The Facebook Send Button: What it Means to You

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Facebook has launched the Send button, which includes some provisions that will have an immediate impact on website owners and the content they produce. To start, the Send button allows Facebook users to send a Facebook post to their friends and groups. But, as with the Like button, it also enables publishers to install the Send button on their… [[ …

How India uses the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

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It’s hard to believe that India only had  25,000 Internet users back in 1998. Comparing to the current 100 million Internet users, the growth India has achieved in 12 years is simply remarkable. […] Related posts: Internet Statistics In A Gorgeous Infographic Our friends from Flowtown have created a gorgeous infographic that… The Awesome Size of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] The …

Google Latitude Adds Check-in Options

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Facebook, Foursquare, and Gowalla (along with several other companies) now have a little more competition when it comes to location-based check-in services.  Starting this afternoon, Google Latitude users can also let their friends know when they’ve arrived at a certain place. Google’s rationale for this upgrade is that check-ins add context.  Now, rather than just seeing a pal is on …

Facebook Places coming to Singapore and Hong Kong next week

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During Wednesday Facebook event at Beer Market, Stephen Chun, Director of Asia Pacific, Facebook Singapore, announced that Facebook Places will be available for users in Singapore and Hong Kong starting next week. If you haven’t already known, Facebook Places is a location-based service that allows you to check-in to locations with your friends. Facebook aptly […] Related posts: China’s Twitter …

Shorter Videos Provide a Longer Social Reach

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Online video delivers a significantly higher return for marketers when consumers share them with friends through social media. Considered a hybrid between online video advertising and social networking, the social video space is rapidly becoming one of the most valuable channels for Web professionals. The Jun Group, a New York City-based social… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit …

Mom Shoppers Use Social Media for Purchasing Decisions

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A recent report from NPD Group, a market research firm, found that mom shoppers are using social media friends and followers to help with their buying decisions. The study finds that 79 percent of mothers with children younger than 18 are active in social media – an impressive statistic. Of those active in social media, one in four said they… …

Stop Doing Social and Start Being Social

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More WebProNews Videos If you’re worried about doing social media, you’re probably doing it wrong. Social media is not a goal. It’s a means to achieving goals you have probably always had as a business.  WebProNews recently spoke with Lee Odden of Top Rank Online Marketing about effectively utilizing channels that are available to you, and simply being social, rather …

The Awesome Size of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Internet is full of information. According to the infographic created by TheRoxor, the Internet has over 1.9 billion users and 5 million terabytes worth of data. A huge chunk of data, comes from social-networking sites, wikis, news sites and blogs. This data is increasing exponentially as Internet users can create content even when they […] Related posts: 15 Mind-blowing …

Check-In Apps Add Key Relevancy Factor to Your Marketing

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Are check-in apps just a fad or are they the future of local business marketing? It may still be too early to tell, but I’m starting to lean toward the latter, because this space is only picking up more and more steam, and businesses and marketers are getting excited about it as more apps continue to flood the mobile app …

Learned, Did and Failed? Try Again, Entrepreneur

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We love reading entrepreneurs’ blog. Their words are inspiring and keep the entire entrepreneurs community alive; especially those who have risk it and are in the arena. TechCrunch’s founder, Michael Arrington, calls these people, Pirates. They are real builders and my friends know that I always wanted to be one too. I build businesses but not […] Related posts: Why …

The All-new Myspace a Model of Rebranding

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After taking an absolute beating in the social media space, MySpace has finally made a change. And, at first look, it's quite impressive. But before we dive into the details, let's back up a few years. Myspace was the hottest thing online. Users were flocking to the site, making friends and, most important, expressing themselves. User… [[ This is a …

Google Maps For Android Gets New Features

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Google announced the launch of a new version of Google Maps for Android that has a new design for Place page reviews, more options to filter search results, and an option for Google Latitude real-time updating. Place Pages On Android will look pretty much like they do on the desktop. Users can see reviews from around the web and from …

Facebook Chat for Groups: Clobby

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If you’ve ever wanted to have more real-time interaction for your Facebook Page or Group, or even just for you and your friends, give Clobby a try. This newly launched application will let you conduct massively multiplayer chats right from your Facebook page. It’s an interesting idea for engaging people around a topic, an event or a piece of content, …

Blippy User’s Credit Card Number Found in Google Again [WARNING]

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We posted news yesterday that Blippy, the site for sharing your credit card transactions with friends, had inadvertently made full credit card numbers of some users visible in Google searches. Blippy responded that the situation was “a lot less bad than it looks”, since only 127 transactions and 4 credit cards were affected. (We’d argue that’s still a major issue …