Why Pinterest is 2012’s hottest website

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Discussion:  Pinterest is a web-based “pinboard” whose unique visitors grew by 400% in the last quarter of 2011.  Pinterest is a visual social network that organizes images by topic and lets users re-share with just one click.  The site helps users catalog their passions, and it drives more visitors to third-party websites than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn… Read more »

YouTube Video – Use Social Networking for Market Research

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Description: 3:18 minutes. Video about the advantages of using social networks to gather market data in substantially less expensive, more traditional methods such as surveys, interviews, etc. The Gen Y population of consumers is projected to be much bigger than even the Baby Boomers and the social networks is a major source of communication. Source: YouTube… Read more »

Wired – Let’s Learn from Facebook Terms-of-Service Flap

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              Description: Discusses the pros and cons of developing a social networking site.  Is it good for business?  It is unavoidable and can definitely be good for business, but it must be managed to be effective. Source: Ryan Singel, Wired Magazine Date: 2/18/2009 Link: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/02/lets-learn-from-facebooks-terms-of-service-flap/ Discussion Questions: 1. What can be… Read more »

Forbes – TheirSpace.com

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                  Description: Link to Forbes article on social networking sites that connect tens of millions of cybersurfers. Naturally, marketers want to capitalize on the phenomenon with their own virtual neighborhoods. Source: Forbes.com Date: 5/8/2006 Link: http://www.forbes.com/business/forbes/2006/0508/122.html Discussion Questions: What does the author mean when referring to “their space”… Read more »