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ABC World News took a look at the “Twitter Christmas” in this report about how retail companies are using social media resources like Twitter and Facebook to reach out to the public.
I had a chance to speak about our own @Twelpforce in the report, as I answered incoming tweets while on-camera.
An update to the Xbox 360 software today made available a few new services for Xbox Live users. Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm all now have apps in the My Community tab
Personally, Iâ€™m not sure how often Iâ€™ll use the new features, if only because they donâ€™t offer quite the number of features more mature Facebook and Twitter clients have on other platforms.
For those of us already on Twitter, itâ€™ll certainly help make the service even more popular with the general public, which may or may not be a good thing.
Still, itâ€™s an interesting upgrade for players looking to keep up with their friends and familyâ€™s social media content, all without leaving the couch.
Phil Wilson has a nice piece on the Minnov8.com website in which he asks about the success of Best Buyâ€™s Twitter-based @Twelpforce.
As a member of Twelpforce, my favorite line comes from our own Twelpforce lead, John Bernier, who explains that, â€œWeâ€™ve been able to meet our customers at the crossroads of need and timeâ€¦Being there when and where they need us.â€
That is, I think, really the best way to measure our progress on the project.
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I had an opportunity to speak to Fox 8 News in Cleveland awhile back about how job hunters can clean up their online profiles via social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook or Twitter. Here’s the video …
- Privatize Your Profile â€“ Set your Facebook profile to private and enable â€œProtect my updatesâ€ in Twitter. This requires potential recruiters to get your approval before they can access your updates.
- Check Your Content â€“ Take a look at the photos, text and comments on your page through the eyes of a potential employer. Remove any negative references to past employers and/or frustrations with work. Donâ€™t forget that poor grammar and high amounts of slang can also work against you.
- Google Yourself â€“ Once youâ€™ve cleaned up your online presence, run searches on your name on Google, Yahoo and Bing in order to check for any remaining negative content that may still be seen by potential employers.
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The most surprising thing for me when it comes to stats about social media is just how quickly it’s becoming popular with the traditionally non-tech orientated non-teen population.