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Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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I was just reading a GigaOm article titled, “ Should Apple Buy Twitter? But now there is speculation Apple could buy the social networking giant with some of their cash reserves (it’s also said they have so much money, they could buy Facebook and  Research In Motion ). . But Apple is a computer company. Apple does do hardware and software really well.

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LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?

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Within that one hour flight, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for over $26 billion dollars. If Facebook is our social network, is Microsoft now our professional social network? We write a ton on Facebook, but shortly the world's largest online social network is predicting that it will be entirely mobile and - probably - all video. apple. microsoft. social media. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). morning show. This week we discussed:  .

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

There aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Ego ($2.99) – It’s not the most robust web/social analytics offering, but what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in simplicity and ease of use. My 9 Favorite iPhone Social Media Apps.

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The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc

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The Apple I was released on April First and sold for $666.00 at the local electronics store. Within a few short years, Apple would revolutionize the computing world. Apple II, released a year later in 1977, improved several aspects of the original model as well as offering features to make it more attractive to non-computer users. Key Products in Apple Today. and abroad.

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The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

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As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. In fact, I was so excited that despite Press not getting complimentary Surface tablets (or even trial ones) at Microsoft's recent Windows Build conference, I went out and bought my own. Microsoft Office tends to lag.

The Year Of More

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More social. Social Media and online social networking has changed the very fabric of business and society. Along with the slew of customer service gaffs we've seen businesses go through in the past five years, this has forced brands to become (somewhat) social. While Social Media has aligned within the marketing and communications departments, we're going to see the social impetus be pushed through the entire DNA of a company. That may not happen this year, but you will see that consumers will be even more social in 2012. apple.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

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On Monday, the social networking giant announced its appointment of co-founder, Jack Dorsey, as CEO. Microsoft Event. Forget the Apple Keynote for the time being, because Microsoft’s October 6 hardware event created a “ magical experience ” for anyone that was watching. #SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO. Only time will tell. Tech blogs.

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3 Things About Facebook

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For some, it's easy to write off Facebook as the online social network du jour. This article article pits Apple , Google , Amazon and Facebook against one another. Beyond a world where Microsoft doesn't even make it to the final four, it may appear (on the surface) that Facebook just snuck into this list against those behemoths. and huge mitigating factor in making purchasing decisions revolves around our social circles. apple. microsoft. online social network. social circle. This would be a mistake. Why Facebook Will Win.

Apple is Creating a “Social Network” the Right Way

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Today Apple did one of the most powerful things they have done since the launch of the iPod. Today Apple launched, quite simply , a “Social Network for Music&#. What’s so powerful is that they’re not really trying to create a social network at all. Apple realizes the Social Graph is just a complement to something bigger.

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

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Yet with social media platforms, oftentimes messaging is controlled by the user. Distributed content is an effective way to have more control over your social messaging. While this may have been an unthinkable strategy for a small-to-medium-sized business a few months ago, Facebook and Apple recently opened their platforms to all publishers. Apple News. Begin publishing.

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Authenticity vs. Anonymity: Would We Exist if the Constitutional Convention Met Publicly?

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What if everyone could collaborate and participate using their own name on social networks such as Facebook to communicate opinions and ideas en masse to their Legislators? What if we had collaboration tools for writing documents like Google Docs and Microsoft Word's new collaboration features? As a result, they, supposedly, were able to be more creative. That's hard to tell.

On Dependence of 3rd Party Platforms and Leaving the Grid

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What happens if Facebook, Apple,  Twitter, Youtube, Pandora, Verison, Spotify, Evernote, Amazon, Google and Microsoft were to go away? This morning I was looking for someone who I had gotten to know fairly well who essentially created a whole new life for himself  around social media. They created a slipstream niche around how to use social media for SMB’s.

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

You might somewhat expect it of Microsoft, or ignore it if you’re a member of the Cult of Apple, but when Google acts in ways which particularly hurt small businesses, publishers and potentially vulnerable individuals, it’s particularly jarring. Individuals can no longer have a basic sharing and following network within Google Reader. That’s entirely lost now.

A great opportunity for Nokia that no one has mentioned…

The Way of the Web

The news is full of reports on the abysmal second quarter results posted by Nokia today, which saw such a massive drop for the company that it has been surpassed by Apple in smartphone sales for the first time (16.7 But I think I may have spotted a big opportunity for a core of growth for Nokia, and it’s all based around Windows Phone 7 and their relationship with Microsoft.

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Facebook’s IPO: 5 Must-Reads

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But Facebook has many of the traits that made Apple, Microsoft, and Google great in the long run. Facebook IPO Spawns New Wave Social-Media Angel Investors. ’s initial public offering is poised to create some 850 new millionaires, spawning a new class of angel investors looking to help other startups build on the popularity of the biggest social network.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #45

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My friends: Alistair Croll ( BitCurrent , Year One Labs , GigaOM , Human 2.0 , the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks), Hugh McGuire ( The Book Oven , LibriVox , iambik , PressBooks , Media Hacks ) and I decided that every week or so the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see" Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: The Predator Tracking Algorithm - TLD. Inside Apple's Q2 Numbers - Monday Note.

Four Handy Windows Phone Apps

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It must be difficult for Microsoft. People were worried that Microsoft would be the evil monopolistic empire that they probably still aspire to be. Now it’s Apple that personifies that 1984 scenario so succinctly portrayed in their signature Super Bowl commercial. But Windows Phone 8 still has a thing or two to teach to those young whippersnappers over at Apple and Google.

Seven Ways to Change the Perception of PR

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Don’t create fake social media grassroots support for your product (a practice called astroturfing ). trying to inhibit free speech is like stomping on Mom and Apple Pie. Provide charity for its own sake, not to get something out of it, or in a one-for-one swap for PR; a mistake Microsoft made during the Japan quake event. Today’s guest post is written by Glenn Ferrell.

Top 100 Most Innovative and Influential People in the Web 2.0 World

Bill Hartzer

In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook , beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google , Microsoft , and Yahoo! Internet Evolution has narrowed down the list into 10 different categories, which include the most innovative and influential people in each category: Social Networking. world.

The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011

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Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. One of his high profiled causes was to launch something social – and so much that he tied a huge amount of the staff bonus to this single objective. But please do share if you can list number four and five. Data, data, data.

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A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned

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Paid media activities include TV ads, product placements, print ads, radio ads, display ads, social media ads, ads in emails, native advertising, sponsorships, and direct mail. Leased media activities include social marketing, social customer service, apps built in social media platforms, and mobile apps. Image via CreativeMarket.com. Who developed the audience. And U.S.

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Needle Threads Customers Into Personal Interactions in New, Social Chat Service

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Needle goes above and beyond just the traditional, detect-if-the-user-is-idle chat approach and instead uses social media to improve the experience. Each customer has the ability to associate a social networking account, and in doing so they get special benefits. This reduces spammers, and allows you to integrate with the viral nature of social networking sites like Facebook. Needle takes full advantage of these social networking features, too. Here's a theoretical example. I am a passionate Apple fanatic and I know a lot about Apple products.

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Gin and Topics: Boobs and Wind-Blown Ducks

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Small Business Social Media Study. It shows that, even though 88 percent of small business owners understand social media can affect the growth of their companies, and even have a social presence, 67 percent won’t invest in it in 2012. 2. Microsoft Socl. Microsoft is “quietly” creating a social network to compete with Google+ and Facebook.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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Social networks  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Ford Drives U   Social networks  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Scott Monty   Organization & staffing  Automotive  United States  Peter Kim   Ford   Twitter account   Microblogging / Microsharing  Automotive  United States  social brand index- twitter   Ford   FordDriveOne   Microblogging / Microsharing  Automotive  United States  Social Brand Index- Twitter   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #155

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You may not know other open services like openstreetmap.org (an open version of Google Maps ) and CommonCrawl (an open repository of the web''s contents), but collectively, tools like these create a ''shadow'' version of the Internet tools on which we rely (think OpenOffice versus Microsoft Office ). As people want to analyze the chaff of their digital lives--without the scrutiny and profiteering of commercial tools and social networks--these kinds of tools will become increasingly important." How does Apple keep secrets so well? apple. microsoft office.

Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

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Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar. Prezi.

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Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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Jobs Events Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Pinterest Apple Facebook. Thanks for the advice. I am looking to get more involved in the social media community, and the advice provided above is concise and easy to follow. Latest Social Media News. The Social Good Brief. Social Media Lists. Apple.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Have an account?

Social Media Management From the Trenches

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Here are three great examples of social media management in the trenches from the last couple of months.   Are you doing anything cool you’d like us to write about? Dow knew that if it wanted to compete for recruits with some of the more glamorous scientific companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft, it needed to reframe its brand. Have you seen other good examples?

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

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