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Archives: February 2013

Curate The Best Content Web-Wide With Rallyverse

Content makes the social web go round, but finding the right content to share on your company’s social networking properties is NOT a simple task most days. Sure, you can slap any ol’ thing on your Facebook page or Twitter every day and be done with it – but then why be there at all? What’s the point?

Wouldn’t it be great to consistently find trusted, highly viral content relevant to your industry that helps establish your company’s standing as a thought leader?

Here’s how you can do just that.

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Help Twitter Make A Rockumentary At SXSW

If you’ll be attending South by Southwest (SXSW) this year? If so, you should plan to participate in creating this Rockumentary because you’ll kick yourself for it later if you don’t.

And if you don’t know what SXSW is, it’s a “unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies” – and it’s what everyone will be tweeting about from March 8-17.

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For B2B Brands, Facebook Delivers Traffic, Twitter Delivers Leads [STUDY]

A new study has revealed that while Facebook is the premier source of social media-originated traffic, Twitter is far and away the leading source of social leads for small and medium-sized business to business (B2B) brands.

Some 82 percent of social media B2B leads come from Twitter, compared to just 9 percent for Facebook and LinkedIn equally.

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Highlights From Charlie Rose’s Conversation With Twitter’s Biz Stone And Ev Williams

Earlier this year, two of Twitter’s cofounders, Ev Williams and Biz Stone, joined Charlie Rose on his PBS late-night interview hour for a “conversation about conversation.”

The two Twitter titans had a lot of interesting things to say – so we thought it was worth sharing some choice tidbits with you, below.

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey And Other Tech Luminaries Promote Computer Coding [VIDEO]

Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter and now the CEO of Square, is one of a team of tech luminaries helping Code.org lead the charge in promoting the teaching of computer coding to students across the country.

Code.org’s motto is, “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code.”

One way they’re hammering that message home is with a lovely little video featuring Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, and other Silicon Valley superstars. It was directed by Lesley Chilcott of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman fame.

Check it out, below.

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What Happens On The Internet Every Second, Minute, Hour And Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are now close to 2.5 billion internet users around the world – one-third of the entire global population – and all of these folks, collectively, get through an awful lot of internet each and every day.

And when you break it down to how much we do online every hour, minute, or even second, the numbers are mind-blowing.

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How The Internet (And Social Media) Has Changed The World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that there are now close to two and a half billion internet users across the planet, a rise of more than 500 percent since the year 2000?

And as the number of users grows, the internet changes accordingly – and so does the world.

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Tips To Avoid Prosecution After Sending Offensive Tweets

Libel is a definite “thing” on Twitter lately. It’s been established – read up.

But you’re a wiseass, so what can you possibly do to avoid landing in hot water? One prosecutor has some sage advice: “Quickly delete it!” But as that is quite possibly the lamest advice ever, we have some additional steps you could consider after you inevitably offend.

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Not Everyone Hates Twitter’s New API – And One Company Thinks It’s Pretty Neat

You’ve heard from developers a-plenty complaining about how unfair Twitter has been to them lately. And you’ve heard the doom and gloom about those being shut down due to Twitter’s pending API changes. Heck, we even started  an API Limit Death Watch to chronicle the gruesome details.

Imagine our surprise to come across a developer singing Twitter’s praises – and even after they’ve gone through the process of implementing the required API changes.

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Twitter Taunts Ill-Fated Titanic II Idea [VIDEO]

Why are the words “billionaire” and “eccentric” so commonly found in the same sentence?

Maybe because billionaires like Clive Palmer say they want to “build a boat” and mean “Titanic replica.”

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