Category Archives: social networking

Twitter and foursquare: the tipping point to getting local business online

Getting small local businesses to go online has been the holy grail of the Internet. I’ve written before about some of the reasons local business don’t go online and suggested several ways that they could use emerging technologies to get … Continue reading

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Missing out on the big stuff on Twitter and Facebook

One of my friends recently got engaged and posted that fact on Facebook. I missed it. It’s one of the frustrations of the constantly flowing river of news in social networks — births, deaths, weddings and job changes get lost … Continue reading

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To tweet or not to tweet: thoughts on Twitter etiquette

With every new medium comes changes in the way we communicate and new social norms for behavior. I’ve written before about how technology changes the way we write. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the norms for Twitter. How much is … Continue reading

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9 ways to improve the Facebook news feed

As any designer knows, making a big change to a site with as many users as Facebook has is going to cause a lot of complaining. With that in mind, I’ve tried to get used to the new feed over … Continue reading

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Anyone can be a journalist

In conversations with people in the news business, I regularly hear about the need for “professional journalists.” Ask them what makes a professional journalist and the answers get wishy-washy. Is it someone who is on staff at a newspaper? What … Continue reading

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Facebook drives 6MM people to Friendster!

That headline is kinda, sorta true. If you buy shoddy analysis from misinterpreted data. Like a recent piece from Henry Blodget, mass inflator of the Web 1.0 bubble. He is at it again with a piece on Facebook being a … Continue reading

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Realtime Twitter search is not a Google killer

There’s been a lot of hype lately about “realtime search” using Twitter being a Google Killer. John Battelle talked about it in searchblog. Mike Arrington talked about it in TechCrunch. There are two scenarios that have been talked about with … Continue reading

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