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Facebook apologizes to LGBT users, reverses ground on ‘real name’ policy

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An executive for social media giant Facebook apologized to users from the LGBT communities on Wednesday for the company’s recent push toward forcing users to use their “real names,” attributing it to the actions of a “bad actor,” Mashable reported. “In the two...

Obama Cartoon Triggers Backlash, Boston Herald Apologizes

Making fun of the president is fine. Using old racial stereotypes is not. A racist Obama cartoon in the Boston Herald stirred up a little controversy today on social media sites. The newspaper apologized for the “watermelon” joke saying that it did not mean to offend anyone. The cartoon mocks White House security for allowing an […]

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer Part 3: Using Social Media, or I'll Like You If You Like Me

Kay, my permanently grumpy marketing guru, has this week given birth to a beautiful little girl after a 20-hour labor, described by her gyno as "epic." I take this to mean I can catch up on my reading, or perhaps my laundry. You seeShow More Summary

Like You Really Need To Validate Your Social Media Presence….

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

How many Fortune 500 companies are blogging and using social media, and what can law firms learn from them?

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer Part 3: Using Social Media, or I'll Like You If You Like Me

Kay, my permanently grumpy marketing guru, has this week given birth to a beautiful little girl after a 20-hour labor, described by her gyno as "epic." I take this to mean I can catch up on my reading, or perhaps my laundry. You seeShow More Summary

How OccupyCentral used social media to bypass censorship

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : Reportr.net

The protests in Hong Kong have been marked by the use of smartphones and social media to bypass Chinese government censorship of the internet....

Why would a woman try to buy a used IUD on social media?

Because contraception is necessary, basic healthcare! A reminder why everyone needs -- and deserves -- access to it

Four Visual Branding Techniques for Social Media

Branding used to be domain of Donald Draper types. But now anyone can build a strong visual brand.

Pressuring High-Profile Atheists to Address Misogyny

Sam Harris speaking in 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Some of the feminist bloggers who write for Freethought Blogs and their supporters have been using social media to pressure high-profile atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins to speak out against sexism and misogyny. Show More Summary

Six Flags Fight A Real Life Purge? Twitter-Organized Brawl Fractures Teen’s Skull [Video]

A Six Flags fight video may be the first ever to actually show a real life purge happen in America if reports about people using social media to organize a Six Flags “fight fest” in 2014 are correct. In a related report by The Inquisitr,...Show More Summary

The ALS ice bucket challenge: Analysis of why it went viral

The ALS ice bucket challenge, better known as #ALSIceBucketChallenge or #icebucketchallenge, was almost the perfect storm for viral fundraising. In my course, Designing Health Campaigns Using Social Media at Tufts University, we analyzed why the challenge went viral. Show More Summary

Thought Crime: UK Leadership Wants To Ban Predicted 'Extremists' From Social Media, TV, Events

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Theresa May, the current UK Home Secretary, has announced that, if re-elected, her party (the Conservatives) will push for "extremist disruption orders" which would effectively ban people declared "extremist" (using a very broad definition) from using social media or appearing on TV. Show More Summary

Emma Roberts Reveals ‘American Horror Story’ Behind The Scenes Photos

Emma Roberts has peeled back the curtain on the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Over the last few weeks the FX series has been using social media to prepare fans for the upcoming fourth season. From the looks of it, the show is currently filming its most terrifying season yet. Show More Summary

You HAVE Your Killer App: Your Website

Way back when, when social media was new-ish (let’s say 2007), I used this classic baseball analogy to illustrate how social media fit into the communications universe. Website as home base, with email as pitcher (no hits without the pitcher) Core social media platforms (now Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) as inside bases Other social media […]

Woman Pulled Over For Drunk Driving Admits She Was Trying To Find Pizza Online

We as a society are trying so hard to fight distracted driving by warning about the dangers of using your phone while you’re behind the wheel — but it seems we have to expand the message from “Don’t text/use social media/email” while driving to also include, “Don’t try to order pizza online while you maneuver a huge hunk of metal … [More]

From Midriffs to Social Media: Parenting Teen Girls in the 21st Century

Don’t let the topic fool you. ‘Enough’ is full of substance and wisdom. Kate Conner likes making lists. The author of Enough—a book I truly enjoyed despite my initial, low-slung expectations—uses lists throughout her work. Her new book’s subtitle, for example, is: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls. Show More Summary

Demonstrators coordinate using social media as Hong Kong protests swell

A protester instructs people to move to Chater Road in Hong Kong’s central district on Sept. 29. Protesters are unhappy with the Chinese government’s plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. Photo by Anthony Kwan/GettyShow More Summary

Hong Kong Protestors Flock to FireChat App Amidst Social Media Censorship

Censors took down this photo from Sina Weibo. About 100,000 people in Hong Kong downloaded FireChat within 22 hours, reports TechinAsia. The messaging app uses mesh networks to allow users to communicate with each other without Internet...Show More Summary

Chartbeat Aims To Move Publishers' Attention Away From Page Views

Pay attention to the "attention economy." Chartbeat, a social analytics tool used by advertisers and news organizations for real-time monitoring of website traffic, announced Monday that the Media Rating Council accredited 21 of its metrics, including ones that track and monetize audience attention rather than page views. Read Full Story

PhotoFeeler evaluates which profile pictures you should or shouldn’t use

(Social Media) Photofeeler can help you choose which profile picture to so you are always giving the best first impression. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

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