Category Archives: Social Media

Google+ Improvments: Hangouts

So I’ve been using Google+ for a couple days now and Hangouts are quickly becoming my favorite feature. However, there are a couple of ways Google could improve on it and I’ll be more than happy to share them with you…

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I’m on Google+ Now

Thanks to a kind co-worker, I’m now on Google+. You can add me/follow me at https://plus.google.com/105128552991606069950

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Infographic: Breaking Down Facebook and Twitter Users

The good folks at  DigitalSurgeons.com have put together an interesting graphical representation of Twitter and Facebook users. Here’s the link: http://www.digitalsurgeons.com/facebook-vs-twitter-infographic/ Here’s the image:

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Facebook Shows Twitter Accounts In Feed

Ok, maybe I’m a little late to the game but I’ve never noticed this before: As you can see, there is a link to the actual Twitter account that updated the Facebook feed. Like I said, I never noticed it before until this morning. There could definitely be an argument to be made here for updating your Facebook pages with … Continue reading

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New iPhone Twitter App Results

This is the 2nd error message I got after trying to use the new Twitter App for the iPhone. The first error being a bad gateway. Awesome.

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My First Piece of Google Buzz Spam

Suck it Bryan indeed. I think I’m seeing a glimpse into the future of Google Buzz failure… Le’ts think about this for a second, shall we?  So now anyone can go into anyone’s Google Profile and “Buzz Bomb” (I’m coining that here first, folks) them with spam? I think this illustrates a considerable flaw in the design of this Social … Continue reading

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Matt Cutts On Links From Facebook and Twitter

Interesting video post from Google’s Matt Cutts. Watch first and then let’s discuss. Video source: How do you rate links from sites like Twitter and Facebook? Original Article: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/01/answering-your-december-grab-bag.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/amDG+(Official+Google+Webmaster+Central+Blog) Points of interest: Links aren’t any different if they come from .gov or .edu. “It’s not like a link from an .edu autmatically carries more weight.” (1:58) Most links on Twitter … Continue reading

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Social Network Fear Spending

Ok. This really cheeses me off… “But Peter Yared, CEO of marketing firm iWidgets, said he thinks some of that spending is going to shift to where the viewers, and the traffic, increasingly are. ‘Soon the [search-engine marketing and search-engine optimization] spend will start to follow the eyeballs and transition from Google to social media,’ he said.” – http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=135112 This … Continue reading

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Skittles Fails The Sitelink Rainbow

Do a search for “skittles” in Google using IE. None of the sitelinks work. They all redirect in Firefox and Chrome. Discuss amongst yourselves. UPDATE: I did a little digging and it looks like their 404 page isn’t firing in IE. I used Tamper Data in FF and right after you click on one of the sitelinks it successfully launches … Continue reading

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