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What's Up With The Purchase of WhatsApp

by srpatterson on Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:43 PM
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WhatsApp's $19 billion price tag may have seemed excessive to some insiders, but Facebook might have actually gotten WhatsApp for cheap. Seriously, just see for yourself.

In most ways, WhatsApp's userbase is just the kind of customer Facebook is seeking out. A mobile messaging service that kind of functions as a social network,

WhatsApp users have the option to send messages to one or more recipients at the same time. WhatsApp is extremely active, sending more than 600 million photos a day; more photos than even uploaded...

Facebook Announces They Will Begin To Publish Mobile Games

by srpatterson on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:12 AM
Illustration of Facebook mobile interface

Illustration of Facebook mobile interface (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook Announces They Will Begin To Publish Mobile Games

On July 30, 2013, Facebook has decided to announce that they will begin to publish games for mobile platforms.  The announcement took place at the Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco, California.  They are sharing the news in San Francisco in the hopes that the technologically-apt environment of Northern California will offer a number of developers that are looking to join their new game publishing effort.

Facebook Posts Get A Lot of Exposure

by srpatterson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:22 PM
Illustration of Facebook mobile interface

Illustration of Facebook mobile interface (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook Posts Get A Lot of Exposure

Each time you post to Facebook you might think that no one sees it because no one liked it and no one made any comments. But according to a recent study done by Facebook on its own data, a full third of the users that follow you see each posts that you make. That is a really good number of friends that have seen your posts.

Twitter Follows LinkedIn, Facebook and Google With Ad API

by srpatterson on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:16 PM
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twitter y macworld (Photo credit: juque)

Twitter Follows LinkedIn, Facebook and Google With Ad API

In an attempt to get more advertising without hiring a good number of new sales members, Twitter opened its Ad API to the public today. This follows other technology companies that have made similar moves including Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. This makes it easy for large buyers to quickly setup and manage campaigns with in-house programmers. Small businesses can continue to use the web-based interface provided by Twitter for small transactions.

Graph Search, A New Facebook Development

by srpatterson on Monday, January 21, 2013 9:35 AM
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English: Mark Zuckerberg, founder Facebook, and Jet Li in Davos, Switzerland, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Graph Search, A New Facebook Development

A new Facebook development has been announced. Graph Search is an innovated, internal search engine with clear-cut precision developed by the Facebook team. At an event held at Menlo Park campus, Mark Zuckerberg presented the three segments of Facebook which are the timeline, newsfeed and the most recent Graph Search.

Zuckerberg held this press release to disclose a new Facebook development to let everyone know what exciting changes are in store for Facebook. In an explanation of exactly what Graph Search is, Zuckerberg portrayed the new feature as an internal search engine that is different from a regular online search engine.

Top Blogging Tips for Great Content

by srpatterson on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 8:25 PM
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Top Blogging Tips for Great Content

If you are just starting out or are in need of a refresher on what is important in blogging, we have some blogging tips for you today. From understanding what you readers are looking for to working with others in your niche, we have some suggestions that you should have a look at.

Facebook Vs Pinterest: 5 Things We've Learned

by srpatterson on Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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The team at Boticca.com are not only the purveyors of beautiful, independently designed jewelry and fashion accessories, but they are somewhat social media savvy, too. With more than 25,000 fans on Facebook and over 30,000 Twitter followers, Boticca has really taken the online fashion world by storm.

Boticca is also one of the first brands to team up with social gifting service, Drop Gifts, which enables users to send their friends and family vouchers for their favorite e-commerce sites via social media. Fantastic!

Maximize Your Blog Traffic With Facebook

by srpatterson on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:58 PM

FaceBookTrafficYou can use Facebook to increase traffic to your blog. With a little effort and ingenuity, you can draw from almost a billion users to give your own website a healthy shot in the arm. Regardless of what you blog about, you can find potential readers and customers on Facebook and route them to your blog. When these visitors arrive, you can convert them into subscribers and paying customers. You have almost unlimited potential when you use Facebook to build your blog, but you need to do more than create a Facebook profile and page to make a difference. The following tips will help bloggers build traffic by leveraging Facebook.

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