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THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey

As Meerkat loses the spotlight to Periscope and everyone tries to remember what Ello was all about, we could use a bit of research for clarity on the current state of social media. The ever-reliable Pew Research Center did just that with its extensive study on The Digital Lives of Teenagers. Here are the top takeaways: 1. Facebook is just ...

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JOSH MABUS: The overdue truth about Facebook

Facebook has become an inevitability in today’s business climate. And why? Because everyone is on it. Well, that’s not entirely true. Facebook has 1.9 billion mobile active users, which is impressive. And, 1.39 billion of those users are active over the course of a month, which means more people identify as active Facebook users than members of the Catholic church. ...

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Ex-officer loses suit over firing over Facebook

GREENVILLE — A federal appeals court has upheld the firing of a Greenville police officer who alleged she was dismissed over comments posted on a social networking site. Former Sgt. Susan Graziosi was fired in 2012 after posting criticism on Facebook about Police Chief Freddie Cannon’s decision not to send department representatives to the funeral for a Pearl police officer ...

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GITOMER — Twitter webinar firestorm, tweet this!

I  did my first big Twitter group tweet last week. It’s called a “tweetcast.” Three companies – Adly (adly.com), Evolve!, Inc. (evolvesinc.com) and KiteDesk, (KiteDesk.com) – combined resources and invited 22 experts, including me, to tweet the answers to questions as they were posted. The result was a firestorm of tweets, re-tweets, and assorted comments. In short, it was an ...

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Bomgar Insider honored for effective use of social media

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named a winner in the 2014 Forrester Groundswell Awards for its customer advocacy program, the Bomgar Insider. The Forrester Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in the effective use of social technologies to drive business success. Bomgar was named the winner in the Social Reach Marketing (B2B) category during the Forrester Marketing Leadership Forum in San Francisco. ...

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TODD SMITH'S Spin Cycle — All The News … Best Stories of 2013 in the New York Times

The New York Times has announced its list of most-visited stories of 2013. Call it the modern version of “All the News That’s Fit to Print!” Categories include the most popular articles and blog posts, multimedia and interactives, and videos throughout NYTimes.com, the news outlet’s mobile site and its iOS apps. The most visited of all content was the interactive ...

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Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

It seems a rather simple proposition — use social media wisely or face the consequences. Yet, there continues to be a lack of awareness as to the ramifications of social media misuse and what constitutes legally protected free speech. A former Delta police officer is learning that the hard way. A federal judge has ruled against a former police officer ...

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Will Bunker a perfect ‘match’ for Mississippi tech conference

A leader in entrepreneurial technology will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 12 and 13 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Will Bunker, a graduate of Mississippi State University, was co-founder of the pioneering online dating service that later became Match.com, the world’s largest personal site, will address the conference. Innovate Mississippi CEO and ...

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So, what’s not to like? Buying Facebook ‘likes’ can be risky, says Mad Genius

If you spend much time on your business Facebook page, you most likely have seen a popup advertisement offering to sell you Facebook “likes.” One company advertises 1,000 likes from “real Facebook users” in one-to-four days for $29.99. This might seem like a good deal knowing how much attention Facebook users pay to “likes.” But be aware that not only ...

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Starkville-based social media site YeHive assembles team, raises funds

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — YeHive, an event-centered social media platform based in Starkville, has met its first fundraising goal and has assembled an advisory board and expanded its executive team as it prepares to move forward. “YeHive intends to revolutionize the way people share and participate in events and experiences,” said Brad Fuller, YeHive’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The early ...

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