Michael Vick, Pages Manager, FiveHundredPlus, & Medium: the Social 6 for 3/6/13

Well, it's not often I post more sensationalist, general interest posts, but maybe I should, as the Michael Vick story I shared ran away with the most number of clicks and shares. Given that, I just had to give it the top spot. Plenty more news you can use, however, including an analysis of Apple's time as a dominant stock, FiveHundredPlus' contact management solution, and the ongoing success of Facebook's (admittedly imperfect) Pages Manager app. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Why brands must embrace the role of editor (Marketing Mag UK)

#5: Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism (TechCrunch)

#4: Facebook's Pages Manager app has now reached 8 million downloads (TheNextWeb)

#3: Remember to stay in touch with all of your best LinkedIn contacts by using FiveHundredPlus (TheNextWeb)

#2: Are Apple's glory days over -- and will a smartwatch help? (Ecommerce Times)

#1: File this under WTF - Michael Vick & his puppy spotted at puppy training classes at Petsmart (Gothamist)

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Chris Hadfield, LinkedIn Marketing, and Facebook Redesign: the Social 6 Weekend Edition

Happy Monday, everyone! Over the weekend (I'm including Friday) there was plenty of activity around the Internet, with a good deal of attention, unsurprisingly, on Facebook's unveil of a new news feed this coming week. Besides news on the Facebook front, we also have how 20-somethings are being put to their limits in today's workplace, astronaut Chris Hadfield's homespun social media branding, and why LinkedIn is topping Facebook as the top social media platform according to top companies. Here's your Social 6:

#6: The hardest selling lesson of all  (Christopher S. Penn blog)

#5: Longer hours (and lower pay) for a lot of 20-somethings (New York Times)

#4: How astronaut Chris Hadfield is an example of expert social media branding (London Free Press)

#3: Facebook trials tweaked single-column Timeline design and new ‘Like Page’ button in New Zealand (The Next Web)

#2: Inc. 500: LinkedIn Chucks Out Facebook From Top Social Tool [Study] (Daze Info)

#1: Here's what to expect from the new Facebook news feed (ReadWrite)

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The Onion Missteps, Running Apps, Facebook Ad Changes, Twitter Hacks: the Social 6 for 2/25/13

Yesterday was an action-packed day, if you're a social media nerd like me. Enough so that plenty of great contestants didn't get onto the list. The stories left standing, of course, make up a very diverse Social 6, from a rundown of running apps, to Netflix's use of analytics to power their programming, to a rare apology from The Onion regarding an unfortunate joke aimed at a nine year-old. Here's your Social 6:

#6: What real-time marketers should learn from Frost Mages (Christopher S. Penn blog)

#5: Twitter Hackings Put Focus on Security for Brands  (New York Times)

#4: Three Running Apps to Shake Up Your Routine (AllThingsD)

#3: The Onion apologizes for Quvenzhané Wallis Comment (Mashable)

#2: Netflix is using Big Data to ensure House of Cards' popularity (New York Times)

#1: Facebook is decreasing image size for non-social page post ads. Here's what you need to know (Sprout Social blog)

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Papal Twitter, Framebench, & Facebook Insights Fail: the Social 6 Weekend Edition

Hope you all had wonderful weekends! The last few days (I'm including Friday), to be honest, weren't mindblowing with news & views. In fact, some of the links I shared were -- gasp -- a few days old! Nevertheless, there are kernels of gold in here, including details about collaboration platform Framebench, Facebook's Page Insights issues, the Papal Twitter account's exit from the stage, and more. Here's your Social 6:

#6: 5 Business Lessons From Yahoo! (Likeable Media blog)

#5: Posterous is shutting down 4/20. Time to backup your Posterous Content (Social Media Today)

#4: Pope's Twitter shutting down when Benedict XVI Leaves Office (Mashable)

#3: Framebench, a Google Docs-like platform for creative collaboration (TechCrunch)

#2: Why Most Startups Fail (Business Insider)

#1: Facebook confirms Page Insight bugs led to misreported analytics with fix rolling out today (The Next Web)


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Walla Hacked, Twitter Archives, Harlem Shake, Social Media Week New York: the Social 6 for 2/18/13

Happy Washington's Birthday, all! I'd try to make a President's Weekend-related transition here, but honestly, I don't have much to work with. That's not to say there weren't quite a few good links out there today, including some of Social Media Week New York's top events (admittedly, I'm pushing the ones I'm involved with), how businesses can market towards women,  and Walla's recent problem with hacking. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Hacker allegedly linked to Anonymous dumps 583,000 email addresses and passwords from Israeli portal Walla (The Next Web)

#5: Twitter Archives: A Window on Social Media's Rise and My Past (Mashable)

#4: Winning women over (Business Standard)

#3: Readers Respond to Porn Ban and Submit Their Harlem Shake Videos (Mashable)

#2: Facebook's Graph Search is in search of ads (USA Today)

#1: Top Events to Check out During Social Media Week New York (Going Social)

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Poland Spring, Kickstarter, Tim Cook, Graph Search: the Social 6 for 2/14/13

Busy busy day, I tell you! All you kids weren't too busy with Valentine's Day, it seems like – you were clicking and tweeting up a storm based on everything that I shared out today. We had quite a few good stories, including Poland Spring's activity (or lack thereof) regarding the Marco Rubio's parched throat, Kickstarter's push towards mobile, and whether or not IT or Marketing really is at the helm with respect to new technology adoption. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Tempo Smart Calendar for iPhone launches as a digital assistant to prepare you for your next meeting

#5: In Tech, Does IT or Marketing Rule? (New York Times blog)

#4: Things to like about Facebook Graph Search (The Droid Guy)

#3: The Patient and Telling Vocabulary of Apple CEO Tim Cook (Ecommerce Times)

#2: Poland Spring Missed A Realtime Social Media Splash, And It Doesn’t Matter (SocialFresh)

#1: Kickstarter launches its mobile offensive with a new iOS app (The Next Web)

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Wellness Apps, Fashion GPS, & Facebook Selling Tickets? The Social 6 for 2/11/13

Happy Monday, everyone! Plenty of great articles abounded today, including a few late shares on my part, admittedly. Today we had Facebook's new experimentation with selling tickets, Graph vs. Google, and how Fitbit and four other apps are improving employee health. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Just in time for NYFW, Fashion GPS Breaks Into The Notoriously Tech-Averse Fashion Industry (TechCrunch)

#5: The Truth Behind Your Facebook friends [CARTOON]  (Mashable)

#4: Facebook is testing ‘Buy Tickets’ links for events. Is it getting into the ticketing biz?  (TheNextWeb)

#3: The Mentality of Being Number Two  (Business 2 Community)

#2: How Facebook's Graph Search Will Dethrone Google Search (AdAge.com)

#1: 5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness (Mashable)


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Kai the Hitchhiker, Mailbox, Kred Summit, Ad-Free Facebook: the Social 6 for 2/7/13

February 7th, 2013 was a Social 6 milestone, actually: it's the first time, I believe, that two entrants into the Social 6 are pieces that I wrote. Why thank you, I think I will take a bow.

Since the Social 6 is determined based on your clicks and shares, it is pretty sweet to have two pieces in here, including my recap of the Kred NY Influencer Summit. However, there was plenty else worth reading, including Facebook's epic fail on Thursday, Mailbox's early success, and the viral sensation known as Kai. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Shrouded in Viral Mystery, Kai the Hitchhiker Gains a Cult Following (Mashable)

#5: Would You Pay Facebook For An Ad-Free Experience? (AllFacebook)

#4: Mailbox app CEO says without insane 380K person wait list, it would have crashed today (VentureBeat)

#3: Why (most) social media is here to stay (Upstart Business Journal)

#2: Facebook Hijacks Internet Sites For An Hour Thursday Afternoon (ReadWriteWeb)

#1: 5 Key Takeaways from the  Kred NY Influencer Summit (GoingSocial)

Twitter and Vine Upgrades, Facebook Quitters, and the Gun Debate: the Social 6 for 2/6/13

Over the last 24 hours, we had six great stories from six different publications, covering everything from the gun debate's divisiveness on Twitter to an interview with Erik Lautier of Lacoste on the Going Social site, to stats about Facebook quitters to updates to Twitter and Vine. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Things Get Rough on Twitter over Gun Debate (New York Times blog)

#5: Twitter Tweaks Search and Discover Products (All Things D)

#4: Vine gets 17+ age rating, option to report users; finally enables social sharing after videos are posted (The Next Web)

#3: Most Facebook Users Have Quit For At Least A Few Weeks (ReadWriteWeb)

#2: Going Social with...Erik Lautier of Lacoste (Going Social)

#1: 9 Things We'd Change About Vine (Mashable)

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