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ReadWriteWeb posts technical framework for building Social Media Cheat Sheet

While slightly technical in nature, it is nothing that any moderate computer user would have trouble with. ReadWriteWeb has posted instructions on how to build a news-dashboard on any topic using social media tools and technologies freely available on the web. Continue reading

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Social media in a box: The Chumby

chumby There was no must-buy Christmas electronic gift this year. No new iPhone refresh, no tickle-me-elmo – nothing! There is a gadget out there that has been flying under the radar, and it is probably one of the coolest open-source pieces of hardware to hit the market (or at least to hit your bedroom dresser) in a long time. The Chumby is a touchscreen in a plush housing, with a built in accelerometer, some speakers and a wifi card. Continue reading

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AdWeek: Publicis Links With Social Media Vendors

VivaKi LogoAdWeek has reported yet another Publicis partnership, this time in the social media space. Branded the REAL Suite (reach, engage, amplify, listen), Publicis is rolling this up under its VivaKi digital group. Like VivaKi itself, and other Publicis deals like its partnership with Google it is unclear whether Publicis has a real go-to-market social media strategy, or if this is just more Publicis PR. The key point though, is this announcement is another clear sign that the big holding companies haven’t quite figured out the social media space yet.

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