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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

If you doubt that, read my Twitter feed …not an oatmeal tweet to be found. Since the whole purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts and experiences, I thought it might be a good exercise to just dump out the items that come to mind first on certain topics. So, here they are. learn from your experience too. Social media takes time and energy. measurement plan. content plan. Cheers!

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Periodically, someone in my Facebook feed will post a link to a Facebook Page about the “Keep Facebook Free Revolution” or “ Stop Facebook from charging $4/month “ Until this point, these have all be hoaxes that tend to generate a lot of Likes and Shares, because people want Facebook to be free and get irritated when they hear rumors of Facebook proposing charges.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

Click the Follow button and their status updates will start appearing in your home feed. This search identifies tweets relating to community management by searching the #cmgr hashtag 6) Set up some searches and conversations to follow – In TweetDeck and HootSuite, your home feed represents the tweets from people you are following. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right? Learn.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

To be honest, I love that LinkedIn is now feeding me articles that are popular with those that I connect with. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. If you ask me what my Klout score is …I’ll likely vomit. Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. So, should you ignore the numbers? Maybe. Maybe not. To what avail? ABSOLUTELY!

Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?

SocMed Sean

Brand Promotion: Using a site like Facebook as an example, any action taken by a member of your network will be made available to their entire network via the News Feed. This week we welcome guest blogger is Stanna Johnson from Qwaya. Stan is an online writer and a social media enthusiast who loves to write about the latest social media trends. They all need customers. Share it in a comment!

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

So Google can publish stats all they want, but until I see an active feed like Facebook and Twitter… I just don’t believe it. On my personal profile, you’ll get the same social media insights and analysis that you’d expect from my Twitter feed, Facebook page and LinkedIn profile. We can all lie with charts and graphs and corporations like Google excel at it.

How To Remove the Yahoo! News, Washington Post or Spotify Notifications From Your Facebook Ticker

SocMed Sean

News,  Spotify or Washington Post apps will no longer show in your news feed. I’ve been asked this question more than a few times, so I thought I’d pass it along here. If you hate that apps like Yahoo! News, Spotify, and the Washington Post are pushing articles into your Facebook timeline, there is a quick way to get rid of them. News, the Post or Spotify. Hope that helps!

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons throughout 2013 so check back or use the form on my home page to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox. It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. Cheers! Or Is It?

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

What I found was that I can still leverage IFTTT and the Twitter RSS feeds, to do what I wanted. simply created the RSS search query that I wanted to feed into LinkedIn and then used the RSS to LinkedIn service on IFTT and presto-change-o… my tweets are once again being posted to LinkedIn. Start with getting your RSS feed. But fear-not fellow social sharers! Cheers!

Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

SocMed Sean

” as a Facebook status update, then Facebook could re-purpose that post and and add this advertisement to any of my friends’ news feeds: Unfortunately, regardless of whether you liked being a pawn in Facebook’s advertising game, there was no way to opt-out of being part of the program. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today.

[COMIC] The Critical Element Of A Successful Big Data Strategy

SocMed Sean

Care for them, feed them, give them M&Ms and lots of coffee. Big data…it’s all the rage. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s big. It offers promises of lots of data. Who wouldn’t want to know more about their customers, their employees and their operations? Right? Well, maybe. The fact that big data is, well… BIG and it offers us…ermmm… DATA. said it.

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Crime Doesn’t Pay, Especially When You Confess Via Social Media

SocMed Sean

In the latest screw-up, a robber created an Instagram feed with the phone he stole from a victim, only to then be identified as the thief. Idiot crooks make me giggle and the news seems to be filled with criminals who insist on confession to the crimes they commit …even if they do so unintentionally via a social media channel like Twitter or Facebook. If you haven’t read it already, be sure to check out @AmyLynnStewart’s great post about losing her phone, only to have a cabbie steal it and post photos on Google+. The photos are a bit on the creepy side. Cheers!

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

Believe me, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to check your Facebook feed, especially when you have your phone out to search Google Maps for the closest coffee shop. I’m making the official call. Social Media is ubiquitous. If you don’t know what that means, it means that everywhere you turn, social media is there. It’s nearly impossible. Trust me, I tried.

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

SocMed Sean

And your inbox is more successful at managing text and multimedia better than the Facebook timeline, Twitter feed, RSS subscriptions and Google+ feed combined. Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. That honor still goes to email. Contacts, distribution lists, etc…meet these criteria. Is email used to discuss common interests?

Facebook Brings Ads To Your Timeline – Whether You Like It Or Not

SocMed Sean

ClickZ has confirmed the intent for Facebook ads to enter your feed , with the only difference between a photo post from a friend and an ad is a “Sponsored” indication at the bottom of the post. Nothing says social networking like advertisements. Right? Blech! think about it…when was the last time you actually looked at anything in that annoying ticker widget? Cheers!

You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!

SocMed Sean

Do you think that announcing it on your Twitter feed is going to shame me back into following you again? Maybe you should be more interesting! Let’s get something straight. For those of us who take social media seriously,  it’s not a game. It’s not about numbers, it’s not about volume, and it’s not about tweeting every little thing we’re doing all day long. In fact, for me I make my living from social media and I take it very seriously. And I sure as heck don’t care what your Klout score is. Whether you contribute to the conversation. So what?

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2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons in 2012 so check back or use the form in the right column to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox. 2011 was a great year for my blog and I appreciate everyone who stopped by to check it out. Some of them are pretty scary/funny. Really??? Cheers! What’s The Point?

How Do I Turn Off The Trending Box In Facebook?

SocMed Sean

Other features like the Ticker, Trending Articles and even the Facebook advertisements in our feeds have options to minimize, disable or remove them so it’s possible that Facebook has not added that feature… yet. In case you haven’t notice, Facebook recently launched an addition to the user-experience called their “Trending” box. Have another way? Cheers!

Klouchebag Let’s You REALLY Know What Your Klout Score Means

SocMed Sean

So…I’ll feed my Klout angst one more time just so I can  share this hilarious resource. Okay…I’ll confess. I can’t stand Klout. That was until I found a hilarious Klout parody site that I just had to share. Cheers! –Sean. Featured Humor Social Media influence klout social media

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Quick Tip – Searching Your Facebook Timeline For A Specific Post

SocMed Sean

Three different people asked me similar questions about Facebook in the last month, which leads me to believe that even though this capability has existing for a while, some folks aren’t aware that you can search your Facebook feed for a post from the past. And it’s not just posts from the last week, it’s posts that go back years. There you have it. –Sean.

Is Setting Your Facebook Profile To Private Really Enough To Protect Your Privacy?

SocMed Sean

Most commonly, quiz websites are a catalyst for targeted advertising; by allowing them to access you data, you are permitting them collect your information and feed it along to advertising companies. This week we welcome guest author Cassie Phillips, a technology and internet security blogger. Today, Cassie shares some insights about privacy issues related specifically to Facebook.

The Second Most Important Button On LinkedIn And Why You Should Click It

SocMed Sean

If you are interested in keeping LinkedIn professional there’s a button that you can click to clean up your feed and keep the Facebook-like junk from displaying. Skip the lecture, because it’s going to fall on deaf ears, and use technology to send a signal to LinkedIn that this type of content shouldn’t show in your feed. Good luck! Cheers! –Sean.

One Super-Easy Way To Convert Traffic And Avoid 404 Errors

SocMed Sean

Before we get to the tactic, I want to make sure you understand the value of an RSS feed. They can subscribe to your RSS feed and receive updates of new articles via email, via mobile apps like FlipBoard or via popular RSS readers like NewsBlur. Without an RSS feed, and very easy access to it, you’re missing out on an opportunity. So, what’s the magic tip? Cheers!

Funny Friday: What Twitter Needs

SocMed Sean

I know, it’s a bit snarky, but after seeing about 20 different “let me show you how to use Twitter” posts in my Twitter feed today, it just seems to me that there are apparently quite a few social media “experts” out there who don’t get that people using Twitter must already know how to use Twitter. Like I said…snarky. But hey, it’s Friday.

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. Simple, right? Both yes and no. Don’t freak out just yet though, people.

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Facebook Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed  without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. Matt Elliott of CNET  shared the screenshot below, in which a “Hide From Your Timeline” option appeared in his status update composer, and a popup read: Create Posts Just for News Feed: Now you can create posts that only show up in News Feed and search results.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. It would be easy to dismiss Mailchimp’s approach as frivolous until you take a look at its Instagram feed and realize they’re actually well-crafted images that subtly advance a marketing message without hitting you over the head.

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How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed

Convince & Convert

Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The new feed is still in beta, but once released widespread, it is possible that users will only see up to 30% of the content produced by the people they follow —similar to how Facebook feeds work. Travelgrammers. Gamers.

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Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

SocialTimes Facebook

Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm  and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom  announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. We’ve also found that people enjoy their feeds as a source of entertainment.

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NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived&# when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work&#. It’s true, the more connections you have on social media networks the more likely someone will disagree with you. Trolls are a special breed. Well, it can get ugly.

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Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

Spin Sucks

Therefore, I bring you the seven podcasts you must add to your iTunes feed to laugh, learn, and live. The post Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. There have been lots of predictions that 2015 is going to be the year of the podcast. Because I’ve been co-hosting one for years now, I like the sound of that. The Friday Five.

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Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Buffer Social

The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. On Wednesday , Facebook shared that the News Feed algorithm is going to shift so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. The News Feed should entertain.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands

Firebelly

Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates. ” You can learn about all of the changes here. What do you think?

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.

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Facebook Updates News Feed

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Only three weeks ago, Facebook introduced an update to the news feed that allows organic stories to appear near the top of the News Feed if the stories are still getting likes and comments, as this improves the experience of the news feed.

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Force Feed

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It's the kind of stuff that lets the ugly side of opinions (which they see as news) seep into the feed and, to a certain degree, you see sides of people that you had never known (no matter how long you have known them). It's just the many dimensions that shape your Facebook experience when your friends like, follow and regurgitate (or copy) the content that's in their feeds. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. They also launched a News Feed Values to better explain their positioning. Force feed me. The feed will never be perfect.

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping. As Facebook rolls out these changes to the News Feed, what are you noticing about the way your page and/or content is performing?

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