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NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM).  We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management. You don’t need a deep dive into the finer points community management. Going live.

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Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

She will explain and explore for us how “d emand-centered models require a re-orientation of an organization from products and policies to people—customers, members, stakeholders” — and these are ideas which clearly relate very directly to the themes we’ve been exploring both in  Open Community  and in  Humanize. . And why wouldn’t it? the higher the retention rate.

Now Accepting Applications for Human Followers

TwiTip

A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted the message “Now accepting applications for actual human followers. Apparently I wasn’t the only one with a an army of robots following me. I’ve had a Twitter account for a while now, but didn’t actively start using it until this summer. I was coming out with a new website for photographers and thought Twitter would be a good way to spread the word, get feedback and generally interact with the photography community. Now Accepting Applications for Human Followers. WHO I WANTED. Maybe someone really funny or an expert in an interesting field.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Community. There are business applications as well. WWGD, Pg.

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed  the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g. Does the leadership at your organization understand the impact of online community on the future of the org?

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

Check out  Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities  like  Doximity  and  ResearchGate  that are changing the way their members work. These new communities focus first on providing indispensable tools to their members – tools that save time, money and, in the case of doctors, lives. Part 1 is here (and here on Avectra ). Member services.

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

Product manager Andy Huang announced in a Newsroom post  Thursday that 360 photos are currently available for viewing via Facebook on the web and the latest versions of its flagship iOS  and Android  applications, adding that the tools for users to share their own 360 photos will be made available “over the next few days.”. Woods  for Time. It’s a great shot of a great city.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming.

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog. From here, you can quickly reply to those top engagements with a thanks or other applicable response. Why I Use Commun.it. Commun.it

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. For example, one of them is the application called Forums that I work with. You get to know bloggers from different places, communities and of varied blogging spheres.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. socialmedia longtailseo communities

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Tweet Spinner is a powerful application that manages the more high level management Twitter tasks for you, from managing followers/friends to changing your profile design and then some. You might also want to see that they are future upstanding members of the community. Does this add a lot more value than those two applications? Fortunately, Tweet Spinner is here to help.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

But it’s cos of the new terms and conditions : Special Provisions Applicable to Pages. You will restrict access to your Page in order to comply with all applicable laws.  Prior to the release of “Community Pages”, Facebook had to constantly monitor Pages that were not created on behalf of official organizations. The new Fan page is Community page. Community Pages.

The Missing Link Between Media and Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Advertising Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Content Marketing Conversion Conversion Optimization Data Mining Innovation Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Lead Nurturing Marketing Online Advertising Pay Per Click ROI Strategy AIB CMO Integrate Marketing Ops Modern Marketing Online Ads PPC SEO Integration between the two is a critical missing link.

Report: How Twitter Users Discuss Mental Health Issues

SocialTimes Twitter

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and PsychGuides.com used Twitter’s application-programming interface to search for mental-health-related hashtags and terms to find out which people use most and the sentiment of mental health conversations on the platform. According to the report, #MentalHealth and #EndTheStigma were among the most popular hashtags related to mental health.

The Other Side Of Comments And Community

Twist Image

What can someone new to the Social Media world do to find and attract readers while building their own community? She answered today on her Spin Sucks Blog with a post titled, Building Your Online Community. Her answer was: "I always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people's egos and scratching their backs. It seems like everyone with an opinion assumes that the goal is to grow an audience that has a lot of engagement, maybe some conversation and a semblance of community. online community. Maybe he didn't.

Facebook, Instagram Team Up With IOC, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Official Broadcasters

SocialTimes Facebook

The IOC will launch an official Olympics bot  on Facebook Messenger , bringing users of the application the latest news about the Games. Facebook head of global sports partnerships Dan Reed  said in a statement emailed to SocialTimes: We’re excited to be working with the IOC, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, official broadcasters and the broader Olympic movement to deliver exciting highlights, exclusive live video around Rio and behind-the-scenes content from Rio to our global communities on Facebook and Instagram.

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. believe the last application (not being an actual game) to come out of this triangle that has turned big is LBS applications like Foursquare and Gowalla , with a call for human interaction, a game design to win mayor ships, badges etc – and all powered through your mobile. MingleBird – a mobile socializing application. MingleBird seems to have it all. But I’m not that guy. Winners of Mashable Awards.

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Facebook Live, Periscope Play Roles in Uproar Over Police Shootings

SocialTimes Facebook

Live-video-streaming services such as Twitter’s Periscope  application and Facebook Live  have played prominent roles in the fallout over police shootings of African Americans. reviewer can interrupt a live stream if there is a violation of our community standards. The July 6 fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., was captured on Facebook Live (embedded below, but please be warned, the content is graphic) by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Williams. Police. Posted by Lavish Reynolds on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. BlackLivesMatter.

Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook said it is beta-testing the new application-programming interface with “a small group of advertisers,” including Mondelez International  and Anheuser-Busch InBev , adding that the Audience Insights API will be available to partners in early 2017. Advertisers can now share their Canvases with stakeholders to simplify the review process. That’s why we’re launching the Creative Hub.

The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

Spin Sucks

Please take note when submitting your application for Craziness—average superpowers need not apply. Communication Spin Sucks 24 days of christmas brand ambassadors community management how to become a spin sucks crazy how to develop a dedicated community spin sucks crazies spin sucks holiday edition Becoming a part of the Spin Sucks Crazies is no doubt on the 2015 list of many.

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Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

If you’re a social network or community owner, then the application of the value theory makes sense, and from an overall perspective, then the rise tide lifts all your individual ships up. And it’s the rise or fall of my neighbourhood which impacts me most – whether that’s house prices, new community services etc. You what now?

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is also closing its News Feed application, Paper , further curtailing choice of outlets and hastening a consolidation of power that benefits no one but Facebook. It’s determined by the almighty, seemingly ever-changing algorithm, which underscores the real need for and value in building communities around interests. The key is focusing on building communities around interests, not personal connections, to draw in both consumers and relevant advertisers. And that’s not all. Yikes! For one thing, many consumers are starting to peel back on social usage.

A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Engage , a new companion application for iOS, helps creators better understand, engage and grow their audiences on the go with real-time data and insights. This is why we launched the Twitter Dashboard in Q2, which is a stand-alone app and web interface designed to help businesses connect with their customers and community. Product overview. No. 1 is around on-boarding.

It's A Small (And Strange) World After All, Brands

Twist Image

place where anyone - in text, images, audio and video - can create content, applications and communities about anything and everything. applications. brand community. community. online community. How much control does a company really have over their brand? Never has this question in business been asked more than in the past decade. It''s one of the fundamental reasons why I''m such a massive advocate for marketing to become a horizontal function within the organization instead of it''s current role as a vertical. What is the face of the brand? apple.

MashedIn Social Media Friend Finder Application Launched

Bill Hartzer

Social Connections has released MashedIn.com , an application that allows you to identify mutual connections across multiple social networks. The MashedIn team overcame significant technological obstructions to make the application. MashedIn is designed to have deeper applicability for people to improve trust and identity through social connections. Share this on del.icio.us.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

What is happening right now in your local community? It takes a Community Manager who grew up in the given location and is based there. Only Another step was the  Global Pages  feature highlighting the value of local community management. International And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Facebook.

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3 Social Media Apps Every Marketer Should Use

Koka Sexton

If you are responsible for monitoring and engaging with your Twitter community, here are a few applications that you should be using. These applications and some elbow grease from you and your team will provide results like what I posted earlier on how social media engagement drives new followers. Hands down one of the best applications for a team of social marketers to use.

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From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. " Compared to other peer groups, scientific communities are often surprisingly egalitarian and broadly international. Community Data Systems.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Lite , Facebook’s lightweight Android application for emerging markets, was used by more than 100 million people. And also there’s a range from private one-on-one type sharing to small groups, all of your friends at once, large interface communities and then ultimately fully public. The fastest growth regions for advertising revenue in the second quarter were the U.S.

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Have we got our head in the clouds about the value of online community?

Janet Fouts

I had a very interesting conversation with a Facebook application developer today. If it’s not yours, or if it is, please– for the love of community –pitch in and SAY something! We were talking about how to build community on a Facebook page and whether or not that’s really even possible. Now, I’m one of those old school community people. Twitter.

Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool

Mindjumpers

In my blog post How to Boost Your Number of Followers on Instagram , I wrote about the importance of monitoring your activity on photo-sharing application Instagram at the same level as  you monitor your other social media presences. Simply Measured just made that task easier with the launch of a new Instagram reporting tool. Similar Posts: Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement.

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution

Mindjumpers

Besides social media platforms as Facebook, geo-localising applications are popular amongst smartphone users who check into locations or tag the location onto a photo. Best Practise Cases Community Management Foursquare Instagram Marketing & Communication Mobile Social Media Tech Development David Beckham H&M local location based engagement social solomo VenueSeen

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When Dreams Come True: I got a Job at @Linkedin

Koka Sexton

They have so much content that it’s going to be great to start leveraging it to engage the community for the Talent, Marketing and Sales Solutions. For the past 2 years and 4 months I have been doing what I love. made the decision to work at InsideView because for the first time in my career a CEO to whom I had no connection told me to ‘follow my heart.’ Thank you! xD_9dc.

Six ways to make Web 2.0 work - The McKinsey Quarterly - Six ways Web 2.0 work - Business Technology - Application Management

www.mckinseyquarterly.com

In earlier IT campaigns, identifying and prioritizing the applications that would generate the greatest business value was relatively easy. These applications focused primarily on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of known business processes within functional silos (for example, supply-chain-management software to improve coordination across the network). By contrast, our research shows the applications that drive the most value through participatory technologies often aren’t those that management expects. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. adoption.

Social Media Disclosure Rules Apply Even in Small Communities

Bare Feet Studios

Small communities are great for mutual support. Read a terrific summary from Edelman Digital on the practical application here. Sometimes we relax things though that could actually support and protect us. FTC Blogger Rules are just such a case. Here on Maui, we love and support each other so much, we call it one big ?ohana ohana – that means family. Related: Tweeting for Free?

Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community. Asking questions in the community also encourages users to interact and comment on each others’ responses.