New Mobile Merchant App Keeps Retailers Connected

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MerchantCircle has released a new iPhone application that it’s calling the first mobile app designed specifically for local merchants. The new Merchant Mobile App enables local merchants to create, upload and manage content such as daily deals, photos and status updates across multiple social networks. Users can also use the app to respond… [[ This is a content summary only. …

RIM to Improve BlackBerry Contacts with Gist

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BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced that it has acquired Gist.  Gist provides information about contacts, by creating a business profile for each one that includes recent news, status updates, and work details. It works by pulling contacts from various inboxes, address books, social networks, and other sources, then adding news, status updates, blog posts, etc. "Gist removes the …

Embed Facebook Posts In Articles With SocialDitto

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SocialDitto is a new tool designed to let content producers, such as journalists and bloggers, embed Facebook posts/status updates into their content. You can think about it like the Twitter BlackBird Pie tool, which lets you embed tweets.  The developers of SocialDitto, part of iEntry (which also publishes WebProNews) thought a Blackbird Pie-like tool would be useful for Facebook posts, …

People Saying Social Media Unmeasurable Not Looking Hard Enough

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People who say social media isn’t measurable aren’t looking very hard. The truth is that there are at least 25 viable metrics you can use to evaluate the success of your social media efforts. The challenge isn’t measurability, it’s knowing which measures are meaningful. Here are the 6 critically undervalued social media success metrics. Daily Story Feedback Instead of just …

Social Media and Marketing Insights at #iStrategy2010 [PICS]

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The Penn Olson team had an opportunity to attend iStrategy2010 in Singapore – probably one of the best summits with notable speakers and tons of insights. Here is a list of posts we have written so far: (1) Social Media: The Air Asia Way (2) Facebook’s Success Strategy (3) Marketing to The Third One Billion (4) Driving Your Brand through […] …

Facebook Group Works Great for Small Businesses

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A couple of weeks ago, we got really excited about how Facebook’s revamped group would be like and look like. As soon as it was launched, @stooffi (a potential world’s coolest intern) created a group for us. It didn’t take us long to figure out how to use it. It’s that simple. In short, the new […] Related posts: Twitter …

Facebook Launches New Mobile Site with No Data Fees

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Facebook has just launched a fast new mobile version in order to expand its international reach. The new site, 0.Facebook.com, will be available in 45 countries through 50+ mobile and wireless network operators. It is a trimmed-down version of Facebook with most of the features of m.Facebook.com, including status updates, a newsfeed, Likes, wall posts and comments. 0.Facebook.com has a …

Formerly Friendless “South Park” Character a Hit on Facebook [Randomly Viral]

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Remember Kip Drordy — the sad, sad little boy from last week’s episode of South Park, “You Have 0 Friends”? Well, screw friends — a Facebook Fan page set up to look like Drordy’s profile has attracted more than 100,000 fans. “You Have 0 Friends” got scads of media attention last week, as the South Park kids took Facebook to …

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 …

LinkedIn for BlackBerry Released [SCREENSHOTS]

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BlackBerry users, LinkedIn has finally arrived; The business social network has just launched LinkedIn for BlackBerry, version 1.0. The new LinkedIn BlackBerry app, which you can download now online or very soon from the BlackBerry App World app, not only provides users with access to their connections, invitations, and messages, but provides deep integration with BlackBerry Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, …

Now You Can Update Your Facebook Status via Yahoo Mail

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Yahoo’s social media strategy of lots and lots of Facebook is coming to fruition in a big way today, with the web portal rolling out deeper integration of Facebook within Yahoo Mail. Last month, Yahoo started with its first Yahoo Mail/Facebook integration: importing Facebook friends’ e-mail addresses into their Yahoo contacts. Today’s two new features make Yahoo Mail a lot …