Social Media Marketing Blog

Tweet Your Questions to the Pope?

The Pope is going to where the followers are: Twitter. If you’ve got some burning questions to ask the Bishop of Rome, Catholicism’s holiest of holiest, mark your calendar for December 12. That day, Pope Benedict will begin tweeting on his just-established personal Twitter account. He’ll be going by @pontifex, and a peek into the […]

Social Media Minder for NYT Reporter

When over 1 billion people have a Facebook account, the radically efficient reach of social media hardly astounds anyone, but the unexpected consequences it continues to churn out are another matter entirely. On the social Web, even wizened media elites have their fair share of rude awakenings — look no further than The New York […]

Obama Victory Tweet Breaks Record

President Barack Obama won his 2012 battle for re-election. To fête the historical victory, besides the big party in Chicago, a presidential tweet was sent out, naturally. That tweet, a snapshot of the President embracing First Lady Michelle Obama and three resounding words, “Four more years,” has now topped Mediabistro’s list of Most Retweeted Tweets […]

On Facebook, More Women Than Men Say They Voted

In California, like everywhere else, the constant election coverage of the past few months has reached the long-awaited peak of its frenzy: it’s Election Day! Today, as in the run-up, the social Web has been present through it all. Over at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s acolytes put out a nifty U.S. map showing, in real-time, as […]

Jack Dorsey’s Heart Squarely in San Francisco

Jack Dorsey is famous for founding Twitter and for being its current chairman, but the developer extraordinaire is also the founder of Square, of which he is CEO. Clearly, this is a man who’s committed to the tech scene. But judging by a recent conversation the techy chieftain had with the Los Angeles Times, he’s […]

Google’s New Disavow Links Tool announced at Pubcon

Article by Pierre Zarokian, CEO of Matt Cutts & Pierre Zarokian Last week I attended Pubcon Las Vegas 2012, one of the biggest webmaster trade shows of the year. I came back with thought-provoking and entertaining stories to share. One of these involved Google’s new link removal tool, Disavow Links. Here’s what happened. The […]

Facebook Celebrates 1 Billion Users With González Iñárritu Clip

As this summer was winding down, Facebook took precise note of the moment its network reached 1 billion users (Sept. 14, 2012 at 12:45pm PST), but didn’t share news of the event until today. Accompanying that big announcement is a “brand video” directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. The fact that González Iñárritu hails […]

Send or Receive Real-Life Presents Through Facebook

Did you hear about Facebook Gifts? The beleaguered — at least within the stock market — champion social network is now going to give its not quite one billion users the opportunity to send and receive real presents — we’re talking non-virtual items here. It’s kind of a big deal. If you can’t get enough […]

It’s On! Photo Contest at Wiki Commons

This September, watch out for the Wiki Loves Monuments USA photo contest. Admit it, you love the Wiki project. It’s given us Wikipedia, whose beyond-impressive compilation of facts, popular knowledge, images, and links (in more languages than you even knew existed!) has gotten so many of us through difficult school/work/life assignments. Little wonder it took […]

LinkedIn Looking Less Sedate and Boring

A little over a year after its glitch-free IPO, LinkedIn is receiving kudos from its investors. The company is growing and making money and the value of its shares hasn’t suffered an embarrassingly  pronounced decline à la Facebook. The year that’s gone by has seen LinkedIn’s earnings grow by 89 percent and the release of […]