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Is the New Twitter Trying to Be a Web Portal?

Is the New Twitter Trying to Be a Web Portal?

Last night, Twitter announced a redesign of twitter.com, bringing photos, video, and in-depth information on posters and threads onto its home page.  The initial response from sites like Mashable is that Twitter has done this to compete with desktop applications like TweetDeck and Seesmic Desktop.  However, there is one possible strategy on the part of Twitter that hasn’t been discussed.  Twitter [...]
Viral Marketing Campaigns for Employment – “Hire Kevin Haughwout!”

Viral Marketing Campaigns for Employment – “Hire Kevin Haughwout!”

While I’ve mostly separated self-promotion from my discussions of marketing promotions here (except for a quick plug for the Social Media Coffeehouse when it first launched), I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a social media campaign that I’m running as a part of my efforts to get a new job, especially now that it’s getting some media coverage.
Crowdsourcing Blogs

Crowdsourcing Blogs

You may have noticed that I added a link on the first right sidebar to a blog named Notworking Effects. This is a second blog that I am starting up, but it’s going to be a little bit different than freedmarketer.com. The second blog, run on the Grogger site, is crowd-sourced. Whereas you as a reader can only comment on my posts here, you can author your own at Notworking Effects. The focus [...]
Privacy and Our Social Norms

Privacy and Our Social Norms

Earlier this month, two news stories tackling the same issue, society’s views on privacy, caught my eye. Although it’s been a few weeks and pundits across the internet are likely to have added their two cents, I wanted to share my thoughts on how the two stories highlight very different parts of the issue. In an interview that spread like wildfire through the blogosphere and that I’m sure was [...]
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