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You can debate back and forth for days on whether Last Week Tonight is a news program or a comedy and entertainment show… or even both. But one thing you can’t debate is that John Oliver has been instrumental in opening the eyes of his viewers to subjects that they should probably know more about. And…

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News flash: the Internet is not the most honest place on Earth. And as high-profile hoaxes of late have shown, dishonesty online can have a myriad of effects. A YouTube video revealing a shark in Lake Ontario went viral in early July. Within days, Discovery Channel fessed up: the video was a hoax intended to market…

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Let’s just say we’ve been busy. Very, very busy.  At Sysomos, we’re always working behind the scenes to make our technology better. Whether it’s delivering greater speed and accuracy, or more data and more potent analytics, our ongoing mission is to provide you with the best social intelligence out there — so that you can…

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This past weekend the world got to witness the first ever YouTube Music Awards. Yes, internet giant Google has decided to make a move into the awards show arena now as well… except this one you watch on your computer. Some people questioned why Google would do such a thing, but it seems to make…

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On Monday night the crew of Expedition 35 at the International Space Station touched back down on Earth for the first time in five months. Among the crew was Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut that some call “the first man to master social media in space.” Five months ago Chris Hadfield headed to the ISS, but…

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Social media receives credit for many things, including its ability to have a major impact on societal and political issues. What tends to sometimes get overlooked, but always makes me think twice, is its absurdity. This reality came to mind after reading this post about Mike Tyson on Mashable. Tyson is such an infamous personality,…

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Here’s the thing about social media: it fueled by innovation and creativity while being layered with many elements of human nature. Over the past five years, our lives have been significantly changed by social media but there is heated debate over which services have been the most influential in our lives. I would suggest the…

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If you were looking for a classic example of a social media start-up that fizzled after it was acquired, Delicious might be one of the best examples. Launched in 2003 by Joshua Schachter as a social bookmarking service, Delicious was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 for $30-million. Over the next six years, Yahoo did a stunning…

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For all the companies operating in the social media marketplace, there are really only five options for companies looking to establish a strong presence: blogs (WordPress), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. This is where the biggest “parties” are happening so it makes complete sense to focus your efforts on them. The “Big Five” sport the…

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As a growing number of companies embrace social media, a key strategic and tactical decision is selecting what social media services to use. This process depends on determining the best fit for a particular business and its customers, as well as the social media services being used by the people that a company is trying…

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