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SPOILER: Delta is not giving away free airline tickets

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If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. One thing that constantly amazes me is how many intelligent people fall for seemingly obvious social media scams. The latest too-good-to-be-true offer is by “Delta Air.” The scam states: We’re giving you the chance to win Airline Tickets for up to 5 people […] [Read More]
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National Geographic is demonstrating everything not to do on social media

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National Geographic is providing a great case study in what NOT to do in social media. The news organization’s television Facebook page published the following message a little over an hour ago:   The post is littered with issues — the biggest of which is the attacks on the United States occurred in 2001, not 2011. The […] [Read More]
Categories: News, social media
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Presidential candidate executes brilliant social media move

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Hillary Clinton, a leading Democratic candidate for president, has executed a brilliant social media move. The former Secretary of State assured a young boy — who happened to be gay — that he has a bright future. The moment was captured on the popular “Humans of New York” Facebook page:   Clinton responded: Prediction from a grown-up: Your […] [Read More]
Categories: News, politics, social media
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Social media exploding with concerns of trapped beverage-makers

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The social mediaverse has exploded with concern over SoBe beverage manufacturers after an unknown number of caps surfaced with apparent pleas for help. In a marketing initiative the company printed “HELP ME TRAPPED IN SOBE FACTORY” on the bottom of countless bottles. It’s important to note that the PepsiCo-owned company has included off-beat messages under its […] [Read More]
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Many prominent subreddits are currently down in protest of a decision to fire a prominent administrator unexpectedly.

Reddit users are rebelling

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The users of Reddit are rebelling, taking down many of the site’s most popular subreddits —  including /r/IAmA, /r/AskReddit, /r/documentaries, /r/gaming, /r/history and /r/movies. A message posted to the /r/documentaries subreddit offers insight: We have decided to join several other subreddits in going dark to protest the lack of communication between the reddit admins and the volunteers […] [Read More]
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Black and blue or white and gold? That’s the question

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The social mediaverse is divided at this hour as millions of users debate whether a photo of a dress was posted to Tumblr on Wednesday. At this hour, Twitter’s trending topics are being dominated by this dress. Among them: #thedress #whiteandgold #blackandblue #dressgate What Colors Are This Dress This is yet another example of how […] [Read More]
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Looking at Apple’s revenue stream

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Last year, Apple made $182,795,000,000 — an impressive sum. However, let’s look deeper. Of that, money: $2,286,000,000 came from iPod sales $6,093,000,000 came from the sale of accessories $18,063,000,000 came from iTunes and software sales $24,079,000,000 came from Mac sales $30,283,000,000 came from iPad sales $101,991,000,000 came from iPhone sales To put things in perspective: Wal-Mart […] [Read More]
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CPTV utilizes digital media to get ahead of potential headache

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Last night, as devoted “Downton Abbey” fans sat at the edge of their seats watching the season premiere of the show on CPTV, a technical error left many viewers in the dark. The Connecticut affiliate did not ignore the frustrations of viewers. It rather offered an apology and several solutions. Within minutes of the botched […] [Read More]
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