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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

My Son, the Social Network

Spin Sucks

These kids—they go by the snooty name, “social media”— aren’t even teenagers yet—Little Twitter is six, Fickle Facebook is eight, LinkedIn is all business at nine, and  Pinterest is still in the bassinet. Regardless of how you feel about the Facebook IPO , any kid can tell you the real value of social media isn’t the money they can generate. As if! Kids are kids.

Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. 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: Vintage Social Networking. Shonali Burke Social Media cartoon John Atkinson vintage media Wrong Hands

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Reaches 80 Million Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics #RLTM scoreboard Instagram mobile photo-sharing photo-sharing app social networking statistics

The Misnomer of Social Networking

Ari Herzog

It is a fallacy to suggest social networking is about networking, opines Jeff Hurt. Identity comes first, relationship building second, and networking with the community third. Social networking sites are social identity sites. Related articles you may enjoy: Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social?

Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks

Pamorama

Blogging breeds community, where influence is born. A new survey from Technorati has found that many consumers are turning to blogs when they’re looking to buy something. Blogging Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Consumer Spending Facebook Influencer Marketing TwitterBut it [.].

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

During that conversation, one of the questions posed to me was: What role does social media play in content marketing? We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Holy cow!

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

Janet Fouts

Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing,  Cisco Systems. Most of the panel chunks up time throughout the day to manage their social networks. The size of your network should not be a primary focus. Twitter.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. Facebook Ads.

Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Have Social Network

Spin Sucks

This blog post is for all of the women Spin Sucks community. There is a new social network worth checking out…and it’s for women entrepreneurs and business owners. ” She says, “The male-dominated start-up community can be intimidating;  it seems to thrive on competition and bravado. Having spent some time on the social network (I am, after all, a woman entrepreneur), I’d describe it as LinkedIn Groups on steroids. Guys, you can read it too, but I’m not sure it’ll mean much to you. Sorry, guys.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

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. Click for the replay of the Omni-Social Webinar. Omni-Social is the Offset to Paid Social.

Those Other Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

With an over-focus on Facebook and Twitter during the past few years, organizations may be doing themselves a disservice by failing to cultivate communities in other networks. These networks have their own strengths and weaknesses, and because of their sizable communities are significant in their own right. Which “secondary&# social networks do you like?

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

Buffer Social

Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. 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. Why social networks change (and why we keep coming back).

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Instead of admitting that this “social thing” is not as easy as all that, some are pointing fingers at the platforms, saying SPAM! Bad ROI…Spam!

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Instead of admitting that this “social thing” is not as easy as all that, some are pointing fingers at the platforms, saying SPAM! Bad ROI…Spam!

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

While I haven’t given in to the craze yet, it’s impossible to ignore its meteoric rise in the world of social media, not just within our industry but in mainstream adoption. Social Media and marketing teams have been scrambling to figure out a strategy for Pinterest , and rightfully so – it’s a force to be reckoned with from a branding and a business-driving perspective.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

The 360-degree photos  promised by Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality subsidiary last month  have officially arrived. Huang also directed users looking for further information to the Facebook 360 site , the Facebook 360 Community group  and the Help Center. Just take a panorama or use a 360 camera app, then post it to Facebook and we’ll take care of the rest.

Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be?  This is my most-answered Facebook question ever posed with 57 people taking the time to register a vote. Perhaps surprising, Facebook!  Six people would leave the most popular of social networks. The fact that Facebook users named it so often is a bit of a shock. The ROI of social media.

Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

Spin Sucks

Now, I don’t often get really excited with new social media innovations. One person names a video (based on a theme, brand, idea,) and then it gets passed around your Facebook friend network (and then their networks, and their networks,) with people adding their “riff” as it goes. Once you publish it, any of your Facebook friends can contribute.

Branded Customer Communities: What Consumers Expect

Social Marketing Forum

Can branded customer communities drive more revenue than Facebook ads? Social networks are not the holy grail of customer acquisition, retention and loyalty. Online communities are. Building a community within one single platform such as Facebook or LinkedIn is not enough to build effective online communities for your customers. [.]. B2C marketing Community marketing Infographics Social media marketing branded customer communities GetSatisfaction online customer communitiesAsking the question is answering it.

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Should I connect only with family and good friends on Facebook and only business contacts on LinkedIn? How secure should I feel when using Facebook’s privacy settings to determine which groups of friends can or cannot see particular photos? Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become  the largest social networking platform by far.

Friday Funny: Newfangled Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Friday Funny: Newfangled Social Networking is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. 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: Newfangled Social Networking. Shonali Burke Social Media cartoon friday funny Sean R.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

And let’s not forget to look at the fact Facebook and Google make money from your online Identity. Yesterday, Salman Rushdie, real name “Ahmed Rushdie” ran afoul of Facebook. The man who has battled jihads and militant movements out to assassinate him, had his identity hijacked from him, in one fell swoop by Facebook. Rose Is A Rose… . Theme. Speakers.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. via  SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. With over 80 million blogs and tens of millions of users ( GigaOM ), the platform has grown popular for sharing pictures, stories and memes without losing its “intimate, community feel.” Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. via  TechCrunch.

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics Instagram monthly active users photo sharingTwitter: over 500 million users.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. ADQ started as an extension of a Facebook page experiment on my own personal wall. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. 2. Feminist,” “terrorist” or “conservative,” on the other hand, carry social weight.

Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate

Spin Sucks

The post Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate appeared first on Spin Sucks. Google+ Social Media facebook Google Google+ page indexed content niche communities Quality vs. Quantity relevant content SEO marketing SEO rankings seo tool Small Business Snapchat social network Twitter valuable content walmart

Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post

The Realtime Report

Today marks the official launch of  Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment.  Like Twitter and Facebook, Bubblews has developed its own language. The real question is, are social network users looking for a new type of social networking site?

New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation

Mindjumpers

Yesterday, Facebook announced that a new structure of Global Pages is available for all brands working with Facebook. Facebook users will be directed to the best version of a page based on the country those users in which they are situated, creating a better localized experience for your customers while remaining a part of the global brand community. Mindjumpers Network.

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. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. How it works.

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

If this happened at a live networking event, the conversation would go something like this: “Hi. When this happens online, it takes the form of email, newsletters, Facebook mail or direct messages on Twitter. On  Facebook, I’ll unfriend you. Hopefully your post will help illuminate those who think that using social media means using people. Uh…ewww.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

A well maintained social media presence is like a fine wine; it develops more character as it ages. As you invest more time in to social media, joining additional networks and using new tools, your presence gains different characteristics that it did not have before. So it is with different social networks. They are both very visual networks with savvy users.

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How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. As the admin, you’ll be able to track the posts and comments of each of your users, so you can control the amount of freedom you’d like to give your community. Never.

Does Facebook affect your brain?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants beware! Facebook and other social networks can affect your brain! Related posts: Psychology of social networking. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Psychology – Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? Facebook Psychology: Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? Are professional communicators normal?

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

Last week], they published the  2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report  ( download it for free ) that shows how nonprofits are using social media for fundraising. A few highlights in the report: 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans. Average Facebook and Twitter communities grew by 30% and 81%, respectively.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space. With that being said, in my opinion, here are the best social networks for health and fitness that I’ve found. Fitfiend has a nice interface and seems to be a nice little community with a tag line stating, “fit, active, connected&#. Huge user base.

LinkedIn Is The #1 Social Network

Small Business Mavericks

A new report shows that LinkedIn – not Facebook and not Twitter – is the No. social network. Facebook is still a personal space for a lot of people. But there is, and there will always be, an element of personal in Facebook. Not necessarily in the general public, but in the business community worldwide. I’m not a bit surprised that, in terms of ROI, business professionals find LinkedIn to be their most important social network. Social Media facebook LinkedIn TwitterAnd, who knows, it may never do so.

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. One of the more interesting ones that I uncovered was in the Facebook Terms of Use. In fact, Facebook has done a pretty good job of reassuring users that they will continue to be free by posting it on their blog and by posting it clearly on their login page.

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. And this is what Instagram has done for the social web. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Facebook.

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? Ask yourself why?

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform. Today, though, Facebook isn’t so much about friends, family or clients who are trying to connect with today’s generation. bridge too far?