Links for 2009 09 21

  • Dell Says It Has Earned $3 Million From Twitter – Bits Blog –
    Wondering if this is true, if this is the entire story and, if yes, why Dell is giving up this info to its competitors.
    "Dell said that the company had earned $3 million in revenue directly through Twitter since 2007, when it started posting coupons and word of new products on the microblogging site."

  • Social networks for a good cause – growth, culture and impact : crisscrossed blog
    Anand Giridharadas “Behind Facebook’s Success: It Takes a Village“ argues that being in a social network is like living in a village, where you can share your thoughts, emotions, news, and more – something like entertaining neighbourhood relationships, with the difference that geographic location, physical distances and time do not matter anymore and interactions can occur on a global scale, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Once you establish your network with a multitude of members, “you are compelled, as in the village, to know their business. It’s strangely nice.”

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