Ones and Zeros

A Binary Pulse Technology Blog

Facebook Accelerates, MySpace and Twitter Sputter

Interesting new numbers out today supporting my repeated beliefs that the social networking space is Facebook’s to lose. Consolidation toward more robust, simple and widely-adopted platforms stand to obsolete the more niche-based tools and venues. The mass behind Facebook — crossing most demographic and geographic boundaries — makes it an undeniable force. Facebook’s share of … Continued

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Facebook Adds Twitter-Like Tagging

I’ve written recently about Facebook posturing to claim a dominant role in the social media mainstream. As a very Twitter-like Facebook Lite prepares to rollout broadly, now Facebook fires another volley with the introduction of @tagging.

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The Greatest Twitter ROI Story Ever Told

Whether you are a zealous believer in or dubious skeptic about the role of social media in the technology marketing mix, you most likely join the chorus of people wondering aloud about the ROI it delivers. With the variety of social tools and applications at marketers’ disposal – combined with hundreds, if not thousands, of possible communications objectives – there are virtually limitless permutations of form an ROI calculation can take. I thought I’d share a recent experience of mine that distills down social media ROI to one day and one decision.

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Simplifying the Social Media Landscape

Interesting article from eMarketer today about the increasing trend toward a simplified social networking landscape. According to Universal McCann’s “Power to the People: Social Media Tracker” study: “Internet users are ‘starting to focus their digital life’ around single networks, rather than around many specialized tools with social features.”

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Where My Tweeps At? Follower Counts Take a Dive.

When I open Twitter, I like to check my Follower count. I don’t typically see big moves, mind you. I was, however, happy to top 300 followers last week and was a little giddy to hit 318 yesterday. This represented a positively meteoric rise in my still nascent Twitter career. This morning, though, I was surprised (and, yes, dismayed) to see that I had plummeted back to 289 followers.

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Did You Feel That Tweet?

Verifiable proof that tweets are slower than earthquakes by no more than 49 seconds.

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Volvo Takes a Drive Into the Future of Online Marketing

Taking a brief spin through YouTube looking for irreverent creative inspiration, little did I know I would be inspired by a banner ad. Today, Volvo ran a leaderboard on YouTube in support of its new XC60. What was so cool? Beyond some great, demonstrative use of video to illustrate its auto-braking feature, the banner ad featured an integrated Twitter stream.

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