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Ask, Listen, Learn Campaign

Ask, Listen, Learn Campaign

Ask, Listen, Learn is a creative, multimedia program which was designed by a team of educators and psychologists specializing in middle school-aged students. The campaign efforts are divided into 2 main... Read more »

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Spanish Football Players Banned from the Act of Tweeting!

There is unlikely to be a tweet out of the Spain players at the World Cup after coach Vicente del Bosque banned them from using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook during the tournament“. Reported form Reuters.

In a nutshell, they are not allowed to use the sites at any of the team’s training camps or at the World Cup in South Africa. The main reason behind this decision is to prevent players from placing comments on their accounts that are not well thought through, comments which could get them into trouble!

Spanish Players

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PicFog: Exposing your Twitter images to the world!

PicFog is a real-time Twitter image search engine that’s been around for some time, persistently adding new features, such as the support for Twitter image sharing services Twitpic, Twitgoo and Yfrog.

This all sounds great, but what what about privacy concerns? Doesn’t anyone care anymore? Or is it that they are, simply, clueless!

Recently, an article in the Dutch de Volkskrant newspaper discussed the new PicFog web application: Picfog brings order to photograph fog on Twitter (translated from Dutch).

PicFog and Privacy Issues:

Basically, what the article talks about is the following: With a reported 300,000 new users every single day, only Twitter knows how many pictures have been added to its user accounts. But if users have not blocked their user account from third party peeks, their pictures may now be seen, by the entire world, through a simple search on PicFog!

A Simple Search on Picfog and... viola!

Apple’s iPad is Causing Workers to Kill Themselves!

“Apple manufacturer Foxconn was taking extraordinary measures Wednesday to safeguard its business and workers following a spate of suicides at its sprawling plant in southern China.”

Here’s something even more interesting: Workers have reportedly been told to sign letters promising not to kill themselves and even agreeing to be sent to psychiatric institutions if they appear to be in an “abnormal mental or physical state for the protection of myself and others”.

Using Social Media to Promote Haiti Shops to US Consumers

Social media is, yet again, being tested to prove its worth, not solely to brands, services and products but also to a country and its economy. Do you think it’ll succeed? Read more to find out.

Introducing Google TV — Be Careful What You Wish For! [video]

Introducing Google TV — Be Careful What You Wish For! [video]

When I first heard about Google TV, my initial reaction was: "Wow! Everything I need in my living room or even bedroom... A dream that is actually materializing into something tangible!". But...

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Free Hugs Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Free Hugs Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Hug the World

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives. Read more to learn how he achieved his dream and got people interested and buzzing!

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Bejeweled Blitz — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Bejeweled Blitz — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Bejeweled Blitz is one of PopCap's variety of online games; the leading multi-platform provider of "casual games" - fun, easy-to-learn, captivating computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Learn how its utilizing social media brilliantly!

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Use of Social Media to Uncover Haitian Slave Labor in Florida!

This story of Florida's "Modern Day Slavery" might have never gotten around or reached the right people if it weren't for a combination of using Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and a mobile phone!

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USA Today’s #AmericaWants Twitter Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

USA Today’s #AmericaWants Twitter Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

USA Today

The #AmericaWants hashtag contest was created as part of USA Today’s larger “What America Wants” brand campaign, designed to illustrate USA Today’s connection with the American experience and readers’ engagement with the brand on multiple media platforms.

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The “Like” Button: Facebook’s Covert Plan to Catalog The Web

The “Like” Button: Facebook’s Covert Plan to Catalog The Web

Over 1 Billion Likes

Recently small unassuming icons started popping up on various websites, little "like" buttons that are springing up next to movie titles on IMDB, a restaurent on Yelp or the hundreds of other products and service on the web that have that button. Why is this a big deal, and can it change Web marketing?

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