SteelCast
I think their decision to artificially promote Google Plus pages above more relevant pages on competing social networks is the modern-day equivalent of the ’90s era search engines turning their homepages into “portals”. A search engine should be designed to send users quickly and accurately away to whatever sites on the Internet they’re looking for. The ’90s-era search engine portals blew this, because the whole portal idea was to keep users on their sites rather than send them away. This Google Plus integration is the same thing — an attempt to keep users on Google.com for another page view or two.

Daring Fireball Linked List: Google’s Problem: Relevance

Exactly right. That’s what I meant when I wrote this a year ago. Google won search because they prioritized the best answer above anything else. They have crossed that line and it will hurt. 

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digitalspark:

Social media is more than one or two platforms … it’s use is growing in terms of both breadth and depth.
And it’s use is changing the way people fundamentally interact with each other. 

digitalspark:

Social media is more than one or two platforms … it’s use is growing in terms of both breadth and depth.

And it’s use is changing the way people fundamentally interact with each other. 

analyticisms:

Happy Cyber Monday to everyone.  This is a good article about why blogs should be a cornerstone of a brand’s social media presence.  We fully agree BTW.  And there are some good stats and some very ugly charts.

#Infographic: An Average Day on Facebook

thinkyoucantweet:

Facebook stats infographic

Facebook Stats Worth Seeing

Hit the jump below to see the full graphic, via Jess3.

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Interesting.

copyclique:

How to Create a Google+ Profile Banner in 5 Minutes
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We live in an age where we’re all defined by “things.” This isn’t necessarily new, as we’ve had social and economic class systems since the dawn of human existence. We’ve always been defined my something: religion, income, hair color, dietary choices, etc. These days, however, we’re more defined by our online activity than by our morals or the company we keep.
Anonymity vs. Oversharing in Social Media

We live in an age where we’re all defined by “things.” This isn’t necessarily new, as we’ve had social and economic class systems since the dawn of human existence. We’ve always been defined my something: religion, income, hair color, dietary choices, etc. These days, however, we’re more defined by our online activity than by our morals or the company we keep.

Anonymity vs. Oversharing in Social Media