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The Weekly Compete Pulse

The obvious event of this week is President Obama’s social media exploit, in which he sat down for an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.com. The chat itself lasted about a half-hour, and the response has been mixed. AdAge contends that the tactic itself was smart, but actually empty of deep insights. Next month, you can count on us to check back to see if the President’s appearance registers in

What People Want with Wikipedia

Image from: Bright Idea / Shutterstock I don’t care what anyone says. Wikipedia is the best tool ever. It’s the providence of the learning online, the bastion of knowledge in a world of digital riffraff and, incidentally, it’s been my not-so-secret best friend since I discovered you could read the entire plots of movies and books you didn’t want to necessarily see or read. Some call me lazy, but who has time

A World without Wikipedia

Image from: Gayvoronskaya_yana / Shutterstock During the SOPA and PIPA protests last Wednesday, we got a glimpse of an alternative universe:  A world without Wikipedia. Granted, there were ways around Wikipedia’s blockade.  And granted, Wikipedia’s site had a strong message on it that probably affected Internet behavior unto itself. That is, many visitors to Wikipedia’s site probably turned to news sources to learn more about why their encyclopedia was unavailable.

Kantar Media Compete Releases Ranking of Top 250 Websites for June 2011

Traffic Heats Up for Online Casual Gaming, Banking and Social Networking Sites BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Aug 2, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released its ranking of the top 250 websites for June 2011. Among the notable changes in June were lifts in traffic to numerous online casual gaming sites, financial institutions, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as the continued decline of Myspace. Read more…

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Despite the omnipresence of the Verizon iPhone announcement in the media this week, there were lots of other newsworthy items to be seen on the web. Check out some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. Everyone’s favorite online information source, Wikipedia.org, turns 10 today! Check out an interesting take by Erik Sherman on how Wikipedia survives by relying on volunteers to do the