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28 10, 2010

Twitter for Your Business

October 28th, 2010|Resource Centre, Social Media|

twitter for businessSince 2006 millions of people use Twitter every day to communicate, interview, discuss and inform, regardless of the topic, with others. Now, people are turning to Twitter as an effective way to also reach out to businesses. From local stores to big brands, and from retail locations to an internet-based e-commerce website, people are finding great value in the connections they make with businesses on Twitter. As Twitter continues to grow year-by-year, there WILL be a market for your product.
27 10, 2010

Steve Jobs Wanted to Be Sony

October 27th, 2010|News, Social Media|

Steve Jobs with a MacIn a very interesting interview with CultofMac.com, John Sculley former Apple CEO and a good friend of Steve Jobs for over 25 years opened up about what went on in the company’s early days. The most interesting, but not most surprising, part was when he explained which Japanese company influenced Steve Jobs the most."[One Japanese company] that Steve admired was Sony," Sculley told the site. "We used to go visit Akio Morita and he had really the same kind of high-end standards that Steve did and respect for beautiful products. I remember Akio Morita gave Steve and me each one of the first Sony Walkmans. None of us had ever seen anything like that before because there had never been a product like that. This is 25 years ago and Steve was fascinated by it. The first thing he did with his was take it apart and he looked at every single part. How the fit and finish was done, how it was built."
26 10, 2010

Israel is Number 2 in Social Network Usage

October 26th, 2010|News, Social Media|

According to the Internet marketing research company ComScore, Israel is number 2 in Social Network usage, with the average time per user on social networks being 9.2 hours per month. Russians are currently number 1 with 9.8 hours, and Turkey is 3rd out of all countries at 7.6 hours per month.
26 10, 2010

Google Breaks Record: 6.4% of All Internet Traffic

October 26th, 2010|Internet Marketing - General, News|

In a new report on its blog , network security firm Arbor Networks has revealed that the giant Google now amazingly represents 6.4 per cent of total global internet traffic through its sites Google Search, YouTube, Orkut, Adwords, Analytics and Gmail. Arbor Networks also added that if Google were an ISP (Internet Service Provider), it would be the second largest ISP in the world. “Keep in mind that these numbers represent increased market share — Google is growing considerably faster than overall Internet volumes which are already increasing 40-45 per cent each year,” the company explained.
25 10, 2010

Fox 4 DFW Roast of Social Media – Facebook and Twitter Be Damned

October 25th, 2010|Videos, Viral Video of the Day|

What makes this really funny is that FOX News in real life has been investing a lot of time in advertising their social media channels. Death and destruction don't matter, just so long as updates and videos are posted to Facebook and Twitter!
22 10, 2010

1984 Apple’s Macintosh Commercial – A Lesson in Social Media

October 22nd, 2010|Videos, Viral Video of the Day|

This was the commercial that introduced the Apple Macintosh Computer to the world.
21 10, 2010

The New York Times Has More Twitter Followers Than Print Readers

October 21st, 2010|News, Social Media|

The New York Times apparently has more Twitter followers than its print circulation.  Twitter is a newer, quicker way to communicate -  140 characters per posting, to be more precise. The New York Times headlines the list of the top 25 newspapers on Twitter with more than 2.6 million followers.  It’s interesting to note that The New York Times is the “only newspaper from the top 25 with more Twitter followers than print circulation,” reports Journalistics, the blog that came up with the list.
21 10, 2010

Google’s Street View Cars Violated Canadian Privacy Law

October 21st, 2010|News, Power of the Internet|

Google's Street View cars, the vehicles which the company uses to create its Street View virtual mapping service on Google Maps, got into trouble as governments around the globe accused them of violating privacy laws. Back in May, Germany realized that the cars were scanning unsecured Wi-Fi networks and collecting private user data. South Korea was next. It was only a matter of time that Canada and Spain would complain over privacy issues as well.
21 10, 2010

“I Wouldn’t Watch This Commercial” – JOHN CLEESE Compaq Ad

October 21st, 2010|Viral Video of the Day|

One of many wonderful commercials John Cleese did for Compaq Computer Corporation in the mid to late '80s.
20 10, 2010

50% of Facebook Users Log In Specifically to Play Games

October 20th, 2010|News, Social Media|

When it comes to gaming, the brands that come to mind are Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, with their Playstation, Wii and Xbox 360. They have been on the console market for a long time and have earned huge sums of money by selling their software and hardware to your kids, nephews and even you. But, there’s a new kid in town.Facebook has become a game platform of a brand new type of gaming: Social Gaming. Two big differences between Facebook and the other game companies are 1) Facebook doesn’t charge for people to play, instead giving you the option to purchase credits so you can have that edge over your friends, and 2) you have the ability to play with your friends on the social network, without the need to buy a console nor paying for online gameplay (like Xbox’s LIVE).