

Wasting Time on Social Media? You Need a Plan

by Sophie Bujold This is the first in a series on social media – the business strategy, by travel industry consultant Sophie Bujold. For the past several years, social media has been on a fast track to popularity with small business marketers.Find out more from Travel Market Report

Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill

By Sarah Breitenbach ASSOCIATED PRESS ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites such as Facebook.Find out more from Austin American-Statesman

At drupa, Social Media Will Help Xerox Share the Experience

Throughout the show, the company intends to maintain an equally high profile in the realm of social media—a venue that’s as vital to its drupa strategy as its physical space in Messe Düsseldorf. Relying heavily on Twitter, and deploying a battery of …Find out more from What They Think

Social Media Agency Maximize Social Media LLC Opens Los Angeles Office

Social Media Agency Maximize Social Media LLC announced that it opened a Los Angeles office. The new West coast office will enable the social media management firm to continue its rapid growth on the West coast. Social media agency Maximize Social …Find out more from Virtual-Strategy Magazine

What type of content should you put on social media channels?

By Olga Khazan On Small Business has a new feature in which young entrepreneurs will answer common questions about small business owners’ social media needs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only …Find out more from Washington Post (blog)

Protect Your Clients: Social-Media Tips for the Heavily Regulated

Companies in heavily regulated industries, such as financial services and pharmaceuticals, are looking for safer social-media options. While the promise of real-time engagement with customers is appealing, social presents regulatory challenges.Find out more from

Blog posts about Social Media

33% of U.S. Consumers Use Social Media for Health Care Info …

For one-third of U.S. consumers recently surveyed, social media networks like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are a valuable source of medical information. These users also use social share their opinions on doctors, treatments, and more.More By Miranda Miller

Social Media and Social Loneliness | Psychology Today

Are Social Media Increasing Loneliness or Merely Exposing It? By Christopher Lane, Ph.D….More By Christopher Lane, Ph.D.

Social media fosters healing after suicide

Social media fosters healing after suicide, As recently as five years ago, grief and bewilderment over a suicide would normally be a private matter. The Internet and social networking have changed that.More By Cathryn Creno

Unknown, Unliked, and Untrusted: Why? | Social Media Today

This is my dog, Maui. We’re not best friends. Not even close.Last week Maui lived in a kennel at the SPCA. When I saw that face, I just had to rescue her.More By FeldmanCreative

Leverage Social Media To Show Your Expertise -

I read somewhere that the social media experts are as real as unicorns. A true social media expert has to know which platform is the best for a brand.More By Martin Michalik

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Social Media Marketing: How to Set Priorities |

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr: Feeling a little overwhelmed by social media? You’re not alone. Here’s how one expert handles it.Read more here.