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Tweet Roundup | 03/31/11

March 31, 2011 by Darrin Widick  Email    1 Comment

Tweets on social media optimization, search engine marketing, digital media and Kansas City through March 31, 2011.

  • Google is very happy to bring our ultra high-speed fiber network to Kansas City, KS!’
  • Congrats to Kara Hendon, new GM of Fleishman-Hillard’s KC office. [Perhaps Ms. Solberg can really retire now!] Kansas City Business Journal 
  • Ev Williams talks about life after Twitter (at least day-to-day Twitter for him).
  • Betting on social CRM, Salesforce.com to acquire social media monitoring firm Radian6. ClickZ
  • Back at Twitter, founder Jack Dorsey pines for ‘mainstream relevancy.’ WSJ
  • Targeting the rich via Facebook. Search Engine Watch
  • The New York Times paywall, according to Danny Sullivan.
  • Usually it’s Silicon Valley to Washington. This time, it’s reversed. Facebook pursues Obama press secretary Gibbs. NYT
  • Google launches Think Quarterly, their own full-length online magazine. Mashable
  • Comparing Yahoo Search Direct with Google Instant, Danny Sullivan gives the edge to G.
  • Firefox 4 ‘promises to be not only faster than previous releases — but also more streamlined.’ Mashable
  • LinkedIn reaches the 100-million-member milestone, growing at roughly one million new members every week.
  • Microsoft and federal law enforcement agents recently launched nationwide raids to shut down spam networks. WSJ
  • Are companies bouncing back after the Google Farmer/Panda update? To those affected, it looks like it may take awhile. Search Engine Land
  • ‘What responsibility do social media users have during a crisis?’ Mashable
  • New version of Google Analytics in closed beta. The updated version ‘will gradually rollout to users in phases.’ Search Engine Land
  • Ready for the Big Dance to begin today? Tips on how you can keep up with all the madness on the social web. Mashable
  • Google acquires company that ‘will be a source of new ideas and further innovation at YouTube and across Google.’ MediaPost
  • Recent study by Eventbrite showed marketers getting more back on their efforts in Facebook than Twitter. Mashable
  • ‘Facebook Patents Social Search.’ Search Engine Land
  • An overview of new features and enhancements you can expect to see in Firefox 4. Mashable
  • Firefox 4 to release final version on March 22. Mashable
  • Twitter makes Tweets more secure with HTTPS.
  • Illinois governor signs “Amazon Law” to tax some online purchases. Chicago Tribune
  • Search for new Commerce Secretary could lead to search giant, as soon-to-be-former Google CEO Schmidt being considered. PC World
  • Google adds link allowing blocking of all results from a given site to ‘give you control over the results you find.’
  • LinkedIn Today ‘tailors news based on what your connections and industry peers are reading and sharing.’
  • Agency drops F bomb in tweet, so Chrysler drops agency. ClickZ
  • Walt Mossberg reviews the iPad 2: thinner, lighter, doesn’t crash, lots of apps.
  • Starbucks celebrates 40th birthday by switching to new textless logo. What do you think of it? AdWeek
  • If your traffic fell after Farmer/Panda, Vanessa Fox has some good advice.
  • Continuing its march toward IPO, Skype lists 100 million more subscribers than at initial filing in August. AllThingsD
  • Mossberg: Did Apple ‘Move the Goal Posts Again’ with iPad 2? Fox Business
  • Bing joins Google, Yahoo and Facebook in ‘aping’ Groupon. eWeek
  • ‘No Comment’ from Groupon’s Andrew Mason. AllThingsD
  • Our Tweet Roundup for the week ending Feb. 25. Group 3 Solutions blog.
  • Do you “like” it? Facebook enhances Like button on third-party websites and apps. Looks to replace the Share button. Inside Facebook
  • Google’s Singhal tells WSJ how Caffeine algo change affected search quality.
  • Crunching the numbers on winners, losers from Google’s Farmer algo change, via Danny Sullivan.

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