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Category - 'Social Media News'

Who will win the Geolocation War? Gowalla or Foursquare?

April 23rd, 2010 by Team Pi
The ongoing geolocation war between two of the largest mobile apps, namely Gowalla and Foursquare reached its pinnacle in the recently held South by Southwest conference. Both these players were at loggerheads with each other for a geolocation denomination. Though it is learnt that Foursquare had a brilliantly executed conference, the actual outcome about who “really [...]
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Social Media: The New Breeding Ground for Media Houses

April 22nd, 2010 by Team Pi
In a recent study it was revealed that social media is the most frequented area for almost three quarters of the total internet users, with the weekly population touching almost 73% of the total social networking usage. Though watching television still tops the social media activities, Facebook follows close behind on the list. The social media [...]
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Microsoft Collaborates With Facebook for Cloud-Based Docs

April 22nd, 2010 by Team Pi
Microsoft and Facebook formed an unlikely partnership and announced the launch of an online apps platform, Docs Beta. This would enable Facebook users to create, and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. FUSE Labs, a division of Microsoft, took four months to build this software that focuses on social connectivity. The announcement was made in [...]
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Facebook Connect To Be Off Soon

April 21st, 2010 by Team Pi
In a recent press conference held  in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook announced that with the launch of the ‘Open Graph’, Facebook Connect, which is the company’s only tool for enabling access to the third party websites into the social graph, will no longer be available. Mr. Zuckerberg also announced that, the API [...]
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Facebook Privacy: Will It Be Affected By the Open Graph?

April 21st, 2010 by Team Pi
With the Facebook Company’s plans to enable the Open Graph API and Protocol, the ability to integrate the websites and web apps within our already existing social network, adds to making it more robust than it already is. Though this new development is good news (making larger companies like Pandora, Microsoft and Yelp join in), [...]
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Facebook to Be More Dynamic With the Launch of ‘Community Pages’

April 21st, 2010 by Team Pi
Facebook is going to link profiles and pages and has recently started an all-new way to share your hobbies, likings and interest in the form of ‘Community Pages’. This development came shortly after Facebook introduced “like” terminology where a user can click a button indicating that he liked the organization/page/brand instead of becoming fan of [...]
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Report: Facebook Rules Social Media

April 20th, 2010 by Team Pi
According to a study by comScore, social media is dominated by Facebook. In the comparative study of social media traffic in March 2009 and March 2010, there have been several changes. In March 2010, Facebook accounts for 41% of social media traffic, with MySpace coming in next with 24%. Google’s Gmail captured 15% and Twitter has [...]
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Twitter Ranks #2 In Search Queries

April 20th, 2010 by Team Pi
Twitter produces almost 19 billion search queries every month, according to its co-founder Evan Williams. At the Chirp conference, Williams mentioned that Twitter handles roughly 600 million queries in a day. These figures put Twitter ahead of Yahoo and Bing searches, which produce on a monthly basis, 9.4 billion and 4.1 billion searches respectively. However, Google [...]
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How are Fortune 100 Companies Influencing Social Media?

April 19th, 2010 by Team Pi
An infographic created by Flowtown has revealed how several Fortune 100 companies are using social media to manage their engagements and generate followers. The percentage of these companies using different social networking sites is Twitter (65%), Facebook (54%), YouTube (50%) and Corporate Blogs (33%). 79% of the companies use atleast one of these sites, but only [...]
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Library of Congress To Get Twitter’s Complete Archive

April 19th, 2010 by Team Pi
full movie of chalet girl The U.S Library of Congress has announced through its official Twitter account that it will obtain the entire archives of Twitter messages, right from 2006, when Twitter first started. The U.S Library of Congress is the world’s biggest library. The inclusion of Twitter’s messages would help advance academic research as the [...]
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