Social Media News: Oct 4th

by Angelo Fernandez | @angelobfs In this weekly post we recap the latest social media news, trends and headlines. Sometimes we’ll throw in a few viral videos because after all, it is Friday.

SXsports Added to the 2014 Interactive & Film Lineup - The sports-focused track will be open to all Interactive and Film registrants, and take place Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Austin. SXsports will incorporate film screenings and panel elements, and touch on all aspects of sports through the SXSW lens of culture, media and innovation.

SXsports

Social Media Can Help Devise Disease Control Measures - Responses on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter can help to find vital clues to control infectious diseases and in developing new control measures, a new study has revealed.

Twitter IPO: Looking to Raise $1bn in Public Share Sale - The share sale will further enrich Twitter's multi-millionaire founders. Analysts have predicted that the company could be worth between $12bn and $20bn when it starts trading.

Twitter IPO

Phoenix Detective Honored for Fighting Crime with Social Media - Detective Palmer deserves to be recognized for his ability to leverage multiple resources – most notably social media – in the crime investigation and prevention process.

Austin City Limits is Finally Here - Although there isn't too much to report right now be on the lookout because once this festival gets started you'll see a lot of news and activity on your social media channels.

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And for anyone who hasn't seen the first hilarious compilation of his Vine videos, please watch it here. He shows that you can use social media for good.