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The 5 Habits for Social-Media Success

While social media allows you to meet new people, connect with potential customer and hone relationships with business partners, it can be draining. Here are a few tips on remaining productive on social media.

Facebook's Focus at F8 Conference Shows Promise for Entrepreneurs

Social networking giant to incorporate changes that could help business owners reach the site's users more effectively.

NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool

The surveillance agency tweeted out a scrambled message on Monday meant to draw in would-be code breakers.

Facebook to Host 5 'Boot Camps' This Summer to Woo Small Businesses

The social media giant is joining forces with Intuit, LegalZoom and Square in a cross-country bid to boost SMB success -- and the ad dollars SMBs spend on Facebook.

A Benign Virus: Your Company's Content Shared Across Social Media

Sample the latest wisdom about how to post content about your business that others will be likely pass along.

6 Reasons Social Media Is Your Secret Weapon in Customer Service

As more and more consumers expect immediate results, businesses need to be able to react quickly to customers' needs. The best way is to have a customer-service strategy on social media.

5 Creative Ways Brands Can Leverage the Power of Pinterest

With businesses having a lot to gain from the visual social network, competition is fierce. Here are a few unique tricks to stand out on Pinterest -- and hopefully gain customers.

The Crazy, Cool and Unsettling Ways Police Are Using Social Media

You can't fault the organization for staying current. But does live tweeting a sting operation go too far?

Foursquare Doesn't Want to Be Just 'That Check-In App' Anymore

Looking to take on sites like Yelp and Facebook, the location-based social networking service is revamping its old app and adding a new app called Swarm.

Ssshhhhh: Put the Kibosh on Annoying Twitter Users Without Them Knowing

Twitter is testing out a mute function that will make a user’s tweets disappear from your feed.

The Best Times to Tweet, Pin, Tumble and Post (Infographic)

Maximize your social-media reach with these helpful tips.

4 Ways to Fall in Love With Twitter Again

Resuscitate that neglected Twitter account with a few easy tips.

The Logic We Use to Unfriend on Facebook

Sometimes you have to cut ties with those in your online life.

Mark Zuckerberg Gets Waxed (Don't Worry. It’s Not What You Think.)

A wax statue of the tech tycoon is available for selfies at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

Confessions of a Facebook Marketing Addict

Facebook does a bang-up job of getting marketers hooked on ‘likes’ and shares, but is any of it really productive?

Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo's Popularity Before You Post It

Researchers at MIT have created a popularity prediction algorithm for photos. Unsurprisingly, bikini photos attract more eyeballs than those featuring plungers.

4 Tactics for Surviving Facebook's Algorithm Changes (Infographic)

Develop the strategy the company should have had from the start: a results-driven effort across many social-media platforms, connected to other marketing campaigns.

It's All About #LameOfficeHolidays

People are taking to Twitter with their own holidays.

Why This Quirky Brand Advertises Exclusively on YouTube

Oral health company Orabrush shares its strategy behind creating viral online videos.

Love It or Hate It, Facebook Is So Hot Right Now

Facebook appears to be unstoppable as it releases its first-quarter earnings.

Marketing Expert: The Best Tools for Understanding Your Social-Media Accounts

For our Ask the Expert column, marketing guru Joanna Lord highlights the top tools she uses for social media.

Another Hashtag Hijack: NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires

The New York Police Department got a little more than it bargained for on social media when Twitter users hijacked its #myNYPD campaign.

Can Twitter Be Used to Predict Crime?

A newly published paper says geo-tagged tweets can assist in the prediction of crime.

An Entrepreneur's Social-Media Plan for Success

For those just jumping on the social-media bandwagon, here are a few tips on getting started.

What Types of Photos Should You Share on LinkedIn?

Looking to bolster your LinkedIn profile? You can now add photos from your phone.
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