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By Thomas Baekdal - February 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Feb/7)

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Tear down this PDF: http://bit.ly/hgSKGj - good article about stopping using PDFs online.

How to filter fake news - http://bit.ly/eiF2hY (expand) - although, I don't see Facebook as a news source at all.

The Daily Wait: http://j.mp/eTPOxM - speed matters, so does intelligent content fetching. But The Daily says they are listening.

Australian the Commonwealth Bank has threatened its employees with disciplinary action, including dismissal, if they do not report criticism of the bank made by others on social media channels. Talk about management failure. Not only are they now faced with a social backlash, their employee motivation level is going to hit rock bottom.

TGI has released its 2011 product book, with data on adoption rate of all kinds of products (PDF).

Just stating the obvious here, but new study found that 4/5 in their 20s either Google a person or check out the individuals's Facebook profile before a first date.

AOL bought Huffington Post for $315 million. I would have been impressed by this until I read AOL's master plan. They seem to be only focusing on getting as much volume as possible, both in terms of quantity of content and traffic. We do not need more, we already have that.

Also read Om Malik's "AOL+HuffPo! Why It is Not Really a Good Deal"

How QR Codes Can Grow Your Business.

Yahoo Is Said to Move Toward Personalized Content. But they still do not know what they are supposed to be.

Content Is Everywhere - The Changing Tide Of The Internet

Social Media Takes Away the "Personal Touch". But what the article fail to explain, is that it also extends the personal connection to people far away.

And finally: Rhett and link have fun with Google close captioning.

 

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