Take a Break, Have an Orangutan Finger

Environmentalists are truly a unique breed; they are so driven and passionate about their causes and they see failure in apocalyptic terms making them very effective as campaigners and willing to employ any method that might aid them. One of the most renowned and well established organizations in the field of environmental activism is Green Peace International, which is celebrating its 40 year anniversary this year and which has expanded its network of volunteers to upwards of 2.9 million. Its causes are varied from protesting nuclear testing to saving the sea-life and campaigning for the preservation of endangered species.

Last year, the organization celebrated another success in the form of its Orangutan Campaign, which was one of the most successful social media marketing campaigns of 2010.

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Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

As soon as Facebook use became ubiquitous, we started hearing about more and more people who have lost their jobs due to the service. There are plenty of stories, from those caught skipping work to attend a Halloween party, to those who just unloaded on their boss after a bad day. Although people tend to be careless, they are still entitled to voice their grievances to their co-workers and other people around them. That’s exactly what a Connecticut court ruled a few days ago, and that employers should not restrict their workers from talking about their jobs on social media sites.

So What is the Story?

You Guys and Gals are Safe Now

In 2009 Souza, an American Medical Response of Connecticut worker, was fired from her job after posting an expletive-filled status message on her Facebook complaining about her supervisor and job. The National Labor Relations Board picked up her case and filed a complaint against the company and won it. The ruling was that employees have the right, and the protection of the government, to express their opinions about their jobs and working conditions on social media sites. This will surely change quite a few thing when it comes to corporate acceptable internet usage policies in the USA.

Got a Minute To Fix Urban America?

Connecting the denizens with their representatives is one of the foundations of democracy, and currently one of the best ways a citizen can communicate his problems, issues and concerns is through a town hall meeting. But to be able to attend town hall meeting you will have to dedicate the time and the energy to do so and hence only the people who are truly affect by an issue or are on the polar extremes of it end up making it to the town hall meeting. So instead of establishing a calm environment for discussion and achieving a representative opinion on an issue we have a very likely situation in which the debate is reduced to screamed sound bites.

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Cooklet — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Cooklet.

Ken’s Campaign to Win Barbie’s <3

Ken’s Campaign to Win Barbie’s <3

Everyone Deserves a Ken

How come I didn't receive the memo for this? Apparently Ken and Barbie have broke up in 2004. The Malibu girl opted for a surfer dude called Blaine breaking Ken's heart and now 7 years later Ken has finally forgave party and has launched a social media campaign to win the heart of his beloved again by Valentine's day.

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10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week [eps.12]

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself! Therefore, I invite you to invite you to enjoy our twelfth list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

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Underheard in New York: Listening to the Homeless Tweet

Underheard in New York: Listening to the Homeless Tweet

Underheard in NY's Facebook page

There are thousands of homeless people around the world, with no one to listen to their voices, share with them their dreams or sooth their fears. This is why the "Underheard in New York" initiative began.

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Blaving: Another Social Network or Just a Wanna Be?

Blaving: Another Social Network or Just a Wanna Be?

Blaving.com

Blaving is a new self-proclaimed "Social network which allows you to record instant voice messages and to share them with whoever you wish to do it: As simple as that. Record it, upload it and listen to it!"

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10 Tips to Make Your Content Unique, Fresh & Attractive!

10 Tips to Make Your Content Unique, Fresh & Attractive!

Writing for the Web

Anyone can write, but not everyone can write for the web! Although this seems to be a given, you can still find web content which is weak, repetitive and even dull. Whatever your website is, I believe that there is always a way to keep your content fresh, unique and attractive and through research and […]

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The Molson Canadian Intern for a Day Contest

The Molson Canadian Intern for a Day Contest

Molson Canadian Logo

When Molson saw that its male legal-drinking-age-to-29 target was spending more time on social media sites like Facebook, the brewer wanted to test this channel to connect with its consumers.

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