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Flickr:HoyasMeg With more than 500 million Facebook users across the world, it’s hard to refute that the social networking site has profoundly changed the way we communicate and share information. But what’s the Facebook effect on kids? When it comes to navigating the social networking world – whether it’s Facebook or Fan Fiction sites – the terrain becomes even murkier. “Parents have to give kids the opportunities to figure out what it means to be digital citizens.”
At the start of 2011, I started a weekly feature over on the Paratus Communications blog called Platform Five. The concept was pretty simple - keep my eyes peeled for new online tools and platforms and review five each week. We've almost completed three months of 2011 so I thought it was worth bringing all the posts together in one place. Each link takes you through to a summary of each online property and why they are worth watching. Hope you find this stuff useful. Adam
What a strange week. We've had a lot of big ups and one major, global crisis.
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by Shelly Sanchez Terrell Part 1 of the Education Transformation Through Collaborative Voices series Social media is having an incredible impact on various aspects of our lives. Recently, CNN and the Huffington Post reported the impact of social media during the recent tragedies that have struck Japan .
As more businesses turn to social media, marketers need to find monitoring tools to track and measure social media visibility and trends. Quite a few of these tools are available for free. Here is a roundup of our top favorite free social media monitoring websites.
According to a recent research study, women in their 30s are the most active social network users .
The increase in usage of digital cameras combined with social networks becoming a primary method of storing photos has reduced the tangible ownership of our photos. Since I discovered GRID by the people from VVall , that sense of ownership feels like it may return.
After being briefly banned for policy violations, UberMedia apps UberSocial (formerly UberTwitter) and Twidroyd, the popular Android Twitter client, are back online. The ban began just two days ago. At the time, a Twitter rep told us the applications were suspended from using Twitter's API for multiple violations and explained, "These violations include, but aren’t limited to, a privacy issue with private direct messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ tweets in order to make money."
The keyword for when you’re dealing with a potential damaging issue is NOW. 1. To be one step ahead of whatever might happen, always remember to monitor your mentions in social media.
As part of the ongoing Mashable Awards , we're taking a closer look at each of the nomination categories . This is "Best Social Media Management Tool." Be sure to nominate your favorites and join us for the Gala in Las Vegas !
We've been charting the performance of the top 50 brands on social media (and looks at why some brands have done better than others), and there are some interesting results. So, the votes are in, the results have been verified, and we can now reveal that, according to our Social Media Reputation Index , the most social brand in the world is.... eBay . That's right: not Apple, or Google (though they are, predictably perhaps, numbers two and three on the list), but the brand that changed the way we shopped online, and paved the way for all things social.