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Lady Gaga – Social Media Superstar

According to Forbes, she’s more powerful than Oprah.

Much is said these days about Lady Gaga and her team’s marketing genius, as evidenced by her rapid ascent to the top of the charts, her incessantly played tunes, and her ability to license her brand. Regardless of your opinion of her, there is something to be learned from her marketing prowess, specifically her use of social media. From 10 million Twitter followers to GagaVille, she is a master at engagement.

Here The Next Web talks about the secrets to her success.

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Facebook and pancakes saves dude from 25-year jail term

 

Cops detained Rodney Bradford from New York for 13 days after he was accused of breaking into a Brooklyn residence with a gun, while he was eight miles away at his father’s place in Manhattan.

Bradford won his freedom, thanks to his Facebook status update, which showed what he was doing at the time the crime was committed.

The Telegraph reports that Bradford’s comment where he is teasing his girlfriend for not having joined him to eat pancakes was accompanied by a time-stamp and “was probably instrumental in the district attorney’s decision to drop the charges,” his lawyer Robert Reuland said.

Jonah Bruno, a spokesman for the Kings County district attorney’s office, confirmed that the case had been dismissed.

Bradford could have been sentenced to 25 years in jail if he had been convicted in the case.

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Shit My Dad Says

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UPDATED:  Interview with Justin From ShitMyDadSays

Yeah, you’be probably already heard about it.  About the guy who lives with his 73 year old dad and posts the funny shit he says on Twitter.  But so what?  It’s f’in funny.  A sampling:

(watching the Little League World Series) “These kids are all fat. I remember when you were in little league…. You were fat.”

“You know, sometimes it’s nice having you around. But now ain’t one of those times. Now gimmie the remote we’re not watching this bullshit.”

“How the fuck should I know if it’s still good? Eat it. You get sick, it wasn’t good. You people, you think I got microscopic fucking eyes.”

“Who is this woman?….Kate Beckinsale? Well, you can tell Kate Beckinsale she sucks.”

“You need to flush the toilet more than once…No, YOU, YOU specifically need to. You know what, use a different toilet. This is my toilet.”

“Don’t touch the bacon, it’s not done yet. You let me handle the bacon, and i’ll let you handle..what ever it is you do. I guess nothing.”

“Your brother brought his baby over this morning. He told me it could stand. It couldn’t stand for shit. Just sat there. Big let down.”

“Love this Mrs. Dash. The bitch can make spices… Jesus, Joni (my mom) it’s a joke. I was making a joke! Mrs. Dash isn’t even real dammit!”

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Sarah Palin’s Creepy and Illiterate Facebook Friends Celebrate Ted Kennedy’s Death

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From PEEK and AlterNet

Sarah Palin posted the following statement on her Facebook page on the passing of Ted Kennedy:

I would like to extend our sympathies to the Kennedy family as we hear word about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. He believed in our country and fought passionately for his convictions.

Several of her Facebook pals lauded her “classy” move.

Others? Not so much.

“thank you for maintaining my belief in you as a real american, however this country is now much better off, one less socialist, anti freedom senator.”

“Now if we could just talk God into taking Arlin Spector, Harry Reid,and Nancy Pelosi America would be Eutopia!”

“good riddens”

“If he makes it into Heaven (& I doubt he will with his stance on abortion) I hope that God makes him babysit all the aborted children for eternity. God have mercy on his soul.”

“Ted Kennedy dying has made my day….”

“He cannot fillibuster God. Good ridencance to a sorry person.”

“It’s about time, we can only hope Pelosi and Ried will be joining him very soon. All 3 of them should be buried in Moscow for whom they work so tirelessly.”

… and perhaps my favorite:

“Sarah – I need to contact you. I need to know how to fight this current govt. We must find a way to get them removed, standing by and watching all the evil occur, is like watching water run quickly down the drain, each of our freedoms gone daily. Please advise me what direction to take my group. Thank you”

For all 1,676 comments (and counting), go here.

Stay classy, Palin fans!

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Woman sued for 50k for a Tweet

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From CNET:

She only had 15 Twitter followers.

And, according to CBS2 Chicago, Amanda Bonnen, a local resident, wanted those followers to know about her mold.

Well, not her mold exactly, but the mold she claimed had taken up residence in her residence.

So she tweeted: “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it’s okay.”

Horizon Realty was pissed, and the company  sued Bonnen for publishing false and defamatory information.

The suit suggests that Bonnen’s tweet adversely affected its excellent reputation, an adverse effect that might be mitigated somewhat by compensation of $50,000.

This might be a lesson for residents of Cook County, Ill., to be very careful when it comes to social networking. This is, after all, the county in which the sheriff tried to sue Craigslist.

But one does wonder whether Bonnen brought up the alleged mold to her landlord before tweeting. If Horizon Realty really does uphold its allegedly excellent reputation, surely the company would have done something about it.

And if Bonnen really wanted only her 15 followers to know about her alleged moldy misery, might she not have sent 15 direct messages? Or, at least, kept her Twitter feed private?

There again, how did Horizon Realty hear about her tweet? Was one of Amanda Bonnen’s 15 followers a mold mole?

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