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The Facebook Platform Unveiled
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The Facebook Platform Unveiled

Facebook – one of the most popular social networking sites – held an event in San Fransisco today to officially launch the Facebook Platform and announced over 65 developer-partners including Microsoft, Amazon, Washington Post and many more; that have already built applications on the new platform that allows companies to develop and directly integrate applications with the Facebook website and reach an audience of millions of users. The developers and press alike were given unprecedented access.

Rush Hour Episode 14
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Rush Hour Episode 14

This week on Rush Hour [Cshel](http://www.cshel.com), [Cameron](http://www.cameronolthuis.com) and I discuss the [acquisition of Feedburner](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/23/100-million-payday-for-feedburner-this-deal-is-confirmed/), [Technorati redesign](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/technorati-redesigned-get-realigned-here21138.html), Digg tips and making money online through MySpace.

Tim Ferriss – Social Media and The Social Proof – Part 1
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Tim Ferriss – Social Media and The Social Proof – Part 1

As a follow up to Darren Rowse’s three-part interview with Tim Ferriss, I sat down with the author (through the magic of instant messaging) of The 4-Hour Workweek, to discuss efficiency when blogging, media training for bloggers, different content promotion methods, social media, and much much more. Here is the first part of a two-part interview. Tim has a lot of interesting insight to share so please read and enjoy.

Learn Viral Marketing From Warner Bros.
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Learn Viral Marketing From Warner Bros.

Making a truly successful online viral marketing campaign is not an easy feat to accomplish. So when a golden opportunity to see a brilliant execution of a successful viral marketing campaign – and learn from it – presents itself, we’re definitely taking it! Here’s how Warner Bros. pulled it off.

A Marketer is No One without a Programmer
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A Marketer is No One without a Programmer

Lately, many companies who have requested my marketing services for their new product or web application feel that I can work my magic and make it so their sub-par product does really well. In reality, this is impossible. Marketing can only be successful when you have a genuinely compelling product. Sites like [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com), [Skype](http://www.skype.com), and [Flickr](http://www.flickr.com) all did well because of all the programming and product development that went into building great services which enabled great marketing to do its trick.

Petition For a Transparent Digg
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Petition For a Transparent Digg

After reading the comments from Neil’s post on burying within Digg it seems that many of you are in favor of Digg opening up their bury data and making it transparent. In fact it seems to me that even those who didn’t like the post may be in favor of this because some truly believe the burying is legit – and this would prove it one way or the other once and for all.

Collactive – An In-Depth Look
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Collactive – An In-Depth Look

Collactive, which dubs itself as a software service company that enables groups of people to share their opinion with each other and take action collectively, was all over news yesterday, with many people simply calling it a venture-funded way to ‘game’ socially driven news and content sites. Here’s an in-depth look at the what exactly Collactive aims to achieve, whether you should use it, and how exactly to use it.

Chris Winfield and Kevin Rose on Rush Hour
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Chris Winfield and Kevin Rose on Rush Hour

This week on Rush Hour [Cameron](http://www.cameronolthuis.com), [Cshel](http://www.cshel.com) and [I](http://www.quicksprout.com/about) talk to [Chris Winfield](http://www.10e20.com/authors/) from [10e20](http://www.10e20.com/) and a mystery caller who claims to be [Kevin Rose](http://www.digg.com/about/kevin) from Digg. Throughout the show we discussed all the latest happenings with Digg, Guy Kawasaki’s new social site called [Truemors](http://www.truemors.com), and if it really was Kevin Rose or not on the show.