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    [Blog] Dear Mr. President Barack Obama, see what had happen was… Explanation of my Black In America 4 rant about money in my pocket
    With that being said I believe the question and/or comment I was asked was about how do I feel right now, and/or what do I say to people why the NewME Accelerator is needed etc. I can’t remember if I was asked directly about President Barack Obama but I do know some of the blog comments and conversations I read or was told was about how some people were saying race doesn’t matter in Silicon Valley, and in 2011 we have a black President and we should fine, etc. Tomorrow is the big day. Let me explain the “CONTEXT” of the situation. Play the game to be successful.
    [Blog] Facebook Introduces Location Service: Places
    Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « For Companies: 10 Questions to ask yourself before entering social media Facebook Goes Live with New Video Channel » Facebook Introduces Location Service: Places Posted by Anne Herngaard Aug 19th, 2010 Tweet Geolocation has been buzzing for some time now – especially with the location based services Foursquare and Gowalla. Now Facebook is following their footsteps and introduces their own location service called ’Places’. But no one really knows how long it will take. How does Places work?
    [Blog] Get Open Community on Audible
    The conversations around Open Community will continue all year on the SocialFishing blog. See recent blog posts related to Open Community. ( photo credit ). Love audiobooks? Open Community is now on Audible! We have FIVE DOWNLOAD CODES AVAILABLE  - all you need to do is drop us a comment below. 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? In what way? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g. Why or why not? HINT: Maybe this book will help.
    [Blog] Social marketing - Brand Ripples That Expose Your Weakness
    Do people struggle to know what to blog about? Social marketing are like brand ripples, lapping up to the potential consumers shore. The shore may be their laptop, their mobile, their inbox. However I have been reading Choosing Yourself by James Altucher and in a personal development context he says. And it reminded me that your social media, your content marketing strategy will only be as powerful as the business or brand itself. Many brands use social media as an plaster to cover up the scars of not truly being customer-centric. You need someone to buy them. Related articles.
    [Blog] Guest Post Guidelines (Update for 2014)
    ’13), ConverStations has become the blog and voice of SmallBizTracks ( FAQ ). It is  a requirement to have a bio to plug at the bottom  that includes your page on at least one of the following (best case: all) – Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or your blog.  I’d prefer to start with your sending the piece and I’ll post. A couple of years ago, I offered to start publishing “guest posts” with guidelines. This is a new set of guidelines (though there may be similarities) for 2014. ’12; launch, cir Nov. give them a boost in building their presence.
    [Blog] Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…
    And yet the highest value interactions I’m having in terms of in-depth knowledge sharing and information which provides direct results for me comes from a couple of small subgroups on each, and a couple of far, far smaller forums, dedicated to relevant topics such as SEO, or Blogging. I made a note to respond to a recent post by David Cushman , in which he talks about the value formula applied to cities by a theoretical physicist, and applies it to social networks and particularly Google +. The money quote is: “…it can be understood by a single magic number: 1.15.
    [Blog] Twitter Hashtags 101
    You can find out more on my blog What’s A Hashtag on Twitter. If you’ve been using Twitter a while you will have come across the hashtag. That’s when you add ‘#’ in front of a word or acronym to create a clickable link. The hashtag groups tweets together on a particular subject into one place. When you click on the link you will see all the latest tweets containing that hashtag filtering out all of the other tweets. This makes it easy to find tweets on specific topics quickly. to add context or irony to a message: #fail and #justsayin being examples of this.
    [Blog] The Best Five Social Media Websites For Meaningful Comments
    Images are being shared and people are starting to comment, and the comments accumulate like a Facebook or blog set of comments. When it comes to meaningful comments, and deep discussions, forget Facebook and Twitter. If anything, they can flood you with banal comments that take a lot of time yet deliver little in results. If you do go the Facebook and Twitter route, you need to maintain a lot of control over what you do and don’t become involved in. There are other sites where comments reach a more meaningful level, and often lead to much deeper conversations.
    [Blog] Do Your Page Titles Make Your Content Redundant?
    Consider the following: A user types a question into a search engine, let’s say they want to know “are keywords still important to SEO”   If your blog post is near the top in the search results, and the title is “Keywords Are Still The Backbone Of SEO” – their question has been answered, no need to dig further. One popular type of content is that which answers questions. Is that good or bad? In my opinion, it’s not the best way to craft a title, and it could effectively make your content redundant before a word is read. How so you ask?
    [Blog] Does Your Website Label You A Jack Of All Trades – And Master Of None?
    You can link sites in a number of ways – a blog can make a good tool for pooled resources. Does your website promote every service that you offer? It may seem like a good idea, yet that very concept could be harming your business. Peter Lawlor has an article on Copyblogger that discusses this issue, and much of what he says makes sense. If you do cover a wide area in your niche, it can be hard to adequately cover them all properly on webpage. Your front page is the dress window of your business. What is needed is a careful balance that gives you a professional edge.
    [Blog] SEO For Ecommerce Websites
    Are eCommerce websites any different to a standard website or blog when it comes to SEO? You would think that a website was a website and that SEO is similar across the board. In essence, SEO is similar, however, different types of websites do need to concentrate on different areas of SEO. Ecommerce websites often include content that isn’t permanent, for example, product descriptions – these are often removed once the site discontinues that product. You need to protect that list, and to constantly monitor those keywords in search results.
    [Blog] Google Gives Local Search A Boost
    If you publish content regularly, for example, on a blog, then combination of fresh content and improved local results could help drive your pages closer to the top of page one. Google made 40 changes to it’s search functions during February. record for Google apparently, even if many of the changes are very subtle ones. Of interest to many small business owners will be the changes made to local search. This is one area that Google has worked hard to improve, and for many small business, the results have been very encouraging. So what changes have Google made to local search?
    [Blog] Why have we become social sheep?
    While there are still meaningful conversations and thoughts to be had, it is more difficult to see them in streams of information flooded with retweets, blog posts and event and other hashtags merely rehashing the verbatim of the speaker de jour. If you are going to blog about it, give some insight as to how it inspired you and if you Tweet it or share on Facebook, give some context as to why it’s important.  On the other hand, if you disagree with something that you heard at an event, read on a blog or saw Tweeted, make your case. How can it apply to you or your business?
    [Blog] Using Stock Images?
    To sum it up: You’re going to have to use stock images a lot of the time, especially if you are blogging daily and using the photos that go along with the story, it’s just reality. Original post can be found on Wikimotive’s blog. Do you currently use any stock photos or imagery on any of your sites? For most companies, it’s a hard thing to avoid. The reality is that you’re going to need images, and you’re not always going to have the time or the money to hire a professional photographer or designer to create them for you. Featured
    [Blog] Is Social Media Forcing Retirement? | Spin Sucks
    definitely most a gross generalization in the blog post, but you’re in the minority. 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. You can guess where that audience typically lies…50+ white men. Imagine she tells them the way they’ve always pushed sales out to their audiences no longer works.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Blog] The Beginners Guide To Market on Social Media In A Genuine Way
    That can be a link to your website, blog, sales page, newsletter sign up or product page. 20% informing people about products, services and blog posts. As well as being insanely useful, this is the stuff that requires real action from your followers and leads to a conversion: visiting your website, signing up to your e-book, buying your products or services, and reading your blog. Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared on Buffer blog. You’ve probably heard that it’s not very effective to hard sell on social media. Constantly Stumped. link]”.
    [Blog] 5 Killer Apps to Take Your Facebook Page to the Next Level
    Home | About OSM | Why Social Media | Services | Client Speak | Blog | Contact Copyright © 2010 onesocialmedia, All Rights Reserved Start a chat | CMS Login « Social Media Success Story: Domino’s Pizza (UK) Boosts Sales through Facebook and Foursquare 3 Social Media Myths You Should Be Careful Of » 5 Killer Apps to Take Your Facebook Page to the Next Level Go from plain vanilla to a triple-layer sundae! Ok, let’s talk Facebook. Your clients are clamoring for their share of Facebook bliss, or perhaps it’s you who’s eyeing it hoping to cash in on some of its magic.
    [Blog] Is attention all its cracked up to be?
    And do you know why I include pictures in my blogs? I’m reading Seducing the Subconscious by Robert Heath. It’s an interesting book, which looks at the argument that attention is what makes advertising successful and suggests that low levels of attention are actually better for advertising as opposed to focused attention. From what I’ve read so far, as well as my own experiences, I’m inclined to agree with the author. I’ve never had much faith in advertising, mainly because so much of it is so inane and kooky that I wonder how anyone can take it seriously.
    [Blog] The Verizon iPhone announcement better happen on 1.11.11 or all heck is going to break lose.
    Just do a Google Blog Search for “ verizon iphone &# and I’m sure between all the tech blogs and the AT&T users who want to switch to Verizon or the Verizon users who want the iPhone everyone is saying finally or will they? As I’ve been in the technology space for over 12 years one thing I’m tired of is all of the technology rumors. One of the most hyped rumors of all time is when or if Verizon will start selling the iPhone. Come Tuesday, January 11, 11:00 A.M. also known as 1.11.11. Verizon is to make an announcement in New York. So it seems.
    [Blog] Social Media’s Reality Distortion Field
    Consider how fundamental social media doctrines like “conversation,” “community,” “listening” and “engagement” — once so fresh and empowering – are currently practiced: Conversation = Automated feedback requests, and corporate blogs and Facebook pages that read like press releases. Jay Pinkert is a principal with Shatterbox , a marketing and communications consultancy that helps professional firms distinguish their brand and win clients through content-driven programs and niche development. And hence, a conversation is born.”. User-generated or not, yelling is yelling.
    Share this on Reddit Tagged as: Blogs , Business , Facebook , Jay Baer , Juli Barcelona , Justin Brackett , LinkedIn , Marketing Plan , Myrland Marketing Moment , Twitter { 8 comments… read them below or add one } Mark C. Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense THESE ARE JUST TOOLS by Nancy Myrland on September 24, 2010 ????This This is the Myrland Marketing Moment I shared yesterday: Myrland Marketing Moment: You know these are just tools we’re using, right?
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Create Great Branded Content
    Originally posted on the Likeable blog. Today in social media, content is key. With the number of brands on social media sites growing every day, it is becoming increasingly important for brands to capture the consumers’ attention and find ways to stand out among the vast amount of other content on the news feed. Here, we’ll take a look at 3 brands that are killing it when it comes to branded content. Get creative with product placement. During the campaign, Oreo posted a new image on its  Facebook page  each day that featured the product in a light-hearted, fun, and eye-catching way.
    [Blog] The 5 Reasons Most Companies Aren’t Measuring Social Media
    ————– This is the seventh in a 7-week blog post series covering themes included in The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social - my new book with Amber Naslund , ( available at Amazon now in hard-cover and Kindle ). We hate math. Our abhorrence for calculation enables us to mutually agree on statistically dubious metrics with nary a shrug or arched eyebrow. Nielsen ratings have a direct impact on hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. That’s not math; that’s folly. friends). Probably not. One equals one.
    [Blog] Web 2.0 and Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) " Learning Matters!
    Onto the good stuff… I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute at the e-Learning Guild in two different forums this week: Tony Karrer , hoodwinked Brent Schelenker , Steven Downes and yours truly to talk about Web 2.0 (and a bit of 3D) meets Corporate Learning — or if that is not what it was he wanted us to talk about it is certainly where it went. I’ve known Tony for a while… and I am a big fan of both Steven and Brent’s via daily reading of their Blogs. About this Blog. TED Blog. Blog at Matters! Web 2.0
    [Blog] Get Optimized: How-To Tap into your Local Community with Google Places
    This means you need to use other sites (social networks, blogs) and any other source to link back to your website. Read more Articles like this one on our blog. Times have most certainly changed. Gone are the days of searching a phone book or yellow pages to find a local restaurant or business, technology has replaced the need for paper location searches with search engines that have upped their ante through adding local searches. Why is your Business not easily Found on Google? It is most likely that you have not added your business to Google Places. What is Google Places?
    [Blog] The Democracy of Metallica
    Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. Go figure.
    [Blog] One Billion Users On Facebook Monthly
    Original article about  Facebook’s milestone posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Facebook Hits A Billion Monthly Users. Facebook has hit another incredible milestones yesterday; the social network now has over a billion active monthly users. Did you read that right? That’s a BILLION with a B. Every single month. Marketing using Facebook can potentially reach more people than any other media outlet ever. If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. It’s because you’re lazy…and maybe a little afraid.
    [Blog] Is Your Executive on Twitter?
    in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 3237 Blog Book Reviews Entrepreneur Featured Geek Break Headline Lead Story Letters from Iraq Military Social Media Technology Notice : get_links is deprecated since version 2.1! Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Is Your Executive on Twitter? I got a message today about a website that shows the Tweets from some of the executives of the largest companies in America. ExecTweet has tapped the Twitter API to give you a peak into what corporate America is doing. What is ExecTweets?
    [Blog] Koka Sexton dot Com
    in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 3237 Blog Book Reviews Entrepreneur Featured Geek Break Headline Lead Story Letters from Iraq Military Social Media Technology Notice : get_links is deprecated since version 2.1! Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Is Your Executive on Twitter? I got a message today about a website that shows the Tweets from some of the executives of the largest companies in America. ExecTweet has tapped the Twitter API to give you a peak into what corporate America is doing. What is ExecTweets?
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Blog] Are You Throwing Money Down the Drain by Ignoring Little Data?
    billion Google results for the search term “What is big data,” and 112 million blog posts discussing big data. I live in on the 5th floor of an 83-year-old, mid-rise condominium building which is heated by the old fashioned radiator steam heat and cooled by individual window A/C units. And I have two cats, for whom I shop online for cat food, supplements, and kitty litter. ” So what the heck is going on? have to wonder, especially with all the focus on “Big Data” in 2012. Are companies focusing so much on Big Data that they are ignoring Little Data?  image: OhKyleL ].
    [Blog] Do not encourage negativity (4th extract from my upcoming new eBook)
    Looking for tips to attract quality traffic to your blog? Check out The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips. Many of you have asked if I would be wiling to share more extracts from my upcoming new eBook. You know me, I do not like to make people wait. ;-) I am quite pleased with the way chapter 19 looks in its third draft. hope you will enjoy it. As always, feel free to share your feedback in the comment section. Golden Rule #19: Do Not Encourage Negativity Did you watch the 2012 Summer Olympics? Do not read that statement as a judgment on my part.
    [Blog] Are you ready to be a member of the 5th estate?
    In the book, DC’s blogging guru takes a philosophical look at the new realm of media that we are in now and offers reasons and best practices for brands looking to get into the game. I read a lot of books and to be honest most of the social media tombs rehash the same info over and over again. I am glad to say that when I read Geoff Livingston ‘s Welcome to the Fifth Estate, this was not the case. Below is my full review: This post contains video, click here if you are having trouble viewing. The big question here is are you ready to join the 5th Estate?
    [Blog] Tweetdeck to Facebook: See Ya Later!
    But that’s not all that Tweetdeck recently announced on its blog. Tweetdeck is dropping Facebook like a hot potato. beautiful relationship has come to an end. They’re also dropping some of their own apps, including Tweetdeck AIR, Tweetdeck for Android, and Tweetdeck for iPhone. That means they are going fully web-based. Of course, Tweetdeck’s web-based platform has been increasing in popularity. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices. Social Media facebook Tweetdeck
    [Blog] Google+ Adds Ripples
    Let’s say, for instance, that you share a post from your blog. Have you ever wondered where your social media posts went after you shared them? Whether you were on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or somewhere else? Well, Google+ is making that possible. It’s really a recycled idea from the Wonder Wheel. Remember that Google product? Not many people used it, but some people did. It essentially allowed you to search for a keyword then see what related keywords return in their SERPs. Then you can look at related keywords to that keyword, etc. Here’s an example.
    [Blog] How To Get Instant Credibility
    By writing a book on your topic and offering it for sale on your blog or website, you tell your prospects and your customers that you are a person who knows your business. If you are a small business owner and trying to pave a path to your door for your customers to follow in getting to know you better and do business with you, then the one thing you should prioritize above everything else is writing a book. That’s right. Writing and publishing a book will give you instant credibility. Here’s why. When people hold something tangible in their hands, they know it’s real.
    [Blog] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Atlassian’s Confluence
    The core of Confluence feels (and is) very much a wiki and they stayed true to that and with the 400+ add-ons you can really make Confluence do anything you need it to do.  A simple way to think about it is a bit like WordPress which at it’s core is a content management and blogging platform that can also be used to build entire websites on. On Friday’s I’ll be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes aspects from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. Integration capabilities. Support. Pricing.
    [Blog] Content Syndication vs. Content Distribution
    Below is a quick synopsis of the difference between the two and the ways they are best used for channel vendors to push content for and to their partners. Syndication Web content syndication is an automated flow of content from one source to infinite locations that allows the initial content creator complete control all versions. It allows a vendor to create a centralized hub or content repository where they can arrange marketing content about products, solutions and other promotions. The content is able to be automatically updated on partner websites without any action from the partner.
    [Blog] See What You Missed “While You Were Away” With Twitter iOS App
    After talk about the newest update to the Twitter iOS app, Paul Rosania announced yesterday on the Twitter blog that the newest feature has launched. “While You Were Away” is a feature on the home timeline which will show users tweets they may have missed in the time they were not using the app. Rosania says, “Our goal is to help you keep up – or catch up – with your world, no matter how much time you spend on Twitter. ”  Having only launched on iOS as of now, the feature will be coming to Android and soon. Image from
    [Blog] Marketing Benefits of Running a Social Business
    You can tell these accounts as generally all they contain are updates generated by the feed from their news page or if they have one, their blog. For more tips, check out our blog! Whats missing here is the social element to marketing your business online. And as a result of all of this, we are in a much better place to satisfy our customer requirements. We are there when we hear things going wrong and are able to fix them, faster. We can use our contacts to put them in touch with the relevant people. January 23, 2010 Comments January 23, 2010 Christie Jarvis @Christie Jarvis Yes!
    [Blog] How a 30 Minute Reject Post Brings Me Hundreds of Subscribers a Week
    This guest post is written by the Blog Tyrant. Three weeks ago I wrote a guest post for a large blog that got rejected on the grounds that it contained ideas that had already been discussed at the blog. Ever since I first thought about selling a blog I knew that I had to grow my email subscriber list. I’ve talked about it in my post on how to blog and I’ve talked about here on my Problogger guest posts. In order to grow my readership, though, I knew I had to write exciting and relevant guest posts about themes that are closely tied to my blog.
    [Blog] Where Most Got Social Business All Wrong, Including Me
    Tom Foremski , publisher of tech blog Silicon Valley Watcher has said for several years now that “every company is a media company.” You can find him on Twitter or writing in his social business blog. Regardless of how you define social business; it’s hard to argue that organizations today must change if they want to stay relevant and competitive. have seen business change and lived through many of its ups and downs for many years. In the book, I plead the case that all business, large and small, must evolve into a social business just for the sake of being a social business.
  • TWITIP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [Blog] Do's and Don'ts of Twitter Contests — The Moonfruits and the non
    December 18, 2009 Jenni I completely agree with #3. I’ve seen Twitter contests that direct you to a link, which asks that you retweet, follow, blog, comment, etc. Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Leo Zheng Do’s and Don’ts of Twitter Contests — The Moonfruits and the non 6 Twitter contests can be a great way of getting you or your brand noticed in the Twittersphere. How many more followers have they gotten? count 5. Not 5000. Not 500.
    [Blog] TRENDRR.TV Initial Review and Thoughts
    Take the case study of the Weather Channel – while it’s not particularly detailed (giving you just the main points) there is more wealth of information if you use triangulation and read the TRENDRR blog, here. from the blog post: The Classifier. In this stormy weekend, as Hurricane Irene heads up the eastern seaboard, I’m sitting in an internet cafe, at 100% humidity , with TRENDRR.TV Looking at TRENDRR.TV, I’m presented with what appears to be a Leader-board of what is currently airing or has recently aired on cable and network television. TRENDRR.TV
    [Blog] Video: How McDonalds Turned It Around
    This thought comes from Scott Gould 's thinking blog for thinking people. If you can’t see the video above, click here. recently found – a site full of interviews with executives from organisations and brands you know, and some you don’t. It takes a bit of time to go through, and you have to sign up to see the full length videos, but it is worthwhile. You’ve probably seen McDonalds brand transformation over the last 5 years, both in their stores and in their branding – in fact, you probably can’t miss it. Note that you will have to.
    [Blog] Small Business Saturday - It's More Than Business
    According to the Small Business Administration, 68% of every dollar spent with local businesses stays in your community - being returned in the form of taxes, payroll, and other expenditures.  Of course, if you are a regular reader of this blog, you are likely a small business owner or employed by one, so you already knew this.  . Small Business Saturday is an initiative sponsored by American Express Open to create more awareness of the small businesses that play a vital role in keeping our local communities economically sound.  . How important are small businesses to your local economy?
    [Blog] Cutting Through Content Clutter with One Social Thing
    Besieged by blog posts, articles, and columns about social media and content marketing? Last week, I wrote about our new blog and editorial calendar, coming soon to this very space. have a solution. Today, news of our brand-new email service… One Social Thing. ). One Social Thing takes content curation to its logical conclusion. The Convince & Convert team (with help from you, read on!) figures out the single most important and interesting content about social media and content marketing, and sends it to you at the end of every day.
    [Blog] Conversations? Now They’re Just Sound Bites
    It’s the purist in us that longs for those not so long ago days when we used to talk face to face, use Twitter the “right way&# , comment on blogs, and read newspapers…:). When you get a chance go read Jay Baer’s post titled, Is social  conversation a myth ? It’s a quick read, well worth it, and got me thinking. You know what’s cool in a weird, sorta, karma like way? Sometimes in the social media bubble, there’s  a confluence of thoughts on the same topic at the same time. This is one of those moments. Or the lack thereof. Joe Jaffe is right.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
    [Blog] Only Communicate Things That Are Interesting To Members
    You might want to communicate that the site has changed, or the navigation is simpler, or members can now create their own blog posts, or an array of tweaks and changes you have made to the platform. The problem is this; members don't care about the platform.    They care if it's broken. They care if it's difficult to use. They care if they can't instantly find what they're looking for. They care if their private details are being mishandled.    But they really don't care about the platform. The platform should be transparent. 
    [Blog] Fourth of July @ Your Own Pace
    Is it a longer format like blogs, are you a 140 character diva or perhaps your world is visual? In my adopted home town of Atlanta, Happy Fourth of July begins with people waking before dawn. Well.not so much for me or Max but for many of my friends who run, jog, walk and sometimes skip (well someone must skip!) down Main Street in Atlanta to participate in the Peachtree Road Race. For the awe inspiring 88 year old Betty Lindberg  this year marks her 24th Peachtree Road Race. Toss of a pink boa to you Betty! People find their own pace. . People find their own pace. .
    [Blog] Social Media Kindness: The New "Little Black Dress"
    Experiences I would never had if it were not for Diva Marketing, blogging and of course social media. This week I had the amazing opportunities to particiapte in two "taking online offline" experiences. Friendships I would not have made if I had not take a risk. I  joined BBF  Lynn Epstein as part of  Everywhere's , a social media marketing firm, ongoing Wise Women series where women share their stories with the Everywhere staff. The other was at digital agency  Engauge  where I was part of a blogger influencer discussion with about 10 other women.  . Skip over and take a look. be kind.
    [Blog] Why Social Media Isn't Dying
    have all given life to what most of us who read this blog are passionate about and make a living off of. The original post set off a flurry of debate — through comments on our blog and even more comments on our Facebook page. 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. What Would Juvenal Tweet?
    [Blog] Kids Don't Hate Twitter Anymore! [Chart]
    Is this taken from a survey? I do know a lot of younger people that are starting to use Twitter especially if they are blogging. The young people I know that don't have a blog are still on FaceBook. blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World’s Leading News Reader? pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Kids Don’t Hate Twitter Anymore! Chart] by Pam Dyer on February 16, 2010 Share Remember last year’s obsession about kids hating Twitter ? source).
    [Blog] Don’t limit your view of earned media
    The action can be a like, comment, share, tweet, retweet, comment, review, blog post, video, news story, use of a hashtag or mention to a friend. Any action taken by a consumer of your paid media is earned media. That consumer can be a viewer, listener, reader or visitor anywhere on the web. where your paid message is accessible, and from any device that allows them to access that message. It can be a Facebook or LinkedIn status update or an image shared on Instagram. Earned media is getting a lot more attention these days, and rightly so. And that gives it a lot more power.
    [Blog] Who is the Social Customer?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Who is the Social Customer? blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. But, what exactly is a social customer and what do brands need to know about interacting with her?  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    [Blog] Article Marketing: Get More Web Exposure For Free
    These days, having a website or blog is probably your most important marketing tool but that doesn’t mean the right people will see it. source of pre-written articles where others can find content to publish on their own websites, blogs and newsletters on any given subject. This is an area where you can tell readers who you are, what your business is, and leave those all important links back to your website, blog or other chosen resource such as an e-book or white paper. Submitting articles to an internet article directory is one way to achieve that.
    [Blog] Dear Seth Godin
    Every so often, the online discourse about why you don't have comments on your blog pops up (it actually happened while we were having lunch during The Art of Marketing!). Before blogging, I'd sit around twiddling my thumbs waiting for your next book. blog comment. Dear Seth, It was great to see you this week at The Art of Marketing event in Chicago. At the time, you were giving a speech at one of the early Internet conferences (it could have been Internet World or a Jupiter Advertising Forum event in New York City, I can't remember). Thank you, Seth. austin kleon. squidoo.
    [Blog] Facebook Marketing Goals: The Safe Approach
    You can post links to your blog, pictures from the office, industry news, congratulations to employees, customer testimonials, etc. Those who want to get a feel for your company will be able to find it in searches for your name on Google or Bing as well as by clicking on the link that you post on your website and blog. It’s an excellent approach if you have a matching blog with tips and best practices. Setting goals on Facebook is extremely important. If you don’t know where you want to go, you won’t be able to get there very easily. Goal: PR-Only.
    [Blog] W00t! HUGE Congrats to NTEN, recipients of a $1.1m grant from Google
    According to the accompanying blog post (which includes reactions from some NTEN members), Executive Director Holly Ross says: From our point of view, this is not just an investment in NTEN, it’s an investment in our entire sector. If you haven’t heard yet, check out this amazing news from our friends at NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network:   NTEN Receives $1.1 With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends.
    [Blog] Things to Do While the Boss is On Vacation
    Related Stories The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!) By Eleanor Pierce I don’t know if y’all heard, but the boss is on vacation right now. Like, a real-live, bona-fide vacation. The kind where she swears up and down in advance that she won’t be checking email while she’s away. I’m writing this in advance, so I can’t yet tell you whether Gini Dietrich is being successful in refraining from checking in on us. think she will. And I know she deserves the time off—after all, she puts up with The Petro allllll year long. Oh, did I mention that Laura is also on vacation?
    [Blog] Keep What Works
    Related Stories Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog? The savings in the SmallBizTracks  belief of improvements-by-component workflow is threefold. Time, Savings, Worry. By dividing projects into smaller segments, we can implement faster, measure what’s working, shelf what isn’t working, begin the next project. I’ve seen small businesses agree to big-dollar projects – especially web-based projects. The longer the project takes, they more they worry. If something doesn’t work, more money is needed. Frustration. measure how it works.
    [Blog] BuzzSumo, Quartz Briefs and a Love of Cauliflower – Friday Flutterings
    Great for fiction or non-fiction, long-form or blogging. BuzzSumo has become a great research tool for content, influencers, and where things are getting shared. Screen shots hint at the potential for a Search Once and Subscribe practice coming soon. … One of the quickest news blitz reads is the Quartz Daily Briefs  - know a little about a lot and be able to always have talking points for your day. … Whatever happened to Dakota Moon ? Good sound. I can listen to them a lot, but only two albums? I’ve got both of them. Here’s one of my favorite singles ( My Song ).
    [Blog] 5 Reasons Pinterest is Addicting and 4 Weaknesses That May Kill it
    post originally published on the Monetate blog ). Like Google searches for M.I.A. after her Super Bowl middle finger salute, the growth of Pinterest is positively ferocious. A 329 percent increase in unique visitors in 90 days is the kind of rocket ship acceleration that is usually far more myth than reality, even in social media start-up circles. Why this newfound obsession with Pinterest? What’s fueling this rocket? There are actually several factors and features that have made Pinterest on par with Twitter as a traffic driver (according to a Shareaholic study ). 1. Passion Pit.
    [Blog] Understanding Facebook’s Master Plan – Part I
    To try to fit this into a single blog post is too aggressive. It is becoming crystal clear to anyone who is watching that Facebook has a goal. It sounds more ominous than it really is as the intentions are really geared around profit and power, but Facebook’s goal is to rule the online (and parts of the offline) world. If you don’t see that, you’re either not paying attention or you’ve been brainwashed by pokes and CityVille. Let’s take a look at all of the circumstantial evidence and see if you draw the same conclusion. Connecting Everything and Everyone.
    [Blog] How to Use Social Media When Customers Aren’t that Into You
    Use your blog, website, and social networks to provide answers to the most common questions. Guest post by Debra Ellis , founder of Wilson & Ellis Consulting. Every marketer should ask, “How do conversations increase sales and improve service for our company?&# The answer may not come easy because there is a major roadblock preventing companies from creating highly engaged communities. Their customers don’t want to talk to them. People want to complete their business transactions with minimal effort. Conversations require effort. Sometimes, they require a lot of it.
    [Blog] Tailoring Public Relations
    In fact, my friend Harrison Kratz recently wrote a post on this blog about the very topic of fundamentals in public relations. Last week I went to visit the team at P. Johnson Tailors to pick up a jacket they were making for me. Surrounded by the books, tools and fabrics that demonstrated centuries of skill and craft that form the foundation of the tailoring profession, I couldn’t help but think a little about the current rate of change in the field of PR and communication. There are similarities and differences between the professions, and in comparison, the PR profession feels young.
    [Blog] Gin and Topics: Are Star Wars Toys Worth Dying Over?
    If you’re one of those who leaves comments on blogs because they’re not searchable, think again. I swear Mother Nature is punishing me. My mom called last night to say they’re getting snow in Utah. My sister-in-law called to say they’re getting snow in Southern Missouri. The east coast got snow last weekend. Denver is getting snow. live in the Northern arctic. WHERE IS MY SNOW?!? Mother Nature, I’m sorry! Whatever I did, I’m sorry! realize that has nothing to do with Gin and Topics. And now Gin and Topics. 5. Google to Index Facebook Comments.
    [Blog] Social Media for Sales
    For more information on essential tactics for social media use by sales pros, see my recent guest post on the Your Sales Management Guru blog. One of the challenges in measuring the ROI of social media marketing is that the use of social networking and social sharing tools isn’t confined to the marketing group. Social media is being used in multiple functions across the enterprise, from product development (e.g. In terms of revenue generation, the effective use of social media by both sales and marketing teams is critical. Share this on Bebo. Share this on Digg this!
    [Blog] Social Media Specialists in SMBs: to hire or not to hire
    Everything goes well until you tweet some news, inform about your company or products, like and share blog posts etc. My friend and colleague wrote on his blog how a perfect marketing department team should look like in a SMB. This is a Guest Post by Janek Makulec. Now we all hear really a lot about social media. The thing is that people who don’t have a clue about social media – they hear it too, but they lack a good explanation. All I’m saying is that they might turn out very risky. In other words – until your social media channels aren’t really social.
    [Blog] Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software
    Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The truth is, many marketing professionals do not know what this software can do, much less what specific companies’ versions can do. And the software companies themselves make it worse by not being specific about their capabilities and areas of focus. ” .
    [Blog] Nokia’s App Social, Solving The Mobile App Discovery Problem
    As we wrap up 2013, it’s time for tech blogs to publish their top apps articles. I’m sure after Christmas when everyone has unwrapped their new smartphone the big question will be, “What is your favorite app?” or What is the best app for preving docs”, or “editing photos”. Apps rule the mobile world and it’s getting more difficult by the week to discover new apps. Those are common questions online and offline, and it’s not getting easier. Yes, with millions of apps resting in app stores, there’s a big discovery problem. Enter Nokia with a solution. link]. ?[link]. link]. link].
    [Blog] Why Facebook Timeline Ads Suck
    When the economy went south, he turned to Social Media to feed and clothe himself.  In his free time, he does … well … social media … and publishes the blog  Extremely Average. Guest post by Brian Meeks. I was going to write a post on Pinterest, which has piqued my interest. Yes, the rhyme was intentional… and brilliant. Well maybe not brilliant, per se, but better than being attacked by an ill tempered gorilla. like to set the bar low, sometimes burying it. ” They are all over my Timeline. will not! In fact, I’m certain of it. She is gone forever. . wish them ill.
    [Blog] Google Give PR Pros a Holiday Gift
    ” The official Google search blog. According to SearchMetrics, the winners in this new search landscape will be news sites or blogs, broadcast sites, and video portals. Are you using your blog to best effect? In the summer of 2010 Google completed the Caffeine update, which allowed them to rapidly index fresh content across the web. This week Google announced that they had done another major update based on freshness of content to cope with the burgeoning amount of social content available online. Why is this such a gift to PR? Trending hot topics.
    [Blog] Eating, drinking & watching
    Blog post happening on that soon. This week I feel like writing a bit more than usual. Sometimes I just post a few pics and don’t have much to say than “I’ve done this”… other times I babble on. This week, I’m babbling. Like a brook. (by the way, links open in a new window). Mostly Doing. We went to the launch of Cabana , a new Brazilian BBQ restaurant in the Trinity in Leeds. The food was REALLY good, so impressed. Rosie is fab with colour and I love seeing Anthony, he’s a man in demand and very busy now until Christmas. Love this girl. Not fun.
    [Blog] Find Great Apps for Your Nokia Lumia Phone with AppSocial
    Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. One of the things I find is missing about mobile app stores is the ability to find suggestions from people you know and trust. Sure, an app may have 1,000 reviews, but you don’t know who these people are. For example, I’m more likely to trust a review about a social media app from someone who is a social media professional vs. an average user. This is where AppSocial by Nokia comes in. AppSocial is exclusively for Nokia Lumia users on the Windows 8 platform.
    [Blog] Three ways Facebook’s $2bn move into virtual reality will drive growth
    Although a surprise, Facebook’s $2bn acquisition should be seen in the context of its $19bn purchase of Whatsapp, another key part of the social network’s growth plans, as discussed on our blog last month. VR was seen as mainly an upcoming growth driver for the gaming sector until now, as detailed in our last blog post. Facebook agreed the acquisition of virtual reality (VR) firm Oculus VR for approximately $2bn on Tuesday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg claiming it could become “the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate”.
    [Blog] Social Media Citizens Map
    Advertisement blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry Interview with Social Media Citizen: David Siteman Garland Next Entry Interview with Social Media Citizen: Nick Baggott SMC QUOTE “.As Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Social Media Citizens Map October 6th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I bet that you have already seen a few versions of these social media maps. You can find the commercial copy of this particular map at Valid XHTML 1.0
    [Blog] A Simplified Guide for Naming Business Products
    If you’re a small company who sells information products to your blog audience, you can probably get away with finding a perfect name and registering the domain yourself. – Author Bio : Susan Finch is a freelance writer with a passion for travel and helping small businesses find their online voice through content marketing, blogging and beyond. Written by Susan Finch Entrepreneur reported a professional naming firm charges up to $80,000 to develop a name. It’s also possible to get a basic service for $50. But it can also pigeonhole you into one product or service.
    [Blog] Harvey Nichols Chocolates – a perfect present
    Finally, my love of blogging has paid off, I’ve been asked to taste chocolate… every sweet tooth’s dream  ;-). When I received some Harvey Nichols Chocolates to review, I thought all my Christmases had come at once! What’s in the box of Harvey Nichols Chocolates? Is your mouth watering yet? I set about the very hard task of actually tasting the chocolates. They were awful. Ha… I’m obviously jesting, they were just gorgeous! I don’t often taste English Violets, so that was my first choice. It was a lovely subtle flavour.
    [Blog] Influence and Empire Avenue
    TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious? blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners
    [Blog] I Can't Believe It's Not Haggis! - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs I Can’t Believe It’s Not Haggis! subscribe to danny subscribe by rss or network search this blog Lijit Search This Blog is Powered By Reader favourites Audi and the Super Bowl Social Media Shit Storm An Invite to Pimp Your Blog Are You Abusing Your Social Media Voice? Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? hey its great!! link] [.]
    [Blog] Fashion’s Love Affair with Social Media
    Social Media is a great place to show people what your business has to offer and to build brand awareness and direct fan engagement, but not sell the brand.Levi’s are one of the first fashion brand’s to use instagram, showcasing “levisbrasil” to display products that were not yet released in its upcoming collections. A lot of fashion brands utilize blogging to communicate to their audience, typically promoting an aspect of their brand and then conversing with their audience in the form of comments below the article. The fashion industry seems to be at the pinnacle of this revolution.
    [Blog] Facebook Changes Page Layout Features | Small Business Mavericks
    About Us What’s a Maverick? Tweeting Can Lead To Short-Term Traffic Gains » Facebook Changes Page Layout Features It used to be that Facebook fan pages weren’t allowed to interact with other pages or with Facebook profile walls. Now, that’s no longer the case. You can interact with others on Facebook as your branded Facebook page. This is a great opportunity for brands that are using Facebook for marketing. The downside is it will likely lead to more page spam, but that downside notwithstanding, the positives are a lot better. You had to actively promote those pages.
    [Blog] Get Your Own YouTube Channel | Small Business Mavericks
    About Us What’s a Maverick? Are You Getting Bad Real Estate SEO Advice? » Get Your Own YouTube Channel YouTube presents one of the greatest marketing tools to hit the Internet in years. Really. I’m not making it up. And what makes YouTube such a powerful marketing tool is that you can virtually have your own YouTube channel, sort of like your own TV channel – except, it’s free. All you have to do is set up a YouTube account and start producing and uploading videos. OK, it’s a little more complicated than that. Some channels have thousands of viewers every day.
    [Blog] Time To Measure Page Load Speed | Small Business Mavericks
    About Us What’s a Maverick? It is almost near consensus that Google finds page load speed important. recent announcement that Google Analytics can now track and report page load speed should put any doubt to rest. This is important news for a number of reasons: First and foremost, a slow loading website or landing page can affect your conversion rate. If this concerns you, then you should measure your page load speed and determine whether or not it is affecting your conversion rate. If so, figure out a way to speed up your website’s load time. Does geography play a role in load time?
    [Blog] Healthy Eating, How to Read a Room & ‘that’ Vogue Cover
    As usual, it was a full-on sprint to the end, but I got it done. A big big thank you to all the people that filled in my questionnaire to help me with my study into beauty blogs and their effect in purchase intent. ‘That’ Vogue Magazine Cover - Susie Bubble writes a great blog post about Kim Kardashian on the cover of US Vogue. I’m not a Kim-fan (although I do admire her contouring skills!) or a Kim-hater… but I do love how Susie calls out the style snobs who bashed Vogue for putting her on the cover. Image credit: Abigail Aherne. Get over it. Enjoy!
    [Blog] Your Content Strategy Sucks. Here’s How to Fix It.
    To be clear, I don’t want you to stuff your blog posts with a bunch of keywords to the point that no human will be able to read them. For Writtent , this may include the following categories: -       blogging. -       copywriting. -       content marketing. -       inbound marketing. -       freelance writers. Here is a Trends graph I was able to create in just minutes around several of the keywords I’m currently targeting: -       copywriting. -       inbound marketing. -       content marketing. -       freelance writing. -       blog writing. Let’s get started here.
    [Blog] Marketing without a Customer Intelligence Hub is like living without a brain.
    Our CEO, Kenyon Blunt has written a blog titled “ The Three Fundamentals of Multichannel Marketing.” ” In it he introduces the term — Customer Intelligence Hub — “a central repository that integrates data from all sources and enables real time analysis for a variety of business and marketing decisions.” ” Sounds great, doesn’t it? But what is it — really? This is the Creative Director’s definition (gotta have pictures). hope it helps. View more presentations from SIGMA Marketing Group.
    [Blog] 44 Things Bloggers Should Be Delegating to Virtual Staff to Catapult Their Online Growth
    One of the biggest pain points that comes up when I talk to bloggers about growing their blogs is that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do everything they need to, to truly start to catapult the growth of their blog/s. Transcribe the entire video file into Word, to use as blog posts, YouTube description, and more! Share your content on your personal social media accounts, as well as your blog’s Facebook page. Add this recent content to your ‘Blog Bank’, for easy access when creating fresh content and linking. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
    [Blog] Mumbai Mirror Story on My Off Consumption Experiment
    So I took the sabbatical. I ran a contest on my blog to give away stuff that filled up three rooms.” He also follows 200 blogs and reads features and about a 100 books a year. Mumbai Mirror recently did a story on my Off Consumption experiment. The story has its usual share of misquotes and mistakes, including calling me an entrepreneur, but it makes for interesting reading. Here is the full text of the Mumbai Mirror story: Lose dead weight. Gaurav Mishra threw everything out in order to declutter his life two years ago. Namrata Bhawnani. Friday, April 22, 2011. Now I own one set.
    [Blog] Use the connections — recruitment and social networks
    Related posts What will the future of media look like? (15) What inspires me to blog (and a short rant) (3) Oops… Another big brand slips up on social media (10) Work or play? Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. The text below is the argument I put for my case (more or less). The big news media. The music industry. Recruitment agencies. Job boards. These are all ideas whose end times have come. At least in their current form. But why?
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    [Blog] Cool Stuff: iPad Scratch and Mix
    Shame about the name, but the video is good. just love the idea of being able to mix and scratch off two ipads or even an ipad and iphone! But to see how you should really mix, check out Kentaro from DMC 2002. That’s true talent. Dan on A New Focus on Social Business Strategy. Powered by WordPress and Hybrid
    [Blog] There’s no ROI in Social Media… if you suck at it
    Read more about social media strategy on this blog. Blast. Yes, it’s a cruel and uncalled-for statement. It’s also one that needs to be stated. know I’ve been ranting a lot lately (this is the second one) but sometimes the best way to be constructive is to slap people across the face and say, “Wake up!&#. There is a return on investment with properly run, strategically planned social media campaigns. The problem isn’t with the companies or the products themselves. Share it. The world should know: Blast.
    [Blog] Open 24 Hours: Marketing Messages Are Everywhere
    Molly Fatkin said: Be sure to check out Kris' guest blog post on marketing messages: Do you work as hard as we do? The particular blog post, entitled Open 24 Hours: Marketing Messages Are Everywhere, drew attention to the fact that whether we like it or not, advertising is [.] 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain?
    [Blog] Stelzner’s Launch should get you off the ground
    If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’ve been preaching that gospel for years. …Stelzner’s Elevation Principle illustrated. The basic premise of Michael Stelzner’s new book Launch * (click to buy) is that companies have to shift from telling customers “buy this&# to asking “how can we help you?&#  He goes on to advocate giving away your content (knowledge) or sampling to create familiarity, trust and eventually demand. Best recession tip — give it away. Give to get. see the graphic to the right).
    [Blog] Easily Turn Your Nook Color Into A Full Android Table Without Voiding The Warranty
    You don’t have to read a bunch of developer blogs and do any trial and error. only wish I had found his blog before I had gone through the process. Tablets were definitely THE Christmas present of 2011! With options like the iPad 2, Kindle Fire, Nook Color and Tablet, the Samsung Galaxy and a host of other offerings, consumers went tablet-crazy and electronics stores nationwide sold out. already had an iPad, so I knew how great these devices were and when my wife and I decided to get my daughter (who is a voracious reader) a tablet, I felt like it would be an easy decision.
    [Blog] "Will Social Media Change Our Behavior?"
    the UGAConnect 2009 blog. That was the question asked yesterday by one of the professors who attended UGA's (that's the University of GA for anyone not living in the South or not into college football!) social media conference - Connect. In it's 3rd year, Prof Karen Russell brings together Public Relations students, academics and professionals working in social media. . I had the privilege of sharing a panel with the ever controversial, but always smart, Jeremy Pepper on  Integrating Social Media in Business and Industry. It's always fun and invigorating to be part of a student event.
    [Blog] Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today
    To that end, it’s allowing admins the ability to switch between Skype for Business and the traditional Lync user interface, Microsoft explains in a blog  post  this morning detailing the changes. TechCrunch – Microsoft’s “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company’s older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning. It’s also now rolling out Skype for Business Online to its Office 365 customers who currently use Lync Online. Image from General Web
    [Blog] Social Organizations Make Mistakes
    From blog posts that go a little too far to public flops like Google Wave, it just doesn’t feel like a big deal when mistakes are made in the social media realm. But what happens when your association tries that first little step into social media by letting your members actually write a blog? I can hear it now: “But what if they say something wrong? Back in February I talked about the role of learning in social organizations , which is critical. Learning has always been the heart of social media for me. argument. As a human being, I know this is ridiculous.
    [Blog] Social Media is Like a Garden
    Read More Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. Like any relationship social media is not one sided and once it is, people tend to disconnect. Many people will attempt to friend you, network with you or try to use you to help them in some way, and just like the other relationships within your life you need to choose which ones are worth it. If you plan on using your social networking for personal use and decide to just share and not care than you will tend to gain a sour reputation. You need to ensure that in amongst your sharing that you are commenting on other people’s efforts.
    [Blog] A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox
    Anyone who reads this blog regularly can attest to my passion for social media and for exploring ways companies can leverage these technologies to better interact with their customers. No blog posts were required or asked for. What you may not know is that I am also a huge Red Sox fan. So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. During the hour plus that we were sitting in the offices that overlook the 99-year old ballpark, nothing was off-limits. This was unsolicited.
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