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Fans, Followers, or Subscribers: Which Are Better For Brands.


Many brands seem to vacillate between the Facebook and Twitter, overlooking e-mail altogether

iPhone, Android and Flash


Steve Jobs must hate The Flash. Email this to a friend? Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Facebook. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn. Post on Google Buzz. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Share this on Share this on Reddit. Digg this! Share this on Technorati.

10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Curating Content

It’s no longer enough to provide fundamental features and benefits information about products and services to succeed competitively online. Consumers and of course, business buyers, seek additional information, resources and others to connect with on the topics of interest to them. Within the field of content marketing, curation is becoming a popular topic of discussion. Why bother?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Amazingly, it seems like there's more social media tools than Jonas brothers, with the gap growing every day. don't feel the need to experiment with every new piece of software that emerges from its chrysalis, but I do feel a

Social Media Automation 101

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The 7 Steps to Creating a Social Media Strategy. Before you begin, commit to worrying about social media tools last, not first. Because tools will change. They always do. There was a time when Netscape seemed invincible

Why Your Corporate Website Needs a Blog

Bill Hartzer

If you are in charge of a B2B (business to business) corporate web site, you might have wrestled with the decision of whether or not your company should create a blog. The Nuts about Southwest blog is the corporate blog of Southwest Airlines. You don’t need to be a blogger to take advantage of the newest blogging methods. How often will it be updated? Embrace Online Networking. Digg this!

How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable


For many online marketers, there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable as WordPress. The standard content management system for millions of websites, WordPress is one of the most praised and appreciated online development platforms out there. Luckily, it’s very possible to turn things around. WordPress can do it. Email this to a friend?

Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King

Login With Facebook | Login With Twitter | Login | Register Jobs Home SAI Wire Clusterstock Money Game War Room Travel Latest Video Hive Tape Questions Blackboard Online Mobile Gadgets Media Startups Road Warriors Most Commented Digital 100 Silicon Alley 100 Hive Tape Questions Hot » Currency | Economy | Gadgets | Hedge Funds | Mobile | Wall Street. You have successfully emailed the post.

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

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

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We built our own Frankenstein. We are spending countless employee hours tweeting, retweeting, responding to tweets, figuring out whom to follow, secretly following celebs and athletes, and designing custom Twitter backgrounds

5 Types of Video Posts for Bloggers


One of the areas of blogging I have not jumped into yet is video, but it is getting hard to ignore the benefits of video for blogging and SEO. When people Google my name, aka personal brand, I want my results to look something like Matt Cutts, my current “personal branding hero&# in Google, with no one else in the top 10. Video Ideas for Bloggers. About Me Video. Search Story. Related Posts.

10 Controversial Twitter ‘How To’ Issues


I’ve been using Twitter for over two years. I’ve noticed a few things in that time: There’s no specific, agreed etiquette; One user’s potion is another user’s poison; Your tweeting technique WON’T be liked by everyone, no matter what you do. This causes difficulty, since there’s no standard to work from. Do you send out hundreds of updates every day? Should you schedule your tweets and pump out content even as you sleep? Will it upset someone if you state an opinion? Will it bore someone if you don’t? That’s if you notice at all. What next?

Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value

Curated in real-time. When I first wrote about this , six years ago, I called this type of work newsmastering and newsradars , but now that the real-time element has come into play, as much as social media, video, Twitter and other new content sources, the original idea of what a newsmaster / content curator is and what tools and features are really needed has certainly started to change.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Got Community? 5 Ways To Foster It On Your Blog

Ari Herzog

We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found the answer is community. – Dorothy Day. This is a guest post by Frank Dickinson. If you have community, you have a lot. This is even true when it comes to your blog. There is no better feeling than building a growing and interactive community of readers on your site. That amazing feeling doesn’t just happen. Get your setup right.

Thoughts on Poken & Off-line Social Networking

The Marketing Blog

Remember the Casio digital diaries which were a digi-fashion statement way back in the 90s? brilliant concept that enabled you to store the details of all your contacts including their names, phone-numbers and what not. However, gradually as time passed by, the concept and the device started fading away. The underlying concept. My thoughts. pretty cost effective way of checking your emails.

With the New Design, Twitter Kills RSS, Literally

Stay N' Alive

The blogosphere is abuzz lately about the latest trend: “RSS is Dead,&# everyone says. Other blogs say “RSS isn’t dead.&# (of which side I tend to agree with). Whatever side you agree with, I just discovered one thing we’ll all be able to agree with: at least on its own site in the new design, Twitter has quite literally killed RSS. Two things were removed in #NewTwitter: 1.

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What’s the law around aggregating news online

ABOUT ARCHIVES CONTACT SUBSCRIBE TWITTER What’s the law around aggregating news online? Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices By Kimberley Isbell / Sept. 8 / 10:30 a.m. [So much of the web is built around aggregation — gathering together interesting and useful things from around the Internet and presenting them in new ways to an audience. billion in 2008 alone. AFP v. Tori E.

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Ah Twitter, we thought we knew you. comprehensive survey (1753 respondents) released today by Edison Research, paints a fascinating picture of Twitter and its role in America's social media ecosystem. The full 49-page study is full of

Create Collaborative Newsstreams with Twitter and MyTweetMag


“There’s no such thing as information overload, there’s only filter failure.&#. This famous quote from Clay Shirky exactly describes the purpose of MyTweetMag : Twitter is a perfect tool for sharing information and links. But on busy days you might get in trouble when you try to filter the rich news out of the endless twitter-stream. MyTweetMag wants to help you to curate the twitter-stream together with your twitter-friends and to create a collaborative newsstream for a certain topic. The plattform also provides a plugin to integrate the newsstream into any wordpress-blog.

Facebook vs Twitter: UBERBATTLE


Kate, author of Arguing with a Doughnut , presents an epic fight to the death between the two social networking giants. – Right off the bat I’m going to have to do something pretty controversial. Something that’ll get a lot of lips twitching in raw anger. Why am I doing this? In round two, we’re looking at something very minimal that bugs the crap out of me. On Twitter? There’s no feedback!

Content Curation versus Content Aggregation

skip to main | skip to sidebar Content-ment New media, old media, and the spaces in between. Digital media strategy. Content strategy. Content-ment. Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Content Curation versus Content Aggregation: A Velvet Mr. T Painting Two posts brought to my attention the discussion starting to take root about the worlds of content aggregation versus content curation. Not an aggregator.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

How To Keep Yourself Up-To Date On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

While working as a Social Media professional we know that it is essential to 'listen'. Apart from listening to our community members, it is essential to listen to other professionals who are on-board as well within the Social Media space. It is from each other's experience and expertise that we can keep ourselves up-to date on what is taking place in the online space and how the future is getting shaped. While you do have the option of searching individual professionals and then connecting with them, there is a much easier and a more methodical way. Check out

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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How do you consistently say exactly what I am thinking? Thanks for the post, yet again a brilliant post I must add. This blog is great as encouragement and validation for my own endeavors in social media marketing

Host yourself: Don’t leave your digital space in someone else’s hands


When it comes to running a small business or blogging about your recent travel adventures to Spain, anyone who works online understands the need for speedy and effective Internet hosting service. While the quality of various hosting companies can vary widely, having 100% up-time is very important for the business or individual to stay productive. So, about web hosting services? Security? Digg this!

How publishers curate the world of content

eMedia Vitals Vital Answers eMedia Jobs Blog How GEO scales international content to local markets Blog NewsTilt lesson: Know thy audience Blog A ‘niche within a niche’: Behavioral targeting. Blog Publishers integrate new Foursquare features Article SB Nation: Turning fan bases into media brands eMedia Vitals Life Beyond Print.™ Content providers are experimenting with all sort of ways for editors and technology to push outside content to readers, whether through aggregation or curation (for a lengthy discussion about the difference, check out the Nieman Journalism Lab ). Copy Foursquare.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Charity & Technology in the Online Universe


Tweet. As a social media agency, who believes that social media can be used to create meaningful dents in the universe, it is interesting to see some numbers and statistics. Shane Snow, who is a writer and entrepreneur in New York City

Privacy Is About Control, Not Anonymity

Dave Fleet

Tweet Seth Godin says you don’t really care about privacy : “If you cared about privacy you wouldn’t have a credit card, because, after all, they know everything you spend money on. And you wouldn’t use the phone, because somewhere, there’s a computer scanning what you say. What most of us care about is being surprised. You know what I want? Control. How about you?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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In nearly every speech or Webinar I conduct, someone in the audience asks “But all this social media stuff doesn't apply to B2B right?” Yes, social media applies to B2B. In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company

Social News Curation: Simplifying or Adding to our Social Media Overload?

Home Social Games Marketing Virtual Goods Web Video Jobs Events PRO « Fashion Explosion: Lustr App Guides You Through NYC’s Fashion’s Night Out 7 Priceless Tips On How To Go Viral » Social News Curation: Simplifying or Adding to our Social Media Overload? But does it live up to the hype? Read on for the verdict on social news curation. Thanks again Lauren!

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