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Why Did Facebook Revamp Its Places Page? - Posted November 11, 2014
Facebook appears to have quietly revamped its Places page, adding distinctive ... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Pays $450,000 FTC Fine For COPPA Violation - Posted September 22, 2014
Teens are a prime target for most social networks. Their numbers can boost a user base quickly, and they bring a lot of content with them. The trend has even been lampooned by The Onion. But minors -- especially those under the age of 13 ... [AllFacebook]

San Francisco Pizza Place Begs for Your Hate on Yelp - Posted September 22, 2014
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." That's what the cool (octogenarian) kids say all the time. However, when it comes to social media, that could mean selling your soul to the high... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Testing Local Rankings On Pages For Restaurants, Hotels? - Posted July 2, 2014
Facebook appears to be experimenting with a little dash of Yelp on its ... [AllFacebook]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Introduces Emoji-Based Searches - Posted April 7, 2014
We can blame Twitter's latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp's mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves - were many people... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Yelp Introduces Emoji-Based Searches - Posted April 7, 2014
We can blame Twitter's latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp's mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves - were many people... [FishbowlNY]

Yelp Introduces Emoji-Based Searches - Posted April 7, 2014
We can blame Twitter's latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp's mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves - were many people... [PRNewser]

Yelp Introduces Emoji-Based Searches - Posted April 7, 2014
We can blame Twitter's latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp's mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves - were many people... [Inside Mobile Apps]

8 Steps To Optimize Your Facebook Page In 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands' awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect w... [AllFacebook]

Common Yelp Lawsuits May Cause Serious #PRFail - Posted March 21, 2014
In the land of the free to sue anyone they want and home of the brave lawyers with no scruples to take their money, frivolous lawsuits are no stranger to the U.S. J... [FishbowlDC]

Yelp + Angie's List + Facebook = Whodoyou? - Posted March 6, 2014
What would you get if you put Yelp, ... [AllFacebook]

How Much Power Does a Restaurant Critic Have? - Posted January 7, 2014
You may have heard that Adam Platt, primary restaurant critic for New York magazine, recently revealed himself to the world at large after years of "anonymity". Here he is on CBS This Morning explaining his decision: ... [FishbowlDC]

Online Store Fines Customer for Posting Disparaging Review - Posted November 20, 2013
Defamation and libel are things we often ignore when ranting on sites like Yelp, but we should take more caution when leaving online reviews. Today's tragic story is about an unhappy customer, Jen Palmer, whose credit was ruined when an angry retailer wrongfully... [PRNewser]

Online Store Fines Customer for Posting Disparaging Review - Posted November 20, 2013
Defamation and libel are things we often ignore when ranting on sites like Yelp, but we should take more caution when leaving online reviews. Today's tragic story is about an unhappy customer, Jen Palmer, whose credit was ruined when an angry retailer wrongfully... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Is Reddit the New Reputation Management Tool? - Posted November 14, 2013
Confession: we're new to Reddit. We kind of saw it as a place where people gathered to argue over whether Game of Thrones needs to be more faithful to the books before we used it to scroll through theories about the Breaking Bad finale (it's a "degrees of nerditude" issue)... [FishbowlDC]

Yelp Reviewers File Suit Demanding Pay for Their Sloppy Copy - Posted October 30, 2013
Here's a twist on the "brand ambassador" and "crowdsourced content" trends: a group of hard-working Yelp "critics" has filed a class-action law... [FishbowlDC]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Lurkers And Superfans: Why You Need Both In Your Facebook Communities - Posted September 26, 2013
Superfans are the most important people in Facebook brand communities, but getting them to engage is only... [AllFacebook]

TripAdvisor Offers to Scrub Negative Hotel Reviews in Exchange for a Little Renovation - Posted September 4, 2013
In what should be great news to anyone with clients in the hospitality industry, top travel blog Skift reports that TripAdvisor has announced plans... [FishbowlDC]

Foursquare Lets Users Search for Venues in Other Cities - Posted July 8, 2013
Yelp and Foursquare have been becoming increasingly similar over the last year, but each app offers something the other can't do: With Yelp, users can't search for all venues near them; they have to choose in advance what they want to do. With Foursqu... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Rolls Out On-Site Commerce, for a Fee - Posted June 18, 2013
Yelp today introduced a "Call to Action" feature that allows merchants to support a single type of transaction on their business listing page on the website. "Consumers come to Yelp ready to make a spending decision and they rely on Yelp's wealth of valuable content to f... [AllFacebook]

New Start-Up Giving Consumers a Chance to Blacklist Bad Customer Service - Posted June 14, 2013
There's a new start-up in San Francisco that's aiming to empower consumers with a voice - and it's usually an angry one. At Blacklist, everyone's sharing their bad brand experiences, and from the looks of it, a lot of companies just don't know how to keep customers happy. This is... [PRNewser]

New Start-Up Giving Consumers a Chance to Blacklist Bad Customer Service - Posted June 14, 2013
There's a new start-up in San Francisco that's aiming to empower consumers with a voice - and it's usually an angry one. At Blacklist, everyone's sharing their bad brand experiences, and from the looks of it, a lot of companies just don't know how to keep customers happy. This is... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Yelp CFO: We'd Team Up With Facebook On Graph Search - Posted June 3, 2013
When Facebook introduced Graph Search in January, it was perceived as a th... [AllFacebook]

Expion Unleashes Suite Of New Social Marketing Tools - Posted May 20, 2013
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new t... [AllFacebook]

5 Facebook Consumer Interaction Drivers From Sigmund Freud - Posted May 17, 2013
Sigmund Freud is famous for making society's understanding of the conscious mind versus the unconscious mind popular. The conscious mind is associated primarily with our current moment of perceptions and awareness, whil... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Mobile Location Pages: How Businesses Can Take Advantage - Posted April 30, 2013
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business' physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gives Pages On Mobile A Sleeker Design - Posted April 23, 2013
Facebook has redesigned the way mobile users view pages. The company announced Tuesday that pages will take on a sleeker look, making it easier for users to like, message, call, as well as see if a business is open. Users can also easily see how many times they've checked into place-bas... [AllFacebook]

For IOS Users, Facebook's Nearby Feature Becomes Local Search - Posted April 3, 2013
When Facebook announced Graph Search earlier this year, the natural question was, "When will this be on mobile?" It appears that Facebook is trying to push more search queries onto its mobile application (instead of apps such as Foursquare and Yelp). As Inside Facebook Editor Brittany Darwell ... [AllFacebook]

CASE STUDY: Using Facebook To Connect Babysitters With Families - Posted March 29, 2013
An enterprising mom in California had an idea for an application that would be similar to OpenTable or Yelp, but for babysitters. Using Facebook's platform as a vehicle, Lynn Perkins... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Wants to Know What You Had for Breakfast This Morning - Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook's latest plan to convince brands and advertisers that its services have some real-world value involves utilizing ... [FishbowlDC]

Google and Yelp Launch Mobile ROI Calculators. Why Do We Care? - Posted March 26, 2013
No matter who your clients are and what kind of content you use to promote them, a growing number of people will read it on mobile. That's why Google's ... [FishbowlDC]

Yelp Helps Local Businesses, Study Finds - Posted March 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_121904" align="alignleft" width="300"] mangostock / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Yelp drives an average of $8,000 in business to small businesses that have profiles on the site, according to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group but fun... [AllFacebook]

Highlight Jumps on the Bandwagon With Photo Filters and Map View - Posted March 5, 2013
Highlight, the It Girl of last year's South by South West Interactive conference, is playing catch up this year, ... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Will Launch Display Ads in Mobile Apps - Posted March 1, 2013
Yelp will launch display ads in its mobile apps this month, with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Taco Bell and Miller Lite as its first advertisers, the company said today. Yelp currently generates most of its reve... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Lukewarm Reaction to Facebook Results - Posted February 2, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector was flat this week as FB's Q4 results failed to impress investors who expected dramatic gains in mobile revenue (see commentary below) and YHOO also failed to exc... [AllFacebook]

Debt Collectors Posing As Bikini-Clad Models On Facebook - Posted January 24, 2013
If you're running behind on your bills and suddenly find a friend request on Facebook from an attracti... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Graph Search Will Both Challenge And Help Brands - Posted January 17, 2013
Facebook's newest addition -- graph search -- can change the way brands not only market on the site, but find potential customers through the... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [AllFacebook]

Applebee's Makes the Most of Its 'Casual' Reputation - Posted January 9, 2013
Ask the average guy on the street for a prime example of a generic, mediocre "casual dining" chain and chances are very good that he'll name Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or both (though you might get the occasional Outback Steakhouse or T.G.... [GalleyCat]

Applebee's Makes the Most of Its 'Casual' Reputation - Posted January 9, 2013
Ask the average guy on the street for a prime example of a generic, mediocre "casual dining" chain and chances are very good that he'll name Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or both (though you might get the occasional Outback Steakhouse or T.G.... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Facebook Raises Its Voice, Stocks Follow - Posted January 4, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector has roared so far in 2013 with an average gain of 6% this week as institutional interest intensified. P and WEBM (the parent company of SocialTimes) led the group with gains of 16% ... [AllFacebook]

What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Nearby - Posted January 2, 2013
Ever since Facebook acquired his location-based check-in site, Gowalla, around this time last year, co-founder and CEO Josh Williams (now a product manager... [AllFacebook]

Crack the Code: Pitching Tech and Startup Stories - Posted December 13, 2012
With the media echo chamber focusing on the same top tier tech companies, startups have a harder time getting noticed. But at least now your client's company doesn't have to be from Silicon Valley to gain media traction. New York's own Silicon Alley has ... [FishbowlDC]

Creative Restaurant Turns the Tables on Yelp Haters - Posted December 7, 2012
Regular readers will know that we have very mixed feelings about the business review site Yelp--and user generate... [FishbowlDC]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [semanticweb.com]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [AllTwitter]

Yelp Cracks Down on Fake Reviews - Posted October 25, 2012
Regular readers will know how much we dislike the "... [FishbowlDC]

How Has Social Media Changed Nightlife Promotion? - Posted September 27, 2012
In yet another example of "All the News That's Fit to Print", The New York Times ran a somewhat ... [FishbowlDC]

Are Fake 'User' Reviews an Acceptable PR Tool? - Posted August 27, 2012
Every marketing/PR pro knows (or should know) the value of user-generated content: They're real-life reviews of products, services and professional organizations (like, say, PR firms) written by real-life customers! In certain industries like elect... [FishbowlDC]

Discovery App Raved Taps Facebook, Foursquare Friends For Recommendations - Posted July 19, 2012
Recommendations from Facebook friends and ... [AllFacebook]

IPO Sinks Facebook In Customer Loyalty Study - Posted June 1, 2012
The list of casualties of Facebook's staggering ... [AllFacebook]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu Is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's Elevator Pitch, host A... [FishbowlLA]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook IPO Vs. Other Tech IPOs - Posted May 10, 2012
Social media agency Banyan Branch compared the upcoming Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Querying the Whole Web of Data: a vision - Posted October 21, 2011
The holy grail of the Semantic Web is to have intelligent agents that will be able to do all types of stuff for us, similar to what ... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Joins San Francisco's Tech Tax Advisory Council - Posted April 15, 2011
San Francisco is doing everything it can to retain its status as the place to be in tech. The city has set up an ad hoc advisory council, which includes Twitter representatives, in order to evaluate how the city's tax structure impacts big tech companies. The advisory council was set up... [10,000 Words]

Startup of the Week: Tello, a Yelp-Style Customer Service Rating Site - Posted February 24, 2011
mbStartups is pleased to announce the Startup of the Week: a weekly post dedicated to the newest faces in new media. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Media Events 07.19.07 - Posted July 19, 2007
Thursday 07.19.07 WHAT: Premiere of Back Soon at Outfest. WHO: A talented cast. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: ... [FishbowlLA]

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