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7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses


Like any business model there are challenges to opening an online store, with the prime one being selecting the right eCommerce platform to launch your business. Luckily, there are powerful eCommerce platforms specifically designed to meet your needs – allowing you to increase sales and attract more customers. WooCommerce is built on the back of WordPress blogging platform.

Rumors on Upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3


iPad 2s and iPhone 4s are flying off shelves, but Apple is not going to leave all of 2011 to two single product releases. This has many specialists asking, when are iPad 3s and iPhone 5s going to be seen on store shelves? Due to a large increase of purchases on top of the generic supplies for the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, it has many people beginning to ask questions and make guesses.

Drive for Show, Putt for Dough – a Lesson for Enterprise 2.0 Platforms

Social Media Strategery

implementation – be it a wiki, a blogging platform, discussion forums, microblogging, or Sharepoint – fail miserably because they forgot to focus on the fundamentals.  vendor out there offers a similar set of features – blogging, microblogging, wiki functionality, profiles, tagging, search, etc. bring this up because I’ve seen one too many Enterprise 2.0

How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly


Photos, graphics, and other visual content are ruling nearly every popular social media platform. Pic Monkey is an amazing desktop app that lets you do everything from making photo and image collages to quickly designing Facebook cover photos, banners, featured posts, avatars and more. Pic Play Post (for iPhone and iPad) is one of those low-cost tools. tools for non-designers.

15 Blogger Resources Not Previously Featured on ProBlogger


Here, we’ve listed 15 blog tools and resources you may not have heard of (none have been featured in ProBlogger articles prior to now—we checked!). Also note: Timely is free, but the pro account features also include letting you post to Facebook. 7. Features worth noting: You can cut to close-ups of the host or caller, making your production look extremely professional. Lanyrd.

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL. Enter a search term, view featured, or view trending recipes (as shown below). 15 deliciously fun IFTTT recipes for iPhone and iPad. Cool Social Tools Featured Implementation automation cool tools IFTTT social media management strategic thinking technolog

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It's A Small (And Strange) World After All, Brands

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We can talk about the merits of social media as an engine of engagement and conversation for brands, but the simple truth is that it is nothing more than a public publishing platform. This group of rag tags are more than 30 strong and were recently featured in an in-depth editorial piece by Vice called, The Punks Of Disneyland. So, whether you would like to build your own iPad kiosk or a laundry organizer from standard IKEA kitchen cabinets, the possibilities are now endless. publishing platform. How much control does a company really have over their brand? apple.

The value of collaboration


The solution has 4 parts: Use the collaboration platform to store answers you already have. Post all new issues as forums on the platform (and nudge users to post their issues there as well). Now, at work, I can store all those docs on the firm’s collaboration platform and access them via an iPad. Debunking the Hype Featured Social CRM and ROI Social, In Theory

When Your Smartphone Can Adjust Your Depression And Boredom With BuzzFeed

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New iPhones, an updated iPad and Apple TV. Insider Facebook publishing channel features video content posted directly to the social network, as well as whole articles (including images) that appear as status updates. They are also publishing on Instagram and Tumblr , and are exploring partnerships with other social platforms. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. Still, don't kid yourself, the new iPhone 6S is a big deal.

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014


The platform was created for nonprofits looking to simplify grant management. They also share nonprofit fundraising best practices on their blog and offer custom pricing tailored to the specific software features your organization needs. The newest release for 2014 includes improved calendar functionality, updated task features, and a new iPad app for users on the go.

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

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The jury found that critical features of the Samsung smartphones and tablets design were copied from Apple''s iPhone and iPad. As Facebook raced to update their platform and develop a more comprehensive and responsive mobile experience, the acquisition of Instagram gave them a significant position in the mobile sphere. Any revenue from that billion dollars that they can recoup from the Tumblr or Hulu platform, could well just be gravy in the grand scheme of things. What is Yahoo going to do with Tumblr? What is Tumblr going to become with Yahoo? What''s your take?

The Evolution Of Apps

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Long Live The Internet ?) to the pending dominance of smartphones and iPad -like devices. On a personal note, I was loving the ability to buy books through my Kindle app on both iPhone and iPad, and became frustrated that this feature set was removed because of Apple's business reasons. From that moment forward, it's hard to tell the difference between the Apple-approved app and clicking the icon that will take you to the company created platform. Is everything moving full circle back to the Web? Very excited. HTML5 is changing our media. amazon. android. app store.

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How To Blog In 2014

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love Pocket, because it works great across all screens (iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air). The killer functionality that it had (that all other blogging software lacked) was an auto linking feature that allowed me to save my links. Any time that I typed in a word that had been saved to the "auto linking" feature it would automatically create the link for me, but only for the first instance that I typed the specific word (or phrase) in a blog post. This feature is not only a time-saver but a life-saver, because I love a blog post that is properly linked-up. blog platform.

[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound


Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! This is where VideoSound steps in, an app for iPhone and iPad that helps you animate your short films with your favorite songs. ———-. The app is currently priced at $0.99.  .

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Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

And just to go back to the scheduling feature, when people ask me to help them promote specific events, fundraisers, etc. find this feature very useful; I can simply copy a post and bung it in at various points in the “publisher” view, making minor edits if I want. It’s “status ideas” feature is just genius. e. What to do? Such is life. ” 1.

Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Now it seems that more people are “living” in platforms such as Facebook and connecting with others through it. It’s easier than ever to get your message across multiple devices and across platforms, and it spreads like wildfire. Did you know that every minute 81 iPads are sold, 11 Xboxes are sold, or 1,100 acres of land are farmed in Farmville?

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New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!


In the last few years, we learned what it meant for associations to be the platform – but now everyone knows how to do that. When you think about mobile, stop thinking “this has to work on an iPad and an iPhone” Mobile is not about that. Debunking the Hype Featured From the Trenches Industry Insider Social, In Theory Useful DataRead it and weep.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


Some of its best mobile features are: Google Earth Outreach is a mapping tool that allows supporters to see your work. Buzztouch : An open source app storage cloud that works with iPhone, iPad and Android. It features drag & drop and allows you to customize your apps. ClubTexting : A texting app that has special features for social groups and nonprofits. And, with 1.5

5 Reasons I Think Facebook Is On The Decline

Jason Yormark

While I have not experienced their mobile apps outside of Apple devices, their iPhone and iPad apps are horrendous. Sure you can create lists of folks, and have features available to you, but the execution just seems terribly over convoluted.  If I can’t figure out how to do certain things quickly and easily, then I can assure you folks who aren’t as seasoned on a computer will be even more. The Ad Platform Doesn’t Deliver.  I’ve used Facebook Ads a ton.  In some cases, they can be a useful tool to build reach and connect with the right folks.

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Fetching Friday – Resources, iPad Contest & Third Tribe Benefits


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the last few days to join Third Tribe at a good rate, and an easy iPad contest. New privacy features – will it satisfy everyone and really be simpler or will they still leave ? Did Twitter ban third party ad platforms – is it yes or no ? Let’s Win an iPad Together! If you want an iPad as badly as I do (and that is pretty, desperately bad), then let’s help each other. Want to be featured in Fetching Friday posts? The Resources Mashup.

My Switch From iPhone To Android: Part One

Jason Yormark

After a few weeks of pondering and testing, I decided that having one device that could replace my iPhone and iPad Mini was the way to go. With the Android platform it feels much more customizable  and it feels like I have a ton more options as it pertains to how I use and layout my phone. iPhones don’t have this feature, nor the screen real estate to pull it off.

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. more robust ad platform. It’s as if the Twitter board of directors has spent the last two years pining to be as big as Facebook, and has consistently concluded that mimicking elements of that platform will unlock that secret code. Image via Images in the tweet stream.

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50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

You can do dozens of short tutorials, within Canva, so you learn WHILE using the tool.  I learned how to use the “Blur” feature below to make the text or icons stand out on a post: Stuck? RELAY also has a one-click resize function that instantly resizes your graphic for every platform. Designfeed creates gorgeously-rendered content, sized to fit all relevant platforms.

Will India See a Rise in Digital PR?

Waxing UnLyrical

In August, the  TV 18 group laid off around 500 employees, including several of those responsible for its features programming. With such alterations in the media industry, PR agencies have a window to get more creative and embrace newer avenues, such as social media platforms, more aggressively than before. We republish it with minor edits and updates. Sixty two! ABP Pvt.

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

Naturally, video strategy has evolved on each of the various social media platforms over the years. Snapchat users are currently watching an incredible 10 billion videos per day on the platform, up from 8 billion in February. Brands and marketers are jumping on the new feature, testing it out , and looking for ways to stay at the top of user’s minds. Equipment. Sweet!

Communications Done Well: Seven Things to Do Immediately

Spin Sucks

They go on to tell the story of how Quirky accused OXO and their design partner, Smart Design , of stealing a feature from a product called the Broom Groomer , which was submitted to their community in 2009 by an independent inventor and launched in 2010. His patent expired in 1936 and, to this very day, when a dustpan has a “teeth” feature, it is relying on that patent. Educational.

The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc


Apple II, released a year later in 1977, improved several aspects of the original model as well as offering features to make it more attractive to non-computer users. The phenomenal success of the iPod laid the foundations for future products including the Apple iPhone, MacBook and Apple iPad. The early years. Within a few short years, Apple would revolutionize the computing world.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

And there’s another handy new feature called Highlights. This works much like the highlighting feature in Kindle…it acts more like a news curator than a compiler — and there are plenty of aggregator apps out there — but it’s a fast way to check out what others are reading, too. Curata features powerful analytics that measures performance and sales pipeline impact.” — SnapApp.

4 Creative Ways to Market Your Business with Snapchat

Simply Measured

Snapchat also comes with some pretty unique features, including geofilters, creative tools like Scissors and Paintbrush, stickers, and a face-swapping filter, where users can literally superimpose someone else’s face on top of their own. The winner would get an iPad Pro. Snapchat states that the click-through rate is FIVE times higher than that of other social media platforms.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

It literally watches competitors create new features, and then it incorporates those functionalities into its network, competing head-to-head in that functional space. Facebook relies on its incredibly large user base to accept and use the new features. Facebook Video competes with YouTube (this feature does as well as a McRib sandwich on market share). Ice cream? Salad?

Podcast Promotion: 7 Smart Ways To Improve Your Social Sharing

Peg Fitzpatrick

Use this tool to test your title and optimize for Google search results. I use the free Yoast SEO plugin which has this feature baked in. Click To Tweet. I use the Social Warfare plugin which has this feature built in as well as adding graphics for optimized social sharing across Pinterest, Facebook, and more. Skip the episode number for social shares. Perfect! Write solid show notes.

Social Media Updates: July


Check out this demo of the new  store locator feature for local awareness ads. This is great for users who want to make their streaming more relevant and accurate, however, it is currently limited only to users posting Live videos using the platform’s API. These emojis will be standardized across iOS, Android and other platforms, and are available to all users around the world.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Pinterest Apple Facebook. Embrace Multiple Platforms. Today content consumers get their information on the platform of their choosing. So much great advice in this article – I especiallyliked the idea of using multiple platforms since not all people are on one platform. features. iPad App.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s a social sharing platform that allows you to either find great content, share it and measure your ability to drive clicks and traffic … or measure the social sharing and links to leave to lead folks back to your own content, even tying that traffic to conversions and sales. One is Hootsuite for iPad. Here’s what they told me: Shannon Paul. Jason Falls. Traackr.

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This Week in Social Media – 5/22/2013

Social Media Marketing

Not all social media is created equal - men and women use it at different rates and are present in different proportions on platforms. The Platforms Yahoo has had a big week. A big Monday in fact, when the portal announced that it was acquiring social network/blogging hub Tumblr for $1.1 A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry. These are those links. Lee Odden has them.

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20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

Since times change, and apps/platforms come and go, I thought I’d take a fresh look at how my daily toolkit has changed, and share that with you. However, I’m not ruling out a change in the future (vCita especially, since it has some pretty neat features). A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on the five productivity tools I found myself using frequently. etc. 8.

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

Here’re a few interesting places to look if you might be keen to find curators in your niche (more on these places below): Pocket’s Recommended feature (easily accesible from within the Pocket app). Curated’s featured publications. Viewing sharers is a BuzzSumo Pro feature that you can try out for free with a trial.). It’s more of a feature!

Reason Number 1,000,000 Not to Depend on Facebook: They’re Removing the Discussion Tab From Pages


How about because now when you pull down to refresh a Facebook feed from the iPad app–be it a group or your own news feed–it automatically kicks you over to random YouTube videos? Or, in the case of association pages like the one I admin, that the discussion tab is a popular feature and not only frequently used for ongoing engagement but also a useful archive dating back three years? Which, for a free platform, is as it should be–it’s their platform, after all, and we all use it for free. Of course not. Hell no. Period. From the Trenches

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The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Carol June 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm “Feature rich&# is probably my favorite, especially when used in a sentence along with “robust&# (which did make the list). Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

know desktop notifications now exist, but I guess the developers of that new feature didn’t realize a better tool that isn’t confined to Chrome has been around for 5 years now. RTM has gadgets (as seen above), applications for all mobile platforms, an API, and much more. I’m a paid member and it’s well worth it. That alone is a feature that I absolutely love.