Bay Area web design news

MySpace says Sale of social marketing company is probable. MySpace is confirming with KO NEWS that their parent company News Corp. is looking for a way to unload its poor performing social media web property after unloading nearly half of its staff this week.

Need another reason to explain to your boss why you must be on Face Book all day? Facebook now has AMBER Alerts! Yes, that’s right. The social networking web site Facebook will now get AMBER Alerts if they want them. AMBER Alerts are the notifications of a child is abduction.

San Francisco News paper does not give up has inked a deal with Foursquare to offer ratings and other things? on the 4Sq. Visitors who login to Foursquare will get access to content from all the Eexaminer news products.

Social Gaming Will Generate $1 Billion This Year
Social gaming is poised to become a billion-dollar industry this year, according to new research from eMarketer. Approximately 62 million American internet user will play at least one game on a social network on a monthly basis in 2011. I should had gone into gaming rather than web marketing I guess 😉

My theory is…Coming soon will be gaming advertising. It’s sort of happening already at the cooperate level (Coke, etc), but wouldn’t it be cool to have your company buildboard on turn 9 at XYZ race track on the next hot driving game? Or a spray paint (Viral marketing) of your logo on a wall on the next big shootem-up game?

Participation in Real-Time Social Media Increased 20% in 2010

According to Trendstream, users are increasingly engaging in real-time social media conversations via social networking and media web sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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