Facebook closes Social Deals after four months

So it seems Facebook doesn’t get everything right. The company has announced that it’s closing down Deals after ‘testing’ it out for four months. “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product in the coming weeks,” Facebook said in a statement. ( more…)

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The world before the web

I came across this retro-style comic on Mashable, poking fun at how the world used to be before it became, well…the world wide web. It got me thinking about what our lives were really like without access to instant information and social media. Remember when… Sharing your photos would ( more…)

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5 things I’d like to see happen in 2011

2010 was the year Foursquare ruled the check-in market, Facebook made a move to destroy emails and Groupon made group buying a mainstream activity. A busy year for social media fans, but 2011 looks set to be even bigger. In 2011, there are a few things I’d like to see. More brands revealing the ( more…)

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Wal-Mart jumps back on the social media wagon with a Groupon-style incentive

Wal-Mart hasn’t had the best track record with social media. Their biggest problem is a lack of understanding of what social media is, believing it’s there to talk at customers and not with them. In the past, their experimentations with ‘The Hub‘ (a MySpace-based site, but ( more…)

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