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Casting a Digital Shadow; Your Reputation Precedes You. How newspapers lost the breaking news game to a Twittering 19-ye. Productivity Toolbox: 55 Essential Tips & Tricks. The Future of Search: Social Relevancy Rank. FriendFeed has recently launched a search feature, and so Facebook search must be coming soon.

The Future of Search: Social Relevancy Rank

Real-time Web search (of streams of activities) is a hot topic right now. Everyone, including Google and Microsoft, recognizes the value of using trusted contacts as filters. The social media paradox: success & time. Successful social media engagement for online businesses requires a lot of creative thinking, time and effort.

The social media paradox: success & time.

Initially, the balance is tipped in favour of hard graft, dedication and eureka ideas and then you start to see some results. Better results and more followers means more time required to interact effectively with them. Will Twitter Sue TechCrunch? - PC World. Will Twitter take legal action against Web sites that publish the company's confidential documents, which were leaked by a hacker?

Will Twitter Sue TechCrunch? - PC World

Although the microblog isn't coming right out and saying it, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams published a blog post yesterday suggesting legal action was a possibility. UptownMaker: 18 Essential Skills for a Maker. @AntonOlsen recently posted an article on GeekDad enumerating 100 Essential Skills for Geeks. As he was inspired to do so by a list of "Essential Skills for Men", so I am inspired to make this list of essential skills for Makers. Ideas for Professional Journalists to Prov. If you were a professional journalist and I asked you, “what does mainstream media provide that the crowd can’t?”

Ideas for Professional Journalists to Prov

I have some guesses about what I might hear in your answer: It’s more credible, more comprehensive, fact-checked, less biased, professionally composed, more knowledgeable, presented in the larger context, and more reliable, to name a few. But wait! When it Comes to Real Time Search, More is Better. Frankensearch (Intelligent Media Search), a real time search collage powered by social media status For regular search, finely sifting and weighting pages based on authority and rank is fine.

When it Comes to Real Time Search, More is Better

4 Easy Steps to a Better iPhone 3GS Unlock: Thanks, Purplesn0w! George Hotz (aka "geohot") recently made a name for himself when he released a software utility called purplera1n that gave Windows users the first usable iPhone 3GS jailbreak.

4 Easy Steps to a Better iPhone 3GS Unlock: Thanks, Purplesn0w!

The reason why this became such big news was not just because he had produced the first jailbreaking tool for the new iPhone, but because he had beaten the iPhone Dev Team to the punch. Google Voice mobile app for Blackberry and. It’s been an exciting few months since we announcedGoogle Voice.

Google Voice mobile app for Blackberry and

The feedback from early users has been terrific, and the requests for invites have been flowing in. We started sending invites a few weeks ago and will keep sending them daily. Charticle: PR and Social Media, a Five Year View - The Steve Rub. Critical JavaScript vulnerability in Firefox 3.5 at Mozilla Se. Issue.

Critical JavaScript vulnerability in Firefox 3.5 at Mozilla Se

The growth of twitter (with analysts) Technobabble 2.0. Everyone knows that Twitter is huge.

The growth of twitter (with analysts) Technobabble 2.0

Not a day goes by without another story showing how it saved someone’s life, broke a news story first or has fundamentally changed the way we think – its growth and entry into everyday life could justifiably allow its usage to be called (in technobabble bingo) a ‘paradigm shift’. The questions I have been debating focus on growth. Putting Your Marketing Budget Where the T. The latest Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey has been released, and it serves as yet another reminder of just how little consumers trust what brands and marketers tell them.

Putting Your Marketing Budget Where the T

The report should provide Social Media practitioners with further support for increased spending on Social Media, since it is clear the way for brands to earn trust is to get consumers talking to each other. Just 55 percent of consumers have any degree of trust (defined by Nielsen as respondents indicating they "completely" or "somewhat" trust information) in the emails they sign up for, radio ads, and billboards. A slightly higher percentage--around 60 percent--trust the information they receive from advertising in magazines, in newspapers, and on television. Despite Federal law, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, that requires advertising be truthful and fair, barely half of consumers trust what brands say in their marketing communications. Meet Google, Your Phone Company. [qi:gigaom_icon_voip] Can Google be your phone company?

The answer is yes. I came to that conclusion after I met with Vincent Paquet, co-founder of GrandCentral (a company acquired by Google) and now a member of the Google Voice team. Earlier today he stopped by our office to show the mobile app versions of its Google Voice service for Blackberry and Android. Google recently announced that it was going to make the Voice service widely available to users in the U.S. soon. These mobile versions of the Google Voice service will allow folks to not only manage their Google Voice connections –- to access and playback voice mails, send and receives SMS messages and read message transcripts — but also make local and long distance calls from mobile phones.

The mobile app for Google Voice uses the regular PSTN connection to place a call to Google Voice, which then places a call out to the person you need to reach. The Google Voice app essentially reduces the cell phone carrier to a dumb pipe. WhitePages unveils $2.5 million Web site redesign - TechFlash: S. How Did it Get so Popular? Apple's App Store Hits 1.5 Billi. Earlier today, Apple announced that iPhone and iPod touch users have now downloaded over 1.5 billion applications. According to Apple, there are now also over 100,000 developers in the iPhone Developer Program and over 65,000 apps in the store. The number of actual iPhone developers might be a bit lower than Apple reports, as a lot of people only joined the paid version of the program to get their hands on the betas of the iPhone 3.0 OS, but there can be little doubt that the App store is a runaway success, both for Apple and developers.

Given this huge success of the App Store, it is worth thinking about the factors that contributed to the App Store's success and what Apple could do to make the store even better. Some other platforms had something similar to the App Store long before Apple, and others are still trying to copy the App Store, but Apple has clearly set the bar very high. Facebook At Work: Helpful or a Hazard? It seems we're always going back and forth on the subject of Facebook's usefulness at work. Some would argue that Facebook is no longer just a time-wasting application for poking people and throwing sheep - it's a critical part of their daily communications with co-workers, colleagues, and others within their industry.

In fact, earlier this month, we reported on a study that showed the growing acceptance of social networking applications in the workplace. The study noted that nearly half of I.T. professionals now saw Facebook as one of the apps that had business value. Yet today, there's new information being released that seems to say something different about the state of social networking applications in the workplace. According to Nucleus Research, Facebook causes a 1.5% decrease in employee productivity. Facebook at Work = Lost Productivity? Nielsen: Consumers Trust Online Opinions. Why being an unemployed journalist is the best thing to ever hap. How fast is the blogosphere? How fast are bloggers? Check Twitter for Bargains. 9 keys to the perfect corporate blog. Corporate blogs are a dime a dozen. These days, most brands have something that at least looks like a blog somewhere on their website.

Some brands even update those blogs on a fairly regular basis. But simply having a blog isn't the end of the story. Study Measures the Chatter of the News Cycle. Brands beware: Consumers don't trust their social media fri. Seth Godin, Blogger: An Interview. Death by Cliff Plunge, With a Push From Twitter. 6 Cool & Useful Google Chrome Tricks. Bing Community. Steve's IT Rants. Management By Listening Around. InShare0. Human-Centered Design Toolkit - Case Studies - IDEO. How to convert clicks into profit - download fr. We wanted to share this how-to guide with you as we think it is a great resource for anyone involved in online marketing.

How to convert clicks into profits, is a step by step manual for working with 5 Google products that can help you increase your online profitablility: Insights for Search, Conversion Tracking, Conversion Optimiser, Google Analytics and Website Optimiser. Getting Started with Web Application Development. Innovate your way through the recession. Office 2010 features made public via officially unreleased video. Remember Silverlight? Version 3 Launch and Features. Teblog: The truth behind the Google/Microsoft/NHS rumours. Howcast, a Video Start-Up, Charges Into the How-to Web - NYTimes. Why Big Data & Real-Time Web Are Made For Each Other. Real-Time Conversations Hasten Social CRM. The Value of Dynamic Signals. Since When Are Blogs Not Social Media? Why does Sky make it so hard to subscribe online? Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Geoff Li.

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