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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 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.

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]


Tweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. Most companies approach enterprise social networks as a technology deployment and fail to understand that the new relationships created by enterprise social networks are the source for value creation.

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

Janet Fouts

Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing,  Cisco Systems. Most of the panel chunks up time throughout the day to manage their social networks. The size of your network should not be a primary focus. Twitter.

The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

Ari Herzog

I started 2014 with a mission to use social networks without rules. learned a lot about myself and how I want to distinguish my use of the different tools. Twitter is the social network that I use the most these days. continue to use it to build relations with strangers. I’m hardly present on other social networking sites. Curious?

5 Step Success Strategy to Prioritize Social Networks for Your Business

Pam Moore

When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. ” Unfortunately, there are far too many “experts” online touting that you must be on every new shiny object and social network. You do not need to treat every social network equal nor spend the same amount of time and investment on every social network. As Social Networking

Small Business Mavericks

Did you know you can use as a social networking tool? This is truly a useful tool for writers, musicians, artists, other crafts persons, and people in the publishing industries. can be your niche networking space. Here are some tips to help make a social networking application for you: When you read a book, listen to music, or try out a new product, leave a review. Amazon can be used for social networking. It’s an online department store with social benefits. Are you a big reader?

5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success

Webbiquity SMM

Social selling is an awesome way to get things done. But, like the early days of anything on social, it’s difficult, messy, and imprecise. A big reason for this is a lack of organizational tools. Remember trying to manage your brand’s presence on social media pre Hootsuite? And then, one day, a host of tools were released that made it SO MUCH EASIER.

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Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

We use multiple social networking platforms, which have different audiences and expectations. Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place.  Twylah is another curation tool that has a great lay out, that’s easy to read. Content social media Tools Twitter time saver

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Social Networking Stats: 80% of World Leaders on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Twitter is becoming a powerful political tool, and in the last two years, world leaders have begun to take note. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Instead of admitting that this “social thing” is not as easy as all that, some are pointing fingers at the platforms, saying SPAM! Bad ROI…Spam!

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Instead of admitting that this “social thing” is not as easy as all that, some are pointing fingers at the platforms, saying SPAM! Bad ROI…Spam!

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment. The above chart shows how I integrate my eight most visited social networks in my life.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Other tools you can’t ignore?

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The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) There are a wide range of monitoring, listening, and analytics tools available to answer the first type of question. tool to measure digital results, discover business opportunities, monitor competition, and benchmark performance. very good spying tool where you can see your competitors website analytics.”

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Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. They are also useful for monitoring certain keywords or conversations, and for analyzing your social media performance.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s User Growth Exceeds Expectations, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Related Stories Social Networking Stats: Faster Growth Predicted for Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Facebook: 1.32

Those Other Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

With an over-focus on Facebook and Twitter during the past few years, organizations may be doing themselves a disservice by failing to cultivate communities in other networks. These networks have their own strengths and weaknesses, and because of their sizable communities are significant in their own right. StumbleUpon is a hybrid bookmarking/referral network for cool content.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

Twist Image

Online social networking continues to change and evolve. That is mind-blowing, impressive and not all that surprising when you consider how popular platforms like Twitter and Facebook are, and how people are looking for newer/cooler social networking experiences. Google + lets you be selectively social. In tinkering with Google + and listening to what some of the cool kids have to say about it online, it's very clear that the majority of people see Google + almost like an online social networking "do-over!" anti-social network.

8 LinkedIn Tools for Business


The undisputed leader in business and career-oriented social networking, LinkedIn’s  valuable demographic is sought after by marketers. It can help you grow professionally and improve your organization’s networking effectiveness. great LinkedIn tools for business. 1. This cool app alerts you when someone in your LinkedIn network makes new connections.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks


Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? LinkedIn may be one of the simplest social networks to contact. Have you had luck with contacting these social networks or others?

Global Map of Social Networking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Marketing

Last July , I covered the work of Global Web Index , which offered a quick glimpse of data for global social network usage, which they called Global Web Index LITE. Here's the entire graphic as a Slidehshare embed: Global Map of Social Networking - GlobalWebIndex - June 2011 You can also download the PDF directly from Global Web Index's website.

Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

All of this can be managed—and your day-to-day life won’t seem so hectic—with a few online tools. DIY PR with These Eight Tools Canva. This is a fairly new tool that allows you to design your online properties as if you are a pro. You can do social media graphics, blog post images, business cards, flyers, invitations, and more. This is both good news and bad news.

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Four Content Discovery Tools to Engage

Spin Sucks

Whether for social sharing or to fuel ideas for your content marketing plan, searching quality, targeted content is key. Content discovery tools address this challenge by finding the most-shared, trending content and providing relevant content suggestions for your weekly editorial calendar. To get started, you need to connect to the tool with your Facebook, or Twitter accounts.

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Authenticity: At The Core Of Smarter Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Smarter social networking. A few nights ago, I was part of the “ Get Geeky &# panel that Social Media Club-DC had put together. Along with Alex Howard , Frank Gruber and Shana Glickfield , we talked about “ smarter social networking.&#. Yea, sometimes the tools are funky, you have to get used to the platforms, etc. The real challenge.

SocialBook, an ebook tool for social networks | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Greater use of visual communication has in turn made Instagram and Pinterest two of the fastest-growing social networks. As with other social networks, the right tools can help marketers use these platforms more effectively. Sample review: “My go-to tool for content scheduling and detailed Pinterest data is Tailwind. This is the tool for you!”

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

There aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Ego ($2.99) – It’s not the most robust web/social analytics offering, but what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in simplicity and ease of use. My 9 Favorite iPhone Social Media Apps.

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The Future of Social: Networks

Spin Sucks

During the past few years, social media has been an individual sport: A way to put out your shingle and start making a name for yourself. While groups, businesses and associations can all leverage the tools, there is often the feeling that social media has been meant to level the playing field rather than support traditional hierarchy. So what is changing? So what’s next?

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning


This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This was the session description: While social learning and social media are different things, the two go hand in hand. Defining and Designing Social Learning.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


As millennials mature and turn their interests to social causes, foundations will have to find a way to connect to a generation that doesn’t know how to write a check. Let’s start with an awesome list of tools to bring your nonprofit into the future: Consider joining Google for Nonprofits , which offers free Google tools to nonprofit organizations. And, with 1.5

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites! To follow up on this, here are essential tools that will help you get more exposure to your content. These tools could be the difference between content that goes unseen, and content that goes viral.

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.

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

SocMed Sean

Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. There have been recent reports of companies banning email , but unless all of your clients, customers, and investors are willing to give up email, as well, why would you consider giving up one of the most powerful communication tools every created? That honor still goes to email. Absolutely!

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once?

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Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

Using Social Media as a Communication Tool [Infographic]


Social media is about more than marketing and branding — it’s quickly becoming an essential part of customer outreach for brands. In addition to using social platforms to monitor conversations about their industry, competitors, and products, companies are increasingly reaching out to to their customers via the social Web to communicate messages about what they have to offer.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

A well maintained social media presence is like a fine wine; it develops more character as it ages. As you invest more time in to social media, joining additional networks and using new tools, your presence gains different characteristics that it did not have before. So it is with different social networks. Smart stuff, to be sure. ” As for me?

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. How To: Get More Qualified Followers on Twitter by Social Media Today.

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Twelve Digital Tools You’ll Be Using More of in 2015

Spin Sucks

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you… 12 digital tools, 11  most read blog posts , 10 top communicators , nine great PR blogs , eight up and comers , seven must-listen podcasts , six communicator gifts , five communications trends , four free webinars , three strategy games , two Crazies’ secrets , and the PR win of 2014. Sococo might be my favorite tool of 2014.

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3 Easy DIY Social Media Content Creation Tools


You don’t have to be a graphic designer or a Photoshop pro to create stunning graphics for your social media channels. These three tools make it easy! Of the three tools I’m sharing, Canva is the most robust. Pablo is an image creation product designed by Buffer, the popular social media management tool. Content Marketing Design Social Media Marketin