Magpie is a new third-party advertising model for Twitter users. It works by members of the Magpie service advertising products on behalf of Magpie customers through Tweets in their Twitter stream. By promoting these products in this manner, Twitter users can earn passive income for doing nothing. So why is there such a groundswell of negativity toward the Magpie service on Twitter?
As we approach the end of the year and Christmas gets ever closer, I thought it’d be nice to offer a slightly different take on one of the season’s best-loved songs. After all, Christmas and social media are made for each other – both are all about the giving and sharing. So, with apologies to lyrical geniuses everywhere, I give you the 12 Days of Social Media Christmas. Enjoy.
Social media is many things to many people. For some it’s simply a way of connecting and making new friends online. For others, it’s an essential tool in their strategy of online brand building. With this in mind, I offer a series of interviews where different people share their views with me on how they use social media. Sharing her thoughts this time around is Susan Murphy, a partner at Jester Creative Inc.
The Mashable Open Web awards 2008 nominations votes have been counted and the results are in. Now, for the next 11 days, the voting round proper begins. With 26 categories and a mix of the expected and unexpected companies and applications, have your favourites made the cut?