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Introducing Ello, the New Ad-Free Social Network

Bill Hartzer

Ello is a new social network that has literally exploded onto the social networking scene. Think Facebook and Twitter combined into one social media network–without all of the ads, retweets, and “likes” And there’s no algorithm behind their newsfeed or timeline. Ello is just like a lot of other social networks.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. Yet how much do we really know about the people behind the avatars? I was thinking about this yesterday, when I realized that someone whose path crosses mine quite often, has “another life&# I knew absolutely nothing about. Public Relations Social Media building relationships community building what makes you remarkableGPA.&#. O.M.G!

Chances Are You’ve Met Less Than 5% of the People in Your Social Network

Direct Marketing Observations

The difference between a friend, an acquaintance and the friends and acquaintances we have met online is blurring…Social media would seem to dictate or would assume that I’m supposed to develop or have developed these deep online, networked, connections, i.e. That I have met them. Social has allowed us to connect with people all over the place. Absolutely not.

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science. People buy from people. iTunes.

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Social Network Statistics | Brian Solis - PR 2.0

Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About Revealing the People Defining Social Networks October 1, 2009 View Comments Source: Shutterstock Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media. Stephane Dupuis brandMIND New social media stats. media+2.0

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Now we can see leaderboards and games played out in social spaces, it’s easier to buy into as a concept. Economies of Social Scorecards. The Game of Work. agenda.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? It comes with my social media maturity , I suppose. network with other marketers and people in SEO. Are you the same? MySpace?

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality. In essence, being the McDonald’s of social networks has forced it into an over-reliance on text. Ice cream? Salad?

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia. SMS other social networks are built on SMS revenues such as SMSFun. Different types of Social Networks (3). 20 million?

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How To Be Seen Everywhere

Absolute PA

I’ve been talking (and reading) a lot lately about the importance of including a profile photo (officially known as an avatar) on your social media profiles. Here’s just one of the headline grabbing blogs I’ve read that is bang on the money: Friending Cats and Following Eggs: On social networks you ARE your photo. lobally R ecognised Avatar – geddit?

An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Despite the growing popularity, social media for business is still put on the back burner for a lot of organizations. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Social Media for Business by the Numbers. Social media allows smaller companies to compete against some of the larger businesses to reach more customers. The Benefits of Social Media for Business.

When Does Social Media Really Work?

Direct Marketing Observations

The beauty of social media isn’t in the online connections.  It’s not about the numbers, never has been.  OK,  maybe it is to marketers, but that’s because they operate from a different perspective.  No the beauty of social media is in it’s potential.  It’s potential to connect people from divergent backgrounds or in the same city or that have the same common interests.  It can really connect people in infinite ways. Taking social offline should be the goal of every online social media encounter worth its weight.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system. Social Networks and Online Communities – maybe Twitter? Facebook Money for Social Games.

Indiscriminate Interconnectivity

Direct Marketing Observations

In today’s “Uber” connected social world,  what makes things work  or why they work, is that we’re all now indiscriminately interconnected to each other. At the end of the day, all we are, are just real people with real names with real avatars or… real people with strangely made up names with odd avatars swimming around fish bowls of ambient connectivity. If you choose to go it alone in the digital world and not embrace the networks and communities that get you there, well then, I guess you’re alone. You need us.

5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you don’t know what Rapportive is, I’ll tell you here: Rapportive was (past tense) an excellent plugin that worked with Gmail and Chrome or Firefox to learn all social media associations with an email address. It was an internal social CRM of sorts. Links to their social profiles. Social updates. want to know people, not just names and avatars.

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LinkedIn Photos Speak Volumes, What Are Your Employees Saying?

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media is all about being social, right? Some photos are best left out social media profiles, and some photos should never be used as an avatar. LinkedIn proclaims to have “50 million+ members in their professional network” which encourages users to “manage (their) professional identity.” There sure is! You should.

LinkedIn Photos Speak Volumes, What Are Your Employees Saying?

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media is all about being social, right? Some photos are best left out social media profiles, and some photos should never be used as an avatar. LinkedIn proclaims to have “50 million+ members in their professional network” which encourages users to “manage (their) professional identity.” There sure is! You should.

15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The real question is whether or not you’re making the most of your LinkedIn efforts and networking in general? LinkedIn is so much more than social networking for businesses and business people – it can totally change how you run your business as a whole. They’re a place for professionals to connect, network, and share knowledge. Add Your Personality.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media? Get a dog.

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18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. They include tips on how to get set up with , and use smartly, a social network I still love. Use a real photo of yourself for your avatar. (I know, sounds like a d’uh moment, but you’d be surprised). < tweet this > 2.

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Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Convince & Convert

Social media platforms are always being updated, which means they’re constantly changing their profile and cover photo dimensions, layouts, and dimensions for uploaded images. It However, high-quality and creative imagery is imperative to your social media marketing success, so it’s important that you know the proper dimensions for each network you use. Avatar (Profile Photo).

The Social Media ProBook

Social Media Marketing

They were responsible for The Social Media Playbook , the Blog Tree , and a little cartoon about hashtags. And yes, it can now be revealed that the avatar I've been using on Facebook was in fact tied to this project. While the first ebook was focused on tools to help you master social media, this one is more personality-based. Related link : Eloqua's Social ProBook --.

6 Science-Backed Strategies to Get More Followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and More

Buffer Social

Follower count is one of the metrics we keep a close eye on with our social media reports and audits. There is a lot of great advice on how to grow your followers on social media (much of which I’ll relay below), and at Buffer we’ve always been interested in the research behind the advice. Engage with others on the social platforms. Schedule your first post today !

Netflix: A Lesson In Communication and What Not to Do

Spin Sucks

” On the other hand, we’re disturbed that you, by now, don’t understand the online world well enough to know you should have checked to see if the name you’ve chosen for your DVD business was available on the social networks. Oh Netflix. What are we to do with you? Oh yes, it’s true. And it’s pretty clear he’s not giving up his name to you.

How to Use Analytics to Increase Instagram Engagement

Peg Fitzpatrick

It's always important to start with the basics for social strategy. Have a clear, fantastic avatar that you use on Instagram as well as Twitter, Google+, Facebook. It helps people to recognize you across social media if you use the same photo. From Rebekah Radice , “There’s no sense in getting active on a social network if no one knows about it. Add Likes.

How to Lose Followers and Alienate People


Managing an unsuccessful social media profile is a time-consuming task that requires your undivided attention and dedication. Use an animated avatar. So there you have it, the ultimate way to make your social media marketing a horrifying failure. I am always looking for new ways to lose friends and/or followers, so if you have any other suggestions, please post them in the comments below. Social Media humor social networkingThis guest post is by Lianne Froggatt of Yes Gifts, UK. Look no further! Lose followers and alienate people on Twitter. So 2012!

45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent Blog

High-quality visual content can reduce your website’s bounce rate, improve social media engagement, and help you create content that people want to share. In an era where over 1 billion consumers worldwide self-publish via social media, big data is among the trends that will shape the future of marketing. Comics and Avatars. It’s still good, but it lacks the mass appeal.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. How social are they? Wide reach. Share URLs?

Why Marketers Need to Rethink Influencer Targeting

Convince & Convert

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant shift in the way brands utilize social media. As companies have built out their social media teams, the tools those teams use mature, and best practices have been honed. Likewise, social marketers are expanding the possibilities of what can be achieved. But should it be? Measuring What Matters. Far from it, actually.

The Power Of Direct Relationships

Twist Image

Is it directly with the brand or with an online social network? On one hand, we're happy when retailers that we like provide us with discounts and bonuses because we're valued customers and, on the other hand, we're willfully sharing (some might argue over-sharing) so much information via social media that we're simply more comfortable there. In contrast, 52% of consumers responded that they are "much more concerned" or "somewhat more concerned" about sharing the same data on social networks." online social network. social media.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself by Tamar Weinberg on June 16, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Kwame Boame. In 2008.) Kwame.

How to Stop Google from Using Your Photo in Ads

Bill Hartzer

If you follow a business on the Google+ social network, there is a chance that your endorsement could be used in an advertisement for that business, elsewhere on the web. They can use your photo (avatar) or your name in an advertisement for that business. Google is updating their Terms of Service on November 11, 2013. You can read about the changes to the Terms of Service.

Creating and Sharing Videos Online – Quick Guide

The Way of the Web

For each site, ensure you have set up your channel with the correct avatar and profile images (We have a guide for social network images ). To keep up with our content, feel free to follow us on your choice of social network or via RSS etc. Blog Content Marketing Social Media Marketing distributing videos planning sharing videos video video production videos

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Videos from Australia


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media plus some videos from my trip to Australia on things Avatar taught me about self-improvement – some self-improvement tricks that you can learn from Avatar. Social Media / Social Networking. Social media by demographic – an infographic that breaks down the top social networking sites by gender, age, income, and education. Can you fake social proof?

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases. Many call this spam. Usually.)

The Devolving Civility Situation

Geoff Livingston

Saying nothing says as much if not more than saying everything. I’m not saying ignore outright wrongs. I am not ignoring what happened last week online, not just with Guy Kawasaki’s trip to the social media gallows, but the general nastiness of social media experts last week. Consider the use of social media to interact rather than simply picking up the phone.

How Are You?

Waxing UnLyrical

Even if you ask on social networks. couple of weeks ago I was talking to a social media friend (on the phone, I like to do that), and learned of how she is handling some really tough times – tougher than anything I’ve ever experienced – with so much grace that it awed me. When I first moved to the U.S. came to adopt the “hey, how are ya?”

Meet Everett Bogue: A Blogger Who Only Wants Blog Readers Who Tweet Because Everyone Else is a Low-life

Ari Herzog

suppose Ev doesn’t think real human faces are associated with avatars in comments and that fingers on those bodies write comments. To be fair, Mitch Joel and many others support Ev’s claim that blogging is changing and social networking sites like Twitter are powerful media to be reckoned with, but powerful enough to say goodbye to blog commenting as a form of communication? I first wrote about Everett Bogue six months ago when I was displeased he turned off the ability for people to comment on his blog. Gip Plaster, among others, also left Ev’s following.