Tag Archives: Social

Local Is Social By Definition

Several years ago I was having lunch in a restaurant in New York with a couple of Yahoo executives, discussing the challenge of motivating people to rate local businesses. Yahoo was way ahead of the online curve back then, although now ratings and reviews of local businesses are seemingly everywhere …

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5 Tactics For Driving Traffic From StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a hot social discovery site that continues to rapidly increase in popularity. With the increase in popularity comes an increase in the potential traffic that it can drive to your sites. StumbleUpon has always been great at driving traffic and links, but lately I’ve started to notice that …

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Digg Buries Google AdSense For Microsoft Ads

Digg has dropped Google as its ad provider in exchange for for a three-year exclusive ad deal with Microsoft. Microsoft will be providing the display and contextual advertising on Digg’s popular social news site, with traffic estimated at over 17 million unique monthly visitors. The switch over will take place …

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Search Wikia Takes Steps To Crawl; Acquires Grub

Wikia, Inc., the for-profit company developing the open source search engine Search Wikia, has acquired Grub, a distributed crawler platform, from LookSmart. Distributed crawler? Crawlers are software programs used by search engines to roam the web to discover pages that are then downloaded and indexed for searching. The crawlers operated …

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How To Create A Viral Facebook App

Back in May, Facebook launched a platform that allowed developers to tap into the Facebook hub itself. The Facebook Platform is a set of resources and tools that enables rapid development of applications for Facebook users. It’s proven wildly popular, and companies are leveraging it to gain thousands if not …

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AOL Having Second Thoughts On Netscape As Digg Clone?

Netscape is now pitching a “classic” version of its former portal site, which appears to be a way to woo back some of those who dislike the Digg-style social news site that Netscape was transformed into back in June 2006. But Netscape also says that despite the “alternative” experience, the …

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'Mobile Social Networking' Already Claims Millions Of Users

M:Metrics released numbers on mobile social networking in the US and Europe. The U.S. had the largest audience — primarily mobile versions of social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook — followed by the U.K., Spain, Germany and France. In the U.S. and Western Europe there were 12.3 million mobile …

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Brazil Says Google Still Not Cooperating Over Illegal Orkut Activities

Brazilian prosecutors say Google has not provided Orkut user information regarding crimes from the Associated Press reports that Brazilian authorities say that Google Brazil is still not complying with requests to hand over information on those using Orkut for illegal activities. Some use Orkut to help spread child pornography and …

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