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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:

6/1
Twitter and Google fight back against Facebook's Like button

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


Bids For Social.com 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



5/31
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


5/30
Rep. Weiner Lawyers Up In Twitter-Hack Scandal


Twitter Is Launching Its Own Photosharing Service


5/29
As Zynga Looks to IPO, Its Traffic on Facebook Stays High

No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism


5/28
After Oprah, WSB-TV taps social media for 4 p.m. show


Blogger Disappeared in China: This Week in Online Tyranny


5/27

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

Social Media Distractions Are Costing Businesses Major Money [STUDY]



5/26

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

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