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Posts tagged “Social Media”

Updated September 23, 2011

Premium Lock From hangout to home: Facebook expands user experience

In what may be the boldest step yet in the company's seven-year history, Facebook is redesigning its users' profile pages to create what CEO Mark Zuckerberg says is a "new way to express who you are."

September 22, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook users, prepare for more changes

Facebook The world's largest online social network is expected to announce even more changes on Thursday, when it holds its annual f8 conference in San Francisco for developers who create games and other applications for its site.

September 20, 2011

Premium Lock Google Plus social media suite now open to all

Google Plus is the online search leader's attempt to compete with Facebook, by far the world's most populous online social network with more than 750 million users. Tuesday's upgrades come two days ahead of Facebook's f8 conference in San Francisco, where the company is expected to unveil several new features.

Google Plus with new features Google Plus with new features

September 15, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook adds 'subscribe' option for friends, non-friends

Facebook The new button will let people bypass creating public pages and send updates directly to their subscribers. Only updates that users publicly share will be seen by subscribers, and Facebook says the feature is entirely optional. Twitter and Google Plus already have similar "follow" features.

September 13, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook rolling out 'smart' friends lists

Beginning Wednesday, Facebook will automatically group many of your friends based on whether they live near you, went to your school or work with you. Then, you can read posts or share updates with specific groups instead of dozens, or hundreds, of "friends" at a time. Called "smart lists," the feature is optional to use.

Facebook's "smart" friends list Facebook's "smart" friends list

September 12, 2011

Premium Lock The trap of last-touch attribution and the multi-touch solution

Tracking marketing results - Don't be misled by the data Most marketers operate under a "last-touch attribution" model when assessing digital performance. Under this framework, the most recent source--the "last touch"--of a visit receives all of the credit for driving that traffic. But that data can be misinterpreted. Avoid the trap with a "multi-touch" solution.

Updated September 1, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook friends may soon be able to share their music likes

Facebook The tools won't amount to a unique music service on its own, since Facebook has not negotiated licensing deals with major music companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Updated August 30, 2011

Premium Lock Real home theater: Startup goes social with online movie rentals

Founded by Mitch Galbraith and Mark Smallcombe, flickme marries the communal element of movies with the social element of the Web. It began with an observation that the movie streaming experiences currently available to users, such as the popular subscription service Netflix, aren't dynamic.

Flickme's home page Flickme's home page

August 30, 2011

Premium Lock Coupon fatigue? Yelp is latest to cut back on daily deals

Online shopping As Facebook and Yelp reduce their efforts to combat Groupon and other coupon sites, the industry is losing revenues and numbers of daily deal sites.

August 27, 2011

Premium Lock Half of US adults are getting social, survey says

A report released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that, of the U.S. adults who use the Internet, nearly two-thirds use social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.

Social media use keeps climbing Social media use keeps climbing

August 27, 2011

Premium Lock No more deals - Facebook drops Goupon competitor

Facebook Deals Facebook said in a statement Friday it decided to end Deals after four months of testing. The service will wind down in coming weeks. It was available only in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco.

August 26, 2011

Premium Lock Friendlier? Facebook increases photo resolution

Facebook Changes on the social media giant are also designed to enable faster photo loading.

August 25, 2011

Premium Lock More online deals: AmazonLocal adds Raleigh, Charlotte

The two North Carolina markets are among 30 new targets for the online discount service. AmazonLocal is a new competitor for sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

AmazonLocal comes to Raleigh, Charlotte AmazonLocal comes to Raleigh, Charlotte

August 24, 2011

Premium Lock ReverbNation launches Facebook tool to help bands drive business

ReverbNation The Durham based firm rolls out "Promote It," a product it says will provide "end-to-end music promotion" for artists, labels and venues.

August 23, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook now requires friends to get OK before tagging photos

Pre-approving photo tags has been the most requested change, said Kate O'Neill, product manager for Facebook. The pre-approval process will also apply to written posts that others tag you in. In addition, you have the option of pre-approving what others tag on your own photos and posts.

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August 22, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook apologizes for blocking some groups as spam

Spam Some environmentalist activists were flagged by an anti-spam program and told they couldn't post for 15 days. Other users, including an animal rescue activist, reported the problem, too. Some have even created new Facebook pages where people who've been blocked can commiserate.

August 19, 2011

Premium Lock Foursquare adding events to offerings menu

A Foursquare sample  Foursquare said it is working with ESPN, movietickets.com and concert tracking site Songkick to add event details to venues. Now, if you check in to a movie theatre, for example, you will see a list of movies playing

Updated August 17, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh-based agency lands Chrysler account, to hire 40 people

Ignite Ignite Social Media plans to hire people in a variety of positions in Raleigh as well as Detroit to support the automaker.

August 15, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook claims 'smoking gun' to sink lawsuit over ownership

Facebook Attorneys say they have found evidence on a New York man's computer proving he made up his claim that a contract he signed with Zuckerberg in 2003 makes him part owner of the social network.

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