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Tag Archives: Social Media

Bookworm: The ‘Net is changing our brains

You’ve tried three times to finish reading that report today, and you just can’t do it. You never finish more than a few paragraphs before the words start swimming in front of your eyes. It’s not a boring report; in ...

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For online ‘super reviewers’ rewards go offline

Damien Smith leans in to hug Mairead Kelly. They have never met, but he has read her reviews dozens of times. “I can finally put a face to the person. She’s a great writer,” Smith said, sampling some squid ink ...

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Farmers defend way of life with Facebook, Twitter

When a video of dairy cows being punched and prodded with pitchforks was recently released by an animal rights group, it made the rounds on YouTube and generated the expected angry responses. But it also raised a flurry of outrage ...

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Divorce lawyers: Facebook tops in online evidence

Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled. Oversharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ...

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A networking website for manufacturers

First there was Facebook. Then came LinkedIn. Now, Maryland’s manufacturers are getting their own social networking site. With the expansion of the Maryland Manufacturing Partnership and the launch of its new social media tool, collaboration among companies will increase and ...

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Twitter traffic spikes with World Cup goals

When a World Cup goal is scored, Twitter celebrates. The social networking site is seeing huge traffic when a big goal is scored in the soccer tournament. Though Twitter normally sees about 750 tweets per second on an average day, ...

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If politicians ‘tweet,’ they better be genuine

Politicians are increasingly using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to pass along views and opinions to voters with the click of mouse, but is it worth a busy candidate’s effort to sit and tweet all day? Maryland office ...

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Why are law firm Twitter accounts so bad?

I highly recommend that anyone interested in lawyers and social media read this article about why most law firms are doing an awful job with Twitter and how they can improve. Jordan Furlong makes an apt comparison between the just-for-personal-use ...

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