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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!

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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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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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2011 NBA Playoffs: Head-to-Head Twitter Matchups by Klout Score

Adam Sherk

Since I like looking at the social media presence of NBA teams I thought I’d run the 2011 playoff teams through the beta version of the new Klout to see how the fare against each other. The Lakers’ 84 also gave them a close victory over Miami, making them the 2011 NBA Klout champions : Will they make it happen on the court? The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook.

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. Research from HubSpot shows that small businesses with blogs have twice as many Twitter followers as those who don’t. Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one.

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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.

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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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?

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

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.

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.

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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#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!

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

Sherrilynne Starkie

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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

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.

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.

47 Books For Your 2011 Reading List

Dave Fleet

Tweet Looking for books to populate your reading list for 2011? also reached out to you – the readers of this site – for suggestions on what to read, and they obliged. I was so pleased with the results that I’m doing the same in 2011. Once again, I reached out for suggestions – this time to people on Twitter. Here are a few to think about. books

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You’re Using Twitter Wrong

Spin Sucks

wrote about the mistakes new Twitter users make based on some of my past mistakes. First, let me be clear, everyone has their own opinion, there is no ONE right method of using Twitter. We all use Twitter in our own way with our own goals. . We all have different approaches when using Twitter, and different ways of connecting with people. Do you return follow everyone?

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

Sherrilynne Starkie

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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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Cartoon: Corporate Twitter

Dave Fleet

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

Three Reasons Twitter Is Beginning to Suck

Spin Sucks

Most recently, the winds of change are touching a place that I’ve held quite dear… Twitter. I’m beginning to come to terms with the reality that, perhaps for me, Twitter just isn’t ever going to be what it used to be. Following are the top three reasons (I think) Twitter is beginning to suck. She can be reached via email or well, still on Twitter. Times change. Lately?

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

Sherrilynne Starkie

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February 2011: Ottawa Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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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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Get Twitter Follow and Google +1

Spin Sucks

And Twitter is trying to figure out how to monetize. And it’s been a big week for both with  Google +1 and Twitter follow launching. The thing I like about both is you don’t have to direct people to leave your site in order to follow you on Twitter. Hence, Twitter follow and +1. Twitter Follow. 1. Social Media Trends google +1 twitter follow

On Twitter? Change Your Settings

Spin Sucks

Twitter FINALLY has created HTTPS settings. If you’re on Twitter, I recommend (if you haven’t already) getting on there and changing your settings stat. In the upper right-hand corner, where you see your Twitter handle, click the triangle and scroll to settings. 3. On Twitter? Change Your Settings originally appeared on Spin Sucks on March 20, 2011. Social Media Twitter security setting twitter. This will encrypt your account information when you’re tweeting on an unsecured. WiFi network. 1. Log on to twitter.com. 2. HTTPS

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.