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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D. Diana writes for BitRebels.com and InkRebels.com, and as noted above, her post on Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women was one source of inspiration for this #Nifty50 list. She’s an informative and prolific Twitterer, and active in Twin Cities social media. What is it? aaker.

How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can follow Tim on Twitter or on Facebook. The new layout, rolled out to all Pages on March 10, 2011, gives over a full two-thirds of Page real estate to the Page owner: The Perfect Fan Page Leverages ALL the Available Opportunities. This is a guest post by Tim Ware, owner of HyperArts. Much More Screen Real Estate! The Profile Picture. Your Profile Thumbnail: Do Not Neglect This!

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week.

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Startups To Watch in 2011

Idaconcpts

This plugin connects your e-mail with social data to provide background information on the same screen as the message with pictures, job titles, recent Twitter messages, and more! Startups rapportive Startups To Watch in 2011 storific supermarmite this or thatOne way to get a few ideas of where to go with your new business venture is to take a look at recent successes. Already sold?

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project – and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D. And she’s energetic and inspirational on Twitter. What is it?

Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

The study is the Global Social Media Check Up 2011, which is an annual study investigating big companies’ presence on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs etc. Naturally, this shows a deeper involvement on Twitter than earlier. Social Media companies Facebook Global Social Media Check Up 2011 increase Presentation study Twitter Youtube

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !: SEOmoz Also, the more Twitter followers you have, the better you will fare as well in leads.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web.  Today, Twitter posts 50 million tweets per day.

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The Great Twitter Purge of 2011 Or Why I Have Decided To Unfollow Everyone & Start Over

Jason Yormark

The time has finally come.  I think I always knew that I’d have to do some sort of Twitter house cleaning, but based on my last blog post, and some folks like Michael Hyatt and the mighty Chris Brogan who have pioneered by braving the backlash, I think I’m ready for a purge myself.  So starting today, I begin unfollowing everyone on Twitter with the help of SocialOomph.

The Great Twitter Purge of 2011 Or Why I Have Decided To Unfollow Everyone & Start Over

Jason Yormark

The time has finally come.  I think I always knew that I’d have to do some sort of Twitter house cleaning, but based on my last blog post, and some folks like Michael Hyatt and the mighty Chris Brogan who have pioneered by braving the backlash, I think I’m ready for a purge myself.  So starting today, I begin unfollowing everyone on Twitter with the help of SocialOomph.

Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber

Ari Herzog

Does it surprise you that pop star Justin Bieber is ubiquitous on Twitter? Retweeting is how news about the recent Egyptian revolution spread across Twitter. Given Justin’s 7,677,139 Twitter followers (and granted everyone likely wasn’t glued to Twitter at that moment in time), it’s notable that the tweet mentioning Scooter and Gena was retweeted 100+ times.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough by Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang. ** 5 STARS. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. What should I monitor for? What to do?

Twitter Lists: List Me Baby One More Time

Spin Sucks

The first thing to look at when making a snap judgement about someone on Twitter is how many lists they are on. Twitter introduced lists two years ago and their effective use separates amateurs from the pros. Most spammer-type “social media experts” on Twitter don’t bother with lists, which are significantly more work to game than follower counts.

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My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Looking at my 2011 posts, it is interesting that a sports topic got the top slot since that’s not a major focus for me. Fewer PR Organizations Plan to Increase Focus on SEO and Social Media in 2011. Original idea! Thank You. Publishing

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

But the cool thing? I’ve created both Twitter and Google Reader lists that you can follow at once. Joey Strawn can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  joeystrawn.com. Nancy Myrland can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  Myrland Marketing. Julio Varela can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  juliovarela.com. Just click on that and voila! Happy Holidays!

Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless

Spin Sucks

Twitter introduces brand pages. It won’t be a game changer, because NOBODY uses Twitter for tweeting…or at least they shouldn’t be. ” It isn’t that they are making an effort to improve the Twitter site for its users that pisses me off; it’s that there are ANY users. Twitter provides a service I love. Those people are idiots. Seriously!

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Using Twitter for Effective Media Relations

Spin Sucks

Over the past year or so I have been using Twitter to contact journalists. The worlds of the media and PR agencies are both fast paced so the immediacy of Twitter enables both parties to take advantage of reacting to trends and breaking news – stories can be imagined, written and published within an hour if it’s a hot topic. Do you already use Twitter for PR? Pitch. Thank.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

You’ve realized that Twitter isn’t just people sharing what they ate for breakfast and that there might be some real value to engaging with the 100 million active users that might give you valuable insights about your products, services, and competitors. Tools like HootSuite and TweetDeck make Twitter much easier to use and manage. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Not too surprisingly, Facebook is the #1 method for passing along content, followed by email and then Twitter. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011? And 73% of U.S.

Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No

Almost Savvy

Just over a year ago, LinkedIn introduced a feature allowing users to post all of their Twitter updates , also known as tweets, to LinkedIn. Now, before you start to school me on how I don’t get Twitter or LinkedIn, you may want to look here and here to see that I am a huge fan of both. Business LinkedIn Social Media Tips Twitter connections etiquette organize technology

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition by techipedia. About 60% of those companies also use Twitter, and roughly half maintain corporate blogs. It’s approaching one billion users worldwide. ” Ouch. Mark R.

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2011 Spin Sucks #FollowFriday Recommendations

Spin Sucks

Michael Schechter can be found on Twitter  and blogging at A Better Mess. Margie Clayman can be found on Twitter and blogging at Social Media, Marketing, & Musings. Patti Knight can be found on Twitter. Jason Konopinski can be found on Twitter and blogging at Write. Christina Pappas can be found on Twitter and blogging at The Content Cocktail. Woo hoo! Think.

Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

Enter: Twitter curation. There are several services that curate or organize tweets based on Twitter lists or keywords. Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place.  It pulls content from your Twitter page so it doesn’t do much for community building. Here you can keep lists of Twitter in track.

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February 2011: Isle of Man Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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25 Suggestions For How To Use Twitter

Dave Fleet

Twitter sent an email around to users yesterday, giving four suggestions for getting the most out of Twitter in 2011: Follow your interests: Follow the people who share your passions. Return to Twitter: A call for lapsed users to return to  a service that apparently now has over 200 million user accounts. Ask your Twitter friends for recommendations on who to go with.

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Twitter Etiquette: Outside Voices, Inside Voices and Whispers

Almost Savvy

Little did I know these voices would come in handy when thinking about Twitter. I had a recent conversation with Laura of EzraTech on Twitter about the practice of sending DMs (direct messages) to new followers. Your Outside Voice on Twitter. Your Inside Voice on Twitter. On Twitter, these are the @ replies used to contact others directly. Whispering on Twitter.

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? Fine Distinguish my social media profiles: I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter for years and with the introduction of Google+ (which I am enjoying) I’ll be defining what information you’ll see where. However, I’d like to do more, better. ? Write

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Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Location, Location, Facebook – If 2010 belonged to solely Foursquare, it’s likely that Facebook will rain on their parade in 2011. Google Strikes Back – Google proves that the best way to beat Facebook & Twitter is to do what they do best: index them to pieces. View more presentations from Edelman Digital. Relationship-building, too.

ONE SOCIAL MEDIA PREDICTION FOR 2011…YES, 2011

Myrland Marketing

About a year ago, Twitterville author Shel Israel wrote a blog post titled “My Predictions for 2011″ on his blog Global Neighbourhoods. Social Media Uncategorized Christian Science Monitor Craig Kanally Facebook GigaOm Global Neighbourhoods Gloria Goodale Huffington Post Libya Mathew Ingram Myrland Marketing Predictions Shel Israel Twitter YouTubeOne of his predictions that resonated with me at the time was Number 9. Shel wrote: “The Chinese government will accelerate its suppression of free speech on the Internet.

January 2011: Ottawa's Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Twitter Direct Messages Are Useless

Jason Yormark

I want to be able to use DMs in Twitter, but really it’s such a vast wasteland of spam that it’s practically impossible to do. What I fail to understand is that after years of being in existence, how is it that Twitter has failed to deliver absolutely nothing in the form of spam control or filtering for DMs. Related posts: Dear Twitter: Please Add Auto DM Blocking.

Why Twitter Does Not Promote Friendship

Ari Herzog

In their help center article about Twitter following best practices , the following sentence is explicit: “Twitter facilitates social networking, but it’s not a social networking website.” ” Unlike Facebook which requires you to be friends with me for me to be friends with you, Twitter enables you to follow my tweets without my obligation to follow you. Because there is no mutuality requirement on Twitter, their failed logic is the site does not promote friendship because it’s not 2-way. Case Study: Britney Spears on Twitter.

How to Use Twitter Hashtags for Business

Harp Interactive

#hashtag As anyone who uses Twitter knows, the ‘#’ symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. Interestingly enough, Interestingly enough, it was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. Hashtags Blog How To Social Media Marketing Tools and Resources Twitter growing twitter hashtags hashtags for business how to find twitter followers social media twitter chatHashtags are simply a way to “tag” your tweet with subject matter to make it easy to be found. Anyone [.].

Cartoon: Corporate Twitter

Dave Fleet

This made me chuckle. Recognize this picture? via the brilliant tomfishburne.com ). social media

Should I Have Multiple Twitter Accounts?

Spin Sucks

My IRL BFF, Carlos Cruz , asks, “What’s your opinion, should you have just one twitter account? And  Hansjörg Leichsenring asks something similar, “Hi, I would like to ask a question regarding your twitter usage. You Should I Have Multiple Twitter Accounts? originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 14, 2011. Or one personal and another professional?&#.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Social Media Strategists will become Chief Customer Officers – ok so you know I am also @Avaya_Support on Twitter so perhaps this is a closet fantasy for me but it may just come true – perhaps not this coming year but in years to come. Enjoy! Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

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Top Twitter trends for 2011

Sherrilynne Starkie

This infographic describes the top trends on Twitter last year. Featured Social Media Twitter Betty White Facebook Online Communities Social network Viral video YouTubeIt’s a snapshot of popular and youth culture. It’s probably an accurate reflection of users’interests; interesting that there are no major brands mentioned (other than sport). VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

The Five Business Books That Shaped 2011

Twist Image

So are Twitter , online newspapers and magazines and the occasional Podcast, but if you really want to deep-dive into a topic and spend more than a grazing moment with it, you have to read a well-written book about the topic that interests you. A few years back, I set a personal goal of reading one book per week. I'm also a bit of a business book geek, so in the spirit of the Holidays Season, year-end lists and "top 10 of 2011" linkbait posts, the world seems primed for. " Poke The Box by Seth Godin ( The Domino Project - March 2011). best business book 2011.

Should You Post To Twitter Daily? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

The question arises often about how often is often enough when posting to the popular social media sites – particularly Facebook and Twitter. If you manage a Twitter and a Facebook account, that’s one hour per day. When it comes to Twitter and Facebook, moderation is best. Responses to “Should You Post To Twitter Daily?&# About Us What’s a Maverick?

November 2011: Ottawa's Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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