Most people agree that having a job is better than not having a job. Social networking can actually be of great assistance for those among us who are underemployed. In this helpful Mashable piece, Sudy Bharadwaj outlines how social networking can help.
According to Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch, ShoeDazzle picked up 1 million new users in the month of July, bringing the total number of members up to 13 million. Kim Kardashian is one of the backers of this trendy website. Expect to hear more from ShoeDazzle over coming months; their strategy is sound, and their brand is clearly resonating with consumers.
John Talty reports, in a well-written International Business Times article, that Mitt Romney had been averaging 3,000 to 4,000 new Twitter followers per day for much of July, but in one three-day period — July 21-23 — he Romney amassed more than 130,000 fans, strongly indicating that his handlers are purchasing followers. The question the Romney campaign needs to ask itself is, are purchasing followers who might not ever support the candidate in November worth it?
Have you ever wondered how early you joined a social platform in relation to other users? It’s kind of cool to find out if you were one of the early adopters that helped popularize a site and made it a big deal. Drew Olanoff (one of my favorite tech reporters) writes for The Next Web about a new tool that will help you figure out how much of an early adopter you really are.
Do you ever get over 100 emails a day? If you’re one of these people, you must hate emails. Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with them. This TechCrunch article (by Jordan Crook) argues for a more efficient world when it comes to email in this piece.
A lot of you found this piece interesting: Klout, the leading tool for measuring influence, has often been criticized for its lack of transparency and accuracy. In this Econsultancy piece, Sam Dwyer offers up some ideas how Klout, Kred, and PeerIndex can fix their business models.