E-mail as Social Network: the Pitfalls

E-mail is one of the oldest functions of the Internet. Originally used by scientists and scholars to collaborate on projects, its popularity grew – and with the advent of the World Wide Web, practically everybody online now has an email address, and many users have several. Now Google and Yahoo want to change e-mail to make it more like a social network.
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Linkbait, Social Networking, and Hardcore SEO

If you’ve completed the on-page optimization for your web site, it’s time to look at the off-page half of your work. With Google getting better at spotting paid links and reciprocal link exchanges, you’ll need something more natural to give you “link juice.” Then again, if you’re thinking only in terms of link juice, you just might be doing it wrong.
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Zude Offers New Technology in Social Networking

The past couple of years have been such a fertile period for social networking ideas that words like “revolutionary” should be demanding hazard pay. But Fifth Generation Systems has been causing enough buzz to make one wonder if there’s more than mere hype behind it. Indeed, at least one observer has described the company’s latest project as THE web of the future.
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