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Gin and Topics: A New MySpace and a Toy Train in Space

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Justin Timberlake Teases New MySpace. Well, more than a year after buying MySpace, JT and his team are getting ready to relaunch the social network. My guess is they think the timing is right because of the Wall Street woes of Facebook. So here it is…a new MySpace for you. 4. I am so excited! Ken Mueller asked me what I’m going to do with all that extra time.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. I had many friends just like that. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically. MySpace? Facebook is mostly used for professional use.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

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BIG NEWS: Google | Facebook | Mark Zuckerberg | Android | Smarter Ideas | More. Inspiring Funny Obsolete Scary Must-Have Amazing Innovative Nerdy Read More: Courtney Holt , Curate , Curation , Myspace , MySpace Music , Steve Rosenbaum , Technology News Get Technology Alerts Email Comments 3 First look at the New MySpace promises changes in design -- embraces community knowledge and passion.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Facebook. One of the biggest complaints about Facebook is of course its constantly changing interface , and its convoluted privacy settings have also repeatedly come under fire (as have changes to its privacy settings ). Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order.

Why Facebook Breeds Voyeurism

Ari Herzog

Rachel Jonat recently shared why she quit Facebook , extracting in part: I want more from my friends than status updates. Rachel replied that she joined Facebook in 2006 as a convert from MySpace. Instead of calling people or seeing people I just watched them on Facebook. people who watch everyone else Facebooking. also write a blog from my city council desk.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

Who in their right mind would predict the death of Facebook, given its ever-increasing dominance? One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. One of the secrets to Facebook’s longevity is its replication of the McDonald’s business model. Ice cream?

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

Facebook Isn't (Just) A Destination

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Is Facebook a valuable Marketing tool? The general discussion (or debate - depending on which Blogs and/or articles you read) about Facebook as a marketing engine seems to be both a little misguided and a little shortsighted - all at the same time. hear a lot of Marketing professionals talk about loosing interest in Facebook (some of them have even pulled the plug on their profiles). There's this feeling of Facebook becoming the next Friendster of MySpace. From my perspective these people tend to view Facebook as a destination. facebook.

The Missed Opportunity: How Brands Are Missing Out on Facebook

Jon Loomer

By now you know about how powerful Facebook can be for brands. Those who kept predicting “the next MySpace” have all crawled away to their caves. Billion people on Facebook now. That doesn’t mean that success on Facebook comes easily now. While most brands are on Facebook because they know they have to be, very few understand how best to use it.

Five Things Facebook Must Do Now that They’re Public

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Facebook went public, began trading at $42.05 (and then dropped to it’s original $38) per share, and it’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg got married in a surprise wedding that was supposed to be a celebration of his now wife’s graduation from medical school. Let’s hope Facebook catches on, too. It’s been an interesting few days in the social media/tech world.

A More Elegant Question About Facebook

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Facebook wants to connect everybody. . Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best (who could know that Facebook would have the profound effect that it has had on our society?). At the time, Facebook was not a better mousetrap or something original. It was (if we're going to be honest) just another online social network in a world where MySpace was dominating. Facebook is a dominant force. Here's what we know about Facebook's next ten years. Facebook will evolve their "ecosystems.". business blog. facebook.

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What Facebook Knows About Innovation (That Every Brand Should Pay Attention To)

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Blogs posts, articles and books have been written about Facebook and their ability to grow. " There''s no doubt that it takes a certain type of individual to work at Facebook, and it takes a certain type of online social network to have broken through like they have. It''s easy to argue that they simply had a strong product, but it met with a certain zeitgeist and luck that others (Friendster, MySpace , etc.) Connecting people of the world seems to have worked out pretty well for Facebook, by all accounts. Facebook pulled the trigger. facebook.

Slapped! Facebook Blocks Me For 14 Days

Ari Herzog

I am seeking re-election to the Newburyport city council and actively sending Facebook messages to people who live in my town to 1) introduce myself and 2) inquire if they would like to be my friend. sent more requests to both local citizens and many internet personalities whose blogs I read and who know me, folks such as Wayne John and Kirsten Wright and Justin Levy — and Facebook slapped me on the wrist and blocked me from sending friend requests or writing messages to non-friends for a period of 7 days. The question is whether Facebook will enable me to confirm it.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

Facebook Timeline: First Impressions

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Developers got first access to the new Facebook Timeline profiles, and even non-developers are trying to get in on the action. Since I’ve already had a developer account and app made through Facebook, I noticed a pop-up inviting me to be one of the first to try it out. However, I can also see the comparisons to MySpace. But everything below that is, well, a mess. Clutter.

12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies

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Use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and now Google+ has become prevalent in people’s lives and in their workplaces. Facebook has more than 700 million users — that is one in every nine people on earth — and half of them log in daily. Define the purpose of the policy by explaining the definition of “social media,” including platforms such as Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook as well as any activities to which the policy applies, like posting, commenting or blogging. 5. Purpose. Clarity. Specific.

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front by cinta5 on October 20, 2008 According to the Bulldog Reporter , “Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is plotting a possible push into the digital-music business in the wake of MySpace’s launch of MySpace Music last month.

6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace September 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Once the undisputed king of social media (at least in the U.S.), MySpace used to be Janet, and now it’s LaToya – at best. But back to MySpace. link].

The Paradox Of Leadership

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In that last Blog post, Craig Peters ends his thoughts with, "My advice: Calm down. As a platform, we're comparing Google+ to Facebook and Twitter but forgetting that if Google deploys Google+ throughout all of their platforms ( Gmail , Android , YouTube , etc.) it could well become a part of our daily connecting with one another - whether we like it or not. Is it taking off like Facebook has? Do you remember what people said about Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and even Google in the early days? facebook. myspace. When you're right, you're a hero.

Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks by Pam Dyer on April 21, 2010 Share Back in March 2008, Facebook was poised to overtake MySpace, but it wasn’t yet the most popular social network in the world. Average Age of a Facebook User? Now it’s obliterating everybody.

Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

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Use BuzzSumo to gain insights into what your competition is blogging about. The next time you’re brainstorming blog topics for your upcoming content cycle, try researching the topic you’re interested in via the BuzzSumo platform to see what other bloggers and content influencers have to say about it. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Upload your content.

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market. What has surprised me a bit is the amount of negative comments in the Facebook conversation. Facebook is not like the tech companies that crashed in the 90s, and anyone who stops for two seconds to think about that knows it.

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Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook, originally known as thefacebook.com, was a service that connected college students to their classmates and to friends in other universities. If you do so on Facebook, your account will likely be terminated especially if Facebook receives reports of misrepresentation. Facebook is a great tool for marketing your business , but only if you use it correctly.

Content Sharing Trends in 2010 [Infographic]

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Facebook. In an interesting snapshot of the evolving world of media distribution, AddThis reports that Facebook’s piece of the sharing pie grew from 33% last year to 44%. And MySpace, though it’s in sharp decline (-27%), remains very popular. Of course there are many different ways to share content (the subject of a future post), but these numbers from AddThis are interesting and, given Facebook’s growing popularity and e-mail’s enduring importance, probably mirror results from other sharing services. The runner-up?

You've Heard the Rumors. Here are a Few Predictions That "Just Make Sense" For Facebook's F8

Stay N' Alive

Facebook's developer conference, F8 , is coming up this Thursday, having developers like myself drooling at what Facebook might be launching. can't see a single thing in Facebook's code (with the exception of some sort of "Questions" XFBML tag, but I don't think that's new - perhaps in testing?). think it will also be really good for Facebook. Revamped Facebook Pages.

Average Age of a Facebook User? 38. [Infographic] | pamorama

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Average Age of a Facebook User? Infographic] by Pam Dyer on September 14, 2010 Share The demographics of the most popular social networking sites are changing quickly and, once again, the team at Flowtown has done a great job of compiling the latest statistics about Facebook users and social network usage in general. 

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee. These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. Your blog has to be excellent. Slow down!

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > An Open Letter to Facebook An Open Letter to Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on April 28, 2010 Share I started this letter before f8, so for the record, it’s not about anything new. like you, Facebook, I do. Neither does Facebook, apparently. link].

21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Despite a shaky IPO last spring, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of social media marketing, as it now approaches the billion-user mark. Though often associated with bands and brands, Facebook is viewed as the most effective social media tool (by a fairly large margin) by both B2C and bB2B marketers. So what are the best tactics for marketing and advertising on Facebook? Will Facebook continue to grow and dominate the web, or is it headed for a fall like AOL and MySpace before it? Facebook Guides, Tips & Techniques. Facebook Apps and Tools.

Working and Facebooking: No Longer Impossible

SocialFish

Having Facebook open was a waste of time. MySpace (which was still popular at the time) was a HUGE no-no. I don’t know why one was worse than the other, but it was for some reason.  Fast-forward 7 years, and now if Facebook is NOT open on my desktop I’m not doing my job. But there is still a huge stigma about having Facebook open at work. But why? If not, that’s ok.

The Ultimate Guide to Making an Affiliate Income from Your Blog

Viper Chill

A few years ago I wouldn’t have written a blog post about affiliate marketing. These days it’s all about trust and authority – you need your readers to see your blog as an authority and you need Google to trust your SEO strategy. And one of the most powerful, sustainable and long-term methods is a trustworthy blog with carefully chosen affiliates. Example.

Uncoupling Everything

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As Social Media gained traction, it seemed like MySpace and Facebook were just the next generation (or next iteration) of the portal - with the big difference being that it wasn't about the edited content but rather about the connections that individuals have to one another. It titled a little bit more when Facebook allowed people to put a "like" button next to anything and everything. Imagine a Blog post with fifty different icons under it that allows anyone to tweet it, follow it, like it, +1 it, etc. facebook. myspace. Yahoo! as we know it.

Social Class Distinction Between MySpace and Facebook » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? As a college graduate and early adopter of Facebook (in 2004), I could definitely see that. It’s a lot easier to do on MySpace than Facebook.

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Like Stuff On Facebook? January 26th, 2011 Tweet What’s the buzz, tell me what’s happening Yesterday’s social media storm-in-the-making (or so it seems to me) was about the fact that Facebook can now turn your “likes&# into ads.

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New Changes on Facebook: Thumbs Up or Down?

The Social Media Incubator

If you’re one of the 750 million (and growing) Facebook users who logged into your profile recently and noticed some changes with the top stories on your news feed and other areas, what do you think about them? But haven’t we seen complaints before in response to other changes that Facebook has made in the past? ” Ouch! What’s your take?

Calculate the Value of Your Facebook Page

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Calculate the Value of Your Facebook Page by Pam Dyer on May 19, 2010 Share Marketers are clamoring for data to determine the ROI of their social-media efforts, and a new free tool called the Social Page Evaluator , from social media management company Vitrue , is here to help. Average Age of a Facebook User?

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

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