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Facebook’s Bad Beacon PR

It’s just totally amazing to me how badly Facebook is handling the PR around its new Beacon system.

Brits Type 1.2 Billion Text Messages Per Week

In all of 1999, Brits sent one billion text messages on their mobile phones.  Now, according to new numbers from the Mobile Data Association (MDA), they’re sending more than that per week.

Facebook Sued Over Text Messages

Online social networking site Facebook is being sued by an Indiana woman who says the site profited from its members sending unauthorized text messages to cell phone users whose numbers used to belong to other customers.

EU Wants Price Caps On Text Messages

The European Commission is lobbying mobile phone operators to discount their rates for text messages and is threatening to put price caps in place if they don’t comply. Recently price caps were put in place for roaming charges.

Marketers Should Be Terrified By This!
A panel of young adults moderated by Guy Kawasaki which should be very interesting to marketers and anyone in the mobile business.

Facebook Messages Make Move On Email

I thought Google had won a major victory as its Apps Education Edition was embraced by more and more colleges.  But, at least as far as Gmail is concerned, Facebook appears to have trumped that move – the social network’s messages can now act as emails.

Private Messages May Not Stay Private

As the name implies, private messages are supposed to be private. As legal system might imply, they may not always stay that way.

Computer Messages May Not Be Private
Computer Messages May Not Be Private
Cutting MyBlogLog Spam

Social traffic is fantastic because:

      • It’s highly targeted
      • It’s immediate
      • It’s low cost and often free

The downside is because of it’s interactive nature (which contributes to it’s virality), spam marketers will always try to flood you, and drown out your message with their spam.

This includes, but is not limited to:

Instant Messages and Digg Spam

Have you ever submitted a story to a social site like Digg and then messaged a few of your friends through AIM and told them to vote for it? There is nothing wrong with this but they probably know what you are up to, here’s why.

Usually when users vote on stories, they go to the homepage of a site such as digg.com, roam around, and then vote on stories they like. But when you spam your AIM buddy list and get people to click on a direct link to a Digg story URL it shows up in Digg’s logs that they came directly to that URL.

OMG! Teens Prefer Instant Messages To Email

An AP-AOL study reveals some surprising, and not so surprising, data about instant messaging.

Blog Messages Are Magical

Do you believe in magic?

ASP.NET: How to Create Custom Trace Messages
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This article is an excerpt from the book: Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with C# 2005.

Who’s Going Mobile?

With new developments in the mobile market happening almost continuously, I thought it was worthwhile to visit some of the recent highlights.

Google Toolbar SMS May Log Your Text Messages

Devin Reams notices that Google’s Firefox Send To SMS extension reserves the right to log all of your text messages, and I’ve checked, and the same policy applies to a similar feature in Toolbar 4.

Mixed Messages From Microsoft’s Spam-King Settlement?

Microsoft with some help from the New York Attorney Gerneral’s office has won a $7 million settlement from Spam King Scott Richter.

Blog Elevator Speech

We need to position blogs correctly, now more than ever, as businesses realize their potential….

Spam Messages Increase, Lose Effectiveness

As spam mailings continue to permeate email inboxes around the Internet, the majority of those who receive spam accept the unsolicited emails in stride, almost as if it’s an expected occurrence when using the Internet.

Microsoft CRM Customization – Processing In/out-going Email Messages

We would like to give you several situations, when you may need custom development and programming to improve Microsoft CRM functionality. This overview is for programmer, software developer, IT specialist, database administrator.

AOL Announces that Instant Messaging is More Popular than Ever

Teens and Young Adults Still Dominate But At-Work and Mobile Usage Is Growing Rapidly.

Trends in E-Mail Marketing: Dynamic, Personalized Messages

While e-mail is an accepted and proven form of delivering marketing messages, professional marketers are looking for better ways to build customer loyalty and generate a greater return on their marketing investments.

Walla Launches Free 1 Gig Email Service
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Following up to a story that appeared on WPN in April, Walla! Communications has launched their new free email service, Walla!Mail, featuring 1 gigabyte of storage. This makes WallaMail the second fully operational email service that offers such a capacity, with Spymac being the first.

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