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Tech firms bristle at new digital death laws, but will have to get used to them

14 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

A first-of-its-kind law in Delaware sets the stage for major changes in how companies like Google and Facebook treat email, social media and other digital accounts of the deceased. Tech firms bristle at new digital death laws, but will have to get used to them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Pamela Anderson Freezes Out Ice Challenge

15 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Even celebrities known as ice queens are taking up the cold challenge sweeping social media. Not so Pamela Anderson, who used her nomination to condemn the ALS Association.

Today in Small Business: Economics Lessons From ‘The Simpsons’

Five small businesses that are excelling on social media. How to use video to make your company stand out. Could an executive order on immigration help start-ups?

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

20 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

LONDON (AP) — Police and intelligence services are using image analysis and voice-recognition software, studying social media postings and seeking human tips as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley.

How Using Images in Social Media Marketing Can Help Improve Business

Just think about all the updates, posts, tweets, status messages and pins you see every day. What is it that makes you read or click through a post? A careful analysis shows that most activity in social media sites is triggered by visual representations or images. Our brains are more likely to be responsive to stimuli that incites an emotional reaction.

How To Use Social Media To Make An Impact At Your Next Trade Show

Many small business owners have started to strongly incorporate social media into their marketing plans for their trade show events. Social media can be a powerful way to break through the overwhelming distractions in a convention hall and drive traffic to their booth. Show More Summary

DOH Chronicles: Chicago's Department of Health has been...

Chicago's Department of Health has been using a new bot to alert it to instances of food borne illnesses that are posted to social media sites and Yelp, reports Popular Science. The bot works by tracking keywords like "food poisoning,"...

For jihadists, social media a platform to recruit, spread fear

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

A chilling video depicting the apparent murder of a US journalist by jihadists is just the latest salvo in an online war being waged by extremists on social media sites. Jihadist groups have long used their own media organisations to...Show More Summary

Using social media, family of slain journalist asks public not to watch beheading video

His family has taken to social media, using Facebook and Twitter to express their sorrow, accept his death, ask for privacy and ask others to refrain from sharing or watching the graphic images of their loved one’s beheading. “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the […]

Food poisoning is a tricky illness to track.

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Food poisoning is a tricky illness to track. Often, people treat it at home with plenty of fluids, rest, and a little social media driven complaining. That last one is proving useful to researchers from Chicago's Public Health Department, who are taking to Twitter to ID food-poisoning cases. Read more...

Your Guide to Social Media Compliance

Most of us are familiar with using social media to post personal status updates. However, when it comes to using social media for business purposes, it is important to understand that the rules are different. Anything you post can be...Show More Summary

UK police are breaching social media guidelines

Police forces in England and Wales have investigated 828 police breaches of social media guidelines since February 2009. We’re used to criminals being stupid on social media, whether it’s sharing photos of stuff they’ve, er, dishonestly acquired, or logging onto Facebook using other people’s property. Show More Summary

Want to Get Paid for Using Social Media?

Social media is now an ingrained part of our lifestyle and has been steadily evolving and expanding over the years. We all know of Facebook’s success and how they toppled Myspace. We’ve seen the rise of Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Show More Summary

How Restaurants Can Use Social Media Effectively

A question for you: why has the McDonald’s corporation been able to sustain dominance in the restaurant world for so many decades on end? Is it because they serve the best food? The answer to that should be an obvious “Not even close”. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who would choose a McDonald’s burger over any other burger given the side-by-side choice.

South Pasedena Alleged School Massacre Plot Foiled

Two Southern California male teenagers were being held in juvenile hall today after an investigation by authorities using social media discovered the two were in the early stages of a plot to allegedly commit a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School. “It was a...

Hundreds of Cops in UK Investigated for Misuse of Social Media

Hundreds of UK police officers were disciplined (and some terminated) over improper use of social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more...

Fighting The Endless Spread Of Ebola Misinformation On Social Media

This is how an epidemic unfolds online: with rumors, scientific fact, and prayers all mixed together. Patrick Sawyer, with his daughters If you want to get the word out on Facebook, you use pictures like this. Read Full Story

CNN Anchor Rosemary Church Gets Blasted on Social Media for Suggesting Use of Water Cannons in Ferguson

The anchor of CNN's International program Rosemary Church is the latest TV journalist to feel the wrath of social media, due to her suggestion of the use of water cannons on the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

How You Can Use Social Media To Fight Hunger

This past month, I had the opportunity to meet Andrea at her home in suburban Detroit. Andrea has been married eight years to her husband, Matt, and together they have a bright, energetic 7-year-old son named Connor. Upon meeting their...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Use BuzzSumo to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Efforts

BuzzSumo is a relatively new content discovery tool with a range of features that digital marketers will love.

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