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Top 15 Most Shocking Social Media Disasters of 2011

From MASHABLE :

Stephanie Buck

 

Now, we don’t like to be negative, but social media inevitably lends itself to some epic fails. Whether it’s insensitive tweets or indecent pictures, people too often post without thinking. That’s the nature of today’s social network-obsessed world.

Let’s take a look at 15 of the most memorable social media mistakes of 2011. We’ve dug up everything from GoDaddy‘s elephant shooting video to @Qwikster‘s smoking Elmo. Curious about the rest? Flip through the gallery and add your commentary below.

Top 15 Most Shocking Social Media Disasters of 2011.

Facebook Is Positioned To Take Over The World

Though this is an article about investing in Facebook when the IPO eventually launches, it is a good perspective on how Facebook has positioned itself to become a “virtual marketing world.” As a marketer, it is important to also understand how Facebook will effect everything that is done in creating advertising and public relations campaigns as we move forward.

Facebook Is Positioned To Take Over The World: Buy The IPO No Matter The Price – Seeking Alpha.

 

Study: 52 Percent Of Bloggers Consider Themselves Journalists

Yesterday a number of our crack, ace, super social media guru blogger experts when all a-twitter announcing that Google had chosen Asheville in its “google fiber initiative,” linking to the blog announcing the win, and giving themselves whooo-hooos and high fives.

I did a quick search in Google, under “google fiber initiative,” (10 sec) and saw a WP story dated 3/29 stating the selection would happen sometime in the Fall (took 60 sec to peruse).  April Fools! And yet, I was watching this start to go viral. A perfect example of the “journalistic” technique of  expert “bloggers.” Perhaps the question is not whether they think they are journalists, but why? I know pop culture is allowing people such as Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh to define themselves as such – though they are actually just entertainers paid to incite, demean and espouse rhetoric – but, before we call bloggers journalists, or they call themselves that, let’s ask them what they use for source material. Their friends tweets?

At least it wasn’t Swiftboating. Now THAT was journalism!

PS I’m still waiting to see the “Mea Culpas” from the bloggers on the April Fool’s joke.

Study: 52 Percent Of Bloggers Consider Themselves Journalists.