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“Being the digital mom I am, I thought I had covered all bases. But what I hadn’t counted on was social media being an entirely different beast, and rendering my digitally savvy girls into digital Mr. Magoos.”

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Navigated from Mashable

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Amid the coal pile that is the state of corporate blogging today, here are a few diamonds that don’t bore to tears with pronouncements, promotions and product announcements (the Killer P’s).

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Via {grow}

Social networking sites are how humans interact now, and it will continue until the day the zombies eat through our network cables. That’s what makes increasingly annoying and/or invasive social networking practices so much harder to swallow.

Navigated from Cracked

While most of us were hurrying to turn off Twitter’s new email digests, the company announced they would begin suggesting new people and brands to follow based on your Twitter activity. The trouble is, by “activity,” they mean your friends, followers, and even where you go on the web once you leave Twitter.

Via Lifehacker

The combination of the Internet, social media, and mobile devices ushers in an era of mass collaboration. These new technologies allow anyone to connect to anyone and everyone, at any time — and there are already signs that the relationships we have with ourselves, with each other, and with our institutions are changing in response.

Navigated from Harvard Business Review

Looking into the future, it’s not sure marketing, sales, advertising, or even PR are going to be the leading career paths to lead a social organization transformation.  Of course these areas are important — and will continue to be — but to grow a corporate social media competency, these people would be hired in a company:

Full story at {grow}

We know distractions are bad when you’re trying to work. But, a new study found that it doesn’t matter how many times you’re distracted in one period of important work—even one little distraction is enough to derail your productivity.

Full story at Lifehacker

We all want our tweets to get noticed, read and retweeted—whether they are your personal tweets or you are tweeting on behalf of a brand. Here is some information about what research says about the best time to tweet and some tools that can help you tailor your tweeting times to your followers’ habits.

Navigated from Knowledge Enthusiast

“What are the biggest mistakes that you find small business leaders make when using social media?”

Full story at Business Insider

Psychology paper finds Facebook and other social media offer platform for obsessions with self-image and shallow friendships.

Researchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a “socially disruptive” narcissist, confirming the conclusions of many social media sceptics.

Full story at The Guardian

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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