The race to become the hot location-based gaming service is red hot right now. Foursquare and Gowalla dominate the headlines, but another iPhone app,MyTown, has managed to rocket past them in usage in a little over a month with little fanfare. Today, the service has some 500,000 users, co-founder Keith Lee tells us. That puts it far ahead of either of the two more well-covered apps. – Foursquare Who? Gowalla What? MyTown Has 500,000 Users And 31 Million Check-Ins (TechCrunch)
Let’s face it: Most bloggers suck at being productive. They stare at a blank computer screen for a while, check their email, chat it up on Facebook and Twitter, grab a bite to eat, write a few words, and repeat. Hours later, they finally have something resembling a blog post. – 8 Ways to Become a More Productive Blogger (SEO Hosting)
Essentially, Matt says Google treats links the same whether they are from Facebook or Twitter, as they would if they were from any other site. It’s just an extension of the pagerank formula, where its not the amount of links, but how reputable those links are (the company uses a similar strategy for ranking Tweets themselves in real-time search). – How Google Rates Links from Facebook and Twitter (WebProNews)
Taking a closer look at B2B marketing budgets in our 2008/2009 survey, we found:
1) Digital spending moved ahead but failed to shake up the status quo.
2) Traditional tactics commanded the lion’s share of B2B budgets.
3) Social media managed to make only a few budget inroads in 2008/early 09.
– Social Media’s Impact on B2B Marketing Budgets? (Forrester)
Microsoft has issued Security Advisory (979352) after its own investigations into the highly-organized hacking attack in late December, the one that Google earlier this week insinuated came from China, led the software giant to conclude that a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in Internet Explorer was used by the perpetrators. – Microsoft warns of IE bug used in Chinese attacks on Google (Ars Technica)
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