Socialmediaccounts600These four brands below have certainly dominated their social media avenue of choice. Whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Pinterest, these brands have reached massive engagement with their creative and moving campaigns. Take a look at these innovative brands below, and click through to the full story to read more. For more brands knocking it out of the park on social media, make sure to check out and follow the series.

Globe-social-media-600In an era when 50% of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, according to government data analyzed by the Associated Press, the U.S. tech industry shines brightly in a dreary hiring climate. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technology has shown a relatively steady increase in jobs created since June 2009.   

The-voice-judges-600“Fox is clearly a leader in social TV,” Bluefin spokeswoman April Conyers told Mashable. “But it’s also interesting to note that when you expand beyond series-only to include sports and special events, CBS jumps to the top.”

Twitter-site-600So you’re running a small business and you’ve got the basics of social networking mastered: You tweet often, you’ve created a venue on Foursquare and your Facebook Page is beautiful. How do you move to the next level of social marketing mastery?

Privacy-600A recent study commissioned by Intel found that 90% of American adults think people share too much, and nearly half of adults find the deluge of information to be overwhelming.

TwittereuropageThe page also provides a group of top follows for soccer fans and collects Euro 2012 photos from around the Twittersphere. Friday’s quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece will be the first to take place since the page’s launch. Searching the #Euro2012 hashtag on takes you directly to the curated stream.

Thursday’s sporadic Twitter outages gave addicts like us the shakes. After all, Twitter users average over 100,000 tweets per minute, and the site was down for a whole lot longer than that.

Twitter is far from the only channel through which web users funnel data. Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.

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Next time you run a Google search, think about the fact that it’s just one of 2 million that Google will receive in that minute. In the same amount of time, Facebook users post 684,478 pieces of content. Crazier still, online shoppers spend an average of $272,070 every minute. That’s over $391 million every day — quite the chunk of change.

Twitter-fail4Twitter tweeted that the outage was caused by a “cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components.” A Twitter rep provided further clarification: “A cascaded bug is a bug that’s not confined to a particular software element, but one that ‘cascades’ into other parts of the system.”

Facebook-sharing-600Social media data expert Dan Zarrella — who tracked and analyzed more than 1.3 million posts from the 10,000 most-Liked Facebook pages — has released details about which posts get the most likes, shares and comments on Facebook, from post type and length to the best time of day to add updates.

Twitter-new-logo-600Twitter’s current design shows all tweets the user has created, so relevant updates can often get lost in a sea of replies on the account’s profile page. This will change with the latest update — all tweets that begin with @username will be hidden in verified accounts. However, you will still be able to easily access these tweets by selecting “All” above the timeline on the profile page.