Archive for November, 2012

Track Your WordPress Feed Stats

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Available free in the WordPress repository, the Feed Statistics plugin for WordPress gives you stats based on your native WP feed.

The only thing you really have to know about it is that, like all statistic options, it’s data is inaccurate for the first couple days. In fact, this is the type of plugin that probably should run a good 30 days before you really dig into the data it provides.

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MediaFed Uses RSS Feeds

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Just in the last six weeks, Mediafed added 45 million new users as it expanded its partnerships with publishers across the globe. In total, Harrison told me, the company monetized over 200 million stories in the last quarter and powered over 3 billion article views in October.

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There are Negatives to Social Media

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Social media does have a powerful amplifying effect. But just like any technology, it can be used for good or evil. The key is building the right social strategy for your brand.

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Problems With Social Media

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Just because it is on the Internet does not mean it is true:

Perhaps people should have known better than to trust someone with the Twitter handle @ComfortablySmug during hurricane Sandy. Some of his tweets, such as ‘BREAKING: Confirmed flooding on NYSE. The trading floor is flooded under more than 3 feet of water,’were false.

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Is Twitter Too Big for Meaningful Conversations?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

In general my favorite thing about Twitter has been the unexpected and unpredictable conversations, especially but not only the funny ones. And these are happening for me far less often than they once were. I do not know why, and I wish I did.

In general, it seems to me that the people I once conversed with the most are on Twitter far less often than they used to be, but it’s possible that they are just not there at the same time that I am.

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