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How Facebook Could Become Irrelevant

Waxing UnLyrical

After surpassing 1 billion users this past month, Facebook has become an institution that appears to have some staying power. But there is a lingering issue that threatens Facebook’s dominance even more than advertising revenue and stockholder discontent. share two things on Facebook: pictures of my kids and links to my writing. Facebook is no longer sacred.

Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know


Embedding services like Youtube and others (like the embedding of your image) and even a like button open up another legal field: data privacy. The first being the tracking by Getty’s embedding window, the other one caused by the social sharing buttons by Twitter and Tumblr, both also part of the Embedded Viewer. This is a guest post written by  Simon Schmid  of  iubenda.

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.

Dominant Trends That Control the Tumblr User Base

With Myspace came the scene generation, with Twitter came the Beliebers, and with Facebook came the self-indulgent frat boys and sorority girls. And now there’s Tumblr. Allowing users to quickly post images, blog entries, audio files and YouTube links, Tumblr makes connecting with one’s lifestream as easy as with Twitter, but with greater specificity. All rights reserved.

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Customer Satisfaction: Social Media Websites Rank Among The Worst

The Realtime Report

Facebook and LinkedIn generated higher satisfaction this year, but according to their own users, these platforms are still worst in the industry. YouTube has increased 3% to 73, matching the average of  the “all other” social media category, which includes Instagram, Reddit, and Tumblr. Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard.

Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout


In fact, they reported that Klout is measuring influence on only 4 social media platforms : Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and FourSqure. We’re adding five new networks: Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram and, allowing you to connect up to 10 networks with Klout. PRIVACY & OPT-OUT MYSTERY. Many are left feeling as if Klout was one Fairytale Gone Bad. See below.

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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 and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

Facebook and hashtags: at long last

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook has introduced the use of hashtags ! This week,  Facebook announced   rolled out a series of features that surface some of the interesting discussions pe ople are having about public events, people and topics.  The move makes Facebook altogether more searchable and integrates searches with other platforms which also use hashtags (most social networks!).

Google: Plus or Minus?

Geoff Livingston

Certainly the launch went well with pundits acknowledging the significant improvement over past Google efforts and the serious competition it may offer Facebook. The Circles add a new depth of privacy , the network design is simple and elegant with strong integration into the larger Google universe, and the Android mobile app is stellar. Facebook remains a core community.

The Internet Needs A Morning After Pill

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From the article: "29% of users of Facebook , between the ages of 18 and 34, have posted a photo, comment or other personal information that they fear could someday either cause a prospective employer to turn them down for a job, or a current employer to fire them if they were to see it. The survey covered Facebook, Twitter , Instagram , Pinterest , Tumblr and other popular social media. We''re looking for filters, privacy settings and better technology to solve this. facebook. privacy settings. tumblr. Buyer''s remorse. In real-time. media.

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook, originally known as, 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.

2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media


Facebook Timeline. Today, the Timeline has become a natural element in brands’ visual communication on Facebook, but when we back in March switched from Wall to Timeline , it opened up for new ways to strategically work with how to portray and strengthen brand identity through visual storytelling and throughout time. Facebook & Instagram: success and turbulences.

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].

Maybe Nobody Knows Nothing

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What about setting up and properly using channels like Facebook , Twitter , tumblr and beyond? According to the news item: "Some 70% of adults online know how to post to a Facebook wall, but only 54% understand how Facebook generates revenue. Men demonstrate a higher understanding of Facebook's monetization strategies at 57%, versus women at 51%, according to findings from The Search Agency and Harris Interactive 's study ' 2012 Online User Behavior and Engagement ,' which analyzes consumer behavior and knowledge around social networks and search engines.

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. Facebook is mostly used for professional use. MySpace?

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Social Networking Stats: Are Social Media Passwords Fair Game for Colleges, Employers? 13 States Say No.

The Realtime Report

Facebook: 1.19 via  Facebook. Tumblr: 166 million blogs. via  Tumblr. Social Media Statistics employers law privacy social media law social media monitoring universities The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. billion monthly active users. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. via  Twitter. via  TechCrunch. via  VK.

Aggregate your online activity using Tumblr [Tutorial]

Subscribe to 8824 RSS Subscribers 321 Aggregate your online activity using Tumblr [Tutorial] October 19, 2008 | In Tutorials , WebApp | View Comments Friendfeed is a great site. Tumblr is the answer.  You can now go into tumblr setting, go to feeds, import a new feeds as “photos&# or “flickr&# and paste the link you copying into the feed field (see below).

Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or LinkedIn Instead Want to Friend Me on Facebook? There really aren’t 350 million members on Facebook. Got any family members who boast more than one Facebook profile? Facebook does it.

Path: the sequel

Sherrilynne Starkie

Path, available for iOS and Android devices, also integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr to allow cross-posting to the social networks. This feature might ruffle some privacy feathers. Related posts: Facebook turns off daily deals. VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Path the New Facebook ( It’s very easy to use. 

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Digg: Your Privacy is an Illusion

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Industry News , Internet , Social Media > Digg: Your Privacy is an Illusion Digg: Your Privacy is an Illusion by Tamar Weinberg on January 11, 2008 Share When Digg came out with its new social features , some folks applauded the move while others despised it. But are they secure? Thanks!

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It didn't seem possible just eight short months ago when Facebook announced that it was acquiring the fledgling hipster photo sharing app for $1 billion. But with yesterday's announcement of pending changes in its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , Instagram is quickly falling from grace. Instagram communities Flickr facebook Twitter photo sharing commentarySo what happened?

Why I Just Deleted All My Pinboards From Pinterest – Hint…It’s Their Terms Of Use

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–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on If you are a blogger or content creator, you REALLY should read the Pinterest terms of use I know I’m going to be in the minority, here, but I’m not thrilled about Pinterest right now. So…I’m as guilty as the next guy. What, what, what?!? Cheers!

This Week in Social Media – 6/5/2013

Social Media Marketing

While Facebook and Twitter receive the bulk of attention, other networks such as Pinterest, Google+ and Foursquare also rank well. Now, with a special Chrome browser extension, you can avoid seeing TV spoilers on Facebook and Twitter. The sponsored posts on Tumblr have begun - and so have the complaints. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry. These are those links.

This Week in Social Media – 4/24/2013

Social Media Marketing

Online privacy may be an issue for many, but overall, consumers prefer targeted ads over random ads that have nothing to do with their interests. Platforms Resource for discovering which brands are on social platforms - Vine, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. While Facebook still leads overall, Google is making a move in the share of social sign-in tools. These are those links.

13 Reasons Why I Am an Obsessive Compulsive Facebook User Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But over the past few months, the Facebook community has become a huge success and is continuing to flourish, and my classmates are slowly beginning to join the network. look back at Facebook’s emergence as a truly popular and desirable network that has simply gone from good to better. While other networks seem to lag behind, Facebook is truly another face in the crowd.


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. The Platforms Yahoo has had a big week. A big Monday in fact, when the portal announced that it was acquiring social network/blogging hub Tumblr for $1.1

Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ

Latest Facebook Cannes Sports Politics & Advocacy UK & Europe. While Facebook continues to be the social media juggernaut, dont count blogging out. Facebook had 139.1 NM Incite did not separate blog readers from writers; its numbers include all unique visitors to Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr. People can swallow small bites of information from Twitter and Facebook much easier without having to read several paragraphs," says Mudd, whose clients include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Verizon and Synovus. Facebook Marketing Conference: Whats On Tap?

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

Social curation exists in a complex space for organization and discovery that overlaps with everything from to-do lists to tagging, from bookmarking to recommendations… and, of course, big sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. That’s why a site like Tumblr can go crazy , because it balances each element of that pyramid perfectly. Facebook. Facebook.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Pinterest Apple Facebook. That means you should consider posting short bursts on Tumblr , images on Pinterest , video on YouTube , and community conversations on Facebook. Facebook Lists. Facebook.

6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)

Viper Chill

It doesn’t require paid advertising campaigns via Facebook or Adwords. We relied so heavily on our RSS feed readership to drive people back to our websites the concern wasn’t to dissimilar to how you would feel today if Facebook announced they were closing down fan pages. Instead, the answer almost always has to do with privacy. Just ask Jessica Hische. Blog Tyrant.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! The reason people click a share button is because it takes them to places that better understand how humans want to interact ( Facebook , Twitter , Reddit , Google+ , etc.). Think about it this way: Ten years ago, Facebook didn’t even exist. We have to build real-time tools that are complimentary to Facebook and Twitter.

Why Pinterest Is So Addictive

hours on Tumblr, and 7 hours on Facebook. Long believes that Pinterest, like Facebook , relies on people generating content that interests other users, so once a critical mass of people comment and re-pin, it reinforces others to generate content. In an ironic way, Long says, this frees many people to be more public about who they really are and who they want to be, because it’s less focused on the kind of personal content that sets off privacy and security alarms. Privacy. ); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company.

This Week in Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Image credit: digitaltrends The Platforms Facebook unveiled its new News Feed look, designed for less clutter and more focus on larger images and storytelling. The WSJ provided a Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options , including an annotated graphic. Of course, the limitation is that Facebook videos can't be shared outside of Facebook. That shouldn’t be a shock.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. “Badges?

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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