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Google+ Isn't Going Anywhere Google+ Isn't Going Anywhere There sure are a lot of Google+ haters out there. “Google+ Is Dead,” Farhad Manjoo, a writer for Slate, proclaimed this week. Mr. Manjoo wrote, “Google might not know it yet, but from the outside, it’s clear that G+ has started to die — it will hang on for a year, maybe two, but at some point Google will have to put it out of its misery.”

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The astonishing growth of companies such as Facebook and Twitter has prompted many businesses to stake their claim on the social media landscape. Needless to say, these social networking platforms have shown some serious staying-power. However, with nearly 79 percent of companies owning a profile on a major social networking site, it is no longer enough to just have a Facebook Fan page, a Twitter handle or a LinkedIn group. Moving a company into a social business model today requires a solid commitment to a social media mindset – a new way of thinking – that impacts every marketing decision, interaction and conversation. Impact the long term value of your social media efforts by understanding the 5 ways your business can benefit from "thinking social." The Business of Social Media The Business of Social Media
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Apple Retail Stores to Offer Self-Checkout Apple Retail Stores to Offer Self-Checkout It looks like the self-checkout concept may be moving from the supermarket to your local Apple Store. MacRumors reports, through an anonymous source, that Apple is planning to update its retail store iOS app to allow people to to buy off-the-shelf items via an EasyPay device within the store, with the charges going to customers’ iTunes Store accounts. If you’ve ever stopped into an Apple Store looking to pick up a spare USB cable or earphones during the holiday shopping season, you probably know the pain of waiting in line with hordes of people buying iPods as gifts. This should help cut down on wait-times nicely, as those buying simple accessories are whisked through the store without adding to the holiday rush.
YouTube continues to push the site as a branding tool for companies from publishers to consumer product goods in the heat of budding competition from social sites, such as YouToo, which has already inked several deals with cable network operators to put viewer videos on the real tube. Hearst Magazines plans to introduce two new YouTube channels as part of an original channel initiative. The channels, set to launch in 2012, highlights content from Car and Driver, Road & Track, and Popular Mechanics for automotive; and Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Seventeen and for fashion. Hearst supports sophisticated production capabilities, including a state-of-the-art digital video and production facility. The publisher holds a stake in Mark Burnett Productions, whose founder recently agreed to curate content for the video social network called YouToo with ties to several cable television networks. Publications YouTube, Video Sites Become Branding Platform For Hearst, Mountain Dew 11/01 Publications YouTube, Video Sites Become Branding Platform For Hearst, Mountain Dew 11/01
The equation for on-line stores in essence is quite simple – “more traffic equals more sales“! The reality for other brands is that it is not so easy to measure that sales benefit so directly but more traffic is where you have to start. If no one is finding your website or blog it is very hard to start engaging with your prospects and begin the process of selling them any products or services. The ongoing challenge is how to drive that traffic to the website. How Much is One Facebook Fan Worth? How Much is One Facebook Fan Worth?
Are You Making These 2 Cardinal Sins as a Blogger? Are You Making These 2 Cardinal Sins as a Blogger? There are many very good writers and bloggers and they produce insightful articles and information that should be read. Their writing is clever and they are experts in their fields but many of these bloggers put obstacles in the way of digital discovery and on-line success. They could also be accused of stupidity. Now I don’t mean stupidity through lack of intelligence but ignorance.
The Average Facebook Post Lives 22 Hours And 51 Minutes Your first goal with each post from your business Facebook page is to be seen by fans. But every post has a limited lifespan. During that time, your fans see the post in their news feed and may like or comment. But after a certain point, Facebook stops showing the post in their news feed. If you knew the average lifespan of your posts, you could post again right when the previous posts died off. Your page would always have a live post out there for fans.
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Google Reader is dead. Long live reading. If you are from the real world and happened upon posts from any-and-every tech blog, you wouldn’t be mistaken in assuming that today marks the demise of the written word, now that Google’s offed Google Reader. Image Source: Business Week Marketing Nirvana
One of the more buzzword-y buzzwords in Silicon Valley right now is the "interest graph," which is supposed to connect people and the topics that they're interested in. Lots of startups promise to tap into the interest graph, but Pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe says a new app from his startup is "maybe the first time you actually see an interest graph." The new feature, which Lamothe variously describes as "visual discovery" (his pitch to the tech press) and "related interests" (what it's actually called in the app), is included in the just-launched iPad application from the previously Web-only company. Related interests have also been added to the Pearltrees website, but Lamothe is clearly more excited by the iPad version—he warned that the Web experience probably isn't quite as good.

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Twitter was never meant to be a social network. In fact it was created as a message service at a private podcast company just over 5 years ago. Today with over 200 million users and serving up over 1.6 billion enquiries a day, Twitter has evolved into a real time social network that spreads news, messages, links and multimedia with energy saving 140 character bursts. How do You Use Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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