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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #176

January 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Massachusetts Meltdown… How Ignoring Social Media Cost Democrats The Senate Majority
Maggie McGary says: I haven’t done a rah-rah social media post in a while, but I think it’s about time I did one. A few current events are proving how big social media has become and how much to your peril it is to ignore it:

New York Times Announces Pay Meter for 2011
Jordan McCollum says:

After along debate, the New York Times hasofficially settled on an online pay modeland and implementation timeline. The meter system will be introduced at the beginning of next year.

The model will allow users to access a certain number of articles free each month. After the set viewing threshold, users will be required to pay. Print subscribers will have free access online. Says the Times:

This wil

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Who We Are On The Social Web
Bill Alberti says:

I’m a different person at work than I am at home. I tell different jokes. I have different stories. I share different experiences with different people in different ways depending on a host of different factors (e.g., how well we know each other; where we went to school; what our shared interests may be, etc.).

The context in which I know people is different from one person, one situation to the ne

Kodak CMO Jeff Hayzlett on his use of Twitter
Harish Kotadia says:

Ever wondered what Kodak senior management thinks about how their CMO,Jeff Hayzlett, uses Twitter?

Well, listen to what he says about why he uses Twitter(@JeffreyHayzlett)and how Kodak’s management reacts to his use.

In my opinion, Jeff is a great role model for other CMOs to emulate on how to use Social Media. Dear CMOs, are you listening?

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Boing Boing Bing: Was Bing Up or Down for Dec?
Jordan McCollum says:

Two out of three online measurement firms agree: Bing lost ground in December.Experian HitwiseandNielsensaw Bing’s search share decrease from November, whilecomScoresaw it grow.

comScore saw Bing grow 4% from 10.3% to 10.7% (and Yahoo, Ask & the rest lost some). Hitwise, however, reported that Bing saw a 4% decrease in December (0.42 percentage points, coming in at 8.92%), as did Yahoo (

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How to Write Engaging Blogs People Want to Read
Matt Tuens says:

Thomas Edison famously remarked that genius was “1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” For bloggers this means that if you put your effort into it, you can create a blog that gathers a following. If you look at a group of bloggers, one with a worldwide following and the rest with small audiences, the former will not necessarily be the best writer, the funniest, the smartest or even the one

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