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Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

SocMed Sean

This blog post was originally posted over at PopGoesDad. Thanks to Kurt for the invitation to Guest Blog. admit it…when I was in high school, I was a total metal head…and so was my mom. It was kind of strange growing up with a mom who listened to AC/DC, the Scorpions, and M­ötley Crüe and there were some awkward explanations to my friends about why she often wore a black Van Halen 1984 tour t-shirt. But any downsides to having a rock ‘n’ roll mom were usually made up for by the fact that she not only listened to the music, but also seemed to understand it. Rock And Roll! Do you plan on it?

Music Crosses Borders. You Can Help.

SocialFish

Thank you to Rachel (Phillips) Slotnick for this post.  If you’re in NYC, GO TO THIS.  If not, please tell your friends about it. Thanks! __. It’s not news to anyone that budget cuts are running wild in the NYC public school system and the arts are the first thing to go. uestlove of the Grammy-winning band, The Roots. Tickets are pre-sale only and will not be available at the door.

Are You Worthy of Social Media? The 2 Types of Talk Triggers

Convince & Convert

The single most important element of your social media program is making your company worthy of discussion. We don’t tweet meh. We don’t upload blah to Facebook. We use social media to express feelings that are at the opposing poles of fascination and frustration. But the paradox is that Talk Triggers for social media most often occur offline, not online. There are two options.

Five Takeaways from the 2012 State of Community Management Report

Jeff Esposito

One of the more interesting, but challenging, aspects of my job is community management. Effective managers do not view their community as tied to a specific technology or network, but rather as a group of users who share principles and interests. In order to build an engaged community, managers must be on top of all the latest trends and best practices in the space.

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.

Can Your Web Site’s Rankings Be Affected By Negative SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

Is Rand Fishkin making a serious offer, or is he playing it smart and starting a viral topic? It’s possible he is doing both. Rand Fishkin is a well known SEO authority and he has issued a challenge to see if anyone can bring down his search rankings using negative SEO. There is a danger here in that hundreds will try, and the cumulative effort could have some negative impact. At the same time, there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, who are talking about this challenge, and linking to his or other posts on this topic. This is really stepping into unknown territory.

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Google+ Tactics of the Blogging Pros

ProBlogger

Over the next couple of days on ProBlogger, we’ll be taking a look at key marketing tactics bloggers are using on Twitter and Facebook. Since we covered Pinterest recently , I thought I’d explore Google+ today, and check out the approaches some of the A-list bloggers are using on this network. Tactic 1: Cross-promote a particular offering. Gary Vaynerchuck might have become famous for his books, but he’s been vlogging since 2005, so its no surprise that his Google+ page is dominated by video posts. Tactic 2: Day-in-the-life reportage. Tactic 3: Personal brand miniblogging.

The World Of Thumbonomics

Twist Image

Episode #302 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #21 of Across The Sound 2.0. If we learned anything about the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook , it is that the world of Social Media and mobile is colliding faster than we had ever expected. If you're still struggling with how to get found in the search engines, her first book, The Findability Formula - The Easy, Non-Technical Approach to Search Engine Marketing , is a great place to start. Enjoy the conversation. blogging. david usher. digital marketing.

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Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth

One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. Ariana Huffington has started MoveYourMoney and others are following suit. Any bets as to when the banks start fighting back a la Fox News and Media? But it’s CHANGED.

Google celebrates the Sinclair Spectrum and so do I

The Way of the Web

Google has chosen to celebrate both St George’s Day and the 30th Anniversary of the Sinclair Spectrum with their Google Doodle today, Monday, April 23, 2012. Then came the delights of typing in the code copied by hand from Sinclair User and Your Sinclair magazines. The frustration when it didn’t work as I went back to 3 line programs to display a never ending stream of swearwords.

This Week in Social Media

Koka Sexton

Let me start off by saying that I get a lot of email. I was just introduced to a service called Sanebox that has helped a ton. wanted to give this new format a shot. There are many things I come across on social networks that are worth sharing and I’ll be finding some of the best of those and creating a blog post about them each week.

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.