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As of this summer, Google Reader is dead and gone. It was an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed, or a place to read new articles from various blogs and websites. Since the end of Google Reader, many other (and arguably better) RSS feeds have popped up across the interwebs. One of the alternatives is Feedly.
Since 2007, Bright Pink has gained support from women across the country, empowering them to take charge of their breast and ovarian health. The non-profit organization has a distinct social media persona, especially on Facebook, where many stories are shared.
Flipboard calls itself a "social news magazine," and it is changing the way readers consume articles, blog posts and more. For executives who want to be more active online, Flipboard can help them review a wide range of content in a short amount of time.
Launched in 2011, Google Plus has emerged as one of the top social networks. Over 359 million active users have made Google Plus a part of their online lives. Bradley Horowitz, Vice President of Product Management for Google Plus, knows what the best practices are for executives who want to get started on the site.
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Tracy Samantha Schmidt, pictured above, is the director of Crain's Social Media Group. Social media has been central to her career as a journalist at Time Magazine, an editorial director at the Chicago Tribune, and a professor at DePaul University. Learn more about Tracy.