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NOVEMBER 6, 2009 A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter
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.
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DECEMBER 10, 2010 Five Easy Steps to Social Media Karma
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.
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NOVEMBER 26, 2009 Five Social Media Predictions for 2010
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. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream. Augmented Reality (AR) is the ability to place computer-generated information, such as text and labels, on top of live real world data, such as video from a smart phone.
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JULY 26, 2009 What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?
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!
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OCTOBER 26, 2009 My Brief List of 54 Twitter Rules (Did I Miss Any?)
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. 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. 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 rely too heavily on retweeting other people’s content.
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JANUARY 22, 2010 Debunking Five Social Media Myths
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.
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SOCIALIZED The Next Big Thing in Social Networks
| SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
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. MORE >>
SOCIALIZED Tips for Using Facebook Fan Pages
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009
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. MORE >>
SOCIALIZED Framework for Corporate Social Media Ethics and Compliance
| FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
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? Where does a company draw the line between risk and reward when trying to get the most out of its social media marketing or PR? ve had dozens of great conversations about this in the past few weeks, and I have been thinking about a framework for ethical and compliant social media marketing. Every behavior signals something about the company, and affects a variety of measures. Good for Business & Bad for Business. Unethical Behavior. MORE >>
SOCIALIZED Five Things to Do About Facebook Privacy Other Than Closing Your Account
| FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
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. MORE >>
SOCIALIZED Please Comment on WOMMA’s Ethics Code
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
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. MORE >>
- How Transparent is Too Transparent? SOCIALIZED | THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
- Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media SOCIALIZED | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
- How Social Is Your Company, Really? SOCIALIZED | TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
- FTC to Penalize Questionable Blogging Practices SOCIALIZED | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
- Dealing With Trolls and Irrelevant Blog Comments SOCIALIZED | THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
- Twitter Rules vs. Community Values SOCIALIZED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
- Five interesting questions on Quora SOCIALIZED | THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
- Six Social Media Predictions for 2010 SOCIALIZED | MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
- What Do They Mean by Social Any Way? SOCIALIZED | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
- Facebook Dislike Button is a Bad Idea SOCIALIZED | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
- Microworkers Paid Less Than a Penny for Writing SOCIALIZED | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
- Switching to Impulse: Social Media Gets Faster SOCIALIZED | TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
- Sherrod & Breitbart: My Error and Apology SOCIALIZED | THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
- Santa Cruz Sentinel on FriendFeed - Newspaper of the Future? SOCIALIZED | FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
- Recurring Tweets Outlawed By Twitter Rules SOCIALIZED | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
- Indiscriminate Social Friending Deliberately Erases Interpersonal Boundaries SOCIALIZED | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
- Dixon Hamby Wins Copy of SocialCorp SOCIALIZED | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
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