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February’s Featured Resource: Amplify.com

Harp Interactive

Amplify users site their favorite features as: the ability to quickly and cleanly share information with a very broad audience by clipping or URL sharing, the time-saving ability to quickly clip existing content, highlight it, and add in unique commentary. the cross-pollination and sharing features. Read more responses to What’s your favorite  Amplify’s feature.

The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger

SocialFish

The beauty of the Internet is… now it’s out there for posterity’s sake. Culture That Works Featured From the Trenches Industry Insider Open CommunityYou will have heard about the Small World Labs/Personify merger  that was announced two weeks ago. From Michael Wilson: Hey Ben, thanks for covering the news. We are excited about this at Small World Labs. We will be doing the opposite.

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Use Posterous to Easily Enhance Your Tweeting

TwiTip

Use Posterous to Easily Enhance Your Tweeting 7 Image via Wikipedia Posterous will allow you to easily post MP3s, files, videos and photos to Twitter. Posterous is the new kid on the block when it comes to blogging. Posterous connects up with Twitter (as well as numerous other sites), so that when you post something to posterous, it automatically posts to your other accounts.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

But it might vary depending on which level of the hierarchy you have approached, or even worse, you’ll get a stock company answer that matches those inspirational posters on the wall, but is miles away from what the REAL culture is. Debunking the Hype Featured Humanize It seems like an odd question, but it’s actually really important.

Crowdsourcing for Organizations

SocialFish

Another interesting site specifically geared to serve nonprofit organizations looking for creative work is Sparked where creative professionals volunteer some of their time and talent to completing meaningful assignments such as designing a poster for a wildlife protection organization or crafting a press release for a children’s safety initiative. FeaturedWhat is crowdsourcing?

How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

For years I’ve been exposed to branded product door decals telling me to “Push” or “Pull” an alcohol-branded sign at the checkout counter, or a poster in the window promoting a special. Small business owners are not telling customers about the featured beer or the cost of eggs. Features advertising toolsThis is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool.

Social Networking Stats: 25 Million LinkedIn Profile Pages Viewed Daily, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Posterous: 15 million monthly users. via  Posterous. Has anyone experimented with these new features? The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users. via  China Daily. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 175 million members. via  LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via  Google. Tumblr: 77 million blogs. via  Tumblr.

What the Elimination of Facebook’s 20% Text Rule Really Means

Ignite Social Media

If the image featured text in more than five squares, it was over 20% and would need to be adjusted. Keep in mind, the following examples are exceptions to the policy: Movie posters. Posters for concerts/music festivals, comedy shows or sporting events. On June 8, Facebook eliminated a long-standing rule that prevented ads with more than 20% text to run through their platform.

Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

SocialFish

However, we do step in to prevent business partners from posting marketing materials, as well as to post about certain NBOA research projects, respond to unanswered questions from first-time posters, and occasionally to put out a “Best of” the public and private social communities post (a mini-newsletter compiling the most popular discussions/articles from our digital ecosystem).

Your turn.

SocialFish

All of that requires change, but does NOT require fancy change management programs or motivational posters. Featured HumanizeI am SO beyond thrilled.  My “ How are you going to change the world in 2012? “ meme has already had a TON of responses. Check some of them out (see links for full posts, which are all worth reading in their entirety!!): Those ideas are all logical.

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4 iPad Apps for Writers

Idaconcpts

Each has different features to suit your different tastes. In This app allows writers to plan out the ingredients in their stories, with separate features for characters, locations, scenes, and a space to jot down extra ideas and link pictures to story elements. There is also a word count feature. The interface is simple and clear of extra features. Novel Idea.

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5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible

ProBlogger

Often here on ProBlogger, guest posters will send us generic clipart-style images to accompany their content, and we avoid publishing these. Blog Design Featured Posts blog content imagesThis week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. Use an image per post.

Double Your Facebook Likes in 10 Minutes a Day [Infographic]

Pamorama

Facebook also has an email feature that enables you to engage those who don’t respond to your invitation and further entice them to connect. 2. Facebook’s targeting feature allows you to choose the demographic you want to reach. Use your Facebook page info in all of your marketing materials — brochures, posters, media kits, collateral, and other promotional items.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

She has  become famous for her weekly resource posts,  Fetching Friday , and is a prolific guest poster on many high-profile sites. Part of what makes the magazine so successful is its prominent web presence, which feature a wide range of bloggers. Featured Posts Miscellaneous Blog Tips bloggers to watch inspirationThese are 20 people who stood out to me this year. Enjoy!

The Importance of Securing Your Domain Name

Idaconcpts

On February 19, 2013, TV personality and restarenteur Guy Fieri became the poster child of the importance of securing your domain name. Wait a second. Does Fieri really have a dish named “Guy’s Big Balls”? He doesn’t. Guy Fieri didn’t register his restaurant’s domain name, so I picked it up. think this new menu look great guysamericankitchenandbar.com.

Storify Your Stories…Or Maybe Don’t

Firebelly

Unlike some sites where the original poster gets lost through re-blog after re-blog (I’m looking at you WeHeartIt and Tumblr) Storify keeps the metadata of whatever you’ve chosen to embed into your story so attribution never gets lost. Since the journalism degree in me is screaming “CITE YOUR SOURCES!&# I’m a big fan of these features. uphill. both ways.

Making Google+ Worth Your Time

Janet Fouts

It all started with the announcement that the NFL is adding Google+ Hangouts to the league’s fantasy football pages to enable a video chat feature right on the pages. Then share it with your own circles to spread the word and support both the people in your circle and the original poster. Clearly he’s not circling the right people on Google+. Get set. Share. Get rhythm.

8 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers

Pamorama

Use this feature to your advantage by pinning more images. Events: Include your Pinterest account info on all promotional materials used for an event — flyers, posters, etc. Pinterest is a huge driver of e-commerce. . Despite being much smaller than Facebook or Twitter at 25 million users, it accounts for more than 23% of all social media-driven sales. Why you need Pinterest. Share!

Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful Campaign Targets Women Via Social Media

The Realtime Report

The Under Armour Women’s Facebook page has over 300,000 followers and engages fans regularly with posts similar to those on the Twitter account.  A recent inspirational poster featuring Lindsey Vonn received nearly 3,000 likes in less than one week. Women now account for 30% of sales for athletic apparel brand Under Armour, and women’s apparel is the fastest growing segment of their business. New marketing efforts reflect this shift, and are aimed directly at the female demographic — with social media as the primary tool for reaching out. Sweat. Every. Sweat.

Switching to Impulse: Social Media Gets Faster

Socialized

And the iPhone 3GS and Posterous represent the latest advances in real time communications. Sharing short clips *fast* is threshold feature… Was just talking w/someone who said his Flip was going to stay in the drawer w/advent of iPhone 3GS - impulse video is key.&#. Tags: Social Media Video Flip impulse iPhone 3GS posterous YouTube Social media just got faster. Immediacy is one of the Six Valuable Attributes of Social Media. We’ve recently had an obsession with brevity in the form of Twitter, and shortened URLs for example. So much for immediacy.

4 Note-Taking Apps for Android Smartphones

Idaconcpts

ColorNote  has many neat features to assist one in the onerous task of keeping organized. All of your notes may be archived for posterity and how cool is that? Every feature appears fully explained on the Soft Experience web site. Here are 4 apps for your Android device that will make your life easier by allowing you to take notes digitally instead of on a boring notepad.

White House Creates Crowdsourcing Site

Spin Sucks

That’s what the new  We the People feature on WhiteHouse.gov is all about – giving Americans a direct line to the White House on the issues and concerns that matter most to them. And now “we the people&# have something else. This week, on Inside PR , Joe Thornley , Martin Waxman , and I talk about We the People , a new crowdsourcing site from the U.S. government. government.

12 Steps to Producing a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. 8. Stephanie is also sending via FedEx the finished, giant poster of the episode’s visual notes to each Content Pros guest. Our team updates the creative each week to feature the new guest.

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[Interview] How WHO’s ‘Twitter First’ Strategy Amplifies Communication In Real-Time

Audiense

It has a unique value, where you can reach people in real-time and also get their feedback in real-time – which isn’t the case with other means of communications like a press release or a poster etc. Tell me a little bit about how you use it. S: It’s a feature that can help us deliver an urgent, important tweet to people’s mobile regardless data connection. Stay tuned!

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

That’s why we recently launched a new feature for our content marketing editorial calendar tool that helps marketers plan any type of content they could possibly want to publish. Influencers like Pat Flynn are well-known for their podcasts featuring folks throughout the industry. Posters. Feature Pages. Really! Here ya go. Content That Tells a Story. Lists. How-To.

7 Content Marketing Poop Scoops

Convince & Convert

It’s so rich with kitty content and fun for feline fanatics, it was difficult to choose which to feature here. With it you create a movie poster starring your cat. You select a movie motif, upload a photo, enter your pet’s name and in an instant, you’re given your poster. Of course, the poster is Fresh Step branded and mine to print, share, email or post wherever I please.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

That’s why we recently launched a new feature for our content marketing editorial calendar tool that helps marketers plan any type of content they could possibly want to publish. Influencers like Pat Flynn are well-known for their podcasts featuring folks throughout the industry. Posters. Feature Pages. Really! Here ya go. Lists. How-To. Case Studies. Testimonials.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Tools guru-ess Ann Smarty shares a dozen helpful “cheat sheets,” which “are basically infographics that can give a user a simple rundown of various features and how to use them.” How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? What’s the best time of day to post updates on Twitter or Facebook? Research] by Heidi Cohen.

Picking Your Brain For Better Ideas

Twist Image

To celebrate, Popova wrote an article featuring her seven learnings after seven years of reading, writing and living. It was such a powerful read, that the people at Holstee turned the learnings into a letterpress poster. Being an original thinker is near-impossible. Combining ideas to come up with something original is more likely. It's a truth. Life-learnings for you to pull from.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

10 Twitter Features You Might Be Missing by GigaOM. Aliza Sherman highlights 10 features of Twitter that not all users may be aware of–including a few that may be news even to power users–such a list of helpful Twitter keyboard shortcuts. Twitter gets new, Facebook-like feeds & features by DevBeat. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. The conclusion?

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Blog Authorship: Tools to Keep Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication

ProBlogger

For example, if you want Google to see your updates, use the “ Fetch as Google ” feature available in Google Webmaster Tools. Social Networks Auto Poster (SNAP) catches up with your readers through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Blogger, LiveJournal, and other popular networks. This is a guest contribution from writer Rose Scott. You know how exhausting writing can be at times, right?

How to Produce a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. 8. Stephanie is also sending via FedEx the finished, giant poster of the episode’s visual notes to each Content Pros guest. Our team updates the creative each week to feature the new guest.

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Her Connect the Docs blog—frequently featured on the B2B Marketing Zone —is a platform for her own thought leadership content as well as frequently solicited insights from other B2B bloggers. Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. She’s also a frequent guest-poster who’s written bookmarkable pieces like 9 Ways to Sell Social Media to the Boss.

Some Perspectives on Pinterest

Social Media Marketing

recent Comscore study has shown that women are more likely to take a photo of an image and share it, while men are more likely to use their smartphones to find information, either by scanning a barcode or researching product features. You've probably heard that Pinterest is here and in a big way. The site has been around for a couple of years but only recently took off. Shame on you.

6 Things The Army Taught Me About PR

Waxing UnLyrical

Posterous, Amplify and Quora had yet to be founded. Preparing for change is a critical point we address in PR every time we launch a new product, or add more features. Guest post by Frank Strong. In the Spring of 2007, I returned to my full time job after an 18-month deployment that included a year in Iraq and realized that the world of public relations had changed. Engage.

Social Networking Stats: #RLTM Scoreboard, Facebook’s Mobile Ads More Effective Than Twitter’s

The Realtime Report

Posterous: 3.9 Facebook’s mobile ads can be targeted by demographic (although Forbes noted that Twitter will be rolling out a similar feature this week). The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 950 million active users. via  Forbes. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 300 million users. via  Bloomberg Businessweek. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 160 million members. via  LinkedIn. Tumblr: 65 million blogs. via  Tumblr.

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2013 Reviews of the Year

The Way of the Web

Facebook Stories 2013 includes video and the Most Talked About Topics etc near you, as well as personal Year in Review features. How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress. As 2013 draws to an end, almost everyone is busy either compiling their reviews of the past 12 months, or publishing predictions and trends for 2014. Either way, the information is there.

More Stats Than You Can Shake a Stick At

SocialFish

Posterous: 15 million monthly users. via  Posterous. Featured From the Trenches Useful DataJust a few statistics and links to some of the latest data around social media for you. For the latest stats on social site user growth, always check the RealTime Report. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. via  TechCrunch.

Easy Steps To Custom, Sexy QR Codes

Firebelly

This way the QR code will be smaller, feature less ‘dots,’ and be much cleaner and easier to read at small sizes. Put it on your business card, or on a poster. There’s simply no excuse to be using boring black-and-white QR codes. They’re popping up everywhere and, whether you like them or not, they seem to be sticking around for a little while. But the designer in me can’t stand seeing the dull black-and-white ones everywhere. Start by getting your code. When you’re done, you should have a generic QR code. This is where most people stop.

4 NFL AFC Eastern Division Apps for iPhones

Idaconcpts

Save your favorite pictures and stories for posterity. One neat feature of the app is that offline usage is supported. While the app is ad supported, it has so many terrific features like video on demand, depth charts and digital keepsakes that perhaps you might want to give it a test drive nonetheless. The Super Bowl may already seem like a distant memory to some.

How Disney Has Built Star Wars Buzz Through Trailers

Spin Sucks

Outside of the Millennium Falcon’s appearance at the end of the first teaser, Luke is the first returning character featured in these trailers through a voiceover in the second teaser. However, by very intentionally leaving him out of trailers, posters, and all other promotional material, they have steered the conversation around the film to speculating on why he’s absent. have it.

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5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published

Kikolani

If a blogger mentions you in a post as having a great article in their weekly roundup or lists you as a top authority in your niche, then they will probably be interested in featuring you more on their site. As a blog owner, what would you like to see more guest posters do that would make you more likely to accept their posts? thought, not a bad idea. Get to know the blog owner.

How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers

Convince & Convert

The socialsphere continues to expand with new channels or new and improved features launching nearly every day. Dr Pepper is also a top poster, averaging 1.5 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+… the list goes on. For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? posts per day.