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How to Find Your First Tweet as Twitter Turns 8

Tweet Believe it or not, Twitter celebrates its 8th birthday today! While not everyone was convinced the 140-character social platform would succeed, today’s anniversary certainly proves them wrong. It has now become a place for users to share information, often in real-time, leading to a big change in how we discover breaking news. “Millions of prolific tweeters have made Twitter an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others,” says Gabriel Stricker, Twitter’s vice president of marketing and communications. “But each of you had to start somewhere.” Today, “tweet” and “hashtag” are part of our lexicon. Twitter has become […]

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Facebook Prepares for Major Overhaul

Facebook Prepares for Major Overhaul

Tweet In the constantly changing world of social media, Facebook isn’t slowing down. The latest changes are designed to make the news feed function more manageable so you never miss the updates you’re interested in the most. Starting tonight you will no longer see the “Top Stories” and “Most Recent” links on the top of your page. Instead, all of your top stories and recent stories will be in one place. To help you filter through the updates, the company has added “Lists.” You can add or remove your friends from the lists you create and post updates that only […]

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Facebook adds Subscribe button

Facebook adds Subscribe button

Tweet You may have seen some updates in your Facebook sidebar that lists a person and then underneath a friend who has “subscribed” to them. That’s because – you guessed it! – Facebook has added a “subscribe” button to its list of features. This is directly from Facebook’s blog: 1. Choose what you see from people in News Feed 2. Hear from people, even if you’re not friends 3. Let people hear from you, even if you’re not friends Choose What You See in News Feed You’re already getting your friends’ posts in News Feed. With the Subscribed button, you […]

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Great social media video

Great social media video

Tweet Of course everyone talks about getting involved with social media and how it’s so big these days. But, have you ever seen figures that put that into context? Here is one of the brilliant videos by Erik Qualman on social media and its impact on our lives. Definitely check it out. It’s not that long and it sheds some light on just how much social media has taken us over. Babies named Facebook?? Really?

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7.5 million Facebook users under allowed age

7.5 million Facebook users under allowed age

Tweet For all the things that Facebook can do, apparently one of them isn’t keeping kids under the age of 13 off of the huge social networking site. According to a Consumer Reports study, 7.5 million of the 20 million minors on Facebook are under the allowed age of 13. That’s quite a bit. What’s even more troubling is that a reported five million of them are under 10! Jeez, aren’t parents keeping an eye on anything their kids are doing? What is CRM customer relationship management strategy more info on www.coredigitalworks.com The report went on to say that many […]

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Facebook fixes notification glitch

Facebook fixes notification glitch

Tweet You may or may not have noticed a recent Facebook issue with regards to notifications. It seems that somehow all the notifications for events and the like were reversed. In other words, if you asked not to receive certain notifications, you received them. And if you asked to receive certain notifications, you didn’t. One could see how that’s annoying. Facebook acknowledged the problem Tuesday night in their “Known Issues” section. “Some people are suddenly receiving email notifications for settings they had turned off, and the checkboxes are now checked. We are currently working on a solution to this problem,” […]

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Facebook statuses to become ads?

Facebook statuses to become ads?

Tweet Thanks to former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Luther Broughton for tipping us off on this one. While the execs at Facebook have certainly been able to monetize the social media giant, this might be the point where people start to get tweaked. Facebook has unveiled a new advertising opportunity for companies that promote themselves on the site. They are called Sponsored Stories, and it allows companies that you mention in a status update to use that update in ads to your friends. Oh, and there is no opting out. http://plazaola.org/instant-cash-advance-online-no-credit-check “All of us aren’t out there trying to market […]

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Large Media featured on Axcess News

Large Media featured on Axcess News

Tweet We’ve been telling you that this blog isn’t about us, and it’s not. However, when we get quoted in a story of this size, we like to pass it along. It lets everyone know that from time to time, we know what we are doing. I was quoted in this article (link isn’t up anymore) forAxcess News, which was about social media and how it should be used. This included Facebook, bloggers, etc. Check it out, I copied and pasted my part so you don’t have to click on the link if you don’t want to. Micah Warren of […]

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Social media ad spending to top $3 billion in 2011

Tweet We’ve been aware for some time that Facebook ads can be a great way to effectively get in front of your target audience. You can set it up brilliantly so that it only shows in front of exactly the people you want it to. Apparently, the rest of the world is becoming aware too. eMarketer says that in 2011, U.S. marketers will spend about $3.08 billion on social networking sites. That would be a 55% increase over the $1.99 billion (that’s it?) that was spent in 2010. And of course the majority of this is on Facebook. eMarketer predicts […]

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Facebook drops $8.5 million on FB.com

Tweet Social media giant Facebook has agreed to purchase FB.com for a cool $8.5 million. The domain had been used by the American Farm Bureau Federation. where to apply for a loan The original deal was announced back on November 15th, but financial details were not disclosed at the time. “The farm bureau has agreed to five us FB.com and we in return have agreed not to sell Farm subsidies,” Zuckerberg told TechCrunch at the time. FB.com is being used for Facebook employees for internal use. The last time Facebook made headlines for buying a domain, was when they bought […]

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