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Lisa Crotty

What We’re Reading – May 27

Real-life social media lessons Photo Shelter shares what works for them and what doesn’t and how you can learn what works for your audience. Happy birthday YouTube YouTube celebrates its 6th birthday with the announcement that 48 hours of video are now uploaded to the site every minute – a 37% increase in the past 6 months. (Does anyone else wonder about their storage?) Like TripIt for shopping The Washington Post reports on ProjectSlice  – a service that organizes your…

Negotiating the Perils of Online Payments

You’ve started your new business and built your website, but how are you going to sell your products?  For many small retailers and businesses just starting out, a merchant account with a credit card company isn’t an option. So what are your choices? Etsy If your product involves anything craft or art or artisan related, then it’s often most efficient to just integrate your Etsy store into your website using Etsy Mini. With Etsy Mini you can select from a…

What We’re Reading – May 13

Online news The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a new study on Navigating News Online – where people go, how they get there, and what lures them away. I was surprised by how many are casual visitors rather than regular readers – interesting reading for anyone considering a subscription model. Are the rich different online too? Turns out, yes – according to a recent study they interact differently on social media. They aren’t looking to discover…

What We’re Reading – May 6

Google Earth tornado damage For a visual view of the damage wrought by the tornados last month, Google Earth has updated their imagery and offers before and after looks. Limits of privacy When you rent a computer, do you expect it to take pictures of you using it? That’s what happened to one couple who rented a computer from Aaron’s according to a lawsuit. More disease tracking online First the CDC teams up with Google to track flu symptom searches, now…

What We’re Reading – April 29

Deals come to Facebook With the popularity of Groupon, Living Social and other local deal sites, it was inevitable – deals come to Facebook. Previously Facebook offered deals when you checked in to a location, but now they are offering deals based on your local area. Facebook is piloting their new deals in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco. The Facebook deals differ from those offered by Groupon or Living Social (and can be more attractive to business…

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