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Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges

Spin Sucks

Nuh-uh, we have badges and stuff! could spend days citing stats about the explosion of gaming: Stats such as  Nielsen research that shows games are the second most frequent internet activity for Americans after social networks (more popular than email or porn). Eventually, we naturally started banding together around social networks and from there, social commerce began to emerge.

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Facebook Blueprint Tops 1 Million Enrollments, Announces Blueprint Certification

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network also announced three additions to its Blueprint program: Blueprint Certification for digital advertisers, a partnership with the Miami Ad School and the inclusion of French and Indonesian on its list of languages. Once the exams are passed, the individual will receive a digital badge that can be uniquely verified online by anyone they choose to share it with.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. really nice layout doesn’t have to cost a lot, but shows you’re more than a social media dabbler. Passports are accounts on other social networks and social media platforms. Twitter.com is a must if you have a social media audience. Facebook and/or MySpace are useful social networks where you can build outposts (see next list). account for social bookmarking. media. About.

New Twitter Updates Allow for Easy Account Verification

Ignite Social Media

As the Original Social Media Agency®, we’re frequently asked about how to get verified on Twitter. In their application, Twitter will ask you to tell them in 500 characters or less why your account should be verified. DON’T:  Campaign publicly for a verification badge. DON’T:  Add a badge to your cover photo to “hack” your way into being verified. Seriously.

MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

Tweet All eyes on future development of success stories for application development lies within a triangle – the touch points of Social – Mobile – Game Design. Make something that is social with a call for human interaction, put in a game design (we love to play games) and make it work on the mobile, where the penetration for smartphones leaves no doubt that the future is in the palm of your hand. MingleBird – a mobile socializing application. Look into that triangle of Social – Game design – Mobile. MingleBird seems to have it all.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends  – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape. The

Gamification: Why Play?

Mindjumpers

Typically gamification applies to non-game applications and processes, in order to encourage people to adopt them, or to influence how they are used. Users can claim mayorships, unlock badges, receive special offers and rewards such as discounts to specific retailers while also competing against friends via a leaderboard. Social Media Stats [Infographic]. small example.

6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Whether it’s big players like Foursquare inking a new loyalty rewards program with Pepsi, or niche developers like Untappd , addressing the beer drinking vertical with a mobile application that let’s you spread the word about the particular brew you are sipping upon, check-ins are on fire. In the interest of full disclosure, I work for a company with a new application called MOJO that provides free web-based check-ins. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying. Loyalty.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Social Media (and Beyond): Small Business.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application. Ads Badge Application. Social Media Facebook The reason?

Engaging the Next-Gen Workforce through Collaboration #SocBiz #Leadership #Leaders

Blue Focus Marketing

This panel was of particular interest to me, as the topic had a great deal of overlap with subjects covered in my book, The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013), coauthored by Mark Burgess (@ MNBurgess ). Providing employees with social engagement platforms is one thing, but creating buy-in around those tools is quite another. They need to have a reason to join social platforms.

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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

These activities typically involve collaboration with multiple groups including tech, edit and audience development as well as the SEO, PR and social media teams. Specific to link building, newsletters offer a great vehicle for content discovery which indirectly leads to links and social sharing. Widgets and badges. Media relations. Social media.

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

The Games organizers also used a remarkable array of platforms, strategies and applications to drive fan engagement around the games. The London 2012 stats – showing engagement across 77 digital products - were compiled by Alex Balfour, the head of new media for London 2012. million social media followers across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

Originally intended to group content based on subject matter, the hashtag has been adopted across every popular social platform and has cemented its place in our culture. One of the greatest things about the hashtag is that originated from a Twitter user–not a marketing agency, not a brand and not a social platform. When applicable, localizing your hashtag is an easy way to stand out.

Two New Social Tools to Check Out

Spin Sucks

According to their site: Empire Avenue is the Social Media Exchange, where you can buy and sell shares in any social media profile, meet new people, unlock Achievement badges, and earn boatloads of virtual cash by being active and social online! Two New Social Tools to Check Out originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 24, 2011. take that back.

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Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Kikolani

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. At the bottom of it was a badge saying it was created with the free version of Pagemodo. There are over 50 links to informative articles, measurement tools, and custom content applications as well as some sweet bonuses. Social MediaCustom Content.

SortPrice Store Facebook Application Tops 1000 Retailers

Bill Hartzer

Proving yet again a real commitment to opening new avenues of success for online merchants everywhere, comparison shopping engine SortPrice.com has now built virtual stores for more than 1,000 retailers through its Merchant Store application on Facebook. To learn more about the Facebook Merchant Store application click here: [link]. Tags: Social Media Digg this!

Social Media a CRM perspective

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw. What People Have To Say About Pervara - Social Med. Unported License.

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

Many brands have dabbled and experimented, but have put off mobile media as they struggled to swallow social media. Social media is now in its best practices phase, while mobile media via tablets and mobile phones has hit the tipping point. Mobile media has brought the Internet into every aspect of our lives now. Even Mike Tyson gets mobile media.

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

Marc Meyer and Jason Breed have done an amazing job over the last year plus bringing in some highly respected and social-media-knowledgeable folks like Chris Brogan , Amber Naslund , Beth Harte and Jason Falls.  If I name dropped them all, it would actually like correlate to a good portion of my RSS feeds , and the weekly chat is a way to interact and answer some questions real-time.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Social Networking:  Like Falling In Love. Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical).  Andres is a social media expert.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Social Networking: Like Falling In Love. Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical). Andres is a social media expert.

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search I Don’t Care Where.

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Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media

Socialized

Location-based services — applications that “know” where you are and can use that information to connect you with people, places and things — are one of the hot new classes of social media applications. Basically, a location-based application allows you to check in almost anywhere on the planet and broadcast that information. So What? Brightkite.

10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking 10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media Written on July 14, 2009 by Justin Levy in charity , mashable , social media 3 Comments - Leave a comment! Social media is about connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a conversation.

Could Google Wave Be One Of The Many Social Media Networking Sites

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw. What People Have To Say About Pervara - Social Med. Unported License.

Social Media Predictions for 2010

Social Media Marketing

I'm sure you've seen your fair share of social media predictions for 2010 by now. Expect to see a focus on fewer and stronger relationships in our own networks and in influencer/media relations. All Social Media is Local This next trend is one that is relative to the above. Social media is no different. Check. Online video will come into its own.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008: Social Media, SEO, and More " techipedia | tamar weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s no order to the posts; I’ve used my bookmarks and a variety of social sites and peer recommendations to create this list. New for 2008: If your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, we have badges for you!  What is the ROI for Social Media? Jason Falls explores the commonly-discussed (but not easily answered) question about social media.

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Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ?Ike

Bare Feet Studios

It is part of a international nonprofit organization of social media practitioners and exists to develop and share best practices and ethics on the social web. We would walk them through the stages of setting up the social web assets. We had 15 applicants and over 1000 votes. Ike: social media campaign by @smchi. Ma Ka Hana Ka ?Ike But First! Hawai?i

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Are You Treating Your Fans Like Cattle June 30th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Email ain’t dead yet. It’s time to start thinking about social media the same way. Well…duh!

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > HowTo > Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2 Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2 by Roxanne Darling on August 19, 2008 We are planning a Podcamp Hawaii here. We are also using it as a demonstration project for how to plan a conference using the fabulous (and mostly free) tools of social media.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Google , Industry News , Internet , Interviews , Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media , Viral Marketing , Web Design > Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009 Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009 by Tamar Weinberg on January 5, 2010 Share It’s my birthday!

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Become a Digital Marketing Certified Associate (DMCA) with Simplilearn

Kikolani

But there are a lot of them that are simply out there to collect your money and give you a badge, which may or may not mean much to the world at large. Next, you have Jennifer Evans Cario , President of SugarSpun Marketing and Adjunct Professor for Rutgers University’s online Social Media Mini MBA program. If you’re curious about social proof (i.e., Busines

Social Media Puts F-U-N In Non Profit Fund Raising

Diva Marketing Blog

Toby/Diva Marketing : Where did the idea to create a Facebook application, (Lil) Green Patch , for fund raising come from? think the key to working online is just to be open to trying new things -- doing so yields invaluable learning that's often applicable to other channels too. Citro : For (Lil) Green Patch or other Facebook applications, we personally did not. yeah I know!)

I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

a thousand cuts :: adam cohen's blog About Blogroll Contact a thousand cuts conversations about social media and interactive marketing by adam cohen 16 JUL I Will Not Write About Old Spice Posted by: adam / Tags: Advertising , Isaiah Mustafa , Old Spice , Social Media , Television , YouTube / Comments: View Comments I will resist the urge.  Is anyone buying more?&#

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment, Thanks to Speechpad for the Transcription. Social Pros Shoutout.

Private Eyes Are Watching You: Twitter Oversharing and Its Bizarre.

TwiTip

It’s a GPS-enabled Web application that allows users to “check in&# wherever they have cell phone coverage. It’s an extension of social networking media and really the only point to it seems to be showing other users the lame places you go. This whole has actually made me re-think using these kinds of applications. He blogs. He tweets. He opines. Sorry.

Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh'My

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh’My I’ve become obsessed with location based applications for my iPhone. The little geo-apps can connect with your other popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and can even identify friends from these other services that are using the same location based apps as you.

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Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh’My I’ve become obsessed with location based applications for my iPhone. The little geo-apps can connect with your other popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and can even identify friends from these other services that are using the same location based apps as you.