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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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Charlie Sheen, Social Media SUPERSTAR

Fastest person to reach one million Twitter followers (currently at 2.5 mil)

For better or worse, expert at using it to communicate directly with fans

In on week gone from watching the conversation around him unfold to literally taking control of that conversation

Now, he’s taken control of internships.com in search of an intern. Within the first hour of his tweet – #TigerBloodInternship – internships.com had more than 95,000 visits (currently has 74,040 applications from 181 countries)

WINNER

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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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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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Twatter the new Twitter?

Twatter – Who are you doing?

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Let’s Talk About Social Networks

Now, you may have heard that Social Networks are more popular than porn:
Social networking websites more popular than porn, says study

And that Social Networks are more popular than e-mail:
Social Networking Now More Popular Than Email, Report Finds

But did you know that Social Networks are more popular than God?

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It’s true!

While a Google search for “God” yields an impressive 60 million hits, a search for “social media” generates 120 million. Surely, anything that beats both God and porn is a force to be reckoned with.

However, I think it’s too soon for the alarm bells to sound. I’ll only start panicking when social networks trump sex itself. When that happens, when people start posting status updates or links to dumb quizzes instead of having actual intercourse, it will be time to freak out.

Then again, maybe that’s exactly what needs to happen? Facebook is pretty much dominated by parents posting baby pics and baby stories and the like. Maybe the only way this will stop is if social networks do become more popular than sex, so people stop having it, then stop having babies, and, most importantly, stop posting stupid baby pictures?

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Might actually be worth it.

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