When Guy made the help wanted post on his site about two weeks ago, I was intrigued and sent him an email right away, hoping to get access to the new service he was launching. Now that the service has officially launched, I can safely share my findings with you.
You’ll probably recall a couple of months ago when Presidential hopeful Senator John McCain’s MySpace page was hacked. McCain’s site wasn’t really hacked at all per se, instead whomever had set up the page for McCain had done so using a popular template but instead of using their own hosted files (as was requested), they took the lazy route and simply hotlinked to the template’s creator, (who also happened to be Newsvine founder and CEO) Mike Davidson’s hosted images. Since McCain’s crew was hotlinking, all Davidson had to do was change the image that was being linked to and viola – McCain had a nice big banner in support of gay marriage (particularly between women) on his page.
We all know that the main reason why stories don’t hit the Digg homepage is because they get buried. Some say the buries are caused by specific Digg users who have it out for us while others just blame it on the content saying it wasn’t Digg worthy. Well last week we did a test on Pronet Advertising that shows Digg might be burying stories internally.
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.
We talk about measuring success all the time and it seems that there is no one perfect way to measure success. Return on investment is usually the way I measure success but another great way to see if you were successful is to see if anyone copied you. If someone is willing to copy what you just did then you are probably doing something right.
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.
The old saying “Sex Sells” never gets old, even in the world of social media marketing and Digg.com. […]
This week Cameron, Carolyn, and I discuss Neil’s new blog, [QuickSprout](http://www.quicksprout.com), as well [MySpaces acquisition of PhotoBucket](http://mashable.com/2007/05/07/photobucket-myspace-3/), [Ebays impending acquisition of StumbleUpon](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/08/ebay-close-to-acquiring-stumbleupon/), the differences in user behaviors between various social media sites and the subsequent impact on strategies for leveraging those sites. We also discuss online reputation management and answer a chatroom question about how one would go about starting up a new social media site.
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.
I was planning to write a long article about Pharma (Pharmaceuticals) and what their deal is with social media however instead I decided to just jot down things as they come since there is ever so much to talk about.
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.
The term “Web 2.0” can be defined in two different ways. First, the new emergence of the web […]
When I was in college, the site Hot or Not became wildly successful based on a very simple premise: is the person in this picture hot or not? A new service, iminlikewithyou, takes the same idea, and massively expands upon it – creating something that can best be described as a hotornot-meets-facebook-meets-ebay-meets-game, hybrid.
Personal branding is something I get a lot of questions about. People often ask me what they should do in order to get an established name out there and be seen as a major influencer in their industry. The reason they want this is because the second you accomplish this, the opportunities will come your way and you’d be amazed at the kind of business or money that just lands in your lap.
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.