Best of the Day Links 04-26-10

Clean out your Twitter Account

Mashable post some great tools to help clean up your Twitter account. I’ve use Twitter Karma, but once you get past 5k followers the system was unusable (at least it was that way 1 year ago).

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Which is Better: Buying Apple Products, or Buying Apple Stock?

This is a very interesting idea.  In 1997, if you had NOT bought the new “Apple PowerBook G3 250” and put the $5,700 in Apple stock, your Apple Stock would now be worth $330563.38!!!!

Check out this grid for many more examples:

The Nook Passes the Kindle in Sales

More bad news at Amazon… First the ipad release. Now the Nook pass the Kindle in Sales for the month of March.

Sony To stop Making Floppy Discs

A 30 year old product, will come to an end March of next year. Not really a big deal. But similar to the end of the 8 track.

World Cup to drive record social media traffic

Football (Soccer) the World’s biggest sport will be covered in depth by the World’s largest social networking site. If you’re a fan of the beautiful game, this World Cup will be awesome!

The games start (as of today): 45 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes

“FIFA has its own social-networking service on — called “The Club” — which has 1.6 million members, but the organization is about to make a bigger push into social media.”

For those of us fans who will not make it to the games in South Africa, this will be the best World Cup for us to follow.

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Twitter to Pull the Plug on Manage Twitter

“We’re writing to let you know that your application, ManageTwitter, breaks our Automation Rules and Best Practices ( Specifically, it facilitates bulk automated user unfollowing, which is not allowed. It’s best for both our users and your users if your application follows the rules, so please make the necessary changes, such as removing the “Select All” option (and requiring users to decide on each user individually) to bring your application into compliance.”

This Sucks!

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News of the Day 04-23-10

Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy today’s top tech and social media news.

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How Facebook won the web

Pete Cashmore of Mashable discusses the impact of facebook’s new “like” button.

Are the Facebook “Like” buttons evil?

Techcrunch covers the tech communities reactin. “The Open Graph is open only in name.”

TC’s take on the whole issue: “A lot of this boils down to a nerd fight that Zuckerberg is likely to win.” (Classic TC style!)

How To Turn an iPad Into an iPad 3G

Tiger Woods and EA Sports giving away $10K in cash (facebook)

Tiger has enetered the world of virtual currency. Here’s the deal, for every friend that signs up for the online version of the PGA tour, they get $10,000 in game currency.

Amazon and Microsoft report large profits

Microsoft’s Income Rises 35%, Driven by Sales of Windows 7

Profit Rose 68% at Amazon, Topping Analysts’ Forecasts

Facebook or Microsoft to acquire Foursquare?

Techcrunch is repoeting talks between the companies. This should be interesting. Will the CEO Dennis Crowley sell or try and grow this thing big?

Foursquare hits 1 million users

Some lucky chap from Escondido California secured the 1 million user slot.

Also it looks like Foursquare is rolling out more business tools. Great start at earning your bubble $100 million valuation!

Don’t count out StumbleUpon as a large Traffic Source.

According to StatCounter’s GlobalStats research arm, StumbleUpon represents 25% of social media traffic, second only to facebbok.

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Top News of the Day 04-22-10

What you should know about Facebook’s changes

“Facebook announced some changes on Wednesday that are intended to make the Internet more social. Essentially, Facebook is stretching out into the rest of the web.”

Hulu to Launch a Subscription Service in May?

“Hulu plans to start testing a subscription service for a monthly fee of $9.95, claims the L.A. Times, citing people familiar with the plans.”

Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

Facebook’s move to become the center of the web.

Q.&A.: No Hiding on Facebook

A few quick tips to protect your privacy

New York Times Reports Q1 Profit, Digital Ad Revenues Now 26% Of Total

The New York Times Company this morning announced  upbeat Q1 2010 results

Top News of the Day 04-21-10

Google to expose government agencies censorship requests

Google will make public how often government agencies request removal of content or request for user information.

“We hope this tool will shine some light on the scale and scope of government requests for censorship and data around the globe,” he said. “


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Google updates Local business pages

The new product Google Places is designed for businesses. Google places offers a variety of tools business owners can leverage to make their products and services more available in a local search. There is also a paid ad component available in this new product. $25 a month will make your ad stand out.

LinkedIn Launches Many New Link-Sharing Features

I’m a big fan of linkedin. Linkedin brings me a lot of business. I can’t wait to test out the new features.

Check out this Mashable post for more info with pictures & Video:

Youtube Video explaining the new features:

88% of Content on Google Buzz is Automated

Is this good or bad? I have a Buzz account but I’ve done very little with it. I guess I just don’t see the value. I’m already balancing enough social connection tools. I’m I missing something?

Apple sells 8.75 Million iphones in Q2!

And dropped a bomb shell when they announced earnings were up 48% Year to Date.

Guys need a Date? Get an iphone

54% Of Women More Likely To Date Men With iPhones, Says iPhone Retailer

Phones 4u conducted the survey. You be the judge on this one…

Earnings Fall 21% at AT&T

“The company added fewer contract-signing wireless customers, an indication that the saturation of the market is even starting to catch up with the carrier of the iPhone.”

Nice spin.

Or maybe people waiting for the end of exclusivity agreement between Apple and AT&T. AT&T service is horrible.


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