When Will Social Media Elect a President?

But should we believe the hype about social media’s impact on the 2012 election? Pew Research says no. “Cable leads the pack as campaign news source,” it concludes in a recently released 35-page report. “Twitter, Facebook play very modest roles.Find out more from Wall Street Journal

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The Oscars and social media: How online chatter is keeping live TV relevant

(Mark J. Terrill – AP) But as social media becomes increasingly intertwined with our television viewing experience, Americans also may be tuning in to such live events to make sure they don’t miss the latest Internet meme.Find out more from Washington Post (blog)

Women Take Social Media Privacy More Seriously Than Men Do

By Kristin Burnham, CIO Social media privacy awareness is increasing among Americans, according to a new study. However in the battle of the sexes, women trump men when it comes to locking down the privacy of profiles. The Pew Internet & American Life …Find out more from PCWorld

Canadians in danger of losing social media crown

Social media use is expected to rise in the US this year, making Americans No. 1 in the world, pushing Canada to second. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) TORONTO — Unless an unexpected flood of new users finally decides to join Facebook or learn to tweet, …Find out more from TheChronicleHerald.ca

UN Body Says Social Media Used to Target Youth With Drugs

By Nick Clayton Illegal Internet pharmacies are using very sophisticated techniques to target young people through social-media websites, according to the International Narcotics Control Board, which monitors the implementation of United Nations …Find out more from Wall Street Journal (blog)

Five Important Social-Media Tips to Boost Your Brand

The short answer is yes, but since there’s an ever-increasing supply of social-media real estate, the challenge is figuring out what’s brand-relevant. For instance, Tumblr and Instagram are still experimental for brands, but those with plenty of …Find out more from AdAge.com

For Success in Social Media, Just Be Yourself

by Dori Saltzman Distaste for preachy sales tactics and a natural inclination to interact with people drive a Canadian agent’s social media strategy and have resulted in better client relations. But Janet Camsell, CTC, owner of TRAVELSAVERS agency …Find out more from Travel Market Report

Do Startups Overly Embrace Social Media?

Social media marketing has magical powers. It can engage audiences, encourage conversations and drive leads and sales…or so the hype machine leads you to believe. For startups, social media is appealing because it offers lots of opportunities and, …Find out more from Forbes

Social Media Agency Maximize Social Media LLC Announces Social Media …

Social media agency announces the launch of its social media management outsourcing program, which may be offered to social media managers in need of social media management on a white label basis. Maximize Social Media’s program will save social media …Find out more from PR Web (press release)

Social Media Used to Sell Drugs to Youth

The International Narcotics Board (INCB) highlighted the social problems caused by illegal online pharmacies today in their annual report. An alarming trend the INCB sees is the use of social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook to reach out to …Find out more from Technorati

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Whistlestop Tracks Political Candidates Based On Social Media …

Now more than ever, social media has become an integral part of the political campaign, and the race has moved to the web. And according to a Pew Survey from 2011, almost half of all Americans make political decisions in part because of …More By Leena Rao

Three Social Media Lessons from Dell: It’s Not All About Sales …

Jake Wengroff serves as Global Director of Social Media Strategy and Research at Frost & Sullivan. Jake evaluates technologies, vendors, participants, markets, and end-users in the social media ecosystem. He also advises and consults with …More By JakeWengroff

FBI Searches Social Media for Insider Trading

The FBI launched Perfect Hedge Investigations, an effort to root out insider trading that includes monitoring of social networks. The emphasis on social media and online communications platforms like Skype accents how complex law …More By Dave Copeland

Careless Social Media Use May Raise Risk of Identity Fraud …

People who share too too much personal information on social media may be more susceptible to identity fraud.More By By ANN CARRNS

Homeland Security’s Long List of Social Media Watch Words …

But how about social media? You can say anything you want there, can’t you? You should be able to figure out the answer to that question. The answer is, yes, technically you can, but if you say certain things, the Department of Homeland …More By Eric Limer