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What We’re Reading – July 1

Cyber-sleuthing Do the police need search and social gurus? Judging from recent events, including the capture of Whitey Bulger, the answer seems to be yes. Is Twitter a waste of time? Media Bistro offers this infographic showing what happens on Twitter. Twitter’s ad plans Twitter has plans for “bolder” ads according to the Financial Times. MySpace bought In case you still have your MySpace account, MySpace was purchased this week for $35 million. Klout comes to Facebook pages Many people…

What We’re Reading – June 24

What font is that? BBC World Language Service explores how typography affects user experience across languages and scripts. Brand-verbing Skype me. Fedex it. I am so twittering that. Brands used to be more interested in protecting their trademarks but now many are embracing the use of their names as verbs. Mommy bloggers represent Or rather a new agency is offering representation for bloggers. Founded by Edelmen alum Danielle Wiley, Sway offers matches between PR agencies and blogger clients. How much…

What We’re Reading – June 17

How much did the Les Paul Google doodle cost? That depends on if you’re talking about how much it cost Google to make or how much it cost in lost productivity as workers around the world spend hours playing with it. Extreme Tech breaks it down. And we were glad to see that the Les Paul Google Doodle has been given a permanent home by Google. And in case you were wondering how they did all that neat stuff, Google was…

What We’re Reading – June 10

Who’s that girl? Facebook has added a face recognition feature to auto-suggest tags when photos. You’ll probably want to update your privacy settings if you don’t want to be auto-suggested in every picture of you posted to Facebook – especially since you don’t have the option to pre-approve photos you’re tagged in. You can only remove tags once they’ve been placed in a photo. ZDNet offers a nice explanation of how to do update your privacy settings accordingly. Pictures or…

What We’re Reading – June 3

Hackers in the news Even high level government officials clicked on some bad links this week and found that hackers had gotten control of their email accounts (if you haven’t heard from Google by now, you’re safe), but here are some reminders from the Washington Post about the options that Google offers to protect your account. And according to the BBC, these attacks are being more targeted to high level government officials and business executives. Twitter community service A Malaysian social activist…

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