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Friday, November 10, 2006

Are Social Networks Declining?

Despite indications that social networking is beginning to decline, it seems people continue to blog and visit social networking sites en masse. >>

Friday, November 10, 2006

Social Networks Susceptible to Phishing?

Phishing attacks aren’t just focusing on email any longer. The new threat could impact social networking sites, thereby attacking online marketers. >>

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Can Social “Niche” Audiences Boost Online Spending?

That is a question online marketers need to answer as more social networkers are influenced less by online ads and influenced more by their network of friends. >>

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Skype Testing New Features

New software from free talker Skype is testing user friendly click-to-call features with an e-commerce bent as well as group chat for blogs. >>

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Second Life Is Gaining Popularity with Professionals as a Marketing Tool

Adidas-Reebok, IBM and Sun-Microsystems are some of the big names immersing themselves in a virtual world where they’re building virtual stores and creating brand awareness. >>

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New Projection Shows Video Ad Surge

Over the next four years, the video ad market is expected to boom according to research firm eMarketer, but the biggest boom is expected next year. eMarketer.com is projecting an 89% increase in online video ad revenue in 2007. >>

Friday, November 03, 2006

Quality Control Key For Marketers

In the quantity versus quality debate, quality seems to be losing out. According to a new study from Bluestreak, many online consumers are fine with the quantity of ads on the Internet, but not with the quality of those same ads. >>

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sears Launches “Social Shopping” Site

Just in the time for the holiday rush, retailer Sears has launched a new kind of website. The social shopping experience allows users to find gifts, talk about products and share information through an online hub. >>

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Social Networking Ad Spend To Explode?

In the past few months marketing on social networking sites has become high priority for online advertisers. As social sites continue to see surging traffic, experts say ad spending is set to surge as well as marketers key in to the demographic. >>

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Blogging for Bucks?

Seems as if everyone has a blog these days, and many are making money off of the new technology. But is paying a person to blog about certain products – from alcohol to socks – ethically wrong? Or just a sign of the times? >>

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sharing Facebook?

Beta-testing for a new feature for Facebook users that will allow them to share information from their site and other websites has been launched. It could change the way social networkers share information throughout the web. >>

Monday, October 23, 2006

Blogs: Next PR Opportunity?

It looks that way as more and more public relations firms see the benefits of getting new products in to the hands of bloggers and await the buzz that begins building through word of mouth. >>

Friday, October 20, 2006

Fox Secures 20% Streaming Market

New rankings show Fox Interactive websites, including MySpace, have taken a little over 20% of the U.S. online video streaming market for August. Fox saw 1.4 billion streams, outpacing both Yahoo and YouTube sites. >>

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Politics and Tech: Best Blogs

In the United States, the general population doesn’t want to read about trips to the market, the latest movies or childhood anecdotes. The most popular U.S. blogs talk tech and politics, according to a study from Edelman. >>

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Are Social Networkers Immune To Ads?

Maybe not entirely but social networkers do shop and relate to the Internet differently than non-networkers do. That means online marketers cannot count on traditional advertising to draw in social networkers. >>

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