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December 6, 2012

Quora Adds LinkedIn Sharing, Helps Professionals Boost Their Credibility

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Quora Adds LinkedIn SharingQuestion and Answer website Quora now allows users to share answers directly to their Linkedin profiles.

Announced on Wednesday the new integration joined Twitter, Facebook and email sharing buttons that were already available to Quora users.

Quora hopes that by promoting professional answers on LinkedIn more users with experience will show off their knowledge base.

In a company blog post Quora notes:

The knowledge and expertise you share on Quora can now become part of your professional biography and identity.”

According to the Q&A company, many users are already using the site to boost their professional standing through top notch answers. In its blog post the company notes:

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September 13, 2012

Vimeo Rolls Out New Suite Of Social Sharing Options

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Vimeo Goes Social

Vimeo users can now more easily share their favorite videos with their connected social networks. The company on Thursday announced via theVimeo blogthat a slew of new social networking features have finally arrived.

Speaking of the sites new focus on social sharingVP of product and development Andrew Pile showed off the social video platforms new social options.

The first thing Vimeo users will notice is that they can now automatically link their Vimeo account toFacebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts. According to Pile:

Previously, connecting to Facebook and Twitter only published your likes. Now you can choose granular share settings for a whole plethora of actions includinguploads, likes, comments, people you follow, adding videos to groups and channels, and more. On Facebook, you can even choose to publish to a Facebook page instead of your news feed. read more

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June 7, 2011

Will Point of Sale/Social Network Integration make us say goodbye to “Social Media Experts”

The diamond water paradox ought to be revised.  These days a couple hundred shares of stock in Google or perhaps Facebook next year, can be worth more than a good sized diamond and may in certain ways be as essential as the water we need to continue living.

Of course, we haven’t reached the point where you’d actually have to log-in to your Twitter or Facebook account to buy a bottle of water at a convenience store.

image from http://www.posmarket.com.au

Then again, there may actually be companies that are planning to integrate or have actually integrated Point of Sale systems (a.k.a cash registers) with either social networking websites.  The idea behind this is that when you purchase something from these companies, your purchase shows up as an update on your social network and that will perhaps, for a time, have an impact on the “conversations” you think you may be having with the world.  It’s kind of like Foursquare in a way but more directly tied up with actual purchases.

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June 7, 2010

Yahoo Gets Up Close And Personal With Facebook, Launches Integration Smorgasbord

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Yahoo LogoYahoo today rolled out a new series of Facebook integrations across various Yahoo services including the companies homepage and Yahoo Mail service.  The announcement moves the company one step closer to being a major playing in the social networking aggregation field. The search portal also announced a fresh new look for Yahoo Pulse profiles, although the changes at Pulse.yahoo.com have yet to be made live.

In a Press Release, Cody Simms, Yahoo’s senior director of Social Platforms and Yahoo! Developer Network Guru said that Yahoo has made their recent changes in an attempt to ensure Yahoo is:

“uniquely positioned to provide people with all of the mainstream methods of content discovery – social, search, communications, and editorial,”

The statement comes at a time when Yahoo is desperately in need of a focus for the companies properties, focus that has recently emerged as they have worked to gain momentum in the social networking field, signing a 5 year deal with Zynga (makers of Facebook favorites Farmville and Mafia Wars) and announcing various other partnerships.

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