This week we covered some of the latest developments in the twitter, myspace, facebook, and digg realms but also talked a little about online dating in the social media world. We then had a great chat with the man behind TIME the magazine’s social media arm, Dan Fletcher. Dan gave us some insight into how he uses twitter and social media for the magazine and where he sees it going in the future.
No Plans for Twitter Ads This Year
When Startups get Venture Capital money in the millions, the normal expectation is that they will be delivering a profit sometime in the near future. Twitter and their VCs are the exception, apparently abandoning a profitable business model this year in exchange for stronger growth and potential profits in the future.
Social Media Policies From 80+ Organizations
The Social Media Guidelines that cause 80+ Organizations to change their policies much like the previously reported NFL changing their policies due to the ever growing stance Social Media is taking.
[via mashable & socialmediagovernance.com]
Redskins Player Deleted
Redskin’s Rookie linebacker, Robert Henson tweeted last Sunday Night called his fans “fake” and “dim wits” and talking down to them saying that the fans should not have much to say since they work 9 to 5 jobs at McDonald’s. (Paraphrasing) he did apologize on Twitter and to the Media, he than deleted his account.
MYSpace Trumps Facebook With Syncing
In the unending battle to win over twitter users, myspace has jumped ahead of facebook this week. A month after facebook started letting *page* owners sync their twitter statuses, myspace has debuted a feature that lets ALL myspcae users sycn their statuses. And unlike facebook which just sets your facebook status to twitter (and which standard users can still do with a 3rd party app), myspace syncs both ways.
Social Media 2.1 – Social Media And Dating
There are a number of new dating sites in the social media world that go above and beyond the standard dating practices. Here we talk about several of the new and unique ones.
[via mashable, readwriteweb, and ge.la.to]
The “rofl this you on here?” Direct Message Twitter worm was definitally is not the first worm to spread, but it is the latest. As always make absolutly certian when you visit a site to check the URL to make sure you don’t get fooled like everyone who got infected with this worm were.
[via SocialBlade & mashable]
Guest: Dan Fletcher of TIME
Dan Fletcher is the web producer for and is in charge of their Social Media profiles for TIME.com.
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