How fast is your broadband?

How fast is your broadband?
The Gadget Show on channel 5 is running a ‘How fast is your broadband’ campaign, apparantly to try and get the major ISP’s to give accuarte broadband speeds to customers.

Their broadband speed test has been designed in conjunction with thinkbroadband. It may take a couple of minutes to run, but should give you a very good indication of your home broadband speed – and whether or not you’re getting close to the speeds your ISP has advertised.

We at Direct Submit would encourage ISP’s to give honest and accurate broadband speed information to the customer – removing the infamous ‘up to’ catch all they use when advertisng their services. Here’s hoping…

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Social Media Marketing & Advertising Miami

Social Media Marketing & Advertising Miami
With millions of members sharing information and expressing their preferences every day, social networks are breaking new ground in marketing & targeted advertising. As a result, some marketers are producing impressive results. The question is: are you making the most of this revolution?

Social Media Marketing & Advertising Miami will bring together social media companies, marketers and brands to discuss the latest tools and techniques for running effective social media marketing and advertising campaigns.

This one-day conference held on September 30 offers expert-led guidance on how to engage with customers via advertising and promoted content in social media, including tips on how to maximize the impact of your campaigns, insights into new tools and services, how to monitor and measure the results, and trends to watch out for. This is the ultimate event for anyone interested in social media advertising.

Among the presenters at this one-of-kind conference is Submit Express President and CEO Pierre Zarokian, who will join a group of leading social media marketing experts at the event. Topics covered include the latest high-profile viral marketing campaigns, social networking theory, location-based marketing and tips for writing powerful viral content.

Please visit http://socialmediamarketing.co.uk/socialmarketing&advertisingmiami/ for more information on the show.

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Is Twitter the Fastest-Growing Search Engine?

Is Twitter the Fastest-Growing Search Engine?
So what is the world’s fastest growing search engine? According to one expert, it isn’t Microsoft Bing or even Google but Twitter. Of course, you need to consider that the source might be a little biased since according to PC Magazine, the proclamation was made by Twitter CEO Biz Stone.

While speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Stone said that Twitter users perform more than 800 million searches on the site each day, a number larger than Yahoo! and Bing combined. Stone said that the high volume of searches proves that Twitter is more than just a social media network.

“That’s been a myth since the beginning,” he said. “We’re much more like an information network or a source of news.”

However, many people are skeptical about Stone’s claims of such high volume of Twitter searches. Robert Andrews of PaidContent.org said that Stone is using an apples-to-oranges way of comparing Twitter to leading search engines since people are searching for different types of content on each type of site.

Another problem, as pointed out by the San Francisco Chronicle, is that Stone is counting automated messages sent by apps like Tweet Deck that “are actually just automated calls those apps send out every few minutes to populate columns users have set up to see tweets on certain topics.”

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