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How Worried Should You Be About the NSA's PRISM System Watching You?

How Worried Should You Be About the NSA's PRISM System Watching You?

To paraphrase The Police song (which is apparently the NSA's hold and dial-in teleconference music), "Every Key You Press, The Government is Watching You", as leaked documents show the NSA has full access to most social media and search sites. 

Social Media Briefs: Pinterest, Yahoo Update Search, Anametrix Socializes Data

The first week of June brought a host of social media updates, especially where search is concerned. Let’s take a look. 

Tweetdeck Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

The idea behind social media management is that it’s an easy way to monitor social media channels. With this in mind, the Twitter owned TweetDeck has a new look that aims to improve the efficiency of the platform.

Introducing a New Twitter Card: Lead Generation

Improving purchasing statistics and generating leads is a goal of any marketer when they launch a new campaign, but not everyone can do this well. Twitter wants to improve this field for marketers who use the site with a new Lead Generation Twitter Card.

DataSift Adds Instagram, Facebook Page + Google+ Data Sources

DataSift Adds Instagram, Facebook Page + Google+ Data Sources DataSift, an enterprise social data company, has added Instagram, Facebook Page and Google+ data to its managed data offering, and partnered with analytics and visualization vendor Tableau on data integration.

Social Media for Small Business: 3 Key Considerations

shutterstock_100269413.jpg Lisa Barone, the Vice President of Strategy at Overit, a full-service digital media agency, recently spoke with CMSWire about three key factors SMB’s have to consider before launching a social media campaign.

Google+ Takes Over Second Place in US Social Media Rankings

Google+ is now more popular than Twitter among social networks in the US, according to a survey of 2,500 people by an ad firm called Burst Media.

HootSuite, Mindful of Social Media's Vulnerabilities, Offers Security Services

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Another day, another bunch of stories about successful hacks of companies’ websites, Twitter accounts or internal systems. To bolster defenses on the social media front, social media management vendor HootSuite has announced its Security Services suite of tools, training and services. 

Facebook Introduces Verified Pages for High Profile Accounts

The check mark that confirms the owner of a Twitter page is who they say they are is now part of Facebook, as the social network has introduced its own version of the feature.

What Social Networks Should Your Business Be On? Hint. Not All

social media, social networking, smbSocial media is a tool that everyone uses, but not all brands need a Twitter, Instagram or YouTube page. If you're a small business trying to get started in social media, here's what to consider before signing up.

Retweet Much? M.I.T. Researchers Can Predict How Many Times

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Prediction of retweets of President Obama's tweet about his family dog

Some tweets get retweeted many times, some a few, and some just sit there. Now, researchers at M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management have developed a model they say can predict the number of retweets a given tweet will engender — and they can make the prediction within minutes of its posting. 

Gartner Report Highlights 'Cool' Social Marketing Shops

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It’s not every day that you see the word “cool” used in the title of a Gartner report. But that’s certainly an appropriate descriptor of five selected agencies that strike the delicate balance between brand promotion and e-Commerce, as described in the new report.

Facebook Changes Ad Image Sizes, News Feed Options

Facebook_ad_format_changesAccording to a recent report, Facebook advertisements are quietly going through a redesign that will affect how they are displayed on the social network.

Report: E-Commerce Marketers Must Improve Social Engagement

Report: Ecommerce Needs to Improve Social Engagement; Make Note of Customer Trends E-commerce is something that changes as social trends change; however many businesses are failing to find a good link between social engagement and e-commerce traffic.

Apple's Road To WWDC 2013: iOS 7, iPhone 5S and iCloud

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With only a couple of weeks until Apple's big developer event, the company has to match Google's feature-heavy Android and app updates from I/O, Microsoft's new media-friendly Xbox One and keep generating hardware magic in what is becoming a highly predictable market. 

Jive Releases Rebuilt, Free Producteev Task Management Tool

Jive Releases Rebuilt, Free Producteev Task Management Tool
The Mac version of Jive's updated Producteev

Social task management for free. That’s the appealing price tag of a rebuilt version of Producteev, the tool that Jive Software bought last fall. 

Customer Experiences: When Online and Real-World Shopping Cross Paths

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Online content, in store: TigerLogic's Postano on a screen at Nine West.

Consumers now have access to the Net wherever they go, and their customer experience extends from everywhere to almost everywhere. With online shopping blending into offline, CMSWire.com pinged customer experience management provider Empathica and enterprise data management/app development provider TigerLogic for their insights. 

PC Users Can Talk To Chrome While Google+ Gets A Mobile Browser Update

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Google has turned the taps on its update stream after last week's I/O event. You can now talk to your PC's Chrome browser for Google searches, while mobile users get a new version of Google+ to play with that's more in line with the card-based update of the recent PC browser update. 

Microsoft's Xbox One Console Runs Three OSs Including Windows 8

Microsoft crams Windows 8 into Xbox One

What is Xbox One? Is it a games machines, a media center, or an app player? Microsoft wants it to be all three, with near instant-on, voice activation, Skype and many other features, but to do this, it runs a version of Windows 8, a gaming hyper-OS and a media system, highlighting the company's struggles with Windows.

Flickr Gets the Yahoo Upgrade Treatment With Hi-Res Pics and 1TB Storage

Flickr Gets the Yahoo Upgrade Treatment With Hi-Res Pics and 1TB Storage

Alongside the Tumblr acquisition, Yahoo is taking off the wraps on one of its earlier acquisitions. Image-sharing service Flickr gets a major hi-resolution makeover with a new app for Android users.