Guess how many people retweet content with out reading it?

16% via Social Media Today.

Does Facebook Really Need Hashtags?

We’re not looking to discover real-time content on Facebook. They clutter up the design. So why add them? Firstly, the same kind of “me too” behavior that led Facebook to rename “subscribers” — people who receive your public updates but aren’t actual friends — to “followers.” Many people post their Twitter updates to Facebook automatically, […]

Social Media may help officials identify Boston explosion perpetrators

No only did social media help citizens learn about the Boston Marathon explosions quicly, but terrorism experts said the proliferation of photos and video on the web through social media may also help authorities identify the perpetrators of the attack. “All the media provides a tremendous asset for the forensic evaluation of the explosion event,” […]

The best social media photos from the Boston Marathon explosions

A great collection of photos from the explosions gathered by the Wall Street Journal using Storify.

Marathon Finish Line Volunteer did a Reddit IAmA shortly after the explosion

Here is the full thread. Great use of Reddit by an eyewitness.

Boston marathon: Has social media coverage finally matured?

“Compared to past breaking news events, today we saw an increased level of maturity from social media and technology-enabled reporting that may provide a glimpse of what breaking news coverage can be in the future,”  says David Holmes in PandoDaily

Flipboard’s personalized magazines really take off

Looks like Flipboard’s move to give all of its users the ability to create personalized, topical magazines was brilliant. Since Flipboard did so in March, more than half a million personalized magazines have been created, and Flipboard says that over 50 percent of its users are  reading these personalized magazines daily, according to TechCrunch. Some of these […]

Oreo’s brilliant real-time marketing Super Bowl ad

Oreo made one of the most brilliant real-time marketing moves ever in the midst of the Super Bowl, responding within 20 minutes to the blackout at the Superdome by tweeting out an image of an Oreo cookie against a black background and the words, “You can still dunk in the dark.” The image quickly went viral, […]

How Did Gangnam Style Go VIral?

By now you’ve seen the amazing viral video Gangnam Style, by the Korean pop star PSY, but how did it become so popular? “The label behind Gangnam, YG Entertainment, had a plan long before the video went live…

The Rise and Fall of Social Media in American Politics

TechPresident says that unlike 2008, when social media altered the campaign several times, in 2012 social media didn’t play a significant role, despite all the buzz.