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If Cost Per Check-In Was A Reality, Foursquare Would Be $40 Million Richer

Cost per impression advertising has been around since the days of Mad Men. The Internet Age ushered in banner ads and pop-ups. Google first introduced us to cost per click-throughs. However in the world of advertising, consumers bore easily with the various forms of push and pull advertising they are barraged with every day, particularly on the Internet where it's difficult to escape it.

Obama's Social Media Savvy Draws Line At iPads?

Obama considered one the country's most savvy social-media political figures in modern-day history was considered a 'crackberry' addict by many throughout the course of his campaign. And while he may have had to relinquish his habit for security reasons once he took office, some think he sees similar types of electronic gadgetry as a form of distraction. Should Steve Jobs be worried?

War of Wills - Zynga Refuses To Pay Facebook Credits' 30 Percent Tax

Zynga, the number one online game provider on Facebook is threatening to leave the social network. In a war of wills, Zynga, the popular game developer of Farmville and Mafia Wars is disputing Facebook's requirement that Zynga and other game operators use "Facebook Credits" as the only form of payment going forward, - providing Facebook a healthy 30 percent tax off of every transaction - in essence acting as a broker.

YouTube's Got Talent Is A First For AGT Auditions

Ever Since Susan Boyle became an international break-out star, and Justin Bieber ignited a full blown career as a result of his videos going viral, YouTube's capacity to create overnight sensations has become a proven fact. Today it was announced, NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent" are partnering with YouTube to put the show's audition process online.

Butt Lifts: The Next Boob Jobs

Let me ask you a blunt question... Is your ass dragging?  If diet and exercise isn't getting you ready for your string bikini or Speedo® this summer, you might want to consider one of the few cosmetic surgeries that has grown in popularity for men and women even during the current recession... the butt lift.

Has Digg Finally Dugg Its Own Grave?

Perhaps a sign of the times. Perhaps a social media tool that's outlived its usefulness. Perhaps it couldn't compete with the major power players in the social media space. But with nervous investors, the exodus of Jay Adelson, a recent 10% layoff of its staff and a lot of talk-but-no-action on a redesign of their site, with the red flags rising - they might as well be flying at half mast.

Facebook & McDonald's App Tests Foursquare-like Location-based Social Networking

Location-based service networks have been nervously anticipating Facebook moving into their space in 2010, but when nothing was announced regarding geolocation technology at the company's F8 Developers Conference last month, many thought it was a back-burner issue. Not the case. With over 400 million users compared to Foursquare's one million, this David and Goliath scenario could prove to be the LBS death knell.

Top Ten Social Media Aggregators

As the popularity of social media has grown, so have the number of networks to update and track across platforms. What is right for you?  How can you better manage all your content and networks under one umbrella service?

TinyChat (Chatroulette With Clothes) Adds Twitter Chatrooms

When 140 characters are just not enough to get your point across, you can now actually square off with your Twitter followers face-to-face, with the launch of a new service by TinyChat. Twitter Chatrooms allows for instant video chat conferencing where any Twitter member can immediately engage after registration.

Facebook Moms Meet Hallmark's 'Instant Personalization' on Mothers Day!

With Facebook facing one's of its most critical hurdles - probably since its inception - brands like Hallmark are upping their game in marketing their products and services via the social network. While the term 'instant personalization' has been tainted with the launch of Facebook's Open Graph, Hallmark is using "personalization" in a way that takes some of the sting out of that privacy issue.