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Women Becoming More Engaged With Social Media
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Nearly three-quarters (73%) of online women are now active social media users, engaging weekly or more often with popular social media platforms, according to a new study from BlogHer and iVillage.

Google Services for Websites Goes to Plesk Panel
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Google has announced that it’s expanded its Services for Websites program in which hosting companies integrate Google services into their platforms, to include Parallels, a provider of control panel software for hosting companies. Parallels will integrate Google Services for Websites into the new version of its Plesk Panel, a platform Google says millions of site-owners use to manage their sites.

MySpace Launches Global Events And Calendar Platform

MySpace has introduced a global events and calendar offering users new tools to create, find, share and manage events across the site and multiple social networks.

MySpace Events organizes a catalogue of pop culture events and recommends concerts, sports, nightlife and the arts, allowing users to purchase tickets to events.

CNN Reportedly Sues Man Who Gives Himself iReporter Credential
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CNN is reportedly suing a man who claims to be one of its iReporters. If you’re unfamiliar with iReport, it’s CNN’s citizen journalism site. This is a destination where regular people can submit news stories, and if CNN deems them worthy, they may pick them up for mainstream coverage. One such person has been going around giving himself titles like iReporter for CNN, and the news organization evidently doesn’t like that.

Google Connects Blogger, Buzz Services
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Google Buzz, which still seems to be struggling to catch on with any sort of mainstream audience (or even a sizable niche one), has been given another opportunity to connect with people.  Blogger users will now be able to promote their posts with the new-ish product.

MySpace Introduces Ticketing & Event Service

How does MySpace plan to stop the outward flow of traffic to Facebook and Twitter. Apparently,  by connecting with them and an ongoing series of launches rather than a single splashy makeover.

Facebook Announces First Batch Of Fellows
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The Facebook Fellowship Program has born fruit.  After making an initial announcement about it three months ago, Facebook will now pay five Ph.D. students’ tuition and fees, send them to conferences, and provide each of them with a $30,000 stipend.

Google Wants to Help You Expand Your Twitter Network
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Google has launched a new Labs project called Google Follow Finder. It’s designed to help you expand your Twitter network.

To use Google Follow Finder, you can enter your Twitter account name and see a list of people Google thinks you might be interested in following (our own Twellow has a helpful suggestion feature too). Google’s tool will also let you enter other people’s Twitter names and get suggestions based on that.

Online Advertising Reached $26 Billion In

The economic meltdown hit the U.S. advertising market harder than expected, with overall revenue falling from $77 billion in 2008 to $67 billion in 2009, according to a new report from the Yankee Group.

The report "2009 Advertising Forecast Update: Less TV, More Internet," found the majority of the decline was due to TV advertising, which dipped from $52 billion in 2008 to just $41 billion in 2009.

Online Advertising Reached $26 Billion In

The economic meltdown hit the U.S. advertising market harder than expected, with overall revenue falling from $77 billion in 2008 to $67 billion in 2009, according to a new report from the Yankee Group.

The report "2009 Advertising Forecast Update: Less TV, More Internet," found the majority of the decline was due to TV advertising, which dipped from $52 billion in 2008 to just $41 billion in 2009.

Online Advertising Reached $26 Billion In

The economic meltdown hit the U.S. advertising market harder than expected, with overall revenue falling from $77 billion in 2008 to $67 billion in 2009, according to a new report from the Yankee Group.

The report "2009 Advertising Forecast Update: Less TV, More Internet," found the majority of the decline was due to TV advertising, which dipped from $52 billion in 2008 to just $41 billion in 2009.

Online Advertising Reached $26 Billion In

The economic meltdown hit the U.S. advertising market harder than expected, with overall revenue falling from $77 billion in 2008 to $67 billion in 2009, according to a new report from the Yankee Group.

The report "2009 Advertising Forecast Update: Less TV, More Internet," found the majority of the decline was due to TV advertising, which dipped from $52 billion in 2008 to just $41 billion in 2009.

100,000 Ways to Make Twitter More Useful
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Update: Twitter announced today at its Chirp Developer Conference that it has 100,000 registered apps.

Would Google Archive the Web Like It’s Doing Twitter?
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Google has launched a very interesting new search option, with its Twitter archive. What this does is let users search for a topic, and look at all available tweets about that topic in chronological order. If you want to see tweets about President Obama for example, you can do so by going to any year, month, or day and seeing what was said about him on Twitter. Google can do this since it has access to Twitter’s info, which allows Google to index its real-time Twitter results.

Library Of Congress To Archive Every Public Tweet
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The Library of Congress said today it will digitally archive every public tweet since Twitter’s launch in March 2006.

On the Library of Congress blog Matt Raymond writes, "That’s a LOT of tweets, by the way: Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day with the total numbering in the billions."

The Library of Congress announced the news in this tweet: Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. All tweets.

Twitter Has Over 100 Million Users
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Update: Well Daines was right in that Twitter has surpassed 100 million users. At the company’s developer conference today, Twitter announced that it has 105,779,710 registered users, as well as that it gets about 300,000 new users a day, receives 180 million unique visitors a month, and 75% of traffic comes from outside of the Twitter website.

Online Yellow Pages Driving Purchases
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The majority of consumers who use print and online Yellow Pages sites for local business information are "ready to buy" according to a new study released by the Yellow Pages Association and conducted by marketing research firm Burke.

Approximately 8 out of 10 Internet Yellow Pages searchers were from people who said they were ready to buy, with 36 percent reporting they had made a purchase after finding local business information at an online Yellow Pages site, and an additional 44 percent saying they intended to make a purchase.

Collecta Offers Up Real-Time Stream API

Real-time search provider Collecta has released a new API program. "Starting today, developers can plug into Collecta’s network for free," a representative for the company tells WebProNews. "In light of the recent Tweetie acquisition, we believe that taking advantage of Collecta’s Twitter-compatible, 15+M source real-time network can give developers a real competitive edge."

Google Creates What Twitter Search Should Be

Google has launched a new search option that allows users to look at an archive of tweets on any given topic in a timeline format. Users can essentially "replay" the public Twitter conversation in th order in which it each piece occurred.

To utilize the feature, users can go to "show options" on a search results page, and select "updates". There’s a chart at the top of the page that lets you select the year, month, or day, or click any point to view tweets from that time period.

Bing’s New Twitter Results Won’t Include Promoted Tweets

Update: A representative for Bing tells WebPronews the "Twitter monetization news will not result in sponsored results appearing in Bing results."

Original Article: Microsoft announced today that Bing now pulls in tweets from Twitter in real-time, in a way that somewhat resembles Google’s real-time search feature.

Coke Launches Facebook Campaign Focused On Earth Month

Coca-Cola has launched a new Facebook campaign to raise awareness of Earth Month and help support Ocean Conservancy, the oldest and largest marine conservation organization in the U.S.

eBay Rolls Out Icons To Address Ad/Privacy Issues
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People who get spooked when online advertisements seem relevant – along with people who prefer it when ads actually relate to their interests – may appreciate a new step eBay’s taking.  The auction company will attach icons to a number of ads, and these icons will allow individuals to express their wishes.

Tagged.com Hit With $650,000 Fine
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San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has announced, social network Tagged, has agreed to pay a fine of $650,000 for sending millions of deceptive emails in a 2009 campaign to boost its membership.

Kamala-Harris-DA "Whether you’re doing business on Main Street or in cyber space, you can’t deceive the customer," said District Attorney Harris.

Journalism Doesn’t Need Saving, Maybe Delivery Just Needs Tweaking

The state of the news industry continues to be brought up on a frequent basis. Is journalism dying? Should publications put up paywalls? Should they block search engines and news aggregators. These are all questions that continue to be brought up repeatedly.

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