links for 2009-02-16

  • There are a lot of challenges in working with social media: helping clients understand the space, finding smart and meaningful ways to employ social technologies, and measuring the effectiveness of your efforts, for example. One big and often-discussed issue is how the “always on” aspect of social media can lead to burnout.
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  • As I was sitting down to a nice comfortable night at home I was alerted via Twitter about a change in theterms-of-service Terms of Service (TOS) at Facebook that could be pretty significant. Since I am not totally aware of the protocol for referencing tweets as sources, I will simply give you the whole deal here so the right people can get their Twitter props:

    @Mack Collier: RT @jeremymeyers: RT @NealWiser: Facebook Now OWNS Your Content? Please Re-Tweet (via @perrybelcher)

    (tags: facebook)
  • Twitter works for so many of us because we work at twittering. We build friends and business associates; we learn about the world and how to improve our lives. We help each other get through life – this is what is unique and special about Twitter. It is a social delight. We twitter people are addicted, however, it only works if you keep your eyes open and pay attention.
  • We are now positioned extremely well to support the accelerating growth of our service, further enable the robust ecosystem sprouting up around Twitter, and yes, to begin building revenue-generating products. Throughout this year and beyond, our small team will grow much bigger to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
  • The explosive growth of Twitter is an amazing thing. It’s growing more and more each week and is definitely very close to being mainstream. This success does come with a price, though. That price is more and more spam. So, I thought I’d put together a quick list of current spamming trends that I’ve seen on Twitter. Some of these may be obvious to you, but may not be obvious to new folks on Twitter.
    (tags: twitter spam)
  • Facebook is five. Maybe you didn't get it in your news feed, but it was in February 2004 that Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, along with some classmates, launched the social network that ate the world. Did he realize back then in his dorm that he was witnessing merely the larval stage of his creation? For what began with college students has found its fullest, richest expression with us, the middle-aged. Here are 10 reasons Facebook is for old fogies:
    (tags: facebook)

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