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LinkedIn Launches iPad App, Takes New Direction. Entering the Social Media Realm: Nonprofits. Tango Card - What makes us so unique. Pinterest Founder Ben Silbermann Live Speech From L2. 25 ways to use Facebook, Twitter & Storify to improve political coverage. Social media has become a powerful tool for journalists covering elections.

25 ways to use Facebook, Twitter & Storify to improve political coverage

It’s given journalists a way to see how politicians and campaign staffers are interacting with voters and sharing news. And it’s helped them find local voters and get a better sense of what their audience wants in election coverage. As the Republican primary season intensifies, here are 25 tips on how journalists can use Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Google, LinkedIn and other tools to improve coverage leading up to — and on — Election Day.

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Fluid Thoughts. Bicoastal Bred. Earlier this week, my group presented our team teaching presentation on Social TV in my social media class, #NewhouseSM4.

Bicoastal Bred

Our presentation focused on the growth of integrating social media applications while watching television. The Social TV apps we focused on included GetGlue, SocialGuide, Trendrr and Miso. Our group created a unique hashtag, #AKASocialTV, which we used throughout the semester to identify tweets regarding our project and Social TV in general. I used a lot of new tools to collaborate with my team members including Pearltrees, Storify, G+ Hangouts and Slideshare. Social Business: the Current Situation and Future Predictions (infographic) Skype Makes Facebook and Twitter the Enemy, Uses Enemy to Promote Itself. Technology is changing the way people think and operate, but is it also degrading humanity?

Skype Makes Facebook and Twitter the Enemy, Uses Enemy to Promote Itself

That's the premise behind Skype's new $12 million marketing campaign, which slams both Facebook and Twitter as it promotes its own more-intimate form of keeping in touch. The campaign, "It's time for Skype," makes virtual enemies out of Facebook and Twitter with targeted ads that suggest the social networking sites are "degrading humanity. " If Twitter is known for its 140-character limit and Facebook for its wall posts, Skype's authority is that its video conferencing — and the real emotions that it can express — bring people back to a (more) real world.

The ads, released in the U.K. on April 2 and expected to hit the U.S. in the coming months, include the following catchphrases: "When did LOL replace the sound of laughter? "" The ads have a bold look as well, with "It's time for Skype," featured below the slogan: Social Media Trends 2012 – Content Curation in PR. By Sally Falkow In her post about social media trends in 2012 Beverly Macy says content curation is important because people want to know what’s important and they want to discover interesting and relevant content.

Social Media Trends 2012 – Content Curation in PR

“Competitive advantage goes to companies who quickly figure out how to enable effective aggregation curation. Look for rapid innovation in this field.” There are already a slew of tools that enable curation of content. You can do it with a blog or use a more sophisticated platform like Curata. Social Data for Yield and Retention. France Shooting Suspect Tracked Down Through IP Address. French police have tracked down the "scooter shooter," who allegedly murdered seven people in a two-week killing spree in the name of al Qaeda, through an IP address.

France Shooting Suspect Tracked Down Through IP Address

Mohamed Merah, 24, is suspected of shooting three children and a rabbi Monday in the southwestern city of Toulouse at a Jewish school. He also shot three French soldiers of north African descent in two separate events on March 11 and 15. According to Reuters, he was tracked down with the IP address he used to contact the first soldier he shot, saying he was interested in buying his motorcycle. His mother's IP address, which he has been using, was already being monitored by French authorities because of his alleged radical Islamist beliefs. Three hundred police officers are currently surrounding the four-story building in a Toulouse suburb, where his IP address was tracked. Legal Blogging: How to Craft the Right Strategy. Kevin O’Keefe is CEO and publisher of LexBlog, the leading provider of professional turnkey blog and social media solutions.

Legal Blogging: How to Craft the Right Strategy

The LexBlog Network (LXBN), with over 7,000 lawyers and other service professionals, is the largest network of professionals blogging. For the better part of a decade, law firms have successfully used blogs to bring in high-quality work. Now, there is new industry research that measures the impact of blogs as business development tools.

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LAUSD hires social media coordinator. Los Angeles Unified is about to go viral, with a social media director launching Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites in an effort to broaden the district's community outreach.

LAUSD hires social media coordinator

Former CBS/KCAL reporter Stephanie Abrams, who started her LAUSD job early this month, will also be integrating other district and campus networks and working to create websites at schools that don't yet have them. "The sky's the limit," said Abrams, whose television stint included coverage of the technology sector. How Social Media Is Changing The Landscape Of Customer Service [INFOGRAPHIC] Sponsored Post In our Social Media 101 boot camp, you'll determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on personal and professional goals.

How Social Media Is Changing The Landscape Of Customer Service [INFOGRAPHIC]

Starting May 13, you will learn the best practices for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, along with complete personal profiles on each site. Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords. SEATTLE (AP) -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references.

Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page. 7 Tech CEOs Talk About Their iPad Obsession. The iPad for Business Series is supported by LogMeIn.

7 Tech CEOs Talk About Their iPad Obsession

Get remote access to your PC or Mac from any device, anywhere — for free. The iPad is an excellent business tool, and it may one day replace the laptop as the traveling businessperson's workhorse. But it's useful for more than just work — the iPad helps busy CEOs stay abreast of the headlines and ahead of the curve with a bevy of useful apps. The iPad can help with collaboration, productivity, logging expenses and staying organize during travel. Mobile Devices Lead To A Stronger Connection To News Brands: Study « Social Media Marketing Trends and News. BY DAVID HOLMES, 03-19-2012, Fastcompany. Not only are more Americans getting their news on mobile devices than ever before, but these mobile users may also have a stronger bond to news brands than their laptop/desktop-using counterparts. According to the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media study, 27% of Americans get their news on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. And 44% of the country now owns a smartphone; 18% owns a tablet.

What’s more significant, though, is that these mobile users are more likely to turn to news brands directly, through apps and home pages, as opposed to Google search results or recommendations on Twitter or Facebook. Facebook’s New Privacy Policy Isn’t All That Private. 4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Social Media Presence to the Next Level. Is your college or university really doing a great job with social media? NewhouseSM4. How To: Perform Google Image Search on any Pinterest Image.

Pinterest is the hottest social network, where everyone is into curating the content. It is a visual collection of images and hence images are the main key players for Pinterest success. Unlike Tineye, Google does allow us to search by images. Below is a small video which describes the “Google Search by Image”: Google Search by Image (Video) Don't Tag Me, Bro: How to Control Facebook Photo Tags Mashable Don't Tag Me, Bro: How to Control Facebook Photo Tags. How To Find A Job Using Social Media.

How to Make an Infographic of your Twitter Profile. Computer technology at its birth was complicated and extremely difficult to use. Is This the Future of Books? Can social media be reliable news source? Social networks playing bigger role in job hunts. Share with others: How Many Billionaires Has Facebook Created? The 2011 Forbes “World’s Billionaires” list is out and guess who makes it to the top as the youngest billionaire? …No, it is not Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who usually gets the credit for being the youngest billionaire.

The social networking giant with over 600 million users has recently been valued at $82.5 billion which is the reason that Mark and his co-founders have leapt into the rankings of the mega wealthy. The Forbes ranking though lists Facebook at a value of $50 billion, based on the Goldman Sachs led investment, significantly less than the current $82.5 billion valuation implied by the latest stock sale in the private markets. 7 Success Secrets Of The World's Largest Blog. If you look closely at some of the top blogs in the world that have emerged over the last 5 years it is interesting to see what has made them so successful so I thought I would look at what has made Huffington Post the success that it is today. How to Make Your Tweets More Trustworthy [STUDY] Ever feel like you tweet something important, but no one believes you?

A recent study shows you how to boost the credibility of your tweets, making people take them more seriously. And it's not just marketing fluff; the study was conducted by researchers from Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University. Google Now Larger Than Entire US Newspaper Industry. How to Make Your Tweets More Trustworthy [STUDY] China moves to control Sina Weibo social network with real names. NFL Free Agents Gain New Power with Social Media. How Iceland Is Rebuilding Its Economy With Social Media. REYKJAVIK, Iceland — While visiting Iceland for an online marketing conference last week, I found myself in the president of Iceland's living room, scratching my head at how welcoming and eager he was to talk about the country's use of social media and technology to rebuild the nation. The fact that Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson — who has been running the country for 16 years and just announced last week that he will be campaigning once again for re-election — invites strangers into his own home is not all that surprising, when you consider the way he runs the country.

Why Design Matters. The Power of Connectivity in social media. 'Sentiment Analysis' Aims to Sort Out Marketing Truths. Impact of Viral Videos and Social Media on Business. Let's Talk About Social Business. What Are The 7 Elements Of Influence Power On Twitter? Does Your Website Have Too Much Social Media Scenery? Lenovo Plans to Be First to Make a Windows 8 Tablet [REPORT] Is Guest Blogging an Effective Marketing Tool? 10 Reasons Why Your Blog Gets No Traffic.

“How Does Social Media Such As Blogs, Twitter And Facebook Help Your SEO? “ What Are Nonprofit Communication Trends For 2012. "How Non Profits Can Use Social Media – Facebook Edition" Lynessamarie. NewhouseSM4. Tandameshia/newhousesm4. Alyssangoldberg. #NewhouseSM4.