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Team Caffeine’s Bold Blend: #SocialMedia Links for September 6th

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Team Caffeine Bold BlendTeam Caffeine’s Bold Blend is our Friday boost of inspiration to help you kick start your weekend.

This is content we’ve hand picked from across the Internet because it gives us a buzz we know you’ll love too.

In this week’s round-up:

Have you ever wondered why some blog posts make you go “wow!” and others leave you feeling “meh…”?

TNW has the answer, and it’s called content enhancement. Truthfully, what they’re suggesting as enhancements are really just what content should be. Their trick is showing you how to find this meaty content on social media.

Meanwhile, over at the New York Times – which we admit is full-to-bursting with meaty content – they’re trialling a new feature that lets you tweet anything you highlight in an article, as you read. If you’d love to do a similar thing on any website, then check out this add on.

Finally, Mashable asks: can Twitter shift products from your shelves? The question’s an important one, because so far, Twitter has proved excellent for building customer relationships, but a poor tool for selling.

This weeks bonus is a little more downbeat. Looking at the dark side of social media, these links investigate whether social networking is really good for our mental health.

*Facebook Makes Us Feel Bad About Ourselves–Here’s The Research That Proves It
* Is Technology Making Us Lonely?

That’s all folks. Until next week, keep it buzzing!

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Lori R Taylor is the founder and executive editor of Social Caffeine. In 2009 she started her own direct response focused social media agency, REV Media Marketing LLC, coining the phrase given by her young son, “You bring the rain, we’ll make it pour.” Follow Lori on Twitter.

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