Category Archives: Online Marketing and Business
Just when you thought the backlash over Instagram opening its doors to Android users had already set the Twitterverse alight, another bombshell dropped on an unsuspecting public early Monday afternoon. Instagram, the incredible popular (and until recently iOS exclusive) photo sharing service and social network in one, was purchased by Facebook in a stunning $1 [...]
We are all familiar with YouTube—perhaps the most popular of all the video search engines currently on the market. YouTube, created to allow for the easy distribution of videos may have paved the way, but other sites are now firmly entrenched in the competition. Google’s service may very well offer YouTube their biggest competition. Google video capture allows users to quickly and easily capture videos offered by the service and to reuse them. Trying out a new video service like Google Video can be fun and rewarding and capturing the videos couldn’t be easier.
FourSquare is a social network that allows you to “check-in” to a location, which then provides a Google Maps location of where you are. You can then share that information with other friends on FourSquare, as well as update your status on Twitter and Facebook. FourSquare Day takes this a step further by having specified location give incentives for consumers to check-into their locations to receive discounts or even free goodies.
Formspring.me, formerly formspring.com, is a social site that allows users to do what users love doing the most… interacting with each other. The site that is setup like a Q&A gives users the ability to ask questions that they come up with and answer questions they come across. Whether its factual information or hilarious banter, this site recently showed us that they might be ready to take off.
NASA recently launched a satellite to the moon in an effort to find ice/water beneath the moon’s surface. That satellite aimed at a permanently shadowed region near the moon's south pole. Usually anything NASA does is found to be exciting and people can’t wait to see the results of their efforts. Well sadly for NASA, there was an overwhelming array of concerns in regards to their latest mission; some of which may be found as illogical and most, if not all, could have easily been better understood with information from NASA.
When it comes to makeup, I still feel that print ads are very influential and effective in showcasing new products and looks. But even with successful print advertising, there has been a steady shift from flipping through a magazine to shopping and researching makeup trends online. Estee Lauder has embarked on a new marketing campaign that uses internet marketing as the center of their marketing strategy.
If you have an account on Mint.com then you probably agree with me that it is a great financial management site. When it comes to our personal financial management we sometimes dread crunching the numbers and most of us think it’s pretty boring. What I like about using the financial management system on Mint is [...]
Reuters recently reported that Nielsen’s research shows “57 percent of TV viewers in the U.S. who have Internet access using both mediums at the same time at least once a month.” This comes as no surprise to me. It seems that whenever I’m watching TV I usually am on one or more social networking sites, or looking up some background information on a show.
Mashable reported that Facebook just introduced the ability to tag your friends in status updates. This in itself was not the issue. It seems that they are using the “@” symbol which many feel is another version of Twitter’s @Mentions feature.
Fall is upon us and if you are into fashion, the coming of this fashion filled season is an exciting time and always a perfect excuse to update your wardrobe. As I flip through the pages of my fashion magazines, I could feel myself getting on the emotional rollercoaster where excitement meets disenchantment with the high costs of garments and accessories. Sometimes I think to myself, “What a tease!” Are common folk supposed to be able to afford all this stuff?