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Tumblr Announces Tumblr Analytics From Union Metrics Now Available Tumblr Announces Tumblr Analytics From Union Metrics Now Available
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After two months, Tumblr Analytics from Union Metrics is out of beta, and has launched with new features. Tumblr announced the news itself on Twitter, and Union Metrics says it is Tumblr’s preferred analytics provider. “We’ve added full ad-hoc date …

Instagram Launches Badges to Promote New Web Profiles Instagram Launches Badges to Promote New Web Profiles

After seeing signs that it was on the way for a few months, Instagram finally launched web profiles for its growing user base. Accessible by going to Instagram.com/username, the web profiles feature your profile photo, bio, and all of your …

Google Redesigns Its Blogger Android And iOS Apps Google Redesigns Its Blogger Android And iOS Apps

Google announced the launch of new updates to its Android and iOS apps. These include a new design and the addition of some new features. The new apps include landscape support for post composition. This is good news. Who really …

Newsweek Goes Strictly Digital After 80 Years Newsweek Goes Strictly Digital After 80 Years
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Newsweek, which has been in publication for nearly 80 years, is adopting an all-digital format. In 2010, the publication merged with online publication The Daily Beast, and now the combined company has decided the print business is no longer needed. …

Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a …

Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines

Twitter launched embeddable tweets (though we’re partial to our own SocialDitto) late last year, but now they’re taking things a step further. The company is launching a new way to embed interactive timelines of tweets on any website. “Whether it’s …

Google Is Shutting Down More Services Google Is Shutting Down More Services

Google announced late on Friday that it is shutting down a few more services: Google Apps For Teams, Google Listen and Google Video for Business. “We introduced Google Apps for Teams in 2008 to allow people with a verified business …

Google Finally Integrates Google+ Into Blogger Google Finally Integrates Google+ Into Blogger
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Google has been integrating Google+ into everything these days. Surprisingly, one part of the Google empire that has not yet felt the touch of Google+ has been Blogger. Despite my assumption that Google would integrate their social media platform into …

“Text From Dog” Gets A Book Deal “Text From Dog” Gets A Book Deal
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In the same way that a popular book is almost assuredly going to find its way into the hands of a screenwriter, a popular blog will oftentimes find itself amid a publishing deal. Sometimes, you have the trifecta, as in …

New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites
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Compete has released its new analytics numbers for May. Following is a list of some of the web’s popular destinations for tech, business, search and social media news, and what Compete lists as their unique monthly visitors (US Only). This …

Nine-Year-Old Food Blogger Too Much To Handle For UK Council Nine-Year-Old Food Blogger Too Much To Handle For UK Council

UPDATE: Council head Roddy McCuish has told the BBC that he “instructed senior officials to lift the ban immediately.” Score one for duh. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Apparently, the one-girl truth squad known as 9-year-old Martha was too much to handle for …

WordPress.com Gets New Notifications Tab, Toolbar Button WordPress.com Gets New Notifications Tab, Toolbar Button

WordPress announced a new tab on the WordPress.com home page and a new toolbar button for notifications. “The first thing you’ll notice is that there is no number,” explains Andy Skelton of WordPress. “We axed it out of compassion. It …

Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You
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In light of Google’s Penguin update, it seems like a good time to suggest that you don’t spam blog comments. Even if you’re not technically spamming, and are leaving semi-thoughtful comments (but your ultimate goal is to get a link), …

Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier
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There are tons of WordPress blogs out there, many of which you may comment on. While such interaction is always welcome, keeping track of the various discussions you’re engaged in can be difficult. Thanks to a recent WordPress update, this …

Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality

Earlier this week, we talked about the reasons you should be using Tumblr for business. We didn’t really go into Tumblr advertising, but it’s not really been an option. They recently launched highlighted posts, where you can pay a dollar …

Tumblr For Business: Why You Should Use It Now, And Probably More So In The Future Tumblr For Business: Why You Should Use It Now, And Probably More So In The Future

It may not be up there with WordPress yet, as far as user adoption, but Tumblr is growing like a weed, and it has more of a social network feel than WordPress. Your business doesn’t have to be on every …

Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED] Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]
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There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some …

Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers
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Earlier, I wrote about these new content curation/news aggregation guideline initiatives that were brought up at SXSW, and first reported on by The New York Times’ David Carr. I didn’t look much at what others were saying about them before …

Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched

WordPress announced that there’s a new “Views by Country” option available from the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com homepage. The feature is designed to let bloggers quickly see where there audience is around the globe. “When you click on …

Tumblr Updates No Self-Harm Blog Policy: You Can Discuss It, Just Don’t Promote It Tumblr Updates No Self-Harm Blog Policy: You Can Discuss It, Just Don’t Promote It
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Last week, Tumblr announced a new policy that drew some mixed responses, and now they’ve made some clarifications in the hopes of making things clearer to their millions of users. The new policy will ban so called “self-harm” blogs, defined …

TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers

After AOL acquired TechCrunch, the popular tech blog started going through a lot of changes. They weren’t all immediately noticeable, but it didn’t take too long for things to be very publicly coming apart at the seams. That’s no slight …