The Reference Desk for May 25, 2010

social media news

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I hope you all had a good long weekend. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest stories in social media from the past week.

  • A recent Pew Research study shows top stories in the mainstream media are often different than top stories in social media. Blogs have the most overlap in coverage, technology is most popular on Twitter, while politics and foreign events is top on YouTube – via Mashable.
  • The Huffington Post has a list of the 50 most “social” companies in the US. Top three are Microsoft, eBay and Amazon.com.
  • Business Insider says Foursquare continues to grow rapidly with an average of 600,000 check ins per day; Adweek describes how the New York Times and Wall Street Journal are getting in on the action; while the LA Times ponders if Foursquare is practical for the automobile culture of Los Angeles.
  • Also from Mashable are five surprising social media business success stories. This shows that, if done correctly, anyone can use social media to help their business, from equine dentists to paint companies to paper salespeople.
  • Are you safe online? Lifehacker has the top ten privacy tweaks you should know about.

Jeff Voon

Previous editions:

The Reference Desk for May 18, 2010

The Reference Desk for May 11, 2010

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~ by Wilcox Group Team on May 25, 2010.

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