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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. MySpace? Facebook is mostly used for professional use.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

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BIG NEWS: Google | Facebook | Mark Zuckerberg | Android | Smarter Ideas | More. Inspiring Funny Obsolete Scary Must-Have Amazing Innovative Nerdy Read More: Courtney Holt , Curate , Curation , Myspace , MySpace Music , Steve Rosenbaum , Technology News Get Technology Alerts Email Comments 3 First look at the New MySpace promises changes in design -- embraces community knowledge and passion.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

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The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

What Should We Expect from the New MySpace?

Mindjumpers

Until 2008, MySpace was with its 76 million monthly unique users the most popular social network in the world and a pioneer of its kind. You all know the story of the breakthrough of Facebook, there’s no need to go into detail about the history of the ever growing and almost 1 billion strong social network. MySpace reborn? How to Create Engagement Through Facebook Timeline.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. Before the rise of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, the “original” social media was created in the unglamorous yet impactful world of discussion boards and forums. Why not use the mass reach of Facebook, et al, to also try to CREATE new customers and fans, from whole cloth?

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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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?

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.

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

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How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook restricts what a Page’s Cover Photo may contain. References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features. The Official Rolling Stones Facebook Page looks pretty good at first glance, but if you look at it from the perspective of this article, it isn’t as effective as it could be. This is a guest post by Tim Ware.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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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?

5 Reasons I Think Facebook Is On The Decline

Jason Yormark

Ask Yahoo, MySpace or … , all major networks that ruled heavily at one time and all which fell from grace to other up and comers. I’ve felt a growing sense that Facebook might have already peaked and is currently beginning to slide. The only missing piece to truly escalate that slide is an alternative to do better what Facebook fails at.  I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. That being said, here are the 5 reasons I think Facebook is on the decline: 1. Crazy right? The fact is, no one is bullet proof. All The Numbers Are Starting To Say So.

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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.

To Thine Own Self Be True

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There was a massive call to action in the bottom right-hand corner of the print ad that said something like: "to lean more, please follow us on Facebook." " I found myself asking a very simple question: "what is this brand of diapers doing on Facebook that is so unique to the brand experience that it can't be done on their own website?" This brand's Facebook page isn't doing much to leverage the power of the social graph or use Facebook's functionality to extend the brand narrative in a unique way. Facebook isn't bad. MySpace did.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

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Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. Over the last six years he build his experience in managing online communities for large, multi-national brands across many different sectors. On-site communities (e.g. That’s not to say I don’t read the “thinkers”.

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.

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front by cinta5 on October 20, 2008 According to the Bulldog Reporter , “Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is plotting a possible push into the digital-music business in the wake of MySpace’s launch of MySpace Music last month.

Facebook Will Not Die Easily

Geoff Livingston

In August of 2012, I wrote that Facebook will decline like AOL. think its worth revisiting given all of the hot debate over Facebook’s impending cancerous death. Before I wrote the AOL post, I originally modeled a MySpace-like death for Zucerberg and company, but that was wrong. Facebook will not die a fast death. On a personal level, I really dislike Facebook.

Social Class Distinction Between MySpace and Facebook » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? As a college graduate and early adopter of Facebook (in 2004), I could definitely see that. It’s a lot easier to do on MySpace than Facebook.

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.

Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Owned, on-domain social communities offer more control, enhanced engagement and interaction capabilities, deeper customer insight opportunities, and reliable reach. The siren song of big numbers and “reach.”

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #115

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"Here's the typical progress for anyone starting a new content business these days: build a website, drive traffic, build a community. First, use existing infrastructure custom-built for community: Facebook. Facebook's shares have taken a beating since the big IPO, largely because their advertising business hasn't been as great as some thought it might be. Facebook?

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The Future of Local News WILL Disrupt Facebook

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I am often asked, "will Facebook ever go the way of MySpace?" The truth is Facebook has been very good, like it or not, at not looking at current users'' needs, but instead anticipating the needs of future users, therefore fixing the Innovator''s Dilemma and ensuring their survival. This is when Facebook should feel threatened. The answer lies in the local news orgs.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

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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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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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.

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Traditional Media brainwashing Australians about Social Media

Laurel Papworth

NSW Police have been made aware of a Facebook page that has allegedly made disturbing death threats against baby-faced singer Jack Vidgen. Don’t blame the online community tools. Nor is it to assume Facebook is completely without responsibility. I am highlighting on how the “facts&# are reported. Replace FACEBOOK PAGE with TELEPHONE NUMBER. People do.

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Like Stuff On Facebook? January 26th, 2011 Tweet What’s the buzz, tell me what’s happening Yesterday’s social media storm-in-the-making (or so it seems to me) was about the fact that Facebook can now turn your “likes&# into ads.

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Facebook’s the crack and we’re all greedy junkies

Jeff Esposito

A recent Facebook update changed how brands are able to get content onto users’ news feeds. The change triggered a lot of negative blog posts in the social media and community management communities. concluded that many of the blogs took the Chicken Little approach rather than noting how this could be a good thing – hanging onto the same core pieces of fear: organic reach for brands would plummet, Facebook was pulling a pay-to-play scheme, or we need to change the way we measure. Facebook is the world’s largest social network. Am I right?

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7 Daunting Challenges Facing Marketers

Geoff Livingston

Even the first wave of major social networks (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) had some staying power. Look no further than the decrease Facebook has suffered in tactical viability for some types of business. Marketing today remains a great challenge, in large part because of the consistently changing technology and media landscape. Informational sources (conferences, blogs, etc.)

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Facebook will not replace websites

Jeff Esposito

Over the past few weeks, I have seen chatter suggesting that Facebook fan pages will replace websites for companies and individuals. Stephen Haines of Facebook notes , “companies’ interactions with their customers could take place so often on Facebook that company websites would fall by the wayside,” but I am not buying it. The interactions on Facebook are truly impactful for any business, the problem is your company does not own the customer experience, conversation or content – Facebook does.  (See Facebook’s T&C ). would love to hear why.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

Convince & Convert

But what imperils Snapchat’s audience passion (or did, until this week) is that as the platform “ages up” and businesspeople like me, moms, and brands start flooding in to hang out in the “next big thing” the tone and tenor of the community is changing dramatically. ” The same thing happened with MySpace. Facebook’s Video Front End.

Australia: Senior Citizens on Facebook over 55’s

Laurel Papworth

Facebook has seen a surge of 513% of Senior Citizens and over 55’s joining in the USA.   Figures show that the number of older users of Facebook increased nearly tenfold in America last year, while university-age users declined by 55 per cent. Australian figures show that about one in five over the age of 55 is connecting through Facebook, with 550,000 logging in. Do you?

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

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The Facebook-owned company moved on from its old-fashioned camera icon and embraced a new, minimalist design across its suite of products: Instagram,  Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse. The Instagram community has evolved over the past five years from a place to share filtered photos to so much more — a global community of interests sharing more than 80 million photos and videos every day.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Real World Events Music labels, film studios pay MySpace for record launches and Secret Shows. Someone tell Facebook too. Threadless, YouTube, MySpace have all had that in the past. One, should we monetize other people’s activity? 20 million?

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Facebook Graph Search: Why Investors Shouldn’t Worry

Mindjumpers

Much anticipated, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled this week that Facebook has built Graph Search  – a search engine within Facebook that combines web search with your social graph thus making it possible to search your entire life and those of your friends. But the investors’ question remains: How will Facebook make money out of it? Facebook stocks falling.

A Social Media Status Quo Pt.1-Japan

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers’ global network consists of local country community managers, creating a platform of multinational professionals. It is their insights enable us to execute and maintain brand communities around the world in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way. Local community manager Kiran Larange shares his knowledge. Japan’s social status quo. Trends.

Twitter Rules vs. Community Values

Socialized

Some of these are legislated, and some of them simply come from community values. When I wrote my earlier post on this, I was clear that I was writing my rules, adding “I wouldn’t presume to tell you how to use Twitter.&# My rules are based on a combination of factors, like why I am on Twitter, my personal standard of ethics, my perception of community values, and Twitter’s TOS. Twitter, and every other social network, has written/legislated rules, moral/ethical rules, and some rules that are derived from community values. Rules have numerous origins.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Facebook, of course. Ironically, Facebook itself started as humble website. Facebook is waging a three-pronged war on websites. Bingo!