"Social Networks & Networking" Posts

Google Introduces the +1 Button

Google has seen the success of Facebook’s Like Button and wants in on the action! Logged in Google users will now have the ability to “like” Google ads and Organic Listings in Google search by using the new +1 button. …

Getting the Most Out of Social Aided Search

At some point during the last year, you’ve been hit with the word social: the social web, social apps, or social marketing. By now you’re probably a bit skeptical about the value of social, but when applied to real-world projects, …

Inflicting Damage: Google Napalms UGC, Competitors And Content Farms

According to Google, last week’s Google’s algorithm update was supposed to help people find “more high-quality sites in search.” But when you look at the top 25 losers, you can’t help but notice Google seems to have devalued user-generated-content …

How Involved in Social Media Should the Government Be?

Last week, Facebook put-out a 26-page retort to the FTC’s preliminary report on privacy regulation. Unsurprisingly, the document wreaks of economic interests, but it also raises some questions about who should foot the bill for social media.

Through its retorts, …

Last Call for Social Media Evangelists

Social media is growing up real quick, and it looks like it’s time for it to put down the beer-bong, move out of the frat house and move into the cubicle. Basically, the party is over, and a lot of …

Breaking News: News Corp Hangs “For Sale” Sign on MySpace

$275 million is what News Corp. spent on improvements to MySpace in 2010. That was simply in an attempt to right the sinking ship that the network has become.

Now, News Corp. COO Chase Carey told analysts during quarterly earning

Facebook Can do Popularity, Just Don’t Call it Search

There’s no shortage of speculation about Facebook ultimately displacing Google and taking over search. For starters, Americans spend more than 6 times as much time on social networks as they do searching. More importantly, search engines such as Bing …

How Facebook Keeps Both Big and Small Businesses Happy

As Facebook positions itself for a forthcoming IPO after swallowing a $450 million investment from Goldman Sachs, it continues to reinvent itself as a friend to businesses big and small.

While I’ve questioned the impact that commercializing Facebook may have …

CityVille’s Numbers May Be Record Breaking But Zynga Faces Harsh Reality

Social gamers might be excited by Zynga’s CityVille hitting a record number of users. Investors might by excited by CityVille’s potential revenue. Both may be interested in the impact CityVille could have on the virtual goods market. With a record …