Important social media news from the Federal Trade Commission: this week in social media

Happy Friday everyone!

This week the Federal Trade Commission put forward some important disclosure guidelines on social media. Among other things they have clarified disclosing paid endorsements and the like must be “clearly and conspicuously disclosed.” This should be done anyway, as a matter of customer trust and sharing authentic content.

The Red Sox decided to bench Pablo Sandovar for using Instagram during a game. Uh, evidently he was “Liking” pictures of women while in the bathroom. I have no comment. And, if you do, I don’t want to hear it!

While I do not use Pinterest (my business focuses on B2B lead generation) King’s Hawaiian Bread used it to great success. If you want to learn more about Pinterest I can connect you with some experts in the field.

Here’s something important but non-business related: social media tips led to the arrest of a burglar. Remember the good old days of running to your neighbor’s house if something goes wrong? Now you can just send a Tweet!

Finally, whether or not you have seen Jurassic World, you will find this funny: zookeepers are recreating parts of the film. Quite hilarious.

Have a great weekend!

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