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Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

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This blog post isn’t about what happened. Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do your best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things still don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up. One well-known, household brand had a bad thing happen last night. Confused?

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10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

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Add links to your social accounts, blog, website, presentations, publications, videos, photos – anything you feel helps tell your story online. More on sharing in an upcoming blog post. Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile. As with any social networking site, your profile is your home base. Make sure to include a headline.

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

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Blogging Business Facebook Google+ Social Media Tips Twitter community etiquette Marketing and Advertising Networking Online reputation spam trustBeware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. All the cool kids are using it; at least, that’s what the cool kids on the internet are telling us. You Like It Because You Think It’s Free. You are a spammer. 2.

Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

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This blog post isn’t about what happened. Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do our best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up. One well-known, household brand had a bad thing happen. Confused? What happened first.

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8 Tips: How To Choose the Right Profile Photo

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Use the same photo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube channel, your blog, etc. You know you’ve seen it. That cringe-worthy photo from your friend’s beach vacation that she’s using as her LinkedIn profile photo. “What in the world is she thinking?&# you’ve wondered. “I’d never use a photo like that to represent myself online.&#

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How To Opt-Out of Social Ads on LinkedIn in 5 Clicks

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This change was announced via a blog post on LinkedIn on June 23 of this year. UPDATE : LinkedIn changed the design of their social ads and posted a clarification to their policy. See below for the updated details. Oh, how I love LinkedIn! As much as I also adore Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn is still the one place to get started building your brand and career online. But, LinkedIn?

Dear Netflix: While You’re Huddled Under the Table, I’ve Got One More Thing

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The internet has been ablaze following an email sent to all of their subscribers and this blog post by the company : Netflix has now added themselves to the cases discussed at marketing, public relations and social media conferences as an example of how to get it wrong – horribly wrong – when communicating with customers and then ignoring their outrage. Why would we? Really?

Why I’m Over Declaring Tech Tools “Over”

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R.I.P. Over the last couple of years, I recall hearing of a few other deaths; among them were email, blogs and the telephone. With the launch of Google’s new social network, Google+ , there are many who have rushed to publish opinions about the demise of other networks, most notably Twitter and Facebook. It would be redundant. This is not the case with Google+. Worry Not.

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11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter

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This is where most of your tweets are just broadcasting links to your blog, your e-book, your teleclass, your LinkedIn profile…enough already. have found it to be a fabulous tool, through which I’ve come to know countless brilliant and fascinating people. To me, Twitter is about building relationships. Like all social media tools, there is no one right way to use Twitter.

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

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It’s All About.Me (Your Identity Online – Simplified)

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Register for.tel for free) URGENT: Facebook Rush Tonight – Claim Your Name The Re-Branding of Me: Website Under Construction Blogs: I’ll Show You Mine if You’ll Show Me Yours How To Easily Hack Your Facebook Profile Photo. Are you guilty of this yourself? It’s okay to admit it, you’re among friends. have several links in my own signature block. It’s easy.

11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

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This may likely be your blog or website. People ask for travel recommendations, advice how to fix a problem with their blog and everything in-between. Blogs: I’ll Show You Mine if You’ll Show Me Yours How Not to Use Twitter for Business (FroYo Edition) Helping Kids Stay Safe Online. Imran [link] Imran Anwar´s last blog. last blog. last blog.

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3 Mistakes You’re Making Online

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In addition to finding the professional you on LinkedIn, I may easily find content you shared on Facebook which you thought was only visible to friends, your ranty comments on YouTube videos and blog posts, and all sorts of photos of you (whether posted by you or someone else). 2. You will then receive an e-mail when that term appears online in a blog post, for example. Undersharing.

How to Screw-Up a Blogger Pitch in 4 Easy Steps

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Anyone who reads my blog will easily see that this really isn’t the way I work. Again, if he had taken the time to read my blog or communicate with me up front, he likely would have known this and we would have avoided the awkward conversation which followed. Blogging Business Social Media Twitter etiquetteMistake #1: Misrepresent Your Reasons for Wanting to Connect.

Facebook Friend Requests: Accept or Ignore?

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For those who’ve come to know me through my blog , twitter , or at a speaking engagement , this is the best place to continue the conversation. Everybody uses Facebook differently. Just like all of social media, there is no one right way to use it. Still, I’m often asked how I use it. One of the common questions about Facebook concerns friend requests. Not really a person.

Old Habits, New Skills: Repetitive Injuries and Voice Recognition Software

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Between email, blogging, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, my fingers are constantly tap-tapping away. I’m typing away at the keyboard for most of the day and when I’m not sitting in front of my laptop, I’m often clicking away at my smart phone, delightfully unaware of the abuse I’m inflicting upon my body. Blogging Social Media email Fun technologyRight.

New Tool Makes My Email Work Harder and Smarter

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Ok, so maybe I’m the only one who remembers when that was a big deal. It seems like eons ago, long before we tweeted and poked to get someone’s attention. Email is so 1990s, right? Not so fast. Email Email is still as important and relevant as it ever was. It is impossible to keep up with who I know from where. Real names have been changed to protect the guilty.) Enter Rapportive.

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Matthew – What a wonderful compliment about my blog. Many blessings, Nancy AffirmingSpirit´s last blog. last blog. This comment was originally posted on Mediation Channel Reply steve mehta says: September 9, 2009 at 7:40 am Diane, I am sorry to hear about the trouble that you had to go through with your blog. Exporting your connections is easy. when meeting?with

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

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Reply Ron Amundson says: July 16, 2010 at 11:19 am Ok, so drive by sales wont happen with you, me, or likely the commentors here on this blog. When did we stop asking, “Tell me about yourself,&# “Do you like to take long walks on the beach?&# or even the tired old line, “What’s your sign?&# Am I talking about my dating life? Uh…ewww. My name is Irene. hear you!

Top 10 Most Commonly Used Words on LinkedIn

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According to the LinkedIn blog , it appears that many others believe they are as irresistible as we are and are using the exact same terms in their LinkedIn profiles. Ah, the challenge online. How to appear that you fit in while also appearing to stand out from the crowd. We really work hard to think of just the right words to use to let others know how irresistibly awesome we are. Is it a problem that we’re using the same terms as others? No, not necessarily. The problem with these terms is that they are vague. Take a look at the list of words. Extensive experience. 2. Dynamic. 6.

Blogging Between Hot Flashes

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didn’t grow up reading blogs or surfing the net. While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me. recently took a leap of faith, establishing a self-hosted blog using wordpress.org. Setting up the new blog isn’t as different an experience as one may think. See the original post: Blogging Between Hot Flashes [.]

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13 Signs That You're At a Tech Conference | Almost Savvy

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Earlier in the year I got up and spoke in front of a group of 40+ people about my blogging and job search, the the room was set up with wi-fi and there were plenty of laptops there then too. Martin Piraino´s last blog. more traditional, corporate bent. Nametags are awkwardly enormous as they include name, company, website and Twitter @username. Everyone here already has one.&#

Business Cards - So Important or So Over?

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Susan says: March 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm Irene, Timely blog. In addition to my pertinent contact information on the front of the card, I have a message about and URL for my blog site. Found a great solution on your blog – CardScan. Reply Claire Tompkins says: March 2, 2009 at 5:19 pm Hey, thanks for checking out my blog! collaborate with one another. Reply Barbara J.

TrueTwit: Managing Spammers on Twitter. Does it Work? | Almost Savvy

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Ari Herzog´s last blog. last blog. Hey, your blog looks great, by the way. I’m definitely going to keep an eye on it. I’ve got a lot to learn! This really rubs me the wrong way… Ann Olson´s last blog. Does it Work? Until that happens, though, we continue to look for solutions. And, show up they have – in droves. Does it Work?&# Virus?&#

How To Get Feedback on Your Profile Photo

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Welcome to my shortest blog post ever. The response to my recent post about how to select the right photo for your online profile has been fantastic. invite you to watch this video to find out… How you can get valuable feedback on the photo you’ve chosen for your profile As my friend, Hjortur Smarason says, we should think of this photo as our own personal logo.

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Helping Kids Stay Safe Online. Is SocialShield the Answer.

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How Facebook Hurt My Feelings | Almost Savvy

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Sure, I have days where I wonder about my place in the world or why, despite my best efforts, I continue to have jiggly arms. Still, most days, I’m confident of my abilities, my fabulous sense of humor, my remarkably average looks and my good fortune to know lots of killer-smart people. Strategies for using Facebook run the gamut from closely manage to wide open. Was I wrong? So, yeah.

Moments and The Power of Not Laughing

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Many blessings, Nancy AffirmingSpirit´s last blog. This is the first time I`ve read your blog even though we`ve been connected on twitter for a while. I had a moment of OMG wow, she`s doing exactly what I`ve envisioned for my new business and had to smile. last blog. Su Su Butcher´s last blog. blog and read this post: Moments and The Power of Not Laughing [.]

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How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook | Almost Savvy

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Reply So Many Blogs to Follow, How to Decide? « Savvy Words Plus says: March 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm [.] a photographer and she mainly follows photography blogs. Right now I am following blogs, tweets and Facebook Fan Pages about marketing, women’s issues and writing (professionally). Simply create more than one list. Was this tip helpful? All rights reserved.

LinkedIn-apalooza! Ready to rev-up your profile?

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LinkedIn Tip - Mom Was Right, Manners Matter

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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 LinkedIn Tip – Mom Was Right, Manners Matter Posted by Irene Koehler in LinkedIn on December 31, 2008 | 14 responses Let’s give a quick shout-out to Mom, who taught us many important lessons. Long time, no see.

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

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It’s all about balance, common sense and how transparent do we really want to be without having any negative repercussions.You both forgot to mention blogging–i.e. Blogging providing info to my readers, fans, clients etal. Should I connect only with family and good friends on Facebook and only business contacts on LinkedIn? When did things become so complicated?

LinkedIn Tip - Got Street Cred?

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If you’ve enjoyed my blog, I’d love to add your comments to my LinkedIn profile. Those who comment (a “real&# comment) on the LinkedIn tip of the day on this blog will also be entered. Thanks to the internet, those days are but a distant memory, and it’s a good thing (I’m not terribly sure what my mother would say about me). The answer is yes, absolutely.

Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

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Prior to heading to Austin, I read a blog suggesting that SXSW attendees password-protect their phones to prevent any unauthorized access. After being asked by countless people what I thought of it and whether they should attend next year, I gave in. attended the SXSW Interactive (tech) Festival, which overlaps with the SXSW Music and Film Festivals, to some extent. Bad plan. Not so much.

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BREAKING NEWS: It Takes Work To Get Ahead | Almost Savvy

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Whether the goal is the increase sales or to find a job, the request is often the same. Tell me the one thing that I need to do.” While the request may come in different forms, it is really the same. “I’ve heard that all businesses should have a Facebook page. Should I get one?” Should I just call the HR Manager to say I’d like the job?” “I need to get more leads. People, it’s just not that simple.

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Blogging for Tickets. Am I Selling Out?

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Instead, I suggested that I blog about key learnings from the conference which I felt would benefit my readers and community. also agreed to blog after attending a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Without you, no one will be around to read my blog. Tags: Blogging Business community trust I’m torn at the moment. Ethically speaking, I made the right decision.

Blogging – Just Do It!

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

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Blogging Business Facebook Google+ Social Media Tips Twitter community etiquette Marketing and Advertising Networking Online reputation spam trustBeware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. All the cool kids are using it; at least, that’s what the cool kids on the internet are telling us. You Like It Because You Think It’s Free. You are a spammer. 2.

10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

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Add links to your social accounts, blog, website, presentations, publications, videos, photos – anything you feel helps tell your story online. More on sharing in an upcoming blog post. Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile. As with any social networking site, your profile is your home base. Make sure to include a headline.