Archive for October, 2012

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Facebook Updates Messages Again

Attention Facebook shoppers. No you did not click on the see all messages or message centre link by accident when you meant to send a message or read a response from an idividual this week. Facebook made another change. This time it is about making the messages work more like the inbox of your email, threaded with the history if
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This Penguin is feeling a little lonely.

<meta name=”description” content=”If you’d like to be the new Community Manager at Penguin Press, then please, help us cheer up this Penguin.” /> So starts the code for a great site built in HTML5 as a means to entice great prospective employees to apply for a job at Penguin Press. The job may be filled, but the site is still
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Moving Fans from Pages to Stores

In my newsfeed today, someone shared this with his friends (including me) because it allowed more points in this game. Samsung Televisions has launched a contest with Angry Birds. The app allows you to play to win a Samsung Smart TV  with their  Angry Birds Check-in Challenge. This may work, or not. Part of the idea is that by using
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Failure to See the Train in the Tunnel

  Huffington Post Canada blogger Jim Harris has written an excellent piece on the reason for the demise of print based revenue which is evident in data supplied by the Newspaper Association of America. There are three important points that stood out to me. …newspapers on the print side have begun to optimize for Google rankings, but the business side
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Frankenstorm Sandy and Google

Google Crisis Response is a project by Google which has partnered with government agencies, NGOs and commercial organizations that publish authoritative emergency information during disasters or emergency situations for supporting first responders. Google’s contributions can include: updated satellite imagery of the disaster area, charitable donations to organizations on-the-ground, outreach through Google web properties, and engineering tools, such as Google Person
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Fanatical Mobile OS Owners – Which are You?

  Android or iOS. Both have their fanatics. Which are you?

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A History of Social Media – Not [Infographic]

Copyblogger states that … the concept behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking tools isn’t new. These sites just give us new, sexy, and easy-to use ways to do what we’ve always wanted to do online — exchange ideas and information. The Internet has always been social, and it always will be. Still not convinced? I am not so sure
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A Smart Little Website

Jeffery Zeldman is widely known for being an entrepreneur, web designer, author, podcaster and speaker on web design. Zeldman is also known for authoring the book Designing with Web Standards, founding the agency Happy Cog, and starting A List Apart and An Event Apart. I follow him on Twitter, as well as am connected to him on Facebook. I enjoy
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#NotOptimal and Hate Politics

A great commentary about the #NotOptimal hash tag that hate mongers on the American right have used to describe Obama’s comment that any deaths by service personel is not optimal. In context, the question is, what is the optimal situation, so the response was framed in that way. WATCH (Canada only)

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Real World Share Code

Straight from, Here is some share code. Why did I ‘share’ this with you? Look at the first link – the one for facebook. That will show you how to not only share, but prescribe the link image and the copy rather than having Facebook randomly select incomplete copy or text. Especially important if your page is all video
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