Why Microsoft and Facebook are Pro-CISPA but Anti-SOPA (Lifehacker)
Just months after the internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA were taken off the floor, a new and similarly scrutinized bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has been gaining momentum and support from big technology companies like Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and others.
Could Google’s New gTLDs Be the Custom URL Answer at Google+? (Search Engine Watch)
As for their actual plans for the new TLDs, Google isn’t talking. A Google spokesperson did confirm to Advertising Age Google’s intent to purchase, saying in a written statement: "We plan to apply for Google's trademarked TLDs, as well as a handful of new ones. We want to help make this a smooth experience for web users — one that promotes innovation and competition on the internet."
Google Plots Web Domain-Buying Spree (Ad Age)
Google refused to provide more details, but it's likely that ".Google" and ".YouTube" will be among the trademark TLDs the company applies for. Google also wouldn't comment on how it would use its new TLDs, but one could see using ".YouTube" as a way to mark a brand's YouTube channel destination — for example, www.AdAge.YouTube.
Narcissists Do Better In Job Interviews, Study Finds (HuffPo)
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found that narcissists make a better impression in job interviews likely because they are just so darn good at promoting themselves.
Ways to get More Traffic for your Facebook Page Through Search Engine Optimization (Doshable)
Facebook is the New SEO Secret: Attracting traffic through Facebook is a relatively-new but effective technique. Here are some tips and ways to attract traffic for your Facebook page through search engine optimization.
5 Tips to Get Industry Influencers to Follow You on Twitter (Business2Community)
A social media influencer is an individual or web entity that has a strong following and/or readership within one or more social media channels.
How to Spend Less Time on Twitter and Get More Out of It (Business2Community)
You have the power to control your Twitter experience. Here are my top 5 tips for regaining control and getting your groove back: 1. Unfollow People; 2 Use Twitter Lists; 3. Start using Buffer [comment: i don't agree with this one]; 4. Signup for The Tweeted Times; 5. Don't Sync with Facebook or LinkedIn
LinkedIn Rolls Out New Targeted Follower Tools For Marketers (Business Insider)
LinkedIn will launch two new functions for companies who have followers on LinkedIn, both of which will be of interest to marketers and advertisers: "Targeted Updates" and "Follower Statistics."
Social Media Strategist Notes: You Blog, Right? Tell Me Why Not Again, I Forgot Your Reason (uber.la)
Blogging is the key to understanding social media. Are you thinking about starting a blog? Are you working, leading, exploring social media as a career? Okay, so if I Google your name, or your Twitter ID I'm going to find… what exactly?
In Defense of Procrastination: When to Prioritize Doing Nothing (Lifehacker)
Sometimes putting things off until tomorrow is the healthiest choice you can make.
How Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem (Lifehacker continues)
Also known as "Don't Break the Chain," and the concept is simple: spend some amount of time doing a desired activity every day and, when you do, cross off that day on a calendar.
The World Happiness Report Explains What Makes People Happy (Fast Company)
What are the secrets from the happiest people on Earth? Some make sense: Be wealthy, married, and have a job. From there, though, it gets more complicated.
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