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Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does
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If you follow the social media industry, you probably know who Guy Kawasaki is. Just in case you’re not familiar with him, he used to be the chief evangelist of Apple. He’s the co-founder of Alltop.com and Holy Kaw, and …

Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant
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Trains are dangerous things. And if you’re not careful around them, you could end up dying in the dumbest way possible. That’s the message behind a new viral ad campaign for Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains. They’ve tapped a local artist …

Internet Deemed a Human Right in Another Sex Offender/Internet Ban Case Internet Deemed a Human Right in Another Sex Offender/Internet Ban Case
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There are those out there who believe that banning a criminal, no matter how serious the crime, from access to the internet is unconstitutional and borderline inhumane. That’s because they feel that the internet and reasonable access to it is …

A Quick Tutorial On StumbleUpon’s New Lists Feature A Quick Tutorial On StumbleUpon’s New Lists Feature
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StumbleUpon, as you may know, launched a big redesign for its desktop version (in addition to new apps for iOS and Windows 8). One of the big new features is Lists, which let the user collect different types of content …

StumbleUpon: Our Data Shows Referrals Have Increased Since July StumbleUpon: Our Data Shows Referrals Have Increased Since July
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On Tuesday, we reported on some data Shareaholic released, indicating that the traffic StumbleUpon sends to publishers has decreased by 53% since July. Um, not so fast, says Stumbleupon. StumbleUpon Director of Communications Mike Mayzel tells WebProNews, “We do not …

Instagram Launches Profiles For The Web Instagram Launches Profiles For The Web

Instagram announced today that it will be rolling out profiles on the web over the next few days. The feature is long overdue, and seemed like only a matter of time. We’ve seen signs that it was coming. “Your web …

The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook

The pessimist inside every participating member of a democracy thinks that the electorate is full of completely uniformed voters who will pick candidates based on their tie color, much like a disinterested sports follower will pick March Madness teams based …

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right? Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

Path Launches iPad App, Says It’s Not Just A Bigger Version Of Mobile App Path Launches iPad App, Says It’s Not Just A Bigger Version Of Mobile App
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Path has released an iPad-specific version of its iOS app, which is now available in the App Store. “As you’ve come to expect from Path, Path for iPad is beautifully and purposely designed,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

Google+ Hangouts Get A New Sidebar Google+ Hangouts Get A New Sidebar

Google has launched some new updates to Google+ Hangouts on the desktop. These include a new sidebar, new notifications and improved app management. Users can choose whether to show or hide the sidebar. ” The most important part of a …

Facebook Gives Users Halloween Status Update Prompts Facebook Gives Users Halloween Status Update Prompts

Facebook is showing some users Halloween-themed messages in their status update boxes, replacing the usual “What’s on your mind?” Not everybody is seeing it, and it’s unclear why Facebook is not showing it to all users. It doesn’t really seem …

Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media
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As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures …

How Much Does Klout Score Matter? How Much Does Klout Score Matter?
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“While you may abhor the idea of a company like Klout judging or grading you on a daily basis, it’s already happening and companies are paying attention, so we shouldn’t just ignore this trend.” That’s a quote from the book …

Pinterest Launches Website Verification Pinterest Launches Website Verification
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Pinterest announced that it is launching website verification, in order to let users verify when they are the owner of the site associated with their Pinterest profile. As Pinterest becomes a bigger player in ecommerce, this feature is going to …

Twitter Launches “90% Accurate” Gender Targeting For Advertisers Twitter Launches “90% Accurate” Gender Targeting For Advertisers

Twitter does not have the kinds of targeting capabilities Facebook has when it comes to advertising. Twitter simply does not know as much about its users as Facebook does. It’s not really the way Twitter operates. However, as the company …

Here’s What The Guy Who Wrote The Book On Twitter Thinks About Its Directory And Embeddable Timelines Widget Here’s What The Guy Who Wrote The Book On Twitter Thinks About Its Directory And Embeddable Timelines Widget

Twitter has recently launched a user profile directory and an embeddable timelines widget. The two features are fairly unrelated, but since we had the opportunity to converse with Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao Of Twitter, we thought we’d pick …

Facebook Stock Dips A Bit After Big Post-Earnings Release Boost Facebook Stock Dips A Bit After Big Post-Earnings Release Boost
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Facebook saw its biggest jump since May (when the company launched its IPO) on Wednesday, following the release of its earnings report, and the company’s comments about monetization on Tuesday. Facebook emphasized how big mobile is, and how it’s likely …

Facebook Instagram Deal Not Really Worth An Instagram Facebook Instagram Deal Not Really Worth An Instagram
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Remember when news came out that Facebook was paying $1 billion for Instagram. Well, the deal might not be worth quite that much, as the number is looking more like $715 million. The company filed a 10-Q quarterly report with …

Imgur Launches Major Update, Looks To Rely Less On Sites Like Reddit Imgur Launches Major Update, Looks To Rely Less On Sites Like Reddit
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Imgur has unveiled its biggest update to date, seeking to make Imgur more of a destination site and less of just a place where people upload photos to share elsewhere (though this shouldn’t be a problem either). “The upgrade means …

People Nearly 7x More Likely to Pay Attention to Dentists Than Online Ads People Nearly 7x More Likely to Pay Attention to Dentists Than Online Ads
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Online advertising does not receive high marks in a new study from Adobe/Edelman Berland. In fact, over 2/3 of consumers say that online ads are just plain annoying, and more than twice as many think that traditional ads are still …

Facebook Now Has 1.01 Billion Active Users, Brought In $1.26 Billion In Q3 Revenue Facebook Now Has 1.01 Billion Active Users, Brought In $1.26 Billion In Q3 Revenue

Facebook posted its Q3 earnings on Tuesday, beating analysts’ expectations with $1.26 billion in revenue. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “As proud as I am that a billion people use Facebook each month, I’m also really happy that over 600 million …