Teachers embrace social media in class

By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY As social media become nearly inescapable on college campuses, a pair of recently published studies supports what many professors already have concluded: Students using Facebook or text messaging during a lecture tend …Find out more from USA TODAY

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Social Media Add Twist To Publicity Tango for ‘Evita’

By BARBARA CHAI For the coming Broadway revival of the musical “Evita,” the producers aim to explore fresh ways to use social media to market the show to both English- and Spanish-speaking audiences. Lead producers Scott Sanders and Hal Luftig say they …Find out more from Wall Street Journal

Aussie social network taking on world, plans $10m IPO

The social network Kondoot, which describes itself as a mix between Facebook, Skype and YouTube, has unveiled plans to take on the world with a $10 million initial public offering (IPO). Founded in Brisbane by friends Mark Cracknell, 21, …Find out more from Marketing magazine Australia

Social media increases risk of ID theft

This is the ninth year of Javelin’s examination of identity fraud, and for the first time the research firm looked at social media and mobile phone behavior. Javelin found that people are making it easier for identity thieves to piece together the …Find out more from Rutland Herald

The social media virtual pin-board

Social media has already created much disruption, and it has also led to many very innovative new applications and services. Unlike the traditional media, where printing presses and broadcasting facilities are limited to a few media barons, …Find out more from Technology Spectator

Social Media Manager Tutorial on Facebook Timeline for Brands to be Hosted by …

Social Media Managers are encouraged to join the free webinar tutorial on the upcoming changes to Facebook Timeline for Brands. Leading social media agency Maximize Social Media is hosting the webinar that will be held Wednesday, March 7, …Find out more from PR Web (press release)

Social media key to ‘balanced ag view’

“You don’t have to spend your life on social media to make a difference,” she says. “It’s about telling people what you are doing on your farm and providing a balanced view of the industry.” Fish Creek dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll agrees, but admits he …Find out more from Stock and Land

Social media offer new challenges, opportunities

Good morning, I had a lively conversation the other day with about 70 of my colleagues on a topic that a decade ago didn’t exist: “social media.” Twitter, Facebook and blogging have become part of the everyday life of many of our journalists.Find out more from Indianapolis Star

Social media vital for revolutions: Tony Blair

By Rachel King, ZDNet US on March 5th, 2012 (9 mins ago) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, using the speech as a chance to explain how technology has changed the world and how social media …Find out more from ZDNet Australia

Push to stop social media gag

LEADING Victorian media outlets have called on the state parliament not to restrict the use of social media during parliamentary proceedings. The call comes as MPs and reporters fear an inquiry into social media sites such as Twitter will ban the sites …Find out more from The Australian

Blog posts about Social Media

Small Business Social Media Marketing – 6 Pitfalls to Avoid …

Small Business Social Media Marketing can help organizations grow and become more efficient in a number of ways. However small businesses have made mistakes and.More By James Debono

Guy Kawasaki Explains How Entrepreneurs Are Getting Social …

Guy Kawasaki wears many hats. He’s the founder of Alltop.com, a bestselling author on social media and marketing, and still somehow manages to fit in about 75 speaking engagements each year. Here, Inc.com reporter Eric Markowitz …More By Eric Markowitz

Social media benefiting Merrimack police – NashuaTelegraph.com

By [email protected] (The Nashua Telegraph) MERRIMACK – Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, a caller reported to Merrimack police that two.More Nashuatelegraph.com: Local News,…

Revealed: the election day social media comments referred to police …

The potential Election Act breaches include two Facebook status updates, one Facebook comment, and a pseudonymous tweet.More By Toby Manhire

Other stuff around the web on Social Media

Social Media | SmartBlogs

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Social Media — tracks feedback from leading marketers about social media practices and …Read more here.

Has Social Media Lost Its Finesse? | Social Media Today

Social media started with an ability to connect us in a era when we were all divided. The wrath of factory mindset had placed the individual behind everyone.Read more here.

How grass-roots social media are extending the GOP race – CNN

Why isn’t the Republican presidential race over already?At this point in 1996, after weighing a divided field, Republicans had coalesced around Bob Dole, even …Read more here.