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    [Twitter] Guess Who is Back on Foursquare
    I’ll bet those Foursquare users are also active tweeters, only because when I created a new account a few days ago and was prompted to select friends to share my check-ins with, there were about 50 Facebook friends with Foursquare accounts but a whopping 500 Twitter friends with the accounts. Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Was the second camp right? My past caught up with me. Make no mistake I’m an early adopter of technology. But, I might.
    [Twitter] Fight U.S. Government Internet Censorship
    If you want to protect free speech and innovation, and keep services open with names such as Twitter and Facebook, you need to ask your elected officials in Washington to oppose the PIPA and SOPA bills. The video above discusses the U.S. Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act , but the House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act , is worse. If passed by Congress, the government will receive new powers to block Americans’ access to websites that corporations don’t like. Think about the number of videos you record and upload to Facebook and Youtube. Thank you for reading! Media law
    [Twitter] Buy and Sell Influence on Empire Avenue
    Empire Avenue now joins Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking spokes and sparks more people to visit my business website. Gobbledygook for the Empire Avenue robots: {EAV_BLOG_VER:cca0b081a4b11fd5}. Nearly a year after its beta launch and after receiving dozens of invitations, I finally gave in and joined Empire Avenue. That’s right, you can now track my sticker symbol and buy and sell shares of my stock to your heart’s content. See, Empire Avenue is essentially a game and that is predominantly why I kept saying no every time a new invitation arrived. Influence.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Twitter] Feature Friday: Why Violating Copyrights on YouTube is Good
    Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. The following feature article is written by Joy Mystic. Yes, you better get your act together and try your very best to find a copyrighted material to add to yours before you submit it for the world to see. Don’t even bother to ask for permission first or try to hide it as Scott Smitelli had fun trying. By doing so, you are not only doing no evil but also doing a good thing! Including to those who own the copyrights! Do I sound like a bad influence on your beloved children? No, not necessarily in the way you might be thinking.
    [Twitter] Why Blog Taxonomies are Important
    Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. Image by tiffa130. Taxonomy is the branch of science involved with classification, and blog taxonomy is the study of organizing your blog for both search engines and human beings. The words and links in these sentences are indexed by search engines, aided by the context of how words describe links and the relationship between all of the links across the blog. Titles and descriptions play a part, along with the extent of how popular the article is through backlinks (also called inbound links) and comments. Dissecting the blog taxonomy.
    [Twitter] Using Social Media to Peruse the Job Market
    Luckily, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are here to help you not only find the needle, but turn it into a successful career. Since LinkedIn is the go-to social network for both employers and candidates, it’s a good idea to build a solid profile with a straightforward headline pertaining to your skills through LinkedIn and then link to it through other social media avenues like Twitter and Facebook. And, as long as the proper steps are taken, social media can become your own personal online job recruiter. First and Foremost: Clean Up Your Act.
    [Twitter] Some Companies Finding the Energy to Use Social Media
    During 2010, the report noted that 120 of the 287 businesses in its index participated to some degree in social media, using venues like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, with only 60 companies putting forth resources for the mission. In an ironic twist this summer, a number of utility companies took to their Twitter and Facebook pages, asking customers to conserve energy during a series of heatwaves. While some lines of business have taken social media and run with it, others have found themselves suffering a power shortage. Photo credit:
    [Twitter] Content Marketing: The right platform to sell product
    Facebook, Twitter and You Tube have in recent times emerged as a powerful medium for content promotion. Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and You Tube videos need to be created intelligently,keeping the need of the readers in mind. Content marketing is a powerful tool for the marketers. With the advent of online media, those in the business have found a new medium for marketing. Content marketing enables one to reach the niche audience in an organized way and identify with them, thus increasing the sales. Creating guidelines for content promotion. Writing qualitative content.
    [Twitter] 14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar
    Connect with her on  Google+ ,  Twitter ,  Facebook ,  Pinterest ,  Instagram , or  LinkedIn. 'Image via Following is a step-by-step list of how to host a memorable, interesting, and useful webinar. Of course, this list may change, depending on your business and your industry, but it provides a good place to begin thinking about how to generate good, qualified leads from content. Choose a topic and a headline that has great search potential. For instance, we did a webinar about  Google analytics. You’ll include that in the email they get after they’ve registered.
    [Twitter] Update Your Segmentation Model With Social Data Before It’s Too Late
    Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest all expanded their footprint across several demographic groups. 'Attention digital marketers: It’s time. If you weren’t convinced before, I’m going to attempt to convince you again. If you aren’t infusing “why” people are using social media into your marketing segmentation model, you may be missing key ways to make digital marketing successful. Traditional customer segmentation models typically look at some combination of behavioral, attitudinal and demographic data. This represents 31% of all seniors.
    [Twitter] The Case For and Against Popup Opt-In Forms
    Not enough time to tell, but I can tell you that many of the people who subscribed were people I knew in BlogEngage and Twitter and who have been following my blog for a long time. We only have the form show a single time (the first visit) and we make a cool offer (free Twitter marketing video tutorial). Popup opt-in forms are not new by any means to web surfers and blog readers. Popups Sweeping the Blogging World. The latest incarnation of popup opt-in forms seem to have hit websites by storm. The Survey. Here are the results of this survey. The Case for Popups. Michael. Hesham.
    [Twitter] Expert Q&A: David Olson from ARANet | Spin Sucks
    But one approach that’s been valuable is taking advantage of Twitter to notify our editorial membership of new articles. Twitter, Facebook, etc.)? TrackBack URL Leave a comment Latest Popular Tags Twitter What Bristol Palin Can Teach Us About Personal Branding The American Dream: Growing a Business Top Five Stories for Week Ending Sept. Twitter Handles: My Name or a Nickname? We’ve used them for many years and have watched them change with the times, by adding links and SEO, which have been very beneficial for us and our clients. Good question. Leave a comment!
    [Twitter] Search Engine Optimization: 7 Important Considerations for Link Building Strategies
    The easiest way to get your content attention on the net is to promote it on popular social media websites like Facebook and Twitter etc. When it comes to search engine optimization , the bottom line is that link building is still important. The popularity of any web page is dependent on its reaction off-page. Simply putting it, your link popularity on the web can easily upgrade or degrade your popularity with the search engines, especially Google. To understand how this phenomena works, we must understand the concept of “link building”. This whole structure is called “Link Building”.
    [Twitter] Is Quora the Next Social Media Star?
    Honestly, I have not seen so many social media experts flock to a social media web site since all of my social media and search engine marketing buddies flocked to Twitter. Recently, I have had an influx of Quora friend requests in my inbox. So, I started my quest to find out exactly if is the next social media web site to go mainstream. When I first went to to check it out in order to write about Quora, I was not quite sure what I was looking at. Not much else to let you know what the site is about. After you sign up for an account, things are still kept very basic.
    [Twitter] Putting the Social in Social Good
    Social Good is More Than a Twitter Campaign. Yes, Twitter campaigns have raised millions of dollars for causes around the world and will continue to do so, but a social good campaign is much more than “For every tweet with said hashtag, so and so will donate a dollar.”. When I started this in 2010, I envisioned a campaign where everything would be done through Twitter and our online presence would be the measure of success. Over 4,000 toys later, we’ve realized that the social in this social good campaign didn’t really mean Twitter and Facebook. disagree.
    [Twitter] JWT Intelligence — Trends for 2013
    The Twitter Poster re-creates the customer’s profile picture using his or her tweets. The end of the year = predictions for the upcoming year. All of them are interesting but the one I really put stock in is JWT ‘s annual trends report. They invest a huge amount of time and money to explore and investigate our culture and I’m always impressed by the line-up of experts they reach out to, before they release their report. The ten trends for 2013 are: ( buy the complete 177 page report here ). Play As a Competitive Advantage. The Super Stress Era. Intelligent Objects. However ….
    [Twitter] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    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 Are You Slow Enough to Succeed in Social Media? He has a very small start up consumer product company – has a FB page, a Twitter profile and hired me to do some outreach work. May 6th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does this sound familiar? And that’s the problem.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Media Lessons for Associations and Nonprofits
    Plus, Facebook and Twitter’s very own dashboards allow you to keep an eye on what’s working and what’s not. 'Washington, D.C., is a major hub for associations and nonprofits, and we’re lucky that one of McMURRY/TMG’s biggest offices is right in the heart of the District. As a D.C. resident, this means that not only do I have many friends working in the association and nonprofit sectors — changing the world and whatnot — but I also occasionally get to crash their parties (read conferences, panel breakfasts, and a happy hour or two ). TRENDStweets #TRENDSlive
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Twitter] How to Use Viraltag to Schedule to Pinterest, Tumblr, and More
    In a nutshell, Viraltag allows you to create a schedule and schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook (profiles and pages), LinkedIn (profiles and pages), Tumblr, and Pinterest. 'If you’ve been looking for a Buffer-equivalent for visual content, then Viraltag is the platform you have been searching for. How to Setup Viraltag. Setting up Viraltag is easy. Once you have created a free trial account, you will go to your accounts tab and connect your profiles and pages. Next, you will go to your library. Here, you can connect to your image sources. How to Schedule Posts Inside Viraltag.
    [Twitter] Deconstructing Name Dropping
    When I was on a vacation a year and a half ago, a Twitter follower spotted me at JFK airport between legs of a flight. personally dread seeing my name come across the Twitter stream. Tell me someone on the social web who doesn’t name drop. The whole currency of the social web lies in referencing and mentioning people by name. Name dropping builds perceived value and equity. It’s at the heart of today’s influence measures right or wrong (see write up of Klout ), and drives “weblebrity.&# So we should look at it. Some do it with sincerity (happy to see you!),
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog Headlines
    ways to start a new local business using Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, and Google – it’s not as expensive as you think to start a local business with the right online resources. TwitterCounter: Strategy to increase followers – looking to grow your Twitter network? ­­This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, online business, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Too busy to blog? ways to blog more – how to make more time for blogging and find inspiration.
    [Twitter] Social Media Marketing Pain Points for Small Businesses and How to Deal with Them
    AutoSocial – discovers content that is engaging and relevant to your niche audience, and queues it for posting via Twitter or Facebook. 'Small businesses are often apprehensive about social media and if it can really help in business growth. This anxiety usually comes from not knowing the ropes or being unaware of how social media can be used to an advantage. Managing a dozen social media accounts at a time can be intimidating, and it may not bring out the expected results. Here are a few of those pain points: Lack of knowledge about social media. Content curation. About the author.
    [Twitter] Get Your Head Out of the Sand: Progressive Leaders Use Social Media
    The platform, whether LinkedIn , Twitter or Pinterest , doesn’t matter. 'Lost amidst stories about Farmville and Anthony Weiner’s inappropriate tweets is the tremendous potential for digital leadership. Today’s most progressive leaders are recognizing and leveraging the benefits of social media. For those who dismiss digital initiatives as a distraction, it’s time to stop making excuses, learn enough to make informed decisions, and focus on the future. Social media serves to humanize leaders and reveal authenticity in a way that a biography on an organizational website cannot. They do.
    [Twitter] Get Your Audience to Work for You… and Thank You for It!
    If you’ve ever gone to Twitter or Facebook, for “just a quick update” and groggily raised your head two hours later, you know what I’m talking about. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Danny Iny. You spend a lot of time nurturing the relationship you have with your audience. You give them amazing content, useful information and as much of your personal attention as you possibly can. You listen to their concerns, accede to their requests and generally, make yourself a vital resource for them. It’s a lot of work! Really good.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Animal Crackers
    Simple Twitter searches to generate content ideas – if you’re having a shortage of content ideas, then these queries will help you find new ones! This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Design. 30 inspiring about me pages – it’s one of the most important pages on your site.
    [Twitter] 5 Ways to Promote A Local Blog - Koka Sexton dot Com
    Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS 5 Ways to Promote A Local Blog One of the projects I work on is called the Mayor of Concord. Twitter Using Twitter can help grab the attention of people in your area as well as other news outlets that are looking for ways to expand their reach in the virtual world.Using some common tools using the Twitter API, you can find and follow people in your area that may be interested. They understand and appreciate the social aspect of Twitter and know that building a following is important. town and city.
    [Twitter] The Social Science Behind Regular Community Visitors
      Every time you visit Facebook, Twitter, or your community site, you can see everything you're missing. 'Fear of missing out (FoMO) is now salient.  That might be holidays, parties, events, speaking opportunities, and successes that some people gained.but not you.    This especially affects the young (notable young males), those in negative moods, lower life satisfaction, and lower needs satisfaction (autonomy, competence, and relatedness).    Now consider this. We have an innate need to impress our peers.   Also read Seth's take. 
    [Twitter] Are You Harnessing The Power of Brand Advocates?
    Monitor the social world and invite people who write about you on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. 'Image via Yesterday I wrote a case study post on ReadyTalk and how they worked with Influitive to work with all of their happy customers to market their brand. In this case study, we learned that advocates are simply people who are happy with your brand. In order to get them to keep talking about you without getting burned out or feeling like their being used, you need to reward them. Pretty straightforward, right? Who are the Right People? Authenticity?
    [Twitter] Information overload and failure filter are false problems
    And I’m not even sure that information paralysis is the real problem, as we can cut down those inputs if we need to – even just by closing a feed reader or Twitter client, or by turning off the PC or TV. The concept of information overload has received a lot of debate, and I completely agree with Clay Shirky that it’s actually ‘filter failure’ which is causing our current obsession with the problems of keeping up with the influx of content which is published and digitally accessible at a far greater rate than any time in human history. Or learn to programme.
    [Twitter] Google Me – quick thoughts for and against…
    Orkut has had success in some territories, but is up against Facebook and a global reach of 500 million + Remember their interest in Jaiku as a Twitter rival? Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← The importance of experiencing your community How much to launch a new media brand or project? → Google Me – quick thoughts for and against… June 30th, 2010 · View Comments So the rumours are building about the ‘Facebook killer’ being worked on at Google. And whenever there are big rumours, the blogosphere rushes to comment. Data knowledge. Good observations.
    [Twitter] Will Watson Win?
    Twitter was abuzz. Contact me today: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. After watching the first round of robot Watson competing against humans Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! it is clear that the human-built algorithms that define the artificial intelligence sometimes provide the correct answer and sometimes not. It is also clear that computers may not be as fast as humans to click buttons. The category was Olympic Oddities, and the answer was a gymnast with an unusual physical feature. Ken Jennings said “arm” and was wrong. Ditto on Watson’s Facebook page.
    It was showing up in my twitter stream, my facebook feed, my tumblr dashboard. We finally got around to announcing our investment in wrote this on the USV blog today: Sometimes you end up loving something you don't want to. When  launched, I wanted to avoid it. There was the Facebook login button that I didn't want to use. There was another music service I didn't want to add to my already-exhaustive collection. Seth got the first one from me in 1996 I believe, and they got the most recent one from me less than a year ago. And I was too.
    [Twitter] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    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 Getting Serious About Social Media March 18th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet My clients at ExactTarget yesterday published a terrific, free executive briefing called Letter to the C-Suite: Getting Serious About Social Media. Twitter and Facebook are not strategies. Thanks.
    [Twitter] The Fallacy of Round the Clock Social Media
    As a mobile obsessive, you instinctually check your Facebook, Twitter and all the rest of your social media accounts while you brush your teeth, only to find that someone has interacted with your brand. Guest post by Chris Hall an interactive content specialist at Off Madison Ave who specializes in writing for humans, not robots. It’s 11PM and the world around you is getting ready for bed. The world stops – you must answer. That’s the way my world has become at least, because in my mind brands don’t sleep. How could they? Does Faster Matter? Give the Brand a Break. Flickr image by Joi).
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Chinchilla Love
    HootSuite Workaround: See (and Respond to) Retweets You May be Missing – A Hootsuite workaround that lets you see and respond to native Twitter web RT without having to leave the Hootsuite dashboard. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week.
    [Twitter] Trouble in the Social Citi
    So out of frustration, I turned to the best place I know to get help – Twitter. A little over a year ago, my bank account got hacked. It sucked and the phone support at Citibank couldn’t help me out. After some back and forth over the phone, their social media team had me fixed up right. Ever since then, I thought they had the social game right and would use it to help repair their image post-bailout era in a similar fashion to the auto industry. Image: Wikipedia. He was the first major bank CEO to do so. Hopefully other banks do not follow this lead.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011
    [Twitter] Tumblr Frustrations: Please Get It Together
    Twitter has grown past most of their issues and are vastly improved over a year ago (which was vastly improved over the year before). Mark this down in the “ranting because something just pissed me off&# category. There’s not a whole lot to say and this post will be short. Dear Tumblr: I know you’re growing faster than any blogging platform ever. know that you’re working out the problems and that the tremendous service load put onto your free service is on par with the largest sites in the world. At some point soon, the patience will run out. When does this end?
    [Twitter] Miscellaneous Monday
    Greg Verdino Marketing, Media, Technology & Trends Home About Me Book Me to Speak microMARKETING Journal On Twitter On Flickr Personal Blog Verdino Bytes My Company « Turn skeptics into advocates at Blog World Expo | Main | What if the future of technology is more sand than silicon? Word of Mouth Workplace Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flickr Slideshare Personal Blog Verdino Bytes Gremanda Powered, Inc. » Miscellaneous Monday     This is just a quick jumble of recent and new items that may be of interest (to me, if not to you.) What was I doing? Peace. Peace.
    [Twitter] Simply Authentic Branding
    Follow us on Twitter: Cheryl Burgess @ckburgess. “Simple is Smart&#. London. There’s almost a cinematic quality [in Beowulf ],” Fred Burt exclaimed, his voice crackling with excitement across our international phone connection. Grendel is swooping across the marshes, absolutely incandescent with rage against mankind. And then, the camera shifts.” His excited tone paused momentarily, then resumed with a chuckle. A whole load of drunken Danes are swilling mead and thinking that the world is a great place. This was not the typical interview on branding and creativity.
    [Twitter] The Pinterest Plugin that You Need on Your Blog Right Now
    follow the unspoken rule of 5, 5, or 5 sharing options (no more, no less) and I prefer the big-5 for my particular blog (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn) but there are variations to this rule that replace LinkedIn with Tumblr if there’s no business-reason to share your site. Some would say that the inclusion in Bing image results was the last surge of importance necessary to put it over Twitter on the effectiveness scale. 'I’m not a big fan of redundancy, especially on social media. have, of course, the standard inline plugin. It works.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011
    [Twitter] Why Some of Your Best Prospects will Never be on Social
    As the masses flock to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, some businesses are starting to put nearly all of their eggs in the social media basket. What about the people who are not currently and likely never will be on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+? Many of the most successful marketing campaigns of the last couple of years have been entirely focused on social media. As dangerous as it may sound, this is actually a good idea for some businesses. The ROI for many verticals is much higher through social than any other form of marketing. First, It’s Not an Age Thing. It is.
    [Twitter] So much going on – launch of Social Media Analytics And Web Journal, July 20th to July 26th
    Meanwhile, Twitter has been going through changes of it’s own and one has to wonder if Twitter will become more boring too. … According to GigaOM: Another possibility, of course, is that Google has begun to realize that Facebook and Twitter have been eating large portions of its lunch — or what should be its lunch — by taking over the social aspect of the web,  features that are becoming more and more important as a signal of user intent , and therefore a crucial part of what advertisers are looking at. …   Enabling physical objects  ( ).
    [Twitter] Weekly Roundup: Unleash Your Lady Gaga
    And whether we realize it or not, we’re almost always on some “stage&# or other; with business partners, clients, even on Twitter. This post was mentioned on Twitter by Shaun Dakin, Shonali Burke. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Unleash Your Lady Gaga October 3rd, 2010 Tweet Whatever you think about Lady Gaga , you have to admit she does one thing extremely well: she commands attention. Image: Lori Tingey via Flickr, CC 2.0 pts Settings. Lets play.
    [Twitter] 5 great articles you may have missed (May 6-12, 2013)
    Here is my list for May 6-12, 2013: 5 great articles you may have missed (May 6-12, 2013) View more lists from Cendrine Marrouat The five articles that received the most traffic on Creative Ramblings are: Guest post: Social media branding – How to not whore out your brand 10 ways to be grateful on Twitter Social Media – A History: Infographic (updated) 5 great articles you may have missed (April 29 – May 5, 2013) Give your website a Pinterest flavor with Tint For more great social media articles from around the blogosphere, visit my magazine and Google+ Community.
    [Twitter] Resist the Urge to Be Stingy; Sharing is Good for Business
    at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N? You can follow and connect with Shane on Twitter , LinkedIn , Flickr , The Reef , Viddler , Facebook , Upcoming , and at his neglected blog. Today on Beach Walks with Rox Testimonials from Twitter aaavious @kierantong Yes it was good! Rather than talk in platitudes, Shane and I like to give real life examples. It’s the best way we know of to demonstrate web practices that can appear confusing, vague, or even irritating. Hawai?i
    [Twitter] The Promise: President Obama Year One [Book Review]
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking The Promise: President Obama Year One [Book Review] Written on June 23, 2010 by Justin Levy in books , presidentobama , reviews , video 4 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! Over the past year or so there have been several books written about President Obama, his historic presidential race and exploring how his presidency. United States License.
  • ALEX BLOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Twitter] decisions: the future of this blog?
    m unsure to which degree I should include these in *this* blog and as always thought I would put it out to my Twitter followers, ‘What do you think?’. So I ask you, my Twitterers, for opinions, ideas and whatever comes into your head. Karla Porter Looks like life and updates would be very appropriate :-) AlexBlom (Alexander Blom) Twitter Comment Twitterers, I am looking for assistance with implementing personal update' with my blog. How to Build & Sell Through a Community Part 2: Why? by Alexander Blom on July 27, 2009 in Tidbits Spread it! WordPress Admin
    [Twitter] How Distractions Paralyze Your Productivity as a Freelance Writer & How To Eliminate Them
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen of Freelance Writing Tactics. Distractions are everywhere. Distractions happen without intent. Distractions happen when you least need it. As a successful freelance writer distractions are probably one of the most lethal productivity killers of all times, especially when writing to reach a certain deadline. Photo Credit: Nanette Saylor of Wise Well Women on Flickr. Identifying Distractions. One of the points that totally blew me over was identifying and eliminating distractions.
    [Twitter] 10 Reasons to Attend IABC/DC Metro's Silver Inkwell Awards Gala
    This post was mentioned on Twitter by Dr. Mark Drapeau and Dr. Mark Drapeau, Shonali Burke. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 10 Reasons to Attend IABC/DC Metro’s Silver Inkwell Awards Gala October 20th, 2010 Tweet Rhyme and reason I don’t know why us PR pros would need a reason to get together, eat, drink, be merry, and celebrate our colleagues’ successes… But apparently we do. Photo of the 2009 Silver Inkwell awards merriment courtesy Marvin T. pts Settings.
    [Twitter] Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Color
    This post was mentioned on Twitter by Shonali Burke, Kim Wells, Kim Wells, Susan Smith, Yancey Thomas and others. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Color October 24th, 2010 Tweet Hit in the face by pink I don’t know about other countries, but here in the U.S., you can barely take a step in October without being hit in the face by pink. Image: D. Sharon Pruitt via Flickr, CC 2.0 Thanks in no small part to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. No way around it.
    [Twitter] H&R Block Declares a Hipster Tax Crisis
    The campaign is housed on a dedicated microsite , with content being shared across H&R Block’s social media channels, such as Facebook , Twitter and YouTube. Consider Additional Channels: Although the campaign primarily lived on the dedicated microsite, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the company could have considered additional ways for personalizing content to further extend the reach. 'Image via According to H&R Block, the American Hipster is in a deep crisis – a Hipster Tax Crisis. The option to Hipsterize yourself is still available on the site.
    [Twitter] What Posterous Could Learn from Gravity Forms About Service.
    Frustrated, I reached out to Posterous via their Twitter account. This post was mentioned on Twitter by Grant Griffiths, Stacie H Connerty, Santi Chacon, Doktor Social, Doktor Social and others. Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs What Posterous Could Learn from Gravity Forms About Service August 15, 2010 22 voices share yours! If you look after them.
    [Twitter] The Opportunities of Niche Blogging
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Slavko Desik. Niche blogging is, as many of us know, blogging within the frames of a certain area of expertise, sticking to the subjects closely related to it. And regardless of the fact that niches can be broader or tighter, expanding or shrinking, you are still confined within that “small” area, where the subject concerned slowly becomes your playground for ideas, learning, analyzing, even teaching. You have the best chance of becoming an authority. You can make connections more quickly.
    [Twitter] The Magic Pill for Content Marketing
    Social media has gone from, “I’ll never get on the Twitter,” to businesses in every industry around the globe trying to figure out how to best use it successfully as a marketing tool. 'Tweetable Moments A blog is free like a puppy, not free like a beer. equalman Tweet This. The Next Big Thing. Erik Qualman  is a bestselling  author , the founder of the Socialnomics movement , and a professor at Harvard and MIT. He’s been featured on 60 Minutes and in the Wall Street Journal. Rowling). ” Everyone wants the magic pill—the greatest solution. Release Your Brand.
    [Twitter] Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.
    Plug: They also recently came out with an awesome eBook on how to become a rockstar freelancer – aff) Twitter Newbies Guide to Twitter (Chris Brogan): Haven’t used Twitter yet? Maybe you should get started, but if you’re inundated with all the hype about Twitter, sit down, relax, and read this beginner’s guide. The Big Juicy Twitter Guide (Caroline Middlebrook): Want more Twitter goodness? Caroline has a 7-part series on how Twitter has worked as a successful networking and productivity tool. Maybe next year, folks! Again?
    [Twitter] Don’t Ignore Content in Favor of Engagement
    Spending 90% of your time on engagement will diminish your Youtility, undercut your inbound marketing considerably, and ensures that you’ll spin your wheels having Twitter and email conversations with the same group of customers and fans ad infinitum. 'Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about whether you should be spending more time on content creation, or on engagement via social media. Content is the Enabling Agent for Engagement. Is that what you want? You know who engages with you?
    [Twitter] Why is Your Social Media Dying a Slow Death?
    Some companies have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. 'Running a small business comes with many responsibilities on a daily basis. With that in mind, where do you rank social media in terms of its importance in promoting your company? In many cases, business owners have a hard trouble answering that question, a sign that they’re missing out on potential business. Whether you are new to running a business or have been in charge for a number of years now, the social aspect of overseeing and promoting your brand can never be overlooked. Start With Consistency and Relevancy.
    [Twitter] TouchDDown! Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces First Vine Ad On A Professional Broadcast
    The Vine will also be shared across Twitter and is meant to be a fun way for Dunkin’ to join the Monday Night Football conversation as the game is happening. 'Are you ready for some football? Earlier this week, Dunkin’ Donuts debuted the first ad on a professional broadcast created with Vine on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. Shown as a billboard ad during Monday Night Countdown, the visual was actually a Vine enacting the upcoming coin toss during Monday Night Football with Dunkin’ Donuts hot and iced coffee, plus a festively striped latte “referee”. TouchDDown!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Twitter] Now That We Found Love, What Are We Gonna Do?
    Businesses are basking in the glow of the hordes of customers that they’ve attracted to their Facebook , Twitter , Foursquare and YouTube sites,  but as Heavy D asked, “Now that we FOUND love, what are we gonna do with it?”. Today’s guest post is written by Michael Palko. Remember that song ? . I’m not quite sure as to what is going down; But I’m feeling hunky dory ’bout this thing that I found.”. So what in the name of Dick Clark does this have to do with social media or marketing?  Well, let me tell you. Come one, come all!” Engage in social media.  Check”.
    [Twitter] What Your Business Needs to Know About Social Graphs
    That definition has since been expanded to include other platforms, such as Twitter, Flickr and even Google. Are you familiar with the term  social graph ? Can Can you easily describe what one is, and better yet, why they’re significant to the marketing of your business on the social web? Here's how - from my article that was earlier published at  Social Media Examine r, where I am a frequent guest blogger. Understanding the concept of social graphs will not only  enhance your proficiency with social media marketing today, it will also help you foresee emerging trends. A decision engine.
    [Twitter] What’s Their Secret? 4 Traits of Successful Business People
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Guest Post by Brian Wilkins. Former New York Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy became the butt of several jokes in 2000, not because his car was completely destroyed by a jet-blast from the team’s Boeing 737 charter plane, but because it was discovered his car was a 1995 Honda Civic. Van Gundy earned a $4 million bonus the previous season for taking the talent-deficient Knicks all the way to the NBA Finals. Van Gundy told the New York Times that it was “just a car.” Take Risks. Focus Over Talent. Brain Stew
    [Twitter] The “Other” Missing Link Between Brands and Consumers-The Foot Soldier
    Wouldn’t it be great if your employees not only knew what Twitter was, but also knew what a Twitter discount code was so that they could also explain the benefits of following your organization on Twitter to anyone who walked into the business? As I was glancing at my other machine, I saw this post tweeted by Tom Cummings from Dachis Group- Social Media Middlemen: The Missing link between brands and Consumers. Thus the need to find those conduits between the brand and the consumers who use your brand. The “Middlemen&# as Tom puts it.
    [Twitter] The Ethics of Flash Mobs
    Last October, when ace photography blogger Scott Bourne posted on Twitter’s digital copyrights , angry photographers flash mobbed his site, causing Bourne to close comments. “Using whatever communication means available, whether social networking sites, blog comments, Twitter and others to effectively gag another’s ability to express themselves is dishonoring freedom of speech and in my view, not defensible,&# said Andrea Weckerle, founder of the nonprofit Civilination. Image by Anorak News. In December of last year, Anonymous hackers teamed to hack U.S. Many are not.
    [Twitter] Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger
    4% of my Twitter follower are Hoosiers, according to Peek Analytics (which I love for in-depth examination of persons in social media). In other cases, the ire is downright nasty, with all manner of name calling and reputation questioning occurring on Twitter and elsewhere. Having PR interns surf the Web to semi-randomly click on blogs and Twitter accounts to put together murky Excel spreadsheets of “influencers” that are then sold to clients as “research.” What that means in practice was (and remains) a bit murky. Shooting the Super Messenger.
    [Twitter] Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
    And Twitter, which “ranks&# tweets to determine trending topics. Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The pugilists are plentiful, and appear to be trying to win a merit badge for dismissiveness. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. Gillin is sharp enough to see the underlying challenge of trying to attach a number to something as amorphous as online influence, and point it out to his readers.
    [Twitter] Bridging Social Media Silos in the Enterprise
    The Twitter hashtag is #SMWbridgingsilos. Today’s post is written by my colleague Connie Chan , Principal and Co-Founder of Chess Media Group. Deploying emergent collaboration tools within the enterprise is increasingly becoming a business imperative for staying competitive in a global economy.  How will enterprises deploy and manage these tools to enhance business practices while avoiding siloed individuals and teams?  Together with Jostle and SAP , Chess Media Group will co-host an event during Social Media Week Vancouver.  3:30 p.m on September 22.  Space is limited. 
    [Twitter] Of Royals, Dreams and Social Media
    It’s created a hashtag to keep track of wedding wishes coming the young couple’s way on Twitter (#rw2011, in case you’d like to be one of them), and will be providing live updates on the day of the wedding. But I did have a little bit of a chat with various Twitter and Facebook friends leading up to the wedding, and after. Not to mention following a couple of hilarious Twitter feeds, particularly that of @Queen_UK and @PrincessKateFTW. confess, I did. didn’t live in India at the time; because of an overseas posting my father had, we lived in Sri Lanka.
    [Twitter] Is Your Social Media Usage a Security Risk?
    Review the companies that are of interest to you, along with checking out their social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter etc. In the event you just have to post pictures and comments of where you’re visiting, make sure you have a private profile on sites like Facebook and Twitter, meaning only those you approve of can see your posts. 'When you stop and think about it, just how secure is your home at the end of the day? According to FBI data from as recently as two years ago, one in every three-dozen homes nationwide was expected to be burglarized during the year.
    [Twitter] Are More Auto Insurers’ Becoming Social?
    'As the social media empire grows in popularity, more and more auto insurers are driving toward sites like Facebook and Twitter to get the word out about affordable auto insurance. Likewise, following an insurance company’s Twitter feed will give you a good idea of how connected they are in terms of customer outreach. And, when insurers go the social media route, they pass the savings on to you. With social insurance in mind, here are just a few ways auto insurers are becoming more social and how it benefits you: Social Media as a Research Tool. Social Quotes.
    [Twitter] Kodak's Jeffrey Hayzlett on Social Media and a Global Brand: a.
    For the past several months, I have followed @JeffreyHayzlett on Twitter. Jeffrey and I met via Twitter with a simple follow, follow back, direct message and the rest you’ll read below as Jeffrey shares his thoughts on marketing, the recession, social media, and the changing nature of B2B marketing. For many people, their daily routines include participating on Twitter and Facebook. On the consumer side of our business, we recently held a contest through Twitter for people to name our new high-definition pocket video camera, the new KODAK PLAYSPORT. Enjoy! Cheers!
    [Twitter] NamesCon 2014: SEO, Search, New TLDs and Audience
    It’s about creating a brand experience on other sites like YouTube, Twitter, etc. Pinterest is good, Twitter is good for building relationships, which is not as freaky as email. Sometimes you can contact the service like Twitter you can get them to change it. Ruth: Use twitter to build links. Use the Firefox add-on called MultiLlinks to get the links and then get their Twitter links. 'At the NamesCon conference here in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jason Hennessey from Everspark Interactive and Ruth Burr from talk about SEO, search, and the new gTLDs. custom URL.
    [Twitter] Coach Admires The View From Above
    Using the #coachfromabove hashtag, fans are asked to share photos of their Coach shoes on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be featured in a gallery on the company’s website. Do the math and that’s an average of 78 per week, not including the photos submitted via Twitter. In addition to Instagram and Twitter, Coach is also sharing the images across a dedicated board on Pinterest and album Facebook. 'With the temperatures increasing, Coach is asking its customers to take a minute and admire the view from above – of their shoes, of course!
    [Twitter] ConverStations Redesign No. 5
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As a practitioner of breaking down big projects into small components, ConverStations has probably gone through dozens of modifications, but only four site-wide reboots. Well, it’s five after last night. With its launch on February of 2006 on the Typepad platform, the most ambitious item on the site was the banner, which I did myself using CoolText : By 2007, I began creating separate pages and navigation buttons so the “blog” was closer to what people might be used to on a business website. Blog Coach
    [Twitter] Remember When … in Friday Flutterings
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. '“It’s a poor sort of memory that only looks backwards.” ” – Lewis Carroll. … Remember when you had to stick your whole arm out of the window to signal other cars about your desire to change lanes or stop (arm out and down, palm open).  - Nowadays, signals are used as people change lanes, but not well before they do (?) and if you had to stick your hand out to signal a stop, the truck behind you would be tailgating too close to see your arm. And less indigestion). The next generation will too.
    [Twitter] LIFT: Learn, Improve, Flow, Think
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'When ConverStations first began in 2006 , the goal was to teach business leaders how to use blogs and podcasts to extend their reach and augment their voice. Quickly, more social media platforms, networks, and tools launched – and continue to do so. Believing that these online outlets are part of many “ conversation stations ” available to business owners, this site continued to be a place small businesses could come to learn and apply new things, improve their practices, find a flow, and consider new ideas.
    [Twitter] The State of Social Media Marketing Highlights: 5 Lessons from Social Marketing Leaders
    Ask us or share your thoughts in the comment section below, on Twitter (hashtag #Awarenessinc ) on Facebook at Social Media Marketing Best Practices, or on LinkedIn at the Social Media Marketing Mavens Group. The State of Social Media Marketing Highlights: 5 Lessons from Social Marketing Leaders. The pace of change in the Social Marketing arena is relentless.  The rate of social platform adoption continues to grow, with Facebook now touting over 800+ million members and Google +, which started with 10 million users in July, now reaching over 62+ million people. Let us know your thoughts.
    [Twitter] My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media
    The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter Why the News Business Isn’t Profitable Categories Public Relations Publishing SEO Social Media Popular Posts The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement? Also I’ve only been blogging here for about six months, so I’m still building up momentum.
    [Twitter] Give your website a Pinterest flavor with Tint
    With Tint, you can aggregate content from Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and even RSS feeds, and then embed it on your website and/or blog. And each item comes with sharing buttons to Twitter and Facebook. 'A couple of weeks ago, I redid all my Internet properties, including my website. One thing I really wanted was to show all my latest articles on the landing page. If you have followed my career for a while, you know that I have two blogs and write for two online publications. tried changing the default RSS Feed in the new template, but it did not help.
    [Twitter] To Happy Hour or Not to Happy Hour: That is the Question
    Twitter rabbit holes can easily claim 20 minutes of my day. click on one interesting link someone tweets out, and the next thing I know I’m on the HR blog at ranting in my office. came across this post the other day. The basic premise of the article is that it is a bad idea for managers to attend a non-work-related happy hour with their subordinates. While I see the point, I wholeheartedly disagree. This is not a one-size-fits-all situation. You see, we often wear “masks” at the office, or in our professional lives in general. Not a whole lot. He also  blogs.
    [Twitter] When It Comes To Social Media, We’re Linking About You
    How Companies Like Twitter And Facebook Get So Rich. 'Here at Firebelly all of our staff is a little social media obessed…after all it’s our job to be! However, we also know most people don’t have time to consume social media news like we do. This is exactly why we are committing to bringing you the best social stories every week in our new “Linking About You” post. Each week you’lll find five stories we’ve compiled that shed light and insight into the world of social media. For Better Or Worse, Social Media Is Shaping Our Lives.
    [Twitter] One simple reason why you should do Inbound marketing – PROFIT
    Tweet this on Twitter! In the past five years the inbound marketing – Internet marketing strategy has emerged and grown his popularity through its massive and convincing results. What’s Inbound marketing? Inbound marketing is the marketing strategy that focuses on getting found by customers. With Inbound marketing businesses EARN their way to the customer, by publishing helpful information on a blog, in social media and forums. Inbound marketing includes Blogging, Social Media, Lead Conversion, Lead Nurturing and Closed-Loop Analysis. Save up to 60% of your marketing budget.
    [Twitter] Do you still interrupt and disturb your audience too?
    Tweet this on Twitter! Today I’ve had a chat with a sales person of a company. This sales person told me that he has not made a sale in the last three months and is scared about keeping his job. As I knows this sales person I have asked where the problem is, because this sales person is a great seller I was wondering where the problem is? So I started asking! My question : Do you get leads, and if yes how many and how often per week and month? got the response that this sales person does not get any leads. can imagine it could be very hard to get customers without any leads.
    [Twitter] The Social Media Resolution
    Despite the vast nature of social media, there is still a finite amount of room on news feeds, Twitter streams, and other visible portions of social media for businesses. 'Let’s keep this one short and sweet. If you run a business, you fall into one of four categories: Those who are using social media and seeing mixed or minimal results. Those who have used social media in the past and stopped because they saw mixed or minimal results. Those who have never really bought into social media. Those who are killing it on social media. That was actually okay in 2012. Take a pitch or two.
    [Twitter] Postling has a Tremendous Year and adds YouTube and Analytics to their Social Media Tool
    Crossroads: 7 Questions that Twitter, Digg, and Others Must Answer in 2011. Twitter 2010: The Year in Review. In September of this year, we announced Streams to the Social Media tool, Postling. As the year closes, much success has come to our handy social media asset that has enhanced the lives of many business owners incorporating social media. Postling started 2010 with only 1,000 users and now as the end of the year approaches they have reached a confounding 20,000 users. Postling began the year starting with 2,500 linked accounts to a whopping 50,000. YouTube Integration.
    [Twitter] Buffer introduces new feature
    After Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn becomes the third social network supported by the third-party platform. Buffer users can officially rejoice. Co-founder Leo Widrich announced the news on Thursday via the Buffer blog. “Our goal with Buffer is to help you be awesome on Social Media and being able to conveniently Buffer LinkedIn updates, was a. News Buffer Bufferapp LinkedIn social networking
    [Twitter] Return on Influence: Harnessing The Power of Social Influencers with Mark Schaefer
    graphic designer from Los Angeles who tweets 200 times a day, sharing great content with his 76,444 followers on Twitter. Klout also collaborated with Virgin Airlines to offer top Twitter influencers one free, round-trip flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Toronto. With social media influencing 90 percent of all purchases, it’s a potential gold-mine for marketers. But how can marketers harness the social influence of others to increase brand advocacy, generate cost effective impressions and increase audience reach? It’s in the content. Content is power. The 6.5 Times.
    [Twitter] 4 Things We Expect to See from Digg in 2012
    Twitter, Reddit, and others are able to deliver breaking news quickly. This is going to be a make or break year for After the debacle of 2010′s V4 launch , many in the industry thought that the site would die a quick death in 2011. As the year comes to a close, Digg is far from dead and is poised for a rebound in 2012. Here’s what we expect (hope) to see from the social news giant: Nothing else will have any meaning if Digg doesn’t turn a profit by the middle of the year. They will need to get more and bigger clients to take advantage of it to get there.
    [Twitter] Is “Privacy and Security” Really Dead?
    This whole series on privacy and security was inspired by the movie “Terms and Conditions may Apply” which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Google, Amazon, Twitter, or Facebook are collecting, and using information that users may or may not be aware that they are giving away. 'Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes. Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed). link]. The one stat you need to know. 86% of internet users have tried to use the internet in ways to minimize the visibility of their digital footprints. – Pew Research.
    [Twitter] Not So Lonesome Expats: How New Technology Helps Workers Connect
    Follow him on Twitter! Business traveling used to mean time away from family and friends without any real communication. Today, with social media tools, blogs and conference calling abilities, every expat can maintain a social atmosphere. Whether reaching out to employers or checking in with loved ones, social expats have enough online outlets for connecting that they no longer need to feel away from home. Interesting Expats. Not only does social media give social expats some extra attention, it motivates them to stay active with exciting experiences. Blogging. Getting in Touch.
    [Twitter] PayPal Research Shows Strength of Community Trumps Popularity
    TwitChange, which hosts charity auctions where fans buy mentions, follows, and retweets from celebrities on Twitter. We live in strange times, in which an online following is considered the mark of success. This era of weblebrity seems caustic at times with companies, nonprofits and individuals chasing personal brands for their time. Yet, as we dig deeper we see that real influence online does not necessarily tether itself to the most well known, rather the most engaged. The paper, my final as a Zoetican and co-authored with Henry T. The whole paper is online, and embedded below.
    [Twitter] Case Study: What Is Required To Go From Idea To Reality?
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Disaster may come at any given moment. Normally I try not to but sometimes you just can’t help expecting the worst. Why is that? When you have worked hard to get things set up, spent hours and hours on the project and had very little sleep while a lot of other things that usually do require attention, all paid the price so you can get things set up as quickly and efficiently as possible, you will do everything within your capabilities to make a success of it. As simple as that.
    [Twitter] Deploying Social Media on a Budget
    Adding a quick mention of your Facebook page or Twitter account is a great, no-cost means of letting customers know where to get in touch with you. 'Social media marketing is almost a requirement for businesses today — at least, according to many of the big-name marketing experts. But, as a small business owner, you just don’t have the time, money, or employees to spare that the big corporations do. How can you run an effective social media campaign without breaking the bank, and still get your other business tasks done? Know Your Customers. Empower Your Employees.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Twitter] Maximize Social Media Traffic to Your Blog
    Twitter profile SEO. When you are creating your Twitter profile, take note that your username actually becomes the Title tag of your page. Since Twitter is so highly trusted by Google, many profiles rank highly in organic Google searches just because of a keyword-rich username, which becomes a keyword-rich URL. If you decide to use your full name as your username, be aware that your Twitter profile may rank first when someone Googles your name. If you’ve uploaded a picture to Twitter, the search engine also uses the exact image name of your picture.
    [Twitter] Social Media Moves Full Speed Ahead With Employee Auto Insurance
    Reach Out on Twitter. Twitter can help you research your insurance options in several ways. 'Insuring company drivers can be a pricey business expense. Finding the best insurance at the best rates can seem like a daunting task for any businesses owner. However, many small businesses are turning to social media to help them locate the best insurance to cover their company drivers. Insurance Considerations. Insurance rates vary greatly depending on how your company operates. For example, your rates will be affected by who owns the cars that employees are driving. Read Blogs.
    [Twitter] The Day Gmail Went Down
    The tweets streaming by in my Twitter feed got me wondering: where and when did the buzz happen? ” Most of the conversation about the incident happened on Twitter (over 2,700 Tweets with 1,200 RTs) – unsurprising, given the popularity of the platform for people tracking real-time events – with a small number of Google+ mentions occurring after the incident was over (and with mostly positive sentiment). 'One of the more memorable events in recent web history has got to be October 31, 2012 -  The Day Gmail Went Down (…for 5 Minutes). What were they saying?
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #248
    I''m pretty sure I saw this link posted by Alistair on Twitter, but I am going to send it back to him anyway, since it''s something I''d like to discuss with him one of these days, and we should both re-read it beforehand. Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we''re recommending to one another: Can Predictive Technology Make Us Less Predictable? Forbes. 
    [Twitter] Five Tips for Improving Your Social Netiquette
    Many have found success directing ‘unwanted friends’ to follow them on Twitter,” notes Erik Qualman, author of Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence (McGraw-Hill, 2011) and  Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business   (Wiley Publishing, 2009). an article from VIV Magazine by Alexa Joy Sherman. Illustration credit:  Robyn Neild. Though social media helps us connect, it’s also easy to offend en masse, from online snubs to oversharing. by Alexa Joy Sherman. More than 900 million people worldwide use  Facebook. And why not?
    [Twitter] When Journalism and Content Marketing Collide
    they can even argue with each other on Twitter, and the editors will love that. 'Journalism and content marketing have been converging for years. These days, the two seem to be colliding with galactic force. The crossover is obvious — information delivered via text, images and video — but the the line separating the two isn’t quite so clear. Traditional journalism has been disrupted by the web, while content marketing has used the ubiquity of the internet to gain traction with brands. How has the transition from journalism to content marketing been for you? Instead, they collaborate.
    [Twitter] inBlurbs Blog is nominated as one of the 20 finalists
    Social Media Examiner , the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales. has picked under over 570 nominations 20 Social Media Blogs for the Final Winner Selection. One of those blogs is inBlurbs blog. In our blog we write about Inbound Internet Marketing – SEO, Blogging, Social Media, Landing Pages, Lead Generation and Analytics.
    [Twitter] Is it worth investing in social media?
    Beyond Facebook, the share prices of Twitter, LinkedIn and Yelp had all been on the rise since early May; all those companies are worth billions of dollars despite not yet having produced any profit. As traders attempt to delve into Twitter’s quarterly financials to seek answers on whether it can entice smaller companies to its advertising platform, social and digital professionals can see where the market is going in real time. And Ms. Yellen was probably correct to call out this relatively new sector as over-inflated. Around the time of Ms. Featured Socialnomics
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