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  • Facebook Use Costs Woman Her Job

    28 April 2009

    To Quote Trump, "You're Fired!" Today it was reported that a Swiss Insurance worker called in sick because she needed to lay in the dark and couldn't use a computer. The only problem is that her employer saw her Facebook activity during her "sick day." The insurer states that she wasn't fired for her actual activity on Facebook but for "the abuse of trust." Why You Should Care After a certain amount of time on social networks, it becomes easy to become complacent with your activity and soon enough, you're used to Twittering from your ...

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  • Social Media Blog Carnival VII

    27 April 2009

    Awesome, Creative & Did I Mention Awesome? The Social Media Blog Carnival is a roundup of article entries about social media theory, tips and practices and people are encouraged to submit written articles, video blogs or audio podcasts to each week's roundup. This week's Social Media Blog Carnival was hosted by Frank O'Mahoney (better known as @SantaFeFrank). Frank's visual presentation of the winner(s) is by far the most creative we've seen yet- go check out the carnival results and be sure to support the winners in the comments below! Next Week If you want to judge an upcoming edition or you ...

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  • Creating Your Own Small Town the Social Media Way

    22 April 2009

    Twitter is becoming a household word I said nearly two years ago that Twitter would be the epicenter of Social Media's step into the mainstream consciousness, and it didn't let me down in the slightest. It seems that right on time, Twitter is becoming the household name I thought it could and has been the breeding ground for Social Media terminology, etiquette, and discourse of its usage in both the personal & business arenas. But no matter how mainstream it becomes and how large a following a business, media, or big star has, it still remains only small town ...

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  • Panel to Discuss Mistakes Made In Early Adoption of Social Media Announced

    22 April 2009

    Austin Business Leaders Help Other Business Leaders The May 15th New Media Collaborative (NMC) presented by New Media Lab has put together a panel of some of Austin's most successful social medians to discuss with you mistakes and missteps they've made, avoided, and overcome in social media- let's face it, if it looks easy, it rarely ever is. This brilliant social media panel is very different from many you may have attended in that you're actually part of the conversation. It's not a pitch of their products or services- simply put, it's a way of helping you learn what you may not know ...

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  • Social Media Accelerates Age-Old Journalism Realities

    17 April 2009

    Old Media Versus New Media Last night, we attended the Austin Social Media Club panel on Old Media vs. New Media and to be honest, it was a great panel that probably ended in the nick of time. As the night went on, tensions were becoming palpable in the room- people's passions on the Institution of journalism ran high as did the passions of the journalists themselves. Although time constraints abruptly ended the panel (which may have been a disservice to old media), it did end civilly despite the conversation quickly turning to the thoughts and feelings from the audience on ...

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  • Social Media – Are You Lane?

    16 April 2009

    Are you a Lane? Lane is a great associate in a large to medium sized company, she does her job in sales very well. She's focused and dedicated to helping her clients make the most of their budgets while at the same time meeting or exceeding sales expectations. Lane is proud of her company, and Lane loves to talk about what she does and for whom, in fact, she's exceptionally proud of what the company is doing in and around social media. "So Lane, what are you doing in Social Media?" Lane replies, "Well, a lot actually, the company has ...

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  • Social Media Blog Carnival VI

    13 April 2009

    DebOnTheWeb This week's social media blog carnival is hosted by DebOnTheWeb in Medford, MA and you might just be surprised with the winner. Go check out who won, who got honorable mentions and be sure to comment with your thoughts. If you want to judge an upcoming edition of the social media blog carnival or you'd like to submit your own articles, click here to learn more!

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  • Social Media Blog Carnival V

    07 April 2009

    Interesting Judge This week's carnival is hosted by Tom Winstead, talented North Carolina photographer who isn't a blogger but is an active microblogger. We toyed with how to present Tom's findings since he's not a blogger and settled on making his announcements here: The Winner The winner of this week’s Social Media Blog Carnival is Cliff Forster's article "A look at AMD’s daring social media strategy". As you can guess from the title, it's about AMD's progressive social media strategy. It is a concise, well-researched and informative post about said strategy and how AMD is using it to connect with ...

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