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The Power of Google+: Privacy "Circles" the Entire Experience

Stay N' Alive

Not just that, but the default privacy setting on Google+ is nothing. In a sense, this puts Google Circles at a greater risk to putting Twitter out of business, as it takes the Twitter follow model and lists, and adds privacy settings to it, using those lists to make that happen. I bet we'll see Twitter do this in the near future as a response to Google Circles. They took privacy, and put it smack in the face of the user to make their own conscious decisions. It greets you every step of the way and that's quite a pleasant thing to see in a world of growing privacy concerns.

Facebook Blueprint Tops 1 Million Enrollments, Announces Blueprint Certification

SocialTimes Facebook

Blueprint Certification is not only the most rigorous and reliable measure of Facebook advertising competency, it’s the only one officially recognized by Facebook. These exams have been designed to rigorously measure advanced-level competency in understanding and applying the skills required for the associated job roles. This will be available in the coming weeks.

Google Search Plus Your World: The Debate

Spin Sucks

If we break it down, I see two different debates going on: 1) Fairness (for corporations and businesses); and. 2) Privacy (on the individual side). Privacy for the Google+ User. According to The Huffington Post , there are organizations criticizing “Google for changing search results to favor its content and raised concerns about the affect on consumer privacy.”. My Take.

Breaking Up Google

Geoff Livingston

When content owners and publishers say no, Google often replicates the data or it launches a competive product to replicate the creation of that data. In its quest to ensure data quality and drive more revenue, Google consistantly pushes the boundaries of privacy. The list of privacy violations is significant (scroll to the end of this Huffington Post piece ).

9 Videos on the Digital Future

Geoff Livingston

Small businesses and entrepreneurs struggle to compete in the face of these virtual machines. Closing Keynote: Big Data Threatens Privacy. Yet as companies move to automate the sales funnel and better harness leads throughout the process, consumer privacy concerns loom. Happy April Fool’s Day! The following nine videos are listed in the order of presentation.

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Facebook Places: Be Cautiously Curious | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

When someone tags you or your business on Facebook, Google picks it up in their searches. * You don’t have much control (other than changing your privacy settings) on whether or not a friend tells the world they’re out with you and you’re not at home – making you a prime target for burglars (or stalkers) as was raised by the now defunct  Please Rob Me. Re Reputation.

3 Benefits for Small Business Cloud Computing

Ari Herzog

As an advocate for small businesses, I am always looking for resources and innovations that can help them to compete and succeed. Concerns about privacy and security, proprietary formats, and access issues must be addressed by any company considering a significant shift to a cloud system. Though it is certainly worth considering potential privacy and availability issues when making a decision about adopting cloud computing, speaking with several companies that offer cloud computing services may alleviate your fears. hope you enjoy. Lower costs. Innovation and scalability.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

Google refers to Google+ as a “project” rather than a product, stressing that its goal is to make Google itself more social rather than being a standalone social network that competes directly with Facebook. “It’s ‘Plus’ because it takes products from Google and makes them better and ‘project’ because it’s an ongoing set of products,” said Vic Gundotra , Google’s senior vice president of Social. Google Plus (aka Google+), Google’s new social network, might offer the right mix of sharing and privacy to woo you away from your Facebook account. The Google Plus 50.

"Follow" Networks and The Creep Factor - Why It Isn't a Facebook Play

Stay N' Alive

suggested it made some sense - a closed environment is a good way to compete with an open one (and vice-versa), however there's one flaw to some of this - Facebook actually isn't that closed. I can make my posts public there, just like Google+. don't see them competing necessarily - Google is too open for that to be the case. She knew, and will probably even use it - some day.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

It literally watches competitors create new features, and then it incorporates those functionalities into its network, competing head-to-head in that functional space. Other examples include: Facebook Pictures competes with Flickr. Facebook Video competes with YouTube (this feature does as well as a McRib sandwich on market share). Facebook Chat competes with AOL’s AIM.

Nonplussed By Google Plus

Firebelly

Privacy issues aside, this isn’t necessarily a negative thing for online marketers like ourselves – it’s simply a change to the game (get used to it). You don’t have to like it, but if you want to compete, you have to participate. Google keeps fiddling around with the Internet, and (to no one’s surprise) they’ve done it again.

The Button Wars, Coming To A Blog Near You

Josh S Peters

Twitter has a new Follow Button that will be competing with the others to give some love to not just the content , but the content creator. Facebook has a new Send Button because it believes that sometimes we actually do want some privacy. There is a war on the horizon comprised of battles for your clicks and it will be played out thousands of times a day on blogs across the world.

This Week in Social Media – 5/22/2013

Social Media Marketing

Yahoo gets with the program, Google makes some major overhauls, Nutella goes nuts on a fan, teens know how to use privacy settings (and Twitter!), why we can''t embrace the truth about online video and more - it''s This Week in Social Media. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry. These are those links. What are the top five social media questions marketers want answered?

Your Guide to the Google +1 Button

Kikolani

As you have probably heard by now, Google has just launched the +1 button , which is essentially their way of competing with the Facebook Like button. They have a link to their privacy policy, which you will probably want to read (if you’re into privacy) before you click on one of these little goodies. You can see mine is now neatly aligned with my other share buttons.

Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The privacy shift comes as Twitter seeks to bolster user growth and compete with instant messaging platforms such as WeChat, WhatsApp and SnapChat. Social network Twitter has introduced a new feature: Private Conversations and it just might be a game changer. Recognize these models? unfinishedbusiness. Some see transparency as being one of the key defining attributes of Twitter.

Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

ProBlogger

How do we compete? You Should Go Check Facebook’s New Privacy Settings | Wired. I was so surprised at what Facebook has tracked as my Ad Preferences. Let’s read more blogs and engage with them, instead of mindlessly scrolling through whatever social network platform app you happen to have open. Read More Blogs | Seth Godin. All hail King Seth! agree with all of this.

Facebook: Too Big to Fail

Socialized

You have to wonder why the Obama administration isn’t hinting at a bailout for Facebook in the event that the social network’s latest privacy kerfuffle threatens the very vitality of the global poking grid. In fact, the EU warned consumers in January, 2009 that Facebook might compromise their privacy, but said nothing about the company’s obligations. The company, perhaps for the first time in its history, recognizes that consumer (and regulatory) outcry requires a response, and today held a Privacy All-Hands Meeting. But ultimately, what will change?

How to Earn Trust When Distrust Rules

Conversionation

It is also related to competence in which case it is maybe better to call it confidence. Think about handling the personal data of your customers, for instance, and the need of a clear privacy policy. Privacy increasingly becomes something that needs to be earned. Relationships are based upon trust. Trust regarding what businesses say and do has been decreasing.

This Week in Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Everyone seems to be competing on product features. So how do you stand out and compete? The WSJ provided a Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options , including an annotated graphic. thought it might be useful to share that agglomeration of links here as well on a weekly basis so we can all benefit. This content will have prime real estate on the homepage. That shouldn’t be a shock.

Are Science Fiction Fears About Technology Reasonable?

Geoff Livingston

Then we do things like strip away privacy and quantify human worth and status using tools like Empire Avenue and PeerIndex. Even when we are not at war, we compete with each other, on an individual basis and with other nations to create the most prosperity and status. Anyone who thinks the United States is not competing with China from a technological perspective is crazy.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Be mindful that what you publish will be public for a long time—protect your privacy. You should also show proper consideration for others privacy and for topics that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory—such as politics and religion. Pay particular attention to what the BCGs have to say about proprietary information, about avoiding misrepresentation and about competing in the field. But also be smart about protecting yourself and your privacy. Privacy. Skip to main content. Country/region [ select ]. IBM Social Computing Guidelines.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 GooglePush-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Its the most important challenge for businesses trying to compete in a turbulent world, says John Kotter, a Harvard Business School professor who has studied dozens of organizations in the midst of upheaval: "The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. Privacy. ); document.write( ); FastCompany.com | Where ideas and people meet. Feedback. Find People. Find Groups. Find Blogs. Search. Fast Company. Google. SUBSCRIBE. CURRENT ISSUE. ISSUE ARCHIVES. Innovation. Technology. Leadership. Management. Careers. Design. Social Responsibility. Work/Life. People.

When is the social curation bubble going to burst? — Tech News and Analysis

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But the reality is that not every company in this space can succeed because they are all competing for the same sorts of attention patterns. Privacy Policy. Comment as guest: By continuing you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Tech News and Analysis. Events. GigaOM.tv. Research. Apple. Broadband. Cleantech. Cloud. Collaboration. Mobile. Video. Pulse.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Concerned about your web browsing security and privacy when you’re away from home and using public WiFi? With these free analytics platforms, any company could truly compete with the advanced data tools and tactics of even its largest competitors”) the reviews eight free tools including Quantcast for demographics, 4Q for free survey analytics and TubeMogul for video analytics.

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Gin and Topics: Chicken Pox Lollipops, Steve Jobs, and More!

Spin Sucks

The author makes a pretty bold statement: The opportunity for Google to compete with Facebook has come and gone. But here’s the thing. I don’t think they’re competing with Facebook at all. think they got into the social space to drive more search and, because of privacy issues, they don’t have access to our stuff on Facebook. Joe Frazier died.

45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent Blog

This platform allows you to record a video yourself giving a presentation in the privacy of your own home. If you’re looking to add visually-stimulating special effects to your videos without spending a time, few programs can compete with Wax’s extensive options for enhancement. It’s still good, but it lacks the mass appeal. Infographics and Word Clouds. Easely.ly. Easel.ly Visual.ly.

Gin and Topics: Boobs and Wind-Blown Ducks

Spin Sucks

Microsoft is “quietly” creating a social network to compete with Google+ and Facebook. The co-founder of Diaspora , the social network that promises to protect your privacy, committed suicide this past weekend. I cannot tell you how happy I am that today is here. I’ve had a month of travel that nearly made me fold myself into the fetal position and cry like a baby.

Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

And because they have such a huge brand and user base already, even if you wanted to compete with them using this exact same tactic – which Google don’t like – you would stand little chance. Another page on the CNET website is actually competing with us in our XXX Niche Case Study and is very similar to what they have here (though obviously a different niche).

The noble purpose of skateboarding dogs

The Way of the Web

Including Tillman, who ended up advertising the iPhone: But besides helping us to feel better and less stressed, there’s also an interesting flipside, which is that most of the media are in an endless race of shock and awe to try and compete with the real-time internet in new and exciting ways. The coverage of the recent London riots, and the events currently unfolding in Libya as I type, are both constantly providing examples of traditional and new media organisations and reporters trying to utilise, and compete with, the internet at the same time, leading to a strange dichotomy.

Why I’ll Keep Growing My Private Link Network After Google’s “Crackdown”

Viper Chill

domains (you need a verified address to use domain privacy). In early 2007 I fell asleep on a bus home from college. I had a weird dream that I saw Jane Copland, Rebecca Kelley and Rand Fiskhin (all of SEOmoz at the time) sitting at the front of the bus. In the last 72 hours the SEO world has gone crazy about the news that PBN’s (Private Blog Networks) are being hit by Google. P.P.S.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Privacy and usability issues, among others, could damage the leaders and allow upstarts to unseat them. If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. Adoption soared. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million.

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Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

mashable.com

Social Media Privacy: 3 Questions to Ask Before Authorizing Third-Party Apps. 5. Aggregators haven’t strengthened the ecosystem because they are compete with it. Does it just compete for the original space as the content? privacy. Privacy Policy. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Jobs Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! Hopefully.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Manhattan Timelapse

Kikolani

The ultimate guide to Facebook marketing – over 50 great articles on using Facebook including setup, privacy, contests, selling, ROI, and much more. How top Redditors compete for karma – a look into the innerworkings of Redditing. The Resources Mashup. If you need something to give to an advertiser who performed a poor outreach to you, this is something you can send them.

Google+ Is it a Digital Disruption for CMOs?

Blue Focus Marketing

Google has just introduced Google+, a new social networking service to compete with its arch rival: Facebook.  But, after all, it is Google, one of the most respected and valued brands in the world.  So, when Google introduces a new social networking site to compete with Facebook, you know their goal is nothing short of total market disruption. Dell is Engaged with Google+ Hangouts.

Facebook news today

Sherrilynne Starkie

”Italian law forbids minors under 18 signing contracts, yet Facebook is effectively entering into a contract with minors regarding their privacy, without their parents knowing.” report out today says that the little-used blogging feature is about to get an overhaul to compete with Tumblr. Facebook Foxes. ” Remember Facebook Notes? Top tips for bloggers and brands.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

mashable.com

Here is Jones-Dilworth’s list of the tools that he uses for tracking social media results in his work as a PR pro: Viralheat Infoharmoni Buzzstream Twitalyzer Omniture Eloqua Klout Yahoo Pipes Bime (for visualization) Google Analytics Google Analytics WolframAlpha [ Disclosure: WolframAlpha is a client of Jones-Dilworths ] Compete Bit.ly More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

mashable.com

JillatCatalogchoice Timely & excellent article. I'm working on this project right now. I've been finding influencers by scanning blog rolls and using the People Count feature in Compete. Movies music myspace ONLINE VIDEO politics pop culture privacy Search small business social good social media social networking social networks software sports startup startups tech television trending tv twitter verizon video video games viral video web video Wordpress Yahoo youtube Join More Than 2.9 These key influencers are more than just fans — they’re brand ambassadors.

Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value

www.masternewmedia.org

This content flows through an ever increasing variety of online communications channels, and leads to two key problems: Smaller firms struggle to compete against big companies, who can afford to produce lots of content. Curated in real-time. Photo credit: Erkin Sahin Robert Scoble has recently posted on his blog a fascinating article entitled: Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. But not only.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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Instead of setting out to compete with Lady Gaga for the highest number of followers, both Kawasaki and Scoble suggest looking elsewhere for signs of success. Movies music myspace ONLINE VIDEO politics pop culture privacy Search small business social good social media social networking social networks software sports startups tech television trending tv twitter verizon video video games viral video web video Wordpress Yahoo youtube Join More Than 2.8 More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable.