Social Media News – Stumble Upon

Mashable: StumbleUpon Hits 25 Million Users — And is Gaining 1 Million a Month – “StumbleUpon passed the 25 million user mark earlier this week — that’s about one million users every month since it announced it had reached 20 million users in October.”


Washington Post: Obama targets foreign nationals’ use of new technologies in human rights abuses – President Obama issued an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies, from cellphone tracking to Internet monitoring, to help carry out grave human rights abuses. Social media and cellphone technology have been widely credited with helping democracy advocates organize against autocratic governments and better expose rights violations, most notably over the past year and a half in the Middle East and North Africa.


Mashable: Klout Ranks the Time 100: Guess Who’s #1? – “President Obama may be enormously influential in the real world, but when it comes to online influence, he’s got nothing on Justin Bieber — at least according to Klout.”


MarketingProfs: P.S. Five Tips to Increase Email Click-Through Rates – Why email marketers should use post scripts in their messages and five ways to create powerful email post scripts.


Mashable: Watch Out, Dropbox! Microsoft Updates SkyDrive, Offers Up To 100GB Storage – “Microsoft announced an update to its SkyDrive service Monday. Among other features, Microsoft integrated the drive into Windows Explorer and Apple’s Finder so the drive works as an extension of your desktop, and added the ability to access files stored on your drive from the iPad as well as the iPhone and Windows Phone.”


Royal Pingdom: Current status of the “Browser Wars” — In this report we will examine the current status of what is often referred to as the “Browser Wars.” How popular are the various web browsers around the world right now? As you’ll see, there are significant regional differences in web browser usage.