How Social Media Does Hostile Takeovers: Facebook

First they offered vanity URLs, then they purchased Friendfeed, and now they are offering @ replies. I would wager the ability to “favorite” a Facebook Status is probably right around the corner. It’s pretty obvious that Facebook is performing a hostile takeover of Twitter, and they’re doing it right.

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Raven Integrates Identity Theft Prevention Tool for Social Media

The popularity of social media networks, like Facebook and Twitter, are starting to get the attention of businesses – particularly small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). They’re attracted to it, because social media is proving to be an effective channel for creating new leads and also supporting existing customers.

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Twitterjacking, the New Fear in Online Reputation Management

Do you know who it is you’re actually following on Twitter? Facebook? MySpace? Due to the recent explosion of interest in Twitter, thanks in no small part to Ashton (@aplusk) and Oprah (@oprah), celebrities and regular folk are flocking to Twitter. But how do you know if the person you’re following is actually a celebrity, and not just regular folk? You can’t, and Twitter is still very quiet about any plans to stop Twitterjacking: the act of impersonating someone else on Twitter.

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Why Would You Want Your Brand Name Registered On 120 Social Media Sites?

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people are asking this question about the KnowEm Username Check service. KnowEm was recently reviewed by a columnist in the Washington Post (he did a good job; the article is worth reading), and several users’ responses to the article raise this very question.

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KnowEm Now Offering Bulk/Enterprise Order Discounts

Due to the real value our username signup service brings to brand name online reputation management, we’ve had quite a few customers who represent major SEO and social meda agencies contact us for bulk and enterprise-sized order discounts. Today we’re happy to announce we now offer bulk and enterprise discounts! Just fill out our form and let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll happily get back to you as soon as possible.

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The KnowEm.com Launch: The First 48 Hours

It’s been a couple of extremely hectic and busy days since we launched on Monday morning. Our press release got some great exposure, and some really great bloggers wrote some outstanding reviews about our site. I was interviewed by Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal (thanks, Loren!), and we made the home page of KillerStartups (don’t be too shy to vote for us!). By the end of the day on Monday we were in top popular spots on both Alexa and Delicious. But the traffic really picked up yesterday when Josh at Cnet did a write up on us – and then we hit the home page of Digg!

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New Website Protects Usernames From Social Media Identity Theft

KnowEm.com (http://knowem.com) launched a new web service today which monitors hundreds of popular websites for social media identity theft. By entering a username, which can be a brand name, internet identity, or vanity URL, KnowEm.com allows you to instantly monitor the availability of that username on over 120 popular social media websites such as Twitter, MySpace and Digg.

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What Happened?

Welcome to Knowem.com – originally known as “CheckUsernames.com”. We still have the same team working on the site, same code and same great ideas. We just felt a little boxed in with using the CheckUsernames.com domain. We have a lot of plans for this site and we are happy to announce our first two large […]

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