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. They took privacy, and put it smack in the face of the user to make their own conscious decisions. I'm extremely excited to see how Facebook and Twitter compete in this new game.

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. In most cases, the exams can be taken with an online proctor in the convenience and privacy of one’s office or home.

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Trending Sources

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.

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.

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Facebook Customer Satisfaction Score Hits Record Low

The Realtime Report

The report indicates that an absence of traditional advertising and a superior mobile product led to Google+’s higher rating, while users complained about ads and privacy concerns on Facebook.

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. This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka of It is the first in a monthly series whereby she will write for me and I will write for her. I hope you enjoy.

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

Stay N' Alive

I 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 don't see them competing necessarily - Google is too open for that to be the case.

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 Chat competes with AOL’s AIM.

Nonplussed By Google Plus


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.

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


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 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. Google+, Google’s social network, has easy-to-use privacy controls and allows video chats with as many as 10 people.

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!), A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

Your Guide to the Google +1 Button


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.

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?

Facebook: Too Big to Fail


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. It will back down on a few missteps, tweak the privacy settings, and update its privacy agreement.

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.

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.

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.

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( ); | Where ideas and people meet. Feedback. Find People. Find Groups. Find Blogs. Search. Fast Company. Google. SUBSCRIBE. CURRENT ISSUE. ISSUE ARCHIVES. Innovation.

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

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.

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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? Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps.

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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.

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


How do we compete? You Should Go Check Facebook’s New Privacy Settings | Wired.

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.

Your say: Personal knowledge management - Inside Knowledge

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Advertise Privacy policy. competencies, or ensured they are motivated to deliver the best of their work and share knowledge. s about being aware of your competencies, strengths and weaknesses, working style, and habits,? exact. any/all.

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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. stuff that people in my areas of interest are talking about, and that I’m actively interested in – so technology,privacy,hacking, etc.

The Weekly Digital Marketing Round-Up

Simply Measured

These Privacy Rules Will Affect Your Global Business. competes with Instagram and prepares to IPO–but you’ll have to pay to play. The digital marketing world is changing rapidly, even as I write this.

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

Viper Chill

I was struggling across the board to compete with other people running PBN’s, people injecting links into other sites, and pretty much any other tactic that Google isn’t “supposed” to favor when it comes to rankings.

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.

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Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

Social Media Privacy: 3 Questions to Ask Before Authorizing Third-Party Apps. 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.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Manhattan Timelapse


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.

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.” Facebook Foxes.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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 More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

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

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

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.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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

How publishers curate the world of content

Unlike some other platforms, Evri is a consumer-focused site that would compete with a Digg or Google News. ™ Follow us on About Us Contact Us Site Index Advertise With Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use © 2010 Vital Business Media. eMedia Vitals Vital Answers eMedia Jobs Blog How GEO scales international content to local markets Blog NewsTilt lesson: Know thy audience Blog A ‘niche within a niche’: Behavioral targeting.

Etsy's PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape

Waxing UnLyrical

Then things changed, I think they made their policies clearer, people became more conscious of privacy, copyright, etc. 8) Since you won the war on Twitter with your massive following I finally found a place to compete!

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The State of the Blogosphere 2010

In fact, with Twitter, we are simply competing for the moment.

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

Until something game-changing happens, like somebody very big or important loses their privacy data or something, even then it won’t really matter. As long as the value keeps coming in return, I think people just happily hand over privacy.