Social Media is a key component of the web. In this pearltree I'll curate everything I find interesting about it Aug 29
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We're less than two weeks away from Social Media Day, a worldwide celebration of how social media has changed the way we communicate every day. Mashable is always fascinated with the ways social media and technology are affecting people's lives, and we'd like your help telling that story. In partnership with CNN iReport, we would like to know: How has social media changed your life? Did you meet your joined-at-the-tweet BFF via Twitter? Find your dream job via LinkedIn? How Has Social Media Changed Your Life?
As we head into our Social Media Day festivities, we'd like to take a look at the effect social media has had on our daily lives. We asked you to show us how social media had changed your life through our partnership with CNN's iReport, and received so many wonderful, honest responses. We selected a few of our favorite submissions to display here, but you can see all of them on the iReport assignment page. 8 Ways Social Media Has Changed Our Lives
‘Friends’ can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules A federal judge has ruled that investigators can go through your Facebook profile if one of your friends gives them permission to do so. The decision, which is part of a New York City racketeering trial, comes as courts struggle to define privacy and civil liberties in the age of social media. In an order issued on Friday, US District Judge William Pauley III ruled that accused gangster Melvin Colon can’t rely on the Fourth Amendment to suppress Facebook evidence that led to his indictment. Colon had argued that federal investigators violated his privacy by tapping into his profile through an informant who was one of this Facebook friends. The informant’s Facebook friendship served to open an online window onto Colon’s alleged gangster life, revealing messages he posted about violent acts and threats to rival gang members. The government used this information to obtain a search warrant for the rest of Colon’s Facebook account.
There was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube on 9-11 Today, around the globe, people are, sadly, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In posting my remembrance, I got to thinking how much has changed technologically and how much circumstances could have been different that day if the resources we take for granted now were available then. Advanced communications technology of the day was the cell phone, which people trapped in the Twin Towers used to reach family and friends. The cell phone helped warn passengers of United Airlines 93 about the other hijackings. The heroes of that flight sacrificed their lives to save many others. That couldn't have been possible without the cell phone.
YouTube has helped singers like Justin Bieber get discovered, has been a great tool for spreading the word about good causes and has turned a multitude of regular Joes into overnight viral sensations. Sgt Scott Moore, a marine in Afghanistan, decided to use YouTube to get in touch with actress Mila Kunis…and ask her to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC this November. He uploaded a video invitation to Mila Kunis on June 7. Just over a month later, Mila Kunis has accepted his invitation. That’s right—thanks to YouTube, Sgt Scott Moore will be the envy of everyone at the Marine Corps Ball. Marine Uses YouTube To Get A Date With Mila Kunis
Social Media According to The Wire This post was written by Jenny Urbano, our Social Media Manager. Here at Demandforce, we love seeing and celebrating your ideas! And more than that, we love to hear from YOU.
A lot has changed in social media over the course of 2010 — which, really, is the first year that social has been fully and comfortably embedded in the marketing mix. Most companies have finally moved beyond the initial pilot social marketing programs of the past few years and into full-blown production. As the CEO of a company in the middle of this trend, I’m excited. Go on the Social Media Offensive
How 30 days without Social Media changed my life by Steve Corona 30 days ago, I made the decision to give up social media for a month. Well, here I am, reporting that I’m still alive and that the past month has been life changing- the most successful month of my existence. Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Hacker News were all on my blacklist, well- sort of. My goal for giving up social media was to create more value in my life, quit hoarding information, and appreciate the time that I spent with friends.
Community management : l’utilisation des médias sociaux par la ville de Paris Paris est une ville à la renommée internationale qui accueille chaque année 29 millions de touristes (français et étrangers). Comme pour une marque, l’image de la ville se joue aussi sur les réseaux sociaux, et dans le cas de Paris, cette image est évidemment exceptionnelle. Noémie Buffault, la community manager de Paris nous détaille la stratégie digitale mise en place par la ville lumière. Depuis quand, et pourquoi avoir choisi d’investir les réseaux sociaux ? Nous avons lancé le premier compte Twitter de Paris pour la Nuit Blanche de 2009. L’objectif était d’offrir davantage de visibilité à l’événement et de le faire vivre en temps réel aux Parisiens.
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