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Social media trends in 2012

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What will be the major social media┬átrends in 2012? According to this article, smartphones and tablets will play a significant role in the development of new services on the Social Web. We’ll also see the following trends: More social media into corporate websites An increase in social media usage on mobile devices An increase in […]

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Social search now by Google

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Google has just launched a new search service based on social data: Google Social Search. It works like this: if you have a Google profile, you can add the social networks you’re a member of (e.g. Twitter or FriendFeed). Then, when you do a Google search, you will also get results that have to do […]

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Innovative startups for 2009

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Erick Schonfeld, editor in TechCrunch, is wondering about the kinds of innovative startups we mostly need in 2009: At the moment I’m writing this post, electric car batteries have the lead with 30%. Considering the serious global energy and pollution problems, I’ve voted for this option too. However, I’m sure we’re going to see lots […]

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The Social Web and the future of journalism

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The emerging Social Web technologies, such as blogging, micro-blogging, podcasting, etc, can be seen as a threat to ‘traditional’ journalism. The fact that we can instantly report news from our mobiles on Twitter, post videos on YouTube, and start public discussions on our blogs seems to be the start of a new era for the […]

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Our privacy on the Social Web

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How is well is our privacy protected on the Social Web? Of course, you can (and should) take some basic precaution measures, like not giving away sensitive information that can be used for financial fraud against you. However, there are issues beyond our hands that depend on how the Social Web handles our information. Google […]

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The Social Web in plain English

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The Social Web offers lots of opportunities for social networking. Through sites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, you can connect with friends from real life, make new ones, and keep in touch with them. Also, through microblogging sites like Twitter, you can let your friends know what you’re up to any time of the day. […]

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The Social Web and You

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Web 2.0 can best be described as the accumulation of new web-based collaboration technologies, such as social networking sites, social bookmarking sites, wikis, blogs, and more. The success of Web 2.0 is mainly attributed to the fact that it appeals to the public through services, like syndication and tagging, that allow people to easily publish […]