Facebook and Democracy

Facebook and Democracy

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This article comes from AllFacebook.com The day after the elections it appears as though Facebook has proven to be a relatively good predictor of how candidates will perform. While we don’t have all the numbers on gubernatorial races, the winners of 74 percent of House races and 81 percent of Senate races were accurately projected … Continued

GM Goes Social

GM Goes Social

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Proving that this is a world of innovation and integration, Facebook continues to be the social media powerhouse making its way into America’s conversations, computers and… cars? You bet. General Motors announced this month that their On-Star service will now integrate with Facebook, reading aloud status updates and messages to the driver. Additionally, the service … Continued

Social Media = Social Murderer?

Social Media = Social Murderer?

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An article from Mashable.com. For everyone out there who is currently bemoaning the death of social interaction at the hands of services like Facebook and Twitter, a new study released today by ExactTarget and CoTweet will ease your mind. According to this report, these social networking behemoths are not having a negative effect on face-to-face … Continued

Better Relationships on Social Media

Better Relationships on Social Media

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For many companies “Social Media” feels like a phase. It isn’t. In most cases the market stopped listening to them long before Social Media came along–it’s only much more obvious now. The consumer now has a stronger voice, and it’s not afraid to use it. It’s also networked in a way that amplifies that voice … Continued

Facebook Credits at Walmart

Facebook Credits at Walmart

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There’s a new stocking stuffer for the social gamer on your holiday shopping list: Facebook Credits. Already available at Target stores, the social networking site is set to offer the credits -– which can be used for in-game purchases in games like FarmVille –- at Walmart and Best Buy too. Walmart will offer $5, $10 and $25 … Continued

Resourceful Outsourcing

Resourceful Outsourcing

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We know who you are. You don’t just have your own business; you have your own voice. Your brand comes with its own personality and, therefore, one outside your company could never accurately or effectively control your social media presence. Right? Well, have you ever followed an accountant on Twitter? Or checked out your dentist’s Facebook page? … Continued

Back to the Future, Me!

Back to the Future, Me!

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Sending emails to yourself hasn’t ever been cooler. Write the letter, set the date, forget you wrote it, then receive it in the future!

Working the Social Media

Working the Social Media

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Like a good significant other, we’re here to offer some validation (only we kind of forgot the roses and/or sporting event tickets). Yes, it’s time to highlight what social media campaigns have worked for businesses around the nation. So in case you still have a subtle fear for Facebook or tiny doubts for Twitter and … Continued

2 Billion Internet Users

2 Billion Internet Users

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The number of Internet users will surpass 2 billion before the end of 2010, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said in a report. The current world population is estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to be 6.876 billion, which would mean that approximately 30% of the population will be online at the end of this year. … Continued

Socialize Your Media

Socialize Your Media

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Why use social media? Well, it will make you run faster, jump higher, lose weight, find a girlfriend and get rich quick. Okay, not really (or if it does we’ve really been getting the short end of the stick. Nonetheless, while it may not get your business on the front page of the New York Times … Continued

Social Media Leads

Social Media Leads

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An article from Radian6 One of the key benefits of monitoring the social media activity surrounding your brand, competitors, and industry is that, when done right, you can identify potential customers and foster relationships with them to turn them into actual, long-term customers. If the process of lead generation and nurturing through social media monitoring … Continued

Online Advertising

Online Advertising

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Online advertising is thriving in the U.S., according to figures released in the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. Businesses and individuals spent approximately $12.1 billion on online advertising in the first six months of 2010, up 11.3% from the from the first half of 2009 and 13.9% from the second quarter of 2009. In … Continued