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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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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.

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!

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

SocMed Sean

Most of you probably know that Google+ has been around for a couple of years now and is Google’s attempt to overcome the hideous social media experiments of Google Wave and Google Buzz. Its functionality lies somewhere between Facebook and Twitter as a microblogging service that also allows permission controls over who can and can’t see your updates. Let’s be clear.

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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?


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 [.].

The Blogosphere is Thriving


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.

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

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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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.

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


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.

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

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management


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)


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.

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].

A Review of Google Social Media Tools


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | 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!

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.

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.

The State of Association E-Learning


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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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. Want one?

Secrets of Twitter Hashtags (For Those Still Unsure)

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Benefits of Online Reputation Management - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw. What People Have To Say About Pervara - Social Med. Microblogs e.g. Twitter.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself by Tamar Weinberg on June 16, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Kwame Boame. In 2008.) Kwame.

Taking the Next Step: Going From a Grassroots Enterprise 2.0 Community to an Official One

Social Media Strategery

Way back in 2008, microblogging and enterprise collaboration platform Yammer launched at TechCrunch50. week later, I became member #1 of the Yammer network at my old firm, a 25,000 person consulting firm with offices all over the country. The change agents who risked their jobs and reputations to start these networks a few years ago are being held up as innovators and leaders.

Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned by Tamar Weinberg on April 20, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Todd Mintz. So, what does this have to do with social media? Social media to me, is a life long lesson.

Why Twitter Still Matters

Direct Marketing Observations

But now, because of social networks, in this case Twitter, they’re able to have an impact and make a difference on the lives of thousands of people. Tags: SEO/SEM Twitter social media marc meyer microblogging non-profits for social media Recently I read somewhere that the demise of Twitter is imminent and all anyone wants to talk about anymore is Foursquare and Gowalla , 2 shiny new LBS based companies that are reeling in new users by the bushel. But let me cut to the chase. let me tell you why Twitter still matters. So why does Twitter still matter?