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Review of the Online Group Buying Industry


Group buying is a trend that had incredibly growth throughout 2010. Group buying, which refers to social buying or collective buying as well, is the buying an offer which has been significantly reduced, due to the fact that it is only valid if enough buyers are found. Here is a short review of these 2 key players in the online group buying industry. Share this on Facebook.

Why Facebook Breeds Voyeurism

Ari Herzog

Rachel Jonat recently shared why she quit Facebook , extracting in part: I want more from my friends than status updates. Rachel replied that she joined Facebook in 2006 as a convert from MySpace. Instead of calling people or seeing people I just watched them on Facebook. people who watch everyone else Facebooking. Why I Don’t Hate Facebook Anymore.

‘China’s Facebook’ Renren Seeks NYSE Listing [Data]


According to , Renren, known as the “Facebook of China&# , will be listed in the New York Stock Exchange next month, raising up to US$584 million. literally “on-campus network&# ) is a Chinese social networking site with an interface similar to that of Facebook. Here is a break down of Renren, including demographic and traffic data. What is Renren?

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“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Earlier today I told everybody on Twitter and Facebook, that I’m leaving Twitter and Facebook. Facebook. Go me!

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. I had many friends just like that. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically. Facebook is mostly used for professional use. MySpace?

An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


If you’re a social-media savvy Development Director of a nonprofit, you’re probably posting pictures of volunteers to your organization’s Facebook, announcing new fundraising campaigns, and occasionally sharing a compelling story. However, you’re not tapping into your supporters’ networks–their friends, parents, aunts, cousins, colleagues, or alumni groups. How to get started.

Australia: Senior Citizens on Facebook over 55’s

Laurel Papworth

Facebook has seen a surge of 513% of Senior Citizens and over 55’s joining in the USA.   Figures show that the number of older users of Facebook increased nearly tenfold in America last year, while university-age users declined by 55 per cent. Australian figures show that about one in five over the age of 55 is connecting through Facebook, with 550,000 logging in. Do you?

Email Dashboard: Information Overload Research Group news wrapup

Buzz Marketing for Technology

« Information Overload Research Group launches | Main. Information Overload Research Group news wrapup. We publicly launched the Information Overload Research Group yesterday, thanks to Matt Richtels NYC article Lost in E-Mail, Tech Firms Face Self-Made Beast (which was originally titled Creators of E-Mail Monster Now Try to Tame It - not sure which one I like better). Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Information Overload Research Group news wrapup : Comments. Information Overload Research Group news wrapup. November 2006. Email.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook is the world’s most visited social media brand with 54% of the worlds internet population visiting the brand. More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook. Facebook, Twitter Growing As Video Referral Sources by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Are Twitter Followers Better Than Facebook Fans? Facebook reaches 57% of the U.S. Adam T.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

On the consumer side, the largest cohort of Facebook’s user base is the 35-54 age group, and the fastest growing is the 55+ cohort. Certainly the tools are new: Twitter has only been around since 2007, Facebook since 2006, and even blogging has been popular for less than a decade. Share this on Facebook. Social media marketing is really hard. Argh, no!

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. The more you share it, the easier it is for us to produce more. Wowza!

Driving Long-Term B2B Growth with an Omni-Channel Presence

Webbiquity SMM

Now, most businesses offer other communication channels, including email, customer portals and chat windows, and some also use social media like Twitter and Facebook to communicate with customers and manage support. The company was sold in 2006 to Avid Technology (Nasdaq: AVID). Guest post by Robert C. Johnson. Image credit: i-SCOOP. Robert C.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Facebook. 11 Ways to Lose Your Job on Facebook ( This section is about social media and hiring — how about the opposite? This post explores YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Facebook.

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Use the groups features and find groups where you might want to contribute. Swing by [] for more posts in the series, and if you have topic ideas, feel free to share them, as this is a group project, and your opinion matters. It helped me a lot setting up a group about my passion who was joined by 1000 people. What also helped me was joining groups of open networkers such as Toplinked. The great thing about these king of groups is that invites are welcomed and you can introduce yourself to a lot of interesting people. December 2006.

As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

Spin Sucks

In the early days, I created a group of friends who we still refer to ourselves as the posse. Maybe it’s a phone call for some or a Facebook update for others. But if you were on Twitter in the early days (I’m talking 2006 and 2007), it feels very much like it did then. It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I  love Twitter. As they should. IFTTT.

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What's the R.O.I.? A Framework for Social Analytics

To help, Susan Etlinger ( @setlinger ), my colleague at Altimeter Group , recently published an open research report, “ A Framework for Social Analytics.&# The report opens puts ROI in context to help you focus on business value in your social media efforts: “What is the ROI of social media?” We are not all part of the business in-group that understands these things. & I.

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Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare


Electronically stored information (ESI) created new discovery, so in December 2006 the United States Supreme Court and U. S. The 2006 FRCP changes further increased the potential penalties for the destruction, alteration or failure to preserve evidence. High volume and usage (“everyone” is on Facebook). Electronic Discovery. According to Wikipedia, discovery is. Call to Action.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the CEO and Founder at TalentCulture Consulting Group, Meghan connects talent with technology companies as well as being an accomplished speaker and author. Our group is responsible for setting the strategy for the company’s global digital brand presence on , social web sites and mobile. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. sacevero.

How the @ and the #hashtag Took Over Social Media


The @ symbol made its debut on Twitter in 2006 and Facebook added the ability to mention people using the @ symbol in 2009. Now, the symbol is used across nearly all social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. Groups of users would be labeled with a #, such as #women for a group of women who were chatting. Social Media and Kids.

5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era

Geoff Livingston

Building a successful blog in 2006 depended on building a loyal readership via RSS. It has to resonate though the clutter on Twitter, Facebook, groups, usenets, emails, etc., Again, it’s important to be a part of a group of people as opposed to talking at them. ( image by the Bilerco Project ). The latter arguments are sound. But the dynamics have changed.

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The Three C’s of Social Content: Consumption, Curation, Creation

On Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al., we were attracted by the promise of reigniting forgotten relationships and enamored by the sparking of new connections. To this day, it’s widely regarded in its ability to help us understand the need to create targeted content designed for the groups of individuals who each process information differently. call this behaviorgraphics.

Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ

Latest Facebook Cannes Sports Politics & Advocacy UK & Europe. Consumer-generated blogs have continued a strong upward trend since the company began tracking them in 2006, according to the U.S. While Facebook continues to be the social media juggernaut, dont count blogging out. Facebook had 139.1 By the end of 2011, the Nielsen/McKinsey company had tracked over 181 million blogs around the world, up from 36 million in 2006. Facebook Marketing Conference: Whats On Tap? Facebook. Facebook. Facebook. SES Events.

Digital grassroots: the Internet fights back

Sherrilynne Starkie

It was during the 2006 election that first signs that a grassroots movement was taking hold were spotted, according to Geist. This was when groups first started to come together to self-organize online.”. From then the movement grew: The Fair Copyright for Canada Facebook Group was launched in 2007 and soon had 90,000 members. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

Use of Social Media to Inspiration for All Businesses


For example, Southwest Airlines do the following: - Team members handling Facebook activity sign their names to their responses. Southwest tries to share “real” content on topics customers are thinking about relative to flying. - It encourages localization with 20 local station Facebook pages covering specific Southwest airport operations groups.

How a Social Media Evangelist Became a Social Media Realist

Social Media Strategery

You can buy thousands of Facebook likes. And there are all too many social media experts, ninjas, and gurus ready to help them get on Twitter, start a Facebook page, and check in on Foursquare. When I first started using social media professionally back in 2006, it was because I recognized that these new tools could fundamentally change the way organizations communicated and collaborated. When did I become the guy who gets tired of social media? haven't blogged here in more than a month. I'm substantially less active on Twitter than I used to be. Poor Q1 sales?

How to get “Custom Customers”

Taylor Marek

As my college blocks every video site except Facebook videos, I had to catch up on the videos I missed while I was away for three months. Market only to that select group, and sooner or later everyone and their cat will hear about you. Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me How to get “Custom Customers&# March 30, 2010 by Taylor Marek As I am writing this, I am currently home from college on spring break. How do you get customers? Well, to put it bluntly, you MARKET to them. deal closed.

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

Social Platforms: Social Networks (organic): There’s a large group of social networks all across the globe but Facebook continues to take dominance in adoption. Much how Facebook offers this on the newsfeed we’re seeing similar features from vendors like Chatter, SocialText, Gist. See how I segment these vendors into specific sub classes.

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Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Also noted: • One in four Americans watches a YouTube video every day. • 53% of employers now research candidates on social networks before hiring. • 71% of companies now have a presence on Facebook. times each, on average, across all sharing channels, so content shared by large groups of people reach a wider audience than content passed along from others.” hours to 6.3 hours.

35 Great Social Media Infographics


Facebook vs. Twitter 6. The Facebook Juggernaut 29. Visualizing 6 Years of Facebook 32. The World Map of Social Networks Tagged as: Facebook , Illustrations , Infographics , Metrics , Social Media , Social media infographics , Social Networks , Statistics , Twitter davidsaffir very well done! will be promoting your site on my Facebook Fanpage: [link]. Anyone?

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. have seen companies deepen their engagement with their communities through a Flickr group or a Yahoo! Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo!

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List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

How it works: Three simple features In the most basic sense, these management tools do the following: 1) connect with social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. 2) Allow the manager to quickly publish from one location to each of those channels, some provide ability to customize to each channel 3) Aggregate and Manage social data. Facebook integration offers in-line commenting.

The Ultimate Question

Twist Image

Recently, Reichheld (along with co-author, Rob Markey ) published a newly updated version of his 2006 seminal book, The Ultimate Question (now titled, The Ultimate Question 2.0 ). facebook. facebook group. Episode #278 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Do you know what the ultimate question for your business is? The evolution of customer service and brand loyalty is a topic that has captured the imagination of Fred Reichheld for over twenty years. Enjoy the conversation. bite size edits. blogging.

Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas. You're only a stranger once.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This relational group will be a much smaller subset of the network of folks that you know. network built from relationships that are carefully tended is likely to become a remarkable group of lifelong friends and colleagues. In the age of Facebook, Plaxo and LinkedIn, it is all to easy to start thinking of the network as numbers. Standard networks are collecting numbers (Facebook etc)= quantity, truly effective networks are about relationships = quality. December 2006. November 2006. October 2006. September 2006. August 2006. Karin!

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

And from what I can tell the PRWeb archive dates from 2006 so that is a good way to check press releases from just the last four years. Any phrases that are sometimes hyphenated are grouped together with the non-hyphenated version (e.g. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. chose PRWeb over PR Newswire, Business Wire, etc.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook and/or MySpace are useful social networks where you can build outposts (see next list). Build RSS outposts on Facebook. Another promotion tool: use the status section of LinkedIn and Facebook. Swing by [] for more posts in the series, and if you have topic ideas, feel free to share them, as this is a group project, and your opinion matters. Chris, when you discuss making Facebook an “Outpost,&# are there any other RSS/etc. Thank you. I’ve been looking for a good RSS parser for Facebook for a lone time. December 2006.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

On Facebook this month, the average user created 90 pieces of content and contributed to the more than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) The second largest contingent of bloggers have done so for 2-4 years, followed by a group of dedicated writers who have been at it between 4-6 years. If pouring, it is half full. startups.

Niches, Starfish, and Circles: The Potential of Google+

Spin Sucks

We share different content on LinkedIn than we do on Facebook or on Twitter. The key is to find a way to easily separate our contacts into different groups. Whether we realize it or not, we are actually creating groups  of contacts and distributing information to the correct groups, without much thought given to the benefits of a digital tool to structure these groups.

What Is Your One Big Truth About Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and other social networks changed how we think about "social media" from those long ago days of the blogosphere. Jack Yan.  I think social media are changing forms. I go to my Facebook feed and I see links. Facebook is too busy monetizing and breaking its own features, too, which doesn’t help. The truth is like the sun. Elvis Presley.

Are You Trying Social Media Contests to Promote Your Conference? [CASE STUDY: AILA]


Camille Mackler has been practicing immigration law since graduating from New York Law School in 2006.  AC180 let us Tweet, post to Facebook, Google + or Pinterest, blog or otherwise promote the conference. Lindsay Curcio is an attorney who has been practicing immigration law since 1990. ————————-. and internationally. 

The Business of Social Media: B2B and B2C Engagement by the Numbers | Brian Solis

However, B2C businesses dominated engagement within Facebook and MySpace. They meet online and then form little groups in the real world. An example of this is the ‘wake me up’ groups where students txt/IM each other at, for example, 5.30m, to get each other out of bed and start the day ‘together’. If you’re working in B2B, perhaps this post will provide you with value. Please!

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