Social Media Week in Review: What you may have missed

by Sree Sreenivasan February 19, 2012 2:16 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. OK, here’s the dirty little secret of social media.Find out more from CNET

Fresh Social Media news

Social media spotlighted in Rutgers suicide case

The trial of the young man accused of bullying him is unique because much of the evidence that will be used against him was found online in social media. Nineteen-year old Dharun Ravi faces 15 counts of invasion of privacy, evidence and witness …Find out more from CBS News

Paying respects on social media

Reactions to Houston’s passing (expressions of shock and sadness, remembrances, videos of her performances) overran social media sites last week. By 8pm, just an hour after Houston’s death was first reported (on Twitter), 18 per cent of all Twitter …Find out more from The Age

Linsanity: Social Media In Sports and Entertainment

Social media has tracked his success every step of the way, and it has provided an international platform for fans, pundits, the general public, and ‘traditional’ media to interact. And interact they have. The power of social media in real-time is on …Find out more from Huffington Post

Social media means more ways to fall into, out of relationships

In less than a decade, social networking has transformed how we stay in touch with friends, shop, network and gather our news. Many of the almost 1 billion users of Facebook – and the millions who use Twitter, LinkedIn or blogs – cannot imagine …Find out more from The Coloradoan

Why social media, mobile phones want your info

By Alexei Oreskovic and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO — Living in the world of social networking and mobile smartphones means trading away some of your personal information. But assessing the price of admission to join the super-networked, digital class is …Find out more from

Social media played major role in aftermath of Western Mass. tornadoes

By Lindsey Davis Within hours, hundreds of images and words of shock flooded online social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as a series of tornadoes tore across Western Massachusetts on June 1. “I saw pictures of the damage to my classmates’ …Find out more from (blog)

Social media can be a danger

Sandy Alderson, general manager of the New York Mets, caused a stir recently when he took to social media just before starting his long drive from the Big Apple to South Florida for spring training. On his newly created Twitter account, Alderson poked …Find out more from Cherry Hill Courier Post

When Social Media Met Celebrity (And Fell In Love, Authentically)

In the days before social media arrived, the national news agenda was created each day in smoke filled editorial offices, with just a little persuasion from influential owners and lobbyists. Since social media arrived many of the occupants of those …Find out more from Forbes

Samsung, Ford ahead of Nokia, Maruti in social media: NM Incite

NEW DELHI: Samsung mobile and Ford have emerged to be more popular than illustrious rivals like Nokia and Maruti Suzuki, respectively, on social media platforms in India, according to findings of NM Incite, a Nielsen-McKinsey company.Find out more from Economic Times

Blog posts about Social Media

Social Media In the Sky: KLM ‘Meet and Seat’ Program | Social …

My friend Gerard Vroomen, who lives in Amsterdam and flies KLM frequently, alerts us to KLM Meet and Seat.More By DavidMeermanScott

Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look …

In January, the FBI openly requested help from the tech community in the development of a social media application. The bureau is seeking a system that could help it sift through social networking sites for signs of potential terrorism, crime, …More By Abby Johnson

Beverly Macy: Linsanity: Social Media In Sports and Entertainment

When ESPN created an especially stupid and racially charged headline, it only took 36 hours for the fallout to begin. Thanks, in part, to the loud thunderstorm on social media.More By Beverly Macy

Hamza Kashgari, social media and the Saudis’ dual monarchy …

The pretext for this condemnation of social media is the case of the Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari, who was extradited from Malaysia to the Kingdom after tweeting about the Prophet Muhammad in a manner that the religious authorities …More By Paul Mutter

Social media experts: What do they do on a daily basis | Ask Aaron …

There are a billion social media experts on the internet. Sadly there is no such thing as a social media experts. Find out what this experts do on a daily basis.More By Aaron

Other stuff around the web on Social Media

day-1 – Social Media Week

We’ve officially began another exciting Social Media Week and Sysomos is super proud to once again be part of it. I’m Sheldon, the community manager for …Read more here.

State Of The Social Media Agency [INFOGRAPHIC]

We created a social media directory named in February 2011. It’s been one year since we launched the site. Today there are over 920.Read more here.

IBM – social media marketing solution

Marketing software that provides a centralized console for analyzing social media channels and campaigns.Read more here.