Google’s Answer to the Facebook “Like” Button: The “+1”

Article from Mashable: Google is making a big new push into social with a feature called “+1” that is similar in purpose to the Facebook “Like” button, but integrated directly into the world’s biggest search engine. Starting Wednesday, users who opt into the +1 button experiment (and soon everyone else) in Google Labs will start … 

 

Social Networking Strategies for Finding More Work

An intresting article written by James Clear: As a web designer or web developer, you probably have a firm grasp on the social media/social networking scene. What I’m finding, however, is that although many people in our industry understand how the Social Web works, surprisingly few of them are actually using it to their advantage … 

 

How to make social commerce work for you

Many companies are now starting to learn that the money to be made from social media isn’t all about building up a huge amount of followers on Facebook and Twitter then finding a way to get them off there as quickly as possible, to ‘convert’ on the website. The smart brands are recognising the huge … 

 

Mozilla Launches a New Way to Share Links

For webmasters and web surfers alike, seeing a row of a half-dozen “share this” buttons above or below every piece of web content can be both visually distracting and confusing to the user. Many companies are building work-arounds for this common interaction design problem of the digital age, and Mozilla has just thrown its hat …