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The Law of Social Media

The Law of Social Media

This morning we received an update from one of our providers about possible service interruptions. After a little digging, we saw reports about a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on their system. This attack was the result of a SendGrid employee Twitter-shaming two PlayHaven employees. Being in this biz we know it’s inevitable that things like this will happen. And when they do, companies like us get caught in the middle. Thankfully SendGrid was able to restore their services quickly enough…

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Beto for Congress: An Online Political Campaign

Beto for Congress: An Online Political Campaign

We just updated our resume and this is a great one, if we do say so ourselves. The world of political campaigns can be a tough one but we think we did a pretty good job for the Beto O’Rourke for Congress campaign. Click here to check out all the details in our case study! Stanton Street StaffStanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email…

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Did the facebook timeline switchover catch you by surprise?

Did the facebook timeline switchover catch you by surprise?

As we mentioned earlier this year, Facebook changed the layout of their profile pages to a new Timeline format. Last month, they rolled this change out to businesses and this month they are modifying the Timeline layout… again. We’re constantly on “Facebook Watch” so if you need help getting a handle on your Timeline or if you’re considering jumping in, give us a call. We can help you out with: • Strategy & Approach • Profile Set-Up • Conversational Calendars…

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The Social Media Revolutionary: From ‘Slacktivism’ to #Activism

The Social Media Revolutionary: From ‘Slacktivism’ to #Activism

The activity once coined as “Slacktivism” has evolved. Nowadays individuals are changing policy, reversing corporate decisions and toppling governments via social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. From the Arab uprisings, Bank of America fee reversals to SOPA/PIPA bills, raw emotions swept across social media like wildfire, motivating those who normally would not be inclined to do something. Sometimes, it’s as simple as passing the message along or visiting a site to sign a petition. Other times, it’s…

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SocialBowl XLVI

SocialBowl XLVI

Social Media isn’t just for socializing anymore. It has become a MAJOR part in our lives, not only in the political realm but now Superbowl! Coca-Cola, Doritos and Kia are only a few of the many companies relying on user-generated content or social graphs to determine what you’ll be seeing on the big day. If you can’t wait til Sunday, check out a few of the already released commercials now! Don’t like spoilers? Then print out this cheat sheet to…

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Online Privacy. It’s a Techy Subject.

Online Privacy. It’s a Techy Subject.

Ok we’re a little late for this week’s tidbits. So gather around children… we’ll share some links about privacy. First, CUE THE MUSIC: Google’s been in the spotlight recently for changes to its privacy policy.  Facebook is under scrutiny for how they will handle user privacy now that they’ve filed their IPO.  Since they are both private companies they should have free reign over what they do with the content freely given by its users, right? Or no? What say…

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One…

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One…

Facebook users who have avoided the new Timeline layout – there may be some big news coming your way. Tonight, the social media giant is expected to announce the latest updates to “Actions.” This means users may be expected to upgrade old layouts in order to accommodate these changes. It’s unknown whether they will automatically change user layouts or allow a grace period for the switch. If you’ve already switched over to the Timeline layout and shared music from Spotify…

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Using Technology and Social Media to Help not Hurt

Using Technology and Social Media to Help not Hurt

I don’t know about you, but I found out about the London Riots through a tweet. It really saddens me that the widespread violence and destruction in London were orchestrated through BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), which is a messaging system for BlackBerry devices allowing you to chat with individuals or groups. Technology seems to have failed us when it can be easily manipulated as a tool for harming others. Then a shining light appears and sadness fades to joy when I…

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Can We Talk about Your 2011 Online Marketing?

Can We Talk about Your 2011 Online Marketing?

December is a great month not only for presents, parties and family gatherings. But it also is a great time to reflect on the past year, and then to set goals, make resolutions and map out the coming year. Don’t forget to include your Online Marketing! To give you a little help, we have the perfect article, “Online Marketing in 2011: 4 Things to Do Now to be Prepared” by Ann Donnelly for searchenginejournal.com.

Social Media Tips – Part 4, Rule 2 – Pause Before You Post

Social Media Tips – Part 4, Rule 2 – Pause Before You Post

When communicating through social media, each of your posts needs to contain a complete thought and allow easy access to additional context if necessary. Keep in mind that your post will be displayed to your fans and followers as just a few lines surrounded by posts from their other friends. Only after you get the attention of someone will they click on your name and view all your posts in one place. Before we get started – make sure you…

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