Is Bullying Fading or is it Escalating to new Levels

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What do you think about all the online bullying?

Did you know that 13 million students are bullied each year and about 160,000 of them stay home each day in order to escape being bullied? Bullying not only occurs in schools, but also in the work place and of course online.

Before bullying was just reserved to places like schools and offices, but now it seems to have gotten a lot worse. People continue to spend a lot of time online this is giving bullies access to individuals they can target and bully over the internet. A recent case is the one with 15 year old Amanda Todd who committed suicide after being bullied both online and offline.

Here’s a video on Youtube which sums up her story:-

This video was uploaded just a few days before she committed suicide…

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How Vampires Are Draining Social Media (Infographic)

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Infographic on How Vampires Are Draining Social Media

It first started with Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and The Southern Vampire Mysteries being books, but then they were made into movies and TV shows – Twilight into a film series, The Vampire Diaries and The Southern Vampire Mysteries into TV Series with the latter being named as True Blood.

The growing popularity of these books, shows and movies has influenced their social media channels too and along with some well planned strategies they are successfully engaging their audience. But according to this recent infographic by Direct SAT TV, True Blood will take over online conversations this summer.

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Should You Give Away Your Facebook Password to Your Employers

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Should You Give Away Your Facebook Password to Your Employers

A few days ago I read an article on Mashable, “What to do When a Potential Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password” by Tony Morrison – this article was in response to the article “Job Seekers Beware: Employers May Ask to See Your Facebook Account” by Alissa Skelton. Here Alissa points out how employers are requesting potential employees to give them their facebook usernames and passwords at job interviews.

Do you think this is right?

I think this is very wrong and a complete misuse of power. What will the employer gain by looking at the persons profile – will they find out more about their personal life, what they do in their free time, what sort of pictures they have on their profiles, etc. How will their company gain from this information?

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New Blog – Social Marketing Writing

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Are you a writer or author? Do you run a business? Would you like the latest marketing tips that will help you reach your audience better?

If your answer is yes, I have some good news for you. I, Mitt Ray, have started Social Marketing Writing, an online magazine that publishes posts and guides on social media, marketing and writing. You will find everything you need to know about marketing with social media and other types of marketing here.

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