Thursday, August 9, 2012

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    • UK Firms Fail To Engage Workers Via Social Media HR Magazine

      The appetite among employees to engage with their superiors via social media channels is, shows the report, 'surprisingly high', but managers are failing to engage with staff in this way or look into creating in-house social media platforms, rather than intranets and newsletters. Over two-fifths (42.3%) would be happy to converse with their line manager via Facebook and a fifth would be content tweeting the head of department (20.0%) and CEO (19.4%). Nearly two-fifths (39.2%) of managers would be happy to reciprocate via channels such as Facebook. ...Read the whole story

    • Norway To Peer Into Facebook Facial Recognition M&M Global

      The programme automatically suggests people's names to tag in pictures posted to the site, something which the Norwegian Data Protection Agency states could breach privacy rights. The regulator is planning to launch a full investigation later this year. The Norwegian investigation intends to open a dialogue about exactly how the facial recognition feature works and also find out more about how Facebook stores data on instant messages sent between users. ...Read the whole story

    • Citroen Makes First Crowd-Sourced Car

      Citroen has unveiled what it claims is the UK's first crowd-sourced car in the shape of the C1 Connexion, whose specs were determined from the 24,000 configurations posted by consumers on the car brand's Facebook page. On launching the crowd-sourcing app back in April, Citroen said the C1 Connexion would be a car "created for the Facebook generation, by the Facebook generation." ...Read the whole story

    • Is Facebook Gambling With Users' Trust? The Telegraph

      Seeing updates on your timeline of how much your friend has just won or lost during a game of Bingo Friendzy, is not really the social experience most people have signed up to Facebook for. Facebook slot machines will also soon appear, as will several poker apps for the social network. With the British high street battling against the growing number of betting shops springing up and creating anti-social zones, Emma Barnett writes, most Facebook users are not looking for a similar situation to appear on their social network of choice. ...Read the whole story

    • As End Nears, Olympians Take To Twitter The Guardian

      We mortals may not be staying in the Olympic Village, but thanks to social media we can keep a closer eye than ever before on what our new heroes are up to. With no fears of restraining orders we can watch from afar. Marvel as they meet each other! Take amusing photos of each other! Have early nights! And basically behave like normal people instead of the otherworldly gods we assume them to be. Homa Khaleeli and Nona Buckley-Irvine report. ...Read the whole story

    • UK Marketers Keep Eye On Aussie Facebook Ruling The Drum

      Advertisers are closely monitoring developments from down under following a decision by Australia's Advertising Standards Board which defined comments made by users on Smirnoff's Facebook page. The ruling annulled any differentiation between comments posted by the advertiser and comments penned by members of the public - leaving Smirnoff liable for all commentary on its page which must adhere to stringent advertising laws. Advertisers are now considering whether they will need to build the additional charges associated with monitoring into their ad budgets. ...Read the whole story

    • IOC Content With Labeling Of Olympics Red Rocket Media

      The International Olympic Committee has claimed it has 'no regrets' over dubbing the 2012 games 'the first social media Olympics', reports. An IOC spokesman, Mark Adams, said "IOC media channels have about 15 million fans and it is actively encouraging people to engage with the Olympics via Twitter and Facebook." ...Read the whole story

    • Online Critics Put 'Nude' Back On View In Scotland Yahoo
    • Zynga COO Steps DownBloomberg et al.
    • Pin Away! Pinterest Opens RegistrationCNet
    Integration Has No One Direction

    At the end of last week, we found out that the Olympic social media "debacle" may not have been a debacle at all. It may have actually helped the games. According to the ratings released on ...More