Investors Flock to Twitter, Like Facebook, as Year Draws to a Close

It seems Wall Street has determined that social media actually is here to stay, and that Facebook and Twitter really are the only games in town.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Disney Brings Full Club Penguin Game to iPad, With Apple’s Blessing for Subscription Model

“It’s not a game. It’s a kids’ social network in the guise of a game.”
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After Hacking Incident, Social Startup Buffer Boosts Security Measures

Buffer, a social media management app for businesses, announced on Tuesday that it will now offer two-factor authentication security for its users. The additional security measures require a user to validate their identity with their smartphone before logging in to the service, a feature also offered by Facebook, Google and others. The feature comes just one month after Buffer was hacked and used to post spam to some user accounts.

Reminder: What You Post on the Internet Is Visible to the Internet

They call it “social media” for a reason.
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Best Buy’s Risky Black Friday Twitter Campaign

Black Friday has a tendency to bring out the worst in some shoppers. Best Buy is betting that it won’t get caught on camera.
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Bosses May Use Social Media to Discriminate Against Job Seekers

Many companies regularly look up job applicants online as part of the hiring process. A new study suggests they may also use what they find to discriminate.

Chipmaker Likes “Big Bits,” and So, Apparently, Does Sir Mix-A-Lot

Atmel decided to do a techie version of “Baby Got Back” on Twitter for Throwback Thursday, only to garner a surprise contribution from the song’s creator himself.
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Does Social Media Help Videogame Developers Find Fans? It Depends on Whom You Ask.

“At least two-thirds of the people who use Reddit have acne.”
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