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Power Marketing: How To Make A Hashtag Go Viral

Posted by admin - August 29, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Today I heard from my PR and social media friend Janet Thaeler, of Ogden Utah, the Salt Lake region’s talented and sometimes notorious @Newspapergrl. We have no business relationship together, but I am always interested to follow her tips. So I was excited when Janet offered to share her adventures in tracking the social media [...]

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Social-media users found less likely to share opinions

Posted by admin - August 29, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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WASHINGTON —Tired of that friend or relative who won’t stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share [...]

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Public shaming of NFL commish Roger Goodell shows power, pitfalls of social media

Posted by admin - August 29, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Roger Goodell knew he was wrong, and he knew it quickly. The NFL commissioner made a bold and admirable move on Thursday, writing a lengthy letter to all 32 league owners saying, “I didn’t get it right” regarding “a recent incident of domestic violence.” Presumably, he was referring to the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running [...]

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Jimmy Carter Talks Preventable Disease at Social Good Summit 2014

Posted by admin - August 28, 2014 - Mashable
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will join the Social Good Summit this year via a special video message. Also the founder of The Carter Center, President Carter will speak about the ways social media is helping the eradication of six preventable diseases: guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and malaria. Following the video [...]

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Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets

Posted by admin - August 28, 2014 - Mashable
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Twitter analytics are now available to all users. In June, Twitter began experimenting with opening its analytics dashboard to users outside of its advertisers. See also: 20 Honest Twitter Reactions to Emmys’ Sexist Sofia Vergara Bit Then, last month, Twitter rolled out an updated analytic dashboard to marketers, verified users and Twitter Card publishers. The [...]

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Mashies Late-Entry Deadline Extended to September 5

Posted by admin - August 28, 2014 - Mashable
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Last year’s Mashies awards program saw the most creative Vine videos and GIFs to the most innovative uses of YouTube channels and branded content series. The bar was set high in 2013, but we are expecting this year’s submissions to exceed expectations. We are now accepting late-entry submissions until Friday, Sept. 5. Categories for this [...]

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Social Listening Enables Social Business

Posted by admin - August 27, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Over the past decade social media has increasingly consumed our lives as we have hit a point where we cannot eat our favorite foods, spend a night at a hotel or even consume a television show without being bombarded by social media queues. Like us, follow us, join the conversation and so many other flares [...]

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How Older Retirement Savers Use Social Media

Posted by admin - August 27, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Sure, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may have useful articles, tips, and commentary on the financial markets and retirement investment strategies, including from banks and investment firms managing the money of retirement savers. But they’re also known for seat-of-your-pants investment tips that may not pan out, and [...]

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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Posted by admin - August 27, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Washington Tired of that friend or relative who wont stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share [...]

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Learning How to Score a Job Using Social Media, for Beginners

Posted by admin - August 26, 2014 - Mashable
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With 92% of companies using social media in their hiring efforts, job seekers can’t afford to overlook social as a vital resource in the job search. While you’re busy job searching, employers are leveraging online resources to find candidates just like you. That’s why Mashable is collaborating with The Muse to bring you a free, [...]

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