Did Google's Algorithm Update Go Far Enough on Content Farms?

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As you probably know by now, Google has implemented a new algorithm change that the company says impacts 11.8% of their queries. While Google would not come out and say directly that the update is aimed at content farms, this is widely understood to be the case.  Are you satisfied with Google’s Update? Tell us what you think.  What Google …

Facebook’s New Social Plugins: 50,000+ Websites in One Week

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Phase one of Facebook’s strategy for world domination: complete. Facebook has announced that over 50,000 websites have integrated Facebook’s new social plugins in just one week. The plugins are a core component of the company’s new Open Graph initiative. Last week, Facebook launched the Open Graph API and social plugins during its F8 conference in San Francisco. The complex protocol …

Nobody Can Stop Facebook Because Nobody Understands Facebook

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Can companies turn confusion into a competitive advantage? It occurred to me when attempting to explain Facebook’s Open Graph this week that the social web has become increasingly complex — relating the full implications to a broad audience is a Herculean feat. How do you explain the Open Graph to the average user so he or she can make an …

5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating (For The Worse)

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Facebook can mess up your life in a whole bunch of ways. It can get you fired or evicted, plunge you into debt with its addictive games, and even (yeah, right) infect you with syphilis. We wouldn’t look at all of those as serious threats, but we all know from experience that one threat is real: Facebook makes dating far …

Tweetie 2 For Mac is Coming

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If you’re concerned that Twitter’s acquisition of the popular iPhone app Tweetie will halt development on Tweetie for Mac, don’t be. Amid concerns from Mac users, Tweetie developer Atebits responded on the MacHeist forums today: Hey all – first of all I apologize for any confusion, things have been a bit crazy! I just want to says I’m blasting through …

Kevin Rose’s First Move as Digg CEO: Kill the DiggBar

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Social news website Digg is getting rid of the controversial DiggBar as soon as the upcoming version of Digg exits beta, acting CEO Kevin Rose announced in a blog post today. All previously banned domains will also be unbanned when the new Digg launches, Rose said. DiggBar is an iFrame toolbar that sits on top of a web page (see …