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)

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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Baby Boomers, iPad Mini Accessories, and Facebook Follower ROI in the Social 6 for 10/12/12

Hey look, it's the Social 6! This is the first time in awhile not a single one of the articles came from Mashable, oddly enough. There's plenty of good reading below, capped by a very nice piece by @sarahneedleman & @EvelynRusli. Here's your Social 6:

#6: ComScore: Instagram attracts more site engagement than Twitter on smartphones (Brafton)

#5: Social media or sex? A study shows more people are going online (WHP TV)

#4: All Eyes Turn To Boomers And How They Use The Internet (ReadWriteWeb)

#3: The solo entrepreneur's guide to social media time management (Crain's Chicago Business blog)

#2: Retailers gearing up for Apple's 'iPad mini' with plans for accessory displays (Apple Insider)

#1: What's a Facebook Follower Worth? (Wall Street Journal)

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Big Bird, iPad Mini, and Taco Bell Top the Weekend Social 6 Roundup

Did you take a break from reading news across the Interwebz this weekend? I surely hope so. Assuming you did, here's some of what you missed, including how Taco Bell is fighting world hunger, why inventory will be the key to the iPad Mini's success, and how social media can take a so-so job search to a stellar one. There's plenty more, of course; let's dive in:

#6: How the Eels' rugby team leverages social media to succeed (

#5: Don't Mess With Big Bird (New York Times)

#4: Taco Bell launches social media campaign to end hunger (QSR Web)

#3: The Best Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search (Forbes)

#2: iPad Mini's likely launch date means inventory will be everything, say analysts (Computerworld)

Klout, iPad Mini, and Facebook Top the Weekend's Social 6 Roundup

I'd be lying if I said this was the most action-packed weekend on the Interwebz ever. It wasn't. In fact, a few of the stories I shared over the weekend (and you guys clicked on, shared, repinned, etc.) were published on Friday. Still, I think there are some gems in here - two apiece for Facebook and gamification, for those of you interested in those topics. I'll let the news & views speak for themselves:

#6: Facebook Kills Photo-Tagging Suggestions for EU Users  (Mashable)

#5: Ten ways to gamify your grid (Hypergrid Business)

#4: Facebook to curb frictionless sharing (CBS News)

#3: Klout's recent updates get a thumbs-up from many marketers (BostInno)

#2: Gamification of the enterprise (Computer World)

#1: iPad Mini Rumors: Apple's Manufacturers Confirm Redesigned, Smaller Tablet (

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Facebook Plugins, Animated GIFs, and Social Media Myths: Today's Social 6

Annoying, isn't it?


I got flack from some of you guys for being excited about Twitter blocking animated GIFs in profile pictures, but sorry; I hate them. That was clearly one of the bigger stories of the last 24 hours, but Napkin Labs and my post on Facebook's Shared Activity plugin made waves too.

Here's your Social 6:

#6: iPhone 5 and iPad Mini To Have Exchangeable Batteries? (Tapscape)

#5: 8 Social Media Myths Busted (Business 2 Community)

#4: Why Health Care Needs Social Media (Huffington Post)

#3: Napkin Labs launches Facebook ‘Fan Center’ to give brands more qualitative customer relationships (The Next Web)

#2: Twitter Blocks Animated GIFs in Profile Pics (Mashable)

#1: Mixing sharing with privacy: Facebook debuts its Shared Activity plugin (

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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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