Starting as soon as sometime this week, the 75 million monthly active users playing Zynga’s FarmVille will have a new way to buy virtual tractors and seeds; they’ll be able to “Pay With Facebook.” – Revealed! Facebook’s Plan To Double Its Revenues (Silicon Alley Insider)
Periodically some person will publicly speculate that SEO is dead, dying, or useless. The reasons for this are many and varied. It’s easy to find articles on this topic, simply by searching for “is seo dead.” Here are a couple reasons that people may think that SEO is dying… – Is SEO Dying? How will it Evolve? (Search Engine Watch)
There are an alarming number of things that my user found hard to use in this sign-up process. The service is not dis-similar to alot of others out on the web but they seemed to lack guidance and context at a couple of main junctions and on occasion were given too many or not enough options to choose from. – Experiment: Twitter Usabilty – A new users first experience (Idea du Jour)
One of the most common fears I focus on defeating among executives and brand managers is that in new media brands lose control by publishing content and engaging in social networks. The general sentiment is that by sharing information and creating presences within public communities that they, by the nature of democratized participation, invite negative responses in addition to potentially positive and neutral interaction. By not fully embracing the social Web, many believe that they retain a semblance of control. – The Myth of Control in New Media (Brian Solis)
The crusade against prerecorded telemarketing messages, aka “robocalls,” went into high gear over at the Federal Communications Commission in the past few days. The agency is proposing tougher restrictionson the technology, which allows vendors to generate over a thousand annoying phone messages per minute—a bargain at about two cents per hit. – FCC ramps up crusade against robocalls (Ars Technica)
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