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For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope

Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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i i hide captionOjibwe.net contributor Margaret Noodin says having a presence on websites like Facebook gives the group a chance to reach younger generations. The group seeks to preserve Anishinaabemowin, an endangered Native American language. Facebook Ojibwe.net contributor Margaret Noodin says having a presence on websites like Facebook gives the group a chance to reach [...]

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10 Social Media PR Lessons From #OITNB

Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Looking to connect, bond and create brand advocates? You might learn a social media lesson or 10 from the hashtag #OITNB. The Netflix original television series, “Orange is the New Black”, has more than its recent 12 Emmy nominations to brag about. The show’s social media team, fans and cast do a breakthrough job at [...]

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Social media has changed the way that war reporting works — and that’s a good thing

Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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We’ve been writing for a long time at Gigaom about the ways in which the web and social media have changed the practice of journalism, so it’s nice to see the New York Times recognizing some of that. In a recent piece, media writer David Carr notes that real-time social tools like Twitter and YouTube [...]

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William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

Posted by admin - July 27, 2014 - Mashable
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Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first. Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. “I’m not quite sure why [...]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service

Posted by admin - July 27, 2014 - Mashable
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The terms of service, also known as the document you’re supposed to read before signing up for a site or platform, is a treasure trove of legal guidelines, rules and permissions that few people really care about. But there are a few things you’re agreeing to, hidden within the jargon, that might change the way [...]

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Buzz Aldrin: We’ll Be on Mars ‘Before 2040′

Posted by admin - July 27, 2014 - Mashable
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Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin has walked on the moon, and now he’s touched down in Menlo Park. Aldrin, one of three astronauts who were part of the historic Apollo 11 space mission that successfully landed on our gravitational neighbor on July 20, 1969, stopped by Facebook headquarters for a QA on Friday. See also: ‘The [...]

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Social media users 'feel jealous': survey

Posted by admin - July 26, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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PAA 62 per cent of social media users are left feeling inadequate about their own lives, a survey shows. Nearly two thirds of social media users are left feeling inadequate about their own lives and achievements by sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a British survey. Disability charity Scope says 62 per cent of [...]

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Sysomos eBook, "5 Biggest Social Media Myths," Helps Companies Realize Their Full Social Potential

Posted by admin - July 26, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – July 26, 2014) – The social media landscape has become inundated with myths that keep many companies from realizing their full digital potential. If engagement is the objective, a smart brand will be where its audience is, yet people tend to be fragmented in their social media habits and preferences. To help [...]

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Social Media Won't Fix Your Broken Customer Service

Posted by admin - July 26, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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I’ve spent a lot of time working with globally recognized organizations to strengthen and refocus their customer service offerings. I’ve also spent a lot of time as a customer and have observed glaring holes in the process businesses have designed to handle customer issues. Social media, in particular, has done much to empower customers and [...]

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New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt

Posted by admin - July 25, 2014 - Mashable
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What exactly does Facebook have up its sleeve? An ad for a new app called Bolt mysteriously appeared on Instagram on Wednesday. Android users reported seeing a new banner-style app-install ad on on the service, according to TechCrunch, which featured a “one tap photo messaging” app called Bolt. See also: 11 Creepiest Things You Can [...]

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