Refer a friend and we’ll donate to your charity

Starting today, refer a friend, author, business partner or other colleague to Mouse and Pen for social media or marketing services, and a donation will be made to your favorite charity.  It’s easy:  send the full name and email address of your referral to scott@mouseandpen.com.  If a follow-up from us to your referral sparks a conversation with your referral about working together, we’ll then be in touch with you to identify the charity of your choice for the donation.  Runs through September 30, 2011.  Hope to you hear from you.

Google+ Profiles for Businesses Coming

Google Plus profiles for businesses will be available within a few months, reports VentureBeat and Inc. Tech.  Read more at Inc. Tech:  http://bit.ly/qTTE9OGoogle has been steadily adding users in the test-phase of its new social network, to the tune of at least 18 million so far.  The new social network could possibly rival Facebook after its test phase is over and the doors are opened to everyone.  Watch a video of a Google product manager reacting to the demand for business profile pages, courtesy of VentureBeatGoogle product manager.

Sneak-Attack with new Google Plus Social Network

Is it possibly the next mainstream social network?  I believe so.  Google has introduced another one of its web inventions, called Google+.  Google Plus is Google’s answer to Facebook – in the testing phase with limited invites right now.  Unlike Facebook, your connections are grouped in circles:  one for family, one for friends and one for acquaintances.  Live video chat is also available in “hangouts” where friends come-and-go all day.  Check out this article with the scoop:  click here.