Sunday, August 07, 2011

Morning Joe at the Digital Analog Border

Sometimes we all just need a break! Crazy, title for this post, huh? Well, MAYBE... I was trying to think of something that might stick in a few searchbots. I'll keep watch the next few days and see what develops.

Digital vs. analog life can be very trying at times. Let's face it: it's hard enough just living, working and appearing as one real person in the physical life, without having to assume new identities and/or personalities for an internet "audience" ::: (via Los Angeles Times) Facebook and Twitter users can opt to take a break or deactivate. Google+ users can hide, downgrade or delete accounts.

Stephanie Quilao, aka skinny jeans

Stephanie Quilao, aka @skinnyjeans - regarded as one of the most successful twitterers out there!

Everybody was saying that twitter and facebook "better look out" :::
Google+ shows up as new social network ::: this article from Tulsa World has the latest details... by now you should know Google+, pronounced "Google plus," has made immense waves in the tech world for being pretty much the only widely known social network to show up since Twitter that isn't devoted to a niche or specific purpose, such as knitting enthusiasts. ...

Hey Tell, XeeMe and Social Fortress - Aldon Hynes Aldon Hynes writes: "Over the past couple of days, I’ve been kicking around a few new sites that have recently popped up, and I thought I’d share some quick reactions:" One site is XeeMe. It provides yet another place to list all of the social networks you are part of, sort of like ReTaggr and DandyId. Next up, Social Fortress. (READ THE FULL POST ON ALDON's BLOG)

Brains And Bots Help Yahoo's Click-Through Rate
A sophisticated personalization algorithm -- combined with ever-savvier editors -- has helped boost the Today box on Yahoo's home page to the tune of a 270 percent increase in clicks since 2009. Here’s what they're doing right. If you’ve flitted across the Yahoo home page recently, you know how addictive its Today module can be. That’s the little box at the top of the page (as in the image above) containing four news stories, including at least one you usually can’t help but click on. And Yahoo says that’s entirely intentional, the result of a lot of hard work spent trying to figure out how to serve up news that you, yes you, will find irresistible.

The Balkans: Over Half of the Population Uses the Internet

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