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Ford relaunches Fiesta Movement social media marketing campaign

Fiesta Movement puts new cars in the hands of social media "influencers," so they can promote said cars in the medium they know best. Despite the current Fiesta's lagging sales, Ford is relaunching the Movement to promote the redesigned 2014 Fiesta.

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MTV hacks MTV: The anatomy of a dumb Twitter prank

MTV and BET tried to replicate the Burger King hack that drew attention and 30k new followers - turns out, we don't appreciate copycats. The reaction has been less amusement than ire, and the networks have just ended up looking desperate.

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Boatbound, the Airbnb for boats, is for people who really like spending money

For those tired of looking to Airbnb for an impulsive getaway, change things up. Why not take a boat trip using Boatbound, a new startup that'll let you rent yachts on a nightly rate?

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Quench your morbid curiosity with The Tweet Hereafter

The Tweet Hereafter recaps and memorializes the last tweets of Twitter users before their untimely deaths. While the concept might hit a nerve, the application is creating a digital database of last words and final online moments.

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Can 10 million tweets measure happiness? New research says so

A new study claims it can measure a location's happiness by Twitter sentiment. The research uses language association to draw conclusions on the attitude of a places' citizens - and that fact that vacation spots are taking top honors comes as anything but a…

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Carjacked: Jeep’s Twitter account falls into hacker’s hands

Jeep may want to consider a more secure passwords after a hacker decided to attack the brand's Twitter account on Tuesday. Control of the account has been reclaimed, but not before a few embarrassing tweets were released.

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Yahoo’s home page gets a Marissa Mayer facelift

Say goodbye to the old, clunky Yahoo home page. And welcome the all-new Yahoo.com, which includes a cleaner look, new social features, apps, and personalize customization options. The new Yahoo.com marks the third major property overhaul by CEO Marissa Mayer.

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LinkedIn spams Twitter by appealing to our big, fat egos

Turns out, all you need is just a little ego stroking to go viral. If you shared your elite LinkedIn status on Twitter or Facebook, you're not alone. LinkedIn's congratulatory e-mails created big social media waves.

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Twitter reminds users to choose strong passwords in wake of Burger King and Jeep hacks

Following the headline-making hacks of Twitter accounts belonging to Burger King and Jeep, the microblogging service has taken to its blog to remind users to choose strong passwords and generally be more aware when using the web.

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Researchers can tell the difference between tweets from men and women

Researchers used Twitter to decipher the differences in speech between the male and female gender.

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19 clicks of separation is the Internet’s Kevin Bacon rule

According to recent research, it only takes you 19 clicks to get from one page to any other on the Internet. Thanks to search sites and social networks, the Web is getting smaller and more connected every day.

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Visual analytics platform Curalate antes up and adds Instagram support

Curalate, which has provided visual analytics services for Pinterest, has followed through on its promise and added support for Instagram.

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After the hack: Burger King issues apology, Twitter page returns and picks up 30,000+ new followers

Burger King apologized to its "loyal fans and followers" on Monday after a hacker gained access to its Twitter account earlier in the day and posted a string of tweets quite unlike any you'd usually read on its feed.

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New Jersey Assemblyman is a lesson in selective Facebook Liking

New Jersey Assemblyman, Charles Mainor, had another social media fall out, this time for his interest in a couple of questionable Facebook pages. Let this be a lesson to us all in not Liking every page someone sends our way.

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Israeli soldier Instagrams a photo of a child in sniper’s crosshair

A disturbing Instagram photo of a child in the crosshair has sparked public outrage, with media outlets calling the image "tasteless and dehumanizing." The Israeli Defense Forces is now launching an investigation into the 20-year-old soldier's account.

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