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Pedro Cote 2017-09-29
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Over the past five years, connecting on social networking sites has rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon that engages millions of Internet users.

In fact, “member communities” are now visited by more than two-thirds (67 percent) of the global online population, including social networks and blogs, according to The Nielsen Company, a global research firm.

Your business is a poster, which means you actively post valuable information, resources, tips and offers.

You'll find seekers in discussion areas, forums, groups and engaging on fan pages.

Connecting with these seekers is a vital element to your small business's overall marketing plan.

The top three social sites to first consider are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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Jonathan Godbey 2017-09-29
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It's a type of content marketing in which businesses write short articles related to their respective industries and make them available for distribution and publication in the marketplace.

Each article contains a bio box and byline that includes references and contact information for the author’s business.

If writing is not your forte, there are hundreds of sites that offer writing services, such as TheWritersForHire.com, seo-writer.com, and writingassist.com where you can set a budget for a project and post the job for hire.

Believe it or not, another great resource for writers is right in your hometown at the local university or college.

You can post writing jobs in the college career center or call on the intern division in the marketing department.

Here are four tips on how to make an article go viral online:

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David Carter 2021-04-12
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There seems to be a spate of incidents in the recent weeks where large social networks had their database simply scraped, not hacked, to expose user records that were then distributed in hacker forums. At first, it seemed that Clubhouse, the budding audio-centric network, was the victim of such activity but the company denied that was the case. Unfortunately, its … Continue reading
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Robbie Kromer 2017-08-01
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originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Erica Friedman, forged in the crucible of Usenet:

If you’ve ever attempted to join a new online platform, you’ve encountered hostile users.

You say you prefer character Y to character X and the next thing you have 40 comments telling you to kill yourself.

You walk outside your house and see a neighbor and wave at them, but when they go back inside, maybe they spend hours sending death threats to strangers.

Just as the right-wing have cultivated fear and intolerance in the TV-watching audience, hate groups have actively exploited the insecurities and biases of members of pop culture subcultures for the past several years, harnessing sexual frustration and social awkwardness into a deeply angry group of scared, lonely people poised to lash out.

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Mary Condie 2016-06-29

I don't know if my title is asking the right way, so here's the situation...

I have noticed a company always in reddit or various relevant forums.

he's good about giving up some information to answer their direct question and then he leads them in by saying, "I actually have an article/tool/product.... for this.

Here's the link if you want to check it out."

This person does it so frequently and on so many different forum type sites that I can't believe he just happens to follow these pages manually.

I also know he develops web tools, so I'm thinking he created something to screen and "listen" for certain keywords on certain sites and alert him.

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Mary Condie 2017-08-29
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The Steam discussion board is an ugly mess right now.

The forums dedicated to Assassin’s Creed‘s yet-to-be-released tenth instalment, Origins, have been flooded by a barrage of toxin-infused hate speech.

To give you a feel for the scale of the influx, there has been an upward of 100 pages of threads with bigoted spam and trolling.

The trolling consists mostly of empty-headed slurs, elaborate mockery of political correctness and the basic tenets of human decency, as well as ironic criticism aimed at the game’s lack of gender diversity.

It remains unclear exactly where the acidic deluge is coming from, but as always, the usual suspects are 4chan and the darker corners of Reddit.

Some displeased users have since recorded videos of the vitriolic forum activity.

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Calvin Muchow 2018-03-21
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Reddit removed several popular forums related to firearms on Wednesday as part of an update to the company's content policies that prohibit transactions involving some goods and services.

The policy affected subreddits that discussed firearms, ammunition, explosives, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, stolen goods, personal information, paid services involving physical sexual contact and falsified documents.

With the move, Reddit joins other high-profile companies that are responding to growing calls for gun control after a rash of mass shootings.

"As of March 21, 2018, we have made a new addition to our content policy forbidding transactions for certain classes of goods and services," Reddit said in a statement.

For years since its founding in 2005, the site was a free-wheeling, nearly anything-goes collection of Internet forums with people discussing their struggles with cancer, swapping theories about "Star Wars" and debating politics.

But as Reddit has grown in popularity, it's recognized a responsibility to clamp down on hate groups, prostitution and other illegal activity.

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Thomas Owens 2021-05-28
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TLDR stands for "Too Long Didn't Read." It can signal a summary for lengthy text or take the form of a sarcastic reply.
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Jacqueline Cleghorn 2017-09-27
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Online forums and message boards can be fertile grounds for finding new customers or gaining insights from those you already have.

One misstep and the brand you represent could be tossed out.

Seventy percent of marketers are looking to expand their mix of social media, with 33 percent now looking to Internet forums as a social platform to reach consumers, according to recent report from Awareness, a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of social-marketing management software.

One in five Americans use forums to discuss and recommend products, and 64 percent of online women post product recommendations on message boards, according to PostRelease, a content-marketing company based in Long Beach, Calif.

For the uninitiated, forums and message boards have a personality of their own.

That’s why marketers interested in using forums to connect with their target market must be careful about how they spend their time in these sub-cultures of the online world.

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Charles Rodriguez 2017-09-06
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Ken Dean Lawadinata, best known for building Indonesian online forum Kaskus together with Andrew Darwis, told the media last year he’d take a break from tech after selling Kaskus.

Now he’s back, with an investment in Campaign.com – an early-stage startup that helps community leaders organize around a social cause.

The amount was not disclosed at today’s launch event.

It was labeled an impact investment, and Lawadinata stressed he sees it as a long-term bet.

“When I invested in Kaskus in 2008, I thought it’s because Kaskus can bring a change, as a voice for the voiceless.

It speaks to my heart.”

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James Maloch 2017-11-15
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A notice that appeared on Tuesday, November 14th, US time, stated “For more than two decades, the CompuServe Forums paved the way for online discussions on a wide variety of topics and we appreciate all of the participation and comments you have provided over the years.”

The forums are the vestigial remains of a time in the 1990s when CompuServe offered a dial-up service that piped in content from publishers and let users chat among themselves.

The service initially offered a numeric email and the forums that CompuServe's client applications made rather easier to access than Usenet.

Compuserve also maintained an impressive network of dial-in nodes, plus a dialler application that behaved rather better than others of its ilk.

The service therefore became popular, especially among workers who traveled a lot in the days before mobile phones.

Those fine features could not, however, repel the World Wide Web and the new wave of internet service providers that together made Compuserve's walled garden feel restricted.

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Eddie Cox 2017-11-15
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If you want to step back in time and give the Compuserve forums one more read, you have until December 15 to do it, as the company has announced that it’s closing the discussion boards after two decades of use.

Fans have lamented the move, with particular consternation over the loss of some of the more niche communities which have lasted despite the growth of much more modern social networking platforms.

As the first major commercial online service provider in the U.S., launching its services back in the 1980s, Compuserve is one of the true old-guard of the internet.

Now part of the same collective as fellow companies synonymous with the web’s early days, AOL and Yahoo, it appears as if the owners are keen to trim some of the fat and unfortunately, that means the forums have got to go.

The announcement heralding the end of the Compuserve forums was posted at the top of every discussion board and reads: “We regret to inform you that the Forums will be removed from the CompuServe service effective December 15, 2017.

For more than two decades, the CompuServe Forums paved the way for online discussions on a wide variety of topics and we appreciate all of the participation and comments you have provided over the years.”

collect
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Alex Blair 2017-11-06
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Hackers were found selling access to Verticalscope.com and a number of other sites operated by the company, security expert Brian Krebs reported.

Hackers have once again targeted Verticalscope, a Canadian firm that manages hundreds of popular web discussion forums with over 45 million user accounts.

The Toronto-based company runs a network of support forums and online community websites catering to a wide range of interests, from outdoor and automotive to sports and technology.

In June 2016, Verticalscope admitted that it had suffered a data breach that saw at least 45 million user accounts compromised and their data leaked in a blog post on Leakedsource.com.

The latest breach impacted six websites, including Toyotanation.com, Jeepforum.com – the company's second-most popular website – and Watchuseek.com, security expert Brian Krebs first reported.

Security researcher and founder of Hold Security, Alex Holden, notified Krebs last week that hackers were selling access to Verticalscope.com and a number of other sites operated by the company.

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Nicolas Yeager 2021-07-26
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Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube also contribute to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
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Charles Janow 2018-02-09
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Razer is suspending its “Paid to Play” promotion beginning March 1, according to a post on its message boards.

As part of this program, Razer rewards its customers with a digital currency called zSilver for launching PC games through the company’s Cortex software.

Razer didn’t explain the specifics of why it is suspending the service, but it did say that it is in reaction to outcries from the community.

The company has carved out a significant business for itself with a lengthy list of hardware and software tools for gamers, esports pros, and broadcasters.

“We’re always listening to the community, and everyone’s feedback is important to us,” reads the forum post.

“With an increasing amount of negative feedback on the Paid to Play program, we’re going to be taking a hard look into the overall program and mechanics to do right for you and all the gamers who participated.”

collect
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Betty Saliba 2017-06-17
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Facebook Inc. inadvertently exposed the names of some moderators to suspected terrorists and other groups whose content the workers were tasked with reviewing, a flaw the company Friday said has been fixed.

About 1,000 of Facebook’s moderators were affected by the flaw, which disclosed their names in an activity log, a spokesman said.

Clicking on a name, though, would take the viewer to the public version of the moderator’s Facebook...

collect
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Pedro Cote 2017-09-29
img

Over the past five years, connecting on social networking sites has rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon that engages millions of Internet users.

In fact, “member communities” are now visited by more than two-thirds (67 percent) of the global online population, including social networks and blogs, according to The Nielsen Company, a global research firm.

Your business is a poster, which means you actively post valuable information, resources, tips and offers.

You'll find seekers in discussion areas, forums, groups and engaging on fan pages.

Connecting with these seekers is a vital element to your small business's overall marketing plan.

The top three social sites to first consider are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

David Carter 2021-04-12
img
There seems to be a spate of incidents in the recent weeks where large social networks had their database simply scraped, not hacked, to expose user records that were then distributed in hacker forums. At first, it seemed that Clubhouse, the budding audio-centric network, was the victim of such activity but the company denied that was the case. Unfortunately, its … Continue reading
Mary Condie 2016-06-29

I don't know if my title is asking the right way, so here's the situation...

I have noticed a company always in reddit or various relevant forums.

he's good about giving up some information to answer their direct question and then he leads them in by saying, "I actually have an article/tool/product.... for this.

Here's the link if you want to check it out."

This person does it so frequently and on so many different forum type sites that I can't believe he just happens to follow these pages manually.

I also know he develops web tools, so I'm thinking he created something to screen and "listen" for certain keywords on certain sites and alert him.

Calvin Muchow 2018-03-21
img

Reddit removed several popular forums related to firearms on Wednesday as part of an update to the company's content policies that prohibit transactions involving some goods and services.

The policy affected subreddits that discussed firearms, ammunition, explosives, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, stolen goods, personal information, paid services involving physical sexual contact and falsified documents.

With the move, Reddit joins other high-profile companies that are responding to growing calls for gun control after a rash of mass shootings.

"As of March 21, 2018, we have made a new addition to our content policy forbidding transactions for certain classes of goods and services," Reddit said in a statement.

For years since its founding in 2005, the site was a free-wheeling, nearly anything-goes collection of Internet forums with people discussing their struggles with cancer, swapping theories about "Star Wars" and debating politics.

But as Reddit has grown in popularity, it's recognized a responsibility to clamp down on hate groups, prostitution and other illegal activity.

Jacqueline Cleghorn 2017-09-27
img

Online forums and message boards can be fertile grounds for finding new customers or gaining insights from those you already have.

One misstep and the brand you represent could be tossed out.

Seventy percent of marketers are looking to expand their mix of social media, with 33 percent now looking to Internet forums as a social platform to reach consumers, according to recent report from Awareness, a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of social-marketing management software.

One in five Americans use forums to discuss and recommend products, and 64 percent of online women post product recommendations on message boards, according to PostRelease, a content-marketing company based in Long Beach, Calif.

For the uninitiated, forums and message boards have a personality of their own.

That’s why marketers interested in using forums to connect with their target market must be careful about how they spend their time in these sub-cultures of the online world.

James Maloch 2017-11-15
img

A notice that appeared on Tuesday, November 14th, US time, stated “For more than two decades, the CompuServe Forums paved the way for online discussions on a wide variety of topics and we appreciate all of the participation and comments you have provided over the years.”

The forums are the vestigial remains of a time in the 1990s when CompuServe offered a dial-up service that piped in content from publishers and let users chat among themselves.

The service initially offered a numeric email and the forums that CompuServe's client applications made rather easier to access than Usenet.

Compuserve also maintained an impressive network of dial-in nodes, plus a dialler application that behaved rather better than others of its ilk.

The service therefore became popular, especially among workers who traveled a lot in the days before mobile phones.

Those fine features could not, however, repel the World Wide Web and the new wave of internet service providers that together made Compuserve's walled garden feel restricted.

Alex Blair 2017-11-06
img

Hackers were found selling access to Verticalscope.com and a number of other sites operated by the company, security expert Brian Krebs reported.

Hackers have once again targeted Verticalscope, a Canadian firm that manages hundreds of popular web discussion forums with over 45 million user accounts.

The Toronto-based company runs a network of support forums and online community websites catering to a wide range of interests, from outdoor and automotive to sports and technology.

In June 2016, Verticalscope admitted that it had suffered a data breach that saw at least 45 million user accounts compromised and their data leaked in a blog post on Leakedsource.com.

The latest breach impacted six websites, including Toyotanation.com, Jeepforum.com – the company's second-most popular website – and Watchuseek.com, security expert Brian Krebs first reported.

Security researcher and founder of Hold Security, Alex Holden, notified Krebs last week that hackers were selling access to Verticalscope.com and a number of other sites operated by the company.

Charles Janow 2018-02-09
img

Razer is suspending its “Paid to Play” promotion beginning March 1, according to a post on its message boards.

As part of this program, Razer rewards its customers with a digital currency called zSilver for launching PC games through the company’s Cortex software.

Razer didn’t explain the specifics of why it is suspending the service, but it did say that it is in reaction to outcries from the community.

The company has carved out a significant business for itself with a lengthy list of hardware and software tools for gamers, esports pros, and broadcasters.

“We’re always listening to the community, and everyone’s feedback is important to us,” reads the forum post.

“With an increasing amount of negative feedback on the Paid to Play program, we’re going to be taking a hard look into the overall program and mechanics to do right for you and all the gamers who participated.”

Jonathan Godbey 2017-09-29
img

It's a type of content marketing in which businesses write short articles related to their respective industries and make them available for distribution and publication in the marketplace.

Each article contains a bio box and byline that includes references and contact information for the author’s business.

If writing is not your forte, there are hundreds of sites that offer writing services, such as TheWritersForHire.com, seo-writer.com, and writingassist.com where you can set a budget for a project and post the job for hire.

Believe it or not, another great resource for writers is right in your hometown at the local university or college.

You can post writing jobs in the college career center or call on the intern division in the marketing department.

Here are four tips on how to make an article go viral online:

Robbie Kromer 2017-08-01
img

originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Erica Friedman, forged in the crucible of Usenet:

If you’ve ever attempted to join a new online platform, you’ve encountered hostile users.

You say you prefer character Y to character X and the next thing you have 40 comments telling you to kill yourself.

You walk outside your house and see a neighbor and wave at them, but when they go back inside, maybe they spend hours sending death threats to strangers.

Just as the right-wing have cultivated fear and intolerance in the TV-watching audience, hate groups have actively exploited the insecurities and biases of members of pop culture subcultures for the past several years, harnessing sexual frustration and social awkwardness into a deeply angry group of scared, lonely people poised to lash out.

Mary Condie 2017-08-29
img

The Steam discussion board is an ugly mess right now.

The forums dedicated to Assassin’s Creed‘s yet-to-be-released tenth instalment, Origins, have been flooded by a barrage of toxin-infused hate speech.

To give you a feel for the scale of the influx, there has been an upward of 100 pages of threads with bigoted spam and trolling.

The trolling consists mostly of empty-headed slurs, elaborate mockery of political correctness and the basic tenets of human decency, as well as ironic criticism aimed at the game’s lack of gender diversity.

It remains unclear exactly where the acidic deluge is coming from, but as always, the usual suspects are 4chan and the darker corners of Reddit.

Some displeased users have since recorded videos of the vitriolic forum activity.

Thomas Owens 2021-05-28
img
TLDR stands for "Too Long Didn't Read." It can signal a summary for lengthy text or take the form of a sarcastic reply.
Charles Rodriguez 2017-09-06
img

Ken Dean Lawadinata, best known for building Indonesian online forum Kaskus together with Andrew Darwis, told the media last year he’d take a break from tech after selling Kaskus.

Now he’s back, with an investment in Campaign.com – an early-stage startup that helps community leaders organize around a social cause.

The amount was not disclosed at today’s launch event.

It was labeled an impact investment, and Lawadinata stressed he sees it as a long-term bet.

“When I invested in Kaskus in 2008, I thought it’s because Kaskus can bring a change, as a voice for the voiceless.

It speaks to my heart.”

Eddie Cox 2017-11-15
img

If you want to step back in time and give the Compuserve forums one more read, you have until December 15 to do it, as the company has announced that it’s closing the discussion boards after two decades of use.

Fans have lamented the move, with particular consternation over the loss of some of the more niche communities which have lasted despite the growth of much more modern social networking platforms.

As the first major commercial online service provider in the U.S., launching its services back in the 1980s, Compuserve is one of the true old-guard of the internet.

Now part of the same collective as fellow companies synonymous with the web’s early days, AOL and Yahoo, it appears as if the owners are keen to trim some of the fat and unfortunately, that means the forums have got to go.

The announcement heralding the end of the Compuserve forums was posted at the top of every discussion board and reads: “We regret to inform you that the Forums will be removed from the CompuServe service effective December 15, 2017.

For more than two decades, the CompuServe Forums paved the way for online discussions on a wide variety of topics and we appreciate all of the participation and comments you have provided over the years.”

Nicolas Yeager 2021-07-26
img
Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube also contribute to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
Betty Saliba 2017-06-17
img

Facebook Inc. inadvertently exposed the names of some moderators to suspected terrorists and other groups whose content the workers were tasked with reviewing, a flaw the company Friday said has been fixed.

About 1,000 of Facebook’s moderators were affected by the flaw, which disclosed their names in an activity log, a spokesman said.

Clicking on a name, though, would take the viewer to the public version of the moderator’s Facebook...