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China allegedly uses Twitter to spread false information in Tibet

Around 100 accounts were reportedly found using names stolen from Westerners and descriptions taken from real people. Reporters claim each account promotes Chinese propaganda.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Twitter buys CardSpring as a foothold into e-Commerce

With sights on creating its own e-commerce platform, Twitter will soon reach this goal with the recent acquisition of CardSpring. The cost of deal has not yet been revealed, but the feature will be soon forthcoming.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Microsoft needs a PR boost after layoffs; should buy Yahoo!

Microsoft has taken a big PR hit after announcing that it will lay off 18,000 employees. The tech giant needs a PR boost and a revamped image, which it might get by...buying Yahoo!
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Smartphones and the dining experience Special

My name is Paula, and I am addicted to my smartphone. Oh wait, no, I am actually addicted to social media. Either way, I am part of a new trend in dining.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 4 comments

This Lukas Podolski selfie is the best photo from World Cup 2014

Moments after winning the 2014 World Cup, German forward Lukas Podolski snapped one of the most memorable selfies in sports history. Podolski posted on his Twitter account a photo of fellow German player Bastian Schweinsteiger kissing his cheek.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

LinkedIn wants your contacts to be more than just names

The new app, LinkedIn Connected, aims to turn contacts into connections and give users what they want on their mobile devices.
In the Media by Jen C Crompton

Facebook controversial study sparks new experiment Special

It’s a small experiment where we ask people to take a break from Facebook and report to us how they feel and how they spend their free time.
Digital Journal Report by Wendy Spickerman

Tornado in Saskatchewan wedding photos goes viral

Saskatoon - Photographer Colleen Niska was taking photos of a bride and groom on a rural road in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan when she noticed that there was a tornado in the distance.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Creating Twitter lists can help your small business

Twitter can be an overwhelming tool. We want to build a following, so we follow many. But how do you ensure that you see what you really need and want to see? How, you ask? Via lists, that's how.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais

Social media influence not helping small business in America

Social media has effected the way small business goes about attracting new customers and keeping in touch with regulars, but according to reports, it might all be for nothing and could actually hurt the bottom dollar over a period of time.
In the Media by Larry Seely - 2 comments

New App gives social media stars more control

Making the most of another's platform and marketing your brand to the max can get risky when the platform decides to change gameplans. That's exactly what happened when YouTube decided to take down some songs from its collection of online choices.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Competitions: What are some of the best prizes out there?

It is always a great feeling to win something. Whether its a win in the lottery, or a competition, or even some kind of award, there is that warm, fuzzy feeling of being rewarded with a prize.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

#FreeAJStaff: Jailing of journalists incites outrage, criticism

The imprisonment and sentencing of three journalists in an Egyptian court has sparked outrage from human rights groups, journalists, media organizations, and scores of activists on social media, as well as criticism from the White House.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Twitter now supports GIFs, but they are not real GIFs

The GIF, a popular animated image format in the 80s, persevered and found a new place on the Internet. Where is this new place? Chances are you are using it now.
In the Media by Milton Este

Girl uses Facebook to save her father's life (VIDEO)

Henlawson - A frightened 10-year-old girl turns to social media for help when a tree crashes on top of her father during a thunderstorm.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 4 comments

#no2isis social media campaign advocates secular and unified Iraq Special

Many Iraqis and those concerned about Iraq and its future in light of the current threat to the country posed by the rampaging ISIS terror gang have taken to social media sites to show their opposition to ISIS and support of a secular unified Iraq.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

CIA launches Twitter and Facebook accounts

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has opened its first official accounts on Twitter and Facebook. The aim is for the spy agency to "engage directly with the public."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bystanders film burning victims instead of getting help

Dallas - In an extremely disturbing and disheartening turn of events bystanders pulled over at a terrible accident not to help, but to film the horrific fire and those trapped inside.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

Look, listen, leap: Social Media World Forum North America 2014 Special

New York - Look, listen, leap for the marketing win: Social Media World Forum North America 2014 (#SMWF) conference highlighted the importance of listening, data gathering and analysis to enable business opportunities.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Grayson

McDonald's new ambassador 'Happy' is scaring the social media

It seems McDonald's new Happy Meal ambassador, dubbed rather originally "Happy," is not going down well on the social media. Going more by the name of "McScary," people are just not impressed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Stop wasting time! Turn your social media posts into real traffic

As you work up to high-concept, artistic, “Big Brand” content, take time to create the ground level content that will convert your social media traffic into REAL traffic.
In the Media by Bob Hutchins - 2 comments

Twitter now allows users to mute other users

Twitter is adding yet another feature, and this one is to help weed out those on your feed whom you don't want to hear from.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis

Review: Digital Media Summit unites online presence with overall strategy Special

Toronto - The Digital Media Summit is Canada’s social media and interactive marketing conference, recruiting the sagest gurus, including Shingy and Gary Vaynerchuk, to help people optimize their digital and social media strategies.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 5 comments

'I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely': Video goes viral

“Look Up,” a video by writer and director Gary Turk on his Youtube channel, which urges people to leave behind their social media accounts and smartphones has gone viral, with 28 million views since April 25.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

'Happy' song Facebook update causes fatal crash

High Point - A North Carolina woman updates her Facebook status while driving on the highway, then dies shortly afterwards in a car accident.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 2 comments

5 conferences every online marketer should attend in 2014

If you work in marketing products online then there are a number of conferences you can attend this year led by some of the best at the game in order to further your knowledge of your business. We look at five great US-based ones.
In the Media by James Walker

Op-Ed: Making good choices when it comes to hashtags

The hashtag can be a very useful tool, but a powerful one. What you put after that little hashtag can bring you great success but potential failure. A thoughtful hashtag plan is well worth the time for a small business.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Have we hit 'peak human marketing'?

Four years ago tech and data to many marketers meant Facebook and pageviews. Today marketing technology has exploded. Is the marketing industry about to experience the tech-related pain publishing has gone through?
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