Fri.Apr 06, 2012

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#FollowFriday: Easter Bunny

Spin Sucks

It doesn’t matter your religion or what you believe, the Easter Bunny is for all of us. As it turns out, he has absolutely nothing to do with the Christian traditions. Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate. In the U.S., Hayes was President.

Stats for Congress on Twitter [Data]

SocialFish

Slide deck from Edelman analysing data from Members of Congress on Twitter. Tip o’ the hat to Robert Hay for the find. Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays of the Congressional Twitterverse. View more presentations from Edelman Insights. Useful Data

Gin and Topics: Cycling, Rainbows, and April Fool’s

Spin Sucks

Did anyone see the story of the 80-year-old woman who landed a plane after her husband died while flying? She and her husband were flying home to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., from Florida, when he slumped over the controls and died. family friend, and pilot, got in another plane, flew up to her, and guided her through landing the plane. ” You think? Freaking amazing! Test Your Awareness. Oh yes.

Toon Time: Digital Easter

Waxing UnLyrical

Erin Feldman  is the marketing communications manager at  TouchSystems , a touch screen company based in Hutto, Texas. Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog,  Write Right  (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen). She spends the rest of her time writing poetry, drawing, reading, and running. Toon Time: Digital Easter.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Social Media Bill of Rights: Should Potential Employers Have Access?

Firebelly

As this discussion has accelerated over the last few weeks, I think it’s appropriate to look at this infographic. Should we have to share our personal information with potential employers? Via: Online Background Check Resource. According to ACLU attorney Catherine Crump, “It’s an invasion of privacy for private employers to insist on looking at people’s private Facebook pages as a condition of employment or consideration in an application process. People are entitled to private lives.” ” What do you think?

Life Without Facebook ~ A View From Gen Y #4

Diva Marketing Blog

Jessica Roby n, a typical millennium and 7-year Facebook member, has not seen any of the new time lines for brands. You see, on January 13, 2012 Jessica disabled her account and began an experiment of "Life Without Facebook. ". What now? How How do you exist without Facebook? Read Jessica Robyn's Life Without Facebook ~ A Veiw From Gen Y Interviews  Part #1   Part #2   Part #3  Part #4  .

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & BRNO HDR

Kikolani

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 kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. The Blogger’s Guide To YouTube: How To Absolutely Dominate Your Niche With Video Content – Video is in, and YouTube is king, and as bloggers, we need to embrace the coming changes, or risk getting left in the dust. Business / Career. Freelancing. BRNO HDR.

How to Use Google Analytics to Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Activity

Absolute PA

This is a guest post by online marketing whiz, Liz Lockard. You can read more about Liz at the bottom of this post. First, I found Facebook irresistable. Then, I fell in love with Twitter. Now, I’m getting curious about Google+ and Pinterest. Let alone making time for marketing in general. How do we decide how and where to spend our time on social networks? Your specific tweets and posts?

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Can You Solve this Digital Marketing Puzzle? – #1950

Puzzle Marketer

For a fun Friday brain teaser, PuzzleMarketer.com brings you a puzzle using terms out of our digital marketing glossary. See how quickly you can guess what the images below are identifying. Check back every Friday for a new advertising puzzle to solve. Are you stumped? Click here to go to our marketing puzzles answers page.

So You Think You’re Too Busy To Maintain A Blog

Small Business Mavericks

If you have a website, then you need a blog. There’s no question in today’s competitive online world. If nothing else, writing regular content your blog will continually remind the search engines you exist, and they are constantly searching for new, up-to-date and relevant content. Blogs help websites rank in search results, and ultimately that has to be your goal. There are two arguments against blogs that we hear regularly. You can also engage a professional blog consultant. These ideas are already there in your business. Blogging for Small Business blogs Social Media wordpress

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Build a Successful Blog by Creating a Content Musical

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Brad Smith of fixcourse.com. So you want to make money blogging? You want a popular blog that gets thousands of visitors each day, and the attention and respect you’ve been looking for. So what’s stopping you? What’s holding you back? You’re cranking out content, just like Mashable, about the latest news stories in your industry. You get traffic, but it doesn’t convert or stick around. Or maybe you have a unique perspective, and you share research and facts to back everything up. But no one reads your posts, or takes the time to comment.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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