Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Behavior’

Apple just became more valuable than Microsoft.

by Alec
Apple Surpasses Microsoft as Most Valuable Technology Company. Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, overtook Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world’s most valuable technology company. In intraday trading this afternoon, Apple shares rose 1.8 percent, which gave the company a value of $227.1billion, while Microsoft’s value is about $226.3 billion. This changing of the guard caps one of the most stunning turnarounds in business history, as Apple had been given up for dead only a decade earlier.
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My “PC-Fanboy” opinion (warning exaggerated):
As our country moves closer and closer to a 2 class system of only the rich and the poor, it’s amazing that a company which serves only the rich (more…)

The importance of a profile picture

by fvm

In today’s social world – the importance of maintaining a professional image on the internet is more important than ever.  A profile picture in your facebook/twitter/[insert social network]  profile that shows you having far too much fun at the Christmas party might not convey the best impression about you and your business.

Mashable has put together some great tips about creating the perfect profile picture.

No matter how much quality information or witty repartee we send out into our social networks, first impressions are almost always visual. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that the first thing we see when checking out a new Twitter (Twitter) follower, Facebook (Facebook) friend, or LinkedIn (LinkedIn) connection is a profile photo. And in a world of quick clicks and divergent attention, if the photo you present isn’t eye-catching, or illustrative of your personal brand, you may miss your shot at making a positive first impression.

Check it out:

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Profile Pic


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May

No More “Fans” at Facebook

by Mark Hess

FanIn it’s ultimate wisdom, Facebook has decided to change it’s “become a Fan” feature. AP Technology writer Barbara Ortutay fills in the blanks:

Facebook to scrap “become a fan of” for “like”

By BARBARA ORTUTAY
AP Technology Writer  Mar 30, 3:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is about to change the way it asks its users to connect to brands and celebrities on the site. Rather than ask people to “become a fan” of say, Starbucks or Lady Gaga, Facebook will instead let users click that they like the subject.

Facebook already lets people show that they like comments or pictures posted on the site, (more…)

Report: Facebook Beats Google For Web’s Most-Visited Site

by Alec

Social media is bigger than finding information.

Ok, maybe that statement is ridiculous, but still, facebook beats google for most visited site on the web.

http://consumerist.com/2010/03/report-facebook-beats-google-for-webs-most-visited-site.html

Sending Money Through Facebook!?

by Alec

The new facebook application “Buxter” allows users to send US dollars or euros to friends.

We send links, photos, updates, messages, and videos already… why not money?

Read the full article

HOW TO: Create Effective Online Coupons

by Alec

Great article via Mashable:
http://mashable.com/2010/02/10/online-coupons/

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Feb

Google Buzz Explained

by Alec

Google has announced a new social media service. This is a major addition to the current gmail feature set and will most certainly have an effect on how people choose to share the content they love. I’ll let google explain:

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