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So Which Social Networking Sites Can Sex Offenders Actually Use? Social Media Companies: A Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] So you're new to this whole social media thing.

Social Media Companies: A Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Maybe you're savvy enough to know your Facebook from your Twitter, your Pinterest from your Spotify. What Men and Women Really Want, According to Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] As a fully-licensed and accredited man, I am wholly unqualified to discuss what women want or care about.

What Men and Women Really Want, According to Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

That's what social data is for. Social media monitoring company NetBase analyzed a year's worth of online conversations — 27 billion, to be exact. Using natural language processing, they parsed English grammar and gender voice in search of phrases like "I want X. " The data was then analyzed for sentiment, and condensed into a top 10 list for each sex. The fascinating results have been compiled in the punchy inforgraphic below.

Everything to Teach Your Employees About Social Media. Social Demographics: Who's Using Today's Biggest Networks [INFOGRAPHIC] More than 66% of adults are connected to one or more social media platforms, but who exactly are these people?

Social Demographics: Who's Using Today's Biggest Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

The infographic below, created by Online MBA, breaks down the demographics, including education level, income, age and gender of social media users, along with other miscellaneous facts. How Social Networks are Killing the Internet. Share this on Facebook!

How Social Networks are Killing the Internet

Tweet this to your followers! Pin it to Pinterest! Submit the link to StumbleUpon and drive tons of traffic to your site! How to Prepare for the Social Networked Afterlife. Signing up for a free social networking account is easy.

How to Prepare for the Social Networked Afterlife

A few clicks and there you go - open up your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts. Get connected. The last thing on your mind is what will happen to those accounts after you leave this world. And not one of those networks, in their fast-paced Internet here-and-now, asks you to think about this, either. The Power of the Social Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC] Twenty years ago, if you were dissatisfied with a company's product or business practices, you'd probably stop buying from them.

The Power of the Social Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC]

You might write an angry letter. You might even tell your friends and family (a whopping 25 people, at best) not to patronize that business. But the game has changed with social media. While one angry tweet may not make much impact, the web allows customers to find and connect with like-minded parties. Critical mass has never been more within consumers' reach. MySpace Gains a Million New Users in a Month. Is Justin Timberlake really bringing MySpace back?

MySpace Gains a Million New Users in a Month

Could be, according to data released by the company on Monday. MySpace claims that it now has "an average of 40,000 new registrations daily" and says it has added more than a million new users since launching its new MySpace Music Player in December. The site also touts its library of 42 million songs as the world's largest collection of free music, signifying that services like Spotify — not Facebook or Google+ — may be its real competition. "The numbers tell an amazing story of strong momentum and dramatic change for Myspace," company CEO Tim Vanderhook said in a statement. "And the one million-plus new user accounts we've seen in the last 30 days validates our approach. " How Law Enforcement Uses Social Media for Forensic Investigation. Todd Piett is the chief product officer at Rave Mobile Safety /

How Law Enforcement Uses Social Media for Forensic Investigation

He writes about technology trends in public safety and enhanced 9-1-1. Todd is a board member of the NG9-1-1 Institute and is a member of APCO’s Emerging Technology Committee, in addition to holding numerous technology patents. We post eight years of video to YouTube every day. We send 200 million tweets per day.

And on average, 250 million photos are uploaded each day to Facebook. ComScore: Social Universe Still Quickly Expanding [STUDY] Zachary Rodgers | February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments inShare172.

ComScore: Social Universe Still Quickly Expanding [STUDY]

The Social Media Salary Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Week is upon us, so we thought it would be appropriate to delve into the social media industry and see how its salaries stack up.

The Social Media Salary Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media is an evolving and cutting-edge field, so it should come as no surprise that you can make a great living managing a brand's presence on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare and other social platforms. In the infographic below, produced by OnwardSearch, you can see where the social media jobs are concentrated, the breakdown of job titles in the industry, and how much dough the average social mediate is bringing home each year. (The graphic shows the 25th and 75th percentiles for salary, pulled from Indeed). Does this stack up with what you've seen in the industry?

U.S. Adults: Most People Are Kind on Social Media [STUDY] Adults know how to play nice online, according to a recent survey that asked U.S. adults who use social networking sites how many of their interactions were positive. The survey showed 85% of U.S. adults say people are mostly kind online. Five percent of adults said people are mostly unkind and another 5% say it depends on the situation. These results differs from a Pew Research Center survey from last November that asked teenagers the same question. Like the adults, the majority of teens (69%) said people are mostly kind online. However, the percentage of teens that said people were mostly unkind online was 20%, compared to 5% of adults. In the same Pew study about teens and online behavior, 12% reported being bullied online and nearly 9 in 10 teenagers said they'd witnessed online bullying. The recent study of adults' social media perceptions was compiled July 25 to August 26, 2011 by the Princeton Survey Research Associates International. ‪

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, TPopova‬ 5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics. Ann Smarty is a search marketer and full-time web entrepreneur. Ann blogs on search and social media tools. Her newest project, My Blog Guest, is a free platform for guest bloggers and blog owners. Follow Ann on Twitter @seosmarty. Bill Aims to Give Athletes More Social Media Privacy. Should universities be allowed to force student athletes to have their Facebook and Twitter accounts monitored by coaches and administrators?

No, says a bill recently introduced into the Maryland state legislature. The bill would prohibit institutions "from requiring a student or an applicant for admission to provide access to a personal account or service through an electronic communications device" — by sharing usernames, passwords or unblocking private accounts, for example. Introduced on Thursday, Maryland's Senate Bill 434 would apply to all students but particularly impact college sports.

Infographic: Key Moments in Social Media Law. 'Unwitting' criminals of the Facebook and Twitter generation. Dead? Social Media's Explosive Growth is Only Beginning. Social media, types of media where everyday people can publish and subscribe to what one another publishes, have changed the world. At least in the United States, though, their rapid expansion through acquisition of new users may be over. Facebook specialist Eric Eldon published a compilation of statistics from around the web this week on TechCrunch that pointed towards US and Canadian market saturation this past year for Facebook. Surely Facebook represents the forward line of all social media. Academic and tech industry analyst Vivek Wadhwa posted a set of predictions for 2012 in the Washington Post last night, starting with a prediction that the period of rapid growth for social media is over. In the future it will be a feature, not a product, he argues.

Was the White House's #40dollars Campaign Successful? The White House’s social media moguls turned to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube to drum up public support for extending the payroll tax cut last week, once it became clear that Congress was deadlocked. The campaign generated a huge response to the question, “What does $40 mean to you,” which resulted in #40dollars trending on Twitter for a few hours. Congress passed a two-month extension Friday and President Obama signed it into law. But did the #40dollars campaign meet its goal? A high frequency of tweets doesn’t mean a hashtag campaign is effective.

Why Real-World Socializing Is the Next Big Thing for Social Media. René Pinnell is the CEO of, a free mobile app that lets friends share where they are going and what they are doing. is the latest app from Hurricane Party.