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Does Social Media Make You Dumb?

Posted by iBlog on September 13, 2007

The “Mainstream Media” has had somewhat of an antagonistic relationship with “New Media”. Journalists have bemoaned blogging on several occasions, stating simply that “Journalism requires journalists”. Once again journalists are gracing us with another study linking the success of the social news sites to the downfall of society.The study, conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ), compared the mainstream media’s headlines for one week against those of a host of user-news sites. Specifically:

“PEJ took a snapshot of coverage from the week of June 24 to June 29, 2007, on three sites that offer user-driven news agendas: Digg, Del.icio.us and Reddit. In addition, the Project studied Yahoo News, an outlet that offers an editor-based news page and three different lists of user-ranked news: Most Recommended, Most Viewed, and Most Emailed. These sites were then compared with the news agenda found in the 48 mainstream news outlets contained in PEJ’s News Coverage Index.”

Read the full article in TechCrunch

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The Right Way To Use Web 2.0

Posted by iBlog on September 12, 2007

Three Keys to Successfully Exploiting Web 2.0

Entrepreneurs are eager to use the rapidly emerging social networks and blogging tools to get closer to their customers, but first they need to develop a business strategy, according to members of a high-profile panel in a recent discussion at the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest. Panelists included representatives of Technorati, Facebook, and Wetpaint, who offered the following suggestions for best using Web 2.0 techniques:

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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Social Networks – Execs Use Them Too

Posted by iBlog on September 9, 2007

Encover Chief Executive Officer Chip Overstreet was on the hunt for a new vice-president for sales. He had homed in on a promising candidate and dispensed with the glowing but unsurprising remarks from references. Now it was time to dig for any dirt. So he logged on to LinkedIn, an online business network. “I did 11 back-door checks on this guy and found people he had worked with at five of his last six companies,” says Overstreet, whose firm sells and manages service contracts for manufacturers. “It was incredibly powerful.”

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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Social Networking Hits Investing

Posted by iBlog on August 21, 2007

For most equity investors, the wild market volatility of the past few weeks has been cause for gritted teeth and palpitating hearts. But a few who have become active in online trading communities took some solace in the fact that they at least had found a place where they can see how other investors are riding out the storm.

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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Mining MySpace

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

Most Web users will admit to having used MySpace or Facebook to spy on their teenage kids or an ex-significant other. But Stephen Patton has made social network snooping into a science.

Read the full article in Forbes.com

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Dangers of Social Networking Sites

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Aug. 21-28, 2006 issue – Cameron Walker learned the hard way that sharing information online can have unintended consequences. In 2005, the sophomore at Fisher College in Boston organized a student petition dedicated to getting a campus police guard fired and posted it on the popular college social network Facebook.com. Walker wrote that the guard “loves to antagonize students … and needs to be eliminated.” It was a poor choice of words. Another student informed school officials, who logged on and interpreted the comments as threatening. Though Walker claimed he was trying only to expose the guard’s demeanor, he was expelled. He’s now enrolled at another college and admits he made a serious mistake. “I was a naive 21-year-old,” he says.

Read the full article on MSNBC.com

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Facebook or Myspace?

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Aug. 6, 2007 issue – For young people, the burning question of our time is “Facebook or MySpace?” It’s the contemporary equivalent to a previous generation’s “Paul or John?” or “Betty or Veronica?”

View the full article in MSNBC.com

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Business Development – Networking

Posted by iBlog on August 7, 2007

Business development and business networking are naturally complementary to each other. This includes networking that is done on the Internet. Here’s a look at how you can maximize your business development by networking online.

Read the full article on FastCompany.com

 http://www.fastcompany.com/resources/networking/\tetenallen/business-development-online/070207.html

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Myspace & Online Social Networking

Posted by iBlog on August 7, 2007

Participating In The World Of Myspace 

Join this online cultured community of gen x & y and you will see the world of people networking with other people. When in the past the only interaction we had with websites was to the computer only. 

www.myspace.com

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With an estimate of over 72 million MySpace members, this is one wild party. Well not exactly but it is a highly creative mix of marketers, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and cool people looking to socialize and get there profile up. You can add a friend, hook up your page, link up to others, send out bulletins, conduct business, add slideshows, music, downloads, share albums and more.

One of the peak observations on this website is how it has revolutionized the music industry. How musicians can connect one on one with there fans and business can compete through online advertising and marketing to there desired myspace audience. It’s quite entertaining. Peruse the website and you will find famous artists like Gwen Stafani, Black Eyed Peas, Gabriel and Dresden, Tiesto and more.

Jen Lyn

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