links for 2009-11-28

by Lee Hopkins on November 28, 2009

in micro-blogging

  • TechCrunch reported today that Digital Garage, Twitter’s partner in Japan, is ready to roll out a new, Japan-only way to monetize the service. The way it’ll work is pretty simple: Japanese Twitter users will soon be able to charge their followers to view tweets – on a monthly basis or per single tweet. Otherwise they will only see excerpts or no text in the postings at all. Digital Garage gets a 30% cut.

    Not charging companies for holding accounts but having users pay to view tweets? What may sound like a bold move at first actually makes sense, as the web in Japan (where Paul is based) features a number of peculiarities that play into the hands of Digital Garage’s Japanese operations:

    e.g. Japan is the only market in the world where Twitter offers an official mobile client (launched last month).

  • Here's just one of the five: "Microsoft’s Bing was the surprise hit of 2009, and has started to erode Google’s share of search. Bing has some social features, but expect some big news in social search in 2010. Facebook and Twitter both offer “interesting” ideas in social search, and both are sitting on top of mountains of social data, but both have taken an incidental approach to social search"
  • So here, by tracking the most vital conversations about the business product/service, you get a better chance to identify the influential people in the niche, and to figure out the best way to work out on the flaws.
    Note – You must first make sure on what you have to track, as social media comprises various kinds of tracking. Set your goals, do you need to track on how people are sharing your blog/website/social networks? Whether you are interesting in tracking any specific social media message/campaign? Or, you just want to track the real-time buzz across the web and more like that. So, as the requirements are different, there are different social media tracking tools to be used. And to list out the most important, honeytechblog is sharing Top 10 Social Media Tracking Tools that you must try
  • As you’ll see in the video, a client of the site's author wanted to have a YouTube video below the sidebars. The Thesis multimedia box can display images, widgets, custom code, video and pretty much whatever else you want.

    The amazing Thesis wordpress theme comes with one multimedia box, which in this case was already taken. No problem. The author embedded the video in a brand new multimedia box. Here’s how she did it…

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