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Facebook To Add Vanity URL’s Very Soon

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Facebook will soon be allowing all users to claim a vanity URL pointing to their regular profile page, we’ve heard from a reliable source. The announcement should come sometime later this week. Afterwards, at a certain date and time, the landrush will begin. Users will be able to grab a vanity URL of their choice.

The Landrush rules will prohibit trademark infringement and a lots of words will be blacklisted, such as generic terms. But for the most part, we hear, users will be able to grab a name that they like.

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SCAM: Goldbase.be on Facebook, Don’t Click’Em

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It seems there’s no end to the Facebook spam and phishing attacks, Says Pete Cashmore of Mashable after he starting getting phishing scam messages in his Facebook Inbox. He ststed he is seeing message that seem to be nefarious from “.be” domains. The subject line of the mails is “Look at This”.

If you receive such a mail, DO NOT click links to the following sites:

goldbase.be
greenbuddy.be
silvertag.be
picoband.be

Just like with Twitter’s Mikeyy attacks, these scams arelaunched during the weekends because many websites have less staff on hand to deal with them.

What To Do According to Mashable:

If you receive one of these Facebook mails, simply delete it – one of your friends is infected but not you. If you find, however, that your account is sending the mails:

1. As a precaution, go to your browser settings and clear your cookies.

2. Change your Facebook password

3. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a full system scan

4. Buy a Friggin Macintosh Ya Putz ( Ok that one was from me ).

Source: Mashable.com

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Has Twitter Lost it’s Power? Eh… No!

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The is a lot of fodder flying around the blogosphere after Neilson’s report on Twitter Retention.  I think the study was a bit flawed and needed a bit more foundation on real people not just numbers.

My chime in on the conversation as posted on Linkedin.com Twitter Group:

As with any new from of communication there will always be those that dont get it. This was true, of email, pagers, cellphones and blogs. All of the aforementioned are very pervasive now and are just common vernacular today.

Twitter has bot the power and the buzz to be the next household communications word.

You may not get it now but than you may not be trying to get it because there is no immediate upside for you business today, don’t let this get you out of the conversation.  Todays memetic behaviors of consumers often spread faster than the swine flu when the right catalyst hits.  Twitter is just waiting one of these catalyst. ie: @AplusK and @CNN battle and @oprah

My advise hang in there, just start communicating with people, network, look around but don’t try to sell yet, when the damn burst you’ll be there.  Keep the big white Motorola Cellphone in the back of your mind thinking of the days when we all said who the heck needs to be that ready to use a phone… my god that thing is huge… cellphones “I don’t get it…

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