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Social Media Goes GTL With Jersey Shore Facebook Game & iPhone App

Love them or hate them, MTV is utilizing social media to promote the second season of its reality hit TV show, Jersey Shore. This week, the network is hyping the much anticipated return of the guidos and guidettes with a Facebook game and an iPhone app.

Social Media Won't Help Chase Feelings Of Loneliness

Studies conducted by University of Arizona (UA) suggest that it doesn't matter how many 'friends' you have on Facebook or Twitter... If you are lonely, they aren't going to make you feel less so.

 

Social Media Reveal For 2011 Ford Explorer Does Not Connect The Dots

At 7:40AM EDT on July 26, the Ford Motor company introduced a major departure in unveiling a new car with the launch of the 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Departing from the "Mad Men" Days of traditional advertising and revealing a new car on the floor of an Auto Show, Ford chose Social Media to motivate buyers.

Does Social Media's First President Need To Go Back To The Well In 2010?

The presidents who have navigated and adapted to new technologies during their campaigns and while in office have helped distinguish these successful U.S. leaders. From FDR to JFK to Obama, each embraced new mediums that gave them a greater opportunity to communicate with their voting constituencies in more meaningful ways.

Social Media Asked To Do The Queen Of England's Bidding

While many a world leader has embraced social media over the course of the last few years, the Windsors at Buckingham Palace seemed to be the last hold-outs. With Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev and even dictators like Hugo Chavez having joined the social networking rank and file, Queen Elizabeth and her clan appeared to still be living in the 20th Century devoid of a tweet or an avatar. Apparently someone tipped off the monarchy ...

Social Media Leads In Nation-Building Like The Mouse That Roared?

While the debate on privacy continues to rage on at home and abroad, it has not hindered Facebook from scaling to a half billion users this past week. With only China and India's populations larger, Facebook is the third largest 'nation' in the world? But with no land to defend and a citizenry not bound by any government, how could a social network rank third in followers globally?

Social Networking With The Simpsons, Zuckerberg Has A Cow, Man!

Is Facebook better suited for the small vs large Screen? With all the flack Mr. Mark Zuckerberg is receiving from the producers of the soon-to-be released movie "The Social Network," he's hoping to score some quality points with an image-makeover in a guest appearance on The Simpsons.

Social Media Is Not About Sweating The Small Stuff, Mr. Zuckerberg!

In a social media and public relations coup, the stars may be finally aligning for Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Demeaned, dogged, demonized and demoralized by his user-base, the press, the federal government and even a biopic movie about to hit the Silver Screen, Mr. Z has been an easy target for one and all. In an upcoming interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, he has a chance to redeem himself.

Social Media Magazine Created From Users' Social Networks

Imagine a mash-up of all your social networks into a format that resembles a slick glossy print magazine presented to you on your iPad. Flipboard announced the launch of their free iPad app that creates a magazine out of users' social content.

Social Media's Black Hole Found At Chump Dump

Think of social networking in reverse. Instead of following folks, you make a concerted effort to 'unfollow' them - and in so doing having some fun sending them into the black hole of social media. Chump Dump, an app that's app-solutely as funny as it sounds is here to say: "You're following too many chumps!"