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Five interesting questions on Quora

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If you haven't used it, it's basically a Q&A site where people post questions and others answer, comment and rank the responses. I've really been enjoying Quora. It has elements of Wikipedia (community editing) and enough rules, etiquette and oversight to be really pleasant most of the time. I've learned

Five Things to Do About Facebook Privacy Other Than Closing Your Account

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If you know of other important agencies in the area of online consumer rights, please add them as a comment below. Sure you’re ticked off about Facebook’s abuses of consumer privacy, but does closing your account accomplish anything? It’s like getting a tattoo in a secret place. You have the satisfaction of the accomplishment and the knowledge you were in control, but does it have a lasting effect on the rest of the world? Even if one million people closed their accounts, that would represent 1/4 of one percent of Facebook’s 400 million user base. Share a link.

Dealing With Trolls and Irrelevant Blog Comments

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One of the most powerful elements of a blog is the ability for people to leave, read and respond to comments. Often, the discussion taking place in the comments is more interesting and certainly more dynamic than the original post. I was recently faced with a comment that combined some interesting

Five Easy Steps to Social Media Karma

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Here are just five suggestions for how to do that: Leave a comment on a friend's blog. Commenter identity systems have It's a tough world out there, and you, as a regular user of social media and social networks, have the chance, every day, to make a difference in someone's life.

Five Social Media Predictions for 2010

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The EU Unfair Business Practices Directive technically banned astroturfing (the practice of company or paid third-party representatives posing as consumers and leaving positive comments on a blog or forum) some time ago. invite you to share your reactions to these, and add your own, in a comment below. Here are my five social media predictions for 2010. 1. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream. Most AR applications in 2009 were quaint curiosities designed to demonstrate the AR concept. Geekspeak marketing and lack of public awareness will hold AR back. space.

Facebook Dislike Button is a Bad Idea

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If I feel strongly about an item, either positively or negatively, I can leave a comment. Update: Based on the very helpful initial comments below, maybe I’ve missed the meaning of the Dislike Button. Facebook users have launched a handful of petition drives asking the social network to allow users to click a thumbs-down icon to give a news feed item, advertisement, etc. a “Dislike,&# just as they can currently give it a thumbs-up, or “Like.&# There are several Facebook groups with a million or more users advocating this. million members.

Indiscriminate Social Friending Deliberately Erases Interpersonal Boundaries

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One of my Facebook friends recently posted, "Unfriending the skeevy guy old enough to be my dad* who comments on all my updates." My initial reaction was, "And just how did this person get access to your status updates in the first place?" Seriously. The offended individual either friended or accepted

The Next Big Thing in Social Networks

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As you make purchases and pay bills, friends can see your score go up and down, and they can comment on various items on your account, offering information that credit agencies might use to adjust your score. How much information are you willing to make public in order to improve your social networking experience? With the introduction of Foursquare and other location-based services, we started publishing our precise location data, and now with Blippy , our friends can see our credit card purchases as we make them. imagine it might go something like this*: Creddy. Pollygraf. Dubyacee.

How Social Is Your Company, Really?

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Is your Twitter account staffed by one or more real people who respond in real time to questions and comments? For true engagement, your blog needs to have comments enabled, and moderated (reviewed by an editor prior to posting). Do your bloggers, or appropriate company spokespeople, respond to comments and post these on the blog? So you have a blog, maybe two, a couple of Twitter feeds, a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. Your company is truly social, isn’t it? Everything on the checklist is in place. But none of these things equates to being truly social.

A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter

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Please share your experiences launching your blog, or ask a question, by leaving a comment below. If you’re relying on Twitter as your social media hub, you’re limiting your potential for impact and influence. Twitter is excellent for distribution , but if you’re going to communicate original ideas, you’ll need a blog (or something similar). The most influential people on Twitter are either already celebrities, create their own content, or both. Who do you see most often retweeted? Major news outlets like CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

FTC to Penalize Questionable Blogging Practices

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The pending changes to the guidelines have been made available for public comment for some time, and were discussed in detail by J. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finally stepped up and issued new regulations affecting commercial use of social media. The new rules go into effect December 1, and violators can be fined as much as $11,000. ’&#. Thomas Rosch payola

Debunking Five Social Media Myths

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That video has nearly 7000 views, many positive comments, and at one time was the most viewed YouTube video of Webkinz spinning on a ceiling fan. Social media, particularly its use in business communications, is still in its early days, and like anything new and different, there’s plenty of mythology surrounding it. The problem posed by certain of these myths is that they mislead those trying to adopt social media, and can lead to bad decisions, poorly implemented initiatives and unrealized expectations. Mail Is Dead. But its reign is over.”. Oh Really? The CEO Needs to Blog. Wrong.

Microworkers Paid Less Than a Penny for Writing

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Amazon MT is a service that allows businesses to contract with Amazon to have people perform very brief, discreet operations like manually forwarding an e-mail based on subject matter or moderating blog comments. In addition to facilitating this process, ShortTask often has questionable tasks like paying for positive product reviews and blog comments, Diggs, Twitter followers , etc. Technology has made many things possible, and is enabling unethical people to pay as little as one quarter cent per word for their writing. The Internet is the great democratizer. Illiteracy.

What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?

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If you have any favorites, please add them below with a comment. Tweets are short at 140 characters, but a Twitter avatar must visually represent a user in just 2304 pixels. Choosing the right avatar can affect the way people see you online. Here are some of the most popular avatar types and what they say about the user: Standard head shot : Head and shoulders, framed squarely, professional in appearance, though perhaps a little formal. You’ve established a good balance between being serious and frivolous. You’re “normal,” whatever that means. You’re taken seriously. LOL!”. You go!

Framework for Corporate Social Media Ethics and Compliance

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hope you will share these in the form of a comment. What are the legal and ethical considerations to consider when launching a social media initiative? My intent was to create a simple way of thinking about the legal, ethical, business and reputational aspects of a campaign to evaluate its potential impact, positive and negative, on the company and its brand. Ethical & Legal Behavior.

Please Comment on WOMMA’s Ethics Code

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The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA ) is seeking public comments on its Ethics Code until January 5. Please take a moment to review these disclosure guidelines at the Living Ethics blog and provide your comments. The comments section will remain open until January 5, 2010, and final guidelines will be issued shortly thereafter.&#. If you are involved with any business use of social media (which includes blogging), you should review the code and make suggestions. For some, the business ethics of social media present a quandary.

Tips for Using Facebook Fan Pages

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Staff your Facebook page with one or more company representatives who can keep it up-to-date, and can respond to comments and questions left on the page. Several clients have told me recently they don’t think their Facebook pages have as many fans as their brand seems to warrant. They’ve asked me what they were doing “wrong” and how to improve their pages. One executive compared the “coolness” of his brand to a larger, boring brand that drew many more fans to its Facebook page, adding, “I don’t get it.”. Victoria’s Secret’s Pink and Whole Foods were both mentioned.

Bogus “news” stories feed on confusion and rage

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Why do they continue to comment and share these stories, even after they know them to be bogus? Why do people share their shock and outrage over amazing and incredible "news" stories from questionable sources? The story of the 60-year-old woman who supposedly shot and killed two teenagers who punched her

Santa Cruz Sentinel on FriendFeed - Newspaper of the Future?

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Readers can just as easily comment on an item, share it, or give it a StumbleUpon-style “Like” aka, a thumbs-up. On FriendFeed, more than anywhere else it seems, real discussions happen via the comments function. Many newspapers have added commenting to their online versions, but in general this hasn’t generated discussion. This morning, looking at what the Santa Cruz Sentinel is doing on FriendFeed , it occurred to me that I might be looking at the newspaper of the future, here today. FriendFeed gives the Sentinel all of the functionality a Web 2.0 enabled newsroom needs.

Dixon Hamby Wins Copy of SocialCorp

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Congratulations to Dixon Hamby who was selected at random from those who left a comment on my October 26 post, My Brief List of 54 Twitter Rules (Did I Miss Any?). Dixon will receive a copy of my book SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate , and everyone who commented gets my sincere thanks for contributing to a great discussion.

How Transparent is Too Transparent?

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Comments about the company’s finances are regulated by FASB and the SEC. Domino’s Pizza’s new Pizza Turnaround campaign set off a wave of discussions in the social media world. Some of the quotes in the video include “Domino’s pizza crust is to me like cardboard,&# a sentiment expressed in a focus group but echoed by Domino’s executives.

Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media

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Another location-based application worth looking at is Gowalla , which I haven’t had a chance to check out. (If you use Gowalla, please share your experience with a comment below.) Basically, a location-based application allows you to check in almost anywhere on the planet and broadcast that information. How Does It Know Where I Am? Check the application developer’s site for compatibility.

Sherrod & Breitbart: My Error and Apology

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I learned this morning that in a previous post I had incorrectly identified Andrew Breitbart as a "Fox News blogger." I was in a cafe having breakfast with my children when I discovered this, so I was not able to revise the post, but I did immediately post a comment

What Do They Mean by Social Any Way?

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From the perspective of people using the site, sociality (see how many forms of the word you can create) can probably be defined as: The ease and variety of ways in which a visitor to a site or user of a service can create, comment on, add to, and share content, and create relationships with others doing the same. recent item on the NBC Washington Web site offered visitors a series of six buttons marked Furious, Intrigued, Sad, Bored, Thrilled, and Laughing, so they could comment on the article with a single click. Note that commenting, sharing, etc. One of these is eBay.

Six Social Media Predictions for 2010

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Based on the comments the piece received, I’ve updated it and Talent Zoo published it this morning. About a month ago, I wrote about my five social media predictions for 2010. Social media and careers are covered by prediction #6: “In 2009 we saw a couple of interesting surveys by respected organizations indicating that recruiters are increasingly using or planning to use social media to find and investigate talent. They search social network profiles on Facebook, Twitter, etc.; …&#. 2010 is about two weeks away after all.

Twitter Rules vs. Community Values

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I recently posted my Brief List of 53 Twitter Rules , guidelines for how I choose to use Twitter. I got a great response, and one person commented they liked Twitter “because there weren’t rules.&# There are all kinds of rules, formal and informal, from a multitude of sources, that we follow every day, often without thinking about them. Some of these are legislated, and some of them simply come from community values. In addition to the TOS, there are also The Twitter Rules. Rules have numerous origins. There are both moral and legal proscriptions against murder.

My Brief List of 54 Twitter Rules (Did I Miss Any?)

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Add your top Twitter rules in a comment before Nov. I have a lot of rules I’ve imposed on myself, in everything I do. I won’t use a postage meter, for example, because I think an envelope with a stamp is less likely to be thrown out. also have a lot of rules for how I use Twitter, so I thought I would share them. I was very deliberate when I wrote “rules for how I use Twitter.” These are the rules I’ve established for myself. wouldn’t presume to tell you how to use Twitter. Be relevant 90% of the time. Be original 90% of the time. Don’t tweet about pets. Make the world a better place.

Recurring Tweets Outlawed By Twitter Rules

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Update: Bill Barnett pointed out in a comment Oct. 22 that the 8th bullet point below does indeed refer to recurring tweets. Thank you, Bill. There have been many reports that Twitter has “announced&# that recurring tweets would become a Terms of Service Violation. Several blogs, including the SocialOomph blog , have posted the following text: Recurring Tweets are a violation no matter how they are done, including whether or not someone pays you to have a special privilege. It is unclear how this was communicated, though I suspect it was via press release.

Switching to Impulse: Social Media Gets Faster

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Erick Schmidt commented (in two separate tweets): “Video has become inherently social. Social media just got faster. Immediacy is one of the Six Valuable Attributes of Social Media. We’ve recently had an obsession with brevity in the form of Twitter, and shortened URLs for example. The ability to communicate about something as it happens, as opposed to hours or even days later, is a big part of the appeal of social media. And the iPhone 3GS and Posterous represent the latest advances in real time communications. So much for immediacy.

Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

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” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. You see, he writes to write.

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

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I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published. Commenting is not that place anymore. I’m fine with this. hope you stick around.

Five Ways to Deal with Negative Online Comments

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Following are five steps for dealing with negative comments and criticism online. It’s not an easy thing to do – deal with negative online comments. Negative Comments Social Media dealing with trolls Negative comments online negative comments” The fact of the matter is, people are already saying bad things about you. You can’t control that.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

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Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all. His readers preferred Disqus. I’ve asked you before which commenting system you prefer best. Need help?

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

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A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam. Epoch  improves WordPress commenting. Or, you can add a comment… Thanks for reading.

Managing Negative Online Comments

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If you’re going to PRSA this weekend/next week, leave me a comment so I can say hi! Managing Negative Online Comments originally appeared on Spin Sucks on October 12, 2011. Negative Comments Social Media Arment Dietrich Barry Silver facebook question of the week gini dietrich Negative comments negative reviewsIf you RSVP online , the first drink is on us! On us.

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

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Videos  are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups  and events. The ability to add videos to comments was initially developed during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon  in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field.

How to Monitor Comments on your Instagram Ads (and why it’s crucial to do so!)

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Like ads on Facebook, your Instagram Ads receive comments. Engagement on Instagram means likes and comments, if a higher number of likes on your Instagram ads is not something you have to worry about, a higher number of Instagram ad comments can be a concern. Because you have no way whatsoever to natively see what these comments are and manage them. Click To Tweet.

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

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If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. Here are 6 more tips on how to manage negative comments: Listen   to what is being said. Don’t let negative comments linger. The longer a negative comment goes without a response, the more credibility the comment acquires. Respond quickly.

Commenting Etiquette 101

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One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. Don’t comment just to comment. Don’t Be A Grammar Nazi! Smarty Pants. 4. Bloggin

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. Don’t comment just to comment. Don’t Be A Grammar Nazi! Smarty Pants. 4. Bloggin

Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity

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But I look at our analytics every day and see it’s a very small percentage of visitors who are doing the majority of commenting. There has been much discussion on blog commenting in the past few weeks. Check out these other resources if you haven’t already: Erica Allison wisely suggested that you Comment Before you Blog. It takes time to comment. feel stupid.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

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Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. Remember, though, that followers who never comment on your posts are also likely to be paying attention, and you never know what social media discussion thread will come up in someone’s search results. It’s All Inbound. credit ). credit ).