Website Widgets and Ads Raise Privacy Issues

Online Social Networking

Website widgets are commonplace in the world of social media. About 16 web widgets are currently used on this blog. However, don’t you ever question how safe web widgets really are? Use widgets from reputable sources and banner ads, too.

10 Types of Widgets for Your Blog or Website

Online Social Networking

How much do you know about website widgets? Last week, in Website Widgets and Ads Raise Security and Privacy Issues , I shared my concerns about security and privacy issues connected with the use of widgets on a blog or other website. Use widgets from reputable sources and banner ads, too.&#. Subscription - I use RSS and NetworkedBlogs widgets, which are suitable for blogs, and I also use an email subscription widget that works with any website.

Ripple: Social Network Influencers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

But you need influencers that can carry your tweet, or blog link, or widget selling eBay stuff to another site and so on. Time after time, those using Chip-In widgets for fundraising get a lot of angry comments when it closes after a week - “I only just heard about it&# !

10 Ways to Promote Ning Networks

Online Social Networking

Badges or Widgets - Place your Ning network badge on blogs and other websites. Classified Ads - Craigslist and other advertising sites can drive traffic to your Ning network. Tags: Networking and Marketing Strategy Ning Sites SPAM Search Engines Widgets advertising Marketing Ning Ning social network SEO You’ve created Ning networks or belong to Ning networks started by others. What next?

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Facebook Has Its Cake and Eats It

Online Social Networking

Consider this: When you advertise, you’re paying for the privilege of increasing Facebook activity. You’ll even bid against other advertisers for that privilege. Use the handy SHARE widget. Please prepare, dear reader, for a small dose of cynicism.

Is Going Blogless Really An Option?

Online Social Networking

You’ll also place website widgets on your website and use those widgets to connect your site to the social web. People will reach those pages through links elsewhere on your site, search engines and whatever advertising you do.

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Media: Sometimes Its All About The Contest

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Decentralized Co-Creation of Value | Main | SproutBuilder: Making Widget Creation Easy » January 31, 2008 Social Media: Sometimes Its All About The Contest Interesting to see where this blend of brand, advertising, community and gaming annd converge via social media: Votigo is an Oakland, Calif.

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Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you use a Fan Box widget off of our site to promote your Page, others will be able to copy and place the widget elsewhere. You may not place a Fan Box widget in an advertisement. If you display advertising on your Page, Section 11 of this Statement also applies to you.

Volkswagen: The fun theory

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m a huge fan of advertising campaigns in social spaces that are fun, narrative, a game, and not in your face. 15,000 buys you a bunch of blogger drinks and flash embeddable widgets.

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Commercial Clients (Advertisers) pay to display their ads to the readers. From Mumbrella : But to recap, it’s a “freemium” model – enough free content to hang on to advertising revenue; with the more exclusive, analytical and opinion stuff likely to be behind the wall.

Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Group Dashboard : Mini widgets give you a snapshot of all the activity happening across your groups. is a bust – Advertising doesn’t work (6). I’m about to install and muck around with Open Atrium as an social network intranet product for a client.

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I amble ever hopeful from the microhub site to the social sites but The Facebook page and the Twitter channel are used to promote, you guessed it, more advertising and press releases. Embeddable widgets, retweet this, LinkedIn that, etc.

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Computer Lab: How to Blog for Business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

choose the colours and layout, and minor template edits including widgets. add plugins for SEO, advertising and cross promotion to other social media sites. Selecting a template, editing the look and feel of the blog, adding in some widgets.

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Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

advertising? Advertising versus Free/Premium subscriptions. LinkedIn, in October 2009 had over 50 million members (plus 385 staff) $75-100m – 1/4 from advertising. I personally think that any social network that relies on traditional advertising for revenue is nuts.

Monetizing Facebook: Dollar Value of Facebook Fan

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (12). is a bust – Advertising doesn’t work (6). An interesting way to calculate Return on Investment (ROI) of a Facebook Fan Page. Sorry Brand Page. and we don’t Fan brands anymore, we like, Like them.

Friends Reunited is now free

Nancy White

The service seems rather quaint now and a bit clunky in this age of social networks and widgets and where most Web 2.0 I suppose ITV, having paid £120 million for Friends Reunited in 2005, has realised that if there is a future for the site it is in selling advertising not subscriptions. Today I received an email from Friends Reunited that all their services are now free.

Twitter: Haiku and London Train Station Kingsplace

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

People travelling into Kings Cross in the mornings are invited to submit Haiku-style poems on the subject of the British Summer from their mobile phones, using Twitter , and gain a chance to see their work displayed on the largest digital advertising board at Kings Cross.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Advertising Hey let’s eavesdrop on conversations, then interrupt with a contextual ad based on that word. API widget economy provide a platform for Amazon to empower Twitterers to sell books to each other via API.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For example, if I trashtalk Widget company, a community member might point out I am a competitor and then send me to my own companies public guidelines. The advertising agency can’t post up a viral video of how their ex customer is a dick because they didn’t get their pitch?

Introducing the All-New In-Your-Facebook

Online Social Networking

The once popular minimalist Facebook user interface has morphed into a collage of random images, notifications and advertisements. Use the handy SHARE widget. Facebook is starting to look like other social networking sites.

Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

Besides freelance writers who can appreciate and blog about luxury, fashion and watches, I’m also looking locally in the Greater New York area for an art director, PR expert and advertising specialist. Use the handy SHARE widget.

MySpace Music Australia launch

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

– that advertising will cover the commercial costs of downloads. Not sure – ask Mumbles he was chatting with the MySpace advertising dude (I forgot his name). Myspace Music Australia has launched. It socializes the find-filter-forward mechanism a lot better, apparently.

Collaborative Thinking: Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

Orrick is also using the site to advertise to potential new recruits.

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10 More Easy Ways to Improve Your Website

Online Social Networking

Similarly, if you have an important widget, such as a Facebook fan page widget, place it where it will be visible without scrolling down. How well is your blog or website performing? This past November, I wrote, “Some web sites clearly have it together.

List Building Using Facebook

Online Social Networking

These are a few of the many ways to acquire fans for your Facebook page: Place a Fan Box widget on your website or blog, so that your visitors can become fans with one click. Place advertisements, but take care to adhere to the Facebook guidelines for advertising fan pages. Here are some ways in which I acquire Facebook followers for my Online Social Networking blog: I have a NetworkedBlogs widget on my blog’s sidebar.

Dotster Connect: All-In-One Social Networking Solution

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

With Ning there is less advertising to deal with but here you are creating your own social network from the ground up using a tool that seems a little outdated in regards to its look and feel and doesn’t seem to be as interactive as Myspace, Facebook and others.

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Going Beyond Social Media

Online Social Networking

Not only social media but search engine optimization , press releases , email marketing — and even advertising — all figure in my web strategy. Use the handy SHARE widget. I would love to spend my entire workday blogging , social bookmarking and business networking.

Vox - Your world online. Start a FREE personal blog today!

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Six Apart Services: Blogs | Free Blogs | Content Management | Advertising Vox © 2003-2008 Six Apart, Ltd. Help | Learn More | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | Advertise | Get a Free Vox Blog Vox Login Youve been logged out, please sign in to Vox with your email and password to complete this action. Embed a Widget Widget Title: This is optional Widget Code: Insert outside code here to share media, slideshows, etc.

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PikiSpot

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The widget player can even be branded with the group’s logo, though it’s not a link back to the site. The best aspect of the PikSpot widget though, is its community aspects, which could usher in a new way to experience social networking.

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Collaborative Thinking: The State of the Media Democracy

Collaborative Thinking

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Do Free Web Sites Make Sense?

Online Social Networking

Host Advertising - In many cases, free web sites contain the host’s ads, making free web sites look cheap and unprofessional. Use the handy SHARE widget below.

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Collaborative Thinking: Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Collaborative Thinking

It also adds a lot of value to its Windows Live effort; leveraging NewsGators widget capabilities might be synergistic with Microsofts broader advertising directions.)

Welcome to Grouptivity

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Home Solution Company News Blog Contact Us Publishers Download Login | Publisher Sign-up Welcome to Grouptivity User Sign-up + Increase your advertising revenue. + Giving them 100% of the advertising revenue shows our dedication to building valuable tools for the publishing community. Install the Whats Hot widget and show your most popular content.

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Election 2.0 – List of social media election sites to watch.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Note, they need to fix their iFrame widget to be one brochure and flickable rather than a toilet roll of leaflets. is a bust – Advertising doesn’t work (7). List of Social Media Election sites for Australian 2010 election. An early analysis of election 2010 sites.

Wamily is WetPaint Plus Pageflakes

John Tropea - Delicious Network

My favorite is their “Embed&# module which lets you insert flash widgets. 4 Don Says: April 4th, 2007 at 5:54 am Nice widget in the screencap!

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Collaborative Thinking: From Star Power To Network Power

Collaborative Thinking

Advertisers appear to agree, and not just resorts and makers of ski gear like Head. And some resorts are spending as much as $50,000 for campaigns that interact more directly with members by using features such as mobile blogging widgets and RSS feeds. Launched in December, 2006, Infield draws advertisers such as SprintNextel ( S ) (the sponsor of Nascars premier series), Bank of America ( BAC ), Harley-Davidson ( HOG ), and ESPN ( DIS ).

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Highlights in Online Communities and Social Media

Online Community Report

While advertising budgets will certainly see sizable cuts, social media and online community efforts will become even more important as they offer cost effective ways to connect with users and customers. Job One: Advertisers' Survival Plan For 2009 - MediaPost. The report, titled "Social Media Futures -- The future of advertising and agencies in a networked society," suggests the U.K. A creative primer on the power of brand widgets - iMedia Connection.

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How can nonprofits succeed in the online attention economy?

Joitske Hulsebosch

As more nonprofits, businesses and individuals create blogs, podcasts, rss news feeds, wikis, social networks, YouTube accounts, Twitter feeds, fundraising widgets, mashups, etc. They will not just connect with nonprofits rather because a marketeer in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam convinced you to become a donor or a large advertising campaign. I like the approach of Netsquared to ask a group of bloggers to write about the same question.

Collaborative Thinking: What A Yahoo! Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

helps Microsoft when it comes to search/advertising.

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How Facebook Pages Will Help Facebook Dominate the Internet

Online Social Networking

Facebook already lets you pay to advertise and find people to “Like&# your page. Facebook Widgets (which extend Facebook’s influence). You may already have a website or a blog, but do you have a Facebook page yet? If not, you will before long.

KickApps Launches Version 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

release today include their premium widget player, which already made your content easily viral, as the widget has “steal&# and “more&# buttons directly on the front bar, as well as 25 new widgets to choose from. The future will be widgetized!

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0 Vitrue – facilitates user-generated advertising •?

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Welcome to Grouptivity

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Home Solution Company News Blog Contact Us Publishers Download Login | Publisher Sign-up Welcome to Grouptivity User Sign-up + Increase your advertising revenue. + Giving them 100% of the advertising revenue shows our dedication to building valuable tools for the publishing community. Install the Whats Hot widget and show your most popular content.

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