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1 reason why FriendFeed struggles while Twitter succeeds

Robert Scoble gives ten reasons why he thinks FriendFeed isn’t quite right for you, me and everyone else. He’s right — FriendFeed probably isn’t for everyone, but not just for the reasons he cites…

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Communication Internet SMO & SMM Social Media & Social Networking

Twitter, FriendFeed undermine Social Media Marketing

Twitter and FriendFeed afford a reach, influence and the prospect of a powerful presence few would question. But if you’re trying to measure the influence of your friends via Social Media Marketing, relative to your posts and submissions, you’re in for a disappointment…

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Communication Internet Social Media & Social Networking

Social Networking: convenience versus experience

Social Networks are the venues that pull people together on the web, either by theme, activity or any number of things. As a designer and the owner of a mind that loves to be visually engaged and stimulated, I enjoy shiny new stuff that attacks a problem from a previously unseen angle. However, convenience and experience are odd bed fellows, often not seen in the same room together…

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Communication Internet Social Media & Social Networking Society & Culture

The social communication generation

When we talk of great inventions, the written word is probably in the top five. Today, communication isn’t just a prerequisite, it’s big business. And with the proliferation of services like Pownce, Twitter and Jaiku, words are those intangible threads that draw the far-flung corners of the world closer together than at any time in the past…