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YouTube Finally Fixes Video View Counts

YouTube announced earlier today that they’re finally going to fix video view counts. If you watch videos that are being shared widely across social networks up until today the counter always seemed to be stuck. YouTube would default to displaying “301+” on videos which were getting a lot of traffic. Why? Because a lot of […]

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If ‘The Facebook’ Had Been Launched in 1995 [Video]

Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004. That was a different world, and Facebook has played a part in shaping the world of today. But imagine if ‘The Facebook’ (as Zuckerberg originally planned to call it) had been launched in 1995. [youtube]http://youtu.be/jYd_5aggzd4[/youtube]   Too young to remember 1995? It’s a parody of this real commercial for AOL.   Related articles Mark […]

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‘House for Rudolph’ Meme helps Kids Support the Homeless [Audio]

House for Rudolph is a charity meme for kids to raise funds for and awareness of homelessness in Ireland. Its organiser Dermot Casey is our guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 13:40; 8MB; MP3. House for Rudolph was inspired by the viral success of The […]

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Is Facebook Ad Revenue built on Fake Likes?

Is Facebook Ad Revenue built on Fake Likes?

Antonie Geerts pointed me to this video last night which makes an astonishing, but not very surprising, assertion about Facebook advertising. We already know that buying fake likes is counterproductive, because Facebook’s algorithm penalises pages and users who have a lot of likes from followers who do not engage with them. Veritasium’s Derek Muller gives an overview of […]

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Orkut To Close In September

Google announced earlier today that it will be closing down Orkut in September. Orkut was Google’s first foray into social networks, long before social networks were really called social networks. The site was originally launched back in 2004 and over time it gained popularity in Brazil more than in English speaking countries. I’ll be honest […]

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NYPD Photo Hashtag Backfires

**** Warning: this post contains images depicting violence **** Inviting the public to share their experiences of your organisation can be a very effective use of social media. But the difference between social media and PR is that you don’t control the conversation, as the New York Police Department discovered when they encouraged people to tag photos using […]

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2014 Social Media Awards Nominations Open

Nominations opened today for the 2014 edition of the Social Media Awards. As in previous years nominations are 100% free. This year’s categories are: Facebook categories: Facebook Page for a Business (Non Campaign) Facebook Page for a Non-Profit/Organisation Facebook Page for a Business (owner managed) Integrated Facebook Campaign: Page, App, Ads Twitter categories Best Business […]

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