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News Corp. Will Know in 2 Weeks If It’s Going to Sell MySpace

News Corp. Will Know in 2 Weeks If It’s Going to Sell MySpace

By Chris Crum June 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

At the All Things Digital D9 conference, Jonathan Miller, Head of News Corp.’s digital media group, reportedly said that “in two weeks, we’ll know something,” with regards to a MySpace sale. The News Corp. business group that MySpace is a …

Adding the Google +1 Button to Your Site Adding the Google +1 Button to Your Site
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This week, it was leaked that the Google +1 Button for websites would be made available today. While Google still seems to be sitting on the official announcement for the moment, we did run across a post about it on …

Who is Using Twitter? Who is Using Twitter?
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Pew Internet has released some new research on the use of Twitter, based on “just-collected’ survey data. The research finds that 13% of adult Internet users have used Twitter (up from 8% in November 2010). The report digs into who …

Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features
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RIM announced today that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones has some new features. These come in the third beta release. New features include Wi-Fi support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete …

In Social Media, Your Return Represents Your Investment In Social Media, Your Return Represents Your Investment
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Sometimes the path of least resistance unwinds into a far more complicated and arduous journey than we anticipated. In times of change, taking the path less traveled is easier and far more rewarding. Such is true for social media. I …

Google +1 Button for Websites Coming June 1 Google +1 Button for Websites Coming June 1
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Just as Twitter has launched its “follow” button, another social button is on the way tomorrow. That would be the Google +1 button, which was announced two months ago, and could have a significant impact on search rankings for websites. …

Twitter Launches “Follow” Button Twitter Launches “Follow” Button
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Twitter has just launched a “follow” button for websites, which allow Twitter users to follow accounts right from the sites themselves. “For publishers and brands, adding the Follow Button to your website and using Twitter to stay connected with your …

Twitter Acquires AdGrok Team (Mostly), AdGrok to Shut Down Twitter Acquires AdGrok Team (Mostly), AdGrok to Shut Down

Reports surfaced earlier that Twitter may be acquiring AdGrok, makers of an AdWords keyword tool, but AdGrok has now come out and made it official. Starting today, the team (2/3 of it anyway) will be working full-time on Twitter’s revenue …

Twitter Said to Be Launching Image Service, Acquiring AdGrok Twitter Said to Be Launching Image Service, Acquiring AdGrok
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Last week, Twitter officially announced its acquisition of TweetDeck, and if there is merit to the rumors emerging, the company also has some other fairly big news on the way. Alexia Tsotsis at TechCrunch is reporting, citing “multiple sources,” that …

Facebook as a Music Destination? Facebook as a Music Destination?
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Earlier this week, rumors surfaced, stemming from a Forbes report, indicating that Facebook and Spotify were partnering on a new music service, though the comments from both companies didn’t seem to indicate that their relationship was changing very much. According …

Is Facebook Making Your Site Less Trustworthy? Is Facebook Making Your Site Less Trustworthy?
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It’s no secret that some people are uneasy with Facebook’s privacy practices, despite the company revising its policies repeatedly. Netpop has released an interesting study finding that 8 in 10 social media users feel “uneasy” or “ambivalent” about sharing personal …

Facebook, Spotify Partnership Rumored Facebook, Spotify Partnership Rumored
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According to a new report from Forbes, Facebook and Spotify are partnershing on a music service that is already in testing, and it could launch within 2 weeks. According to Facebook and Spotify, there’s nothing going on…officially. Clearly, we’ll have …

Does Twitter Need Email? Does Twitter Need Email?

This week, Twitter began rolling out new email notifications. While Twitter has had notifications for things like direct messages, new followers, and Twitter updates in the past, the company tweeted that it was adding notifications for when someone you follow …

Top Reasons Fans Follow Brands on Facebook Top Reasons Fans Follow Brands on Facebook
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In the past, I’ve uncovered how marketers can develop an effective Facebook fan page strategy by meeting the needs of customers and creating an environment with a clear value proposition to fans.  To take this even further, I wanted to …

Bradley Manning Facebook Page Shows What He Talked About For Nearly 3 Years Bradley Manning Facebook Page Shows What He Talked About For Nearly 3 Years

Frontline on PBS is airing a program tonight called WikiSecrets, which explores the events surrounding the WikiLeaks publishing of over half a million classified documents, in what is commonly known as the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history. Ahead of …

Yahoo Mail Gets Upgrade in Social, Search, Speed, Security, Interface Yahoo Mail Gets Upgrade in Social, Search, Speed, Security, Interface
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Yahoo Mail has 284 million users, and it’s now rolling out the new verison of Yahoo Mail to all of them (though you can upgrade yourself if you don’t want to wait). “Yahoo!’s vision for online communications brings together all …

Getting More Facebook Likes and Search Traffic Getting More Facebook Likes and Search Traffic
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Did you know there are small adjustments you can make to your use of Facebook’s Like buttons/social plugins that can have an incredible impact on your traffic? Facebook can provide a level of engagement between businesses and consumers that you …