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Short Takes: The changing face of social media

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Two perceptive items worth checking out on the changing face of social media from Social Media Consultant Jay Baer at Convince & Convert (well-worth adding to your RSS feed):

6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace

Once the undisputed king of social media (at least in the U.S.), MySpace last week declared what amounts to a post-modern armistice, announcing that they will integrate status updates with Facebook (and Twitter). MySpace used to be Janet, and now it’s LaToya – at best. (for the rest, click here)

6 Timely Tips for Twitter Success

New research from Sysomos shows that 92.4% of all retweets happen within the first hour after the tweet has been sent.  This demonstrates that Twitter users are not browsing the public stream (or even their own lists) to find and interact with tweets from earlier in the day. Consequently, WHEN you send your tweets has a tremendous impact on virality. (for the rest, click here)

 

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Written by Jeffrey Callen

October 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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  1. Another interesting tidbit about what makes videos go viral from futurity.org:

    http://www.futurity.org/society-culture/viral-videos-traced-back-to-2-blogs/

    Florencia Prada

    October 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

  2. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

    nix nash alan

    November 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

  3. Excellent story, saved the site in interest to read more!

    Marilyn Parsh

    November 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm


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