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Approaching Strangers Through Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Using GPS chips embedded in your smartphone and latitude/longitude addresses, it is fairly easy for me to log into an app such as Foursquare , Loopt , or Google Latitude and (if your privacy settings allow me to) see who is proximate to my location. This privacy intrusion is why I deleted my Foursquare account two years ago. Media Foursquare networkingConnect on LinkedIn today.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.  A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour  howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Facebook has around 800 million members – why not spend an afternoon learning about Google Plus?

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. A new ad format called a cinemagraph could be the answer and it is expected to start appearing soon. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked. General Electric. Honda. Burberry.

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.

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.

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing

Mindjumpers

It doesn’t need to address your entire customer database or Facebook fans at once. Similar Posts: How to advertise and optimise posts on Facebook. We all know that tight deadlines and a busy everyday life at the office can make you compromise or perhaps skip double-checking. Therefore, as a little help to content marketeers, we have made a small checklist. There – we said it!

The all new Foursquare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Foursquare has been around for a few years and has always been a bit of location-based fun.  The social network boasts a community of 20 million users, but never really seemed to go mainstream.  But that’s set to change with yesterday’s relaunch of the ‘All new Foursquare ‘ Image via CrunchBase. Also there are new ‘like’ and comment features á la Facebook. And new Foursquare promises innovations and features to come soon. Foursquare has always been fun to use, let’s see how the relaunch will change things.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. Another thing that is needed for a community to thrive is community guidelines.

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Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. It seems like Facebook is constantly picking up on online trends and launching new products to match user needs. Latest with Places to match location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla. How it works.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Something bad that had only a few views suddenly jumps to millions when you tell the online community Digg to remove information ( The Hole That Digg Dug ). Lawyer Up!

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.

Facebook Is Becoming Walmart

Spin Sucks

Which is why, when Facebook announced Places , I rolled my eyes. Facebook comments plugin was introduced a few weeks ago and now Facebook Deals is here. Facebook is becoming the Walmart of social media and it’s eroding the experience. What will happen when Facebook continues to try and be everything to everyone? love Facebook.

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.

Facebook by the Numbers [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet The online social media news site, Mashable , has put together a very nice infographic giving an overview of the current state of the social platform Facebook. We all probably know that more than 800 million active users are currently on Facebook, but what we should especially notice is that more than 50% of these log into Facebook every day.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Facebook testing Timehop-like feature to surface past news feed posts – Facebook is testing a new feature that will help users surface old posts from their Timeline (AllThingsD). Foursquare.

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution

Mindjumpers

People are connecting to their social networks through their mobile phones , and last week Socialbakers announced that the majority of Facebook users (57%) access Facebook through mobile; a fact that convincingly underlines the mobile revolution. Statistics: Facebook on Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]. The rise of smartphones has paved the way for the SoLoMo revolution.

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Gamification: Why Play?

Mindjumpers

The post contained an infographic that predicted the most popular online activity and trend of the future to be location-based services such as Foursquare and Facebook Places. Last week, I wrote a blog post about Facebook’s new app center. More than 130 games on Facebook have over 1 million monthly active users. Take Foursquare as an example. small example. Sushi.

How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

The infographic clearly shows that consumers rely on peer recommendations: Links to user-generated content on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest) make up a quarter of the search results for the top 20 brands in the world. One third of smartphone users have shared their location with a retail company using a check-in-service like Foursquare. Consumers go mobile.

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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?

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway? Facebook reaches 1.1 The Function of News in Community. Their own staff? Fairfax? Really?

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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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?

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. Nonmembers can use the online community ALA Connect to view and add public content.

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. Nonmembers can use the online community ALA Connect to view and add public content.

Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day

Laurel Papworth

Looking for a very indepth Facebook class? Not just building “likes” and “shares” but also competitions, coupons, adding shopping baskets and tickets, analysing FBO (Facebook Optimisation and  so on? COMPUTER COURSE: Facebook has one billion members – are you ready? Are you customers on Facebook? Course Agenda. Session Details.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. And don’t be surprised if Facebook comes up with some kind of Facebook Credits/Work Game scorecard integration. Daniel proposed that we set up Foursquare style badges to encourage staff to contribute and use the internet. Foursquare give you points for first login of the day, for becoming a Mayor etc.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The always-insightful Adam Holden-Bache contends that location-based services like Foursquare aren’t just for consumer marketers, and supplies ideas on how B2B marketers can capitalize such as through partnerships with non-competitive local businesses, incentives and rewards, and in event marketing (“Are you seeing a lot of your contacts attending certain business events? But 44.24

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over the past couple years, one of the most common questions from business owners has been, “Do I need to be on Facebook and/or Twitter?&# On top of that, let’s add all of the other social networks out there including Linkedin, Foursquare, Myspace, Friendster, Tumblr, YouTube and the list goes on. to increase visibility in the online community. Foursquare! Web 2.0

How to Optimize Your Brand’s Twitter Presence [infographic]

Mindjumpers

And like Facebook users, 50% of the Twitter users access the network via mobile. Following someone on Twitter or liking a brand on Facebook does not mean that you’re a potential customer of a brand’s product. Ad Opportunities on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr. Just imagine that! The price of Twitter followers. Understanding your customers.

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Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency. Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system. Foursquare?

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.

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook, originally known as thefacebook.com, was a service that connected college students to their classmates and to friends in other universities. If you do so on Facebook, your account will likely be terminated especially if Facebook receives reports of misrepresentation. Facebook is a great tool for marketing your business , but only if you use it correctly.

How to Manage Facebook Relationships: Reciprocal Friends and 1-Way Subscriptions

Ari Herzog

I write this sentence with 653 Facebook friends, 183 subscribers, and 38 people to whom I subscribe. Tamar Weinberg nailed these questions in a January 2010 blog post about her similar Facebook evolution : Facebook is about real relationships, and when I look at your name, I want be able to justify that friendship. also want to justify my Facebook friends as real people.

The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

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 25 years, communities and social networks get huge, even as dominant as Facebook is currently, and then they fade. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality. That’s right, McDonalds.

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.

Convince & Convert

Now, I’m not suggesting Foursquare will ever approach Twitter’s level of ubiquity, much less Facebook’s. Because Foursquare makes very little sense unless you’re in a physical location like a store, restaurant, etc. But, if you are a business with a physical location (or you have clients that fit that bill) you need to pay attention to how Foursquare and geo-location can help you – and it can. This is interesting, because isn’t the whole point of Foursquare to only connect with people you actually know? link]. love #4sq).

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Earlier today I told everybody on Twitter and Facebook, that I’m leaving Twitter and Facebook. Facebook. Go me!

Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

You are never asked to like the company on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Are Facebook and Twitter less important in 2011 as they were in 2009? Geoff Livingston opines on the evolutionary change : For some, there will always be a need for the basics, particularly about Facebook, which seems to change its interface and features every month. community. Not last week.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Facebook. Community Management/Engagement. Facebook. Today, I turn 30.

MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

believe the last application (not being an actual game) to come out of this triangle that has turned big is LBS applications like Foursquare and Gowalla , with a call for human interaction, a game design to win mayor ships, badges etc – and all powered through your mobile. MingleBird is a startup from LA, founded by four graduate students from USC´s Annebergs Programe for Online Communities. Similar Posts: Check Your Facebook in Skype. Basically, the focus is to create something that nails it right in the centre of the triangle. MingleBird seems to have it all.

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The Next Billion-Dollar Startup

Twist Image

There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. While everyone is still wondering how the valuation of a twelve-person employee business, that hasn't been around for three years and has no revenue could go for that kind of whopping amount, many conspiracy theorists think that it's more of a Facebook play to prove to the market that if Instagram is worth a billion dollars, than Facebook must be worth (at least) one hundred billion dollars. facebook. foursquare.

Creating Your Own Facebook Community

Spin Sucks

didn’t want to share it on my personal Facebook page, as most of my friends and family couldn’t care less.  I thought about Twitter, but I only check that once a day so the conversation would mostly stop after one or two tweets.  Related Posts No Place Like Home: Is Facebook the Wizard of Your Oz? So I went searching.  Do you like this post? Leave a comment! Blog Roll Book Rec.

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

It’s very easy to just start measuring your ROI by counting how many Twitter followers and Facebook friends you have. Channels used: Twitter, Facebook, and blog. Built a community of 13,000. Channels used: Facebook and Twitter. Channels used: Foursquare, Twitter, and Facebook. Created “Foursquare Day” that increased hamburger sales 110%.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

feel that LinkedIn has its place for job seekers and networking but I don’t see how it blends with Pinterest, Facebook or any other site. Facebook and Twitter - two almost completely exclusive sets of users (in my opinion and personal experience). For example, almost all of my high school friends are on Facebook (I graduated high school in ‘86) but NONE of them are on Twitter.

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