A few days ago we covered Facebook Classifieds, or more accurately, Oodle Classifieds on Facebook. Now Facebook has launched its own integrated version of classifieds on the site, called Facebook Marketplace. The marketplace is much better integrated with the rest of the site and as a result does a much better job of taking advantage of the social networking aspects of Facebook.
eMarketer published a press release a few days ago highlighting the growth in spending on advertising on social networking sites, a possible reaffirmation of the results from Fox Interactive Media’s study on social networks and marketing.
One of the major reasons that I loved blogging with Matt Craven at The Blog Herald, David Krug at 901am, and love blogging with the Pronet Advertising team is that when they hired me and during my tenure at all of these sites, none of these people forced their ideologies on me or forced me to approach something in a manner that I don’t agree with.
Facebook Classifieds – in partnership with Oodle – is now live, and just in time. As the end of the year approaches and students get ready to part with used books, furniture, appliances, and other miscellaneous items they have collected over the year but now see no need for, many of them will find their answer (i.e. prospective buyers) on Facebook and through Oodle.
If you have a user base consisting of millions of people, many of whom are technology-savvy, why not use this to your advantage? That is exactly what Dell did by essentially converting their community into a free and enormous product development team.
We all know that Kevin Rose has a lot of clout in the social media world because of his socially driven news and media site Digg. But did you know that the founder of Digg transcends math? Well, he does.
In an effort to help our readers completely understand the various social media sites out there, we have decided to do a series of ‘beginner’s guides’ dedicated to teaching you how to get your feet wet. Following in the footsteps of Neil’s beginner’s guide to Digg and based on the same model, here’s your beginner’s guide to Netscape.
There are practically hundreds of useful plugins and services that you can use to track your website’s traffic-related statistics. Some are free and others you have to pay for. Automattic, the company behind the blogging software Wordpress, has now released their official version of a statistics-management plugin for Wordpress blogs.
Before you even ask, the answer is no, I’m not looking for someone to review the album, and yes, listening to Avril is a guilty pleasure of mine. That said, when I was looking for a review of her latest album, I realized that Tom at Shoutmouth knows his audience and he knows what he is doing. Rather than reviewing the album himself, he let his mom review the album instead. Here’s why it’s relevant.