Tag Archives: Google

Tech Thursday: Facebook Throws Right Hook at Google+

After Google announced their highly anticipated social network Google+, it was only a matter of time before social networking giant Facebook came back with something strong to continue their reign as the biggest player in the social networking space.

According to the Huffington Post, Mark Zuckerberg promised “something awesome” for a conference that was held yesterday… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Google Launches Google+ Social Network


After word leaked out about an internal memo from a senior executive from Google warning the company of how behind they were in the social networking space, Google has finally launched its much-anticipated social network—Google+.

The real question to be asked is: Can Google+ really compete with the social networking giants Facebook and Twitter, which completely dominate… Continue reading

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Game-Changer of the Week: Google +1

Google’s +1 (say plus-one) button “is shorthand for ‘this is pretty cool’ or ‘you should check this out.’ Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval.” From Google.com: Recommendations when you want them.

The +1 effort, Google’s latest attempt at social networking, won’t replace Google search results. Instead, +1 allows users to publicly recommend websites to their Google/Gmail contacts.

Sound familiar? It’s inspired by… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday (on Friday): Social Media During Japan Quake (and other tech bytes)

“Is social media truly entering our social DNA to the point that for a significant number of people it is part of their reflex response to emergency?” Dartmouth’s Ano Lobb

Today, the Japan earthquake and tsunami proved that Twitter has become the go-to emergency communication service. As Japan lost phone services (less than an hour after the quake), the number of tweets from Tokyo topped 1,200 per minute. Twitter users… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: New Twitter: It’s Here. Google: It’s Still Here.

New Twitter: It’s Here. Google: It’s Still Here.

We’ve blogged before about how our readers have used Twitter to generate sales leads. Yes, Twitter is exciting and fast and trendy. (And yes! I made that pun!) But in a Web 2.0 world, have we forgotten how powerful and effective a Google search can be?

Back in 2007, Hubspot’s Brian Halligan posted 12 Quick Tips to Search… Continue reading

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