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How Can Small Businesses Learn from President Barack Obama’s Social Media Promotion Tactics?

  • January 6th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Social media must be part of your marketing plan if you want to be successful, plain and simple. In most cases the tools of social media are free and this is a plus to small businesses everywhere looking to save money but reach more people. Everyone understands that social media is huge; they just don’t know how to take advantage… Read more

5 Good Tips to Gaining Twitter Followers and 1 Bad Tip

  • December 21st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Twitter has been gaining a lot of headway lately and with the new user interface you can be sure to see an increase in usage. You are going to want to get a hold of some followers along the way to build your social network. It isn’t always easy to gain followers and some people do not know who to… Read more

Lil Wayne Brakes Guinness Record for Most ‘Likes’

  • February 22nd, 2011 by Tisha Tolar
Lil Wayne, rapper extraordinaire, had busted up the Guinness World Record for getting 588,243 likes in a brief 24 hour period. The record was previously held, if only for mere hours, by Oreo, the cookie. Oreo had gone out to set the World Record by posting their intentions on their Facebook page. The brand encouraged fans to ‘like’ the page… Read more

Daters Unite! Purchases OkCupid for $50 Million

  • February 2nd, 2011 by Tisha Tolar
For those into the online dating scene, it seems and OkCupid have gone all the way. A merger between the two sites was announced and the acquisition cost a reported $50 million. OkCupid is a rival online dating site that has been gaining popularity in recent months. The revenues of the site are primarily received from advertising but… Read more

Be Careful Who Your ‘Friends’ Are

  • December 15th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
One of the first rules we teach our children is never to talk with strangers. This is just as important making on line friends while on social networking sites. These days you never know who is lurking or viewing your profile. Take the latest news that Al Qaeda may want to ‘friend’ you on Facebook. Terrorist organizations are using social… Read more

Psst…Have You Heard? Google Might Lose Their Voice at Facebook

  • October 6th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Rumor has it Internet social networking site Facebook has linked forces with video chat magnate Skype to rival recently launched Google Voice offered by Google . Google Voice allows Gmail users to make voice calls online. During the recent launch, users of the new Google Voice technology logged in around 1 million users. The swapping of Facebook and Skype accounts… Read more

Facebook Claims More User Time than Google

  • September 23rd, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Facebook, the hugely popular social networking site, can now claims the title as the number one location for the amount of total time spent on a site by Internet users.  Based on information from market research firm comScore, web users visiting Facebook spent more time on that site than any other destination while web-surfing. U.S. web users spent 41.1 million… Read more

Twitter at the Height of Fashion (Week)

  • September 22nd, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Fashion Week in NY makes national headlines each year but for 2010, it was the social networking world that blew up with news about the upcoming fashions by known designers. Twitter especially seemed to be the go-to resources for fashion-conscious followers. Marketers of all-things-fashion have set the Twitterverse on fire with the start of New York’s Fashion week. Between September… Read more

500 Million Facebook Users Can’t Be Wrong

  • July 26th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Within the next week, Facebook will welcome it’s 500 millionth user. Only five months ago, the 400th million user signed up to the social media network but it is the latest milestone that will celebrate the users. Facebook insiders have revealed a new plan to incorporate the people who are making the social media network more popular than any other.… Read more

Amazon Ventures Back Into Social Networking

  • July 12th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Amazon has been awarded a patent for a ‘social networking system’. Based on the description of the patent, Amazon is developing a network that is similar to the other systems popular today including the popular Facebook. Amazon has previously owned a social networking site called PlanetAll which they bought in 1998.… Read more