Fri.Nov 30, 2012

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Social Networking Stats: Twitter Sees 1 Billion Tweets Every 2.5 Days, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via LinkedIn. via Google.

Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Your child has come down with a rasping cough. You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. Overwhelmed by the multitude of potential diagnoses, you decide to wait and see if the cough subsides before scheduling an appointment. If social media and blogs in the U.S Education. Benefits v. costs.

Content Marketing: Hunting The Visual Gold [Infographic]


Amplifying your copy with high quality visuals creates great, engaging content. This is a truth most marketers have already realised. But how should you balance copy vs. visual and how should you define and create this high quality visual ? The five pillars of visual marketing. In our daily work with content marketing, we focus on how to create content that fits the context.

24 Free Twitter Header Images

Geoff Livingston

As an amateur photographer nothing makes me happier than giving my photos away so people can use them. This holiday season I reedited 24 of my photos , cropping them to fit your Twitter header image. None of the photos have watermarks, none of them require attribution. If you like any of them, click on the link located below these images to download on Flickr. I really appreciate your time.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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What do you measure?


I am reposting this very interesting question from Eric Lanke ( originally posted on his blog here ). I would love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on this. This is a true story. It was only the look of shock that passed over his face that made me step back and think about what I had just said. If you can measure it, she seems to say, you’re not aiming high enough. Not one.

5 Media Relations Strategies that Help Get Your Brand Story Published

Proactive Report

Remember the days when we read the newspaper over a cup of coffee every morning and watched the evening news on TV? We were quite happy to get our news just once a day. That’s no longer the case. Now we expect to see eye-witness accounts of events as they are occurring. This appetite for instant visual news has changed the way news is gathered, reported and consumed.

Got a Higher Logic community? #HUGSF12


Whether you’re just starting out with a Higher Logic community, or have an older community that needs a little boost, come and talk to us on Monday 12/1 at the HUG conference. We’re here to help - and we’ve worked with hundreds of associations. Join us at 4 pm to talk about #Winning Community Management Strategies ! Open Community SocialFish News

A Ticket To Discovery

Twist Image

At 5:15 am. My car drove alongside the train track down towards the highway heading to the airport for my early morning flight. This train track connects many suburbs to the downtown core of Montreal. It's at the end of my corner and you would never know it. Montreal is known for its subway system (we call it the metro), but it also has these trains. This one track, in particular, is electric. It's also silent and runs below the street level in my area as it descends into the tunnel that connects to our central train station in the core of the city. Many people ride it. I never have. adventure.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Facebook Law


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on One Week Left for $10 eBooks from ProBloger. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger is celebrating 10 years of blogging by offering his lineup of eBooks at $10 each – this is a savings of 50% to 90% off of the regular prices. Blogging / Content.

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Harvard Business Review #Fail, Poop Talk and Influence

Jeff Esposito

Good morning and hello winter! I am not sure about where you live, but in New England Ole Man Winter had his coming out party with every morning of the week starting at either below or at freezing. It has been great to dust off the winter coat and gloves even if there hasn’t been any of the white stuff. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one and that you have a good weekend teed up.

Blogging the Festive Season


It’s that time of year: the silly season is upon us! Photo by Axel Bührmann on Flickr. The bricks-and-mortar stores have had the Christmas trees and fake Santas up for months … but what’s the blogosphere doing to prepare? The answer depends on who you talk to. Every blog and every audience is different, after all. a digital publisher. a not-for-profit blog. The product blog.

Should You Publish On Sunday?

Small Business Mavericks

When is the best time to publish your content? Publishers and online marketers have debated this for years. It’s a hold over from the old days when it was deemed that Thursday was the best day for your newsletters and sales specials to land in consumers’ mail boxes on Thursday. We don’t live in that world any more. Today, people read their e-mail, RSS feeds, and social media posts when it’s convenient for them. When you publish it is not an issue. Just publish. That goes for blogging, e-mail content, social media content , and everything else. Even videos. Just publish.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Blogging the Festive Season: The Blogger-Consultant-Speaker [Case Study]


Tara Gentile is a blogger and business strategist whose online presence underpins her thriving consulting business at As part of our Blogging the Festive Season series, we asked her how the festive season affects her business and blog. What does preparing for the festive season mean for your business? For me, preparing my blog and business for the holidays means preparing for time off. I try to produce extra content to fill blog posts and email updates for sporadic publication but I go easy on myself. If I don’t get the content created, I still rest. My favorite things!

Don’t Settle For Social Stats, Get Customer Insights

Convince & Convert

Lisa Joy Rosner, NetBase @lisajoyrosner. Lisa Joy Rosner , CMO of Netbase , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss using social chatter data and insight to understand more about your customers, and as a result, more about your business. Read on for some of the highlights or listen below for the full podcast. Listen Now.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day