Archive for Social Media

Facebook envy? Amazon.com patents social networking system

Posted in Amazon, Facebook, Information Technology, Social Media, Web Development with tags , , on 2010.17.06 by w3bguy

via http://www.techflash.com/
Is Amazon.com trying to be the new Facebook? You might think so after reading the e-commerce giant’s new patent for a “social networking system.”

The U.S. patent, granted June 15, “provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users” and “automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.”

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The Social Future of Loyalty Rewards Programs: Topguest

Posted in Information Technology, Social Media with tags , on 2010.17.06 by w3bguy

http://socialcommercetoday.com

Amid the buzz of New York’s Internet week, a new social twist on loyalty rewards programs was announced – the launch of Topguest, a new service that will allow people to use their favorite location-aware social networks for something more than tricksy points, badges, mayorships and the odd mobile voucher; reward points and air miles from loyalty rewards programs of which they are members….