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FDA spending $182,814 to ‘better understand’ social media

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is paying six figures to a group that worked for the "Obama for America" campaign to monitor its social media platforms so it can be more effective on Facebook and Twitter.<p>The agency awarded $182,814 to IB5k, a company billing itself as "the People Who Brought …

Is Social Media Turning us into Narcissists? - Jeffbullas's Blog

Social media is a siren call. It tempts us to participate, publish and sometimes seek attention.<p>It was just over 5 years ago and Facebook and Twitter …

How social media helped drive launch of Cake Decorating magazine

<b>Credit: Image by Thinkstock</b><p>Using social media can be a powerful tool in not only interacting with online communities, but also gaining a greater …

California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employers in the state of California may soon have a harder time digging up dirt on young employees and interns. Or at least that's the hope.<p>California this week became the first state to pass a law that forces companies like Google, …

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3 Annoying Social-Media Mistakes Businesses Need to Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are your social-media marketing habits attracting people to your brand or scaring them off? If you litter your Twitter feed, Facebook page and Pinterest boards with blatantly self-centered, hard sales posts -- or even insensitive, …

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