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Aug 14th, 2009 By: Digital Soluitons
Topics: Websites, Facebook

From Mashable - Facebook Lite: Facebook Needed a Diet

Late last night [August 11 - Ed], news broke that Facebook was working on a 'Lite' version and had (perhaps accidentally) invited a number of people to try it out. In its own words, Facebook Lite is a 'faster, simpler version of Facebook.'

While it's still unclear exactly what the intended purpose of Facebook Lite might be - an even more direct competitor to Twitter or simply a ... Continue Reading

Aug 13th, 2009 By: Digital Soluitons
Topics: Websites, Facebook

From Mashable - Facebook Usernames: 50+ Million Claimed and Counting

Do you remember two months ago when Facebook usernames went live? Millions of avid Facebookusers waited on a Friday night for the chance to claim their own custom URL. 200,000 were claimed in 3 minutes, 500,000 in 15 minutes, a million within an hour, and 3 million usernames by the next morning.

Still, that's just a tiny portion of the nearly 300 million users of the world's larger social network. However, it looks as if adoption ... Continue Reading

From Mashable - 10 Creative Contests Powered by Social Media

David Spark (@dspark) is the founder of Spark Media Solutions, specialists in building industry voice through storytelling and social media. He blogs at The Spark Minute and is the author of '14 Successful Techniques for Building Your Industry Voice with Social Media' (PDF).

Traditionally, companies hold contests to get people excited about their brand and to gather names for mailing lists to push even more promotions. ... Continue Reading

From Mashable - The New Search War: Google vs Facebook

It's no coincidence that Facebook launched a new real-time search engine on the same day that it bought FriendFeed and Google announced a new infrastructure project aimed at speeding up its indexing time. Make no mistake about it: people that know search believe that there's gold in real-time and social data, and Facebook's blockbuster acquisition of FriendFeed was a ... Continue Reading

From Mashable - How to Develop a Social Media Plan for Your Business in 5 Steps

Social media can be an incredible tool for your business, providing you with more customer insight, direct communication channels and the ability to measure the effectiveness of these conversations very closely.

But as the proliferation of social media platforms grow, participating can turn into little more than a giant time suck without some sort of structure behind it. With that in mind, we've put together a ... Continue Reading