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Social Media News for August 13, 2012

August 14, 2012

By Gilbert Falso :: 11:56 PM

Progressive Insurance displays heartless side on Twitter:

With a title as provocative as “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court,” comedian Matt Fisher’s Tumblr post was bound to get attention. Gawker

Facebook hoodwinks developers with app security lies

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Facebook duped application developers into paying $375 for a phony security authentication, the latest to come out of the privacy investigation Facebook settled on Friday. Venture Beat

HuffPost Launches Huff Post Live

Today The Huffington Post launched its web television operation, HuffPost Live, an online news video hub that asks a lot of the watcher compared to the average TV network. The Atlantic Wire

London 2012 – The Numbers Behind the First Social Media Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics marks the first time that social media made a big splash with international sports fans. Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks have seen an explosion of engagement, and even traditional media outlets like BBC Sports took part in the digital revelry. The Verge

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