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August 8th, 2011

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Why Interaction is Not the Same as Engagement: By showing the difference between the amount of people who just signaled that they liked a Kickstarter project and those who had actually chipped in with cash this shows just how different those two terms are. And it’s important to keep them distinct since I think some […]

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August 1st, 2011

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AP Will Link Back to Newspapers Who Get Scoops: The AP has always credited source newspapers if it picked up a story from a member paper but now it will include links back to the original. The links will appear in parentheses and be non-hyperlinked bit.ly URLs, though, but it’s still progress. There are lots […]

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July 18th, 2011

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Google Now Pushing More Share Buttons Than Twitter: This is interesting and all but, as the story points, out, the adoption rate for those type of buttons isn’t necessarily indicative of how widely they’re used. More specifically, just because people are using one social network in a particular way doesn’t automatically mean they’ll use other […]

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July 11th, 2011

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Google Analytics Starts Getting Social With +1 Button Data: It’s pleasantly surprising that Google is so quickly making sure that there are actual analytics behind one of its publishing-related products. More broadly it’s a big time saver to see Social Engagement broken out in Analytics like this. Now if we can only get Feedburner information […]

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July 5th, 2011

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Welcome to the short work week. Might be a bit hot but it’s usually cooler by the lake. From @-Reply Triage to Journalistic Meme-Tracking: Scaling programs is always – always – a problem on Twitter, where the ideal one-to-one communication situation quickly becomes untenable when follower counts and subsequent interactions start rising. When programs are […]

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June 27th, 2011

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What Tumblr’s Success Means For The Future Of Blogs, Twitter: A lot has been made about the ticking of the odometer that now means there are more Tumblr blogs than there are blogs on WordPress.com. The site has enjoyed something of a second (or whatever) wind in the last year or so as media companies […]

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June 13th, 2011

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France Bids ‘Adieu’ To Twitter and Facebook on TV: Citing a law that prohibits the promotion of businesses on news broadcasts, French journalists are no longer allowed to encourage people to follow them on Twitter, Facebook or other social networks. Whatever extent you might or might agree with this is does bring to the forefront […]

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June 6th, 2011

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Content Isn’t King: Unsurprising that Rex Hammock picks up on the reality that, whether we’re talking about Groupon or any other company, it’s not just about creating content, it’s about creating content that connects with the audience and is meant to fulfill business goals. Traffic may go up and may go down, but if what you’re […]

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May 23rd, 2011

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Counting Facebook ‘Fans’ or Video Views Won’t Help Your Brand: No, numbers don’t necessarily mean success and it’s good whenever someone points that out. They can be indicative of success in specific instances, sure, and should absolutely be counted. But more important than the numbers themselves is to what end those numbers are being put […]

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May 16th, 2011

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For News Sites, Google Is the Past and Facebook Is the Future: New numbers from the Pew Research Center show that Google still leads in the number of visitors it sends to major news sites but Facebook is growing in influence quickly. What would be more interesting to know, though, is how Facebook referrals break […]

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