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Diaspora Social Network – What is it?


There has been a lot of hesitation lately regarding the evils of Facebook. Some argue they sell our private information. Some argue the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is some kind of monster-in-training. There’s even a movie about it. Whether or not Facebook is nefarious, the way it handles our private information has begun to ruffle some weathers. So what now?

5 Ways to Maintain Client Relationships Long After the Work is Complete

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So you’ve wowed a client with your professional and brilliant work. Now what? Ideally, you want to keep a relationship going. This isn’t to sell any kind of post-product add-on or anything(Although, that’s possible if that’s your bag.) Rather, it’s just to keep a a healthy business-to-client relationship going. This awards many benefits as far as referrals and, well, just plain ole human decency. Not to mention repeat service.

30 Amazingly Creative Social Bookmarks Icon Sets

To say social networking sites are all the rage would be something of an understatement. Privacy issues withstanding, they feature some of the highest traffic on the Internet. So get in on the game! Adorn your website or blog with some of the best and creative social bookmark icon sets around. Here are 30 simply astounding sets to get you started. If you know of any more, please drop them in the comment box.

14 astounding iPhone Apps to Help Manage Your Social Media Accounts on the Go

Social media sites can mean big business for your, um, business. After all Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and those crafty blogs have all become a part of the daily machinations of the business world. So how do you keep track of all of your accounts while on the go? With an iPhone of course! Apple’s megapopular multitasking device has a boatload of social media-related applications you can download. Too many, actually. Hundreds upon hundreds. We took it upon ourselves to narrow it down to an essential 14 apps. These are the 14 “must have” applications to keep your business flying in the age of the social media. And as always, they are all available at the Apple Appstore.

Become a Twitter theme design guru


You want your Twitter page to look good, right? You want your precious lil Tweets to get a fair shake in the universe, and the best way to do that is with a clean and cool looking main page. Now, there are many tutorials out there to help you achieve Twitter Feng Shui. The one we’ve been using when we need to update our Twitter look is located right here. This tutorial offers so much useful advice it’s enough to make one’s head spin and then post about said head spinning in 140 characters or less. Check it out and get to redesigning!

Facebook buys photo service Divvyshot


Calling it “an offer we can’t refuse,” the founders of a photo-sharing service called Divvyshot announced Friday that they have been acquired by social network giant Facebook. Financial details and other minutiae were not discussed, but it was assumed that the design team would remain on board.

Divvyshot allows for group photo sharing: multiple users can edit albums, which are grouped around various events and places. As part of the acquisition, the service will be shutting down.

Facebook fail leaks private e-mail addresses

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Private e-mail addresses that many Facebook users obviously wanted to keep hidden were revealed publicly last night on a multitude of Facebook profiles, Gawker reports. The glitch lasted about 30 minutes before Facebook went ahead and sealed the gap.

An anonymous tipster let Gawker know of the breach in a message riddled with expletives: “6:46PM: I cannot believe it. Everybody’s email has been turned on to the public for at least the past 30 min. I tried going into my account to remove my email b/c I have an issue with a crazed stalker. But I wasn’t able to. God I hate FB!! When will they ever learn?!”

Most Tweets come from overseas – Los Angeles Times reports

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The Los Angeles Times has reported this week that contrary t o the point of origin for the website, most Tweets originate from overseas.

Semiocast, which recently analyzed 13.5 million tweets, found that 30% of messages on Twitter come from the U.S. The remaining 70% originate in countries around the world.

According to Semiocast, the number of tweets coming from the U.S. still outnumber any individual country. But as a whole, the U.S. is far behind the rest of the world and that trend will likely not change. Americans out there, get to Tweeting!

Facebook becomes more popular in US than Google Search – Hell freezes over

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Hitwise, an internet research company, has announced that as of 13th of March 2010, Facebook achieved 7.07% of all internet traffic to their homepage, compared to Google’s 7.03%.

But what does it all mean exactly? How accurate are these stats? Do they take things like toolbars and phone usage into account? Social media in SEO is an ever increasing part of successful SEO campaigns, but really could such monetization kill Google?

Justin Bieber's manager arrested over Twitter

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Justin Bieber is some young singer your 12 year old daughter, or creepy friend, probably loves.  His identity is unimportant. What is important, however, is his manager was recently arrested because of an incident with…Twitter.

Scott “Scooter” Braun, manager for the tween heartthrob, was arrested on Long Island today on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance, reports AP.

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