Posts tagged “Social Media”

March 31, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook to drop ‘become a fan’ for ‘like’

Facebook Changing the button will make users more comfortable with linking up with a brand and will streamline the site, Facebook says.

Updated March 26, 2010

Premium Lock Google, can you hear Triangle fiber pitches? Not yet

Social media tracking firm says groups in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham who want to partner with the search engine giant are generating little “voice.” Meanwhile, Asheville and Greensboro crack the top 10 list of cities making bids.

Tracking "voice" about Google fiber Tracking "voice" about Google fiber

Updated March 16, 2010

Premium Lock Attention social media users – Big Brother is watching

Electronic Freedom Foundation obtains a 35-page Justice Department document about how it uses social media tools for surveillance and investigations. Information from other agencies is also put online after Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Who is watching you through social media use? Who is watching you through social media use?

Updated March 15, 2010

Premium Lock FierceMarkets founder invests in Three Ships Media

Three Ships Media Jeff Giesea assumes role of chairman at the Raleigh-based firm, which is focused on social media tools, marketing and research. Three Ships is also expanding its staff.

Updated March 12, 2010

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter adds location option to its message arsenal

Twitter tweaks tweets Twitter is responding to the growing popularity of other Internet services, such as Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt, that broadcast people's locations. Facebook is expected to join the trend soon, too.

March 11, 2010

Premium Lock Turning negatives into positives in social media

Social media  Opinion: When your business in criticized, be forthright, correct mistakes quickly, and show your customers you care. Social media is merely an extension of the connections we make offline, and the way we do business online should mirror the best practices we’ve learned in the offline world too.

March 10, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Social media is a beast’ – So how can your business tame it?

‘Old folks can do it too,’ says one attendee about Twitter, Facebook and other tools after Social Media and Your Business event. Key takeaways: Social media is both an opportunity and a risk; don’t be afraid, and be authentic.

Three Ships Media graphic on marketing integration Three Ships Media graphic on marketing integration

Updated March 5, 2010

Premium Lock Social media is big business – Small, medium-sized firms double use of new tools

Social Media A whopping 72 percent of small- and medium-sized businesses are now using social media and are breaking even or making a profit from their social networking, according to a new study.

March 1, 2010

Premium Lock ‘The Daily Me’: You want your news mobile, instantly from several sources

New survey from Pew Research Center finds that more Americans (especially under age 50) want news catered to their interest on mobile devices. Plus, many of you want to participate through social media. However, the Net can be “overwhelming.”

Pew Survey Results Pew Survey Results

Updated March 1, 2010

Premium Lock Are you tweeting 'Please Rob Me?' Sharing data is risky

Do you really want to use location based services to let others know where you aren’t? Are you putting yourself at risk? New Web site urges people to think twice before tweeting too much.

Please Rob Me - A warning for you Please Rob Me - A warning for you

Updated February 27, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Be found on Twitter’ – Site offers more ways to connect

Twitter wants more info To address privacy concerns, Twitter says it won't publicly display e-mail addresses and mobile numbers even if the service gets permission to use the information as search tools.

Updated February 20, 2010

Premium Lock Have you been ‘smished’? Latest identity theft threat is potent

Identity Theft Beware of those text messages seeking personal information – They may open the door to your bank account and your identity.

February 20, 2010

Premium Lock Tweet this via Blippy - ‘What are you buying?’

Backed by a co-founder of Twitter, new Web site Blippy asks people to share their spending habits. If you register a credit card with the site, every transaction bought on the card would be displayed to your friends through the service.

What are you buying? Blippy reports it. What are you buying? Blippy reports it.

Updated February 13, 2010

Premium Lock Buzz about privacy stirs Google to tweak its new social hub

The search giant drew privacy complaints this week when it introduced Buzz and automatically created circles of friends based on users' most frequent contacts on Gmail. Just days later, Google responded by giving users more control over what others see about them.

Google tweaks Buzz Google tweaks Buzz

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