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Business Insider Gets It Wrong: Facebook Didn’t Screw An Entire Profession — It Just Backed Itself Into A Corner

12.16.13 Posted in advertising, facebook, Google, marketing, social media, twitter by

An article on Business Insider stated that because Facebook reduced the number of times brand pages would appear in users Newsfeeds that it was “screwing” an entire profession. However, for anyone who’s watched the space evolve, we know this is just the next evolution of one channel — not the end of an entire, albeit […]

Facebook Rabbit Punches Google with “Graph Search”

01.16.13 Posted in facebook, Google, search, social networks by

Yesterday Facebook announced “Graph Search“, which will bring you search results from your friends as well as the ability to connect with likeminded people. While Facebook has a lot of data on you and your friends, and it has great potential, the product is still in beta and will need a lot of work to […]

Google Slowly Unveiling Its Social Strategy with +1

04.05.11 Posted in facebook, Google, search by

“Google makes tools for everyday life — YouTube for video (entertainment), Chat (for connecting), Gmail, Docs (for business). They all have specific features and functions. Facebook is where my friends are and the functionality is almost secondary to that.” – David Binkowski, as quoted in Tech News World on Google’s new +1 function The takeaway? […]

Facebook F8 Announcements — and What It Really Means

04.21.10 Posted in Google, social media by

GigaOm has a great blog post previewing what Facebook will be launching today at their F8 conference. In short, they’re launching Facebook Connect 2.0 (auto-logins), the Facebook Presence Bar (think of the one at the bottom of this page), Share/Like buttons, and Facebook Locations, which is their answer to Foursquare. This furthers the notion I’ve […]

When Will Google Get Into The Social Media Monitoring Business?

01.13.10 Posted in Google, Large Blog, monitoring, social media by

Google has long been the aggregator of data – from search to Google Analytics to Adwords/Adsense to their DNS project, the company has founded it’s business on knowing all. Given their history of “giving it away for free” and providing self-service products, the question is – when will they get into the monitoring business? Their […]

Truth in Advertising

10.09.09 Posted in advertising, authenticity, blogging, fraud, FTC, Google, Large Blog, quantcast, speaking by

Last week Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending, networking, connecting and speaking at the Type A Mom conference in Asheville, NC. Kelby Carr did an amazing job and I was proud to bring my clients to the conference to help support the blogging community. One of my panel sessions was called “Working […]

Add another unethical company to the list: Magpie

10.31.08 Posted in ethics, Google, Large Blog, magpie, payperpost, twitter by

In the ongoing saga of “How Will Twitter Make Money?”, Read Write Web has a story that a company called Magpie offering to help you monetize your personal Twitter account. Last year we saw the ludicrous auctioning of a Twitter account on Ebay which in and of itself was unscrupulous, to say the least. That […]

Top Digg Users: “It’s really not about the community”

01.25.08 Posted in communities, digg, Google, jason calacanis, Large Blog, lord of the flies, netscape, social networks by

The NY Times has a great article on a battle raging over on Digg between the site operators and some “Power Users” on the site. Digg, for those unfamiliar, is a social news site. What does that mean? Basically, people find stuff from around the web, including news stories, blog posts, photos and video, submit […]

If Twitter went away, would anyone care?

12.16.07 Posted in Google, iac, jason calacanis, john moore, loren feldman, microsoft, snitter, twitter, Yahoo by

Disclaimer: This is no way an attempt to rip off of the great series John Moore runs over on BrandAutopsy — the title just seemed fitting. I have been using Twitter for some time now, increasing my usage to see if it changes how I’m consuming media and, more importantly, my opinion of it. I’m […]

In a bitter twist of irony, PayPerPost laughably cries censorship against Google

11.17.07 Posted in censorship, Google, jason calacanis, loren feldman, pay per post, payperpost by

Jason Calacanis posted earlier that Google has decided to drop PayPerPost “posties” bloggers page rankings down to zero. Explained via their site, a Page Ranking is: PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a […]

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