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History of Social Networking Companies – Under 140 Characters – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

TWITTER: While brainstorming in 2006, board members of Odeo (podcasting co.) came up with idea of sending short code SMS to communicate with group.   FACEBOOK: There’s a movie on this one! In 2004 Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created the code for new website he called “thefacebook.com.”   LINKEDIN: A social networking platform for professionals, developed in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman, officially launched in 2003.   YOUTUBE: Founded in 2005 by 3 employees of PayPal, sparked by an idea after experiencing difficulty sharing a video that had… Read more History of Social Networking Companies – Under 140 Characters – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

Running an Ad on Facebook to Promote Your Book

Last week I mentioned a few ways to build your fan base on Facebook.  Another way to build your fan base is to place an ad on Facebook, if you are willing to spend money on advertising.  The advertisement can be well tied to your website, Facebook page and your blog.  Fees for ads on Facebook are assessed on a “pay per click” basis.  From within your Facebook page, click “Promote with an Ad.”  On the right side, Facebook will show you the estimated reach for your ad, based on… Read more Running an Ad on Facebook to Promote Your Book