LinkedIn Today Spamming

by Mark Pilatowski on March 14, 2011

Earlier this week LinkedIn launched their Social News section which they are calling LinkedIn Today. This makes a lot of sense IMO. It’s a great social networking space for professionals and LinkedIn Today offers a place for these professionals to share and aggregate industry news. This keeps users on LinkedIn and makes it more social [...]


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Twitter Should Just Give Up & Buy

October 12, 2010

Holy crap, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. Even with all of the recent Twitter news I sort of forgot this blog even existed. After doing some upkeep on the Reprise Media blog I remembered I’ve been neglecting this one. That coupled with Twitter continuing to throw revenue ideas into the Internets [...]

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Twitter Early Bird: User Friendly Advertising

July 12, 2010

Just like most social media sites Twitter has been dogged with questions about how they are actually planning on earning money. For a while many observers, haters, and users were convinced there was no way for Twitter to earn a profit. Traditional display ads were not going to cut it and most observers didn’t really [...]

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Will Go Stealth or Just Wither and Die?

May 28, 2010

Twitter recently announced that they will no longer allow in-stream third party ads to show up in any app or service utilizing the Twitter API. With Twitter announcing their own Ad service this move is not unexpected and frankly I’m surprised it took them this long to announce it. I questioned whether Twitter would kill [...]

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Whiny Twitter Hippies Should STFU

May 19, 2010

Twitter is a free service. Nobody pays anything to use Twitter. Apparently that’s not enough for everyone. It seems that some people are not happy unless the free service they are using never ever attempts to make any of the money the founders or investors have put it into it. It’s such a ridiculously idiotic [...]

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Will Twitter Kill and Sponsored Tweets

May 12, 2010

There were a couple of interesting announcements related to Twitter in the last couple of days, not including the funny little bug that was making its way around the Twitters a couple of days ago. While the bug provided insight into some of the issues and growing pains that Twitter needs to figure out there [...]

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Embedded Tweets Now Easier to Embed

May 5, 2010

It took a few hours but Embedded Tweets just became much easier to embed into your site or blog. Xavier Damman at Publitweet launched a bookmarklet that lets you grab the embedded tweet code in a couple of steps rather than the multiple steps that the official Twitter process takes. The PITA process required to [...]

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Twitter Embed This Tweet

May 4, 2010

Twitter Embed This Tweet allows for the easy and quick transcription of Twitter messages in a visually appealing manner while retaining accessibility of HTML text. Instead of copying the text from Tweets and quoting it or copying the image of the Tweet you simply grab a line of code and the Tweet is displayed in [...]

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Promoted Tweet Updates

April 30, 2010

It’s been a while since Twitter Promoted Tweets were announced and launched so I decided to take a quick look and see what the original advertisers are doing right now. While there are differing levels of activity and reach it seems that most are still testing the waters. None seem to be going “whole hog” [...]

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Twitter Killed by Facebook Social Plugins

April 23, 2010

When Twitter really started to take off and gain some mainstream momentum almost every Facebook change seemed to be an attempt to emulate some Twitter functionality. Facebook realized that Twitter offered features that people liked and they obviously had no problem stealing peoples ideas. The Twitter envy contributed to the purchase of FriendFeed which allowed them more [...]

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