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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Varghese.

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics. Have you ever wondered which social networks are most popular with men? Here in the U.S.,

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

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Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. But why do social networks feel the need to change their core functionality and design? Why social networks change (and why we keep coming back). Why social networks need to change. Some loved it. Over to you.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? It comes with my social media maturity , I suppose. MySpace? Definitely not being led by internet marketers. Period.

The Case For Myspace

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In the end, the buying and selling of Myspace will be a positive business move for News Corp. In June 2006, Myspace became the most popular online social networking site in the United States. Many people thought that our world had gone insane when Rupert Murdoch 's News Corporation (the parent company of Fox Broadcasting and many other media companies) bought eUniverse (the owners of Myspace) for $580 million in July 2005 only to sell Myspace (which was valued at $327 million in the initial sale) to Specific Media for $35 million in June 2011. myspace.

Find and Reserve Your Social Media Name

Pamorama

Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does A consistent social media identity across the Web is crucial for brands. Whether you’re trying to develop your company’s personality or your own, having many different names  creates confusion and dilutes the impact of all of your social media marketing activities. There are hundreds [.].

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

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It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. More impressively, BuddyPress has its own network of plugin developers – offering further add-ons you can install to create additional functionality. Never.

The 2010 Social Network Map | Mindjumpers

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Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Twitter Launches Official Twitter Sharing Button Location Based Social Media for Brands » The 2010 Social Network Map Posted by Anne Herngaard Aug 16th, 2010 Tweet Imagine how the world would look like, if it was made of social networks. Vía Mindjumpers [.] just to name a few.

Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks by Pam Dyer on April 21, 2010 Share Back in March 2008, Facebook was poised to overtake MySpace, but it wasn’t yet the most popular social network in the world. Now it’s obliterating everybody.

We're Addicted to Social Networks: 48% of Us Check Them in Bed

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact We’re Addicted to Social Networks: 48% of Us Check Them in Bed by Pam Dyer on March 21, 2010 Share If you had any doubt about the extent to which Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms have taken over people’s lives, stats like these should help put them to rest.

Why More Members, Money, and Ads Don’t Always Mean More Success: A B2B Marketer’s Survival Guide

Webbiquity SMM

There is an old adage that says “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” So the question is–are there things that today’s B2B marketers can learn from history, specifically, the tremendous success of Facebook and the rise, fall and possible resurrection of Myspace? Background on the two social media sites. In 2006, Myspace was the most visited U.S.

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The Unfriendliness of Kid-Friendly Social Networks

Socialized

Everyone’s talking about the launch of Togetherville , a social network designed to bring parents and their kids together with the goal of learning responsible social networking. Does Any serious adult user of Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace knows these sites are both social and anti-social. In other words, they are not using a social network.

Social Network Statistics | Brian Solis - PR 2.0

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Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About Revealing the People Defining Social Networks October 1, 2009 View Comments Source: Shutterstock Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media. Stephane Dupuis brandMIND New social media stats.

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? » June 24, 2010 Jakes Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas Almost everyone is aware of the major social networkingwebsites in existence. MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter together dominate theweb.

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats. Adam T.

Women Dominate Social Networks | pamorama

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Women Dominate Social Networks by Pam Dyer on August 3, 2010 Share According to a new study from comScore , social networking sites reach a higher percentage of women than men. Globally, women demonstrate higher engagement levels with social networking sites than men.

Why You Should Care About Twitter vs. Google+

Geoff Livingston

Called “Search Plus Your World,” this addition of the Google+ data has far ranging implications for online marketers. Marketing Social Media facebook google LinkedIn MySpace PageRank search Search Plus social networks traffic twitterPerhaps you saw the epic war of words last week between Twitter and Google. The conflict revolves around Google’s inclusion of Plus activity into its search algorithm. It dramatically increases the value of Google+ activity in comparison [.].

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

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Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. And Google+ looks like and quacks like Facebook in many ways. I’ve jumped into the Google Plus fray to try it out and determine what potential benefits it offers social media marketers.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels?

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

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Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS… by Nancy Myrland on April 6, 2010 An interesting question was posed on a legal marketing forum of which I am a member.  Digg this! Volia!

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. Friendster, MySpace and AOL exist in some form to this day, but none of them enjoys the leadership positions and mindshare of their heyday. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality.

Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm. Internet marketers, PR pros, tech journalists, etc.), But I think this is a feature non-marketers have been craving.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. So how does a marketer capitalize on this unruly and ever-changing platform to drive business results? Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides. Using Facebook as a Strategic Marketing Channel by Green Buzz Agency. As A.J.

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How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

But here’s why even a Jack Attack might not save the company from eventual MySpace-ization : Facebook is slowly strangling Twitter at every turn. combination of the right innovation, market timing, and miscalculation by your rival can change the balance of power. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. Click for the replay of the Omni-Social Webinar. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

Yet we tolerate exactly that type of behavior from leading search and social media sites every day, and even reward them with growing traffic and more of our precious time. The constant changes are a problem for brands not only due to the expense of keeping up to date, but also because the newest (Timeline) layout has reduced tab engagement.But the most appalling shortcoming of the world’s most popular social network may be how un-social it is. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order. Twice. Facebook. Google.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or which four cities rank ahead of Seattle and San Francisco as the “most networked?” Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? companies now use social media for marketing. Or that 73% of U.S.

7 Daunting Challenges Facing Marketers

Geoff Livingston

Marketing today remains a great challenge, in large part because of the consistently changing technology and media landscape. Please add your own thoughts. 1) Technology Adoption and Automation: I’ve talked quite a bit about marketing automation and software. Even the first wave of major social networks (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) had some staying power.

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How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

How Marketing Might Want to Aggregate, Filter, Curate, Publish and Distribute. Before you start to look at all the different approaches, marketing professionals should be thinking about what exactly would make sense.  At the core, the following defines the heart of the concept.  Social filtering? Social distribution strategy?  Nsyght – social search. Aggregation.

Where is Your Audience?

Stay N' Alive

It doesn't mean that's what the people in your network are doing, and in fact, there are many people out there that don't even know what Google+ is at the moment - I would predict that's the majority right now. Did you know that Myspace is still one of the most popular networks for kids age 13-18? The future of "Social Networks" aren't social networks at all.

Coleman Campsite: The Original Social Networking Site

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Fun Twitter Quizzes | Main | What the F**k is Social Media NOW? » July 13, 2010 Coleman Campsite: The Original Social Networking Site "We're not saying that  Facebook and Myspace got their idea from us, but we're not saying they didn't either." They may be right.

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Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Owned, on-domain social communities offer more control, enhanced engagement and interaction capabilities, deeper customer insight opportunities, and reliable reach. The siren song of big numbers and “reach.”

The Paradox Of Leadership

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The challenge (which seems rather obvious to me) is that everyone would chose to be the best (if given the choice), but it's hard to find any real data to suggest that the majority of those who are considered "the best" are the ones who were not the first (the leaders), but rather those who sat back and waited for the market to mature before swooping in and taking control of it. Chris Brogan just launched his latest business book, Google+ For Business - How Google's Social Network Changes Everything. google social network. marketer. myspace.

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front by cinta5 on October 20, 2008 According to the Bulldog Reporter , “Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is plotting a possible push into the digital-music business in the wake of MySpace’s launch of MySpace Music last month.

A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned

Convince & Convert

We need new language and a new framework to describe marketers’ various channel activities to bring greater clarity to the marketing mix. Paid media activities include TV ads, product placements, print ads, radio ads, display ads, social media ads, ads in emails, native advertising, sponsorships, and direct mail. How This Impacts the Marketing Mix. Paid Media. And U.S.

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A More Elegant Question About Facebook

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That was the plan when Mark Zuckerberg moved the online social network out of his college dorm room, and into a business/something more substantive. It was (if we're going to be honest) just another online social network in a world where MySpace was dominating. Social Virtual Reality. Is Facebook the future of social networking or the future of the Internet? digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. myspace. online social network.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? General Social Media Statistics.

YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media News: Top 5 Stories of the Week | Main | 3 Stories That Rocked The Social Media World This Week » July 27, 2010 YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer The Social Network , aka "The Facebook Movie," hits theaters October 1st. What do you think? Seriously?

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

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The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market. Its $108 Billion offering came in as the 3rd largest ever (behind Visa and Enel), so the day was significant not only for social media types but also for market watchers. It’s official. Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo!

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6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace September 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Once the undisputed king of social media (at least in the U.S.), MySpace used to be Janet, and now it’s LaToya – at best. link].

22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

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Social Media Marketing is no different. Over the past 6-9 months, I’ve been researching and reviewing a variety of social media management tools that help with everything from source network connections to campaign & social content management to monitoring & measurement. Also offers a white label option for agencies.