[Story Via Social Media Today] Stated as the most awesome things to happen on Facebook, Monday evening, bakers Amy and Samy had one of the best Social Media meltdowns people have seen since Gordon Ramsay’s social media horror show in May. Samy and Amy took to Facebook to respond to some negative comments about their food and pricing, but they did this in no calm composed fashion.
Upset about feedback, they began to lash out at people using curse words and insults. Once realizing their actions overnight, they blamed hackers.
Many questions are being passed around whether this will be a breaking point for Amy and Samy or whether it will make them more famous and bring customers through the doors. What do you think, is it possible to recover from such a massive social media fail?
[Story via Mashable] Transforming from a small professional-networking site that launched in May 2003 from the living room of Reed Hoffman’s home. LinkedIn was founded in the aftermath of the Dot-Com bust, at a time when the biggest social networks were Friendster and MySpace. Linkedin Launched just before most of the social networks that are considered big players today. It’s about a year older than Facebook, three years older than Twitter and eight years older than Google+ — though it’s younger than Google itself.
Now, ten years later, Linkedin has transferred into a must-have tool for recruiters and job seekers. The social network for professionals has more than 200 million users, 3,700 employees and 26 offices globally, and is generating more than $300 million in revenue each quarter.
[story via Mashable] A young, sick boy named Rahim says he’s not worried because of UNICEF Sweden’s Facebook community. Maybe they will reach 200,000 likes by summer, he says, “Will that save my brother?”
UNICEF’s latest ad (this particular ad is airing in Sweden) takes a swipe at casual Facebookers drawn to pages, posts, photos, and shared memes depicting messages such as, “1 LIKE = $1!” or, “For every LIKE Facebook will donate $1!!!!”
A case could be made on UNICEF’s behalf about really doing something to help a cause, rather than casually ‘liking’ a charity page. Although the point is a bit direct, it’s not unsubstantiated.
[Via The Guardian] US stock market plunges with a 143 drop in Dow Jones industrial average in the matter of minutes after hackers fake Twitter feed of the associated press, saying the “White House had been hit by two explosions and Barack Obama was injured”. Although this only took place for a few minutes, it lead to thousands of people questioning the security procedures of Twitter, and hundreds of people panicking about their vulnerability to breaking news in the age of social media.
USA Today announces that Twitter announced plans to introduce a “two-factor authentication” option that would make it impossible for hackers to break into accounts , even if they acquired the passwords. The feature is said that it will add extra security to twitter accounts making users have a code on top of a password to log in on new device. Do you think it will make a difference?
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