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Topic: Social Networks

Facebook Admits It Hired PR Firm to Smear Google

The social networking site had Burson plant negative stories

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that two reps for PR firm Burson-Marsteller were attempting to plant negative stories about Google, claiming that its Social Circle feature violates privacy and FTC…

Digital Media Went Wedding Crazy

United States created the most buzz about the big day

Digital media came out in full force to promote coverage of Friday’s royal nuptials, and social media users matched it with a mania for all things Wills and Kate. Although 42…

Star VC Fred Wilson Defends Investments in Twitter, Foursquare

Livens up Activate NYC

Fred Wilson hates panels. “I really hate panels,” New York City’s star venture capitalist wrote on his blog last year. “I hate watching them and I hate being on them…

Samsung shows you who's still on MySpace

Ever feel distrustful of someone whose social-network profile-pic pose is exaggerated or contrived? Well, your skepticism is justified, according to this Samsung promotional video, in which monsters work…

Geico's Kash joins Twitter, says very little

In a move that ranks among the gravest misuses of social media of all time, Kash, the unspeaking, inanimate, googly-eyed wad of bank notes who stumps for Geico, has…

Barbarian fighting the good fight on Twitter

It's not hard to find bad news about the media industry, whether it's the plummeting ad revenues for newspapers, the layoffs at magazines or the full-blown ad recession. It…

Late to Twitter? Brands may be out of luck

A few months back, I made a pleasant discovery: The popular social site Twitter would release inactive user names if you asked them to. This was great news for…

David Armano makes his social network pay

Critical Mass vp of experiential design David Armano is a certified social-network celebrity, with a well-read blog and popular Twitter feed. This week, he decided to put his network…

Twitter, now with 100 percent more Jesus

Do you love Twitter but hate how you have to read all those awful anti-Christian messages on it? Then you need Gospelr, the new Twitter-like service for "ministry microblogging." Gospelr…

A brand's friends: the best money can buy

A group called the Social Media Advertising Council is trying to determine how much a "friend" is worth to brands online (in measurement terms, of course). The group's acronym,…

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