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Buy your competitors and shut them down - old ways of doing business in the web ...

To all you who call the web a hotbed for innovation - the business practices are just the same as in the old school offline world. Facebook for example has become big enough to swallow all upcoming and already established competitors. After acquiring Friendfeed, now Instagram. Both tried to be more than just blogging / photo sharing services - they are social networks. So what's next - Path? Reddit? Who cares.

The important thing is that we are in full transition from the early days of social networks to a mature market. Services will be launched just to be appealing to the big 3 (Facebook, Twitter, Google) and this strategy will fail, making the big 3 just bigger.

#facebook #instagram #socialmedia #business

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Breaking: Facebook's Buying Instagram for a Billion Dollars Mark Zuckerburg just announced that Facebook has agreed to buy mega-popular photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Facebook's been on a buying spree of late, and has been beefing up its own a...

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Facebook New Brand Page Boilerplate

Most of you designers out there have setup Facebook Brand pages for their clients. In two weeks, those pages will get the new timeline design and you have the space on top for making the page look branded more than before. I found this great boilerplate PSD template to make it easier and quicker to create this graphics, as I know - you may have to update more than one page.

#facebook #brandpages #timeline #template #psd

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Free Facebook Brand Page Timeline Cover Photo PSD Template

Get a Free Photoshop template for the new Facebook brand page coverphotos.

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Great Guide on how to migrate your Facebook Application Profile Page to a Facebook...

Great Guide on how to migrate your Facebook Application Profile Page to a Facebook PageFacebook is sometimes confusing, but they try to simplify. I and many others have setup a Facebook Application to integrate Services like Facebook Comments into their blog. This Applications had a on Profile page (looked like a Fan Page) and used these Pages instead of creating a separate one. These Application Profile Pages lacked some features and are now deprecated by the end of the Month.

So hurry up if you want to preserve your "Likes" and Vanity URL and migrate now.

#Facebook #Application #Migration

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Migrating an SFC Application to a Fan Page Still getting emails about this one, so here's a quick rundown on how to do it. First, if you were already using a Fan Page, then you are not affected at all and don't have to do anything. Please stop...

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