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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Where2GetIt finds businesses on Facebook, tells consumers

Several notable brands have signed on to be 'found' on Facebook. The new option, from Where2GetIt, allows businesses in Facebook's space to launch a simple business locator which then helps consumers find local addresses for regional or national brands. Chick-fil-A, Carhartt and Cooper Tire are three of the first brand names to sign on with the service. >>

Monday, May 24, 2010

Facebook users consider quitting, Zuckerberg responds

More reports and stories of Facebook desertion are circulating around the blogosphere, including the results of a survey by I.T. security company, Sophos, who found the vast majority have quitting Facebook on their minds. Privacy is the main driver behind thoughts of desertion and today Mark Zuckerberg says "I hear you" and promises to make the protection of privacy painless. >>

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nielsen: Time spent with socnets, blogs surges in U.K.

British Internet users spend the equivalent of one day each month online, according to new data released by the U.K. Online Measurement Company (UKOM), a 65% rise on three years ago. Nowadays more are searching for news than porn while social networks and blogs are where the majority of online time is spent. >>

Friday, May 21, 2010

Employees unaware boss scrutinizing socnet profiles

A large number of U.K. employees are unaware that their superiors are viewing their social media profiles, which would explain why so many use the environment to criticize their boss and workplace. >>

Friday, May 21, 2010

Juniper forecasts surge in location-based service use

With more consumers using mobile Internet and mobile devices incorporating GPS receivers becoming more accessible, Juniper Research estimates that over a billion people will be using location-based local search and information services by 2014. >>

Friday, May 21, 2010

MocoSpace launches chatting app

There's a new way for consumers using Android phones to connect: a chatting app from mobile social network MocoSpace. The company launched its first Android-based chat app this week, giving consumers more ways to connect with favorite social hubs and friends. According to MocoSpace's Mobile Social Graph Report, Android based access to the MocoSpace platform is growing faster than either iPhone or Blackberry access. >>

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Edelman: Socnets blur boundary between information and entertainment

Consumers increasingly perceive social networks to be more a source of entertainment than information, according to new research from PR firm, Edelman, leading to a new trend - social entertainment. >>

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Facebook launches free-to-access mobile website

With reports it's about to reach half a billion users, Facebook continues its quest for more with the release of a new mobile website designed to entice those mobile users who don't have the latest gadgets or extensive data-plans. >>

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ofcom: British socnet users' privacy awareness increases

British social networkers are a lot more aware of online privacy matters than they were a couple of years ago and, according to a recent poll by Ofcom, more are locking down their social network profiles so that only family and friends are privy to their online socializing. >>

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Study: Online hubs change women's offline shopping habits

When it comes to shopping, we've all heard the myths of one woman finding a product, telling another and a wave of new consumers hopping on that product bandwagon. Turns out that myth may be closer to the truth than any of us thought, at least according to a recent iVillage and SheSpeaks study. Researchers found that about three-quarters (77%) of women are influenced to try and buy new products from other female shoppers in the online world. >>

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Alterian: Traditional marketing is dead

Ad dollars spent on one-way conversations and mass broadcast media are being wasted on a new breed of consumer that wants genuine interaction on an individual basis, according to a new report from Alterian. >>

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Product placement in social games proving fruitful

You've spotted the odd iPhone and Pepsi can in a movie scene, haven't you? The brand exposure can be immense, particularly in the case of a box-office hit. Now the same product placement exercise can be implemented online - in social games. >>

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

5 Deadly Sins of Email Marketing

When it comes to email marketing, many brands in the travel/hospitality sectors believe they are hitting every note and converting as many consumers as possible. But a recent report from StrongMail indicates many of these brands are making errors which are costing them in both the long and short runs of campaigns. Read on for the 5 Deadly Sins...of Email Marketing >>

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ciao: British businesses embrace honesty of social media

During a recent U.K. event, Internet World, Bing's shopping service and Britain's leading consumer community, Ciao, took the opportunity to quiz advertising and e-commerce professionals about their attitudes toward social media and user generated content. >>

Monday, May 17, 2010

New ad network bursting with moms.

Burst Media has launched the "Burst Moms Network" for advertisers who want to reach moms online while minimizing media waste. >>

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