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What We’re Reading – August 12

Social media for good As we saw in Vancouver both citizens and authorities in London are using social media to coordinate post-riot efforts. Citizens are coordinating clean up efforts on Facebook and Twitter, while authorities are using CCTV, YouTube and Flickr to identify looters. URL removal made easy A few weeks ago, we mentioned that Google simplied the URL removal process through Webmaster Tools. The downside of that simplicity means it’s really easy to remove URLs through Webmaster tools as at…

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 – 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…

What We’re Reading – April 8

.ly domains (again) Letter.ly has lost their domain registration as a side effect of the war in Libya – where .ly domains are registered. Libya requires a local agent for registration and Letterly apparently lost their contact with their local agent. They are back and doing business as letterly.net. James Franco tells students to avoid Facebook Actor James Franco told students in Washington, D.C. to write instead of spending that time surfing Facebook. “Social media is over,” he predicted. “Going…

Make Your Business Content Work

You’ve done all the audience and keyword research and optimized your content – now, how do you make sure your website content is doing all it can to help promote your business? Make sure it’s easy to site visitors to share by adding Share buttons on your content pages.  A shared link a from colleague or friends is more trusted and valued, and more likely to be clicked on. According to Facebook and Pingdom, over 30 billion pieces of content…

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