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Red Cross Does PR Disaster Recovery on Rogue Tweet

The American Red Cross came to its own aid Wednesday, disarming a potentially embarrassing tweet with humor and demonstrating how social media crises need not be debilitating.The trouble started late Tuesday, when Red Cross social media specialist Gloria Huang sent the following rogue tweet out on the organization’s Twitter feed:Wendy Harman, social media director for [...]

By | 2011-02-16T21:00:31+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Social Media News|0 Comments

Where Twitter Trending Topics Really Come From [STATS]

HP‘s Social Computing Research Group has released the results of a new study that dives into the anatomy of Twitter’s Trending Topics.For its research, HP analyzed 16.32 million tweets on 3,361 different trending topics between September and October 2010. To get its data, HP queried Twitter’s search API every 20 minutes.HP discovered that Twitter’s Trending [...]

By | 2011-02-15T20:43:13+00:00 February 15th, 2011|Social Media News|0 Comments

Facebook Photos By the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook has a larger photo collection than any other site on the web. According to an extrapolation of photo upload data reported by Facebook, the site now houses about 60 billion photos compared to Photobucket’s 8 billion, Picasa’s 7 billion and Flickr’s 5 billion.Photo organizing Facebook app Pixable has used data from a sample of [...]

By | 2011-02-14T20:03:29+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Social Media News|0 Comments

Facebook Rolling Out Brand New Photos Interface

Facebook‘s all-new design for displaying photos now appears to be rolling out to quite a few users. It features larger images, a lightbox-type UI and other features that put Facebook in even more competition with Flickr on the casual and social photography front.We got wind of these new Facebook Photos features some months ago around [...]

By | 2011-02-12T15:46:58+00:00 February 12th, 2011|Social Media News|0 Comments