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36 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

January 5, 2013
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Turning the calendar to a new year generally brings both an opportunity to reflect on the past year and an earnest sense of hopefulness that this year will be an even better one If your new year's resolution was to become more technology savvy, but you've been laid low all week from too much...

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50 Most Memorable Tweets of 2012

December 31, 2012
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Twitter now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 100 million in late 2011. As the number of users in Twitter's birdcage grows, so does the number of memorable tweets Here's a collection of 50 tweets that made all of us think, laugh, become angry or even cry. U.S. President Barack Obama Battles...

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This Year in Twitter: 9 Important Milestones

December 21, 2012
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With tweets flying through cyberspace every second of the day, we're writing history with the touch of our fingertips. In 2012, Users documented events, political battles and heart-wrenching moments throughout the past year, and Twitter itself made history on a few occasions. Here's a look back at the nine biggest Twitter milestones of 2012....

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11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012

November 25, 2012
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1. McDonald's Promoted Trend Goes Wrong Back in January, McDonald's tried to promote its brand and engage with customers through two promoted trends: #meetthefarmers and #mcdstories. Unfortunately for McDonald's, many Twitter users decided to post their horror stories at the fast food chain using the second of those hashtags.

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Facebook HQ Posters Urge Employees to Ditch iPhone for Android [PIC]

November 25, 2012
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Facebook urged its employees in August to switch from iOS devices to Android so that flaws in the company's mobile app could be addressed more rapidly. Now, photos have emerged of posters hung around the Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters of Facebook, which further urge employees to make the switch that they're calling 'Droidfooding...

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49 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

November 24, 2012
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We're quickly approaching the end of November, also known as the busiest shopping season of the year. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, it's a good time for holiday shoppers to get great deals on gifts. For those of you who were too busy browsing stores to keep posted on...

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‘Gangnam Style’ Defeats Bieber to Become Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time

November 24, 2012
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Korean singing sensation Psy has unseated pop idol Justin Bieber on the YouTube charts. "Gangnam Style" officially became the most-viewed video in YouTube history Saturday, beating out previous record-holder, the Biebs' "Baby." Clocking in at 805 million views, the video that spawned invisible horse dancing bests "Baby," by about 1 million views (the...

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Digg Founder Kevin Rose off to Google [REPORT]

March 26, 2012
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A day after his Oink app folded— and only five months after it was founded — Kevin Rose is going to Google, according to a report. AllThingsD says Rose and a few others from his startup, Milk, have been hired by the search giant. This is not an outright acquisition of Milk, according to...

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Study: Social and content marketing attract influential brand advocates

March 9, 2012
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Study: Social and content marketing attract influential brand advocates

Zuberance recently reported that the web has provided multiple channels for consumers to influence their friends, colleagues and others in terms of purchase decisions. The study suggests that social media marketing and website content can help businesses appeal to these brand advocates. According to Zuberance, 38 percent of web users have recommended between five...

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Social media marketing budgets on the rise

March 7, 2012
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Social media marketing budgets on the rise

A survey conducted by SimplyMeasured found that businesses using social media marketing are dedicating an increasingly large portion of their resources to the channel. Many of these companies are leveraging both paid and unpaid social channels and seeing greater web visibility as a result. According to the study, businesses said they expect social media...

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