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Twitter Pushes Out New Logo

Visitors to Twitter this week may have noticed that the ol’ bird looks a little… different. Yesterday Twitter released an updated version of “Larry,” the familiar blue songbird who delivers your tweets (yes, kiddos, storks deliver babies and a songbird named Larry fetches tweets — look it up, it’s science!). Initial reactions around the web have generally been...

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Life as a Facebook Power User: What You Should Know

It’s impossible not to be bombarded with Facebook news right now, after the pre-IPO excitement and hype, the actual public offering, and the aftermath of slide. Now there are all sorts of theories about what’s next for the #1 most visited website, and we’ll be weighing in with our thoughts, too. But first, if you missed the recent infographic on Facebook power users, you’ll...

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Discover Quora

If you haven’t heard about Quora, now is a good time to check it out! Quora has picked up steam over the last year, with tremendous growth, and we’re glad. It’s often referred to as a question and answer network, and that’s its base. But it’s more complicated than that — I think of it as a Q&A forum meets Pinterest, with Like buttons. Users can post questions,...

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Facebook Adds Organ Donation to Timeline: How It Works, Why It’s There

As the biggest social network with over 900 million users, and the most-visited site in the US, it’s not a surprise that Facebook’s announcements gain serious media attention. But what’s all this about organs, and Facebook? Wait, what? Like a lot of the web world, we’ve been talking about why it’s there, what it does, and the potential impacts at our office, and thought...

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Twitter Tips: Manage Who You Follow

Following a lot of folks on Twitter? Manage them via lists. It’s a big, big Twitterverse out there. As of this writing, Twitter has over 100 million active users — a good chunk of them ostensibly being spammers who desperately want you to click on their links about making money working from home, video poker, and deals on prescription drugs. But even without the junk accounts, that’s...

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Instagram: The Biggest, Shiniest New Jewel in Facebook’s Crown

On the heels of Instagram’s much-anticipated release on Android phones last week, Facebook today announced its intention to acquire the popular application for $1 billion. Shh, listen. Can you hear that? It’s the sound of a million hipsters quietly sobbing. Is it smooth sailing or rough waters ahead for Instagram? Personal photo, taken with Instagram. Instagram, a free mobile photo-sharing...

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Facebook Timeline Marketing Tips and Ideas

Well, today is the day! Whether or not you like it, Facebook is dragging your business page into 2012 with the new timeline. We’ve been warned… we’ve seen that pesky ‘Timeline is coming – preview your page’ message. Many have ignored it, a few played with previews but didn’t publish, and now, THIS IS IT! Odds are if you’ve been following web marketing...

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Target the Best Time to Tweet and Share

The goal of social media communication is to get as many eyes on your message as possible, right? Right. We’re aiming for interaction — we want people to reply to, reshare, or retweet our posts. Otherwise we’d all be talking into a void, and the internet wouldn’t be nearly as fun and engaging. Plus the production of cat memes would drastically taper off, and then what would...

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Facebook Fans or Likes

Too good to be true -- watch that asterisk! You’ve probably seen these too-good-to-be-true offers, the ones that tell us “we’ll get you 10,000 fans in one week!” or “delivering 5,000 likes in a matter of days!” For some reason the bigger-is-better attitude hasn’t died in the social media realm. Just this week I was working with a client who forwarded me...

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Is Social Media Predicting the Oscars? Or are the Oscars Driving Social Media?

It’s all over the blogosphere right now — social media is predicting the Oscars(!). Everyone wants to get in on the game, and predicting awards contest winners is as old as the contests themselves. We have the originals like GoldDerby, which polls a number of insiders from Hollywood to media experts, to infographics and analysis from so many social media and analytics companies I think...

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The Big Tease: Getting Us Hooked on Super Bowl Commercials Before the Game

Ready for the big commercials — I mean, game? I hate television commercials, and I’m willing to bet you do, too. They’re annoying, they’re unrealistic, and perhaps most infuriating of all, they always air much louder than the actual show you were engrossed in before the break. With my DVR, I can get around this. There’s nothing I love more than being able to fast-forward...

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How to Grow Your Presence on Twitter

I’ll admit it, I was a late adopter of Twitter. Something about that 140-character limit seemed, well, limiting, and I was sure I didn’t need to add another distraction to my day. I figured it’d be better to leave the tweeting to the birds. Two years after I finally overcame my reluctance and opened an account, I’m a solid believer in this social media platform. Yep, I’m one of those annoying Twitter...

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