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Behold! The New TweetDeck

Mashable provides an overview of the many changes to TweetDeck that they just rolled out of an extended beta period. From the article (includes video):

” Twitter has also taken this opportunity to refocus users on its own services. So Twitter’s TweetDeck defaults to Twitter’s URL shortener and Twitter’s photo services. Old TweetDeck delivered photos to YFrog by default and still used bit.ly for URLs. You can still choose to use these services, but with them now hidden behind a settings menu choice it’s unlikely TweetDeck users will ever use them again. “

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Google+ Challenges Facebook for Social Network Supremacy

With Google entering the social networking industry, Facebook sand Twitter suddenly have some very stiff competition. Articles and analysis from:

International Business Times  ” The implications of this are huge. Instead of creating a social network “destination” on the Internet, Google can, in-fact, turn the whole of the Internet social. In Google’s world, users won’t go and see their friends, but their friends could potentially be part of every video, chat, purchase and find across the Internet. “

The Seattle Times  ” Like Facebook, Google+ tries to help you expand your network by offering suggestions of those with whom you might want to connect. The list is based on mutual connections or interactions you’ve had with individuals using other Google products. “

TechNewsWorld ”  Google+ is still in its early stages, though, so it’s unclear just how worried Facebook should be. One thing Facebook has on its side is the physics of social media gravity. Facebook is right now closing in on a billion members, and people are naturally going to want to stay with whatever network most of their friends are already part of. “

InformationWeek  ” It is very clear to me, both from Google’s recent move as well as Facebook’s estimated market capitalization ($70 billion, according to CBS MoneyWatch), how much is riding on social networking. ” 

 

 

 

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Marvelous Team Up: Facebook meets Spotify

Social networking giant Facebook will team with online music streaming service Spotify according to sources. Articles and analysis from:

Forbes  ” Spotify already has Facebook Connect integrated into its own desktop interface, allowing users to see what their friends on Facebook are listening to, and opt to have music choices show up on their news feeds. The new service on the Facebook platform will have similar social features. “

Financial Post ” Once launched, users will be able to download the Spotify application on their own computer or access the firm’s expansive musical database remotely through Facebook “

Huffington Post  ” Amazon, Google, Apple, and now Facebook: The social network is reportedly preparing to launch a streaming music service in a partnership with music startup Spotify. “

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Are you on The Social List?

The Sunday Times launches a new service called “The Social List” that tracks who is the most active in social networks. Articles and analysis from:

PRNewswire (Press Release) ” Drawing information from the four biggest social networks – Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – The Sunday Times Social List system adds up your social networking activity and measures how much interest it generates amongst your friends and colleagues in order to work out how well you score. “

Scribbal “Upon signing up users are allocated a rank and given a badge which is subject to change depending on how well they perform in the rankings. On the results page, users can see a list of the top 2,000 “socially wealthy” people (meaning the top social media users), and just like technology, the list is ever evolving, so it changes daily. “

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Facebook Dominates US Ad Display marketplace

Facebook is becoming a juggernaut in the online advertising world. It now has over 31% of the online ad marketplace in the US. Articles and analysis from:

Mashable  ” The total number of U.S. impressions was 1.1 trillion for the first quarter. Facebook’s closest competitor is Yahoo’s network of sites, which claimed 10.1% of the market. Google, which is still relatively new to the display business, had 2.5% “

San Francisco Chronicle  ” The site delivered 347 million ad impressions — that’s up 17% from Q3 of last year, which is the last time ComScore reported quarterly numbers.  “

AllFacebook  ” Now that Facebook dominates online display ads in the U.S., the next likely objective for the social network is further expansion overseas — in addition to maintaining or growing its market share domestically. “

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Understanding Facebook

The following links to articles explore the growing impact Facebook has on society.

The Sun News ” I think that $50 billion means Facebook has cornered its market, that this market is huge and that we can’t foresee how the future could bring anything but an expansion of social media, with Facebook playing a central role in that expansion.”

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Impulse Purchases

Mashable has a good article about how to buy and sell music on Facebook using a service called Impulse from Moontoast. From the article:

” With Impulse, fans can listen to a band’s songs directly on the band’s page through an integrated music player. They can share the music they find on Facebook and Twitter, and they can buy albums or single tracks directly from the artist without ever leaving Facebook. “

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