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More Than 120,000 Evacuated as Malaysia Hit by Worst Flooding in Decades

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Malaysia's eastern states. Netizens used social media to monitor impact of the flood disaster and to coordinate relief efforts.

9 Impressive Social Advertising Campaigns from 2014

Businesses often have entire teams dedicated to social media marketing, and use multiple platforms and techniques to reach their target audience. If an advert hits that sweet spot and goes viral, it can totally transform a brand. That’s...Show More Summary

Using Your Facebook Page Cover Photo to Get Noticed

In this day and age of social media and technology, it is critical that you understand the importance of the relationships that you share with people online. The reality is that when people interact with you, your opinion will be very important to them and their opinions will be very important to you. Show More Summary

Azealia Banks Melts Down On Twitter — Rapper Demands Reparations

Rapper Azealia Banks has enjoyed the attention she’s been getting lately, but on the day after Christmas she took to Twitter in a very public meltdown. The Grio reports that the 212 singer used the social media platform to demand reparations from the United States government in a series of tweets. Show More Summary

East Windsor, Connecticut: Former Cop Allegedly Encouraged Other Cops To Kill A Massachusetts Cop-Hater

A war of words is playing out on social media, with cops and cop supporters in one camp, and cop haters in the other camp, and the latest casualty in this war is a former Connecticut police officer who allegedly used social media toShow More Summary

Risks in Using Social Media to Spot Signs of Mental Distress

22 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The ill-fated introduction in Britain of an app to detect predictors of suicide shows what may happen when social media posts are scrutinized for cues about a person’s mental health.

CJR's most popular stories of 2014

As the staff of CJR looked back on this year, we wanted to share the most-read stories. Much of this year's traffic was thanks to social media, so we also wanted to include comments from Twitter (collected using Muck Rack's handy Who Shared My Link tool). Below are magazine pieces, interviews, and quick posts that gained the most traction this...

#HappyHoligays Hall of Fame: Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter Posts That Made Our Season Bright

2 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

We asked y'all to use the hashtag #HappyHoligays on social media this season, and boy, did you ever!

What social analytics isn’t telling you this holiday season

Guest: According to social media analytics, when it comes to kids, toys that imitate gadgets used by adults will be hotter than ever. Unfortunately, there’s a huge problem with these predictions.

Court Makes Obvious Ruling: Cops Can Use Fake Social Media Accounts

Here's some non-news: Cops use social media to catch criminals. But it's not just criminals broadcasting their misdeeds to the wider world, unimpeded by privacy settings or discretion. No, cops can and do make fake profiles to stalk criminals without being detected. If a cop walks into a bar, pretends......

NBC Social Synch ‘Removes Red Tape’ From Social Campaigns

NBC is guaranteeing advertisers social media impressions with its Social Synch product. NBCU has been using Social Synch for a few months already and according to an AdAge report, the Social Synch campaigns are “generating up to 33%Show More Summary

WHEN YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ORGANIZE THESE THINGS, IT MAKES THE RICO SUIT EASIER: ‘Black Lives M…

WHEN YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ORGANIZE THESE THINGS, IT MAKES THE RICO SUIT EASIER: ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest organizers to face charges for Mall of America shutdown. “On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, management was forced to shut down the stores on one side of the mall. Officials are reportedly […]

Betabook

Jay Cousins writing in Afrigadget: The Betabook is a portable whiteboard, which can be used with a smartphone for archiving, content creation, and social media sharing. On local production:The Betabook offers the opportunity to reduce long term material costs and generate additional income streams. Show More Summary

Social Media and Accessibility: Resources to Know

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Since then, the number of social media channels, and their use for communication among all demographics, has grown exponentially. Show More Summary

Using Social Media to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Your favorite social media network may be more than just a fun way to pass the time. Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be valuable in the fight against HIV in the United States, where research has demonstrated they can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes […]

Art Bird Watching: Fun For the Whole Flock in Any Weather!

4 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Sara Snyder helped organize the #ArtBirds Social Media Scavenger hunt to encourage awareness of how artists use bird imagery as part of our exhibition "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art." She fills us in on the bird watching activities, both outdoors and in, as part of our show. "The Singing and the Silence" is on view now through February 22, 2015.

10 Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content [INFOGRAPHIC]

Getting eyes on your content entails using a combination of SEO (search engine optimization), content curation, social media outreach, optimizing for readability, and email marketing. All of these elements work in concert to drive your target audience to your posts.

The Best Social Media Tips of 2014

Get smarter about how you use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Social Media Has Changed How Consumers Shop Online [Infographic]

Social media has begun to replace a lot of activities that used to take place on other parts of the Internet. It seems that one of the greatest areas impacted is the way users shop online. An infographic from Crowdtap examines how social...Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Reddit Revenue Sharing | Facebook Blocks Russian Page

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Reddit Announces Plan for Revenue Sharing: Redditnotes (SocialTimes) Reddit has announced its initial plans for how it will share some of its recent funding with users. Show More Summary

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