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Anyone who uses Twitter, and has at some point posted a link to something interesting, will have almost certainly used a URL-shortening service such as bit.ly for example. Now the spammers are exploiting the popularity of such link-reduction services by establishing their own fake URL-shortening services in order to redirect …
by happygeek 1,608 in Digital Marketing ()
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I was extremely surprised (in a good way) with how my last forum thread turned out. I planned on Web 3.0 being a series of forum threads (now articles). In case you missed the last article, I discussed how Web 3.0 relies heavily on community/social oriented activity. In particular, I'm …
by Sariscos 80 in Digital Marketing ()
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We all know what Web 1.0 was about. Essentially that's when the web was born and we were able to retrieve information from various sites. Web 2.0 changed the whole dynamic of how we use the internet as end users allowing us to store data, software applications within the browser, …
by Sariscos 80 in Digital Marketing ()
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As many of you are probably aware, DaniWeb was hit hard by Google's Panda algorithm update back in February. A news story written by Davey entitled Google Farmer Update: what went wrong? explained that the February 24th Panda algorithm targeted at content farms literally cut DaniWeb's US traffic by half. …
by Dani 1,404 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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When Groupon turned down offers from Yahoo and Google last year it stirred a buzz that had people, myself included, wondering what they know that we don't. Founded in 2008, Groupon secures incredible deals on everything from pedicures to flight lessons by negotiating a "group" discount our their members' behalf. …
by WASDted 184 in Digital Marketing ()
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On the evening of 24th February, Google Principal Engineer Matt Cutts promised that a newly tweaked search algorithm that impacted on 11.8% of search queries (an absolutely massive change to the way that search works, in other words) would "reduce rankings for low-quality sites which are low-value add for users, …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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According to a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 21 percent of American adults do not use the Internet. And of those, 90 percent say they have no intention of using the Internet in the future. Among the non-internet users, 34 percent do have some relationship …
by slfisher in Digital Marketing ()
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It's not unusual for a government IT department to warn its users about downloading malware onto their government-issued computers. It's more unusual, though, for the source of the malware to be the ads on the website of the newspaper of record. In July, the cyber security coordinators in the state …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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"It's unbelievable, the kind of data that's out there about you," Cisco's principal security strategist Patrick Gray told a crowd in Boise, Idaho, this morning. The problem is that criminal hackers can use that kind of information to target a company, Gray said. He described one case where criminals in …
by slfisher in Digital Marketing ()
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LiveJournal users are up in arms over a modification to the service that they say allows users commenting to their online journals to also post those comments on Facebook or Twitter, even if the journal is set up to be restricted only to the owners' friends. In response to the …
by slfisher in Digital Marketing ()
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The post on Twitter late last night simply said "changes coming to digg v4" but it was enough to get me excited, mainly because the person posting those five words was none other than Digg founder and head honcho Kevin Rose. The launch of Digg version 4 , which as …
by happygeek 1,608 in Digital Marketing ()
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A marketing company in America has been rapped by the Federal Trade Commission for publishing reviews of its clients' games on iTunes. The organisation, Reverb Marketing, has issued a statement suggesting it regarded the matter as trivial and didn't want to spend ages fighting this sort of lawsuit. We haven't …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Digital Marketing ()
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...but will users 'LIKE' it? Today, Namco Bandai Games, Inc. announced that they will be launching two made-for-Facebook games, City of Football and Treasure Abyss. With over half a million users on Facebook, it's become one of the most popular ways to advertise today. Namco Bandai plans to make full …
by H. B. Duran 5 in Digital Marketing ()
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Internet marketers using social networks beware - linking to stories on the Internet, much as news bloggers do here on Daniweb and elsewhere, may be about to become a high risk activity. The owner of website skyscrapercity.com is being sued by the Las Vegas Review-Journal for infringement over one of …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Digital Marketing ()
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Welcome to the new Digg , somewhat different from the old Digg. In version 4 of the popular news aggregator site, rolled out today to users, will the new features manage to renew the siteâs popularity, reversing the trend which has dropped them from 30 to 25 million visitors per …
by CatRambo 1 in Digital Marketing ()
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When participants of a recent study were asked to share sensitive information on two different online surveys -- one designed to look unprofessional and the other backed by a major university -- the participants were more likely to share private information on the unprofessional-looking site. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon released …
by Emily Banks in Digital Marketing ()
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The founder of Facebook might be facing the death penalty in Pakistan but social media growth is showing no sign of slowing down in India. In fact, it is displaying some of the fastest social networking growth on the planet. According to a comScore report on Social Networking Sites in …
by happygeek 1,608 in Digital Marketing ()
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Linden Lab , the guys behind the wildly popular 3D virtual reality community Second Life , confirmed details on Friday that they will be dumping Teen Second Life as a secondary stand alone project. Teen Second Life will officially be closing its doors at the end of the year. However, …
by Niki_Fears 15 in Digital Marketing ()
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Last month DaniWeb reported how Justin Bieber beat Lady Gaga to become the King of YouTube with the most viewed video ever. Gaga has proven harder to tackle on Twitter where the quirky pop star has just knocked Britney Spears off the top spot in terms of the most followers. …
by happygeek 1,608 in Digital Marketing ()
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Popular social news site Digg.com's parent company Digg Inc. is still looking for a new CEO, but the end of the search is near. In an interview, Digg co-founder Kevin Rose revealed that the field of candidates has been narrowed down to three possibilities and that he expects that the …
by CatRambo 1 in Digital Marketing ()
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Not only is there a debate about the constitutionality of using Global Positioning System units to help fight crime â now thereâs concern about using Google Earth as well. The Associated Press reported a few days ago that government officials in regions ranging from the Riverhead, N.Y., to the country …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Facebook announced last night its own location-based "check-in" app -- this being the social-networking site's response to similar applications like FourSquare, Gowalla and Brightkite. The new app, called Places , is available on the iPhone, with the latest version of the Facebook app, and through touch.facebook.com on mobile devices that …
by Emily Banks in Digital Marketing ()
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Social networking site Friendster is going to get an overhaul under its new owner MOL Global . Commentators including the Guardian in the UK have reported that the site will become a games portal, putting it on less of a head-to-head footing with its main rival, Facebook . You could …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Digital Marketing ()
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Facebook really dislikes that new 'dislike' button that's been popping up across the social network, and you should, too. That's because it could be a fake - a malicious little app that's actually a survey spam scam of the same ilk as that " Free iPad event " invitation you've …
by EricMack 25 in Digital Marketing ()
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In the wake of the Wikileaks scandal , the National Guard has announced new " social media guidelines " for the nation's citizen soldiers. While a lot of the guidelines are the same sort of common sense, don't-embarrass-your-family's good name restrictions we might place on our teenagers' use of Facebook …
by EricMack 25 in Digital Marketing ()
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On Friday, the worldâs largest online marketplace announced the launch of its U.S. exclusive eBay Bucks Rewards Program. The cashback incentive gives the consumer a 2% return on most items available for sale on the site. "We're giving eBay's most loyal shoppers something special in return -- money to spend …
by Glass_Joe 68 in Digital Marketing ()
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Connect with old classmates, chat with friends...now book flights on Facebook. Delta Airlines added an application to its Facebook page today that allows customers to search for flights, book them and share them with friends without navigating away from the Facebook page. For the first time, it seems an airline …
by Emily Banks in Digital Marketing ()
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Flattr moved out of beta testing and opened to the public today. The social micropayments platform is intended to allow Internet content providers to collect money for their content in the form of tips, or small payments made to demonstrate approval or enjoyment of the content. With Flattr, users pay …
by CatRambo 1 in Digital Marketing ()
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Just as it seemed one Google Street View debacle in a foreign country came to a resolution today, another was just beginning thousands of miles away. The problems first began for Google in Germany in May, when the company's Street View vehicles collected private data that was sent across unencrypted …
by Emily Banks in Digital Marketing ()
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Smart phone users, including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, will now be able to see more advertising on their phones thanks to a new interactive video ad player that automatically detects the user's device and switches it to HTML5 and the appropriate video required by that device. The Jivox Interactive …
by VanessaRyan 12 in Digital Marketing ()
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