Google thinks it figures out how to get though Chineses laws, but then the government stuck back. We’ll give you the latest details in the battle between China & Google. Then we’re talking spam. One social media site has almost no spam, while another is being flooded with it. And the latest internet craze becomes today’s viral video. Get caught up with iePlexus Social Media News Brief for today, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. (more…)
It’s nearly impossible to avoid spam on the Internet, but Twitter is trying to do something about it, at least on the microblogging website. In a blog post Tuesday, the company announced the amount of tweets sent out a day is 1%, which is an incredible task.
During the same time last year, spam on Twitter took up roughly 7% of the microblogging website. And in August of this past year, spam on Twitter hit an all time high, with close to 11% of tweets. So, to only have 1% of spam taking up your site is an accomplishment. But Twitter says they are going to continue their efforts to getting rid of spam all together. (more…)
Twitter users from around the world have been seeing some major changes to the website lately, and this week the popular microblogging website rolled out some major features that could be very useful in the future.
A few weeks ago, Twitter launched Twitter Lists Beta, which allowed users to organize a group of followers into specific categories and last week it went live to the entire Twitter community. This week, 2 new beta features went into effect, which if all goes well should be seen by all users very soon. First, a small number of users have been granted a feature which allows them to see when someone they are following has updated a post. The feature will automatically notify them of new tweets since they last refreshed their page from the people they follow on their Twitter.com homepage. Users be able to click the notification and Twitter will automatically refresh their page without them having to do anything else. The feature is almost identical to the automatic refresh on the Twitter Search feature. (more…)
Here’s a look at some of what happened this week in the world of social media and elsewhere on the Web.
-It should be no shock that MySpace is losing users, but now the company is in jeopardy of losing nearly $100 million. In 2006, MySpace made a $900 million deal with Google that would allow the search engine to be the exclusive search advertiser on MySpace, which at the time was the most used social networking site. The site is coming dangerously close to maintaining a minimum traffic level, which could break the deal with Google. In the past three months, MySpace’s page views have dropped 22.75 percent. (more…)
Late last week, a San Jose, California judge awarded Facebook $711 million. This comes after Sanford Wallace, a spammer who had hacked into users profile, posted phony wall post and messages to those users friends. In March of this year, Wallace along with Adam Arzoomanian and Scott Shaw had all been sued and had been put on a restraining order by Facebook. The restraining order was put into place, so that if any of three hacked into Facebook again, they will be thrown into jail immediately. (more…)
Relevant. Fast. Spam-free. These were adjectives that described the Google search engine and were the foundation behind the reason Google has a massive chunk of the search market share. But could that stellar reputation be in jeopardy? Recently, it’s been discovered that spammers have taken advantage of the Google ranking algorithm and used it to their benefit, utilizing black-hat SEO techniques to have malicious sites rank predominantly under certain keywords. After repeated requests and many documented examples of this activity, Google has finally officially responded and plans to adjust their algorithm to combat these techniques, an exploit that seemingly is a by-product of Web 2.0 and what is called “link velocity”.