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Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. The Facebook-owned image sharing social network increased its active user base by 23% in the last six months.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

As adoption skyrockets, marketers are striving to optimize their use of the world’s most popular microblogging platform. Get More Twitter Followers by Treating Your Profile Like a Landing Page by Social Times. 40 useful things you can share on Twitter besides blog posts by Social Media Today. Really Cool Things About the New Twitter by Social Media Today.

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Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. By blocking social media sites, employers are limiting their employees ability to collaborate with others in their industry. Digg this!

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

You can even Blog using tumblr - which is a hybrid online social network and Blogging platform - or you can Blog for an existing online publisher like The Huffington Post. " As a way to not feel too self-promotional, I use my other social media spaces for self-promotion by asking a question in hopes of provoking some kind of reaction. microblog. online social network. Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. Design matters. Design matters.

Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now the same could be said about social media – any mention of your brand is good in social media but that’s not entirely correct! Related posts: Social Media for the Boardroom At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to. Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly. Let me explain ….

TWITTER CHANGES: YOU FAVORITE ME…NO, YOU LIKE ME!

Myrland Marketing

It looks like our favorite… real-time micro-blogging conversational breaking news 140-character message hashtagging event-tracking Social Networking site. Social Media Twitter Uncategorized Button Change Favorite How-To Like Link Microblogging Social Network Star…Twitter, might be in the midst of making a little change to your Favorite button. wrote about a few other changes Twitter recently made that really irritated some people, but this latest one is pretty minor in my book. As you know, when you want to archive a [.].

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. network with other marketers and people in SEO. Are you the same? MySpace?

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

wiki.beingpeterkim.com

Social networks  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Ford Drives U   Social networks  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Scott Monty   Organization & staffing  Automotive  United States  Peter Kim   Ford   Twitter account   Microblogging / Microsharing  Automotive  United States  social brand index- twitter   Ford   FordDriveOne   Microblogging / Microsharing  Automotive  United States  Social Brand Index- Twitter   Ford   Where are the Joneses? For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2. 

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The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. Just as there are trending topics going on on the microblogging platform Twitter that show sentiment and tell a story of what is being talked about, the same can be said about the blogosphere.

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Many listening engines provide you with “streams” of data which is great.

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How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. In order to generate social media buzz on your business’s upcoming event, create and share content in the weeks leading up to it. Blogs.

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior. Bottlenose ($) | A tool that provides live social intelligence by analyzing activity across all the major social networks.

Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you use Twitter regularly, you’d see that it wins as a social news site that provides instantaneous news — at least of that caliber. Twitter is also a tool to get feedback, to network, to take notes, to market your product, to communicate with customers, to set up meetings, and to find prospects — among other things. Accelerated by MaxCDN Content Delivery Network.

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. The management of social media initiatives will help you align your people, time, budget and expenses together with your goals for successful completion of campaigns. Buffer.

5 Social Media Management Tools and Services You May Not Know About Yet (But Should)

Kikolani

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to five social media tools and services I have mentioned in posts this year that have elicited that reaction and what you can (and should) be doing with them. If you’re in the process of creating a brand, don’t make the mistake of creating one that you can’t claim on social media. is available on social media.

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. However, that is not the only venture from Google into social networks and, in some markets, not even close to its most successful one. Orkut.

Best Business Social Media and Blogging Guidelines

The Way of the Web

Social Media policies and guidelines are vital for every business and employee. Not only are they helpful in ensuring that everyone in a company understands what is expected of them, they can also be a way to empower your employees to feel comfortable and confident in engaging with customers or clients via social media. List of Social Media Guidelines and Policies: Company Name Document Name Link. AFP Guidelines for using social media [link] (PDF). American Medical Association Professionalism in the Use of Social Media [link].

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Here are 57 61 great social media policy templates and resources to use when building your own. Social Media Policies and Guidelines. Source. Resource.

The propensity to Repeat in Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

It’s not just social media. Monopolies in social media? Networks, apps, aggregators, blogs, microblogs-copy what works, tweak it a little, or not, and see what market share you can pull. In social media, is it possible that what they are saying is fresh? Why does history repeat itself even in social media? social media Social Networks

Facebook Notes- Thoughts

Atom Thought

Essentially notes are social but less frivoulus than social network comments, notes are microblogs but more comprehensive than twitter, and notes are complete expression through an online dialry just like blogs but much easier to execute , maintain and share. How businesses are lapping up social media? Why You Should Sack Your Social Media Agency Now? Tags: Digital Discover Digital Feature blogging facebook notes microblogging twitter Not many people use it though, it’s not in your face and not very glamourised but very utalitarian. Here

How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on July 12, 2010 Share Social media sites are having a powerful effect on our lives. Women are online and interacting on social sites just as much — if not, more — than their male counterparts. Splash Social Media said: Listen up, ladies!

StumbleUpon Etiquette Guide and Best Practices

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But with all other social networks, there are rules of engagement that are determined by the community. More information and tips for usage can be read in The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. This description of StumbleUpon has been taken from the book: StumbleUpon [is] a social content discovery engine with bookmarking features. Exactly.  Still stuck?

How Journalists Use Social Media to Report the News

Proactive Report

A new report from the Indiana University School of Journalism shows how US jouranlist are using social media to report the news.  journalists conducted during the fall of 2013, the new report updates previous findings and adds new ones concerning the role of social media in journalism. Key Findings: 78% of US journalists check social media for breaking news. 40% of U.S.

Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums. What’s your Social Media diet? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

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. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? hours to 6.3 hours.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. If youre new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe. Ways to Begin Building Your Personal Learning Network 1.0 1-Join a professional social network.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? What social media tool helps small business double their reach on Twitter? While social.

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Even without any formal plan to use social media, every organization with more than a handful of employees (and many under that benchmark) is present in social media because people are talking about them.

Trust is hard to come by these days

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So what does this mean for marketers and for major brands in an era of social media? This can’t be solved with typical social media software. This doesn’t come from reading tweets everyday about your brand it comes from analytics of all forms of social media – blogs, microblogs, social networks and forums. And this year was no exception.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Results can be exported to Excel for further sorting and analysis. I’ve used this tool on behalf of small clients for finding hundreds of key influencers on Twitter, blogs and various other social networking sites and forums.

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Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums. Use Social Media to spot issues before they hit the Contact Center! Tweet This!

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

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 4 days ago « Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers. Often these features are integrated into Microblogging tools or Collaboration platforms.

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The State of Association E-Learning

SocialFish

Here’s a bit that interests us, of course : Social media is attracting some interest in the association e-learning community but leaves much room for growth. The dominant social tool for current e-learning initiatives is social networks (44.6 percent, combining public and private networks), followed by discussion forums (36.2 Microblogging (e.g.

Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The only similarity is a 140 character limit for posts — so Plurk is essentially a microblogging platform. Plurk: Real Nested Conversations Brought to the Microblogging Platform A few days ago, I noticed via Twitter search tool Summize that Aaron Brazell had been talking about me on his Twitter stream. and social media sphere. But is there much more to Plurking? Reply Ay?rma

Enterprise 2.0 Isn’t About Social Business, It’s Just About Business

Social Media Strategery

” She went on to say that instead of talking about social media, social business, building communities and why your organization needs to use blogs, wikis, and microblogging, you should be talking about increasing sales, increasing productivity, and cutting costs. Paradoxically, sometimes the best way to implement social tools are to not refer to them as social tools. It’s about understanding that a social business community that isn’t tied to actual business goals isn’t sustainable. This about much more than what words to use.

Need a little Social Discipline?

Janet Fouts

I follow almost 4,000 people on Twitter , over 1500 on Linkedin , and more on Facebook , Google+ , blogs , forums, a zillion social networks, wikis and more. I get around 800 emails a day (half of them are alerts, newsletters and feed reports for my clients). I’m not bragging, there are plenty of people with more, it’s just a fact of my life. Great question. I don’t.

Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Marketing , Social Media > Social Media Strategy from A to Z Social Media Strategy from A to Z by Tamar Weinberg on May 28, 2010 Share Social media might be old. Kirtsy and Other Niche Social Networks. Marketing Beyond the Social.