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Learn About the People You’re Emailing, as You Email Them

Published by pratyushkp on July 16th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Inbox social intelligence startup Rapportiveis making its Gmail add-on all the more useful Friday.

The service’s omnipotent message sidebar, which includes a bevy of social data on your email contacts, now appears as you compose your email messages.

With the enhanced version of Rapportive, simply compose a message and enter an email address in the “to” field, just as you normally would, and Rapportive will look up the contact and display a host of information on the individual in the right-hand side bar.

Formspring Helps You Get To Know Your Friends–The Old Fashioned Way

Published by pratyushkp on July 15th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup–from apps to services to websites–every day. Want to be featured on the site? Email us about your startup, which should have a social media component and be less than two years old, at [email protected]

Do you ever feel like you don’t know the “friends” you’ve amassed through your various social networking accounts? Wish there were an easier way to get to know them all? There’s a simple solution: just ask.

What it is: Part social network, part question-and-answer service, Formspring is designed to bring web-savvy people closer together by providing a platform that allows for more intimate interactions than you might find in blog comments or Facebook wall posts.

Facebook: What Gets People To Engage Journalists Online

Published by pratyushkp on July 14th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Facebook has released data that addresses a question that has recently taken on fresh importance for journalists: How do you get “liked” on Facebook?

As part of a broader initiative aimed at encouraging reporters to use its service, Facebook has produced a report outlining what reporters can do to increase engagement on Facebook, measured in terms of “likes,” comments, and other feedback.

Facebook’s analysis of twenty-five Journalist Pages monitored over a two-week period offers social media insights that are relevant not only for reporters, but also for brands, businesses and individuals hoping to increase engagement with users on the social networking site.

Here are some highlights and tips based on Facebook’s data:

Do We Need an Internet Freedom Movement?

Published by pratyushkp on July 14th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Article from Mashable authored by Adam Ostrow

Adam Ostrow is a new media entrepreneur, consultant, and commentator. As Editor in Chief at Mashable, Adam is responsible for the editorial management and direction of one of the most widely read blogs in the world, covering the latest technologies, trends, and individuals that are driving the current evolution of the Web.

Adam is a graduate of The University of Maryland, from which he holds a B.A. in Journalism and was awarded Most Outstanding Senior in the school’s prestigious Hinman CEOs program. Adam has been frequently quoted by mainstream media, including mentions in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Times of London, Agence France-Presse, The Globe and Mail, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Newsweek, AdAge, Variety, The Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, BBC, NPR, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX Business Channel.

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