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Optimize Your Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting May 22,  this class, designed for marketers, bloggers, community managers, and anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs of social media measurement, will show you how to set up tools to measure your media activity and make sense of the data you collect. You'll learn how to sift through web analytics, Facebook insights, and Twitter mentions in order to develop a strategy to measure results. Register today!

‘What’s Your Excuse?’: When A Well-Intentioned Facebook Post Goes Bad

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One of the dangers of posting on Facebook and other social media sites is that posts can be taken the wrong way, which is exactly what seems to have happened to Maria Kang, a 32-year-old mother of three and fitness competitor. Kang posted a photo of herself in a workout bra and shorts, with her three kids, showing off her toned body, with the caption, “What’s your excuse?” However, rather than seeing it as motivational, many Facebook users lashed out at Kang.

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9 Year-Old Gets Sex Education From Facebook

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Sexy Facebook Ad IconWhile she shouldn’t have been on Facebook in the first place, a 9 year-old was exposed to a sexually suggestive ad last night while navigating the site. It brings up a number of questions surrounding parenting as well as the advertisements allowed to pass through Facebook’s ad approval department. According to Hugh Briss, he was alerted by his daughter who asked “What is that man doing to that lady and why are they naked, Daddy?”
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