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YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn Drive The Most Engaged Social Referrals

The fact is, many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media (sharing tweets, commenting on FB posts, etc.). We lose ourselves in our ever updating feeds. The more curious among us even try to quantify the hours and minutes spent on social networking each day. But I’ve often wondered: What is our behavior … Read more

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Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts

In an effort to inject Facebook into more public conversations, the company on Wednesday introduced embeddable posts that will let blogs and news organizations include status updates, videos and photos in stories. The posts work in the same way as embeds from Twitter and YouTube. Once your account is enabled, you will have the option to “Embed post.” That will … Read more

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Facebook Launches Clickable Hashtags #Finally

File this one under “It’s About Time.” Today, in a post on its news blog, Facebook announced it would finally be rolling out functional, clickable hashtags. Hallelujah (#NoSarcasm). Facebook indicates the update is in response to the fact that until now, “there has not been asimple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or … Read more

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Facebook Unveils Verified Pages And Profiles, Takes A Page From Twitter’s Playbook

Facebook has just announced a new verified feature for pages and profiles, designed to give high-profile accounts an added level of authenticity. This is clearly a straightforward copy of Twitter’s own verified accounts, and even features a similar, small blue checkmark to indicate that a person or business is indeed the legitimate account holder. The mark appears … Read more

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What Does Tumblr Being Owned by Yahoo Mean For You?

Monday, Yahoo announced that it reached deep into its pockets for $1.1 billion and used the cash to acquire Tumblr, the social media and blogging network. As with most big-tech-company-buys-small-tech-company acquisitions (see Facebook and Instagram) there are big questions about what will happen to Tumblr as its users know it today. Some have started to jump … Read more

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Hashtags May Be Coming to Facebook

Facebook is reportedly working on incorporating the hashtag into the social network. A Twitter staple, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has plans to bring the hashtag to its service, offering users the ability to index conversations around a particular topic, just as they currently do on Twitter. Sources ”familiar with the matter” told the Journal that while Facebook is working … Read more

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Facebook Reacts To Blown Football Call

The moment feared by anyone associated with the National Football League, from Commissioner Roger Goodell down to the fans, happened Monday night, as a highly controversial call by a replacement referee gave the Seattle Seahawks a gift victory over theGreen Bay Packers. And Facebook users were quick to react, with one meme, in particular, spreading like wildfire. On the final play … Read more

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Google+ Begins Rolling Out Vanity URLs

Google+ is introducing vanity URLs, allowing users to further customize their profile pages, the company announced Monday. The vanity URLs are short, easy-to-remember web addresses that link directly to a member’s profile or page on Google+, according to a blog post by employee Saurabh Sharma. The new addresses will be markedly different from their current format. Right now, … Read more

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Tweeting: An Olympic Sport?

August 9th, 2012
Tweeting: An Olympic Sport?

The London Olympics have been dubbed the “social media Olympics.” Again, social media find their way into the big story of the day, but keeping perspective is important. Only a fraction of Internet users spend much time on Twitter (8 percent), and the virtual world pales in comparison with real Olympic athletic achievement. There is no doubt that Twitter, … Read more

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8 Ways to Improve Your Site Over the Weekend

Everybody may be working for the weekend, but if you run a website, you already know that you’re almost always working on the weekend, as well. In fact, most of the work of the everyday Web professional has to do with tweaking, analyzing, and generally optimizing the performance of their site(s), which can take up … Read more

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