Between the Rapture, deadly tornadoes, and new Presidential candidates, the news is overwhelming and there are still some questions that need to be answered. Social media questions, that is.

Is Twitter buying TweetDeck?

According to The Guardian, there is talk that Twitter is in negotiations to buy the London-based, 15-person company, TweetDeck for – wait for it – $40 million!  TweetDeck has never turned a profit, and this will be Twitter’s sixth acquisition, so where’s the rub?

Dot com bubble 2012?

After the crazy market jump last week when LinkedIn went public, it has a lot of people wondering if this is a repeat of the dot com bubble. Gary Rivin at The Daily Beast explains why this market surge is not the same.  LinkedIn earned almost $250 million in revenue last year.  We have nothing to worry about.  The dot com bust was dealing with start-ups without business plans nor any profits to show a history of success.

When will online marketing start paying big bucks?

With the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics list of the best paying jobs, it probably comes as no surprise – social media pros didn’t make the list.   “In fact, nine of the 10 highest-paid jobs in America are in the health care industry. The only other group that made the top 10 is corporate executives,” according to the Huffington Post.

Why do women care more than men?

“Women are more passionate than men about getting involved in nonprofit causes and paying attention to them through social-media sites, while men tend to view supporting causes through social media as a fad,” according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

In a study conducted by Georgetown University it explains that while women will retweet, repost, and gather friends for a cause, men just are not as visually or as loudly expressional about it.  So don’t stop marketing your cause to men, just don’t expect them to engage as much.

Do you have any unanswered social media questions?