The Social Media Revolution – 2011 Version

Erik Qualman has uploaded a new and updated version of his famous Social Media Revolution Videos. Check it out:

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Twitter announces own photo sharing service

Once again Twitter offends the sensibilities of developers of third-party applications such as Twitpic, yFrog and others with the announcement to launch its own built in image sharing service. “We need to remove the friction from adding photos to Twitter,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said. Costolo also announced that users of the new service “will […]

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Facebook User Numbers by South African Cities – May 2011

We already analysed South Africa’s most popular cities by looking at the number of fans on different city fan pages. Today we want to look into the official Facebook user numbers by South African cities. It turns out that Johannesburg has the largest number of active Facebook users with more than 816.000 users logging in […]

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Youtube launches movie rental service

Youtube owner Google now offers a video-on-demand service as an option to Apple’s iTunes, Netflix and Hulu. The service is available in the USA initially but will be expanded to other countries as the service evolves. Youtube added 3,000 classic movies as well as latest blockbusters to the movie-rental section which are presented in cooperation […]

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Imagine a World without Facebook – Video

I just found a new video which shows some interesting Facebook stats and raises the question how the world would be different without Facebook. Thanks to Kelly Lazy for this amazing motion-infographic video.

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Download Facebook White Paper “Best Practice Guide: Marketing on Facebook”

Facebook published a new white paper which describes best practices for reaching your businesses objectives on Facebook. The 14 pages long pdf-file contains among others: • A short illustration of the Facebook ecosystem and the approach with marketing projects • Five guiding principles that help you to market your business It also give insights for the […]

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Twitter plans to buy Tweetdeck for $50m

Twitter wants to purchase Tweetdeck for $50 million. Tweetdeck is a real-time browser that connects people with their contacts across Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. However, it is mainly used to manage multiple Twitter accounts, Twitter lists and Twitter conversations. The tool provides much more functionality than Twitter’s web client does. Today, more than […]

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Facebook Statistics South Africa – 4 million Users in April 2011

As at April 4, 2011 there were 3.904.420 active Facebook users in South Africa. We are pretty sure that South Africa will hit the 4 million user mark this month.

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Google launches +1 and counters Facebook Like Button with own Recommendation Tool

Google just launched its own recommendation tool and gets social. The tool with the name ‘+1‘ is the answer to Facebook’s very popular Like button. People can use +1 to rate search results in Google’s SERPs and to value useful and relevant websites or adwords ads, provided that they have a Google account.

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Swop your Personal Facebook Profile into a Business Page

Facebook’s terms and conditions doesn’t allow businesses to operate a personal profile as these profiles are solely foreseen for real people and not for businesses. However, many businesses still use a personal page to promote their business. Most of them still struggle to convert their profile into a page as they would need to start […]

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