The 40th Birthday of the Internet Born at UCLA in 1969

In 1969 UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock sent the first message from his computer at the school to another computer at Stanford Research Institute.  Kleinrock was trying to create a login starting up a remote system which crashed after only two letters and lo! producing the first Internet message.  The Internet was born with the simple…

Social Media Marketing is Now More Than Links – Posts to Show in Search Results

Google and Microsoft have signed deals with Twitter and Microsoft has also signed an agreement with Facebook to integrate Twitter and Facebook updates into Bing search results. Google will be integrating tweets in search results. Google’s Marissa Mayer says, ” We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of…

Twitter Statistics and Growth Rate

Millions of people are using Twitter daily though the top social media website has a large ‘drop rate’ above all other social media marketing. The latest Twitter Statistics available from May 2009 show the following information: * 60% Abandonment Rate There was some recent news about Twitter having a whopping 60% abandonment rate. This means…

Social Networking Top Users Age 35-49 followed by 50-64 Year Olds

Also it is common knowledge in the online marketing world that social media reach has long grown beyond the younger demographic. As social networks become more popular and mainstream the audience has become broader and older. Facebook originally started as a college only social network, but now boasts the greatest membership growth rate from 35-49…

Facebook & LinkedIn lead Growth, MySpace Declines

Social networks Facebook and Linkedin (the most popular professional network) has accounted for the largest growth rate this past year. Facebook showed 168% change in active reach with a global audience of 108.3 million. Linkedin also showed tremendous growth with a 137% change in global audience growth. MySpace saw a -3% decline. To build the…

Social Networking Overtakes Email

A new study released by Nielsen has shown that Social Networking has overtaken email as the most popular internet activity. As popular social networks like Facebook and MySpace have features built to stay in communication with friends and connections many people are utilizing those communication mediums to “email” or “chat” or “post” with one another….

Ability is Greater than Money

Ability is greater than money because it can be neither lost or stolen.   If you study the lives of very successful people you will find that they rarely climb to the top of their business or profession and stay there without challenges.  They often climb to the top and falter several times during their careers…