Chris Nerney


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Update: Site Takes Down Racist Image of Michelle Obama

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Yesterday WebNewser wrote about the racist image that showed up as the top return in a Google Image search for Michelle Obama. Well, now the offensive image has been removed [...]

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Social Media Practices of Top U.S. Charities

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Since Thanksgiving is a time when we not only give thanks for what we have, but also extend a hand to those in need, this blog post from web marketing [...]

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Are Your Twitter Analytics Tools Just ‘Data Puking’?

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If there’s one thing Twitter lends itself to (OK, two things, if you count brevity) it’s metrics. Twitter data can be sliced, diced, charted, graphed and turned inside out. But [...]

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HootSuite Integrates Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Lists

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Twitter management console HootSuite today announced the addition of new features designed to better integrate other social media tools and the latest Twitter applications. In a blog post today, HootSuite [...]

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Runner’s World Launches Route Finder

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I’m not sure why it took Runner’s World so long with this, given that MapMyRun has been around for at least a couple of years. Nonetheless, runners should welcome the [...]

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When Racists Take Advantage of Google’s Search ‘Integrity’

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If you do a Google Image search for Michelle Obama, here’s what you get. Notice the very first image, on the top left. No, that’s not a still shot from [...]

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FoxNews.com and GE, Sitting In a Tree

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It’s well known that little love is lost between Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, who long has been the target of O’Reilly broadsides. [...]

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YouTube Pulls Video of Paula Deen Getting Hit In Face By Flying Ham

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However amusing the premise may sound, there really isn’t anything all that funny about a 62-year-old woman getting smacked in the face by a thrown ham. But many people on [...]

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BNO News to Launch Wire Service, Signs Msnbc.com

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Breaking news service BNO News, primarily known for its @BreakingNews Twitter account that has more than 1.4 million followers, has announced it will launch a paid-subscription newswire in early January. [...]

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Crowd Getting Tired of Sourcing Wikipedia

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The number of volunteers who help write, edit and manage online encyclopedia Wikipedia is dwindling rapidly, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal: Volunteers have been departing the [...]

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Study: Social Media A Force For Sociability

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Turns out that using social media has helped a lot of people expand their social network and stretch themselves socially. A recent survey commissioned by ad agency Euro RSCG found [...]

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Rupert Murdoch: Crazy Like a Fox?

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Rupert Murdoch’s recent avowals that News Corp. intends to prohibit Google from accessing for free content published on his newspapers’ web sites may seem like an empty threat. After all, [...]

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Layoffs at Washingtonpost.com

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As Reuters‘ Robert MacMillan writes, this has been one of the worst weeks for journalism in terms of job losses. Now it’s getting worse. Following layoffs at BusinessWeek and the [...]

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Did ESPN Muzzle the Sports Guy On Twitter?

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I’m not sure you can call it a suspension from Twitter if the guy supposedly being suspended is, you know, still tweeting. But there are rumors that ESPN has ordered [...]

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RockYou Racks Up $50M In Funding

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When companies want to use social media to market their brand without making it seem like they’re marketing their brand, they often turn to companies such as social application-based ad [...]