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Wait, Facebook is MySpace?

Janet Fouts

On Twitter today Myspace is trending, not because it’s about Myspace but because people are suggesting Facebook is doomed to the same fate as Myspace. Facebook is showing off a brand new look and as usual everybody’s in a snit about it. Honestly, it amazes me that they seem to do their re-designs in a total vacuum. But that’s my take. The Ticker. Lists.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media connections are those I know through a variety of online forums, the blogosphere, Twitter, and the like (but I generally don’t befriend someone immediately; I still give it time). The Irony: MySpace Okay, so in my previous paragraph, I mention that you should be an early adopter of social networks. MySpace? The jury is still out for me on Twitter.

The Case For Myspace

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In the end, the buying and selling of Myspace will be a positive business move for News Corp. In June 2006, Myspace became the most popular online social networking site in the United States. Many people thought that our world had gone insane when Rupert Murdoch 's News Corporation (the parent company of Fox Broadcasting and many other media companies) bought eUniverse (the owners of Myspace) for $580 million in July 2005 only to sell Myspace (which was valued at $327 million in the initial sale) to Specific Media for $35 million in June 2011. myspace. disney.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

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. Today MySpace is reborn as a content centric discovery platform.

What Should We Expect from the New MySpace?


Until 2008, MySpace was with its 76 million monthly unique users the most popular social network in the world and a pioneer of its kind. In short, as Facebook started to dominate the social media sphere, Myspace was quickly forgotten. MySpace reborn? It is still to soon to say how exactly the new MySpace will be and whether it is going to be a success.

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. It’s as if the Twitter board of directors has spent the last two years pining to be as big as Facebook, and has consistently concluded that mimicking elements of that platform will unlock that secret code. An Incomplete History of Facebook Strangling Twitter. 1. Twitter rolls out Vine.

Why You Should Care About Twitter vs. Google+

Geoff Livingston

Perhaps you saw the epic war of words last week between Twitter and Google. Marketing Social Media facebook google LinkedIn MySpace PageRank search Search Plus social networks traffic twitterThe conflict revolves around Google’s inclusion of Plus activity into its search algorithm. Called “Search Plus Your World,” this addition of the Google+ data has far ranging implications for online marketers. It dramatically increases the value of Google+ activity in comparison [.].

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. Infographic] Next post: Who’s Using Twitter in the U.S.?

Three Reasons Twitter Is Beginning to Suck

Spin Sucks

Most recently, the winds of change are touching a place that I’ve held quite dear… Twitter. I’m beginning to come to terms with the reality that, perhaps for me, Twitter just isn’t ever going to be what it used to be. Following are the top three reasons (I think) Twitter is beginning to suck. She can be reached via email or well, still on Twitter. Times change. Lately?

Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter

Ari Herzog

Whether we share common backgrounds or if you merely enjoy reading my blog, I want to accept connection invitations from people who satisfy my intellect. I do not know what I want Twitter to represent. I’m experiencing an identity crisis. Twitter used to be very valuable to me. tried different tactics in recent months to maintain my Twitter attraction but everything failed.

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. Users flee MySpace. Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Foursquare MySpace Social network TwitterWell over a year ago a new social network, Path, was launched. It’s very easy to use.  My take? 

Myspace Integrates Facebook


Tweet Until now, the integration between Myspace and Facebook has been limited. Myspace has got a brand new design and now enables their users to Connect with Facebook to transfer likes and interests. You will be able to sync your Myspace account with Twitter and Youtube besides Facebook, so that your updates will automatically sync. Some of the new features.

12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies


Use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and now Google+ has become prevalent in people’s lives and in their workplaces. 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. Blog Policy Social Media employment policy facebook policy linkedin policy myspace policy social media social media policy twitter policyPurpose. Clarity. Specific.

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. And Facebook’s size may be no defense against ultimate demise; it wasn’t all that long ago the MySpace was the largest social network, and the experience of social news site Digg—once valued at $100 million but sold recently for just 5% of that —is a cautionary tale. Twitter. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order. Twice. Facebook. Google. And listens.

The Instagram That You Hardly Know

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With that, it was announced this week that Instagram is now bigger than Twitter , which is something that I''m still astonished by, and trying to reconcile. Instagram being bigger than Twitter is something. Instagram being owned by Facebook and still, independently, being bigger than Twitter is something even more fascinating (and, maybe, worrisome to others). Brands should never find themselves in a place where a channel or platform loses audience credibility and suddenly, all of that goodwill, data and connection is suddenly lost (think about MySpace. myspace.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Two, how can Twitter make money? Question two comes from Question one (in part) - if Twitter doesn’t find a way for us to show we value it, it will fold/go under/dead pool, and that would be a shame. . Customer Pays Twitter . Would it work for Twitter? Twitter cards (like iTunes) anyone? Would that work on Twitter? Commercial Clients pay Twitter .

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Where is Your Audience?

Stay N' Alive

At the same time, I have certain "circles" over on Twitter that don't exist on Facebook or Google+ - for instance, I'll hear a lot more about what my Twitter employee friends are up to over there. Did you know that Myspace is still one of the most popular networks for kids age 13-18? MySpace Technology google+ social Facebook linkedin google plus Twitter

To Thine Own Self Be True

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When you have your brand page on Facebook (and I'm using Facebook as a euphemism for any online social network, be it Twitter , Pinterest , Instagram , LinkedIn or whatever), your brand is housed within the Facebook branded experience and there could be ancillary brands (or advertisements, whatever) in the mix as well. It became a more prescient concept when MySpace collapsed as Facebook began to gain its momentum. Back then, it was much easier to build and update a MySpace page than it was to build and nurture a unique website. MySpace did. myspace. twitter.

The Paradox Of Leadership

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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. It's not about sitting idly by and then - suddenly - when Twitter becomes popular to jump all over it. Do you remember what people said about Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and even Google in the early days? Do you remember what people said about MySpace , Cuil and Friendster in the early days?

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS OpenX Rackspace Hosting ConVerdge Communities About Us Submit a Tip! One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag , a topic with a hash symbol (“#&# ) at the start to identify it. If you a.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Guy Kawasaki and Robert Scoble have vastly different philosophies when it comes to gathering Twitter Twitter followers. Kawasaki has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter.

Content Sharing Trends in 2010 [Infographic]


AddThis also determined that e-mail, the second most popular method of sharing through its service, is 38% bigger than sharing on Twitter. And MySpace, though it’s in sharp decline (-27%), remains very popular. Infographic Social Media MySpace Sharing TwitterThe link sharing service AddThis , which announced last month that it’s now tracking the interests of more than 1 billion people across the Web , has created an infographic that breaks down the most popular destinations for content shared through its widget. Facebook. The runner-up?

Is Google+ Killing Twitter?

Small Business Mavericks

But lately I’ve heard some comparisons between Google+ and Twitter. In fact, some Google+ users are abandoning Twitter. Or replacing their Twitter profile links to drive traffic to their Google+ streams. I’ve even read some A-list bloggers compare Twitter with Google+ and go so far as to say that Google+ could siphon traffic from Twitter. Is Twitter old hat? Remember MySpace? First, I think Twitter still has value. Here are a few alternate Twitter realities if you’ll indulge me. Social Media google Twitter

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600  million. So how does a marketer capitalize on this unruly and ever-changing platform to drive business results? As A.J.

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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.

4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck


Last week, the blogosphere was on fire with reaction to a report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck for $50 Million (registration may be required to read the post). Twitter’s response to the announcement was to block UberMedia’s other recently acquired Twitter apps from accessing Twitter’s API. Twitter Needs TweetDeck. Business

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? While MySpace was immediately open to all users, Facebook attracted college students first from the most prestigious universities. Initial audience. Appeal.

Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After using both closely, the comparison to Twitter shouldn’t even be the case. Plurk and Twitter are two entirely different beasts. But Plurk is a lot more, and Twitter still has its place. In Aaron’s case, it was a lengthy dialogue with another Twitter user that I couldn’t exactly figure out, so I direct messaged him for clarification. Which sux!

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

Friendster, MySpace and AOL exist in some form to this day, but none of them enjoys the leadership positions and mindshare of their heyday. Business leaders and strategists cannot afford to become too entrenched on a mega social network like Facebook or Twitter. Fifth Estate AOL facebook Friendster google interface LinkedIn McDonald's mobile MySpace social network tactile YouTube

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

consider my current @tamar network, though, either quite knowledgeable or clueless and inactive (as in the case of my family — I still love them but they’re not the target audience for my Twitter account , which is rather social-media focused). I’m not sure there’s much “in-between.&# I’m also something of a Twitter purist. On Twitter, not so much.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #249

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knew that he worked at Google , became friends with a lot of people and had early money in places like Twitter and Uber. In the past few weeks, there is battle brewing of epic proportions (like the one we saw between MySpace and Facebook back in the day). It is for the live streaming of video content that can be shared (easily) in places like Twitter. And now, Twitter just launched Periscope. The thing about Periscope is that the app wasn''t created by Twitter. myspace. twitter. Alistair for Hugh). Now there''s a web version. Go make something!"

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers


HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. The following are reasons I chose to use HootSuite as my primary Twitter management tool, and the ways I use it to help in my blogging. Twitter Lists. along with Twitter, Facebook, etc.

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 tilts just a little bit further now that Twitter is allowing people to put a Follow button wherever they like and as Google continues to evolve the +1 button. myspace. twitter. Do the great brands drive you to them or do the great brands put themselves everywhere? Yahoo! as we know it. brand.

2 Twitter Changes Making Life Easier for Big Brands

Convince & Convert

In this bandwidth-challenged-from-a-hotel edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with  Kyle Lacy  of  ExactTarget  about Twitter’s new move to enable direct messages to be sent and received even if both parties are not following one another. This has always been one of the quirks of Twitter, that you had to “follow back” to exchange DMs. Are You a Buyer on Twitter?

On Knowing (And Experience)

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I'm not blogging this to toot my own horn, but rather to demonstrate that connectivity, digital media and social media was happening long before Mark Zuckerberg thought up a better way to do what MySpace and Friendster were messing around with. myspace. twitter. How old should a Social Media Manager be? It's not hard to create an online firestorm by blogging something that is more perspective than experience. No one is feeling the brunt of this more than Cathryn Sloane these days. Yet, every time I see a job posting for a Social Media Manager/Associate/etc. I'm not trained.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #115

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Why Twitter Will Live And Facebook Will Die - Forbes. The crux of Forbes' thinking: 'You might not know it yet or use it as such, but Twitter is the modern day version of the newspaper. Just a parlor trick like MySpace ? myspace. twitter. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Facebook?

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CTRL ALT Delete - Weekly Technology And Digital Media Review - CHOM FM #29

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MySpace ? myspace. twitter. accountkiller chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmarketing digitalmedia facebook guestcontributor heatherbackman localbusiness montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb myspace radiosegment radiostation secondlife socialmedia soundcloud technology terrydimonte twistimage twitter wpp 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. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. Second Life ?

Wake Up – Why It’s Now About the Media not the Social

Convince & Convert

Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter aren’t the new MySpace, they are the new ABC, NBC and CBS ( tweet this ). Read the whole entry. » social networks facebook facebook paper linkedin linkedin influencers social networking twitter Image from The tools and technologies that have aided and abated the social era have grown up and forsaken us.

Google+ Gets A Facelift, But How Social Is It?

Small Business Mavericks

Sure, you can create your circles, and you can share content, but it doesn’t have the same social feel as Facebook, or Twitter for that matter. Twitter – the ‘I’ve a got a deal for you today’ broadcast channel. Myspace – the art channel, particularly music aimed at youth. Social Media facebook LinkedIn Myspace Pinterest SEO Twitter YouTubeI checked out the new look on Google+ and, for some reason, my first reaction was how ‘Facebook’ it looked. The two are nothing alike, yet that was my initial reaction.

Are You Too Focused On One Social Media Platform?

Small Business Mavericks

All to often a business will focus on one or two social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter since they receive the most mentions. If you are trying to target young music fans, then Myspace may be a better option. Small Business Internet Marketing blogs facebook forums Myspace Pinterest social media marketing Tumblr Twitter YouTubeSocial media is everywhere and it can often be a little daunting when for a small business owner about to engage in a social media marketing campaign. Facebook, despite the hype, is not necessarily right for every business.