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Breaking: Facebook buys Instagram for about $1 Billion. Facebook has acquired Instagram for nearly one billion dollars, the company announced this morning in a blog post. The deal is a combination of cash and stock. With this sale, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, cofounders of Instagram are the newest mega-millionaires in Silicon Valley. The duo could see their net worth jump even higher depending on the Facebook’s public offering. The deal is also a big win for Benchmark Capital and Matt Cohler who lead the investment in the company. Cohler, previously worked for Facebook. Facebook's Menlo Park HQ From some, the deal is both worrisome in the sense that Facebook now owns yet another social network, but may also offer hints as to how the company plans to address worries about its mobile business ahead of its planned initial public offering. Here is the Facebook blog post. The total consideration for San Francisco-based Instagram is approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook.

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Today it’s possible for anyone to achieve success engaging consumers online, thanks to the growing popularity and relative ease of execution of social media promotions. The fact that anyone can run a promotion doesn’t mean that everyone should, and it certainly doesn’t mean that a promotion guarantees social media success. However, if executed as part of a comprehensive social media strategy, social media contests can produce tremendous results no matter how large or small your business. Castiz. 30 Super Useful Nonprofit Hashtags – Twitter Chats, Too! « Company K Media. Twitter really shines as a communications tool when you use it with hashtags.

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The Most Complete Twitter Application List Available - 2011 Edition. I believe this is the best, most complete and accurate list of valuable Twitter applications available on the internet right now.

The Most Complete Twitter Application List Available - 2011 Edition

To be fair, I absolutely have merged and plagiarized other older and outdated lists that I found (the larger ones are credited below). However, I spent a good deal of time to clean out the dead applications, delete the apps that were overly quirky or being developed, focus more on the apps that increase productivity, and add in many of the new great apps that have come out over the past six months - particularly in the productivity / business apps section where my primary interest lies. I have also tagged the tools that cost money / have a premium option ($) as well as if they have a valuable free option (F/$).

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7 insanely useful ways to search Twitter

The basic search.twitter.com functionality is fine for finding out what’s being said about your search terms. The advanced search function offers more ways to slice and dice the stream, but still leaves some room for improvement as it only searches what’s being said and where. From a communication standpoint, who is saying it might be more useful. Now that the search engines offer real time search, you can create some powerful searches and alerts combining Google and Twitter. 1) Target by occupation Let’s say you have a business that sells an awesome service to attorneys. Without getting too technical, this search basically asks Google to look in the title of profile pages on Twitter. 3) Target by location Location search by itself is simple using the Twitter advanced search tool. Benjamin Costantini. Objetiv@rte. Listorious: Twitter people search and lists directory.