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Starting in February 2013, tweets that contain URLs will be reduced to 118 characters, 117 for https links. Social media site Twitter is reducing the 140 character limit down, representing a two character decrease per tweet. Announced Thursday on Twitter’s developer blog, this change reflects Twitter’s t.co link wrapper. What this means to us laypeople [...]

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Social Media Explained

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For most of us, it is easy to assume that a paperless world does not do much damage to the environment. While using the internet and social media creates less damage rather than paper, it does leave a trail in the form of a carbon footprint, which is the amount of carbon dioxide released into [...]

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Admit it: downloading mobile apps (especially when they’re free) is a guilty pleasure you simply can’t get enough of. But are you sure about who’s accessing and pulling your information, and for what reasons they’re being used? Check out this report on the four levels of risk that mobile apps may be violating.

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Governments around the world have been struggling with how to archive and maintain records of social media. Now that social media has been taken seriously enough for politicians to utilise social media tools, their governments are brainstorming how to record these information. After all, some of these posts, tweets and other postings contain the latest [...]

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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of MEME is: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture In the internet age, it could be an image, video or other “viral” social media passed from one internet user to another. In this case, memes are not necessary harmful [...]

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Just recently, a study was released officially confirming that Pinterest is officially the third most visited social networking site. Facebook remains king with 7 billion visits last March, Twitter with 182 million, and Pinterest following relatively closely at 104 million! The growth of Pinterest is nothing short of amazing. For instance, in January 28 this [...]

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This map depicts the physical movement of and movements of tweets. Created by Social Media cartographer Eric Fischer, this tracks the physical movement (in green) and @ replies from someone in one location to someone in another (in purple) and a combination of the two (in white). Fischer has also created maps on the use [...]

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When you need to rename your Twitter account for whatever reason, it can be done without losing your loyal followers. You may need to make the switch due to a business name change, rebranding, merger, or for personal reasons, and in the past, the fact that was nearly impossible to change any social media username. [...]

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SEO Basics

Every blogger should know the basics of SEO (search engine optimization). SEO gives you the ability to improve the visibility of a website, page or blog on search engines search results. These are unpaid algorithmic search outcomes that you normally see on Yahoo or Google. There are additional search engine marketing (SEM) techniques, which are [...]

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