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If you didn’t have the opportunity to catch up on your daily fix of technology news over the weekend, the TNW Weekend Roundup will bring you quickly up to speed with what happened on Saturday and Sunday, linking you to the most popular and discussed stories here on The Next Web:
The reality of running a Twitter image sharing service
There are number of successful Twitter sharing services that aren’t operated by larger players in the image sharing market; Twitpic is perhaps the most well-known but another service has also enjoyed incredible success whilst keeping users in control of their photos – that service is Mobypicture.
How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education
As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns. And in this era, free education has never been so accessible. The Web gives lifelong learners the tools to become autodidacts, eschewing exorbitant tuition and joining the ranks of other self-taught great thinkers in history such as Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul Allen and Ernest Hemingway.
The 7 Social Media Marketing Essentials for Brands
Social media is changing in front of our eyes. It’s still a very new discipline but companies and brands are embracing it across the board in a number of ways. It can be easy to become distracted by all the new technologies and some people don’t know where to start or how to make a difference with their social media marketing.
With that in mind we wanted to create a list of seven key areas that we think all businesses and brands should be spending their time on.
“Hours on Twitter” spam uncovers a blackhat SEO douchebag
Blackhat SEO guy decides that he’d capitalize on a popular Twitter hash tag for TEDx Silicon Valley. The spam started simply enough, as they usually do. A link was going around that, when clicked, would produce a completely false statement about the number of hours that someone had spent on Twitter. But what else happened? It would then auto-tweet that “information”, along with other popular hash tags.
What it’s like to work at Facebook
For Facebook to remain innovative a fine balancing act is required. But remaining nimble, innovative and ahead of the game under the might of a multi-billion dollar corporate machine is exactly what they’re managing to do.
5 successful Twitter marketing campaigns you should know about
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Twitter marketing campaigns, to provide you with some inspiration and great case studies for reference.
Old Jokes and New Ideas
There is no shame in telling an old joke. You will be surprised at how many people haven’t heard it yet and the people who have heard it will smile as they wait for the punchline, and then laugh all over again.
AOL attempts to resurrect itself as the oldest startup in silicon valley
While the choices of the company as a whole will no doubt be borne out as good for business or yet another misstep by the bottom line, the Palo Alto offices are doing things a bit differently. The new beautifully designed working space, the presence of the startups and an investment by the management in paying attention to and polishing each aspect of AOL’s online empire. Those things set the tone here, not the troubles of waning subscriptions or Tim Armstrong’s publishing policies.
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