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Google Currents debuts as more than a social news reader

December 9, 2011

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It’s been a long time in coming, but Google Currents has arrived. According to an article by Epicenter, Google Currents has been in development for most of the year under the alleged name “Propeller.” Google claims to have 150 partners within the newspaper and magazine industry for its tablet and smart phone focused reader app. […]

The 20 most influential people in social media, according to … ???

December 7, 2011

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Income Diary has posted an article listing the top 20 most influential people in social media. There are some obvious ones such as Pete Cashmore of Mashable and author Guy Kawasaki. The list is organized nicely with a short bio, some of the influential peep’s writings and/or article shares and their numbers on different social […]

Google+ will offer check-in specials, but compare with Foursquare? Really?

December 7, 2011

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TechCrunch offers up an article entitled “Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming ‘Check-In Offers’ Feature,” and we have to admit we are entirely confused. First, the ability to check in on Google Places isn’t new. Okay, they are going to offer limited time specials with check-ins. We get it. However, this article is a […]

Dear Social Media Networks, Please remove offensive material. Love, India

December 6, 2011

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India officials met with representatives of several social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Google+, to ask them to remove what they might consider “offensive material” from their networks, according to an article in The Montreal Gazette. India already bans “offensive material” in books and movies. They reason that this is simply to avoid religious […]

Viral Video Alert: Elves battle to the death in “Elf Sabers”

December 5, 2011

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This video showed up in Google+’s “what’s hot” spark. We can see why “Elf Sabers” might go viral on YouTube. Who can resist female elves battling to the death with light sabers for a single spot in some unknown audition? Set to happy, happy Christmas music, it doesn’t exactly end how we thought it would. […]

Who’s using Google+? Males make up 67% of users

December 5, 2011

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This cool infographic was shared on Google+ by Denis Labelle, who says he’s into Google+ for Sport, Entertainment, Organization according to his G+ profile. The graphic, which was created by Flowtown, shows some interesting statistics regarding the users of G+. It seems most of the users are male (67% of them) and there are more […]

Tweet blockers let you avoid @charliesheen, #SXSW tweets, but why?

March 12, 2011

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While Charlie Sheen doesn’t really tweet as often as many of us do from our Twitter accounts, his “words of wisdom” and people’s Sheen jokes have been running rapidly through the social media space. While some are obviously having fun watching this social media phenomenon, others are tired of seeing the out-of-work actor’s name popping […]