For those that know me, and have heard me talk about Google, they know I’m not the biggest fan of what they do or their methods for doing them. However, I’m happy to admit when they do something that actually works and makes sense. Google Plus, the new social tool and network from Google, is quite impressive. I’ve been invited to their beta testing and have been using it for the past week or so and have to say that it is really awesome. Seeing how their other attempts at social have not gone so well, I was really reluctant to jump on this bandwagon, but after seeing it and using it, I’m actually on-board with this and think it will be something useful and helpful. It does like Google Plus is a game changer. Continue reading
These days it’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or read news with out seeing something about social media, social marketing, or social networking. Sites like Facebook, which is now the most trafficked site in the US, along with Twitter, Digg, Linkedin, MySpace, Youtube, Ning, Mixx, and more are all trying to get more users to spend more time on their sites in hopes of gaining bigger position in the Internet to where they can monetize and make some money.
In fact, just last week Twitter announced it’s own monetizing strategy, which includes paid tweets from major companies. Facebook has been doing this for years already, and the same with MySpace, but it’s the first for Twitter and assuming it’s successful, more will follow. Continue reading