Social Media Week in Review: What you may have missed

by Sree Sreenivasan February 26, 2012 12:50 PM PST Follow @sree Since it’s so hard to keep up with everything that’s shared on social media, here’s a weekly guide to things that may have passed you by. Bot or Not tries to guess whether a Twitter …Find out more from CNET

Fresh Social Media news

O’Brien: Social media in 2012 elections will make 2008 look like the…

But the fact that Obama’s campaign took the time to assemble a Spotify playlist is an example of how the use of social media has shifted and dramatically expanded from 2008. Yes, the use of social media was a big part of the narrative of that election.Find out more from

Brutal Truth About Social Media: It’s OK to Be Antisocial

Plenty of people shared the Q&A via social media, spurred on in part by a tweet from our official Twitter account, @adage, as well as a plug from @okgo. Beyond retweeting us, some people responded to the band and to Ad Age on Twitter.Find out more from

Social media makes complaints easier

AP COLUMBUS — Social media is providing new opportunities for residents in central Ohio and elsewhere to take their complaints to city hall without actually setting foot there. In Dublin, fewer residents are showing up at city council meetings but …Find out more from Coshocton Tribune

How to Pick Influence Leaders in Social Media: Zsolt Katona

Enlarge image Communities in a local phone call network Communities in a local phone call network Communities in a local phone call network The currency of social media is influence. Credit-card companies offer rewards to customers with a high …Find out more from Bloomberg

Social media seminars coming to Peter Becker…

By BRIAN BINGAMAN Moyer Indoor/Outdoor marketing coordinator Diana Bernecker, who also has her own DLB Creative marketing business, added another common question asked by those new to social media. “The issue for small businesses is how do I find time …Find out more from The Reporter

Social networking site Pinterest sending traffic to small biz

While at first it was just for fun, it’s now become a money-maker – - thanks in large part to the social networking site Pinterest. “It really started to get huge,” Early said. “Seventy-five percent of my viewership is from Pinterest directly, …Find out more from KSL-TV

5 Clever Social Media Campaigns To Learn From

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. You don’t have to be in the market for a Super Bowl ad to learn the world’s …Find out more from Mashable

Drivers turn motor skills to social media

Thumbs and fingers fly on cellphones and keyboards as the social media universe hums with thousands of tweets and posts from drivers, teams and fans. Drivers like Mark Martin and Austin Dillon held contests for tickets on Twitter and Facebook.Find out more from Daytona Beach News-Journal

Student Essay: Social media and the spread of democracy

By ELLIS SMITH Over the past several years, social media has become an increasingly prominent element of the democratic process. From playing a key role in the election of President Obama in 2008 to synchronizing the revolutions that swept the Middle …Find out more from Monterey County Herald

Blog posts about Social Media

Influencing SEO via the “Other” Social Media Sites ‹ PhotoShelter Blog

Of course, all these social media platforms have a different set of rules for what types of content sharing and self-promotion work best. We could fill another guide with social media optimizations (oh wait, we did! The Photographer’s Social …More By Allen Murabayashi

Tonight’s Oscar Predictions, According To Social Media [Infographic …

As Hollywood is preparing to roll out the red carpet tonight, the world is abuzz with talk about which films, actors and actresses are going to take home tonight’s Academy Awards. Flowtown, in partnership with Column Five, has turned to social …More By Megan O’Neill

There is no social media dance floor – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Are social media sites destined to always be the online equivalent of a seventh-grade dance? Men on … The numbers suggest that, instead, women will soon overrun the dance floor of social media sites — and what’s more, be the DJs, too.More By William A. Jacobson

Photo Centric Social Networks are Looking … – Social Media Today

By [email protected] Since the emergence of the first social network, photos and videos have always been an integral part of the experience and draw.More Social Media Today – The world’s…

When It Comes To Social Media, Women Do It Better

In the world of social media, women have shown that they are more adept at managing their reputations and editing their connections.More By Lindsay Cross

Other stuff around the web on Social Media

Social Media & Networking for Attorneys & Law Firms : Real …

Each time a new social networking medium becomes popular, people will discuss how it can be used by businesses for marketing. Pinterest, a pinboard- styled …Read more here.