, KitchMe, BBC Hacks, Twitter & TV Ratings: the Social 6 for 3/21/13

Crazy crazy day, running from meeting to meeting, and yet the links I shared today seemed to go nuts with you guys.'s Google Analytics capabilities actually ran away with today's top link by a large margin, but there's plenty more great reading to be found here, so let's dive in, shall we? Here's your Social 6:

#6: Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe & Meal Planning Service KitchMe  (TechCrunch)

#5: Twitter Untangles Its Overgrown Org Chart (AllThingsD)

#4: BBC Weather’s Twitter account has been hijacked by anti-Syrian hackers (The Next Web)

#3: Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Buys Livestar, Starbucks' Shoddy Square Rollout (Street Fight)

#2: More Twitter Chatter Correlates to Higher TV Ratings, Study Reveals (Mashable)

#1:’s new Google Analytics tool sends you weekly Web metric reports as infographics (The Next Web)

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Flattr, Listly, Foursquare, Flickr's iOS app, Pinterest's New Look: the Social 6 for 3/18/13

Busy Monday in real life and on the Interwebz, folks! I kid you not. What's interesting is that today really didn't have any runaway winner for first place, but we've got plenty of great links today. Interestingly enough, for the most part they're all focused on visuals and startups. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Flattr now lets you make $$ from Twitter Favorites, Instagram Likes & more (The Next Web)

#5: Social Media Campaign to Reunite Auschwitz Twins "A7733" & "A7734" (The Times of Israel)

#4: Listly goes premium with its revamped list-building platform, and gets more mobile friendly too (The Next Web)

#3: Does Foursquare have a Yelp Problem? (AllThingsD)

#2: Flickr's iOS app update features great support for hashtags (The Next Web)

#1: Pinterest shares how its new look lets users discover more of what they love (Pinterest)

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SXSW Prep, Pinterest Strategy, EasilyDo, and Klout vs. Kred: the Social 6 for 3/5/13

Busy, busy day out there! Today's clicks and shares were off the charts, I tell you. If you have ten minutes to kill -- or more -- we have plenty of great pieces for you. Today we have a buffet of great stuff, from the battle between Klout & Kred, the ramp-up to SXSW, why most of today's social media is going to be around in one way or another in the future. Here's your Social 6:

#6: To-Do List's EasilyDo App Launches A Tool For Creating Automated Tasks (TechCrunch)

#5: Klout Vs. Kred: Which, If Any, Is Better For Your Business? (Forbes)

#4: Warming Up for South by Southwest Interactive 2013 (New York Times blog)

#3: Pinterest Strategy: Are You Pinning with Purpose? (Social Media Today)

#2: 10 top trends and tips for social and mobile in 2013 (Eye For Travel)

#1: Why (So Much of) Social Media is Here to Stay (Going Social)

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Pinterest Redesign, Bizarre Apps, & Facebook Groups: the Social 6 for 1/29/13

Today's news roundup is interesting because it's pretty low on news per se, but rich on really useful tips to drive your business forward, from Facebook Groups to social media tools and apps both productive and bizarre. And then, of course, there's Pinterest's new redesign, which many of you weighed in on and thought might help propel Pinterest forward to a place of greater relevancy. Here's your Social 6:

#6: [EVENT] Macro Trends for 2013: Where Do We Go From Here? (

#5: Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook Groups (Mashable)

#4: Ultimate Recap: The 12 Best New Social Media Tools from 2012 (SocialFresh)

#3: Foursquare launches dedicated iPhone app for US businesses, w/analytics, local updates, more  (The Next Web)

#2: 11 Bizarre Facebook Apps You Won't Believe (Mashable)

#1: Take a Peek at Pinterest's New Redesign (All Things D)

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Foursquare Upgrades, TweetTV, & Alicia Keys: the Social 6 News Roundup

A pretty busy day around the social web, with plenty of great examples of social media best practices from the likes of Likeable (pun intended), Alicia Keys, and Arlington Highlands' Instagram campaign. Here's your Social 6:

#6: 3 Tips To Improve Your Social Media Content Strategy in 2013 (Likeable Media blog)

#5: Social TV guide TweetTV launches HTML5 mobile apps, now offers rewards to incentivize activity (The Next Web)

#4: Foursquare beefs up local venue data for 11 cities in data syndication deal with Voice Media Group (The Next Web)

#3: Give-a-Gram Instagram Campaign Case Study (Agency Entourage)

#2: Alicia Keys just joined Pinterest in style, with boards building on her individual songs (Mashable)

#1: Facebook Now Owns Over 25% Of Total Time Spent On Mobile Apps (ReadWriteWeb)

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Poke vs. Snapchat & Social Media Hoaxes: the Social 6 for 12/22/12

It's been a very busy few days following Business 2 Community, as B2C as just been on fire with great content lately. A lot of news on Facebook's new Poke app, which will compete against popular sexting app Snapchat (and I already feel bad for having to type "sexting.") Not to mention, a big roundup of social media hoaxes, which seem to be more commonplace ever time we have a school shooting, superstorm, or anything else of similar magnitude. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Blogging for Business: Are Comments Dead? (Business 2 Community)

#5: Pinterest’s Latest Change Set to Better Businesses  (Business 2 Community)

#4: Fun fact: Facebook’s new Poke app was built in just 12 days (The Next Web)

#3: The History of Social Media (Business 2 Community)

#2: Will Facebook Make Snapchat And WhatsApp History? Maybe Not (Forbes)

#1: 5 Social Media Hoaxes That Went Viral in 2012 (Business 2 Community)

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Pinterest as Law Enforcement, Instagram Photos on Twitter, & Nook Price Cuts: the Social 6 News Roundup for 12/10/12

It was a very visual weekend with respect to social media news. We had news of the White House's Pinterest ambitions, Instagram's "skirmish" with Twitter, creative Pinterest usage by Pennsylvania newspaper The Mercury, and Iran's new user-generated content site, Here's your Social 6:

#6: For those of you waiting for Iran to debut its own version of YouTube, the wait is over (All Things D)

#5: Local Newspaper Uses Pinterest to Find Wanted Criminals (Mashable)

#4: When social media is (and isn't) the answer (iMedia Connection)

#3: The White House to Debut on Pinterest with Holiday Social (CNET)

#2: Bargain shopper? Barnes & Noble's Nook just got slashed to $79 (Mashable)

#1: Say Goodbye to Instagram Photos on Twitter (All Things D)

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Cyberwar, American Express, and Splurgy top the Social 6 News Roundup

I didn't really cover or share news of the GetGlue acquisition yesterday, or that would have been at the top of my list. Still, there's plenty of news and views you might have missed below. Interestingly, most of it isn't very specific to the social media realm, which is a break from what my social audience tends to click on and share. Without further ado, here's your Social 6:

#6: A Nate Silver-Take On The Most Influential MBA Ranking (LinkedIn)

#5: Social Media Power Rankings: AmEx Knows You Can't Leave Home Without It (The Atlantic Wire)

#4: Cyberwar and Social Media in the Gaza Conflict (New York Times blog)

#3: Grace Coddington (longtime creative director of Vogue) speaks out in new memoir  (New York Times)

#2: Splurgy and Pinterest: the New Hit Marketing Combo for SMBs? (Technorati)

#1: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Numbers  (Going Social)

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Univision, Disaster Resources, and Sandy Links Galore top the Social 6 for 10/30/12

It's really interesting how quickly people's interests -- and the news -- can turn. Just a few days ago, you couldn't get much in the way of news that wasn't about the presidential election. Yesterday, almost anything worth clicking on & reading was Sand-related. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Univision to Start Its First Digital Network (New York Times)

#5: How To Create A Successful Visual Social Media Marketing Campaign (Business 2 Community)

#4: Chasing Armstrong With Truth (New York Times)

#3: A Pinterest board of tons of things named Sandy that *don't* suck (Pinterent)

#2: Top 6 Resources for Disaster Preparedness & Recovery (

#1: Best ways to follow Hurricane Sandy digitally (until you lose power!) (Mashable)

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