Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Fewer People Find Social Ads Annoying

    While about a third of social media users find ads on social networks more annoying than ads elsewhere online, the firms report that more than a quarter of users say they don't mind seeing ads that are tailored based on their individual profile information. ...Read the whole story

  • Lenovo; We Are Social

    Lenovo named We Are Social as its global social media agency of record, following a review. ...Read the whole story

  • Dunkin' Launches Dual Holiday Facebook Promos

    The grand-prize winning video and photo entrants will each receive two round-trip JetBlue tickets, and their entries will be featured on Dunkin's electronic billboard in New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve and into New Year's Day. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon's FiOS Offers Chats With Santa

    The interactive program sets up an interface that looks like a video chat with Santa, where they can type in their side of a conversation with Santa about what gifts they want for Christmas. Santa responds accordingly before being called away for a toy-making emergency. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Instagram Disables Photo Integration With TwitterAll Things D

    Instagram -- the Facebook-owned photo filtering and sharing service -- officially disabled photo integration with Twitter, this weekend. “While users can still post links to their Instagram photos on Twitter, they’ll no longer be able to view Instagram photos from within the Twitter stream across both the Twitter Web site and mobile apps,” AllThingsD reports. “Now when [users] share an Instagram photo on Twitter, only a link to the photo on Instagram’s site will appear on your timeline,” VentureBeat writes. “Sound the social alarm!” PCMag half-jokes. “In an appearance last week, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said he wanted folks viewing ... ...Read the whole story

  • Lord Leveson Ponders Anti-'Trial By Twitter' Law Digital Spy

    Speaking at a privacy symposium in Sydney, Australia, the judge said that legislation would protect privacy, but also safeguard freedom of expression on the internet. Lord Leveson was criticised for only giving the internet a very limited mention in his 2,000-page report on UK press regulations and standards last month. He was accused of being out of touch after the report suggested that online material did not have the same reach and credibility as traditional print media. ...Read the whole story

  • Online Video Spurs Consumer Purchasing M&M Global

    Forty-six percent of internet users in the UK watch brand-related online videos every week, according to Visibility IQ's Social Video Report 2012. The study, conducted by Entertainment Media Research, showed that of consumers who watch product demonstration videos, 96% are likely to consider purchasing the item afterwards. Almost six in 10 (57%) have actually gone on to buy the item after seeing it in an online video. ...Read the whole story

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Play A Virtual Game Of Musical Chairs, And Win... A Chair!

Much like a real game of musical chairs, the virtual version also lasts between seven and 10 minutes. Blu Dot, which makes high-end furniture, began hosting a series of musical chairs games on Twitter Dec. 3 ...More