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New ways of selling ads stress the social side of the web

Yeah, yeah, we all know newspaper classifieds are under direct attack from sites like Craigslist and Kijiji and even Facebook’s Marketplace, but the reality is that classified ads are such a clear winner in the race to monetize the web (there, I said it, now I promise not to use the term for the rest of the year) that many, many people are trying to innovate in that space, trying to come up with the next ebay or …. well, Craigslist.What many of these innovators have in common is their efforts to harness the power

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What are YOU doing?

In case you wanted to know, here’s what the cool kids are up to on the net:

Twitter. http://twitter.com/ A web site whose sole purpose (seemingly) is described this way:

A global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing?

(Your answer is limited to 142 characters)You sign up to Twitter, publicize your Twitter name and anyone can subscribe to your "twitters" you ongoing answers to the What are you doing? question. And of course, you can sign up for the feed from other people’s Twitters.It’s the latest little trick in the "Look

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Promiscuous bookmarking

One of the most popular web innovations of the past year has been "Social bookmarking".
Imagine you could free your web bookmarks from your browser and store
them out on the web, so you could access them anytime, anywhere, from
any web-connected computer.
Lots of services sprang up a few years ago offering that kind of functionality – but then a few went one giant step further.Bbook

They said, the web is all about ‘community’ and ‘interactivity’. What
if you could share those bookmarks, add to them, trade them, peek in on
other peoples. See what was being bookmarked NOW, or what was being
bookmarked a lot.
Social bookmarking was born.
There are many services that offer variations on this now – I use del.icio.us – and you can have a look at my bookmarks by going here  or here: http://del.icio.us/bdunphy if you can’t simply click on the link.
If you’d like to see other social bookmark sites – click on the "bookmarks" tag in the right hand column, under "unbundled tags"

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