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The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

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Just as Pinterest has become increasingly important to marketers, it’s been said that the first company to own sentiment, or the interest graph, in a social context will be a force to be reckoned with. But don’t take it from me, take it from a giant, robot dinosaur: “FIRST PERSON...
The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

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On Sunday night, the House of Representatives passed a $875 billion healthcare bill with a vote of 219-212. While discussion of the news is currently dominating the social web, a specific moment from the proceedings is also getting attention – a member of the House yelling out “baby killer”...
“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

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Remember RockMelt The "social web browser"? The name doesn't come up often, especially when we talk about conventional browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Well, rest assured, the startup is still alive and kicking: after releasing an iPhone app earlier this year, it's introducing an iPad version as...
RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests
Yahoo Sues Facebook in a Web Patent Shakedown

Google+ API Expanding, Flipboard Integration Coming Soon

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Google's Bradley Horowitz, VP of Product Management, has just announced at the LeWeb conference that it has partnered with Flipboard and that Google+ streams will soon be appearing in the app alongside familiar feeds from Facebook and Twitter. Horowitz revealed the news as part...
Google+ API Expanding, Flipboard Integration Coming Soon
Think App.net is just a Twitter clone? Then you're missing the point

Brands Start Automating Social Media Responses On Facebook And Twitter

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Editor’s note: Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) is an industry analyst with the Altimeter Group. Bots in Facebook? Robots in Twitter? Pinterest Run by HAL 9000? It’s all very possible. That’s right, surprisingly. in the next phase of the social web, brands are applying analysis and digital intelligence to better reach us....
Brands Start Automating Social Media Responses On Facebook And Twitter

Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

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Visual content marketing service Reachli (formerly Pinerly), has raised a seed round from 500 Startups, PNP Venture Capital, Zelkova Ventures (Early Klout, Fab investors), Philquo Ventures (Fab investor), GVA ventures, and angel investors including William Lohse (invested in Pinterest’s first round), Howard Love (CEO Lovetoknow.com), Saeed Amidi (Plug and Play founder), plus a few others from the...
Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

Announcing the 19 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2012

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The Next Web Conference 2012 is almost upon us, and as with previous years, the Startup Rally is set to be a real highlight of the event. Once again, we’re giving startups the chance to launch new products in front of an audience consisting of journalists, VCs, bloggers, potential users, potential...
Announcing the 19 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2012

In defense of Miss Seattle: The importance of free expression on Twitter

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Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn accepts the Miss Seattle crown before tweets she posted months before made her the centerpiece of a familiar but dangerous social media "lesson." (missseattle.org) OK. That’s it. It’s time this social media “lesson” got a review. On March 4, former Miss Phoenix Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn was crowned Miss Seattle....
In defense of Miss Seattle: The importance of free expression on Twitter

Facebook Driving More Traffic Than Google

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Facebook is now the top source of traffic for major news and entertainment portals such as Yahoo and MSN, according to traffic analysis firm Compete, and is “among the leaders” for other sites as well. Although far from conclusive, this is just another sign of how the “social web”...
Facebook Driving More Traffic Than Google
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, FB, MSFT, SSNLF, DELL)

How Journalists Are Using Google+

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Google's still-young social network is largely the territory of early adopters and tech enthusiasts, but that hasn't stopped journalists from experimenting with it. (This is part three in a four-part series on how journalists are using social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter.)  Google+ makes a convenient distribution channel for content,...
How Journalists Are Using Google+
Toward a More Visual Language: How Social Networks Skirt Censorship in China

Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

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Academics have charted reviews on social media sites and broadsheet books desks, and ranked their impact on novel sales. The results make for interesting readingLast week's paper from the Harvard Business School asking "What makes a critic tick?" put me in mind of teachers and bombs. Literary critics can be...
Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future

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Three companies have been making changes to the way people use the web. I am not talking about mobile devices as they still use the same basic internet that desktops and laptops use. I am talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of these companies is trying to own something...
The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future

SXSW: Shirky’s New Opportunities in Public Sharing

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Today social technology theorist Clay Shirky delivered a fitting counterpoint to Danah Boyd’s keynote on privacy at SXSW the day before. Where Boyd spoke of the danger of making information more public than users intended it, Shirky talked about new opportunities for sharing information online and elsewhere. Here’s the Twitter-esque...
SXSW: Shirky’s New Opportunities in Public Sharing

RT @AdamSinger Architecting A Social Web Marketing And PR Strategy http://bit.ly/bPabs1

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RT @AdamSinger Architecting A Social Web Marketing And PR Strategy http://bit.ly/bPabs1

With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

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There’s a running dialogue that has bubbled up with the rise of Facebook and Twitter over the past decade: Googling the indexable, global Web isn’t the end-all for information anymore. The Social Web can serve us data just as pertinent, if not moreso. It’s a race for relevance, they say,...
With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

Flipboard Makes the Leap to Android, Widgets and All

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When it comes to winnowing the Web down to what matters, Flipboard has led the charge - at least on the iPhone and iPad. The popular app, which curates social streams and Web content into a customized digital magazine, has remained an iOS exclusive until now. We spoke with Flipboard...
Flipboard Makes the Leap to Android, Widgets and All

Twitter's value estimated at $9B after BlackRock buys stock from early employees, report indicates

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Today the Financial Times reported a unique deal that will see several of early Twitter employees sell stock at a valuation of more than $9 billion to a fund managed by the BlackRock group. The $80 million offer to “a number” of early employees will allow them to shed some...
Twitter's value estimated at $9B after BlackRock buys stock from early employees, report indicates
In conversation with David Karp, CEO & Founder of Tumblr

Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

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I was recently on a panel at the South by South West interactive conference (SXSW) where we discussed multiple applications of the real-time Web and the things that might prevent us from seeing its true potential. I’ve found it interesting that the key take away from the panel is...
Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

A Proposal to Fix Online Identity

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Facebook's social graph of you isn't you. It's an approximation and an extrapolation based on little clues you've left lying around the Web. Using your Facebook or Google identity gives those services more data points about what you do, but that doesn't mean it substitutes for whom you are. The...
A Proposal to Fix Online Identity

12 Fresh Web Tools for Getting the Most Out of Google Buzz

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Jacob Gube is the Founder/Chief Editor of Six Revisions, a popular web development and design site and the Deputy Editor of Design Instruct, a web magazine for designers. He has over seven years of experience as professional web developer and has written a book on JavaScript. Connect with him...
12 Fresh Web Tools for Getting the Most Out of Google Buzz

Facebook Is My New Boatcar

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Facebook's relentless drive away from privacy has garnered a lot of attention lately. For those of us who have been working towards building decentralised networks for some time now, the attention heaped upon Diaspora comes as no surprise. They've done a fantastic job raising the need for open alternatives...
Facebook Is My New Boatcar

Facebook Acquires Contact Importing Startup Octazen

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Octazen's contact importer helped Facebook make its userbase viral. Facebook last week acquired a small Malaysian startup called Octazen Solutions, maker of a contact importer that the social network had already been using to grow its number of users by encouraging them to invite their email contacts. Spokesperson Larry Yu...
Facebook Acquires Contact Importing Startup Octazen

Brizzly / A simple way to experience the social web

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Brizzly / A simple way to experience the social web

Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface

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Socialcam’s spring has been full of ups and downs. First, a successive series of ups: The app scored tens of millions of users via Facebook over a period of no longer than a month and soared to the top of the iTunes App Store. Then, a few downers. Members of...
Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface

Interview: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, head of datajournalism at Owni.fr

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Past OJB contributor Nicolas Kayser-Bril is now in charge of datajournalism at Owni.fr, a recently launched news site that defines itself as an “open think-tank”. “Acting as curators, selecting and presenting content taken deep in the immense and self-expanding vaults of the internet,” explains Nicolas, “the Owni team links to...
Interview: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, head of datajournalism at Owni.fr
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