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Facebook fatigue is spreading but social media is on the rise, says Internet study

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GlobalWebIndex, one of the world’s most detailed global insight studies into consumers’ online behaviour, has released the findings of its latest research which highlights both new and continuing trends in the way consumers access and use Web-based platforms. GlobalWebIndex 6 (GWI.6) analyses key changes in online behaviour, and is based...
Facebook fatigue is spreading but social media is on the rise, says Internet study

Top online death hoaxes revealed

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Celebrities who have faced false death rumours on Twitter...
Top online death hoaxes revealed

3 strategies for making e-commerce truly social

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In just one year from now, we’ll see social technologies disrupt e-commerce the same way they’ve already disrupted online gaming, music and news. Commerce has always been social. Shopping in the real world is a form of social entertainment, and we turn to people we know for advice on products...
3 strategies for making e-commerce truly social

OMG: 5-Week-Old App Draw Something Hits 20 Million Downloads And Generates 6-Figures Per Day

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Three weeks ago, we wrote about OMGPOP's mobile app, Draw Something. The ten-day-old social game had been downloaded more than 1.2 million times. Now the company has shared even more staggering numbers with us.  In just five weeks, the pictionary-like game has been downloaded 20 million times.  That's more...
OMG: 5-Week-Old App Draw Something Hits 20 Million Downloads And Generates 6-Figures Per Day

Tumblr will get a Portuguese version to gain further ground in Brazil

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The microblogging platform Tumblr will soon be translated into Portuguese, its latest Brazilian hire Gina Gotthilf confirmed in an interview with the Brazilian blog Link Estadão, following her participation in the gigantic Campus Party Brazil. It’s been known for a couple weeks that the company was particularly interested in Brazil, and it...
Tumblr will get a Portuguese version to gain further ground in Brazil

Style For Hire Wants To Bring Personal Stylists To The Masses

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Hiring a personal stylist, who will handpick and curate your wardrobe, used to be a fashion luxury that only the wealthy or celebrities could afford. Today, Style For Hire, a fashion startup co-founded by celebrity stylist Stacy London and Cindy McLaughlin, is launching as a way to help the masses...
Style For Hire Wants To Bring Personal Stylists To The Masses

Pop music ecommerce play Popdust picks up $4.5 million from NEA, SoftBank

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While Microsoft is busy building a brand new music product, and Apple collects a fat chunk of the world’s music revenues, a small company is taking music in a different direction. Instead of selling tracks, Popdust is selling hats. And more, Popdust has moved from being a website on celebrities,...
Pop music ecommerce play Popdust picks up $4.5 million from NEA, SoftBank
140 characters can get Indonesians 12 years in jail
TokBox SDK Brings Video Chat To iOS Apps
'How I hacked Hollywood,' a cautionary tale

Twitter sharpens its focus on India with trending topics expansion, still trails rivals

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Twitter is beefing up its offering in India as it looks to increase its market share in the world’s largest democracy. Building on support for four new local languages, that were added last month, the company has expanded its ‘trending topics’ service to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi, in addition...
Twitter sharpens its focus on India with trending topics expansion, still trails rivals

Hackers break into 55,000 Twitter accounts, leaving passwords bare

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In a massive leak, some 55,000 Twitter accounts have been compromised, leaving them open for abuse. According to AirDemon, accounts belonging to celebrities were attacked in the process. The leak is large enough that 5 PasteBin pages were required to host the list. I’m going to link to them, only so...
Hackers break into 55,000 Twitter accounts, leaving passwords bare

The Marketing Behind Celebrity Tweets

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These days, most social-media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr have departments dedicated to creating partnerships with celebrities as a way to boost traffic and sell ads....
The Marketing Behind Celebrity Tweets

Meet 9 Incredible Instagram Users That Advertisers Are Dying To Work With

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As advertisers stumble into the world of Instagram, they have found out that the best way to gain credibility is to reach out to respected and influential Instagrammers. What began as a creative outlet that unleashes the inner photo artist in everyday smartphone owners has transformed into a lucrative opportunity for...
Meet 9 Incredible Instagram Users That Advertisers Are Dying To Work With
Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands

Keep Your Facebook Friends Close & Your Facebook Enemies Closer

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The adage says: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." And that's exactly what the creators of EnemyGraph had in mind. It's an application that allows users to list their "enemies," whether these are ideological enemies of your mind, Facebook friends, pages or even groups. Hate a politician? Name...
Keep Your Facebook Friends Close & Your Facebook Enemies Closer
Pepsi Puts A Pop Culture “Cheat Sheet” At The Heart Of Its New Campaign

Facebook to Verify Accounts, Allow Use of Nicknames

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In order to verify an account, celebrities and other public figures will have to submit an image of a government-issued photo ID....
Facebook to Verify Accounts, Allow Use of Nicknames

Polaroid Z2300 hands-on

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Polaroid. The brand is iconic, to put it lightly. In the post film age however, the company has fought to stay relevant without completely sacrificing its identity at the altar of the digital photography gods. The solution has been cramming printers inside the bodies of its shooters (and partnering...
Polaroid Z2300 hands-on

Why Path is no Instagram

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Ever since Facebook decided that Instagram was worth $1 billion, there has been recurring talk of Path, another social service being the next big buyout target. And while I am happy for the Path team, I find the comparisons with Instagram unfounded and premature. Let’s just start with the...
Why Path is no Instagram

Google+ Hangouts on Air is now available to all users in 220 countries and territories

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At the beginning of May we told you that Google was rolling out its Hangouts on Air feature to all users. This was a rollout of a feature that some users have been testing for some time. The rollout took a while, but according to Matthew Leske of Google, it...
Google+ Hangouts on Air is now available to all users in 220 countries and territories

SoundCloud announces next version of its site, hits 15M users

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Social audio sharing service SoundCloud is announcing its “next” version of the service during a press event in San Francisco. We last told you about the company when it hit 10M users in January of this year. SoundCloud allows anyone to upload audio of any type, including music or messages...
SoundCloud announces next version of its site, hits 15M users
First Look: OnTheAir’s Video Call-In Show Platform Makes Hangouts and Ustream Seem Static

Starbucks & (RED) To Donate $1 For Every Check-in In 4square’s Largest Non-Profit Campaign Yet

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It’s nice to check-in to battle to be the mayor of your favorite burger joint, or to get 30 percent off a purchase, but it’s much more satisfying to check-in and feel as if you’ve actually done some good in the world. That’s because the AIDS battling organization (RED) has...
Starbucks & (RED) To Donate $1 For Every Check-in In 4square’s Largest Non-Profit Campaign Yet
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton pay tribute to Steve Jobs at Webby Awards
Google Just Got A Whole Lot Smarter, Launches Its Knowledge Graph

Twitter strikes deal with Gracenote to make it easier for musicians to get verified accounts

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Twitter has closed a deal with the music database company Gracenote, which will make it easier for musicians and bands to get a ‘Verified’ account. Twitter’s hope with this deal is that Gracenote will help streamline its verification process, thanks to its existing relationships with labels, artists and managers It...
Twitter strikes deal with Gracenote to make it easier for musicians to get verified accounts

Bieberized: Justin Bieber joins social video sharing app Viddy

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There’s no doubt about it, celebrities drive interest and usage on the web. One of the biggest celebrities on Twitter, Justin Bieber, has joined another hot service: Viddy. Whether you’re a Bieber fan or not, you have to respect the fact that someone with the size and type of following...
Bieberized: Justin Bieber joins social video sharing app Viddy

Twitter and the Metaverse

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I've been reading Snow Crash and there's this great passage when Hiro is in the Metaverse and he explains: The Movie Star Quadrant is easier to look at. Actors love to come here because in The Black Sun, they always look as good as they do in the movies. And...
Twitter and the Metaverse
Tout’s Plans For Turning Video Status Updates Into A Business
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