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Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

With a Tweet, Tweet Here, a Video There, … In addition to using Twitter as a realtime information feed, farmers are using video , blogs and Facebook to keep customers in the loop about conditions on the farm, in the hopes that this will keep customers engaged and supportive. Now, with the drought of 2012 creating extreme conditions for farmers across a great swath of the U.S.,

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Open social bookmarking service to rival Delicious

The Way of the Web

Around two years later, in October 2008, I started using Diigo as my primary social bookmarking tool – not only does it rival Delicious in terms of general features, but it has a handy auto-export for Delicious, meaning that I would always have a duplicate of the 600+ bookmarks I stored since (lately the majority have been saved to auto-feed out to 140char.com ).

RockMelt – The Social Browser

Mindjumpers

When the browser is open you have extra features in the right and left side of the window: – On the left side , all your Facebook friends are imported. – On the right side , you have all your feeds collected, including Twitter. This way you can keep track of your Facebook news feed, your notifications, your Twitter feed or favourites blogs. visible.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

You can subscribe using the RSS feed for the Social Media Business video here or grab the Social Media Business audio version. Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth. Pledgie ). 

12 Time-Saving Tools for Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Feedly. Luckily, no one ever said you have to do it alone—blogs, online magazines, and newspapers are all great sources of inspiration. Feedly gives you a single place to collect and read all of this content. Simply subscribe to as many feeds as you want, and Feedly will organize all of this content for you in a nice, easily digestible portal. MixPanel. MailChimp.

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How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The social web has opened the communication floodgates. To wipe startup costs, check out a free open source solution like phpBB. If you want a scalable solution with plenty of feature options, Drupal is a great open source solution that requires some custom programming. This is a guest post by Michael Silverman. But good communities are more than support channels.

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Better Noise Control on Google+ is Coming, but its More Beautiful Than You Think

Stay N' Alive

It's called ActivityStrea.ms (pronouced "Activity Streams"), and its intention was to make it so companies don't have to duplicate the efforts of re-creating stream formats in their news feed or "activity stream", providing an open format to make implementation of this simple for both companies and developers. Technology google+ social activitystreams google plus open standards

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Supercharge Your Sales Funnel Velocity With Content

Convince & Convert

Acquia , a SaaS company that helps organizations manage their CMS platforms, consistently offers informative webinars on Drupal, the open-source Web content platform that is the backbone of Acquia’s offering. highlight to tweet) You can start by feeding into your CRM the original date a prospect first visited your site. Guaranteed. Awareness. Interest. Feature Study.

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Email: RSS Feed. All TechSoup RSS Feeds. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, its time try your hand at tagging. A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. Jump to Content. Jump to Navigation. Jump to Footer. Search: TechSoup Home. Log In.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches #FirstTweet, Facebook Paper Teams With TED

The Realtime Report

Facebook unveils Hack, a new programming language for writing code faster – in an attempt to speed up writing and testing code, Facebook built a new programming language called Hack; it’s been in use for a year at Facebook, but was released last Thursday as open source (GigaOM). Facebook. Twitter. Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

You've Heard the Rumors. Here are a Few Predictions That "Just Make Sense" For Facebook's F8

Stay N' Alive

Last year I was pretty close in my prediction (I had the code right - just not exactly what the code did - this was all the launch of Facebook's Social Plugins), having got some clues in their open source Javascript SDK that were launched in the code before they were released to developers. An actual Phone based on their Open Hardware initiative? I'd like to respect that.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. Feed Pauser halts the syndication of a new blog post for up to 20 minutes to let me ensure there are no typos and that the published appearance is how it was intended. 4. 17 Plugins Used Everyday. 1.

Is Feedburner about to be closed by Google?

The Way of the Web

Having used Feedburner for years, it appears little positive has happened since acquisition by Google, and largely the service for syndicating and placing advertising in RSS feeds has been left running, but little more. The Google Adsense for Feeds Blog has announced it has closed; ‘After some consideration, we recognize that we’re just not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won’t be posting here any longer.’ What’s happening to Feedburner? But today two things have happened. Feedburner Alternatives? Buffer.

Why as a Developer, I Switched to Blogger.com and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

They provide an RSS feed, and you can submit that to Google Webmaster tools, but I've found Google is still missing links in their index from my new blog despite giving it my RSS feed. Blogger is not Open Source. Since writing for LouisGray.com a few years ago I've been curious about Blogger. Louis Gray used it at the time and he really swore by it. The Choices. Plugins.

Free Culture and Attention as Currency

Waxing UnLyrical

Most web assets from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Foursquare and a gazillion others appear to be free, opening floodgates of content, ranging from the genius of Wikipedia/ Ushahidi to the apparently innocuous LOLcats. While the repercussion of such an open and free culture invites a discussion in itself, let’s talk about in the context of the startup ambience.

Google Spreadsheets Update: Blessing in Disguise for Marketers…

The Marketing Blog

While scanning through the feeds in my ‘RSS Feed Reader’ , I discovered an interesting update in Google Spreadsheets. Cloud… Add new tag becky carroll Blog Business customers customer service delhi Entrepreneur Facebook gnome Google Hiring Iffort India Indian Startups IPhone Itemperance Jobs Join the Conversation Joseph Jaffe LinkedIn marketing Mass media myntra Online Communities On the Web open source osscamp delhi pringoo research Search Search Engines Shopping socialmedia Social media social media india Social network startup startups twitter Web 2.0

4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

ProBlogger

It’s also designed to be open and transparent, using modern software development techniques in its design. custom RSS feeds and statistics. open source and completely free to use. Concrete5 is available from the concrete5 website and is open source, so it’s free. This guest post is by Matt Setter of MatthewSetter.com. Well, that’s perfectly fine.

Breaking Google Reader on the wheel of Google +?

The Way of the Web

As a part of curating and sharing information, I’ve used the RSS feed from that page to power various other services , and now it won’t exist? I’ve shared 16991 articles since starting to use Google Reader, and all of the value that has created is going. And if there’s an open source option, all the better. Normally, I’d advise waiting and seeing what the changes are to a product before complaining, but the post on the official Google blog gives enough information to be really, really worrying. ’ That scares me for a number of reasons.

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. Discover some great sources for free and reasonably-priced themes, essential plugins you may not be aware of, SEO tips, and other interesting techniques and hacks here in a dozen of the best WordPress guides of last year. Themes by Blogfreakz.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Ironically, it made me click the Tweet button and post to my Twitter feed :-) Guy Borgford [link] August 19, 2011 14:58:38 Reply 0 Flag this comment Anne Marie Bass Follow Human interaction builds community. It’s now a question of thought-leadership, and being the source of good texts. Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? Have you heard of Google+?

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

If you pick up someone’s work and put it on your blog, or mention a fact without crediting the source, you’re not building shared credibility. Also your sources are part of your value, being able to find sources and content that others in your market don’t is key. link] is a new source of Huffington Post like content by and for pets. Open Source Lists.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Be a Source of Relevant Content One way to help community members reach their objectives is to become a great source of content about a topic that they’re interested in. Have an account? Nothing coming to mind immediately? Me neither. Telligent , an enterprise collaboration software company, believes that some day the same answer will immediately occur to both of us. Mobile 2.0

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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

mashable.com

find myself keeping gameday open on my laptop while I watch the game on TV, just so I have the opportunity to collect the badges. Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. “Badges?

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What makes an effective knowledge worker? (Gurteen Knowledge)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Gurteen Knowledge Website. Altavista Amazon.co.uk Books Amazon.com Books Wikipedia Collegiate Dictionary Collegiate Thesaurus Daypop Google Google Images Gurteen Hotbot HyperDictionary Translate to French Translate to German Translate to Italian Translate to Portuguese Translate to Spanish Yahoo. Weblog Entry. What makes an effective knowledge worker? Monday 2 October 2006 17:50 GDT. contact.

7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Web Apps (And a Big Announcement)

Viper Chill

On the launch page I call it the premium WordPress plugin for bloggers who get it because once you understand the concept and how many doors this software is going to open, you’re going to see it’s an essential tool to have in your arsenal. One of the great things about WordPress is the open development community that allows people to expand on plugins, fix bugs and so on.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Another factor to consider is the type of brand (or campaign) you’re marketing — is your brand involved in awkward, sensitive or taboo subjects that should be addressed via open dialogue? Article Source: Hilton Barbour [.] Have an account? Social media has quickly become de facto for interaction and communication, emerging as the new gateway for consumer influence. Mobile 2.0

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

Atom : Web feeds are used by the blogging community to share recent entries’ headlines, full text, and even attached multimedia files. These providers allow other Web sites to incorporate the blog’s “syndicated&# headline or headline-and-short-summary feeds under various usage agreements. Users can share and watch videos from a variety of online sources for free.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

mashable.com

April 11, 2011 by Leyl Master Black View Comments email share email share This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Have an account? According to a recent MerchantCircle survey of 8,500 small businesses across the U.S., How do you measure ROI? Mobile 2.0

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Marketing, Social Media & Branding Blogs in India

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media themarketingblog@wordpress on Mobile Applying the Johari Window to a s/w Product July 24, 2008.3:37 am Marketing, Social Media & Branding Blogs in India Jump to Comments What XML feed of some of the best Social-media, Marketing and Branding blogs in India Why Thoughts inspired by Age of Conversation’s Douglas Karr. How Simply use the import feature in your feed reader to import from these blogs. Primarily, there was a need for an XML/OPML file for india focussed blogs. The list has just begun. simple and easy import for me. thanks for the tip!

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

mashable.com

Used in concert, “Like&# and “Share&# are some of the best tools around for driving referral traffic from social networks, opening new communication channels with customers and prospects, and building relationships with your best advocates. The “Like&# button has many benefits: When clicked, an item is published to the person’s Facebook feed, driving referral traffic to the website. “Liking&# opens a new communication channel for publishers that can subsequently share news to the feeds of Facebook users who have “Liked&# that item on their site.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

scan 275 RSS feeds in Google Reader and I use dozens of bookmarklets and shortcuts to help me manage it all. The Toolbar then automatically feeds it into a new message. Note that the Google Toolbar automatically inserts the source URL. usually keep Gmail open in a tab in my browser. Some enterprising folks have taken data feeds from the BBC and CNN and ported them to Twitter. So, as long as you have Gmail open, Twitter will IM you the latest news when it hits. you can feed these into Gmail automatically too. Even I read subscribed feeds in Gtalk.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? Social media has come of age. link] [.]

Show 324 - Mining the Social Web

Engaging Brand

Matthew Russell  Vice President of Engineering at  Digital Reasoning Systems  and Principal at Zaffra , is a computer scientist who is passionate about open source, data mining, and web application technologies joins   Anna Farmery on  The Engaging Brand podcast  to talk about Mining the Social Web. . Is the true power of the internet - data mining the information on the social web.

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We know all the forces that combine to make these kinds of things work: theres an interesting community over here, theres an interesting sharing model over there, those people are collaborating on open source software. But its something society knows without society really knowing it, which is to say theres no public source where you can take advantage of it. Subscribe to this blogs feed. Powered by Movable Type Open Source. Here Comes Everybody. book about organizing without organizations. Buy the book. March 2008, US and UK). Permalink. Comments (0).

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

mashable.com

Track your as well as your competitors’ Pages using the script, and the numbers will update each time you open the spreadsheet — easy! After you have copied the spreadsheet, go to Script Manager (Tools menus), select FacebookLikes scrip, click edit and then (in the new tab where the script editor opens) click “Save” – that will re-run the script on your copy. RSS Feed 584,820+ Subscribers. Open Source Lists. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. Trending Stories.

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

www.web-strategist.com

Early entrants includes Salesforce Ideas, UserVoice and open source Pligg. Aggregation and Integration: Social Inbox Aggregation: Tightly related to Microblogging tools, these technologies aggregate an individuals social streams from a a variety of sources via social connections into a single page. See how I segment these vendors into specific sub classes.

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Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe

www.masternewmedia.org

The biggest shift from mainstream media publishing to curation is that the expert curator has no obligation to rely on ‘expert’ or ‘professional’ sources. Blogbridge - attention please - is open-source and free, and works on PC, Mac and Linux machines. what sources can you aggregate? manual, automated, feed by feed, global, please specify) 3. filter and c.