How Will Quora Handle Being Both Twitter and Wikipedia?

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You’ve probably noticed that Quora has been getting a lot of press here in early 2011. As a result, the site is getting a lot of new users. As a result of that, there is growing concern that Quora will have a hard time maintaining the level of quality that led to it getting all the press in the first …

Facebook For iPhone App Gains 1.6M Users In Three Days

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Earlier today, we reported that Facebook beat Google in terms of UK traffic over Christmas.  We also reported that Apple upped its sales forecasts for iPhones.  Now, to perhaps link the two stories together, it turns out that the Facebook for iPhone app gained around 1.6 million users in the past three days. Considering how long Facebook, the iPhone, and …

Leaked Document Outlines Impending Yahoo Shutdowns

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Fans of AltaVista, Delicious, Fire Eagle, and Yahoo Buzz – along with many other Yahoo properties – may want to devise a backup plan.  A leaked corporate document indicates that a number of sites are due to be shut down, and more than a few others will in some way be merged. A note regarding the authenticity of the Yahoo …

Anti-Domestic Violence Group Joins Facebook Advisory Board

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To be clear: there have been no recent headline-making complaints on the subject, and no signs that Facebook’s poised to change anything.  But it looks like Facebook might soon be better-equipped to alter or improve its privacy features, as the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has joined the social network’s Safety Advisory Board. Marne Levine, Facebook’s Vice President …

YouTube Takes Skippable Ads Live

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Online video viewers, it’s time to smile.  The TrueView ad format has launched on YouTube, meaning users will sometimes get the opportunity to pick the least objectionable commercial or even skip all but five seconds of an ad before watching a clip. Note the word "sometimes."  Users shouldn’t get too happy (and advertisers shouldn’t get too scared), since skipping ads …

One Thing Small Businesses Can Do Just as Well as Walmart

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Take a look at what Walmart’s doing on Facebook. The retail giant has put together a Groupon-like model for driving sales via its Facebook page, with a Facebook called CrowdSaver. Hat tip to The Next Web for pointing this out.  Walmart’s fans can look at the possible deals Walmart has come up with, and if any one deal gets a …