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Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingLearn to develop, create, and launch your own podcast! On October 23, Steve Belaner, the host of the weekly podcast The Gamut, will teach you how to determine the goals of your podcast, perfect your concept, contact and book guests, market your podcast, and get your show up and running in just a few weeks. Register now!

Facebook Credits – Part I: The Story So Far

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With Zynga recently announcing that Farmville is about to use Facebook Credits and a “Buy With Facebook” button on Farmville, the nature of microtransactions on Facebook is poised to change. The implications of Facebook credits in abundant usage across the Facebook application platform are made more clear when we see the popularity of paid Apple iPhone applications. Studies of the success of iPhone applications (and iTunes) have revealed that a secret to Apple’s success is ‘one-click purchasing’. The barriers to buying the application or song that you want are extremely low, and Facebook’s Credits system has the potential to break those barriers in a similar way. Here we look at the long steps Facebook has taken to arrive at this point.

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