You may have noticed Metal Toad has been expanding our scope when it comes to blog content – namely a lot of interviews, event coverage, and (soon) a podcast. Because Metal Toad is active in the Portland tech commuity, and because we believe so much in open source software and web standards, we think it is important to try and capture and share as much of the knowledge that is floating out there as we can.
Today I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that my Facebook Messages had finally been integrated with the Facebook email functionality. Facebook email is a feature that was announced November 2010, but hasn't been fully rolled out to all users.
Now that i've seen it first hand here are some of the changes I've noticed:
Last August the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced a new Application called "Facebook Places" which aimed to accomplish three goals:
After digging around on the internet I found this infographic which posed a series of unanswered questions about Social Media. Since we're all relatively new to these platforms I figured i'd share what i've learned about Social Media Marketing, and how I've leveraged brands through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
In this day and age whether you are talking about movies or ad campaigns, bad ideas - or badly executed ideas - don't stick around very long. They are voted down and/or bad-mouthed on Twitter or Facebook and the word gets out very quickly. Advertising superstar Gerry Graf (think the latest Snickers & Skittles campaigns) weighed in on this phenomenon on Adverising Age saying:
"We live in a time when the best idea wins, and scale doesn't matter much to the idea."