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Top social media news today 8/12/11

posted Aug 12, 2011, 10:34 AM by Carmina Pérez
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Weather Channel, Twitter Team for Forecasts
The Weather Channel and Twitter have launched an integration of tweets in the network's on-air programming, website and mobile platform. The Weather Channel also will launch 220 custom local Twitter feeds to update users about their city's weather forecast.

Twitter, BlackBerry May Be Blocked in UK Riots
David Cameron, the U.K. prime minister, said the government is considering whether it should block social-networking websites such as Twitter and messaging services including BlackBerry during violent unrest after the country's worst riots since the 1980s.

LinkedIn Backs Off Social Ads in Privacy Gaffe
Wall Street Journal
LinkedIn has backed away from an advertising scheme that exploited user photos and recommendations, marking a rare privacy gaffe for the social network. The incident is unusual for LinkedIn, which has largely been able to stay out of the spotlight over privacy.

Conde Nast: No Witch Hunt in Twitter Shutdown
New York Times
The wildly popular satirical Twitter feed @CondeElevator appears to have shut down less than a week after its launch. Conde Nast denied that company execs had been "hunting down" the suspected poster: "There was no concern, and there was no witch hunt."