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Twitter Creates a New Tool for Brands and Snapchat is Changing up Their Game | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Twitter has created a new dashboard for brands, Facebook changes their algorithm again, amongst other things, and Snapchat is changing up their game in a big way. Twitter is also beta testing a ‘Most Responsive’ badge and a ‘Featured tab’ on select brand pages, for mobile and web. Facebook Changes the Algorithm… Amongst Other Things. Twitter’s New Dashboard for Brands.

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8 Powerful Features to Help You Use Buffer to the Fullest

Buffer Social

In this post, I’d love to show you exactly how you can use Buffer to its fullest potential with eight powerful and easy-to-use features.  If you’re familiar with the basics, I’m hoping that a few of the expert tips below will help take your social media to the next level. That’s where the Buffer Calendar feature comes into play. Facebook. Press Schedule!

Journalism 101, Facebook-Style

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook last week launched a series of online courses for journalists via its Blueprint  global training program. The “Getting Started” course seeks to answer all of those questions and covers key steps for building out a professional journalistic voice on the platform, including how to apply for the Facebook blue badge that indicates verification.

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


The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. How to Contact Facebook Support. Report an Issue with Confirming Your Facebook Account. Removing Information from Facebook’s Database. Report an Issue with Webcam Videos on Facebook. Problems with iOS 6 and Facebook.

Facebook Fan Page vs. Profile: Know the Difference

Sprout Social

A platform as massive as Facebook is bound to have some confusion around its features and functionality. And with so many moving parts, marketers may find it challenging to decipher which features are best for their business. One of the biggest sources of confusion for a business is whether to use a Facebook Profile or a Facebook Fan Page to represent yourself.

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Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video

SocialTimes Twitter

With this update, live 360 videos are marked with a special “Live 360” badge. While Periscope said live 360 broadcasts are being tested “with a small group of partners,” and the feature will roll out to additional users in the future. Interested users can join a wait list for the feature here. 360 Sunset in Florida. AZWbnnT15S.

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

The Realtime Report

Social media played an enormous role in driving traffic and engagement: 66% of web traffic (to during the Games came from search; Facebook was the top referring traffic source after search. million social media followers across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare. London 2012 on Facebook, Twitter and Beyond. The organization counted 4.7 Many Ways to Engage.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? good backup is to remove the comments from say, the Facebook page and the note in the sidebar and in the comments every so often “the official channel&# for reporting issues and concerns. Shut the Page down, ban the commenter, suck up to them? How about a bitchy tweet on Twitter? Fight with them?

A 12 Word Social Media Policy


Simply putting “find me on Facebook” or “follow me on Twitter” badges on your website does not equate with health care social media.  Featured From the Trenches Implementation Risk and Social MediaContinuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. You heard that right.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.  A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour  howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Facebook has around 800 million members – why not spend an afternoon learning about Google Plus?

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification. percent), Facebook (28.8 Featured Industry Insider Social Learning Useful Data Download! To what extent do social media, mobile, and trends like massive open online courses factor in? Only 31.4

3 Blogger Monetisation Lessons from Facebook’s Branded Content Policy Update


So apparently the (Facebook blue) sky fell and then picked itself back up again, but not before everyone went completely bananas over yet another policy update. The more interesting thing to ponder is why does everyone go bananas?  It’s because anyone with an investment of time and content in a Facebook page is essentially on ‘rented’ space, and Facebook has all the control.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. You can!

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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.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Offer guest blogging opportunities, appoint social ambassadors, and provide website banners and badges to show support. Don’t hesitate to visit and review discussion boards, Facebook groups , blogs (like this one and others ), Twitter hashtags , and more to find the latest conversations, tips, and resources on #GivingTuesday. Cool Social Tools Featured Industry Insider Open Communit

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

popular tactic among publishers is forming partnerships to feature various link modules on each other’s sites. Widgets and badges. Utilizing various forms of widgets and badges is a tactic more often used by other types of businesses, but it is applicable to publishers too. When the PR team is pitching a corporate announcement or a new feature, package, etc.

Have You Been Social Selling All Along?

Convince & Convert

Many salespeople tend to think of social selling as an entirely new discipline: “I know how to sell in the real world, but now I need to learn how to sell on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.” Consider how you select which trade shows to attend before buying a badge. Facebook: A Friendlier Way to Nurture Leads. But the simple truth is that social selling isn’t new. Think again.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Collectibles buy an account and get special badges like the Pro badge above. Or Foursquare style reward badges – most retweeted, most linked. Someone tell Facebook too. Tags: Featured Monetization Online Communities Twitter revenue social media social networks ads Australia monetize Premium revenue streams sponsored user generated content 20 million?

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

WordPress Plugins for Facebook. Twitter Cards help your Tweets stand out in your followers’ timeline by adding images, a call to action or other features regular Tweets don’t have. Twitter Cards Meta takes care of the technical side of integrating the feature into your site. WordPress Plugins for Facebook. 3. Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox. PopUps.

How Video Can Replace Student Textbooks

Ari Herzog

This Feature Friday article is written by Charles Sipe. Salman Khan is currently using game mechanics to increase student engagement and motivation by awarding badges for specific accomplishments. Are you following me on Facebook ? Related articles you may enjoy: Feature Friday: Why Violating Copyrights on YouTube is Good. Features YoutubePhoto credit: dave.

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Social Media Updates: May


All the updates you need to know about for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin to grow your business and keep ahead of the curve! Facebook. Facebook Live! Facebook Live lets you broadcast whatever your smartphone can see for up to 90 minutes at a time. Its live Check out these 8 Best Practices for Facebook Live. Get early access to new feature.

Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More

Jason Yormark

Another great feature is Lanyrd’s ability to comb through your Twitter followers and suggest shows you might be interested in. All in all, it’s a great start and I would imagine their are many more features around the corner.  I’d love to see a more user friendly badge feature to give bloggers an easy way to implement dynamic content to their sites regarding their conference participation.  Also Facebook integration would be a plus. If you haven’t done so already, give Lanyrd a spin. Social Media Book Giveaway Contest Follow Up.

How to Unlock the Key to Instagram Engagement

Peg Fitzpatrick

Consider this shocking stat: 92% of all social engagement is happening on Instagram vs 7% on Facebook and 1% on Twitter based on the L2 Intelligence Report: Social Platforms 2017. Instagram is the new Facebook. The video also shows Tailwind’s bulk image upload and browser extension features being used to schedule 10 posts to Instagram in under a minute.  Click To Tweet.

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

Because this is clearly a direct assault on Facebook pages. Save the Children UK launched their nonprofit page and did a great job setting off their profile with moving photos (hmm, just like Facebook pages eh?). Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Some say it’s only for geeks and others say it’s a waste of time. How could we resist?

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Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices


Hashtags aren’t just for Twitter — they’re now a social media staple, and they work across platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. After all, multimedia features can provide visual or auditory impact that grabs attention on a full newsfeed. For more information on soliciting donations over social media, check out Qgiv’s guide to Facebook asks. 4. Badges. Show results.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Facebook. 11 Ways to Lose Your Job on Facebook ( This section is about social media and hiring — how about the opposite? This post explores YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Facebook.

12 Steps to Producing a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. 8. These videos are uploaded to Youtube and Facebook, and are embedded in the Content Pros blog post. Send a Thank You Note and a Badge. That show releases two new episodes per month. Sure it does.

How To Create a Presence on Google+


Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. For instance, an integration with Google Analytics seems like an inevitable feature when it comes to measuring the performance of your page. It is also possible to create a badge to place on your website. Create a page. 1. Pepsi.

4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

also remember when Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook were the only social media platforms that marketers really needed to pay attention to. Today, Of all the features on Twitter, the retweet may have been the most influential in driving early growth and long term success. Once upon a time, the number of connections you had on LinkedIn was a badge of honor. Themselves.

Social Media Updates: August


Facebook Updates. Messaging on Pages: Facebook introduced new ways for people and business Pages to connect including more ways for customers to send private messages to businesses and new tools for Page admins to manage and respond to messages: Sending private messages to Pages from local awareness ads, ONLY if the call-to-action button “Send Message” is featured.

Myspace Integrates Facebook


Tweet Until now, the integration between Myspace and Facebook has been limited. Myspace has got a brand new design and now enables their users to Connect with Facebook to transfer likes and interests. Some of the new features. You will be able to sync your Myspace account with Twitter and Youtube besides Facebook, so that your updates will automatically sync.

How to Produce a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. 8. Send a Thank You Note and a Badge The day the show goes live, our producer emails guests to let them know, and encourages them to share the episode. That show releases two new episodes per month.

Facebook Page Managing Updates for Admins

Saying It Social

Facebook Pages help brands, businesses, and public figures build a presence to connect with the people who like them on Facebook. Facebook has launched a redesigned Page Manager to make managing Pages easier and quicker. By clicking the feature links, you can quickly switch between different features for editing your Page. Page Help: Having trouble with your page?

BeKnown…on Facebook


Many out there are job hunting, and for some reason, many of us end up on Facebook during our online job searches. It may be attributed to the fact that Facebook is the greatest time suck when you’re supposed to be doing something else, but that’s another blog post. BeKnown allows users to tap into their Facebook friends for potential job opportunities in an organized manner.

Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

Convince & Convert

It’s been about 15 months since those crazy kids at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed their new disclosure guidelines to “protect the public&# from inappropriately cozy business relationships being companies and bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers and more. badges. The sliding scale is based on customization of badges, and API access. Probably you too.). link).

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How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile Facebook doesn’t make this easy. You would think that one of the first features Facebook would have added when the hype around creating Facebook Pages for business sprung up would have been a one (or two) click maneuver to easily post a link or a badge to your Facebook Page on your personal profile. Now, Facebook says, “No more profile boxes for you!&# Now you are set.


The Evolution of Digital Marketing

Convince & Convert

Resources we feature in Definitive may be: e-books videos recorded Webinars blog posts infographics, and more The format doesn’t matter. The overwhelming majority of newsletters (like our previous effort) feature curation based on time (here’s what you need to know today/this week). Who picks the resources that are featured for each topic? The Definitive FAQ 1.

7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters

Writtent Blog

Other features include: Unlimited image hosting (exceeds market standard). Full featured API. While this email client does not offer any image hosting or a drag-and-drop editing feature, the WYSIWYG editor is an excellent tool and includes 150 templates to start with. Other features include: Spam Assassin spam checker program. Mailchimp. Spam checker. Autoresponder.

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from

Social Media Citizens

Over the past 8 years I’ve moved from moderation and moderator management through customer support and community management and then into social media, content and community management within the marketing industry. I’m currently Community Manager for Yell, overseeing the UGC and interactive elements of, such as the Reviews section which we launched in October last year. G: What platforms are you most active on? H: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for personal use, but they also feature heavily in my working life too.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads


Ten *Real* Ways to Get More Facebook Likes. By Marcus Taylor This may be the bazillionth blog post written on the topic of how to get more Facebook likes. Facebook Revamps Location-Sharing Feature in Places. Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 10 ways to use psychology to lure web customers.