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Social Media Advertisement Has Little Impact On Sales

Social Media Advertisement Has Little Impact On Sales

The last few days were the most frenzied shopping sprees of the entire year, thanks to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The two occasions also afforded valuable data regarding online sales and advertisements. And this data suggests that social media marketing has little impact on sales.

By On December 4, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Finally Releases Photo Sync Feature For All Users

Facebook Finally Releases Photo Sync Feature For All Users

Facebook has been toying with the Photo Sync feature for quite some time. The feature had been tested out by a limited number of users and now, the social network has decided to roll it out to all of its users. It essentially allows a user to automatically sync photos taken on a smartphone to a private album on Facebook.

By On December 3, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Users Fervently Share Fake Lottery Ticket Image In Hopes Of Being Paid

Facebook Users Fervently Share Fake Lottery Ticket Image In Hopes Of Being Paid

Social media websites have certainly taken the art of online hoaxes to an all-new level. Most of these hoaxes are simply a way to gain fame and publicity by lending false hopes to common users. So was the case when a Facebook user claimed that he is among the winners of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.

By On December 3, 2012 Respond
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Judge Sides With Facebook Over Antitrust Case By Sambreel

Judge Sides With Facebook Over Antitrust Case By Sambreel

Over recent years, social media sites have become a key tool for communication. However, the debate that how far these sites should be able to control the user’s access is still unresolved. In a recent case, a judge has sided with Facebook over a similar question, citing that Facebook had a right to bar users if they violated its terms.

By On December 1, 2012 Respond
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Big Data From Social Media May Directly Affect Movies In The Coming Days

Big Data From Social Media May Directly Affect Movies In The Coming Days

vThe success or failure of a movie is nearly always unknown until it hits the big screen. The response from initial screenings is sufficient to predict how well the movie is going to do on the box office. It now seems that the big data from social media is going to be increasingly significant in making such predictions.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Study Says People Are Beginning To Get Over Facebook

Study Says People Are Beginning To Get Over Facebook

Over the past few years, Facebook has emerged as the undisputed king of the online social media. The social network has risen from nothing to amass nearly a billion years today and is integral to the lives of most internet users. However, a number of Australians are starting to get over the Facebook fever.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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US Lawmakers Demand A Twitter Ban On Hamas

US Lawmakers Demand A Twitter Ban On Hamas

In what is an obvious violation of the basic freedom of speech, U.S. lawmakers have relaunched their efforts to have Hamas silenced out of the cyber space. Similar efforts have been made in the past and in the wake of the recent Gaza crisis, these Republican lawmakers are once again active with their agenda.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Beware: Your Online Info Is Collected And Sold By Companies

Beware: Your Online Info Is Collected And Sold By Companies

The thing about any kind of information placed on the internet is this – you can never be sure that it is 100% secure. Same applies to the personal information of more than a billion users placed across multiple social media sites. Apparently, some companies actually collect this info and then sell it to other companies and federal agencies.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Proposes To Take Away Voting Rights From Users On Privacy Issues

Facebook Proposes To Take Away Voting Rights From Users On Privacy Issues

Facebook has sent emails titled “Updates to Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” to users saying that the social network wants to modify the site’s governance structure and remove the ability of users to vote on changes.

By On November 22, 2012 1 Response
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Facebook Rolls Out Conversion Measurement Tool For E-Retailers

Facebook Rolls Out Conversion Measurement Tool For E-Retailers

Facebook has been dishing out new features to attract online businesses and to help those already using the social network to better reach out to their audience. Now, Facebook is rolling out a conversion measurement tool which would let e-retailers see the number of purchases made by Facebook users who viewed their ads.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Interactive Media Plans To Relaunch MySpace, Looking To Raise $50 Million

Interactive Media Plans To Relaunch MySpace, Looking To Raise $50 Million

MySpace has been on a downward spiral for a while now. From being one of the primary players in the realms of social media, it has floundered and nearly hit the rock bottom. However, Interactive Media, the company that currently owns MySpace, is planning to relaunch it with a rather unrealistic optimism.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Denies Rumors Of A Search Partnership With Yahoo

Facebook Denies Rumors Of A Search Partnership With Yahoo

We recently reported that according to The Sunday Telegraph, Facebook and Yahoo are currently in talks, possibly considering a search partnership. However, Facebook has now explicitly stated that it is not currently considering any such thing.

By On November 20, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Update: You Can Share Tweets Via Email Now

Twitter Update: You Can Share Tweets Via Email Now

Quite often, we come across such tweets on Twitter which are simply hilarious or too amusing. And we can’t help but want to share them with others, not only on the micro-blogging site but elsewhere too. To help in this, Twitter has now added support for sending tweets via email.

By On November 18, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Explains Its EdgeRank Algorithm Through Yoda Examples

Facebook Explains Its EdgeRank Algorithm Through Yoda Examples

Mark Cuban, the billionaire who owns Dallas Mavericks, recently announced that he was moving his brand away from Facebook, complaining that the social network intentionally throttled the outreach of his page’s posts. Facebook has now countered this with a detailed explanation of its EdgeRank algorithm, which determines the visibility of the posts.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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Mark Cuban Vows To Move His Brand Away From Facebook

Mark Cuban Vows To Move His Brand Away From Facebook

Facebook has recently put a lot of curbs on advertisement through its pages. The social network is apparently trying to convince different brands to pay up significant sums in order to send messages to their fans. This has irked at least one of them, namely Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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