Fotobar, 2013 Predictions, and Apple+Waze: the Social 6 News Roundup for 1/3/13

Welcome back, and a happy 2013 to all. This is the first Social 6 of the new year, which means we'll likely see plenty of 2013 predictions over the next few days. We have a few of those today -- including one by yours truly -- but also rumors about the excellent mapping app, Waze, possibly on Apple's acquisition list, Polaroid's innovative Fotobar stores, and the best health-related apps to kick off the new year with. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Polaroid to launch Fotobar stores designed to print photos from our smartphones (The Next Web)

#5: 2013 Prediction: Suffering from Information Overload, Consumers to Say No to Mediocre Content  (SocialFresh)

#4: The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year’s Needs (TechCrunch)

#3: Rumor: Apple May Buy Crowdsourced Mapping App Waze (Search Engine Land)

#2: Will Twitter Become The ‘De Facto’ Communication Tool For World Leaders In 2013? (Mediabistro)

#1: 7 Bold Predictions for Social & Mobile in 2013 (Going Social)

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Path for iPad, Salesforce's Partner Growth, and Mobile Tech at Weddings: The Social 6 for 11/2/12

Now that the iPad Mini is finally available for purchase, I think I'll stop queuing up news about it. Frankly, I'm sleeping through new articles a bit - even though you guys are certainly clicking on all of them. Anyhow, time to let a new topic take "Mini Tablet Wars" space in my tweet queue. With or without the iPad Mini, there was plenty of interesting articles to choose from in the last 24 hours, including the below. Here's your Social 6:

#6: The Economics of Bad Outreach  (SocialMediaExplorer)

#5: Path Comes To The iPad, A Platform Dave Morin Calls “The Future Of The Personal Computer” (Techcrunch)

#4: Amazon Pulls iPad Mini Spec Comparison After Speaker Gaffe (PC Magazine)

#3: Salesforce adds 20 partners to its Marketing Cloud (VatorNews)

#2: How Mobile & Social Technology Can Improve a Wedding (Going Social)

#1: The Reputation Graph Is Going to Take Over the World (Huffington Post)

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Newsjacking, HowDo, and more Kindle Fire vs. iPad Mini Comparisons Top the Social 6 for 11/1/12

Morning, team. In the wake of Sandy, newsjacking has become a very popular topic, and my post discussing it on my companion site, Going Social, took the top spot today. You'll notice plenty of great stories from The Next Web, too, and more of the ongoing Kindle Fire/iPad Mini debate, as the latter is still scheduled to be in stores tomorrow. Here's your Social 6:

#6: 500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup  (The Next Web)

#5: HowDo lets people share everyday knowledge, lands seed funding from Wellington Partners and Horizons   (The Next Web)

#4: How Australia's Advertising Standards Board became the Facebook police for business (Crikey)

#3: Kindle Fire vs. iPad Mini: 10 Reasons to Choose the Amazon Tablet (eWeek)

#2: Facebook confirms it's testing new Timeline design w/just 1 column for posts  (The Next Web)

#1: Newsjacking – and its Ramifications for Your Brand’s Social Media  (Going Social)

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Conan & Zynga, Kindle Fire & iPad Mini, and Facebook & Fraud: the Social 6 for 10/29/12

Hope you're all okay and not affected much by Hurricane Sandy, which is still virtually nonexistent here in Manhattan. This weekend, besides Sandy news, I shared a few links that a bunch of you found interesting, including Conan's ideas to improve Zynga's outlook, the continued battle between the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini, and Paul Ceglia's majorly sketchy claims against Facebook. Here's your Social 6:

#6: DreamIt Ventures Partners With Microsoft To Offer BizSpark To All Of Its Startups (TechCrunch)
#5: News From the Advertising Industry  (New York Times)
#4: iPad Mini Display: Not Good Enough? (InformationWeek)
#3: Conan Comes Up With Some Naughty Social Games to Save Zynga  (All Things D)
#2" Amazon email hints at anxiety over iPad mini (Smartmoney blog)
#1: NY Man Arrested For Trying to Defraud Facebook & Zuckerberg (Mashable)

Kindle Fire, Eventbrite's Social Media ROI, and Super Pacs: the Social 6 for 10/26/12

Happy Friday, gang. How was your Thursday? If yours was as hectic as mine, you might have missed these stories, and we wouldn't want to have that. Today we've got plenty of tablet news & views, Eventbrite's quantifiable social media success, and even a story from my book companion site, at Here's your Social 6:

#6: Can Amazon's Fire extinguish the iPad mini? (Daily Mail)

#5: Super PAC Wants to Put You in Its Facebook Ad (Mashable)

#4: If You Don't Like Your Current Story, Change It (Huffington Post)

#3: How to Build Your Brand Across Multiple Social - and Editorial - Platforms (Going Social)

#2: Social Media Drive Dollars, Users to Eventbrite: CEO ( blog)

#1: Human costs of iPad mini: chemical smells, unpaid overtime, constant work (Macworld)

Debate Tweets, Apple Launches, and Community Managers as CEOs? Your Social 6 news roundup for 10/23/12

Yesterday was a pretty busy day in the Twittersphere, folks. Both this very site and Going Social were among the top six more shared, clicked on, retweeted, you name it. But aside from things I've put out there, there was plenty of great news and views over the last 24 hours.

Here's your Social 6:

#6 The Five Hottest Social Media Jobs (The Social Robot)

#5 The Private Social Network: It May Be Just What Your Company Needs (Forbes)

#4 Tweet-by-tweet analysis of the Foreign Policy Debate (

#3 iPad mini and refreshed Retina iPad pricing details leaked (SlashGear)

#2 Could Community Managers be our Future CEOs? (Going Social)

#1 MacBook Pro with Retina Display to Cost $1699: Report (eWeek)

The Social 6: the Top Stories You Missed Over the Last 24 Hours, 10/19/12 Edition

Man, did you miss a lot over the last 24 hours. You didn't see Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's iPad Mini predictions, Facebook potentially making a major move into mobile, and Klout's new moves towards taking Perks more mainstream. Without further ado, here's your Social 6:

#6: The Amway Effect on Social Media Influencers (Huffington Post)

#5: Color's Epic Collapse: Why Everybody Is Loving It  (ReadWriteWeb)

#4: The lure of antisocial behaviour (Financial Times)

#3: Klout Makes Perks Easier to Claim  (Mashable)

#2: Could iPad Mini cannibalize "regular" iPad sales? (CNET)

#1: Facebook Mobile Ad Unit for Apps Now Available to All Developers (Mashable)

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Seriously? A Saturday Social 6 Saturated Sans iPad Mini Stories

Dear Apple: can you please announce the iPad Mini already so people can talk about something else? Seriously, folks. I try to keep the Social 6 to the six stories most clicked & shared over the past 24 hours, and for better or for worse, that seems like the top thing y'all care about. There's also a great use of social marketing for presidential campaigns, background on foursquare from its CEO's perspective, and more - but it's mainly iPad Mini.

Here's your Social 6:

#6: Mouthee’s Social Recommendations Platform Makes It Easy To Share Word-Of-Mouth (Get It?) Reviews (TechCrunch)

#4: Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool On The Planet (TechCrunch)

#2: Obama Campaign Buys Ads for ‘Malarkey’ Hashtag on Twitter (Mashable)

#1: Why the timing of iPad Mini's launch is brilliant (Financial Post)