Category Archives: Social news

The age of publishers not journalists (at least on Twitter)

Here’s a post (and then some replies) that will sparkle a lot of flames about news, media and social networks. Who does drive more traffic to news sites? Facebook or Twitter? Journalists seem to love Twitter but Facebook drives more … Continue reading

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Facebook introduces Cards: Gifts will never be so socially the same

As reported by Venturebeat, Facebook is introducing Cards, a sort of prepaid credit card for sending gifts – social gifts, actually. Cards are like regular, plastic gift cards, except that they work at a wide range of retailers. (For the … Continue reading

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Facebook introduces Graph Search: natural language search within the social network giant

Mark Zuckerberg introduces Graph Search. Looks like natural language searching will be soon available to all Facebook users! Check for more details on Graph Search here on Facebook Newsroom. During the live coverage provided by Mashable, an example search was: … Continue reading

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Red Cross in the 21st century: donate for Sandy victims

USA has been hit by Sandy/aka Frankenstorm. The first message I got this morning (I live in Italy) on my iPhone while I was in the underground was from First Aid app by American Red Cross (check it here from … Continue reading

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Facebook: one billion active users milestone – from Zuck’s own words!

Just saw this on my Facebook timeline: As they say: the world is shrinking… Mark Zuckerberg just announced that there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

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Identifying social trends and influences pushes for new social media analytics tools

MediaPost just published this cool post, take a look! Some hints? Brennan Carlson, VP of strategy at Lyris, called for search terms similar to tweets in microblogging sites like Twitter. He said Google and Twitter offer analytics tools, but can’t … Continue reading

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Google forays into Social Media – an infographic

Uber-guru and friend Max Guadagnoli shared this on Pinterest. It’s a Mashable-made infographic of some Google forays into social media (sometimes unhappy ones). [click on image to enlarge] [Via Visual.ly]

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London 2012: James Bond escorts The Queen to the Olympics Games opening ceremony

Ok, I’m a James Bond/007 long-time fan, but this video by BBC gets the real Crown (!) for the London 2012 Best Promotional Video ever (IMHO)! Forget about boring TV ads, old-style promotional video reels: this is the kind of … Continue reading

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SEO is dead, long live good content curation and Social PR – says Forbes

Ken Krogue on Forbes just posted an article that will for sure ignite polemic flaming on the ‘Net. He reports Adam Torkildson, one of the top SEO consultants in Utah and one of the best in the country told him … Continue reading

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Economic downturn? Not for IT & consumer electronics, which will reach $2.1 trillion in 2012 – Gartner reports

ComputerWorld today reports a Gartner projection for 2012: the spending amout for IT, consumer electronics, mobile phones, digital media and services will reach $2.1 trillion by the end of the year. That’s $114 billion more than 2011 (roughly +5%) which … Continue reading

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