In case you missed them, here are some interesting social media headlines of the past week:
Youtoo Can Be a Social Media Star
Veteran Hollywood producer Mark Burnett has teamed with a startup called Youtoo TV to launch a participatory TV network described as “Facebook for TV,” the LostRemote blog reports.The idea is to put hundreds of people on this new social TV network every day; think YouTube for the BoobTube. The Youtoo network was originally called AmericanLife TV Network, but now that it’s focused on social media, the company has decided to rebrand itself.
Employers vs. Workers in Social Media
More than 100 complaints have been filed at the National Labor Relations Board involving workplace controversies over material workers posted on social media about their employers, according to the Associated Press. The article suggests workplace social media clashes are on the rise, especially in the past year.
Social Media Good For Coordinating, Not Sustaining Action
Social media may be great for organizing political action and protests, but not for building “political parties on a grand scale” or political movements that last, according to an article in Business Week. The article contends that in-person contact is required to build the common beliefs required for successful political organizations. Social media is more useful for coordinating political action than maintaining it, the article suggests.