The Weekly Compete Pulse

Tomorrow marks the 10th year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. To me, it seems only natural that the day falls on a Sunday, a day perfect for reflection. As we look back on where we were ten years ago and how we coped with our friends and neighbords, we wanted to offer a unique perspective on the day from Peter Stringer at Bostinnovation: 9/11 In A Social Media World: How The Times Have Changed

Since 2001, we have certainly made many technological advancements that change the way we perceive everyday life. For example, this week Gizmodo reported on an empty “Tech Town”, which will serve as a research and testing platform for future innovations:  Why Would a Company Spend $200 Million to Build a 20-Mile Ghost Town for 35,000 Invisible People?

We have to give huge props up to Virgin America for their various customized hashtags and social campaigns. Mashable walks us through why this airline is sky-high above the competition in terms of online marketing: Flying Social: How Virgin America’s First-Class Marketing Fuels Brand Awareness

Still not sure who to follow on Google? Google is taking a word from Twitter users. Mashable reports that they are seeking Twitterers with 100K+ followers: Google Considers Suggested User Feature for Google+

For those of you trying to gather more attention to your company and posts via your blog, Search Engine Watch will be your new best friend with this list of 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Blog Links Better

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About Jen Duguay:
Jen Duguay joins Compete to take on all things social media. She comes from a social issue background, most recently having worked for the Social Innovation Forum, the venture philanthropy arm of Root Cause, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. Jen's interests include singing, marketing, running, art, making guacemole, and using social entrepreneurship to tackle world issues. She has spent time in Belize and the Dominican Republic working on microfinance initiatives and recently traveled to Kenya where she studied the public healthcare system. Follow Jen @jenduguay on Twitter.