The Weekly Compete Pulse

Good afternoon! If you haven’t already seen who’s in the lead online, this week we released the Top 250 Websites for August 2011. Take note of which music television station is making a comeback and which industry is taking a dive for the second month in a row.

In other news, Amazon seems to be making a big play in the tablet sphere by introducing the Kindle Fire Touch Tablet and offering original Kindles for $79. Lifehacker has the story: Amazon Introduces $200 Kindle Fire Touch Tablet, $79 Kindles, and More

It seems like the Government isn’t the only one trying to solve the economic issues of our era. Or is it that social media sites are capitalizing on this need? Adage takes a look at this question as they explore Facebook’s new program: Facebook Launches Program to Help Small Businesses With Their Pages and Ads AdAge

These days it’s not enough to have just one social presence. You have your Twitter, you have your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts – but do you have a Tumblr? Is it really important? Well, if you thought Wordpress had a lot of blogs, Tumblr currently hosts more. Not sure if or how you should be incorporating Tumblr into your social media strategy? Mashable shows us 6 Way Brands Can Earn More Exposure on Tumblr

Here at Compete we often talked about the different types of Internet users. Our Online Media & Search team in particular is full of expertise on the various ways in which people use search. But how can use these ideologies to your adavantage? Simply read this article published by Search Engine Watch: How Marketers Can Connect with the 3 Mindsets of Search

We can’t emphasize enough how great is to live and work in Boston, especially as a digital company. A couple weeks back at the FutureM conference, there was much discussion about the buzz of digital entrepreneurship and leadership right within Boston. Well, if you couldn’t point to an example of how Bostonians have taken the lead in the digital sphere, you certainly can now, as show by Mashable: How the Boston Fire Department Won Us Over with Social Media

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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.