Relax: Twitter’s New Censorship Policy Is Actually Good for Activists

A lot of digital ink has been spilled about Twitter’s announcement that it can now censor tweets on a country-by-country basis. The move has prompted a growing number of users to organize under the hashtag #TwitterBlackout and pledge to boycott the service on January 28 by refusing to tweet. But these users are misguided — … Read more

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*BREAKING NEWS: Timeline is coming to Facebook Pages

Ok so the caps on the subject line probably aren’t necessary, but we wanted to grab your attention. You probably already know, or you should know, that all Facebook personal profiles will be moving to the new Timeline in less than a week. We totally embrace the Timeline and we personally feel it’s the best thing … Read more

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How To Stretch Your Facebook Marketing Budget

In today’s economy, businesses big and small are squeezing a dollar, but there is a way to market large while spending small. Racking up sales, no matter the product is only successful when businesses work smart.  That means setting goals and providing exceptional customer service. It also requires a modern twist to appeal to the … Read more

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Facebook Launches ‘Listen With,’ Lets You DJ for Friends

Facebook wants you to listen to music with friends — even if you’re not in the same room. The social network announced a new feature called “Listen With” that gives users a chatroom in which to share songs. They get to DJ the tunes they are streaming via services such as Spotify and Rdio. Real-time … Read more

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Facebook Timeline Heading to All Profiles

Facebook announced its once opt-in Timeline feature will be rolling out to all users around the world over the next few weeks. This means Timeline will be enabled whether you want it or not. At some point over the next few weeks you’ll get a notice on your Facebook page telling you Timeline is enabled. … Read more

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How To Score Donations On Facebook

Virtually raising money requires contributors and Facebook keeps it real… easy. Approved charitable organizations can accept donations on their Facebook pages via Fundraise by Offerpop, which allows for customizable donations, assists in collecting donor information and generates real-time reports to download into Excel. Transactions are processed through PayPal.  The heavy lifting is done for you, … Read more

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SOPA Is Dead: Smith Pulls Bill

January 20th, 2012
SOPA Is Dead: Smith Pulls Bill

Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of SOPA, said on Friday that he is pulling the bill “until there is wider agreement on a solution.” “I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith (R-Texas) said. “It is clear that we need … Read more

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How To Deal With Complaints On Facebook Pages

Any brand with its own Facebook page has likely run into some sort of negative commentary, and we can never get enough advice on how to address this in social media. So we appreciate the following suggestions from analytics platform KissMetrics on how to create something positive out of the negative. Kissmetrics recommends constantly monitoring … Read more

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Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures

One subjective metric one can use to judge the success of yesterday’s internet-wide SOPA Blackouts is buzz. And using that unit of measure, it appears to have succeeded. On Wednesday, it was nearly impossible to escape SOPA discussion. Whether it was on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, the legislation dominated the national conversation. And it was … Read more

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PIPA and SOPA Co-Sponsors Abandon Bills

The widespread Internet blackout Wednesday, in which sites such as Wikipedia and Reddi twent dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), seems to have influenced members of the U.S. Congress. PIPA co-sponsor Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pulled his name from the bill Wednesday, and SOPA co-sponsor Arizona … Read more

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