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Archive for August, 2011

Recently, a teacher in Florida was suspended for posting anti-gay remarks on his personal Facebook page, creating a bit of a stir over just how much say employers have in your online life. As LinkedIn grows in popularity and more employers turn to reviewing social media profiles prior to hiring and for general management, online…

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  There has been a lot of talk lately about the validity of social networks, the Arab Spring, and  especially with the whole Google+ fake names hubub and the constant response by critics that Google doesn’t ‘get’ social.  You know, it sounds something like, “Why won’t Google let me be who I wanna be’ on their newest…

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Does censorship and government regulation belong in social media? Thursday, we looked at the role of government regulation in social media during our #SpeechDebate on Twitter. The San Francisco transit system shut down cell service to quench protests; the UK government called a meeting with social media platforms regarding their role in the UK riots….

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With the plethora of real-time news around us, it’s hard to keep up. In our new weekly series, we’ve compiled some of the biggest news items of the week in various sectors. Catch up, and send us your tips for next week’s edition! People & Society Talking about governments, society and individuals impacting the world:…

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The growth in popularity of photo sharing services- which allow users to take, share and comment on photos in real time- has been extraordinary. The rise in the use of smartphones has led to a rise in demand for photo sharing online and, thanks to platforms such as Instagram, it is emerging as a new…

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Greetings again friends! Sheldon from Sysomos here again with some statistical data to help feed your Social Media Week hunger. As Social Media Week draws closer and closer, this week I’d like to envite you all back to my home country of Canada so that we can take a look at the social media scene…

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  Brought to you by MWW GROUP There seems to (finally) be universal acceptance that the old guard news business will soon be a distant memory. Newspapers and magazines are adapting to apps and electronic delivery, in hopes of remaining relevant. We know that television advertising just doesn’t work like it used to….but the plethora…

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This past week, San Francisco’s transit system shut down cell service to prevent protests, and this week, government officials in the UK are meeting with major social media platforms to discuss how to curtail violence stemming and organizing on social media. However, social media has been instrumental in governmental change in many Arab nations. Many…

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Want to share your love? Log on to Pinterest. Launched in 2010, Pinterest is a social catalogue service. Describing itself as a ‘virtual pinboard to organize and share the things your love,’ Pinterest is a place where you can post collections of cool and interesting things you find on the Web. What’s worth noting is…

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Hello again fellow social media-ites. Sheldon from Sysomos social media monitoring and analytics here again to with another look at one of our host cities for the quickly approaching Social Media Week. This time we’re taking a trip back to South America to take a peak inside the social media world of Bogotá, Colombia. Using Sysomos…

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