Category Archives: Social Media News

How Startups are Using Social Media for Real Results

For startups, the amount of money you have to burn before you either need to break even or raise more capital is your runway. Extending the length of that runway is an art form that requires startup founders to learn how to squeeze maximum value out of every dollar they spend. Social media is one important way that startups are saving money while still delivering value.

How Startups are Using Social Media for Real Results

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Overload

I have been overloaded with social media news articles today! So much, in fact, that my next post may just be snippets from the series of articles I have read today. There is an overwhelming amount of information (and opinions) coming out everyday on social media and social networks.

We’ll see what I am able to digg through and put up before the end of the day…

The “new” Digg

It’s funny I stumbled upon this article from Mashable because we were discussing Digg earlier at work in our Monday morning Social Media meeting.

The days of the Digg homepage as we know it – the most recently popular stories on the service as a whole – are numbered. The site is shifting towards a personalization model, where the homepage will be based on characters like a user’s interests, location, who they follow not only on Digg but services like Twitter and Facebook, and other “signals” from around the web like retweets, Facebook shares, and more.

It looks like Digg will be even more useful as the new site/platform roll out in the coming weeks…

Facebook to Launch Location Features Next Month

An announcement like this wouldn’t normally intrigue me, however, now that I am becoming more familiar with Foursquare, adding something like this to my Facebook is exciting…

Facebook’s move into location has seemed inevitable for some time, and it now appears that the company will officially reveal its plans at next month’s Facebook developer conference – f8.

According to The New York Times, the social network will incorporate location in two ways: (1) its own features for sharing location and (2) APIs to let other apps – presumably the likes of Foursquare and Gowalla – offer location services to Facebook users.

Read more about Facebook’s location feature launch here.