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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. Image: goiabarea via Flickr, CC 2.0. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Build an Active Facebook Wall. Go Viral.

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Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community. Jen and her Wilmington-based colleague, Jen Caslin, have been adopted by their local “plugged in” social media communities.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. In this example, Instagram has improved a facet of the Facebook platform.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Image: geektasticlondon via Flickr, CC 2.0. ” (on the difference between social media managers and community managers) ~ Ryan Rutan , Jive Software. That’s ok.

Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia

Spin Sucks

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Timehop is an app that sends you a daily recap of what you posted on all of your connected social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and now Pinterest and Flickr) on that same day during the past several years. Timehop Builds Community around Nostalgia. Why do these memories mean so much to us? The Science of Nostalgia.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. Facebook in 2013. 1. As I seek out more teaching , community management, and consulting opportunities, LinkedIn is where I will share my thought leadership and build relationships with colleagues and peers. LinkedIn in 2013.

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community.

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Here’s what they found: Facebook. Facebook users like photos. Flickr. On Flickr, the goal is to enjoy high-quality photos in collections, so only post your best ones. Twitter. Google+.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content. Used it?

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It didn't seem possible just eight short months ago when Facebook announced that it was acquiring the fledgling hipster photo sharing app for $1 billion. It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. So right there, users can see that they have control over their content and that Facebook seeks consent.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! link] Your Business’ Online Community [.]

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Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

All for one and one for all. I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. Image:  orangebrompton via Flickr,  CC 2.0. This is a nifty Facebook app that lets you schedule Facebook updates. Image: Gilberto Viciedo via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

You may only administer a Facebook Page if you are an authorized representative of the subject of the Page. teach a hub and spoke approach to social media connectivity – create a hub that YOU control, use the Facebook/Twitters/Youtubes to distribute to spokes. Want to set up a Facebook Page for “Pillow Fighting” or “Tatoos”? The new Fan page is Community page.

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

SocialFish

Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation. Clay tablet, 3100-3000 BC, photo by Takomabibelot (Flickr). Facebook.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation. Clay tablet, 3100-3000 BC, photo by Takomabibelot (Flickr). Facebook.

Monday Roundup: Facebook Tips for Business

Waxing UnLyrical

On to today’s roundup… and today we’re talking Facebook. Why: In this post for Spin Sucks ,  Yvette Pistorio  explains how to make your Facebook posts more appealing to your fans. 2.  Why:  Ari Herzog  offers an interesting perspective on Facebook friendships and their real-life value. Image:  Marco Paköeningrat  via Flickr,  CC 2.0. 3. 

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Do You Need A Community Manager?

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog. 1. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

Facebook and Twitter: Out With the Old, In With the New

The Realtime Report

At the turn of the decade, Facebook and Twitter were the two giants in social media. The challenges each site faced were essentially different; Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook were out to show that his “social network” was more than just an experiment; meanwhile, Twitter was looking to prove that it could be a platform more meaningful than trending topics and celebrity gossip.

8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

ProBlogger

All successful blogs are communities and if you want to turn your blog into something special, something that will grant you financial freedom, and something that will help countless people then you must create a community out of your blog. There are a lot of great blog posts about creating communities , but this one is different. Photo credit: María Magnética from Flickr.

Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love

Waxing UnLyrical

But the ability to put people in them is not a big enough draw for me to entirely abandon Facebook if only a small number of my contacts set up Google+ profiles. Image:  Tony the Misfit via Flickr, CC 2.0. are all still over at Facebook. And, more importantly, the audience my organization is trying to connect with is still on Facebook. Image:  Meer via Flickr, CC 2.0.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum.

Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

If you’re a social network or community owner, then the application of the value theory makes sense, and from an overall perspective, then the rise tide lifts all your individual ships up. Photo by arimoore on Flickr (CC Licence). And it’s the rise or fall of my neighbourhood which impacts me most – whether that’s house prices, new community services etc.

Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user Steve.Garner32. found it built a wonderful community on my blog, and provided a place where readers could come together to cheer each other on and support each other. Due to the engagement of everyone involved with the race series, once there is a great community environment then the interaction starts to become self-perpetuating.  Social Media Platforms.

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Friday Funny: Why Don’t They Like Our Facebook Page?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image:  seanrnicholson  via Flickr,  CC 2.0. Friday Funny: Why Don’t They Like Our Facebook Page? area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Friday Funny: Why Don’t They Like Our Facebook Page? … Shock and awe, eh? Happy Friday!

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

The following is an excerpt from Welcome to the Fifth Estate , Chapter 7: Sustaining Your Community Over Time. Who in their right mind would predict the death of Facebook, given its ever-increasing dominance? One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. Find out here in three dozen of the best Facebook marketing guides of last year—along with some interesting stats and even counterpoints from a few naysayers and holdouts. As A.J.

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A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2009 Share After years of trial and error and months of writing, The New Community Rules ( O’Reilly link | Amazon link ) has been released, and I wanted to dive into some of the concepts I discuss in the book, many of which I hope to explore in depth in future blog posts.

8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

Idaconcpts

Business should remember that community outreach can be a great way to increase visibility. FaceBook Like Button :  We all know how important social media is for increased visibility, so adding that ‘like’ button to your blog post or webpage is critical. FaceBook makes it simple. Share this on Facebook. Tools in Action. Eight Crowd Pleasing Tools/Plugins. Tweet This!

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Facebook: Iceland Constitution and Gov 2.0

Laurel Papworth

The main online community Facebook – and other social networks such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Livestreaming – have been appropriated for the Icelandic Government’s communications channels to it’s own people. 2/3 are on Facebook. Flickr Photos are deadly dull to me. iceland metagovernment online community social network

Which of these 5 Photo Networks Is Right for You?

Geoff Livingston

wide range of options are available to photographers from branded networks like Fstoppers and National Geographic all the way to mega-networks Facebook and Twitter. There There are also five social networks that have distinguished themselves with content focusing primarily on photography; 500 Pixels , Flickr , Google Plus , Instagram , and YouPic. Flickr. 500 Pixels. Google+.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 11. Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 So when you send an email to a journalist, with a terse introductory note telling them to “please read the press release below,&# do you really think they will be enchanted? And O.M.G. And that was it.

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How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. I had many friends just like that. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically. Facebook is mostly used for professional use. MySpace?

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

Waxing UnLyrical

How do we meaningfully build and celebrate communities? An energized community can give your cause (or campaign) just the right amount fuel to make a difference, no matter how large or small it is. But when done right, community building efforts don’t just pay off for your community, but for your organization as well. So: how can you harness the power of community to do good as well as make good this quarter? How do you bring your community together? Image: Billy Brown via Flickr, CC 2.0. Remarkable Local America: Trash on Your Back.

Facebook's Need for Better Communication

Social Media Marketing

It seems that every time Facebook makes a change, it's a major gaffe. It was discovered that Facebook members could add each other to groups without their consent. It seems that Facebook wants to act like that other darling of Silicon Valley and social media geeks everywhere, Apple. EST, there were some strange changes to Facebook. Time and again, Zuckerberg & Co.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0 Initially I was trying to find something that worked with Flickr, but then I stumbled upon Cincopa. Comment as pts moderator hannush Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! Why not give them to you all at once, you ask, a little miffed? Well, I can only think of so many at a time.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

www.mizzinformation.com

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter. Im a BitMom The Community Roundtable About Me Maggie McGary I am an online community & social media manager at an association and am fascinated by (obsessed with?)

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Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: photommo via Flickr, CC 2.0. 1. Joel keeps a fairly low profile on Twitter, but comes up with all sorts of goodies in a Facebook group we both belong to. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight.