Distinction Between Email And Social Networks Eroding

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The popularity of social networking services, along with changing demographics and work styles, will lead 20 percent of employees to use social networks as a main business communication tool by 2014, according to a new report from Gartner. With Facebook expected to launch its own email service on Monday, analysts at Gartner seem to be right on target. “In the …

My exile from Facebook and my way back to their good graces.

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Yes, Facebook disabled ME! About two weeks ago I found myself exiled from Facebook. I went to login as I do several times a day and I discovered my account had been disabled for violating the terms of service. At least that’s what the cold screen said. There was a link to click if you disagreed and a form you …

Announcement: My exile from Facebook and my way back to their good graces.

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Facebook Disabled me: About two weeks ago I found myself exiled from Facebook. I went to login as I do several times a day and I discovered my account had been disabled for violating the terms of service. At least that’s what the cold screen said. There was a link to click if you disagreed in the form you could …

YYMI Newsletter Oct 26-A quick Update and a funny marketing fail

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Marketing Fail of the Week Courtesy of Failblog.org Something tells me that the good folk in Salt Lake Utah didn’t realize they had a branding issue. It pays to check out a proof before going to print. The Cats Out of the Bag… by Laura In our last newsletter I alluded to a well known internet marketer we have been …

Can One Man Communicate Solely Through Social Media for a Month?

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As @SilentClark, Clark Harris is communicating solely through social media channels during the month of May to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Harris started the experiment as a tribute to his mother, Ruth Harris, whose 10-year battle with cancer ended last February. Thinking back to a more traditional fundraising campaign he participated in in 2006, …

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Tech to Save Money

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. It goes without saying that small business owners are always looking for ways to save money. And technology is a great way to do just that. By its very nature, technology is intended to make complicated …

Unlock In-Game Weapons for Splinter Cell Conviction via Text Message

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Ubisoft, developer and publisher of the popular Xbox 360 game Splinter Cell Conviction, has developed a text messaging campaign that rewards mobile marketing subscribers with a unique in-game weapon. The company used Twitter, Facebook and e-mail lists to promote the campaign, promising the in-game weapon to players who would text “WEAPON” to 44144*. When a player complied, he or she …

Rec.fm: Recommend Your Favorite Products for a Cause

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Rec.fm Quick Pitch: Trusted recommendations and social media for the social good. It’s Aardvark meets Amazon reviews meets …

Celebrate Earth Day, Dr. Seuss Style

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Just in time for Earth Day, Oceanhouse Media has released two special iPhone and iPad apps based around Dr. Seuss’s classic book, The Lorax. First published in 1971, The Lorax was written by Dr. Seuss to teach children about the value of caring about the environment. Like the other Dr. Seuss apps for the iPhone and iPad, the spirit of …