“Social Media”

Time to Update Your LinkedIn & FB Privacy Settings

Once again, two big social media platforms left customers scrambling to fix their privacy settings. Here’s how to update LinkedIn and Facebook.

What We’re Reading – August 5

Searching for a deal Having trouble sifting through all those deals? Finding a local deal might get a little easier – Google just bought The Dealmap. I think that might be really handy as a mash-up with their new Hotel Finder. Charging for check-ins Foursquare may soon start charging merchants promoting specials and deals on the social location-based service. No word yet on pricing structure, etc. When do you believe? Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute say that a tipping point…

Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to Klout Scores

Here are 3 reasons businesses and organizations should pay attention to social media influence aggregator Klout’s scores.

What We’re Reading – July 29

Google link removal requests Turns out Google had made it a little too easy to request link removals through Webmaster Tools, and you could briefly request the temporary removal of any page in the index. (That’s been fixed now – you can only remove pages on domains you control.) Video sharing sites According to a recent report by the Pew Internet Project, 71% of online adults use video sharing sites. If you’re looking for the best way to engage your…

What We’re Reading – July 22

Typos kill conversion rates Search Engine Watch reports that people trust websites more if they are spelled correctly, so a little proofreading can go a long way to boost your sales Social media background checks Last week we mentioned that a Gizmodo writer failed a social media background check and blogged about it. Now the New York Times writes about social intelligence – the firm that provides such reports. Google “girl power” Google sponsored their first international science fair with…

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