The NY Times Room for Debate typically has some interesting conversations going on, and this piece by Spencer Ackerman of Wired.com isn’t any exception. Nice discussion of Russia’s Pussy Riot controversy, and how social platforms like YouTube and Twitter played major parts in the story.
Jessica Smith writes in the Metro about a compelling story: some Coca Cola managers in Ottawa have written letters to the city’s Mayor, expressing their misgivings over Ottawa Public Health’s planned social media campaign about sugar-sweetened beverages. Key takeaway from this piece: just because you can raise social media awareness for your business or cause’s issues, doesn’t mean your opponents can’t use “going social’ tactics to respond in kind.
Margie Clayman writes a really nice Business 2 Community article talking about how Google Plus’ privacy settings have had a negative impact on Google Analytics, and getting to know your customers better. Kind of interesting how Google’s social platform, in some ways, hurts site owners when it comes to going social with customers!
This Business 2 Community piece was shared my good friends at DKNY on Twitter, letting it reach a pretty sizable audience — many of which found this pretty interesting! Laura Szatkowski writes from the perspective of a young PR person building a career, and noticing how social media can really benefit a PR career. Worth a read for PR mavens in the making, but also for young people in general.
This piece by yours truly elicited considerable interest, especially considering how many investors and pundits have looked for reasons why Facebook’s stock has sunk so low. Zuckerberg is really not the problem, which I outlined in this piece that a number of you found interesting.
Did you know World Humanitarian Day was August 19th? I admittedly missed it, and personally, I think it ought to be a bigger deal. MTV News Australia shares news about how Beyoncé collaborated with the United Nations to help raise awareness for World Humanitarian Day, and how social media played a part.