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[Video] 16 Mind-Blowing Stories That Will Redefine How You See Social Media

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut using social media in the same old way. Check out these videos to shake up your view of social media. You’ll get a whole new concept of what’s possible (and what you should NEVER do). Enjoy!

A Prank That Turns Into a Lesson About the Power of Social Media

This prankster will show you just how easy it is to make connections with complete strangers on social media. Seriously, you could meet anyone. (Freak out warning: might make you paranoid about your Facebook privacy settings.)

See also: Social Media Experiment REVEALS for the story behind the prank.

A Four-Minute Class in Going Viral From a Fifth Grade Teacher

This lady is an inspiring fifth grade teacher. Watching this, you’ll learn a ton about the power of social media. In a couple of minutes, you’ll suddenly know the mind-blowing possibilities from a simple Facebook update.

See also: Mark Silverstein talks to Julie Ann Culp about her Viral Selfie.

An Old-School Intro to Online Networking (What Social Media Meant in 2007)

Still trying to make sense of social media? Let this video show you the basics in plain English and spark your imagination for what’s possible. It’s seven years old, which gives it a nostalgic feel.

See also: Twitter in Plain English

What 7-Year-Olds Really Think About Facebook

Take a new look at social media through the eyes of kids. It’s well-known that talking to children can give you a fresh outlook. So, what do kids really think about Twitter and Facebook?

See also: Batman and Superman review social media.

The Worst Marketing Mess-Ups In History

The rules of marketing haven’t changed all that much with social media. Take a look at these – the worst marketing flops in history – so you’ll know what not to do when you’re updating your status. Even terrible marketing can make a great story.

See also: Facebook Got Me Fired

How to Become an Internet Sensation (and Destroy Your Credibility)

What happens when a small business features on a national TV show, messes it up, then goes into meltdown on Facebook? If you’ve never come across the story of Amy’s Baking Company, you’re in for a treat.

See also: Kitchen Nightmares: Amy’s Baking Company (Full Show).

Here’s One Smart Cookie

Need ideas for your next social media campaign? Here’s what Oreo Cookies did to celebrate their 100th birthday. This strategy saw a 280% increase in Facebook shares and a 515% rise in re-tweets.

See also: Facebook Case Study: Ben & Jerry’s.

What Might Twitter Have Looked Like 30 Years Ago?

If Twitter had been a child of the ’80s instead of the ’00s, here’s how it might have looked.

See also: If Facebook had been invented in ’90s.

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.

David is our acting editor. He’s British, but we don’t hold that against him.

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