How to Identify Your Own Top Trends

Yesterday Facebook shared its Top Status Trends of 2009, providing insight into what terms most commonly occurred in users’ status updates. Last week Twitter gave us their Top Twitter Trends of 2009 for categories like news events, people, movies, … [Continue reading]

Does Google News Sitemaps New Format Help Publishers?

Google News genre tag

In November Google announced a new format for Google News Sitemaps with several changes including new tags that provide additional detail on each submitted article. Google is using words like “more flexible,” “easier to submit,” “more control” and … [Continue reading]

I Hope News Corp Does Block its Content from Google

Rupert Murdoch

More developments in the Rupert Murdoch vs. Google saga today, as the Financial Times reports that discussions have taken place between News Corp and Microsoft on an exclusive deal with Bing that would lead to News Corp blocking its news sites (such … [Continue reading]

The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook

UPDATE: There is a a newer post on this topic here: The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season The role of social media in professional sports is getting a lot of attention these days, unfortunately mostly in the form of teams … [Continue reading]

Fortune 100 Need to Get More Creative with Twitter

Weber Shandwick - Twitter Fortune 100 Account Branding

While many companies now have some form of presence on Twitter, how well are they utilizing it? According to a new study by Weber Shandwick, when it comes to the Fortune 100 the answer is not so well. Among the Fortune 100 Twitter accounts … [Continue reading]