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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 ?
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 .
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.
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.
The Wire , one of the most influential, edgy shows ever presented on television (and the President’s favorite), has a lot to teach its viewers about America’s broken institutions, the drug war, corruption, and the trials of inner city life. The show’s characters often liken their personal lives and street personas to “a game” in which the players are held captive to fate, though they’re still compelled to fight against it. Incidentally, The Wire (whose main characters are all businessmen of their own sort, don’t forget) shares a lot of wisdom about how businesses can make a killer Web 2.0 strategy — if they’re ready to fight.
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.
How 30 days without Social Media changed my life 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.
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.
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