• A Gallup survey found that a majority of Americans do not turn to social media when making purchasing decisions — but the survey appears to be flawed in several respects, especially because the information was gathered 18 months ago, which, let’s face it, is a virtual lifetime in social media marketing.
  • Google has begun to implement the newly recognized European “right to be forgotten” by removing personal data from its search engines in response to user requests. Other providers such as Microsoft are beginning the same process, and at least one company — France-based Reputation VIP — has launched a website to facilitate removal requests.
  • By the way, before we forget, this is what you’ll see when Google removes “forgotten” search results.  No word yet on what EU regulators think of this . . .
  • Social media and even video games have become crucial ways in which health professionals can convey important information about HIV prevention to people at high risk of infection.