Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Before You Make Any Resolutions, Watch This Video

Every year many people perform the loose ritual of making promises to themselves to improve something or another in their life. Many say they will strive to be healthier. Others set more ethereal goals such as “I will live life with no limits in 2012.”

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2011 Social Media Site of the Year: Reddit

Every year (for a whopping 3 years running!) we highlight who we believe is the top social media site of the year. It’s not a popularity contest. It’s not based on (much) empirical data. There’s no voting. The team sits down and argues for an

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Faith Can Go Viral

The story of Ben Breedlove is sweeping the internet. It has achieved full “viral” status by reaching both the social media and mainstream media audience. Just as Susan Boyle did with her voice and Chuck Testa did with his humor, Ben Breedlove’s story went from

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2011 Social Media Hits and Misses

It was a year where a ton (perhaps too much) attention was given to social media. While it’s relatively old in internet years, every day brings more people onto Twitter, Facebook, and apparently even Google+. 2011 proved to have some very excellent uses for social

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Social Media Marketing for Startups

Buzz has always been an important element when trying to launch a startup. The rise of social media from 2005-2008 became a great way for people to get their budding businesses attention. Then, something happened. Social media became TOO big in 2009 and the noise

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Why Do People Search for Facebook?

Every year, I ask the same question around the end of December. Every year, I answer my own question by saying that people are going to eventually learn the difference between going directly to a website by typing a domain name into a browser and

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4 Things We Expect to See from Digg in 2012

This is going to be a make or break year for Digg.com. After the debacle of 2010’s V4 launch, many in the industry thought that the site would die a quick death in 2011. As the year comes to a close, Digg is far from