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January 25, 2012

It’s only Wednesday morning and already this week has been filled with many interesting issues, articles and blog posts that we just have to share with you.

McDonald’s Twitter Campaign: An attempt to promote their quality ingredients and products on Twitter quickly went from good intention to bad idea for fast-food giant McDonald’s. Expecting fans to share positive experiences, McDonald’s launched the first hashtag #MeetTheFarmers then switched to #McDStories and that’s when it’s became a #McFail. Instead, the tag became a way for animal activists and less-than-satisfied diners to air their grievances.

Read more here: CNBC.COM

Apple’s Record-breaking Quarter: If you don’t own an Apple product, you must be living under a rock. According to the latest financial reports from the tech giant, the first quarter of 2012 has smashed all records for the company. Early signs had pointed to a $40-billion quarter, which seem like a stretch for the company who had never passed the $30-billion mark. But, as it turns out, record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs has resulted in a $46.33-billion quarter! Apple now has $97.6 billion in cash.

Read more here: Businesswire

State of the Union and Twitter: Did you follow U.S. President Obama’s State of the Union address on TV or Twitter? Official stats from Twitter released today say there were 760,000 tweets during the President’s speech. The top tweeter on the Democrat side was Gabrielle Giffords, while on the Republican side it was Aaron Schock.

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Why Students Should Blog: We came across this blog, written by Michael White of Musings of a PR Student about the benefits of blogging. Whether you’re a student or a business owner, the advice in this article is excellent and worth the read, especially if you’re not sure if blogging is right for you.

Read more here: Problogger

Witty Twitter Bios: If you have a Twitter account, you may have struggled with writing an interesting bio line for yourself. After all, who knows who will be reading it, right?! Take a look at some of the top 20 witty Twitter bios that will leave you smiling.

Read more here: BusinessGrow

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