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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.

What Should We Expect from the New MySpace?

Mindjumpers

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.

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.

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.

Find and Reserve Your Social Media Name

Pamorama

Brand Branding Facebook Google Plus Marketing MySpace Personal Branding Pinterest Search SEO Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Network Twitter YouTube Brand NamesGrab your name and secure your brand before someone else does A consistent social media identity across the Web is crucial for brands. There are hundreds [.].

Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

Spin Sucks

I was just reading a GigaOm article titled, “ Should Apple Buy Twitter? ” It likely comes as no surprise to you that I’m shocked Twitter is still around. Twitter  automagically  makes Apple a  defacto player in social. entrepreneur Innovation Apple TwitterWhile I love it and spend a good amount of time on it, I have no idea how they’re surviving.

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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Current social networks in the growth stage are Twitter and Facebook. Today, MySpace can be grouped under this category. Varghese. Growth Stage.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

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?

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 [.].

Forget Facebook and MySpace – Wall Street Journal Shares Your Information Too

Stay N' Alive

Next, they created, then deleted, then re-created a MySpace story about the same thing that MySpace is doing for their users. In some criticism I offered on this very issue, the @wsj Twitter account responded , “@ Jesse To partially answer your question, we disclosed the trackers on  WSJ.com here:  [link] “  Wait – what?  So WSJ is basically admitting to sharing your information with advertisers?  I’m not sure where they link to this on their site, but they do link to their Privacy Policy , which, in very vague terms hints at the same type of information.

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 Path.com Social network TwitterWell over a year ago a new social network, Path, was launched. It’s very easy to use.  My take? 

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 .

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.

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!

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.

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

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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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.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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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.

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?

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.

Content Sharing Trends in 2010 [Infographic]

Pamorama

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?

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.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Check it out!

4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck

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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

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. MySpace?

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.

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

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

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.

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?

Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up

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Growth » Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up Nonprofiteers have been collectively organizing online for years–from email listserves to teleconferences to online message boards. But Twitter, and specifically hashtags, has created the ideal space to carry on industry-wide conversations across time, place, and topic. The future of Twitter Hashtags? Terrific article.

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.

Top 10 Twitter Tutorials on YouTube

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Top 10 Twitter Tutorials on YouTube by Pam Dyer on June 8, 2010 Share We all know that YouTube is a treasure trove of entertainment, with endless hours of Justin Bieber crooning to tweens and cats playing the piano. Twitter in Plain English This quick, no-nonsense introduction is a great starting point. 2.

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