Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Around The Net

  • Zappos Suggests Purchases Based On Pinterest PostsBloomberg

    Zappos -- a unit of Amazon Inc. -- has created a service that recommends purchases based on what users post on Pinterest.  “The new Web page … is called PinPointing and suggests Zappos products, such as shoes, dresses and swimsuits, based on Pinterest posts,” Bloomberg reports. “Zappos apparently got approval for the new service from Pinterest, though the companies aren’t officially teaming up in any way,” the Total Pinterest blog writes. Yet, despite the buzz around Pinterest, preliminary results of Zappos’ new product have been mixed. As Will Young, director of Zappos Labs, tells Bloomberg, Pinterest users are far more ... ...Read the whole story

  • Social Media Gain In Customer Interaction Red Rocket Media

    Although Facebook currently remains the dominant social media channel, Twitter marketing will experience the largest growth in public loyalty in the coming year. Over a fifth of Brits (22%) have visited the Facebook page of a company they are loyal to in the past six months. In comparison, only 8% of people questioned had followed a brand they felt loyal to on Twitter. However, this number could double in the next year, with more people saying they will follow a company they feel loyalty to on Twitter in the next 12 months. ...Read the whole story

  • Hacking Scandal Tops In News Tweets Index The Telegraph

    Between July 2011 and June 2012, the phone hacking scandal was the subject of one in five British journalists' tweets, found the 'News Tweet Index', published by communications company Portland. 'Murdoch', 'hacking' and 'NOTW' [News of the World] dominated journalists' discussions on Twitter over the last 12 months. Portland said its index "highlights the power of Twitter as an open forum for public debates. The microblogging site breaks open discussions that would previously have been held behind closed doors." ...Read the whole story

  • German Watchdog Gives Facebook Deadline Computer Business Review

    A German consumer watchgroup announced that Facebook's App Centre was releasing user data to third parties without receiving user consent.According to Reuters, Germany's largest consumer lobby group has given a September 4 deadline for the network to fix the alleged problem or they will seek legal action. Gathering personal information without a user's consent is a violation of Germany's Telemedia Act. ...Read the whole story

  • Teen Outs Self As Twitter 'Football Agent' Digital Spy
  • Love Football Brings Highlights To YouTube DigitalTVEurope
SF Start-up "Social Teeth" Gains Political Bite

Elaine Chang's latest venture is an online platform called Social Teeth, billed as a sort of Kickstarter for political ads. The San Francisco-based site is designed to showcase TV spots from independent advocacy groups and candidates ...More