Are You Really Secure On The Internet?
There is a character on Dilbert called Mordac. If you've seen him, you know he is a caricature of an unfortunately real person in many corporate organizations who worries solely about data security at the expense of usability, accessibility and just about anything else.
Google Releases New Site Design And Logo
Google is a master of innovation in the search space and while they seem to subscribe to Guy Kawasaki's "release early and release often" new product philosophy, the attention to changing the Google search page is near-holy. Minuscule design changes at even the pixel level are cautious and carefully considered. And rare.
Creating Broader Video Exposure With YouTube Direct
Last year I consulted with a local TV affiliate that wanted to build a localized social network. Part of the plan was to equip citizen journalists so that they could record and upload videos of news stories relevant to their town or county.
OpenX And Microsoft Strike A Deal To Take Down Google
OpenX has long been angling for Google's online ad dominance. And after a new multi-year deal with Microsoft, announced this morning, they'll have an even bigger ally in the fight. The partnership has been in trials for over a year, but is now official.
Facebook Builds Major Changes Into Their Group System
Are you a member of a Facebook Group or an adminstrator of a Faceboobook Group? Then you are going to see some dramatic changes when you take a look at your Group this week (did you know there are currently over 45 million Facebook Groups?).
Social Media Is All About Culture
If you ask some people out there what social computing and social software are all about for them, they would probably tell you that...
Check Out YouTube's Latest Upgrades
YouTube has added a number of features in recent weeks that offer new opportunities for musicians and music marketers...
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Marketers Are Gaining Data From Online Child Monitors
Companies that sell software to monitor your child’s online activity are double-dipping by selling the collected data to marketers, according to AP.
Anonymous Blogging May Officially Come To An End
So here we go... the lawsuits have begun and the days of being a completely anonymous blogger are now over. So beware with what you say and how true or not true it is. You may fall victim to what you thought was a protected private cyber world.
Google Adds New Services For Websites
A few months ago, we reported the launch of Google Services for Websites.
New Report Shows Advanced Click Fraud Trends Emerging
It's kind of hard for me to report on Click Forensics without being biased–I've long maintained that click fraud will simply be one of many "costs" associated with paid search and is therefore a non-issue.
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Teenager Herald As The Voice To Teen Media Consumption
Honestly, I am not sure what to make of this. Bloomberg has reported that Morgan Stanley, at least its European arm, has produced a report with insights into the mind of one Matthew Robson.
Firefox 3.5 Now Twice As Fast As 3.0
The Internet is a-buzz with the latest offering from Firefox – the best browser available in my opinion – and the upgrades look absolutely tantalizing...
Facebook Gains Social Search In Real-Time
Before we get in a tizzy, "social search" here only refers to looking at what your friends are doing on a social network.
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Twitter And Facebook Usage Up Nearly 1000%<
I just read an interesting report published by Nielsen that examines time spent on multiple Social and Micro Networks. The study compares total minutes in April 2009 compared to April 2008. The results are not as much surprising as they are revealing.
Choosing The Correct URL Shorteners For Your Site
Let’s face it, whether you love them or hate them, url shorteners are here to stay. However, all url shorteners are not created equal. The shortening service you choose to use can have a big impact on your site’s link building and rankings.
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The Kindle DX Is More Than Just A New Device, It's A Step In The Same Direction
If you are at all plugged into the tech world, chances are you're tired of reading about the Amazon Kindle DX. I am too.
Digg Leaves Microsoft To Develop Their Own Ad Service
It appears that Digg has decided to dump Microsoft as its ad inventory provider and is instead planning to build its own ad sales force.
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The Phenomenal Growth Of Social Networking
Facebook, a social networking platform that I am sure you are aware of has been attracting the attention of quite a number of users for quite some time. As seen in the Google Trends chart here, you can see the impact as compared to others like MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn.
How To Find Companies And Other Users On Twitter
A big question for marketers that want to connect with businesses on Twitter is that they often don't know where to look. Part of the rub is that Twitter is predominantly a service used by individuals, not companies. While you can use search.twitter.com advanced features to find individuals using specific criteria, it can be more productive for finding companies or commercial users of Twitter...
Using Twitter Effectively For Business Purposes
Twitter for many used to be a way of passing the time, like watching the crowds walking along the High Street, or watching a turbulent river flow by. Fascinating and in some ways relaxing. However with so many people now using Twitter it has become a rich resource that you can use effectively for business purposes and many people are.
How To Use Your Gmail As A Geo Locator
The Gmail Team rolled out a really cool new feature to their Gmail services: you can now have your whereabouts added to your signature at the time your email was sent. I'm sure half of you are thinking "that's awesome!" while the other half are saying, "who cares?" Google is able to do this through the use of IP detection.
Add A Custom Footer To Your RSS With Better Feed
Better Feed is a WordPress plugin that allows the blog owner to add a custom footer to the end of each post in their feed. This a great way to customize what your readers see when they only read your feed, and don't click through to your site.
Ford's Vision Of The Digital Car
Tuesday, I posted a column on my interview with Doug VanDagens of Ford Motor Company. Today, you get the full interview. I'm partial to text since it's easier to read during the workday, so you can choose between the video or the full transcript (very slightly modified for readability).
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