Feb 27, 2011

Sunday Edition Top Curated Content On Internet Billboards On Social Media
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Thanks for reading the Internet Billboards, we have highlighted or should I say curated some nice digital content for you in our Sunday Edition.
Google gets social, that’s right, Google shows your social graph in search results, check it out on the week reviewed in social media over at the Social Media Examiner. Also there Tumblr launches the Explore Page, encouraging users to tag photos, it looks great so be sure to check it out. InboxQ takes on Quora with questions, it delivers a real time series of questions related to your business. Also Cloud Flood helps you get free traffic with Twitter and Facebook with a special kind of social media incentive. Also there is the Social QR Code smackdown with some nice video on the subject, and finally Zerply, there to allow people to create a professional profile and network with people “who love what they do” Enjoy

 Tumblr CEO David Karp recently sat down with Chris Dixon for a Founder Stories interview in which he explains how he started Tumblr four years ago as a reaction to other blogging tools out there. “All blogs took the same form,” he notes. “I wanted something much more free-form, much less verbose.” People wanted to express themselves and blog, but he felt that the standard blogging platforms available at the time—Wordpress, Blogger, TypePad—were too complicated. “These tools I just don’t think worked for most people. It’s a commitment, you need to sit down for an hour and hammer out a post.” This is a really nice piece with some nice video.

Say goodbye to the Share button because the Like button is taking over.

After months of updates to its Like button, Facebook has released an update that fundamentally changes the button’s functionality to that of a Share button. Now after hitting the Like button, a full story with a headline, blurb and thumbnail will be posted to your profile wall. You’ll also be given an option to comment on the story link. Previously, only a link to the story would appear in the recent activity, often going unnoticed by users. It’s kind of hard to have a week in review of social media without a Facebook entry.

 How to double your retweets in a few days. Three weeks ago, I was in a place where my best posts were getting around 25 retweets – max.  Average was 15-20. Sure, I had a few outliers like the launch of my e-book that got even more, but what I really wanted was a way to drive more traffic to my site.

I started looking toward my friends to see who had the most effective social media strategies. Immediately, Francisco, our valiant leader here at SocialMouths, stuck out. While some of my friends were getting 30-50 tweets, somehow, Francisco was getting hundreds. It seemed that nearly every post he writes goes crazy. I wanted to know how.

Google to content farms “It’s War” Google has set in motion the changes that it announced recently to combat “content farms”–companies that produce large amounts of inexpensive, search-engine-optimized content that have been frequently decried for their low quality.

But will there be sweeping changes in the way we view and navigate the Web? It’s hard to tell just yet.

“In the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking–a change that noticeably impacts 11.8 percent of our queries–and we wanted to let people know what’s going on,” Google said in a blog post last night. “This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites–sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites–sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.”

James Franco Tweeting Oscar Secrets Before The Show GetGlue Partners With The Oscars: Check In Tonight
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reached out to GetGlue to add a little more fun and excitement to tonight’s Academy Awards show, incentivizing viewers to tune in by offering a range of exlusive Oscar stickers.  The stickers ca be unlocked up to and during tonight’s show.

Thank you for reading Internet Billboards. Do you know of any social media sites worth mentioning on the site? We like to curate digital content. Do you have any thought’s on todays post? Care to share?

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Tom George

Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

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