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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

Spin Sucks

Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Grumpy Cat , Bad Luck Brian , and Success Kid are all viral memes that have been remixed over and over again. Memes may seem like frivolous Internet fun, but they can be powerful viral marketing tools. Middle of the road subjects don’t do well in memes.

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Marketing, Jacking and Mining Memes

Geoff Livingston

Image by MeMe. One bubbling trend in online marketing is meme marketing. Memes are ideas, behaviors or styles that spreads from person to person within a culture. Now guerrilla marketers and companies want to create their own memes. So right out of the gate, meme marketing seems to be a respun version of viral marketing to bamboozle companies into shelling out dollars.

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Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

Waxing UnLyrical

Memes are one of those things. For most of us, memes are a trifling way to spend the day: a source of laughter or, albeit less frequently, inspiration. For marketers, memes may have come to represent something very different: an “in” with the “Internet culture” crowd. It would probably be useful to cover the basics first, such as: What’s a meme? Why Does It Work?

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Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Superbowl

Spin Sucks

remember saying, upon hearing the news of the tragic events in Paris , “If I see one post that even bears a whiff of What Charlie Hebdo Taught Me About X I will gouge my eyeballs out with a melon baller.” Oh, the memes. Communication Media Relations #deflategate best buy memes New England Patriots newsjacking Seattle Seahawks serial Superbowl Twitter Twitter fails NOTHING.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Paper, Twitter Tweaks Homepage Search, Foursquare Now Delivers

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare: Facebook launches mobile app Paper. Facebook. Twitter. Foursquare. Any social media updates we missed? And have you checked out Facebook’s Paper yet?

How to Leverage the Power of Trending Topics

Convince & Convert

Working in social media over the years, I thought I had a handle on wacky holiday occasions and memes. He’s also the subject of a quirky internet meme that’s still going strong after four years. The best memes and trending topics make light of situations and human behavior. I’m guessing Ed Balls isn’t the first person to accidentally tweet a search term on Twitter.

Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content

ProBlogger

Earlier this week Facebook published a FYI update about more updates that they’ve been making (and are about to make) to what will show in users news feeds (thanks to Jen at FBAdslab for the tipoff). Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content. High Quality Content Will Appear More. Keeping the Conversation Live Longer. Social Media

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Facebook Users Prefer to Share Funny, Inspiring Content (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

Men and women both like to share funny videos and news content. By contrast baby boomers are most likely to share political content and least likely to share satirical news or memes. Facebook Infographics Baby Boomers daily active users DAUs Fractl Millennials News Photos Politics Referrals Shares VideosFractl surveyed 2,000 people about how they share content.

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A More Elegant Question About Facebook

Twist Image

Big, big steps away from news feeds, status updates, emoticons and a place to share our memes and pictures of food and cats. Facebook wants to connect everybody. . 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. Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best (who could know that Facebook would have the profound effect that it has had on our society?). At the time, Facebook was not a better mousetrap or something original. History tells the story. Year 1 - 3.

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

Twist Image

Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. There have been days that I have looked up at the clock - in the later part of the evening - only to realize that no topic, piece of news or anything has brimmed to the top and had me begging for a keyboard to blog. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block." " He believes that we''re all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). Be the infovore. Always.

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

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. News and Trends Social Media MarketingInstagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. Some loved it. Others disliked it. The design changes swept throughout the Instagram app, too. Our updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.

With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. The idea of this meme is somewhat like previous memes , but it’s four times full of fun. consume my news via Bloglines. The answer changes everyday!

Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow

Talkwalker SM

Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. Who:  Parody account for sports news. Never miss another meme! To answer this, we decided to look at the impact of top tweeters by the numbers. Follow these 10 accounts and you’ll know your Marek Hamsik from your Hakan Çalhanoğlu in no time. Gareth Bale ( @GarethBale11 ).

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

ProBlogger

Facebook is Deleting Popular Meme Pages Without Warning | The Daily Dot. Seems there’s a crackdown and there’s no recourse if you’re a meme page owner. It also affects you if you’re using memes or sharing them from these pages – you might find suddenly you don’t have the content you thought you did! Pro Blogging NewsWhat a week!

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The Most Talked-About Topics at the Republican National Convention 2016

Simply Measured

Soon after, #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes started trending as the conversation took hold and more comments and memes flooded the online space. News & Events Social Media Donald Trump Republican National Convention US Elections 2016Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST! — Donald J.

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Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget

Spin Sucks

Of course, so many people got to talking about the latest viral social media meme featuring Alex Laboeuf, a Target employee from Frisco, Texas, with a perfect jawline and a dreamy side swept mop, you may have heard about #AlexFromTarget even if you don’t keep up with what teenaged girls are talking about. . Even more speculative news stories followed. By Eleanor Pierce. Perhaps.

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The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World's Leading News.

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact The Facebook Juggernaut: Exponential Growth + World’s Leading News Reader? According to recent data from Hitwise , Facebook has eclipsed Google News to become the fourth-largest news distributor on the Web: Facebook already drives 2.5 Getting our news from our friends is nothing new.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. And you can use a variety of apps to automatically tweet that news ( Hootsuite and Buffer are tops)! Pass on good news tips to them too, not just from your org, but from your field in general. If you would roll your eyes at your meme tweet if it came from another org, don’t post it. Pitman.

5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

Waxing UnLyrical

The Fake Facebook Meme. I see this one all the time. Most recently, I saw a meme claiming Coca Cola’s current formula is more addictive than its original formula, in spite of the fact that (admitted by the meme) the original formula contained cocaine. I’ve never tried cocaine, but I’ll tell you this: I don’t see too many people hitting rock bottom over a soda. Format.

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Facebook’s Organic Reach Decline: How to Respond in 4 Steps

Pamorama

” Coupled with recent changes to the news feed algorithm, marketers are finding it harder and harder to generate organic buzz. Facebook has told marketers that they should consider paid distribution “to maximize delivery” of their messages in news feed. How does Facebook determine what shows up in a news feed? Translation: You must pay to play.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Type a keyword in their search engine and find stories (relevant news, live events, popular campaigns, conversations, and even memes) worth sharing on the topic. Check ‘em out! The trap.it

Drastically Improve your Social Media Success

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media success isn’t gained by posting the most memes or SnapChat stories. When there’s a lot of horrible news or political drama, take a step back from the computer to connect with the important people in your life. It’s not healthy for us to absorb large amounts of negative news and imagery. Yes, you can. Yes, you. Comparing yourself to other people.

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Pages

Jon Loomer

You will then be shown something that looks like this… Note the instructions: Choose the people you’d like to reach in News Feed. These tags will theoretically help Facebook better prioritize content in the news feed. Use trending memes and hashtags. The suggestion of trending memes surprises me a bit since Facebook at one time punished memes in the news feed.

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What Would @CharlieSheen Tweet?

Social Media Marketing

Leaving aside that we now know the verb is "tweet," I attempted to jump-start a meme by creating my own ( What Would Sherlock Holmes Twitter? ) and tagged some other people to develop their own. news crisis PR[ Editor's note: I originally prepared this post before Charlie Sheen got on Twitter. Almost four years ago (!) What would @CharlieSheen tweet? just heard him say "The horror!

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As Journalism Weakens, the Fifth Estate Strengthens

Geoff Livingston

Online news is now surpassing almost every media form in the United States with the exception of local TV, according to Pew. And in 2010, forty seven percent of Americans read news on their phones! In many ways, the “Twitter (or Facebook) breaking the news first meme&# has jumped the shark several times due to inaccuracies. Creating a Stronger Fifth Estate.

What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

Spin Sucks

Just think: There could be a meme out there people haven’t seen. Next up, a few favorite industry sources … some of the stuff our fave Crazies write… that could take up most of the day and I haven’t even gotten to the news, let alone fiction. We spend a lot of time talking about why spin sucks on this blog. We have that down. Because, spoiler alert, we’re not spin doctors. Bonus!

LinkedIn Etiquette: Are You Breaking The Rules?  

agora pulse

News items that are relevant to your network. Share this to save a puppy” style memes. This is great news for busy social media managers and anyone wanting to take a vacation this year! Like every social network, LinkedIn has its own official rules of conduct. But But most LinkedIn etiquette expectations come from the LinkedIn community. Do: Connect Straight Away. Great.

Social Awareness for the 21st Century – Reaching Out to a New Generation

SocialFish

Many spread uplifting memes, ‘like’ pages that have a positive social message and share images and videos that promote some useful cause. Not all people will have time to read lengthy posts about what a non-profit does , specials their favorite brands have running or news that may be surfacing as they browse. Getting in Touch with a New Reality. generation. Potluck

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Twitter Kit Adds Support for Vine Videos

SocialTimes Twitter

Whether it’s BuzzFeed  covering memes that punctuate a news cycle, or reactions and highlights of the big game in Bleacher Report  or from the National Basketball Association , Twitter Kit now delivers Vines seamlessly to your app through tweets. Developers using Twitter Kit  can now seamlessly incorporate Vine  videos into their applications. Twitter Kit product manager Ben Ward announced in a blog post  that once developers upgrade to v2.3 for iOS or v1.14.1 Now, we’re adding Vine support to Twitter Kit, too. Vine  is a creative, bizarre and lively medium like no other.

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Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

The constant parade of new verbs and nouns has been interesting: texting, “going viral,” mashups, memes, flashmobs, friending, unfriending, likes, retweets, crowdfunding, “add me,” rickrolling, circles, FollowFriday, hash tags, Pandora, Instagrams. Social media is my main source of news and information. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. 2005: Flickr.

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Content Curation Strategies for Social Media Managers

Spin Sucks

Visual content tools  such as Canva are of great use if you simply want to quickly create a pin for your Pinterest board or even a meme for Facebook. flexible schedule also ensures there’s room to accommodate a trending news article relevant to your industry or a rumor that has been going viral. By  Vasudha Veeranna. Content Curation for Different Types of Content .

Dangers of Algorithmic Sourcing

Geoff Livingston

Algorithms impact our news choices, too. Here are just a few examples: Huffington Post and Mashable sourcing their news based on rising social media memes. Geekery Photography 500 pixels algorithm data dinosaurs food human Jack Manny Moe news orange photos predictive behavior sociology The increasing pervasiveness of algorithms in everyday life disturbs me. It depends.

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Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back

Debbie Weil

There’s something in the news that catches your eye. The blogging is dead meme pops up with regularity. Photo by Sydney Stokoe. One of the (feeble) reasons I give for not blogging frequently enough is that I don’t like to repeat myself. As I’ve been blogging for eight years I’ve said a. stuff about business blogging. Instructions: unpack your topic slowly.

Facebook is Getting More Two-Faced By the Day

Convince & Convert

That’s right, Facebook now gets to decide what is “timely and relevant content” (from their blog post), and what is a “low quality post or meme.” Look, I’m not personally a fan of memes, as I think they can chip away at brand value. Maybe. Or Maybe Not. Sure, Run a Contest. It’s a must-read. And Evidently, so is Facebook. tweet this ).

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Fewer PR Organizations Plan to Increase Focus on SEO and Social Media in 2011

Adam Sherk

There may also be a tendency for some PR pros to think that social media has reduced the need for SEO, as evidenced by the “SEO is Dead” memes that resurface from time to time. My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media. In this year’s survey 51% of the respondents indicated that they would focus more on SEO in 2011, down from 57% in 2011. Public Relations

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Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

For this page, I primarily post content from my blog, but to fill-in on days where I don’t have content I look for curated content to schedule such as: funny memes, inspirational quotes, or highly shareable links. For example, I have a social media list, a real estate news list, a client list, and many more. Time is everything and time is our most precious resource. Twitter.

4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

Some still use this approach, but it’s quickly becoming old news. You don’t want to give off the vibe that you’re someone who is looking to spam them or clutter their newsfeed with memes and quizzes. 3. Do you remember when everyone had a landline? I do. In fact, I remember the days when a phone number with a nine was a thorn in your side because it took longer to dial. Themselves.