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Progressive Legal Group Looks At One State’s Attempt To Prevent Foreclosures

According to the loan modification lawyers at Progressive Legal Group, the U.S. has come a long way since the housing crisis of 2007-2009, but predatory lending practices continue to plague homeowners. Fortunately, new bills in Colorado reveal how legislation can effectively prevent unfair ethics.

The Denver Post reports that in April, Colorado legislators passed House Bills 1295 and 1130, which will protect homeowners from paying more than necessary to save their home, while expanding their ability to negotiate for a loan modification. Thanks to the bills’ sponsors, Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver and Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Westminster, homeowners are protected from “dual tracking” – an unethical lending strategy where the lender pursues foreclosure even as they negotiate with the borrower.
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A Day in the Life of Bitly [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Day in the Life of Bitly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Before Twitter added its own URL shortener, t.co, to the network, pretty much everybody who wanted to use shortened links to save that precious 140 character space used Bitly.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Social Selling [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Beginner's Guide to Social Selling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s an interesting statistic: according to a recent survey, 78 percent of salespeople who use social media outsell their peers.

Almost three-quarters (73 percent) who implemented social sales techniques outperformed their competitors, and 66 percent achieved a greater quota attainment for sales reps by using these methods.

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Activist Groups Petition Twitter to Reveal Its Workplace Diversity

Activist Groups Petition Twitter To Reveal Its Workplace Diversity

Twitter is being pressured by several civil rights groups to reveal a report of its workplace diversity, following similar reports from companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn.

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5 Simple Tips for Brands Using Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Simple Tips for Brands Using Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The average U.S. brand sends 221 tweets each week, with every message an opportunity to connect, engage with and delight customers, both new and old. But brands that are too self-promotional risk losing touch with their audience – 61 percent of people say that they’d cut social ties with a business that doesn’t provide them with relevant content.

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Just 5 Percent of Doctors Use Twitter for Professional Purposes [STUDY]

Just 5 Percent of Doctors Use Twitter for Professional Purposes [STUDY]

If you’re getting worried about that rash that just won’t go away, it’s probably not worth tweeting your doctor about it, as a new study has revealed that just one in 20 U.S. physicians use Twitter for professional purposes, reports MedData Group.

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10 Surprising Social Media Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Surprising Social Media Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that your biggest advocates on Twitter are almost always those people with the lowest number of followers?

Yep – fewer than one in 10 of your mentions are likely to come from Twitter’s so-called “power users”. Meanwhile, 91 percent of mentions will be from those with less than 500 followers.

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Twitter Doesn’t Want Companies Reporting Its User Numbers

Twitter Doesn't Want Companies Reporting Its User Numbers

Twitter has apparently been shutting down companies that access its API to publish the size of Twitter’s user-base.

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Former Twitter Manager Suing For Age Discrimination

Former Twitter Manager Suing For Age Discrimination

A former Twitter employee is suing the company alleging age discrimination, reports SF Weekly.

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Hashing Out Our Problems: Twitter’s History Of Social #Hashtivism [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hashing Out Our Problems: Twitter's History Of #Hashtivism [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hashtag activism – hashtivism, if you will – is a growing trend on Twitter.

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