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Indians Say Goodbye To Orkut, Reluctantly

Indian users are reacting to the impending demise of Google's Orkut social networking platform. Orkut is the oldest citizen media site Indians used and around 20% of Orkut’s users today are from India. Vinaya Naidu at Lighthouse Insights compiles some of the users’ comments on the end of Orkut: Priya...

Campaign Wants You to Take a Summer Detox From Facebook

Are you one of those people who constantly threatens to quit Facebook every time you get sucked into some shitty argument about Sarah Palin on someone's page? This summer may be your time to actually quit the social media site—at least for a little while. Read more...

Your Ultimate Guide to SEO and Social Media Optimization for Real Estate Listings

Whether you are small business owner, real estate agent or a broker agent – making sure your website’s listing pages are optimized for easy crawling, indexing and sharing is essential for ranking your site well....

New Google Glass App Can Read Your Mind, Snap and Share Photos

London-based startup This Place has developed a software that lets Google Glass users snap a photo just by thinking about it, and even share it to social media sites. The app MindRDR works with NeuroSky’s commercially available brain...Show More Summary

RUMOUR: Barca announce Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal is done on their website, then pull article [Picture]

Is this a photoshop or is it real? A picture is being passed around Arsenal fans on social media sites on Thursday morning claiming to be a screenshot from FC Barcelona’s official website. According to the information in the image, Barcelona have close terms with the Gunners for the sale of Alexis Sanchez to the [...]

Jeep Cherokee $10k drive-away promo ends, social media complaints begin

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Jeep Australia’s “World’s Most Remote Dealership” promotional campaign to deliver 10 new Jeep Cherokee models for $10k driveaway from a remote pop-up site has now been run and won — but it appears not everyone is happy with the result.  The left-of-centre launch competition required entrants to download an app which at 9 am AEST [...]

Pentagon Admits Spending Millions To Study Social Media Manipulation

Just days after a report published by researchers at Facebook revealed that users of the social media site had been manipulated for science, The Guardian reports that DARPA - the Pentagon-run Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...Show More Summary

Two Assistant Professors of Physics

Text of the ad we’re running for our searches this fall. This will go live on the usual sites at the start of August, but as a sort of experiment in the power of social media, I’m going to share it here first, and see what that gets us. —— We invite applications for two…

The Beat: Ed Kramer Resurfaces With Aggressive Internet Profile

Heidi MacDonald has a news summary here of something that looks like it burbled up from Facebook: Edward Kramer's resurfacing on social media and a web site. Kramer was a co-founder of Atlanta's DragonCon with a long, involved history...Show More Summary

Filtering social media in schools because it’s a ‘distraction’

Annie Murphy Paul said: according to the [American Association of School Librarians], schools’ top three filtered content areas are social networking sites, instant messaging and online chatting, and games. Such activities aren’t (necessarily) inappropriate or illegal, but they are big honking distractions, and if we want our young people to learn anything during the school [...]

How to Choose the Best Social Media Site for Your Business

Avoid the social media time-suck: Choose the channels that align with your audience to become a social media success story.

How to Come to Terms With Deceased Customers (Infographic)

Social media sites like Facebook and Google have long needed to come to terms with the death of their customers. What's your afterlife customer strategy?

News sites ‘still shackled by their print past’; plus, the Oregonian’s digital ‘double-edged sword’

Here’s our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup): — At TheMediaBriefing, Henry Taylor explores … Read more

Another fan, surely not a Liverpool supporter, has got a brand new Luis Suarez biting tattoo [Picture]

Over the weekend a picture was put on social media sites showing how one unknown man had got a Luis Suarez-ish tattoo on his back. That guy, who we can only assume is not a Liverpool fan, had the words ‘Suarez was ere’ and four red teeth marks inked onto the back of his body. Now, only a [...]

LinkedIn Tries To Leverage Its Strengths Into Revenues By Launching Job Search App

By Lior Ronen: Since its launch in 2003, LinkedIn (LNKD) was different from the other players in the social media market. Out of the few leading social networking sites, Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Google Plus (GOOG) provide their users similar online social interaction and networking services that involve almost any aspect of our lives. Show More Summary

Ex-Man United boss David Moyes holidays in Bermuda, rumours of alleged antics posted on Reddit [Pictures]

When’s the last time David Moyes got some good press? Potential harmful rumours are spreading around social media sites after former Manchester United boss Moyes was spotted on holiday in Bermuda over the weekend. Two pictures have been put on Twitter showing the unemployed Scottish boss happily posing for pictures with fans. Whilst Moyes clearly did [...]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 8, 2014

If it seems like your Facebook friends are a bit more depressed than usual, blame Facebook. The social media site recently revealed that it tweaked the news feed of about 700,000 users to see how they reacted to positive or negative posts. Facebook’s researchers were studying how emotions can be spread on social media, and... Read More

Social Media, You Got Dumped

After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked. Yesterday I had tens of thousands of followers on those services. Show More Summary

Video Purportedly Shows First Public Appearance of ISIS Leader in Iraq

The Associated Press reports that a man purporting to be the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has made what would be his first known public appearance today in a video promoted on social media sites tied to ISIS. Read more...

FansPub Offers Online Features For Hardcore Football Supporters

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

With the claim to being the world’s “first football social media” site, newly-launched aims to provide a platform for fans across the world to get together to discuss all things football.’s mission statement is...Show More Summary

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