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Monday: Headlines

10 Sep

I apologize for my absence! The last week has been crazy, but don’t worry I’ve got your Monday Headlines for you!

Several stories about hackers out there. I find these stories very disturbing. I have so much information online. I love social media, but I do worry about sharing too much or someone stealing my identity.

Exclusive: The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week

GoDaddy says sites are down; hacker claims responsibility 

What are your concerns? Do you worry about hackers?

Another advancement in online shopping.

You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Physical Goods via Amazon Apps

Finally, a story about the power of Facebook ads

Facebook Ad Reunites Man With His Cat

What headlines are you paying attention to today?

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Monday: Headlines

27 Aug

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Lots of headlines for you, including several about Apple vs. Samsung

Apple vs. Samsung Head Juror: ‘Evidence Was Overwhelming’

The jurors found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents. Interesting to hear the head juror’s inside perspective. Can you imagine hearing this case? How would you handle it?

These Apple Products Have Samsung Parts

The article begs the question: in our world, is there anything that is “original?”

Apple vs. Samsung Continued: Why This War Is Far From Over

The technology giants will continue to battle it out. Both want to make money. Both want to be on the cutting edge. It’s the nature of our capitalistic society. The battle will continue. On a positive note, we, the consumers, will reap the benefits of their war. We will receive better prices and better products as they two compete for the top spot in the technology industry.

In other news:

Twitter removes ability to see what app a user tweeted with

I am fine with this move. I understand that it was free advertising for apps, but I found it annoying – too much information. The only information I really care about is the information contained in the Tweet. I will be curious to see if it effects apps, such as HootSuite or TweetDeck, and their popularity among users.

Meet Facebook’s Oldest User

Who says social media is only for young people? Social media brings generations together. Social media has no age limit, and that’s fine with me! The more people using social media, the more people I get to interact with and learn from. Florence, friend me!

 

What headlines caught your attention today?

Monday: Headlines

20 Aug

Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts Thursday and Friday. My younger sister is leaving for her sophomore year of college, so most of my time has been spent with her. Have to get in some sisterly bonding before she leaves! Alright enough with the family updates. Facebook has made lots of news today, so all of today’s headlines involve the company.

Facebook’s stock slides; Zuckerberg’s leadership questioned

The reports are nothing new. But today the stock fell to its lowest. Do you think the stock will rebound?

Peter Thiel Sells Almost All His Facebook Stock 

One of the earliest investors of the company unloads the majority of his Facebook stock. The news comes on the heels of Facebook’s share hitting a low of $19.69. Does this news scare you from investing in Facebook?

Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition Now Only Worth $735 Million  

The acquisition of Instagram made huge headlines several months ago, but now Facebook’s ownership is less than notable. What will happen with Instagram? How Facebook ruined it?

After reading these headlines, what do you think should happen with Zuckerberg? Should he stay CEO?

Monday: Headlines

13 Aug

I volunteered to write an article for my sorority’s magazine, but I’m having major writer’s block! Any suggestions? While you think of some, here are today’s headlines.

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola

The Internet giant is trying to make the cell phone producer profitable again. What do you think of Google’s operation of Motorola? Can they save the company?

Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

Some of you may disagree, but I am sad to see the Olympics end. However, the 2012 London Olympics leave behind some amazing statistics, including this outstanding Twitter statistic: 150 million tweets! Did you send one of these tweets? What does this statistic tell us about the universal appeal of the Olympics?

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You?

Another great infographic from Mashable.com! I love the combination of personality tests with social media. It tells us a lot about our society and our fellow citizens. What was your personality type? Do you agree or disagree?

 

Alright I am headed back to my article. Feel free to share any additional Monday headlines…it will provide me an good distraction.

Monday: Headlines

6 Aug

Hope everyone had a great weekend! A quick note about the blog: I did not post this past Friday because I am waiting to do a double batch of “Friday: Favorite Tweets” in honor of two weeks of the Olympics. So make sure you stay tuned for that post. Now onto today’s headlines.

RIP YouTube iPhone App, 2007-2012 – Why You Won’t Be Missed

I have to slightly disagree. The YouTube app for iPhone made it very easy for me to upload videos. Although I do not upload many videos, I did like the ease and simplicity of the app. Now what will I do?

Mars Orbiter Captures Rover in Midair

Despite poor news for NASA in the past few years, space continues to capture our attention. Check out the amazing images and read about the incredibly impressive technology.

100+ Hot Jobs in Social Media, Tech and Digital Media

Social media, technology, and digital media continue to transform the job market, specifically jobs in the marketing, advertising, and communication fields. As employers and employees, its very important to keep track of these developments.

What Monday Headlines are you paying attention to?

Monday: Headlines

30 Jul

Hello all! I am back after a wonderful vacation in North Carolina. It will be a busy week as I am starting my new job. As such, I am going to share only one article with you this Monday. My boss forwarded me this article, and I thought it was particularly timely. Several Olympic athletes have come under fire (just this weekend Hope Solo became caught in a Twitter controversy) or have been dismissed for improper social media use.

Social-Media Olympics: Are Officials Restricting Free Speech?

While I do believe in free speech, I understand the various Olympic Committees’ decisions to dismiss athletes. These athletes are ambassadors and representatives of their home countries. They should act as such. You may say this is a high standard, but we hold our government officials and leaders to the same expectations. And over the course of these 2 weeks, these athletes will receive more attention and hold more power than many of those same government officials. Thus, I respect the decision to dismiss athletes for improper social media conduct. However, it is a slippery slope. We must continue to protect our freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Without it, there would be no social media, no marketing or communications jobs, and, of course, no democracy.

Do you agree with the Olympic Committees’ decisions? Why or why not?

Monday: Headlines

16 Jul

Hi all! I hope you survived Monday. I am limping to the finish line. I am preparing to go on vacation, so not only is it a short week, but it is an incredibly busy week. Don’t worry though. I will be blogging throughout the week to make sure you get all your social media news. Here’s your Monday Headlines courtesy of Mashable.com.

Marissa Mayer and Yahoo: Silicon Valley’s New Odd Couple?

When I saw that Marissa Mayer was jumping from Google to Yahoo, I immediately asked why? At this point, I think Google is much more successful and much more popular than Yahoo. Plus, Yahoo has had its share of drama recently, including “a revolving door of chief executives.” Insiders admit that the long-time Google employee was a “flight risk.” However, she has also been called “The Google Princess.” This again begs the question why leave? Only Mayer can answer that question. I am anxious to see what she can do for Yahoo, that is if she lasts longer than her predecessors. If she is indeed “a kindred spirit to Apple’s Steve Jobs,” then she will do amazing things. Time will tell what the move holds for Yahoo and Google. Personally, I’m rooting for Google. Sorry, Yahoo!

What do you think of Mayer’s move? Smart move? Bad move? What’s your prediction for Yahoo and Google?

Mircrosoft Office 15: A Touchscreen, 21st Century Upgrade

Speaking of Google and Apple, their old rival, Microsoft, is back at it. This time they are releasing Microsoft Office 15. Believe it or not Mircrosoft Office has been around since 1989. It has certainly come a long way. Although according to the review, many of the changes seem to be minor. Bing seems to be integrated more fully into the software. Overall, Emily Price says, “Office 15 is the same Office you’ve become accustomed to over the years.”

Have you tried Microsoft Office 15? Share your reviews.