New “Web” Instagram Feed Is Live – What’s Missing Though? Functional #hashtags

Definitely looks like Instagram is working towards the mainstream audience and by their new “web feed” they take a big leap forward.  The look is appealing to newbies and definitely offers a good look into some of Instagram’s functionality, but not all. At first glance, the new “profile web feed” looks VERY similar to Facebook […]

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#Hashtags Are the Future – Facebook Should Take Note

Super Bowl Spoiler Alert:  If you haven’t already seen the Super Bowl, the Ravens beat the Niners 34-31.  Aside from the big game, we learned a lot about the use of social media.  Besides text messaging, social media was the preferred way to talk about the game to peers; whether that be Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

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Facebook’s Stab at Coupon-ing with “Facebook Offers”

Facebook has took a stab at the social shopping market, but there hasn’t been much traction.  When they first rolled out “Facebook Deals” in April 2011, I was a bit skeptical and even rated the experience a 6 out of 10. A year later and the news has broke out…Facebook Offers will be the next […]

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Biggest Opportunity for Facebook is MUSIC TO MY EARS

Facebook is everywhere…movies, online, B2C, B2B, commercial stores and in almost every household in the nation.  Yet, where is Facebook’s presence lacking?  It’s an obvious one and its a billion dollar industry:  MUSIC. Yes, Facebook has band pages where you can like an artist, learn about updates, etc.  But its just another website for a […]

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Should Groupon Acquire Foursquare? Better yet, join with Yelp?

Discovered an interesting article asking if Groupon should acquire Foursquare?  This is tricky and at first does seem like a good business move for Groupon.  But who will this benefit more…Groupon or Foursquare?  Hands down, Foursquare will be the big winner and it makes sense.  Foursquare is looking for ways to make money and Groupon […]

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Facebook Photos Can Now Be Tagged With Fan Pages!

Techmeme broke the news…and its definitely newsworthy and a MUST know! Its awesome news for Fan Pages on Facebook of big brands like (Cola, Sony, Apple, etc) b/c all photos can now be linked to their respective Fan Pages.  See the image below, Coca Cola is tagged in a Facebook photo (photo taken from tech […]

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Breaking News: Microsoft to Purchase Skype!

Wow, a few days ago I posted that Google/Facebook were in the run to purchase Skype, but in a stunning twist of fate, Microsoft’s deal with Skype is complete. This is Microsoft’s first big acquisition since 2008 and its a big one.  Skype has been trying to spread their technology to several different platforms in all […]

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A Look Back: What Happened To MySpace’s Battle With Facebook?

A few years back I wrote a post about Facebook and if they can win the battle over MySpace. Here are the highlights of that post written back in 2007: Provides a legitimate social networking platform MySpace: Yes, but who is part of the network? Probably, friends you met at a party, someone who is in […]

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Facebook’s new “Social Deals” – Is this the Groupon/LivingSocial Challenger?

Social Deals is set to challenge the likes of Groupon and LivingSocial, but is Facebook doing the right thing?  Let’s take a look at Facebook Places vs Foursquare, did it do justice and become a true challenger?  Not really, yes I personally stopped using Foursquare, but not b/c of Facebook.  FB places just become another […]

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