Archive For January, 2013

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A ‘Pay Wave’ is Coming, But Not All Can Charge

According to AdAge, Youtube is going to be introducing paid channel subscriptions ranging from $1-5 per month. This unsurprising development highlights the increasing trend in paid content. Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish is another timely example. The truth is, however, that the default expectation for quite some time will still be free content. Even as paid content proliferates across the web…

Awesomely Ridiculous Like/Follow Me V.2

Thanks to our friends over at Geekwire, we found this amazing story about the Akron men's basketball team wearing the team twitter handle on their uniform. The NCAA denied the request to wear the @ZipsMBB on the back of the jerseys, so the team will wear it on their warmups. Maybe if it is newsworthy it is not so ridiculous?…

Using Facebook’s Social APIs? Then Play Nice.

For those of us who monitor social API development religiously, it was a particularly interesting several days. Facebook cut off Voxer from its find friends API last week, on Thursday they cut off access to Twitter’s video sharing app Vine and on Friday blocked Yandex’s new app Wander only 3 hours after launching!  The find friends functionality is critical to…

Shout-out to all amazingly talented developers: We’re hiring.

We’re looking to add some smart engineers to our team. Our goal is to modernize how publishers and brands treat their site visitors and we’re doing it in some pretty innovative ways. Inside Social is built on the latest web technologies: HTML5, using 100% javascript for the backend. We run nodejs, and make heavy use of Amazon Web Services, to…

Question: How Do You Get Authentic Social Media Followers? Answer: Ask! …Duh

The announcement last week of Facebook’s Graph Search has ignited the media and blogosphere. As expected the opinions range dramatically from people calling it guaranteed to spark a search revolution to doomed from the outset to somewhere in between. We even talked about the implications on this blog. I am not going to weigh in here on the debate, but…

Facebook Graph Search Highlights That Not All Likes Are Created Equal

The big news in tech this week was facebook’s launch of graph search (a good breakdown on how it differs from traditional search and how it works)  Some pundits have lauded it as a game changer, but much of the discussion has centered on whether it can really be useful.  Steve Cheney penned a much-shared missive about graph search being dead on arrival due to its…

Awesomely Ridiculous Like/Follow Me v.1

Hey Folks, We will be playfully highlighting #awesomelyriduclous attempts to get people to like or follow brands, products, businesses etc. These will include only things we love and are definitely worth liking, but would NEVER be effective in converting someone into a social follower. If you find any examples please shoot them our way to [email protected] We would love to see them!…