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Older folks who use Twitter are less depressed says study

Older folks who use Twitter are less depressed says study

Is your grandma on Twitter? It might be worth spending a few minutes going over hashtags and @mentions with her, since it’s likely to make her happier – at least according to the latest research. The University of Alabama surveyed 8,000 men and women in the over-50 age [Read More]

CEOs afraid of going social says new survey

CEOs afraid of going social says new survey

This is a guest post written by Josh James, who founded Omniture (now a part of Adobe). He currently runs Domo, a data startup. Big company CEOs are virtually invisible on social media sites. They’re not on Facebook, not on Twitter, not on Google Plus, not on [Read More]

Fashion brands find success on social networks

Fashion brands find success on social networks

Fashion brands have some of the highest profiles on social networks. From Burberry broadcasting catwalk shows on Twitter to ASOS setting up shop on Facebook, retailers in this sector have really nailed how to make social media work for them. So why does the medium work so [Read More]

Which business social network is right for you?

Which business social network is right for you?

Microsoft is no stranger to throwing huge amounts of money at markets it wants to break into – it did it with the Xbox and it’s in the process of doing it with its new Surface tablet. But even in this context, the $1.2bn it has agreed to pay for enterprise social [Read More]

Microsoft buys enterprise social network provider Yammer for $1.2 billion

Microsoft buys enterprise social network provider Yammer for $1.2 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Yammer on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will join the Microsoft Office division. “The [Read More]

Do you know the 7 types of social TV?

Do you know the 7 types of social TV?

Television audiences are currently engaging in an average of seven different types of social TV activities on at least a weekly basis, according to Viacom’s Social TV: Viewers C’s The Moment survey. The most common activities include watching TV with others (85%), [Read More]

Study shows students are most active on social networks

Study shows students are most active on social networks

A study by Dr. Louisa Ha, professor and chair of the Department of Telecommunications, and Franklin Nii Yartey, of the School of Media and Communication, revealed students 18 to 25 years of age are the most active users of Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and [Read More]

Salesforce Rypple says mobile, social Gen Y challenge for employers

Salesforce Rypple says mobile, social Gen Y challenge for employers

Those who belong to Generation Y — teens and twenty-somethings, including myself – are shaking up human resource departments, according to data from Salesforce Rypple. Young professionals born in the 80s and 90s are much more social than previous generations, are [Read More]

Car buyers check social networks before visiting dealership

Car buyers check social networks before visiting dealership

Social media and review sites are driving consumers’ dealership choices, according to new research, but dealerships with in-house social media management aren’t keeping pace. Research from mobile ad network Mojiva that revealed half of the 200 respondents to [Read More]

CEOs and social media – interesting insights from IBM study

CEOs and social media – interesting insights from IBM study

An IBM study of 1,700 Chief Executive Officers finds increasing social media use IBM says a study it did of some 1,700 Chief Executive Officers worldwide found that many are indeed — or should be — grasping social media as a key enabler of collaboration and [Read More]

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