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Twitter Soars to #20

Image from: Wayne Howes / Shutterstock January was an explosive month for the San Francisco-based startup. Twitter has finally joined the ranks of the top 20 websites in the US and the trend for the real-time messaging service looks promising. The messaging service has recorded enormously positive metrics in January and the company will be looking to gain even more popularity in the upcoming months. The only metric that didn’t

The Weekly Pulse

We learned this week that Facebook will be bringing Timeline to brand pages. To help with the transition, Mashable published a guide for business to use in order to make the most our of their new pages. Similarly, we also enjoyed BostonInno’s list of top 7 companies who have successful Facebook Timelines. We loved Mashable’s infographic detailing the most “viral” new sources on Twitter. They must know what they are doing across the

msnNOW Finds Popularity with Younger Audience and May Drive Growth for Bing

Image from: mnsNOW Late last Wednesday on 2/15/12 Microsoft launched their newest addition to its MSN services, called msnNOW. This service enables people to get real-time information on what people are talking about, sharing, and searching for from one centralized place. It’s available on multiple screens – on the PC at now.msn.com, the iPad, mobile devices, and even as a social reader app on Facebook. Who are the early adopters

Is LinkedIn Becoming A More Personal Professional Network?

Image from: AISPIX by Image Source / Shutterstock LinkedIn has secured their seat as one of the most widely used social networks on the web and since they went public last year, they’ve seen even more explosive growth and remains a site to keep an eye on (even with all the recent buzz about Pinterest). What was once thought of as an online résumé repository has quickly become much more.

What’s Your Social Reputation at the #DigitalDinnerTable?

Image from: Digital Dinner/ Shutterstock Do you know where to draw the line between your professional and personal online presence? Join @Compete for our upcoming Twitter Chat! On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1PM EST/10AM PST we will be diving in and discussing what’s so important about our social reputations. We’ll talk about: – How do you build your personal brand? – What’s appropriate to say on social networks? – Is there

A Music Legend Passes: The Online Community Responds

Image from: Feature Flash / Shutterstock On Saturday, legendary singer Whitney Houston passed away. This morning, Mashable pointed out that we first learned of Whitney Houston’s death via Twitter. In fact, news of her death emerged on Twitter 27 minutes before it was reported on by the mainstream media, yet again proving twitter not only as a social media tool but also as a breaking news source. Houston’s death is clearly

Compete PRO Explained With Donuts

If you haven’t seen the above picture within the last few days, chances are you haven’t been online – and those chances are very slim. No one really knows where this picture started and how it went viral, but viral it has gone, and social media users everywhere seem to get a good laugh out of this poke at all social media sites and users. At one point or another,

The Weekly Compete Pulse

It’s the week before the Super Bowl and everyone is gearing up for game day. Mashable notes that many things have changed since the Giants and the Patriots last faced off in 2008 in Super Bowl XLII. Particularly, how social media has totally transformed the marketing strategies behind both teams. Facebook made huge news this week by filing for IPO. This decision revealed a lot of interesting information; for instance,

Twitter Campaign Amounts to McDefeat

Image from: ABC News If you follow the world of social media at all, you’ve probably heard by now that McDonald’s launched a Twitter campaign last week that didn’t go quite the way they intended. The plan was to promote McDonald’s “Meet the Farmers” campaign by sponsoring a hashtag, #McDstories, and encouraging people to use it to share stories of the good times they’ve had at their local Mickey D’s.

Free Report: The State of Social Media

Starting with The State of the Social Media: First Edition, Compete will be releasing a white paper series covering your favorite marketing channels including search, social, and email. Marketing is a fast-paced industry and consumer behavior is anything but stagnant. Your knowledge of your potential customers should also be dynamic. For this first installment, we’ll showcase insights gleaned from Compete PRO data to illustrate how your potential customers are using

How Did You Follow the Golden Globes?

Image from: bioraven / Shutterstock Sunday night aired the 2012 Golden Globes, honoring achievements in film and television. People all over the U.S. tuned in to watch celebrities walk the red carpet, and to see which of their favorite movies and shows won awards. I was curious to see how people followed the Golden Globes this year, so I used Compete PRO to look at the Daily Reach to GoldenGlobes.org