Affiliate Bites: Facebook Faces Euro Penalty, Gmail’s Massive Reinvention, + More

» Facebook could have to pay a €100K penality for holding onto data that its users have deleted. [The Guardian] » According to this accidentally-leaked video clip, a new Gmail is headed our way. [Mashable] » We’d be lying if we said we weren’t curious about reading this fancy new… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Facebook Faces Euro Penalty, Gmail’s Massive Reinvention, + More”

Affiliate Lunch: Everyone Has a Stalker Now, Social Delivers Better ROI, + More

» Everyone’s surprised that a culture of oversharing has opened the door for a whole new wave of offline-meets-online stalking fears. [ComputerWorld] » Facebook‘s Spam King has set up a new fortress on Google+. [LAT] » Gmail’s bold new attempt to grab a piece of the corporate email pie. [TechCrunch]… Read more“Affiliate Lunch: Everyone Has a Stalker Now, Social Delivers Better ROI, + More”

Is Serving Contextual Ads the Same As Wiretapping?

Six years old, hundreds of millions of users strong, and only now, as 2010 continues its sprint to 2011, does someone accuse Google‘s Gmail service of violating privacy laws, alleging that the formation of the contextual ads in his inbox is a process not unlike wiretapping. [ order viagra air… Read more“Is Serving Contextual Ads the Same As Wiretapping?”

AM Affiliate: Digital Marketers Are Crazy, Apple’s New iTimeWarp, & More

– Digital marketers: Smart, but extremely crazy. [MediaPost] – Why you should look into targeted regional marketing with Facebook if you haven’t already. [Jonathan Volk] – In case Affiliate Summit East barely itched the scratch you have for networking, here’s a useful calendar of a 100+ upcoming social media events…. Read more“AM Affiliate: Digital Marketers Are Crazy, Apple’s New iTimeWarp, & More”

AM Affiliate: Gmail Upends Skype, Evaluating E-mail Subject Lines, & More

– A godsend to those affiliate marketers who may not have the budget to bankroll expensive long-distance plans to communicate with overseas affiliates, Gmail’s new free calling feature is already looking like the sweeter alternative to Skype. [Lifehacker] – A heads-up to affiliate marketers looking to boost their friends counts… Read more“AM Affiliate: Gmail Upends Skype, Evaluating E-mail Subject Lines, & More”

AM Affiliate: The Bloggermobile, Undo Sent E-mails, & More

– Since bloggers tend to be travelers at heart, here is a low-rent option for those who don’t want to be tied down an apartment. [Gizmodo] – And if you’re a blogger living out of one of those newfangled mobile homes, maybe pontificating on Facebook Places and the relevance of… Read more“AM Affiliate: The Bloggermobile, Undo Sent E-mails, & More”

AM Affiliate: Kevin Costner to Save World from BP, MySpace Seeks Reinvention, & More

– No affiliate marketer is ever too successful to heed this handy pie chart provided by Shawn Collins. The most alarming observations? That of the affiliates surveyed, the top two most important attributes in choosing which merchants to promote were payout and brand awareness. Least important attribute? The allowance of… Read more“AM Affiliate: Kevin Costner to Save World from BP, MySpace Seeks Reinvention, & More”

Why Hotmail’s Upgrade Could Benefit E-Mail Marketers

I remember transferring from a Telnet.edu e-mail account in college to a profoundly new and exciting product called Hotmail. Hotmail was web-based, so I could log in anywhere. It was new enough that my address was myname@hotmail.com . There were no numbers, no dots, no underscores—there was just my name…. Read more“Why Hotmail’s Upgrade Could Benefit E-Mail Marketers”