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Hot, Sizzling, Social Media Sites… huh?

Okay, you have figured out Facebook and you’re now using Twitter as a part of your media strategy, but else is out there? There are dozens of social platforms that pop up almost daily, and each one has something different to offer. Do you know which will be the next Twitter or FourSquare, or something different? Can you spot the sites with sizzle, and the ones that are hot?

Our panel of social media advocates will share five new favorite social media sites with you,  including the latest sensation, Pinterest, and one we know you have never heard of and cannot wait to tell you about! Get an inside peek at these social platforms, discover how they can used by people like you, and learn strategies that your business can use to leverage these social media tools for online marketing and brand recognition.

Can Facebook Predict Job Performance?

Young job seekers are constantly warned to watch what they share on social media. You never know who may be viewing your profile. It was just this thought sparked Dr. Peter Rosen, a professor at the University of Evansville, to collaborate on a research project on the topic of Facebook and what your profile says about you.

The efforts of Dr. Rosen and his collaborators received national acclaim and was recently published in the Wall Street Journal. With this local affiliation to social media research, we decided to dig a bit deeper with Dr. Rosen on the topic. Below is a question and answer session discussing Dr. Rosen’s research and views on social media.

Ryan Reynolds of C&P Talks Social Media Recap

On behalf of the Social Media Club of Evansville, I would like to thank Ryan Reynolds for speaking with us at Monday nights event. Ryan provided us with a rare, behind the scenes look at what makes the Courier & Press tick. Providing insight into the online comment system, how new media has shaped journalism, and what has caused all newspapers to stumble in an online world.

Ryan was able to share with us the first ever comment posted to the Courier & Press, how moderation is key to civil social interaction, and the uncertainty of future anonymous comments. Also, how article titles and lead-ins are constructed to be more compatible for online consumption. Ryan was also kind enough to field questions from Twitter and those who attended.

Evansville Courier & Press Event Chatter on Twitter

So you couldn’t make it down to Ri Ra Irish Pub Monday night to enjoy the great company and discussion?

That’s OK. We’ve put together some of the twitter conversation to recap the event.

[View the story "SMCEVV hosts @RyanReynolds of the Evansville Courier & Press" on Storify]

>Hope to see you next month!

How Social Media Killed and Resurrected Kim Jong Un

On Friday morning, February 10th 2012, North Korean dear leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated. Via Weibo, a China based social media website comparable to Twitter, it was announced that Kim had been assassinated in a potential coup. News spread through the social media website(close to 12,000 immediate forwards) and then onto traditional news outlets and throughout Twitter itself. At 7:14 pm Friday, it was announced that Kim Jong Un was actually fine, followed by global retweets of retraction.

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