Social Media FAILS of the Week

fail_blueFailure is a state of mind, and in my mind, these are the nonperformances of the week. Starting with a botched CISCO campaign to emulate Old Spice, I take a look at rappers, giant social networking corporations, Google and more to give you my social media FAILs of the week.

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Social Media FAILS of the Week

fail_blueNo need to question my journalistic objectivity or what exactly the definition of “FAIL” is; by continuing, you agree to read one man’s opinion. You are encouraged to agree or disagree in the comments section below. On the radar this week is the NBA, TechCrunch, Octavia Nasr, Ford and LeAnn Rimes.
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5 Social Media Fails of the Week

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As we coast into the holiday weekend, have a gander at several of the top social media stories from the past week that hardly qualify as stellar. We take a look at the Microsoft Kin, Social Media Day, Nabisco, Google Me and Dave Weigel. I’m sure you’ll get a laugh and learn a lesson or two, so read on!
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5 Social Media FAILS of the Week

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While we have a list of weekly new stories for games as well as our list of weekly videos, we thought it would be entertaining to compile a list of some of the top social media new stories of the past week that weren’t that spectacular … at least for the people in the story. Here’s our list of 5 social media fails of the past week.
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World Cup Fever? Show Your Pride With a "Wearable Social Network"

sequentialt The World Cup brings people together. Just ask the businesses that are watching their worker productivity fade away. But the soccer tourney is more than a sporting event; it is an opportunity for people to let their ethnocentricity bubble to the forefront as they root on their homeland. But you can put down that vuvuzela, there’s another way to tell the world where you come from…and build an offline social network in the process. Read more

Secret Confessions of a Social Network Rejecter

reject You’d be hard-pressed to find a 30-year-old American who is not connected on at least one social network. While on vacation a few weeks ago, I came across that man. A dinosaur among men. Below is a brief Q&A on why a seemingly “normal” person would choose to turn their back on a digital revolution that is being embraced by the masses. I anticipate a healthy debate in the comments section below,
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5 Sites, Blogs and Shows To Send Your Dad This Father's Day

fathers dayMore than 50 countries across the world reserve the third Sunday in June to celebrate fathers. The dads who suffered through our little league games and rooted us on by shouting “good eye.” The dads who understood that after we got our asses kicked in the schoolyard, we HAD to swallow our pride and go to school the next day, shiner and all. The dads who, regardless of our age, are there to protect, support and love us – unconditionally.

Aside from retailers’ tie sales climbing through the roof, and the number of collect calls peaking for the year (Father’s Day is apparently the busiest day of the year for collect calls), there are also plenty of places on the Web where dad can have a voice and/or be honored. Read more

5 Ways to Grow Your Social Network Offline

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Combine the ability to disseminate information globally in seconds with the fact that Web promotion is much cheaper than traditional media, and it comes as no surprise that the Web has turned into a monstrous PR machine…especially when it comes to promoting yourself. When you spend time building up your number of online connections, that’s exactly what you’re doing.
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How To Protect Against Social Media Remorse?

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ipad-mapThere are a about a million articles filled with do’s and dont’s on how to handle your social media reputation online. But what happens when it’s too late and you have already made a mistake? From general rudeness to a joke falling flat to making a bonehead mistake – it happens to all of us. Yes, all of us.
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