Thu.Nov 22, 2012

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The Characteristics of A Community Manager


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. Stay positive.

9 TED Talks That Will Stretch Your Business Mind

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It doesn't take long to find inspiration. It takes forever to figure out how to do something meaningful with it. I've been fortunate enough to be able to attend the famed TED conference since 2008. Within that timeframe, I have also helped out on a few of the TEDx events. Well, it inspired me to put together a list of TED Talks that have forced me to rethink and reshape my vision of business.

Technology in Education and the Dominance of Apple [Infographic]


Interesting stuff from OpenColleges.   Are you incorporating iPads or other similar tools into how you work with your members? An Infographic by Open Colleges. Potluck

75 People You Need to Know in Social Media

Convince & Convert

What a year it’s been. So much to be thankful for, on every level. For my American visitors, Happy Thanksgiving! And to all, sincere appreciation for the gift you continue to give me on a regular basis, the gift of your attention. If you’ve been following our adventures at Convince & Convert this year, you know.

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.

Why Failure is an Option

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Failure is often said not to be an option - Why? First of all that is not true, and secondly failure does not have to be bad - as Dad used to say, it is a success in finding out that didn't work! Seriously this kind of 'no failure' mindset can never work for a successful business, because if failure is not an option then you will always take the risk- free option which means less innovation, less creativity. And that is ironic in itself as.I don't believe there is a risk free option; producing more of the same risks falling behind. Much depends on how you define failure. . Related articles.

History of Photography – Rise of Mobile and Photo Apps

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This infographic was produced by Overgram, a very cool tool that allows you to add text to your images.  It’s the free version of Over , which is available in the Apple app store for 99c. Adding text to your images easily makes it possible to improve the images you add to your news and social content. Take a look at the infographic and the rapid rise of mobile photography.

Thanksgiving weekend NFL game predictions

Jeff Esposito

During the course of the NFL season we predict the weekly outcomes using data from social media along with some formulas ( more on that here ). While this might sound odd, our social NFL predictions are doing decent 11 weeks into the season with an 86-73-1 mark following a 9-5 showing in Week 11. This week’s contestant is Bob Cargill ( @cargillcreative on Twitter). What do you think of this method?

The Well-rounded Blogger: How to Become the Best at Your Craft


This guest post is by Brandon Yawa of It goes without saying that every writer who has excelled has his or her niche. A “niche” gives writers a focal point, a demographic, a particular place in the world where his or her voice resonates. But niches without proper attention kill great writers. The problem with specifications. You are walking down a busy street and fall. Unfortunately, you break your leg and the ambulance rushes you to the nearest Orthopedist. He looks at your leg, and in what seems like a millisecond, your leg is in place and the cast is fully set.

Cartoon of the day

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Cartoon of the Day


Revealed: The Super Powers James Clear Used to Become a Full Time Blogger in 6-Months


This guest post is by TT Fong of James Clear runs the blog , which generates a full-time income. It took him only six-months to reach that point. After studying his site, listening to several interviews he’s done, and talking with him live , I uncovered one of the secrets to his success. This secret? He taps into his strengths or “super powers” while building and growing his blog. Here are three key lessons I learned from him about Super Powers, and how to use them for successful blogging. Why not? strategic. focused. learner. The answer?

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.