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May 6, 2011

Friday Recap: Moms Love Spam Edition

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Hello loyal readers. Have we told you lately that we love you? Well, we do.  And don’t forget to tell your mom how much you love her this weekend as the nation remembers to thank and remember our mums for all they’ve done. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

Maternal instinct

We as a society like certain things small – small dogs, small phones, small laptops – and now (drumroll) a computer so small it can fit in your pocket. You just plug it in and go!

So what if this dog can’t tell the difference between a statue and a person? It looks like it’s holding something in its hand that’s perfectly fetch-able. [I could watch this video on a loop for days. — Susan]

David Lynch has his own line of coffee; organic, fair trade coffee nonetheless. And he promotes it in the only way he knows how: Lynchian style.

This post takes a look into the components of Groupon’s deals and why so many people buy in. Aside from the deal itself, elements like design, the “game” aspect, the simple store and of course, the hysterical copy all go into the magic formula that is Groupon.

Facebook’s “sponsored story” advertising format increases click-through rate by 46 percent, according to a post at Sponsored stories rolled out in January, and allows businesses to promote things like check-ins to its locations by the friends in someone’s network. Confused? This video from Facebook’s marketing solutions page can help.

In other Facebook advertising news, Facebook will pay you to click on their ads. OK, OK, it may only get you a credit to buy a cow on Farmville or whatever it is you do on there, but the point is, they’re paying. The good news is, Facebook recently also announced that credits could be used towards real-world goods. Farmville enthusiasts: those thousands of hours you waste monthly is finally going to pay off.

What are some social media party fouls that make you cringe? Jon Buscall of Jontus Media and Lauren Litwinka of aimClear (who, along with Merry Morud, will be giving some serious social media tips on our blog Monday – you won’t want to miss it) give their two cents on how to avoid a social media faux pas.

Jerry Seinfeld launched a website that’s going to store and feature his career’s worth of comedy, three clips at a time.

For all of you who get all those adorable e-mails from your mothers — you know the forwards, the warnings, the slide shows (mom, I totally love all your e-mails) this one’s for you:

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

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2 responses to “Friday Recap: Moms Love Spam Edition”

  1. Jessica Lee writes:

    Thanks, Kent :)

  2. Kent writes:

    Can’t wait for the blog post on MOnday! Happy Mother’s day to all staff in Bruceclay! :)

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