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5 Must-Reads On Social Media & Cyber Monday

Take a look at the impact (or lack thereof) social media has on Cyber Monday in today’s must-reads.

Social Media Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday: Facebook Adds Social Gifting Service
By Nick Trenchard Facebook is gearing up for the holiday season and expanding its roster of online retailers to help the social media giant transition into the world of e-commerce.

Social networks fail Cyber Monday test
By Erik Sharman Signs suggest that it could be a long time before social networks play a major role in e-commerce. A new IBM analysis of real-time sales data from Black Friday shows that Facebook and Twitter aren’t about to become the revenue freeway for retailers.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now #GivingTuesday
By Martin Rand III Thanksgiving usually means family, food, football and, of course, the kickoff of the holiday shopping season with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With so much consumption going on, giving back can easily be overlooked. The 92nd Street Y in New York hopes to change that with its social media movement #GivingTuesday.

Doing Cyber Monday shopping? 5 ways social media can help
By Frank Witsil Mobile devices and social media have changed shopping forever. You can text, tweet and post on Facebook what’s hot and what’s on sale. You can snap and send photos of fabulous finds. You can tell your friends where the crowds are — and aren’t.

Niche Social Networks Reinvent Cyber Monday 2.0
By Devon Glenn Facebook and Twitter might be the ruling social networks for sharing Cyber Monday deals, but niche sites like Pinterest, Reddit, and Foursquare are climbing into the social deal space in ways that are comfortingly familiar.

About Chad Richards

Chad is Senior Social Media Manager at Firebelly Marketing, a social media marketing agency. Connect with him on Twitter and Linkedin.

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