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Microsoft would like you to think that So.cl is for students, but don’t be fooled

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During the hush of the weekend after Facebook’s IPO bonanza, and Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding, Microsoft unleashed its entry into the social vertical. The site, called So.cl, is positioned as a research tool for students. The project comes out of Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, a division of the company that is working...
Microsoft would like you to think that So.cl is for students, but don’t be fooled

Career Watch: Making the most of social media in your job hunt

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LinkedIn isn't the only social tool you can use when looking for your next job....
Career Watch: Making the most of social media in your job hunt

Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

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With the overwhelming number of recent hacks social security has been one of the hottest topics in social. The popular social media management platform Hootsuite is looking to capitalize on this growing trend with their new Security Services feature. This new suite of services is available today... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the Web’s most used browser

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Google Chrome has been long expected to leapfrog Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) to take its position as the Web’s most used browser and, according to data from Statcounter, the momentous change of leadership happened last week. The firm’s latest figures — spotted by Global Nerdy blogger Joey deVilla – show that Chrome’s line of...
Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the Web’s most used browser

Codecademy crowdsources programming lessons

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Codecademy is bringing teaching to the masses with Course Creator, a new crowdsourced social tool that lets anyone create programming lessons in Java, Ruby and Python. Who needs qualifications? Read more......
Codecademy crowdsources programming lessons

Is Facebook's Commercialization Driving Users Away?

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Facebook's Commercialization Driving Users Away, Analyst Says (Social Times)As Facebook...
Is Facebook's Commercialization Driving Users Away?

Former social darling Diaspora* intends to transform into a 'community-run' project

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Diaspora*, the crowdfunded social network, hailed as a potential ‘Facebook killer’ when born, is making the transition to a ‘community-led’ project, it announced today. The team recently released an image remixing and sharing tool, Makr.io, which was born out of an itch that they found while using Diaspora*, but felt...
Former social darling Diaspora* intends to transform into a 'community-run' project

FIRST LOOK at Salesforce.com's Chatter beta: http://bit.ly/cUjfEO -- new social tool for enterprises rolls out to first customers today.

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FIRST LOOK at Salesforce.com's Chatter beta: http://bit.ly/cUjfEO -- new social tool for enterprises rolls out to first customers today.

Yahoo adds to mobile developer team with social tool Alike

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Today, Yahoo acquired its third mobile application team since Marissa Mayer took the reins of the company in June. The company announced that it had purchased the team behind the mobile application Alike, which is a recommendation tool for suggesting local businesses a user may enjoy based on previous visits...
Yahoo adds to mobile developer team with social tool Alike

Google+ Page APIs opening up to hundreds of social tool companies

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“Hundreds more” social tool providers will be gaining access to Google+ Page management APIs in the next few weeks, Google employee Eduardo Thuler announced in a posting on the network today. A select few companies that provide social media management tools were invited to test Google+ APIs in November 2011...
Google+ Page APIs opening up to hundreds of social tool companies

Hate ChatRoulette? Then You Hate The Internet

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Every once in a while, a service or feature comes along that crystallizes everything people love and hate about the Internet. ChatRoulette is definitely one of those services. Plenty has been written already about the new social tool, which is a little like the Internet video version of speed dating....
Hate ChatRoulette? Then You Hate The Internet

Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

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As the 20th anniversary of the text message came and passed last week, many in the tech and mobile business world (including Dan Rowinski of ReadWrite) couldn't help but declare the death of SMS, claiming that text messaging is finally over the hill and on a one-way path to irrelevance....
Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

Meet Microryza: Crowd funding for scientific research

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This is awesome. Launching today is Microryza, a Seattle-based firm that is taking the popular crowd-based fundraising model and is applying it to a critical component of the modern economy: scientific research. Yes, you just might be able to help fund your own Sheldon Cooper now. The platform allows for...
Meet Microryza: Crowd funding for scientific research

Microsoft touts Yammer's growth: Sales up 259% YoY, 312 new customers in most recent quarter

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Microsoft’s $1.2 billion purchase of enterprise social tool Yammer caught many by surprise. Three quarters later, Microsoft is publicly trumpeting the price that it paid, right next to performance metrics for its new subsidiary. The implication is simple: Yammer was a good buy. Today in a blog post, Microsoft detailed that in its...
Microsoft touts Yammer's growth: Sales up 259% YoY, 312 new customers in most recent quarter
HootSuite takes social media management into Yammer territory with Conversations
WebEx Co-Founder Launches Moxtra, A Fresh Take On Collaboration And Collection For iPad And Web
LinkedIn Ousts Facebook As The Top Social Tool For Private Companies

Facebook launches its "I'm Voting App" with CNN

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When the globe flocks to the Internet for its communicating needs, it’s only a matter of time before all of the things we do in our daily lives gets translated. While you can’t vote for a US President on the Web, yet, you can share your intent to vote on...
Facebook launches its "I'm Voting App" with CNN

WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

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A Tel Aviv startup, WalkMe, aims to do for your website what your UX team should have already done: make it easier for your users to understand. The service creates little pop-up bubbles over various points in order to lead your users through a typical interaction, be it a...
WalkMe Walks You Through Websites
ISS astronauts will answer your questions by Google+ Hangout on February 22nd
Path for Android update adds photo filter 'Lenses'
WWE's John Cena explains how Echo's tech helps him lay the social TV smackdown
Firefox's New Social API Brings Facebook Chat Right To Your Browser
Google's Ad Chief Referred Questions To Facebook At His Own Ad Event (GOOG, FB)

eBay tries to steal Pinterest's secret recipe, ends up with flat beer and no friends

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Today at eBay’s “Future of Shopping” event in New York, one particular announcement surprised me enough to make my jaw drop. eBay introduced its new Feed product, and I immediately drew an uncomfortable connection: it’s just like Pinterest. eBay wasn’t subtle with this move, either. Everything, from the general look...
eBay tries to steal Pinterest's secret recipe, ends up with flat beer and no friends

Location Aware Apps Get Cool Thanks To Instagram, Google Glass

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How you dress and how cool you're being may be next-gen social network triggers. Google's Glass headset may be an even more potent social tool that you may believe, if a new system called InSight is anything to go by: It's clever enough to recognize people in the wearer's...
Location Aware Apps Get Cool Thanks To Instagram, Google Glass

The crew at Simply Measured have released a Vine analytics tool to help you grok your video prowess

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As a member of the Graph Bar and Chart Fetish society, Simply Measured constantly makes my dreams come true. If you are a Vine user, and who isn’t aside from your humble servant, you want to see how well your short clips are performing on social channels, don’t you? Of...
The crew at Simply Measured have released a Vine analytics tool to help you grok your video prowess

Dennis Crowley: Foursquare's a discovery and recommendation engine first, social service second

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Plenty of Foursquare fans use the app primarily as a means to share their own location and see the locations of others around them, but Foursquare isn't only about socially-acceptable stalking. At the GigaOm Mobilize conference today, company co-founder Dennis Crowley informed those of us in the room that...
Dennis Crowley: Foursquare's a discovery and recommendation engine first, social service second
Samsung's marketing team has killed it this year, even making NFC seem hip

Highlighter, 20MM release free interactive sociology book

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Do you remember hitting ye olde campus bookstore back in your college days and getting sticker-shock from the final tally on your books? Yep, it’s expensive. Educational nonprofit 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) and publishing platform developer Highlighter announced their partnership on a new book for fall, Introduction to Sociology....
Highlighter, 20MM release free interactive sociology book
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