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Top Social Media News 5/26-6/1

posted May 31, 2011, 9:49 AM by Carmina Pérez
A curated list of the most relevant stories this past week:

Twitter and Google fight back against Facebook's Like button

Twitter's New Search Engine: 1.6 Billion Queries Per Day

Bids For Domain Start At $5 Million. You Could Have Bought It For $50,000 In 1997

@Shaq Announces Retirement On Twitter Using Video Sharing Tool Tout

LinkedIn To Launch Job Application Button

Groupon Partners With Expedia For Groupon Travel

Unborn Texas Baby Has 268 Facebook Friends

13% of All U.S. Internet Users Are On Twitter, Pew Research Says

Twitter Launches Follow Button, Sort Of Like Their Like Button

Facebook near 700M users, $80B valuation

Google Shows Off Its Groupon Killer, Launching Tomorrow

Hackers Disrupt PBS Web Site and Post a Fake Report About a Rap Artist

The Myspace Sweepstakes Drag on As Sale Deadline Looms

Twitter Acquires Google AdWords Tool AdGrok

LinkedIn's Big Trouble In Social China

Rep. Weiner Lawyers Up In Twitter-Hack Scandal

Twitter Is Launching Its Own Photosharing Service

As Zynga Looks to IPO, Its Traffic on Facebook Stays High

No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism

After Oprah, WSB-TV taps social media for 4 p.m. show

Blogger Disappeared in China: This Week in Online Tyranny


LinkedIn Halo Effect? Facebook Shares Surge To New High In SharesPost

Social Media Distractions Are Costing Businesses Major Money [STUDY]


Facebook Is Developing Ways to Share Media

Obama to name Twitter CEO to advisory committee

SPIN Magazine "Bullies" Man to Get Twitter Handle

The Atlantic Launches Twitter-Based Book Club