The Ticker: Death hoaxes; Snooki’s stunt; Groupon; Social media & holiday shopping

Wall Street JournalPublic Relations Learned the Hard Way

Gawker: Death Hoax Swarm Kills Adam Sandler, Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen

PopEaterSnooki ‘Hamster’ Stunt Banned From Times Square on New Year’s Eve?

BraftonGroupon raising $950 million, becoming a marketing must

TechnoratiSurvey: Social Media Barely Made Dent in Online Holiday Shopping