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Google Search Formula Tweak a 1st Step to Include User Sentiment?

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The swirl of negative publicity surrounding suddenly infamous ‘Black Hat’ online marketer, Vitaly Borker - whose anti-social online marketing practices and absolute lack of any business ethics were featured in an interesting yet scathing report in The New York Times – seems to have forced Google to tweak its all-important search algorithm. But, as ever, the folks at Google’s MountainView, CA headquarters are being circumspect about the changes to the highly-secret search algorithm that is at the core of Google’s business.

Bit.ly Provides Multiple Links in One Shortened URL

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Bit.ly Provides Multiple Links in One Shortened URL

If you are looking to provide many links to your followers on Twitter or other social networking sites, Bit.ly now provides Bit.ly Bundles. Tweeting a number of photos or YouTube videos to your friends and acquaintances is now simple with the Bit.ly shortener service. Just add more than one link to the standard interface at Bit.ly, click on Shorten, and then click on Bundle and the shortened URL will be a Bundle of URLs.

HubPages Reaches One Million Hubs and Counting

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HubPages Reaches One Million Hubs and Counting

The popular blogging website HubPages, were writers create individual pages on content on a specific topic, has reached a milestone of one million Hubs. Unlike other similar sites that have closed or restricted the kind of content that can be published, HubPages allows practically any topic to be used as a Hub. Other new features of the site include forums and Q&A. A popular aspect of the site for writers, is the ability to monetize their pages with Google AdSense, eBay auctions, Amazon Products and many other forms. The revenue earned (60% of the total) is not kept within HugPages but recorded directly with the vendor.

FaceMash.com For Sale on Flippa

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FaceMash.com For Sale on Flippa

If you have seen the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ then you know that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s first version of a social site was FaceMash.com. The site built overnight when his girlfriend left him, featured two side by side photos of Harvard undergrads that you could vote on. You were voting which one was better looking. It took off and crashed the Harvard network within one night of release.

Twitter Retires the Early Bird Advertisement Product

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Twitter Retires the Early Bird Advertisement Product

Today at the IAB Mixx conference, Twitter COO Dick Costolo announced that the Twitter Early Bird program would be retired. The advertising program allowed advertisers to make product announcements directly to Twitter users through one centralized account, @EarlyBird. Virgin American and Disney were companies that took advantage of the program but most offers were only for the American market which Twitter felt was alienating to international users.

Internet Awaiting Twitter Announcement

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Internet Awaiting Twitter Announcement

Rumors are stirring that one of the advancements that Twitter plans to unveil this afternoon with be inline photos and video. This will be a nice addition that will make video and photo Twitter third party applications unneeded in the future. The feature was made available by mistake back in July to a limited number of users. And some code present on the site today provides for a picture icon when a picture is attached to a tweet. A similar feature is well represented by the options offered by Brizzly.

Ask America Launches on Yahoo! News

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Ask America Launches on Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News has a new section on their website, “Ask America,” a politic forum and polling site. This site asks the public about political issues that will affect the November midterm elections. These issues vary between immigration, clean energy, outsourcing, the environment and recent disasters, the health bill, the economy, and our national security. It asks users their opinion, and allows them to interact and discuss with other users.

Bloglines is Scheduled to Shut Down

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Bloglines is Scheduled to Shut Down

Just in time and much to the excitement of most, Bloglines is scheduled to shut down. The tumultuous history of the RSS feed, which is owned and operated by IAC, a property of Ask.com is issuing a statement today regarding more in-depth information behind the decision to shut it down. The official shut down arrangement of Bloglines is set to occur as of October 1, 2010.

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