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Did you know that there are over 150 million blogs on the internet, and around 175,000 new blogs are added to the web daily.
So, here’s the big question: how do you make yours stand out?
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We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes 5 surprising stats you need to know to improve your Twitter strategy, a look at what people are sharing on social networks, 10 surprising social media facts, 15 Twitter tips that get more retweets and what you can expect from Twitter’s new tweet activity dashboard.
It might sound like strange advice, but a little Twitter stalking can go a long way.
Journalists get a lot of email, and a ton of that is made up of press releases.
How much? A new survey has revealed that the average reporter’s inbox picks up 50 press releases each week, with one in five being sent more than 100 missives every seven days.
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.
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.