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Reddit as the Current Social News King

  • March 19th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Have you heard of Reddit? It’s actually been around for quite some time, but it’s popularity is on the rise. If you’ve been in the internet marketing game for quite some time, you probably remember a time not so long ago when marketers were recommending that you submit your content to a social bookmarking site called Digg. That ship has… Read more

What is Spam? – Defined by Top Social Media Voting Sites

  • November 9th, 2010 by Ann Smarty
Most of us are active at a number of social media networks, yet few of us take time to properly go through each social media network rules and terms of use. How do our favorite social media sites define spamming? Sadly, none of them has a clearly-cut definition, so we can only arrive at conclusions based on the various contexts… Read more

A Real Clear Conspiracy

  • May 26th, 2009 by Ann Smarty
President Obama has set a trend with his promises of “transparency” and real democracy in our federal government. It seems everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Suddenly it is en vogue to demand total honesty and forthrightness from an entity, whether it be business or government. Take for instance a blog post by Brent Csutoras, which claims there has been… Read more

Google Gets its Own “Fail Whale”

  • May 20th, 2009 by Ann Smarty
The social-networking world and its monetized back-end social-media circles got their chance to prove themselves recently in their first collective trial-by-fire when Google’s entire fleet of services went down for several hours last Thursday. The search giant offered no explanation at first, causing wild rumors to spread throughout the various networks, and productivity slowed to a crawl for many users.… Read more