Texting, invented in 1992, has changed little over the past 19 years. In the absence of innovation on the part of the phone companies, a number of companies have stepped in and created this new class of texting product that adds a significant value layer to the basic texting function. Group texting is like adding a party line (for those of you that remember them) to your text messages.
Maybe the size of a company has never been pondered by the employees or consultants who are managing their social media campaigns.
The biggest news in the world of social media over the last few weeks has been the IPO of LinkedIn, the upcoming Groupon IPO, and the slew of floatations these two are likely to herald.
A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the excellent SMX Sydney conference.
Marchex announced this morning that it was buying Jingle Networks , operator of free directory assistance service 800-Free-411, for $62 million in cash and stock.
It appears that Facebook has settled on a central metaphor for the behavior of its 600 million users.
“Like,” “share,” and “recommend”: How the warring verbs of social media will influence the news’ future » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
Future implications that SM will overtake SEO - user trends stronger demographics all point to this. by Mar 1
Tuesday, 23rd November 2010
When I tell a client/friend/colleague they need to add X pages of interesting content to their site, I typically hear one of three answers:
December 2012, a new edition of my World Map of Social Networks, showing the most popular social networking sites by country, according to Alexa traffic data ( Google Trends for Websites was shut down on September 2012 ). Facebook with 1 billion active users has established its leadership position in 127 out of 137 countries analyzed.
Twitter caused a stir Monday when it lifted its curtain enough to show us how much activity the service is seeing currently, and how it’s grown since 2007. And while many reports talk about visits to Twitter.com flattening, Twitter’s own chart showing the number of tweets its users are publishing is staggering.
Social media experts, typically self-appointed, trumpet their belief that social media marketing (SMM) “throws out the rules” and is a “game-changer.” However, the extent to which SMM can change the rules depends very much on how thoughtful its practitioners are, and how well they understand the connection between the various ways people associate things and ideas, even at a neurological level.
Do you remember the best piece of SEO advice you ever received? Do you think “article spinning” is spam?
UK based SEO firm BrightLocal is conducting a local SEO survey .
The PEW Internet and American Life Project has come out with a new study about internet use based on household income that includes some data on how these segments use search.
Saturday, 4th December 2010
Kosmix technology could have beaten Google Places... by Apr 20