Are Social Bookmarks Still Delicious? →
Yahoo has announced that it’s selling the social-bookmarking service Delicious to YouTube’s cofounders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who plan to make it part of a new startup called AVOS. Delicious was one of the first startups to tap into social media and user-generated content, but it has languished for the past couple of years. Hurley and Chen say they’re going to support and...
Just added support for A1-Webmarks.com on Splatforms.com
YouTube founders buy Delicious from Yahoo →
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the brains behind YouTube, have acquired the social bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, a Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed.Delicious will become a part of Hurley and Chen’s new Internet company, AVOS, starting in July 2011. The company has been looking for someone to buy the service since December.Yahoo and AVOS promised that the transition will be seamless. Starting...
Social Media: How Does Your Small Business Stack... →
Social media offers small businesses an inexpensive, relatively friction-free way to accomplish different business functions, from generating new leads to getting input for new product development. Consequently, its not surprising that small businesses are rapidly moving to take advantage of it.How far along the social media curve is your business compared to your peers? We’ve picked some key data...
Social Media Tip: Stop Tweeting, Liking and... →
Any social media campaign that doesn’t have measurement tools is doomed for failure. If you can’t measure your social media efforts, how will you know if you’re a success or failure?Luckily, popular social media products such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook have adapted analytics into their platforms. You are now able to measure your marketing efforts in each of these tools.
Just added support for Plerb.com on Splatforms.com
Feed Social Media Insight Back Into Your Business →
So, you have a social media presence. Perhaps you even have some tools in place to measure your team’s activity and interactions through social channels. That’s great! But how can you feed what you learn from social media interactions back into your team’s work effort?Social media needn’t be an end in itself. It’s one thing to “engage” and “lead thinking” in your social network. But social media...
Build Links with Social Bookmarking Sites →
In a web ruled by links social bookmarking should not be underestimated. A strong bookmark can provide a valuable link as well as citations to help boost your search engine rankings.What is Social Bookmarking?For those new to the world of social bookmarking it is a method for internet users to organise, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. The bookmarks are usually public...
Finally Hung the New Front Door →
The very first thing that we did when we first set out to cobble together Splatforms.com was to throw up some text on the home page to get the party started. That same old text has been there ever since, and while we’ve always known that we have needed to do something better, we’ve also […]
Wal-Mart Buys Social Media Site Kosmix →
Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, has agreed to buy Kosmix, a social media start-up focused on e-commerce, for an undisclosed sum, as valuations for social media companies like Groupon soar.“We are expanding our capabilities in today’s rapidly growing social commerce environment,” Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman at Wal-Mart, said in the statement on Monday. “Social networking and...
Yahoo Buzz closing down April 21 →
Yahoo posted that it will no longer be supporting Yahoo Buzz, starting April 21. Buzz was Yahoo’s answer to Digg and Reddit — a social bookmarking site that let users talk up interesting stories.The writing’s been on the wall for Yahoo Buzz since the company announced it was “sunsetting”several of its web apps, including MyBlogLog and Delicious, which Yahoo is trying...
How Small Businesses Can Leverage Social Media to... →
A recent survey by American Express OPEN found that 82% of small businesses in the United States are relying on word of mouth to acquire loyal customers and 44% of those surveyed currently use social media to help attract loyal customers. These findings leave little room to doubt that social media has come of age. The question for small businesses is no longer if or when to get active, but how to...
Updates on social networking sites worth more than... →
Penn State researchers have claimed that updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other real-time content sites could be worth more than 30 million a day, or nearly 10.9 billion dollars a year, to advertisers.”Real-time content is particularly interesting because it’s a window into a person’s world at a particular moment in time,” said Jim Jansen, associate professor,...
Beyond the Buzz, Social Media Is a Business... →
Social media, in all of its forms, impacts our lives as consumers from the things we buy, to where we go, to what we like, and overall how we share this information with one another. Today, this influence is moving from the consumer realm into the workplace where almost 90 percent of B2B organizations are either maintaining or increasing their social media spending, according to HubSpot’s...
Just added support for myYearbook.com on Splatforms.com
Facebook, Baidu Reportedly To Set Up China Social... →
Facebook reportedly has signed a deal with Baidu (BIDU) to set up a social-networking web site in China. The news was reported by Sohu.com, citing unnamed employees at Baidu, and passed on by Bloomberg.The story notes that the arrangement follows recent meetings in China between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Baidu CEO Robin Li. The new site would not be integrated with Facebook’s existing...
StumbleUpon Hits 1 Billion Stumbles Per Month →
StumbleUpon is hot. The discovery and recommendation engine that makes web browsing a lot like channel surfing just announced it’s now handling 1 billion stumbles per month.
New Version of the *forms Local Agent Released →
Yesterday we released the latest version of the *forms Local Agent, the component that processes all of your *forms and holds all of your credentials for the various sites to which the agent posts your *forms data. Version 1.1.4 resolves a number of existing tickets, and cleans up some other minor issues for which no […]
VK, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Slashdot, Freelish.us, and... →
Our compilation of target sites and available Tasks continues to evolve. Recently, we have added support for VK, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Slashdot, Freelish.us, Xing, and a number of other target sites. We have also added even more sites for which we do not yet have any Tasks developed, so our total list of target web sites […]
Beyond Facebook: 74 Popular Social Networks... →
Social networks have popped up all over the web. Businesses often think of the top four social networks — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace — as the only game in town. But there are hundreds around the globe with millions of users who can be targeted via these networks by businesses.Some of these social networks are general interest, some are niche-lifestyle or interest-specific, and others...
Just added support for Xing on Splatforms.com
Just added support for Freelish.us on Splatforms.com
Social Bookmarking Sites Truly Drive Qualified... →
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, share, classify, and search Internet bookmarks. It is the practice of saving bookmarks to a Web site and tagging them with keywords. Bookmarking, on the other hand, is the practice of saving the address of a Web site you like to visit in the future on your personal computer. These days social bookmarking sites are taking the...
Just added support for Slashdot on Splatforms.com
Freelish.us an Alternative to Del.icio.us... →
The people from StatusNet have released freelish.us, intended to be a social bookmarking site to replace the almost dead del.icio.us. And I say intended because its more than that. Its actually a modified instance of the status.net microblogging software, so you can use it as you use identi.ca or twitter, but tags, links, images and videos get displayed differently than on the default versions,...
Just added support for Jaiku on Splatforms.com
Social Bookmarking 101 →
Last year, I was researching an upcoming vacation to Cape Town, South Africa.After a day of browsing, I discovered three possible hotels and two shark-diving companies, along with two blog posts detailing the best ways to spend a week in the area (which both included shark diving, by the way).Sure, I could have spent a few minutes copying and pasting all those links into an email and shared them...