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Social media help Chinese companies in recruitment

Posted by admin - January 27, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Sun Xiaochen China Daily Publication Date : 27-01-2015   With social media engaging massive numbers of users in China, platforms like WeChat and micro blogs are increasingly being used as recruitment tools. Job ads from private recruiters and companies are seen more frequently on micro blogs and WeChat, a sign that Chinese employers have begun [...]

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KSA’s digital generation

Posted by admin - January 27, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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   Saudi social media drowned in sadness this past week over the demise of King Abdullah. The report about King Abdullah’s death set the social media on fire. People sat glued to their screens following reports before the official announcement. Many people were denying the report, some confirming it and a great number of people [...]

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Telecom Industry in the US and Canada Has Room for Improvement in Social Media

Posted by admin - January 27, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan 27, 2015) – Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE:EL), creator of the eValue™ score, today released the Top 10 Telecom companies using social media in the United States and Canada. The Telecom industry as a whole performed the lowest of all industries indexed within the eValue tool, painting a picture of an industry [...]

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A brief guide to using Twitter’s ‘Discover’ tab

Posted by admin - January 26, 2015 - Mashable
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If your Twitter feed is getting a bit stale and repetitive, the “Discover” tab can help you find fresh content, and it offers interesting insights into the activity of others. The built-in tool is tailored just for you, and Twitter promises it will “surface the best content” for you to consume. See also: 25 Twitter [...]

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A Facebook parody for anyone who likes hearing their own opinion

Posted by admin - January 26, 2015 - Mashable
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While Facebook arguments and Twitter fights are almost always immediately regretted by all parties involved, a social network of like-minded people would have its own downsides. In this Above Average parody, a new social network called “Jynx” exists to show you exactly what you want to see, when you want to see it. Like something [...]

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Facebook quietly rolled out a bare-bones app in emerging markets

Posted by admin - January 26, 2015 - Mashable
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While 1.6 billion people around the world take the latest and greatest smartphones for granted, many in emerging markets remain tethered to older devices. That’s likely why Facebook quietly rolled out Facebook Lite, a lightweight Android version of the full app, to eight countries last week. It isn’t nearly as sleek, but it’s not intended [...]

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Stress may be ‘caught’ from social media, study says

Posted by admin - January 25, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Social media users beware — connecting with people online could be damaging to your health. A new Pew Research study found that using social media can increase stress levels because it exposes users to undesirable events, such as an acquaintance getting fired from work or a death affecting one’s social circle. However, researchers noted that [...]

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How Recruiters Creepily Troll Social Media for Job Candidates (Infographic)

Posted by admin - January 25, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Social media isn’t just for posting instabrags and catching up with your fifth-grade bestie anymore. Headhunters are in on the digital elbow-rubbing game, too, and they’re trolling people’s personal social media profiles for potential hires now more than ever.   Related: 6 Recruitment Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2015 Case in point: Some 73 percent [...]

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RebelMouse wants to help media companies own their social graph

Posted by admin - January 25, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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For many media companies, whether traditional or digital-only, the main focus is on the publishing of content — as much as possible, in most cases — and whatever social engagement there is with readers either takes place in a swamp of comments below a post, or is outsourced to social networks like Twitter and Facebook. [...]

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Our year on Snapchat: A journey into telling disappearing stories

Posted by admin - January 24, 2015 - Mashable
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Along with the excitement of Snapchat came frustrations. It’s exceedingly simple to use as an individual, but has remained a tricky and mysterious platform for brands. During live event coverage, Snapchat crashed on us regularly. It drained our phones of battery life at an alarming rate; we once exhausted three external chargers, each with an [...]

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