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Google’s Plus Sized Failure

Google’s Plus Sized Failure

A month ago I was excited about Google+. It represented something new. Something shiny. Attractive. Google had finally created something that people outside of the tech industry could get on board with. Today, just one month later, the once promising community has become useless to me. It’s just another proverbial flash in the pan on Google’s stove-top. The only difference is that more than 25 million users have tried their hand at Google+. While impressive in their acceleration towards this…

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Google+ is Where the Rich Get Richer

Google+ is Where the Rich Get Richer

Tweet As the first couple of weeks wind down to a close, Google+ seems adamant on being more than just another flash in the pan. 10 million strong have joined the ranks at Google+ and Google co-founder/CEO Larry Page was certain to highlight these and other impressive numbers on the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday. The search giant though, known to favor large and reputable brands in the past, could be lending the same benefits in their new social network….

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A Strong Case for Google+ Stream Modifiers

A Strong Case for Google+ Stream Modifiers

Having already eclipsed the 10,000,000 user mark (including more than 2 million in the past 32-34 hours) – it’s clear that Google+ has more consumer support and interest than projects like Wave, Orkut and Knol. With an incredible start out of the gate my mind has continued to race with thoughts as to how Google could innovate social experiences online through Google+. The late Dr. Carl Sagan once said, “You have to know the past to understand the present.” In…

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The Elephant in the Google+ Huddle: Community Monetization

The Elephant in the Google+ Huddle: Community Monetization

Google+ invites have circulated for a couple of weeks now and as the exclusivity begins to wane, curiosity of Google+’s evolution is on the rise. One thing that seems incredibly common is that Streams are too frequently populated with updates on Google+ itself – something that many users have begun to find quite annoying. Suspiciously absent in all the Google+ talk is an active discussion of how Google plans to make money with their social network.

MySpace Tom’s Words of Wisdom on Google+ and Facebook’s Future

MySpace Tom’s Words of Wisdom on Google+ and Facebook’s Future

I never thought I’d come back to the blog after a two year, one month and nineteen day hiatus to blog about Tom, the awkward looking friend we all popped our MySpace cherry with. But I have, and with that said, I’d like to buy Tom Anderson a beer for providing some interesting perspective on Facebook, Google+ and the topic of social media innovation.

Tynt’s CEO Derek Ball Responds to SEO Community Concerns

Tynt’s CEO Derek Ball Responds to SEO Community Concerns

My lengthy blog post last night regarding the concerns webmasters and search engine marketers have regarding the new Tynt Beta service was met with cult-like following.  While my post received attention from sources like Twitter and Sphinn, where many shared my views – it also helped Tynt to understand concerns and prepare a response plan. Talk about proactive brand management, right? I can’t steal any credit here. I spoke with Scott Polk earlier today as he prepared to have a…

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