Category Archive for: ‘Tools’

New Social Technology Tools & Latest Innovations

Silicon Valley remains to be a phenomenon when it comes to technology innovation and startups. And Social Media is no difference. XWeek is an initiative from XeeMe Inc. helping users around the world getting a view into those technology boosters before they become as well known as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or lately Pinterest. Every other week users will be introduced …

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Why SEO will be gone in 5-10 years

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) helps businesses and obviously also individuals or any other group to be found in the Internet. And as long as people search for a product not knowing their name or a technology, not knowing its source or a solution not knowing who is a potential supplier SEO is an important part of the marketing mix.  However, …

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Pinterest – a Flickr killer? A definite YES

Pinterest is popping up all over the place. Is it just noise of some early adopter freaks? No it is not.   Pinterest is a super fast growing content sharing platform that competes with Flickr, Picasa and the likes. Now recently Pinterest is coming very close to the traffic rank level of Flickr and as Pinterest was growing Flickr's traffic is declining. 

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Google Plus – Failure & Future

I started as one of the first Beta users of Google+ with great skepticism. The main reason for it was because of a) Google is not known to be a social business, b) Google is not known for having a great product marketing and c) the company is so focused on its advertising business that it maybe too difficult to …

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LinkedIn – not really a social network anymore

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, lately Google Plus have rapidly evolved over the past few years. Online interaction took center stage and having a profile is only a commodity. LinkedIn developed into a different direction. groups degraded to cheap classified add boards, question and answers were basically replaced by the likes of Quora and Focus and the actual "conversation" circles …

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Twitter – between a rock and a hard place

G+ is not a FB killer but seriously hurts Twitter It looks like Twitter is now paying a price for sloppy technology, ignoring it's long time advocates and lack of innovation. The "uncomfort" of Tweepl is growing rapidly. Robert Scoble just posted his view why "Twitter is boring"  Twitter revolutionized the way we communicate by giving us a platform for …

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Google+ what changes – a detailed review

Under the new Google Management – with Larry Page on the helm – things seem to change. Google+ is out and unlike the many products before like Wave, Buzz and others, G+ looks pretty promising. Is it a "Facebook Killer" like several early promoters suggested? I absolutely don't think so. Is it a "Twitter Killer"? That one is much more …

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Dear Larry Page – Remember Innovation?

I'm sure you can do better than copy (for a second time [Orkut]) what's already out there. Think Innovation. May I make a suggestion for your social media engagement? I personally don't believe Google+ will have a great impact other than some noise in the next few weeks. Your other social network Google Orkut was not a bad product either …

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In Empire Avenue Social Capital Rules

Are you too serious for a game? Well – then here maybe a game you should consider exploring. It is actually much more than a game. Empire Avenue The general mechanic of Empire Avenue is this: You invest in your friends by buying and selling virtual shares. The more active they are the further grow their value and if you …

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Social Media Certification – The world has changed

In the early days, in 2003 when LinkedIn was founded and I was one of the first 8,000 users, or 2004, when Facebook was founded, all the way to 2008, there was no education on social media and we all learned by experimenting and trial and error. It took a year or so to get our arms around it, but …

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