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When-liking-a-brand-online-voids-the-right-to-sue. Photo Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?

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General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways. Instead, anyone who has received anything that could be construed as a benefit and who then has a dispute with the company over its products will have to use informal negotiation via email or go through arbitration to seek relief, according to the new terms posted on its site. In language added on Tuesday after The New York Times contacted it about the changes, General Mills seemed to go even further, suggesting that buying its products would bind consumers to those terms.

Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already? A smart friend of mine, a longtime industry veteran, once shared with me an interesting observation about the companies that dominate the computing industry.

Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already?

Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already? A smart friend of mine, a longtime industry veteran, once shared with me an interesting observation about the companies that dominate the computing industry.

Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already?

His idea was that there's always a top dog, a company that Bigfoots over everybody else, instills fears in rivals, attracts the best talent and so on -- but that with each turn of the wheel, each new ruler's reign gets shorter and shorter. Industrialsocialmedia. How To Filter The Social Web On Your Mobile. In this fifth and final installment of our How To Filter The Social Web series, I'm looking at a mobile service called Prismatic.

How To Filter The Social Web On Your Mobile

It's a slick looking website and iPhone app that filters social news for you. Filtering news on mobile has traditionally been a tough nut to crack - and there's no shortage of startups that have attempted it. Feedly, My6sense, Pulse and Reeder have been some of our favorites in recent times. Unlike three of those apps, Prismatic is not available as an Android app (although that is apparently coming).

Despite this drawback, Prismatic offers fresh ideas for filtering news on mobile. Politiek - Overheid motiveert achterhouden aantal taps sociale media niet. App.net Raises $600K to Build an Ad-Free Alternative to Twitter. Twitter is planning to restrict access to its API, and developers are worried.

App.net Raises $600K to Build an Ad-Free Alternative to Twitter

Some are publicly protesting via their blogs and group petitions. One bold group is seeking to build a full-featured social network to compete against Twitter and other ad-supported social networks. After having raised $600,000 (and counting) through crowdfunding, the team behind App.net is ready to build a "real-time social service where users and developers come first, not advertisers. " The solution? An open, ad-free network funded by users (who pay $50 per year for basic access) and developers (who pay $100 year for API access and support).

The campaign was inspired by a widely circulated entry that App.net co-founder Dalton Caldwell (who is also a co-founder of picplz) posted on his personal blog. App.net - Intelligent App Marketing. LinkedIn Continuing to Shine on Wall Street as Facebook Struggles.

It’s not how the script was supposed to read.

LinkedIn Continuing to Shine on Wall Street as Facebook Struggles

Facebook was the ‘it’ company, LinkedIn just the warm-up act. Yet LinkedIn is stealing center stage from Facebook, attracting all the glamour and love. Untitled. The Google Plus 50. If you’re curious about Google+, the new social network platform from Google, you’re not alone.

The Google Plus 50

I’ve logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing. It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more. To that end, I wrote down 50 things to think about with regards to Google+, in no particular order: The purpose of this list is to get you thinking about a bunch of different possibilities. You’re welcome to dispute them all, but that really wouldn’t be the point. The Google+ 50. The Biggest Secret of Social Media. Here’s the biggest secret of social media: if you don’t like people very much, it won’t work very well.

The Biggest Secret of Social Media

I did an interview for a magazine recently, where the first (not the second or subsequent question) was how one might automate all their social media usage and save time. Can you imagine? The very first question, rewritten by me, would have read: “How does one take this very human medium and robotize it the way we’ve done that with all the other communications methods in our life?” Untitled. 5 Trends Affecting How We Connect Through Social Media.

Yuli Ziv is the founder & CEO of Style Coalition, a network of independent online publishers in the fashion and lifestyle vertical, based in NYC.

5 Trends Affecting How We Connect Through Social Media

She blogs on social media, entrepreneurship and tech at YuliZiv.com. Follow her on Twitter @yuliz. Social media strategy. When YOU Are the Brand. We’ve gone through a strange change, from people not realizing that they need to be their own brand, to people not realizing how being the brand impacts the way they do business.

When YOU Are the Brand

It’s interesting, really. Tom Peters was the first person I recall talking about it, back in the Alan Webber days of FastCompany (The Brand Called You). Gaining internal support for social media. We're often asked how to build corporate support for social media projects. There are many social media advocates that find it hard to sell internally. What's the best approach if you're a Marketing Director selling a social media proposition to the Board?

Or a Department Head keen to include social media in your 2010 budget? I have recently coached a client in selling his social media business plan internally. Burgerlijk Nieuwjaarsboodschapje - Ambtenaar 2.0 netwerk. Nieuwe media zijn geen bedreiging van de sociale samenhang, integendeel. Geest uit de fles? Of op naar een nieuwe overheid. Abdul Advany: Informeel Delen (Social Imagineers) Bijeenkomst Groep Handreiking Ambtenaar 2.0 - Ambtenaar 2.0 netw. Web 2.0 biedt veel mogelijkheden voor de overheid om zich van haar open en transparante kant te laten zien. Tegelijkertijd is zorgvuldigheid gevraagd bij het verbinden van web 2.0 en het werk van de ambtenaar. Met de doorontwikkeling van de Handreiking Ambtenaar 2.0 willen we de zorgvuldige transparantie tegemoetkomen. Doe je mee? Vragen die o.a. in de bijeenkomst centraal staan: - Welke vragen leven er onder ambtenaren m.b.t. gebruik web 2.0?

Drijvende krachten voor de ict tot 2020: globalisering - Ambtena.

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