Author Archives: Kathey

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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Google Slows Web Crawlers To Help Blackouts Sites

As you know, there are many sites going black to protest SOPA and PIPA. Google has already offered blackout SEO advice but they decided to take it one step further by slowing down their spiders today. Pierre Far from Google posted on his Google+ that Google is slowing down GoogleBot’s crawl activity to reduce the … Read more

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Facebook May Unveil Open Graph Actions Tomorrow

Facebook has scheduled a press-only event tomorrow evening, and it could focus on open graph actions.  Open graph actions are variations on Facebook’s iconic like plugin, frictionlessly and continuously sharing onto Facebook activity from third-party applications that users have okayed. Read and listen have already become the most prevalent types of the new open-graph action … Read more

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Google To Protest SOPA, PIPA With Homepage Link

Wednesday, January 18th is scheduled to be a internet-wide day of protest, as sites big and small are going dark for the day to express their disapproval of the SOPA / PIPA legislation. SOPA Blackout Day will see sites like Wikipedia, reddit, Mozilla, and Failblog cease normal operations in order to spread the message that … Read more

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Facebook ‘Featured Story’ Ads Now Showing Directly In Users’ News Feeds

Last month Facebook announced that sponsored story ads would soon be integrated directly into users’ news feed.  It has been confirmed that these paid featured stories are now appearing in news feeds.  The ads will look quite similar to traditional wall posts with the ability to contain text and imagery. The sponsored posts will feature a subtle … Read more

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Google updates Google+ hangouts with a new look and screen sharing

One day after adding hangouts to the Google+ iOS app, Google’s turning back to the web, adding a few new features and overhauling the look and feel of its video chat system. The biggest new feature is the ability to share your screen with the other people on your call, similar to the way Skype … Read more

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