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Top 5 reasons why t.co is a bad move by Twitter

Twitter announced, by e-mail to every user, that they are going to make their URL shortener (“wrapper”) mandatory on Twitter, and this will be applied to every URL posted, effectively eliminating the need (and, presumably, the functionality) of every other URL shortener in existence. Here are 5 reasons why this is a bad policy: It […]

Top 5 Tips For New Facebook Pages

1. Make your page title as generic as possible. If you are setting up a page to promote your company brand, this may not be an option. But generic pages are far more likely to gain fans than brand pages. Think about it this way – if you have a website about “Travel to Asia”, […]

Dude, Where's My Username? Facebook Vanity URL Antics

Dude, where’s my username? He’s not Ashton Kutcher at facebook.com/aplusk.  Get used to hearing the name Benjamin Standefer for awhile. I’d be willing to bet this holds – I don’t suspect Mr. Kutcher owns a trademark on “aplusk”. Here’s some other fun stuff I’ve come across: Trademark infringements – facebook.com/FriendFeed, facebook.com/iGoogle and facebook.com/appleinc. Attempted trademark […]