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More Social Networks Opinion

  • Opinion: Google Launches Google+ Pages for Businesses

    Google's social network is now ready for business. The Google+ social network has grown at a decent pace with over 40 million members, but Google was slow to open it up for businesses and brands. But, Google recently made Google+ available for Google Apps subscribers, and now it has finally rolled out Google+ Pages for businesses and brands.

  • Opinion: How to Promote and Maintain Your Facebook Business Page

    Now that you've created a Facebook page for your business, you need to grow your fan base. Before getting started, however, know what your goals are. What do you want the fan page to accomplish for your business? Collecting a large number of fans is great, but you have to decide whether you're happy with exposure alone, or whether you want fans to become customers. Do you want your Facebook page to help you sell more products and services?

  • Opinion: Steve Martin Tweets a Book

    Comedian, actor, director, and banjo picker Steve Martin is joining the twitterati. He announced this week that he's writing a book based entirely on tweets from his Twitter account.

  • Opinion: Stream and Share Music for Free Online

    Forget about buying music; streaming your own playlists for free is now the way to go. Rdio is one of those sites that helps you share tunes. It has an extensive library of music, and it lets you add songs to playlists that you can share with followers who “add” you--much in the same vein as Twitter. Although Rdio emphasizes sharing songs within the site (and on Facebook and Twitter), you can also do your own thing and just use Rdio as an Internet radio station, streaming your hand-picked music all the time.

  • Opinion: How to Create a Google+ Profile For Your Business

    Google+ has finally opened up business profiles to its Google Apps for Business users, presumably in an effort to roll out any kinks before throwing their doors open to the world. Being first at bat can have intangible benefits on the Internet, including a valuable backlink to your company website from your Google+ profile. Here's how to join this limited group of users and make the most of your Google+ profile before everyone else.

  • Opinion: Twitter Enables X-Factor Voting

    From now on, Twitter users who are fans of the X-Factor USA talent show won't have to leave their beloved microblogging service to vote for their favorite performers on the program.

  • Opinion: Nextdoor Aims to Create Neighborhood Social Networks

    Does the world need another online social network? The founders of Nextdoor think so.

  • Opinion: Internet Trolls: The Psychology Behind the Rants

    The Internet has long been a virtual playground for exercising anger, especially when it comes to consumers' relationships with businesses. Now, a psychology professor at University of the Rockies has examined the motivations of these chronic Web complainers and found a loophole in social media for companies looking to minimize damage and explore business opportunities.

  • Opinion: Tips for Reaching Out to Twitter's 50 Million Daily Users

    Web designers, advertising agencies, and people with a firm grip on the online world have known for years that Twitter is indispensable. The trick has always been how to communicate that to the business owners who were their clients.

  • Opinion: How to Stop Facebook from Sharing Your Location When You Update Your Status

    Oh, Facebook. Always with the weird, unwanted, hard-to-undo changes. Like a couple weeks ago, I noticed that all of a sudden, every status update I posted included my location!

  • Opinion: Walmart Launches Local Deals Facebook Page

    Walmart is taking advantage of the local deals fad by launching its own Groupon-clone. However, Walmart's service has a few distinguishing traits that set it apart from the throngs of other daily deals services.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With Facebook's 'Get Friend Map'

    If your Facebook feed has been flooded with mentions of the Get Friend Map, an app that visualizes the locations of your Facebook friends on a world map, you're not alone. As of this writing, the Get Friend Map--which sounds like you'll be buying Facebook friends--has 580,767 monthly active users and over 60,000 "likes" on its page. So what is the Get Friend Map? And how useful (or harmful) is it?

  • Opinion: Kobo Pulse: eReading is Sharing

    If you're afraid you're not sharing enough of your daily activities with your online friends, here's another chance to get social...with books.

  • Opinion: New Facebook Features: 4 Privacy Concerns

    With Facebook's new Timelines and Open Graph apps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has advanced his vision of a world that loves to share. Profile pages will soon summarize your life's history, and apps are now able to feed a steady stream of activity to friends and followers automatically.

  • Opinion: In Defense of the New Facebook

    Shortly after Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a major overhaul to Facebook at the company's f8 conference last week, some informal surveys and Facebook chatter found many users are not fans of the changes. But are Timeline, media integration, and the introduction of Open Graph apps really that bad?

  • Opinion: Hack Your Way Into Facebook's New Timeline Feature

    Most users will have to wait a few weeks before they get to see Facebook's most drastic changes to the service since the company was founded, but you can use a developers workaround to gain access to the Timeline feature right now.

  • Opinion: SNL's Andy Samberg Opens F8 Keynote with 'Zuck Dawg'

    Wearing the requisite hoodie and sandals, Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg opened the F8 developer's conference Thursday by impersonating Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 7-minute comedy bit that preceded the actual one-hour keynote.

  • Opinion: Hate The New Facebook? Here's How to Change It

    If there is one thing Facebook users love to, it's to complain about design changes on the social network. Over the years the site has undergone several user interface tweaks, and each and every time the changes are introduced a large portion of the site's 750 million users rage. As one tweeter said, it's the 'Facebook cycle'--things change, people complain, they get over it and carry on.

  • Opinion: Google+ Social Networking Now Open to Everyone

    Google opened the gates to its social network, Google+, to everyone today and rolled out more than a dozen new features to the service, many of them aimed at mobile phone users.

  • Opinion: Will Facebook Deliver a Knockout Punch to Google+?

    Can Facebook rest on its 750 million user-base laurels? We'll find out this week at the social network's F8 Developer Conference, which takes place in San Franciscoon September 22. Buzz on what's expected ranges from new Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Facebook Buttons to a first-ever Facebook iPad app.



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