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Forbes  Sep 18  Comment 
Social media is how we interact with friends, family, co-workers, brands, and media. It is a wonder, then, that so many of today’s executives are so hesitant to use this form of communication on a regular basis. It is time to practice more and...
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Regulatory News: Trig Social Media AB (publ)(FWB:TRIG), symbol: TRIG, a Swedish company which develops, manages and operates an international social media platform under the brand trig.com is now listed on the General Standard...
Forbes  Sep 18  Comment 
After months of anticipation, Scots are finally voting on independence from the UK. Emotions have been running high lately, both on and off the campaign trail with a particularly intense social media battle developing over the past few weeks...
Forbes  Sep 17  Comment 
Investors are influenced by research they find in social media—and companies that reach out can create relationships and a competitive advantage.
Forbes  Sep 17  Comment 
UK regulator FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) provides detailed guidance on staying compliant while using social media.




 

Social media describes websites that allow users to share content, media, etc. Common examples are the popular social networking sites like Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, etc. Social media also includes YouTube, Photobucket, Flickr, and other sites aimed at photo and video sharing. News aggregation and online reference sources, examples of which are Digg and Wikipedia, are also counted in the social media bucket. Micro-blogging sites such as twitter can also be included as social media.

  • News Corporation (NWS) owns Myspace, the most-viewed website in the world. It also purchased Photobucket, a photo-sharing website.
  • Yahoo! (YHOO) has been making moves to enter the social media segment. Its Flickr photo-sharing website and 360 social networking site are examples of this.
  • Google (GOOG) purchased YouTube, a leading online video sharing website.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) announced a minority $240 million investment in Facebook in late October, valuing the company at an estimated $5 to $15 billion overall.
  • AOL announced on March 2008 the $850 million purchase of Bebo. At the time, Bebo was the third largest social networking site behind MySpace and Facebook in terms of page views and unique monthly visitors, both key metrics for online advertising

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