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We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Talk about a dramatic week for Twitter. On Sunday, a 14 year old Dutch girl sent a threat to American Airlines suggesting she was part of Al Qaida. Although it was a “joke,” the tweets left her with a suspended Twitter account and an arrest on Monday.    
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Twitter is beginning to look a lot like Facebook. Its new layout, now rolled out to just about everyone, includes a large photo at the top, pinned tweets, emojis, new ads, and a slew of other Facebook-like updates.  
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:  You might have noticed a blue dinosaur the last time you tried to post on Facebook. The social network is testing a pop-up reminder that encourages users to pay attention to who they’re sharing with. And a blue cartoon dinosaur, inexplicably, comes with it. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Two tech giants, Facebook and Google are in an all out tech cold war. Who will be the victor? As a result, Mark Zuckerberg is on a full-fledged shopping spree. His newest purchase is Oculus Rift, a virtual reality technology company.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Hey brands - pump the breaks with hashtags! Socialbakers, a social media firm, released a report this week that shows the more hashtags used in a Facebook post, the less engagement it receives
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:  Tinder has decided to introduce verified accounts because celebrities aren’t getting enough matches. Apparently, when users come across names like Lindsey Lohan or Josh Groban, they assume the accounts aren’t legit and swipe left.   
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: The Oscars made a big splash on social this week. Host Ellen DeGeneres gathered some big stars and posted a selfie that literally broke Twitter. The star-studded tweet surpassed 1,300,000 retweets in less than an hour. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: McDonalds has officially joined the list of notable brands on Snapchat. The fast food chain quietly jumped on the band wagon last week with its first snap coming from basketball star LeBron James
In the world of tabloids and paparazzi, it’s hard not to catch the latest and greatest news of the hottest celebrities. But, how are they managing their social networks and what does it do for their brand? Let’s take a little time out and see what’s happening with one of today’s most effective social media marketer and hip-shaking superstar: Shakira.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: In a continual attempt to dominate everything, Facebook purchased Whatsapp for a mere $19 billion this week. Just like Instagram, Whatsapp will function as separate unit and keep all of their current employees. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:  Last week’s Super Bowl was pretty disappointing if you were actually watching the game. A lot of action happened online, though. Twitter reported a record 24.9 million tweets were sent during the telecast. That topped the 24.1 million from last year's game.  
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Snapchat is in the doghouse again, this time it's for spamming users. Needless to say, people are getting peeved and taking to Twitter to let the world know.  Speaking of tweets, The Washington Post was the most tweeted newspaper of 2013, ranking just above the New York Times with an average of 275,193 tweets per week. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: The polar vortex that brought record low temperatures to North America was a big topic on social this week. And community managers for big brands like Wendy’s, Elle, and Comedy Central jumped right on the band wagon.  
One of the easiest ways to enhance your company’s brand to convey a professional social media presence is to create the proper artwork for the social media platforms you are using. This is free space to advertise your brand and give a clear branding message. The attached PDF is a current spec guide for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Youtube. Scroll all the way down to see examples and tips. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: In case you haven’t heard, recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. Naturally, Ben & Jerry’s took to Twitter to join the conversation. Their marijuana-related tweet got quite a reaction from the Twitterverse
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: As part of its new direct messaging feature released last week, Instagram will allow users to delete sent photos. Although not quite as transient as Snapchat, it does cure the common online dilemma of sender’s remorse. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Watch out Snapchat! Instagram introduced a private photo-sharing feature and Twitter is allowing users to share and receive pictures in direct messages.  Photo filtered selfies? Yep. 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Black Friday sales were down this year, but Cyber Monday was a huge success. Deals from Monday’s buying craze topped over $2.29 billion, up 16% year-over-year
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: It wasn’t a great week for LivingSocial. The daily deal site was down for nearly an entire day as the tech team scrambled to find and solve the issue. And based on revenues from 2012, the outage probably cost the company $1.4 million. Yikes.  
  Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Super Power: The ability to never run out of ideas.  Three things you should know about Tom:  He is a huge Buffalo Bills fan (despite his attire in the image above)  He has a very large, diverse Twitter following. You can follow him, too: @theseltine He received his BS in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology 
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed
Hi Everybody! We are releasing a new dashboard November 7th and we wanted to show you how to complete your everyday tasks and walk you through some of our favorite features.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:
The most important thing to remember about Halloween content is have fun with it. Sure, the folks behind Carrie’s social media marketing efforts had a budget and a whole production team behind it, but the video also shows them having a blast in the process. SocialToaster’s campy zombie spoof celebrated the creativity and levity of it’s brand, and showed that making original content should be fun for those making it, and those watching it.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed!
Baseball may be America’s pastime, but football is America’s obsession. The season is already full steam ahead, and not even the blocking power of the Seahawk’s defense can stop the NFL from being beamed into living rooms across the nation. Before the days of Facebook and Twitter, talking smack and stats to friends only happened at bars, water coolers, or tailgate parties. Now social media has given fans a new realm to support the teams they love, and trash the ones they don’t.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:  Hashtags are everywhere. Literally, everywhere. So it comes as no surprise that Google added hashtags to search results. Now, when you search using a # symbol, results from Google+ will appear next to popular hashtags.
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: Those insanely long lines at Apple stores last week turned out to be record breaking. The company sold 9 million 5S and 5C models of its iPhone opening weekend!  And most of them weren’t gold.  
Explosions! Laser beams! Capes! And yes, even tights that may be, well, too tight. This is what an audience usually expects with a blockbuster. Traditionally, studios would create and market movies that appeal to teenage boys and teenagers at heart. It’s no coincidence that the top five grossing movie franchises of all time include 007, Marvel, Vader, and Hobbits. But now, things are starting to change. 
  We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:  Apple customers flocked to Twitter to express their frustration when the company’s new update, iOS 7 became riddled with error messages. The new system features a design overhaul to make the phone appear larger, sharper, and more user friendly.  
We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: It’s football season again! And the only thing Americans enjoy more than watching football on Sunday is talking about watching football on Sunday. Last week Facebook saw over 60 million NFL-related interactions and the opening Broncos/Ravens game generated more than 1.4 million tweets on its own. 
Find out how Derek Waters’ “Drunk History” went from viral sensation to cable TV success.
  We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: It was a good week for startup, Hearsay Social. The software-as-a-service social management platform announced that it has raised $30 million in Series C Funding
In this Labor Day social media special, we focus on the effects social media has had on labor unions, social issues and politics.

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