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)

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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Paperless Post, iPad Mini, and...Bill Nye the Science Guy? The Social 6 for 10/17/12

We're right before holiday season, which means news is definitely picking up. Plenty of worthy candidates over the last 24 hours, but here are the victors - your Social 6 for 10/17/12:

#6: How Bill Nye the Science Guy Would Monitor Social Media (CMSWire)

#5: iPad Mini, Meet Your Ancestors (Baristanet)

#4: Paperless Post Goes Retro And Launches Paper, A New Invitation Printing Business (TechCrunch)

#3: Training Your In-House Social Media Team (Human Resources Journal)

#2: Is Your Business Popular or Influential? (Forbes)

#1: iPad Mini will come in 24 flavors, report says (CNET)

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The Social 6, Birthday Edition!

No, silly, it's not the Social 6's birthday - it's mine! I thought I'd spend my birthday bringing you some of the best stories of the last 24 hours, including Twitter's new VP of design's choice in Twitter clients, how Zynga continues to slide, and analyst expectations of the iPad Mini.

Here's your Social 6:

#6: “Gangnam Style” Fever! A Viral Marketing Sensation [Video] (Business 2 Community)

#5: Why Citizens Demand More Social Media in Law Enforcement (Mashable)

#4: Developing Social Networks in Uganda (Knowledge Wharton Today)

#3: Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO (All Things D)

#2: Twitter’s New VP of Design Doesn’t Use Twitter’s Mobile App (Mashable)

#1: iPad Mini Will Outshine iPad 3, So Says One Analyst (Mobile Magazine)

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Gilt, Pepsi, Wilcoxson, iPad Mini, & Social Scoring dominate the Social 6 roundup

Wow, yesterday was a pretty packed day on the Interwebz. In fact, it was tight enough that ReadWriteWeb's piece on how journalists are using SoundCloud or The Next Web's Can TV go social without being ruined? article didn't make the cut. Oh, and there's the list of 100 Worst Songs Ever from AOL radio that was clicked on & shared an incredibly amount, but I thought that's not what you guys want, is it?*

Here's your Social 6 roundup:

#6: iPad Mini News: Pictures, Pricing, Release Date, Rumors Leak Out (News For Shoppers)

#5: Social search is largely about food & Italian leads the pack [graphic] (The Next Web)

#4: If You're Interested In Influence, Social Scoring Is Of Historic Importance (Fast Company)

#3: For Gilt, selling on Facebook 'was like trying to sell something at a bar' (Business Insider)

#2: Wilcoxson's Ice Cream Sparks Social Media Firestorm (Huffington Post)

#1: Pepsi's head of social sums up his strategy in one word: 'Homophily' (Business Insider)

*Admit it, you clicked on the worst songs ever list.

Salesforce Buddy Media & more iPad Mini: the Social 6 Roundup

Your clicks, shares, retweets, as always, help shape the Social 6 news & views roundup. Salesforce and its sterling recent acquisition, Buddy Media, were big winners yesterday, though naturally news about the iPad Mini's looming announcement were popular as well. As a matter of fact, the rise of the smaller tablet as its own category so soon after the emergence of the larger form-factor tablet is interesting to take note of, as the Ecommerce Times points out.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at Dreamforce 2012.

Here's your Social 6:

#6: The Fun Side of Social Media  (Business 2 Community)

#5: Apple Rumors: iPad Mini Photos And Siri On The iMac, As iPhone 5 Dust Settles - (Huffington Post)

#4: Salesforce Unveils New Cloud Products as Rivals Move In  (Businessweek)

#3: 7-Inch Tablets Gobbling Up Market Share (Ecommerce Times)

#2: Chick-fil-A to cease giving money to anti-gay organizations (Boston Spirit)

#1: Salesforce Blends Buddy Media With Radian6 For Its New Social Marketing Cloud (TechCrunch)

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