What’s Relevant This Week in Social Media.
The world of social media is always renewing itself in some way or another. With frequent updates and resurfacing content, it can be hard to keep up with on a daily basis. It’s important to stay informed of the curent issues and trends so that your social media presence stays relevant. Using social media is one thing, but using it well is the key to online success. Stay updated and stay informed with the latest social media news!
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Besides plummeting ratings and competition from the MSNBC’s and Fox News’s of the world, CNN is going toe-to-toe with social media. And “the most trusted name in news” is starting to get cold feet when it stares into the eyes of the Twitter bird. For more on the story, click here (or, perhaps, check Twitter).
Since Twitter is powerful enough to scare CNN and since the recent @AP hack, it’s probably time to make sure your password is secure. A New York-based web developer has created a website to help you do just that. Coote’s site, ismytwitterpasswordsecure.com, greets you with gigantic type asking, “is your Twitter password secure?” More on that story, here.
In 1967, the American social psychologist Stanley Milgram sent out 160 packages to randomly chosen individuals in the U.S., asking them to forward them to a single individual living in Boston. The task included a simple rule: The recipients could only send each parcel on to somebody they knew on a first-name basis. On average, he found that the parcels reached their destination via five pairs of hands, which amounts to 6 degrees of separation. Milgram’s work has since been repeated on various social networks. For example, Microsoft says people on its Messenger network are separated by 6.6 degrees of freedom and Facebook claims its members are separated by only 4 degrees of separation. For more on this, Click Here.