Knowem’s Company Flag Is At Half Mast Today, June 6th

Disclaimer – this is a personal post for me (Michael Streko), and doesn’t reflect KnowEm’s business perspective. But since we are such a very close-knit family team here, once I explained to them what I went through and how much this person meant to me, they all agreed and supported me in declaring today a special day here in honor of my Grandfather’s memory.

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Do I Really Need To Reserve My Name On Hundreds Of Social Media Sites?

One of the more common questions we get asked at KnowEm from customers and prospective clients is “Why do we need to worry about all these social networks? I haven’t even heard of half of them; why do they even matter and how do they help my brand?”

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You may (or may not) already have a Google+ Vanity URL!

At KnowEm we’ve been trying for a while now to see if Google has opened up a way for anyone to grab a vanity URL from Google+. After searching around Google and some other blogs and publications this morning it appears that you cannot claim a vanity URL just yet; however, if you had selected a vanity URL for your old Google Profile those have been grandfathered in to point to your current Google+ profile (here is an example of my own: http://www.google.com/profiles/streko).

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Obama Supports Gay Marriage: How does Social Media Feel about That?

President Obama announced on Wednesday that “it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” This was obviously a bombshell statement for both politicians and the public alike, immediately bringing to the forefront a controversial and polarizing discussion about same-sex or gay marriage. Wherever you stand on the issue, if you’re watching TV or reading the news, you’ve heard all kinds of viewpoints on the subject. And if you’re participating on any social network, you’ve probably heard just as many reactions from armchair pundits.

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Where the Heck is Local and Are You Going To Be At SES NY?

Since our announcement of our local platform and the few very rough beta demo’s we gave at PubCon we have had people inquiring about when our local platform is launching, what it is going to entail and how the heck they can get early access to it.

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KnowEm Introduces the “Essential Package”

Today KnowEm is proud to announce the new “Essential Package”, a selection of the 25 most popular social media sites. You can see the exact offering of sites on the purchase page by clicking the link underneath the package information.

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2011 Social Media Sites That Will Be Missed…

**Note** Please open this link and play in the background while reading this post. It will set the mood. As much as I have been hesitant in doing posts like this, because I really don’t like to help out the clones competition with cleaning up their databases, I figured I might as well for the […]

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KnowEm Launches USPTO Trademark Search App for Android

Today at Pubcon KnowEm has announced a new free app for Android devices – The KnowEm USPTO Trademark Search app. The app allows you to search the entire USPTO trademark database for your brand or product name to discover if it’s ever been trademarked in the past, or more importantly, if it is currently trademarked now.

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Woman Faces up to 18 Months in Prison for Fake Facebook Page

As reported by the Daily Record; a New Jersey woman still faces charges this week in a case of first impression in an identity theft indictment. Dana Thornton, 41, is being accused of impersonating her ex-boyfriend, Parsippany Detective Michael Lasalandra, by creating a Facebook page in his likeness. The Facebook account, created in 2009, contained modified images of Lasalandra as well as derogatory comments seemingly made by him. Thornton was indicted in August 2010 by a Morris County grand jury on a fourth-degree charge of identity theft, which is punishable upon conviction by up to 18 months in prison.

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Paul Krugman,Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times Hacked

Paul Krugman is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and writes that his social media identity was stolen on Google+. He writes in the Times: “Well, this is interesting. I hear that the not-so-good people at National Review are attacking me over something I said on my Google+ page. Except, I don’t have […]

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