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Now this IS engagement :)

in 12 minutes: 194 likes30 comments119 shares… and the page http://www.27bslash6.com/bobbity.html already has 433 likes at this moment :)

This looks very very nice :)

This looks very very nice :) Reshared post from +Mari Smith Wow, ThinkUp looks amazing! Now you can archive, search, and analyze all your activity on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+… in one place – "extract all your posts and conversations from behind walled gardens of social networks and place in your very own garden!" Congrats [Continue reading]

Ok Google, I see what you did there with the YouTube integration and see you also…

Ok Google, I see what you did there with the YouTube integration and see you also show "YouTube playlist" buttons in shared videos as well. Very nice. Now how about opening up and allowing third-parties to integrate their own services in the share functionality? I seem to remember you could do that on Google Wave… [Continue reading]

EdgeRank Checker (www.edgerankchecker.com) has added a new "post grading"…

EdgeRank Checker (www.edgerankchecker.com) has added a new "post grading" feature, showing statistics for each post on your page. Anyone using the service and seeing this in action? Embedded Link Post Grading Explained: In-Depth Facebook Post Analysis | EdgeRank Checker Post Grading Explained: In-Depth Facebook Post Analysis. Posted on October 30, 2011 by Chad Wittman. Tweet. [Continue reading]

Dear G+, for your next feature

Please, now that you are really keeping track of all the shares and re-shares of each post, show them just once in my stream. I love +Vic Gundotra announcements as much as the next guy, but I don’t need to read them 10 times. It devalues the quality of the Stream and I personally avoid [Continue reading]

The new View Ripples feature is simply Google engineers kicking a** :)

And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, read this http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/google-popular-posts-eye-catching.html

A pig in the sea and other social network gripes

Good day, here are two gripes from my morning browsing… 1) Photos on Google+ are sharing-un-friendly Try to share a photo to Facebook (or wherever for that matter, a service that will try to extract data from the URL): No proper title (example: the author’s name and/or part of the description), no description (photo caption), [Continue reading]

MC Hammer: Role of Social Media in Marketing

MCHammer, entertainer and entrepreneur, discusses his thoughts on the impact of social media in marketing. The public session was part of the Stanford GSB marketing course, the Power of Social Technology (Dr. Jennifer Aaker). A panel of experts, including Robert Scoble, MC Hammer, and Loic LeMeur, discussed how social media can build successful brands. MC [Continue reading]

You can now share content with the +1 button

What many people have been expecting as an obvious feature when Google+ was launched is now becoming reality. It’s not fully rolled out yet to everyone (just tried on a page but didn’t get the magic) but you will be able to share the page you are +1’ing on your Google+ circles. When it’s live: [Continue reading]

The best books about social media that you’d never expect

There’s certainly no shortage of books on social media, social technologies and online communities that are invaluable reading for brands, marketers etc. But there are some excellent books on social media that actually have nothing to do with social media. Full article: The best books about social media that you’d never expect – TNW Social Media.

Breaking news: Media love a good Twitter story

Reading on TNW that Egyptians use Twitter to raise over $200,000 in 1 week caught my attention, which is what a headline is supposed to do. But I dont find it to be mostly accurate. As we read in the first couple of paragraphs of the article: The initiative, spearheaded by blogger and activist Mahmoud [Continue reading]

Social media is social but it’s not media

Where equals (or close to equals) get together to interact. On Facebook it ‘s like a school reunion or a family picnic or an office party. A loose social gathering with no specific interest focus. On Twitter it looks more like a cocktail party. Lots of subgroups with specific interests. But however it looks, it [Continue reading]

How social media can kill a brand in days

What’s perhaps most interesting here, is that the PMS campaign was actually a relaunch of a fairly similar campaign that had run in 2005. In that instance, the ads drew some negative response and complaints, but crucially this was before the widespread penetration of social media that we have today. In essence, the reaction around [Continue reading]

Google+ business profiles to include analytics & more

“You can expect to see a level of analytics and measurement that you’d typically find in Google products as well as a nuanced approach to how things are shared. It encourages and enhances conversation, it doesn’t just put things in the stream.” More: Google+ business profiles to include analytics & more | VentureBeat.

Jesus Christ, learn what Netiquette is

Scene #1: A university researcher decides to do a survey on HR practices in the Greek market. He tracks down the contact e-mail addresses of 317 Greek companies.

Google+ vs Facebook: The xkcd test

Xkcd is one of my favorite comics, so sharing a good strip is part of my “sharing agenda”. Facebook has traditionally a problem with xkcd.com pages.

Adventures in Google Apps Land

With the introduction of Google+ I made the attempt to re-organise my Google services under a new account also having my giannopoulos.net email on Google Apps. This lead to discovering two things

The most brilliant/evil feature in Google+

I’m exploring the world of Google+ and this option in the sharing window seems to be the best way for a social network to expand.

Google+ Statistics on SocialStatistics.com

You know when your product/service is catching on, when other people are starting to built on it, try to take advantage on it or make themselves more known by being the first on it. From the co-founder of TwitterCounter.com… Google+ Statistics tracks the top 100 users on Google+. Just add yourself so we can start [Continue reading]

Google+ Circles: Rethinking the way we share

I had a full article on the issue but the WordPress iPhone app decided to eat it, so here are some other people’s articles instead

Adding OG Tags in WordPress

I’ve been using the FB Connect plugin for allowing visitors to login on the blog. It adds the Open Graph tags that Facebook reads to determine how a page will be displayed on a Facebook stream when shared, but not all of them. The description and image tags are missing, plus there are not tags [Continue reading]

Facebook, Google, and the war to lock you in

Facebook isn’t necessarily the new Compuserve, and Google might not be angling to be the Hotel California of tech, but all of the big web giants seem intent on locking their users into experiencing a single-vendor web. Facebook riled users this week by throttling their ability to export their Facebook friends’ data for use with [Continue reading]

How Forbes turned $6.5 million into $20 billion

The web is getting ready for another bubble… Forbes is reporting that Facebook’s Zuckerberg is now richer than the Google’s Sergey and Larry. How did that happen? By using the most naive form of financial extrapolation and calling it fact. Here’s how the financial alchemy works: GSV Capital spent $6.5 million to buy 225,000 shares [Continue reading]

+1 reporting in Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics

The +1 button and the Google+ project are both about making it easier to connect with the people you trust online. For the +1 button, that means bringing advice from trusted friends and contacts right into Google search, letting the users who love your web content recommend it at the moment of decision. But when you’re [Continue reading]