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Thumbs-UpThe Fourth of July has always been festive and controversial. For this year’s celebration, social media was shocked when a photo of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger explosion was posted to American Apparel’s Tumblr account as ‘fireworks’. The post raised issues over social media community as the unfortunate event was recalled. The company issued an apology statement highlighting that ‘the photo was blogged by their international employee who was unaware of the event.’  It further created more clamor as social media advocates call for a responsible action for everyone who’s using the Internet – no matter what age or location they come from.

Source: Chicago Tribune

imagesRecently, social media becomes a good venue for crowdfunding organizations to promote their events. As you know, it can become a valuable source for gaining momentum for your company especially in terms of any crowdfunding campaigns. Here’s what you can do:

  1. You should act quickly. Timing is a critical aspect of your success in terms of crowdfunding. Focus on the event and market it well.
  2. You should use online influencers. If you want to have a successful crowdfunding effort, you can use the help of good promoters, who themselves have a huge following on social media.
  3. You can use several approaches and consider the benefits you will get from each of them. Exposure is a good key for your campaign, so check out several sites such as Pinterest that could help.

Check out the full story. Read it straight from Crowd Crux.

Source: Crowd Crux

Facebook256A recent September survey revealed that Australian teens aged 14 to 24 had visited FB (Facebook) in an average week (76%) and YouTube (70%). However, you may be wrongly thinking that teens have turned to social media for entertainment as another survey revealed that about 90 percent of teens in the same age level had watched free to air television in that month. Although the growth of social media usage is increasing, experts say that free to air television is still on top, as it has not declined in viewership no matter how broad social media the scope of social media is. Read more about this story.

Source: Smart Company

imagesToday’s post is about writing your social media will so that you can have your social media presence end the way you want it. First off, you should make a statement on how you would want your accounts to be handled like would you want someone else to post messages in your accounts. Nevertheless, you should appoint a trusted person or an executor for you in controlling your email addresses, blogs, social media profiles and so many others. Read the full story from the source.

Source: Lancaster Online

Facebook2562Today, social media has been the new way of finding out where you should go, where you should stay, and what you should do when you get to a desired location. To meet this challenge, Worcester County did hire Mark Huey, as the Tourism Department’s first ever Social Media Coordinator.

Mark will be handling the Tourism Department’s social media side, along with the Beach and Beyond project on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest,Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. According to him, tourism is a one mobile activity on its own. He said that you can let people know what they can do before they get to Worcester or you can let them know ahead of time. For more info on this post, check out the source.

Source: Delmarvanow.com


Tumblr’s Pin Disabled

Tumblr’s pin feature, which allowed users to literally pin content to the top of every follower’s dashboard for 24 hours, has been disabled.

The microblog rolled out the feature in late June as a way for users to give their content more emphasis. It cost only $5 a post, a manageable amount that made it attractive to bloggers and major brands alike.

Tumblr’s $2 highlight feature, which did not move a post to the top of the dashboard but rather let you choose attention-grabbing phrases as you scrolled by, has also disappeared from the Tumblr Dashboard.

Source: Mashable

“Tumblr” has surpassed “blog” as one of the most searched terms on Google.

Tumblr overtook blog in December for the first time since the microblog network was started in February 2007, tweeted Laura Olin, Outbound social media director.

According to Google’s search stats, the word “blog” has been on a decline since May 2009, which is around the same time Twitter became the third highest ranked social network according to visits. (Tumblr was not ranked in the top 25 at this time.)

Source: Mashable

An infectious worm is spreading on Tumblr Monday morning, affecting several major blogs.

Tumblr spokesperson Katherine Barna sent the following email to Mashable regarding the worm:

“There is a viral post circulating on Tumblr which begins ‘Dearest ‘Tumblr’ users.’ If you have viewed this post, please log out of all browsers that may be using Tumblr immediately. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible.”

While Tumblr remains online, posting is currently disabled. A pre-emptive password reset is probably a good idea for any Tumblr user reading this post. The truly cautious may wish to avoid Tumblr entirely until the mess is sorted out.

Source: Mashable