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    [Twitter] Like Means What People Think It Means
    Was it really one of your favorites, or is that just how Twitter's bookmark feature works? Customer ratings are useful things, aren't they? They help when you're making a purchase decision, even if you end up disagreeing with the rating. And they're showing up more and more—in the form of stars, likes, favorites, and thumbs-up buttons showing up everywhere. Naturally, all this structured data makes us want to analyze it, but what do the ratings really mean? Tipping the DJ Here's an easy example. Pandora is a wonderful service. Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Never again. Thought so.
    [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] 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] 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] 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] 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] 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.
  • DIGIGEN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Twitter] Socially-Driven Innovation
    Those in charge of brands are panic stricken about how to innovate beyond a sad looking Facebook page and a bit of Twitter Customer Service. We all know we are in a world of change. Brands are forcing themselves to think differently about how they conduct themselves, many of their processes which would be internalised are now becoming open. Many of the conversations that would have been had one-to-one with a customer service representative, are now being played out over Facebook, Review Centre and other social channels. like to call the desire to do this Socially-Driven Innovation.
    [Twitter] #Hazing Prevention: A New Digital Discussion is also active on Twitter serving as an education and information conduit for nearly 6000 engaged followers. 'In the wake of continued incidents of violence and death caused by hazing acts within fraternity and sorority rituals, the methods that organizations are using to cause harm to students are vast and seemingly endless.  Black Haze: Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities , by University of Louisville professor Dr. Ricky Jones, is the most prolific and thoughtful writing on hazing to-date.  initiated a $4 million lawsuit.
    [Twitter] 7 Inventive Ways to Create Shareable Content for Your Industry
    Do a hashtag search on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to see what people are talking about. 'Do you sometimes feel the pressure of coming up with fresh and shareable content for your audience? Brainstorming doesn’t always yield the results we are looking for, as we end up frustrated and with nothing to say. Sometimes content isn’t right under your nose. Your best ideas for engaging and shareable content might take some mining. Here are seven ideas to find content that will be shared all over social media.  . Feel Around for Industry Pressure Points. Scan the Comments. Make a List.
    [Twitter] Need blogging inspiration to start off 2011 with a bang?
    Post videos, images, long essay-like posts, short list posts (ahem), link love posts, interviews, case studies, deconstruct a Twitter conversation, try a podcast or live blog an event. WordPress is offering free daily post or weekly post inspiration. We’re always happy to help here at SocialFish, too, of course. Sometimes all you need is a little push and a little discipline… Our top tips for getting organized? Read, read, read. Subscribe to association and other blogs relevant to your industry (if you don’t know where to start looking for them, start here. Ready?
    [Twitter] Rental Car Agencies Drive Off Being More Social
    Hertz has more than 23,000 followers on Twitter alone, not to mention how often they use Facebook. Enterprise has a great reputation for replying to questions or concerns on Facebook and Twitter, making their customer responses public. Searching for “ California auto insurance ” brings up results in sites like Twitter, that show them not just auto insurance companies, but reviews of other people who use these companies. Rental car agencies are included in this, where previously their best marketing tactics were word-of-mouth and some Internet searches.
    [Twitter] Working and Facebooking: No Longer Impossible
    Your company might even have it blocked, along with YouTube, Twitter, and other social networking platforms. That’s a huge part of where the term “going viral” comes from, except instead of literal word of mouth things are passed through Facebook mentions and Twitter links. 'Early in my career I had to be quick on the draw when it came to social media. Having Facebook open was a waste of time. MySpace (which was still popular at the time) was a HUGE no-no. don’t know why one was worse than the other, but it was for some reason.  But why? Like I frequently do, apparently.
    [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] How to Fight For More Social Media Resources In Your Company
    report that shows total number of Twitter impressions. Paradox: in an age of technology advances being gobbled like Pez, marketing and customer service are somehow getting more labor-intensive, not less. Social media and the rise of self-serve content requires that we actually attempt to fulfill the decades-old promise of 1:1 marketing – winning hearts and minds a few at a time with unprecedented relevancy and transparency and humanization and speed. And that takes time. Flickr Photo by Doc_Brown. And that’s where the problem starts. The Social Media People Problem.
    [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] Humanizing a Critically Important Industry, From the Ground Up
    In addition to the Know A California Farmer site, individual growers were taught how to create social outposts for themselves and their farms on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and elsewhere. Tweet The public dialog about agriculture in California and beyond is largely negative, with tales of agribusiness nefariousness commonplace. This is despite the fact that 98% of America’s farms are still owned by families. Farmers are literally feeding us every day, but are routinely pilloried in social media and elsewhere by a very vocal minority. Telling Stories, Building Kinship.
    [Twitter] 5 Ways I’m Using LinkedIn – to Drive Traffic, Build Community, Generate Sales and Build Influence
    Not a day goes by when we don’t see Twitter and Facebook as being talked about as essential social networks for bloggers to be investing time into – but over the last few months I’ve been investing a little extra time into another social network – one that I wonder if some have forgotten about a little – LinkedIn. I’m still in the process of exploring this more but LinkedIn have recently set up LinkedIn Today which aggregates the most news from around LinkedIn (and Twitter). Let me quickly mention a few: 1. Companies. Groups. LinkedIn Today.
    [Twitter] Podcast 424 - Marketing on Pinterest
    love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter  or join me to discuss it on  Google+. Welcome to the latest and free   The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips  but before we start.  . The listener of the week and winning an  Engaging Brand  goodie bag is +Don Schindler. Remember the goodie bad is picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the Engaging Brand podcast to say a BIG thank you from me!  . How Pinterest is a site about visual discovery. Related articles.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Twitter] An Interview with the Franchise King
    They have “Customer Appreciation Days” that are featured on Twitter and Facebook, and garner great results. This ran in the March issue of Franchise Times , which is why the bent is toward that audience. But I think you’ll get some value from the interview I did with Joel Libava , aka The Franchise King. Are you getting tired already of experts and everyone telling you to get on the social networks without a real tie to your marketing strategy or business results? Me, too. There are lots of PR firms adding social media tools to their toolbox, and they should be. Great question.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012
    [Twitter] Measuring Up at Life's Checkpoints
    In the year he turned 35, Jack Dorsey held down CEO positions at both Twitter and Square. According to my blog history, I turned 30 years old five years ago. So that correspondingly means that today marked my hitting 35. When I got the somewhat congratulatory call from a high school best friend this morning, I asked what in the world could possibly be different at 35 than 34, aside from being qualified to run for president. He quickly said that when you hit 35, your back goes out. you become incontinent. so yeah, not great stuff. Bill Clinton had been governor of Arkansas for 3 years.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Twitter] Katango Intros Smart Autogrouping for Facebook
    On sites like Facebook and Twitter , we measure our words as for the most part, every update we make goes to everyone. For many of us, our social networking connections have spun out of control. While Facebook has options similar to Google+'s Circles , only a small number of people takes the time to organize their friends, and then uses these setting to communicate in small groups. It's just too hard and too complicated. Yoav Shoman, a Stanford professor, hopes that Katango will help provide an experience that helps users interact with each other more efficiently with friends online.
    [Twitter] Are You a Social Small Business Owner or Anti-Social?
    Many businesses will also allow (within the company rules) employees to comment on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ get much of the recognition, but a simple Google search will bring up countless others. For the small business owner, whether he or she has been running a company for years or is just in the process of putting together a business plan template , social media can play a pivotal role in helping to promote the business. When not used properly, however, social media can prove both a waste of time and frustrating. in representing the company.
    [Twitter] The Best Google Analytics Metrics for Social Media Professionals
    “I f you’re in the business world,” Adam says, “and you’re not speaking the language of data fluently, now is a great time to start ” Social Media Number of the Week: 230 Million Omnicon Media Group is reportedly paying Twitter $230 million over the next two years for first access to new opportunities developed by the social network. 'Tweetable Moments Be known as the expert on your brand and industry. adamsinger Tweet This Creating a Measurement Plan Adam is part of the education team at Google. ” What does that mean? ” See you next week!
    [Twitter] 10 Secrets to Producing a Video that Drives Results
    You can follow him on his blog , Google + and Twitter. Anyone can create a video and post it online, but creating an effective video that drives action is more science than art. So whether you’re shooting a quick interview with your phone, creating a fancy PowerPoint presentation, trying your hand at animation, or wanting to simply learn how to make a viral video for your business, here are 10 secrets to producing a video that sells. Start with your potential customer’s pain point. Present your solution. Demonstrate your solution. Present a call to action. Keep it short and sweet.
    [Twitter] Trends That Should Be a Part of Your Social Media Marketing Training in the Coming Year
    Twitter is Surpassing Facebook Among Teens. On the other hand, Twitter is gaining a strong foothold ahead of Facebook, and 2014 is likely to be the year when this social media platform dominates. Pew Internet & American conducted a study to find that teens are switching to Instagram and Twitter because they want less drama. 'This is the best time to co-opt a social media course to get your marketing team up and running by developing its social media marketing skills. But social media is a series of dynamic entities that are constantly changing. Sources: . Social Medi
    [Twitter] Facebook Privacy Gone Awry: Search Engines Indexing Email Addresses from Facebook
    have seen this happen before with other sites like Twitter. My main Twitter ID, @bhartzer, for a while had a source code (parameters) associated with it. Related posts: Study Proves Facebook and Digg Visitors More Loyal; Twitter in Last Place Are you a loyal visitor? Private email addresses of individuals who have Facebook accounts are getting indexed by the search engines, including Google , Yahoo! and Microsoft’s There are certain web pages on Facebook, mainly the Facebook Email Opt Out web page, that are getting indexed by the search engines. Digg this!
    [Twitter] Did a Company for Once Actually Listen to Its Customers?
    10), showing the reach and power of social media sites such as Twitter. Could it actually be that a company took the time to listen to customer feedback and in the process learned something? California-based Netflix informed the public this week that it will move away from its recently announced plan to separate its DVD service and market the brand through the Qwikster name. Announced barely a month ago, the original plan drew the ire of countless customers who not only reacted negatively to price increases, but that the service would be split up.
    [Twitter] General Mills Embraces Collaborative Storytelling with “Hello, Cereal Lovers” Social Media Community
    Spanning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, the “Hello,  Cereal Lovers” communities focus on General Mills’ cereal varieties, but aren’t opposed to (gasp) occasionally mix in a competitor for the sake of a sweet recipe. With over 333,000+ followers on Facebook, plus growing communities across Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, the final takeaway here is that promoting a product or service does not always have to take a traditional approach. 'Love cereal? You’re not alone. The cereals are celebrated through a delicious array of mashups , recipes and bowl selfies.
    [Twitter] How I fell into social media
    As the meeting closed, our then Vice President of Public Relations tossed the June 2, 2008 edition of BusinessWeek at me with Stephen Baker’s cover story entitled Beyond Blogs which focused on Twitter. It wasn’t love at first sight as Twitter was a new technology that I wasn’t sure could be used for public relations or reputation management. Folks get into social media for a number of reasons. Some love technology and are early adopters, for others the space provides a self-promotional platform while others flock to it because of the buzz that it garners. Image -  pl1602.
    [Twitter] Have we built a monster?
    If you have logged onto Twitter, Facebook, Yelp!, tend to stick to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, foursquare and SCVNGR. You hate me; but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself. look on the hands which executed the deed; I think on the heart in which the imagination of it was conceived, and long for the moment when these hands will meet my eyes, when that imagination will haunt my thoughts no more. Frankenstein. m thinking about Frankenstein because I fear that we have created a monster of our own in the 21 st century. We are creating an insatiable monster.
    [Twitter] Listening Is Key, But Don’t Forget Your Research
    Let’s rethink engagement as a process that begins long before you post a comment to someone’s blog or show your face on Twitter. As you dig into the content you identify through monitoring, you’ll start to discover the content producers (whether it be through Twitter, a blog, traditional media or another social platform) who are mentioned most frequently, get the most comments and responses, and are producing content that is being shared by others. by Heidi Sullivan. Stage actors have an old, if somewhat crude, joke. Image purchased from iStockPhoto. Knowledge should come first.
    [Twitter] Does Your Company Have a Skunkworks Team? | Spin Sucks
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Sep 14 2010 Does Your Company Have a Skunkworks Team? 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. Loading.
    [Twitter] Forget Best Practices – Get 100,000+ Likes with Your Genuine Voice
    Perhaps not surprising because he was Time’s Person of the Year , Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter. Pope Francis @Pontifex is the most influential world leader on Twitter. 'David Oliver, Brimfield Police Department. David Oliver, Chief of Police at the Brimfield Police Department in Ohio, joins the  Social Pros Podcast  this week to discuss the insane popularity of his department’s Facebook page, his book at the foundation its proceeds benefit, and the importance of maintaining a consistent presence and voice in social media. Listen Now.
    [Twitter] Don’t Let Hackers Crash Your Blogging Party
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Robert Regehr. Are you a full-time blogger earning a living from your WordPress blogs or an aspiring Problogger with your first taste of the freedom that comes from blogging? There’s a ton of really good advice out there on getting up and running from bloggers like Darren Rowse and Yaro Stark. However, there’s shockingly little on protecting your blogging nest egg. If you rely on income from blogging to support your family you need to secure your WordPress installations immediately. link].
    [Twitter] You Scratch My Back - Danny Brown
    Find me on Twitter [link] New! Twitter etc.If individuals totted up the amount of time they spend trying to get to grips with Twitter etc and understanding how to network and connect with meaning on LinkedIN and worked that out as chargeable hours to themselves, they may be shocked. Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Share Save How much information is free information? How much should be guarded and how much should be shared? If you’re asked by someone, “How do you do this?”
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Twitter] Chevy Cruze Commercial: A Great Example of How-To Personalize Your Videos
    You can connect with Erin on Twitter. Share. The Automotive Industry is not only reinventing themselves using Social Media but with their vehicles as well. Taking the sales out of the person and replacing it with service, we are witnessing an evolutionary trend unfold, that is our communication history in the making. Thirty years ago, the idea of simply having access to a phone was the closest pay phone you could find, let alone having the ability to use one in the car, to using one from the car. Finally, Chevrolet’s commercial does not feel like a commercial. What is your verdict?
    [Twitter] 10 Killer Tips You Must Know When Using Aweber
    This will toggle only your Archives provided that in your Broadcast message, you have your settings such that Social Media/Sharing is enabled and your Twitter and Facebook is disabled. do not use Aweber to send updates to Twitter and Facebook because I customize those – see Kristi’s tips on ways to automate social media updates. This is a guest post by Farnoosh Brock , an amazingly inspiration blogger at Prolific Living , a blog about smart habits for rich living. If you are online (hello, you are reading this so you must be!) Having a Great Experience with Aweber. Photo Credit.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Twitter] #LOOKITUP: Social Media Terms Are Now In the Dictionary
    Tweep (noun): a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets. Twitter has been integrated into public discourse to the point that questions posted by users have been pulled for presidential debates. Users have a wide reach, whether they’re talking about a funny commercial or planning the Arab Spring, so the inclusion of this word in the dictionary reflects the pervasiveness of Twitter and its impact.  . Tweep” may sound ridiculous, but the power of a Twitter user is not. This is probably the least surprising dictionary addition.
    [Twitter] Personal Branding and the Destruction of Social Fiber
    To be clear, mindfully present doesn’t necessarily mean that one needs to air every single defect of character throughout the day on Twitter. In the post social media era, we are in a fight to preserve authenticity , perhaps a losing fight. Commercialization has destroyed many aspects of the once coveted community, including the ability for people to simply be real. primary causation of this deterioration of real people talking to real people is the personal brand movement. Personal branding, a movement flawed in so many ways , has stopped people from being present. He sold out.
    [Twitter] Youtube Tuesday: Lost Generation
    Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22 | Main | Dentyne "Friend Request" Commercial: 60 Connections In Every Bottle » January 26, 2010 Youtube Tuesday: Lost Generation Way back in August2007, the AARP launched a YouTube video contest that asked youngergenerations to voice their concerns about aging. The grand prize was $5,000. In February 2008,after receiving over 50 video entries, the AARP announced WhenI’m 50 as the winning video. While the video was well done, I was more impressed with the second place winner, Lost Generation.
    [Twitter] Greenpeace's Unfriend Coal Campaign Calls Facebook A "So Coal" Network
    Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Branding Outside The Box | Main September 17, 2010 Greenpeaces Unfriend Coal Campaign Calls Facebook A "So Coal" Network Greenpeace rolled out the  Unfriend Coal Campaign after Facebook chose coal to power its data center in Oregon. The environmental organization is not happy with this dirty energy production method and would like Facebook to use clean, renewable sources of electricity. Greenpeace is also asking Facebook to share its carbon footprint publicly. Below is the Facebook: Unfriend Coal video that Greenpeace released.
    [Twitter] Some Truths About Crowdsourcing
    Yet, much of today’s conversations deal with fleeting uses of “crowdsourcing,&# such as asking questions of Twitter communities. In today’s online world, the term crowdsourcing gets bandied about quite a bit. It’s the most difficult and visible form of community-based social engagement. For companies and nonprofits alike it has become a nirvana-like state to attain. Which tells me that most bloggers ( and other pundits ) don’t have first hand experience running sustained crowdsourcing efforts OR they are hiding their secret sauce. No was the obvious answer.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Twitter] 5 Ways To Get In With Google+ Communities
    Google+ has its own set of daily trends that tend to differ from Facebook and Twitter. 'In the world of social media, Google+ has long been overshadowed by other online gathering places. Despite more than a few eulogies predicting its inevitable demise, the social network created by the king of search has managed to stick around—and all indications are that it’s growing, for good reason. With more than 540 million active users , Google+ offers your content the promise of improved SEO. If you share on Google+, the thinking is your content is more likely to get indexed higher by Google.)
    [Twitter] A Job, Career or Labor… What’s the Difference?
    If you enjoyed it, be sure to connect with Shonali on Twitter , Facebook , or Google+. Yesterday, we in the U.S. marked Labor Day (which the rest of the world marks on May 1 , but of course, we have to be different… ). In this country, it’s the unofficial end of summer, a long weekend (longer for me since I took half of last week off, which was terrific, since my brother and his girlfriend were visiting from the U.K. Today is also his birthday, so happy birthday, baby brother!), the time for several sales (though, really, is any time not a time for a sale these days?).
    [Twitter] The Evolution of our Social Media Team
    Since those first meetings in 2009-10, the University now has an official blog , Facebook page , Twitter profile ,  YouTube channel and dozens of sites created by individual departments, faculties and student societies. The use of social media at our university is evolving. The number of passive observers is dropping and the number of engaged content creators is on the rise. They were always there. There were bloggers, tweeters, YouTube uploaders and Facebook aficionados long before our organization established a formal presence in these places. Image: MorBCN via Flickr, CC 2.0???.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Twitter] Tracking Commute Speeds and Slowness With Foursquare
    Not too many people, of course, which is why I toss all my silly check-ins to Twitter on a dedicated account ( @lgloco ) and don't post updates to Facebook. While many people see Foursquare as a strictly social experience, to alert friends to their comings and goings, or to highlight their incredible coolness factor by checking into happening venues, I've long held to the service playing a role of utility. don't filter my check-ins, and have always been willing to bend the rules a bit, through proximity check-ins, drive by check-ins, and just having a little bit of fun.
    [Twitter] @Andreas_Ramos Big Book of Content Marketing: Your Primer for Social Branding Success
    Follow @SocialEmployee on Twitter. 'A couple weeks ago, I shared three exciting new books recently released by my esteemed marketing colleagues. This week, it’s time to add another book to the list. Prominent content marketing evangelist Andreas Ramos has just added a new book to his impressive catalog called The Big Book of Content Marketing. Letting the audience lead the way. In the early days of online content, Internet users had a bit of a jump on marketers once the web had become sophisticated enough to be a reliable source of information. They had to play by the customers’ rules.
    [Twitter] Show 280 - The Challenges of B2B Marketing
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at or join me on twitter. If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at or join me on twitter. To subscribe or listen on your PC now - both for free , you don't need to download anything - all explained at the end of the post and brought by our sponsor: GotoMeeting  Hold your meetings online for just $49/mo. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days. Is B2B marketing easier?
    [Twitter] Define Your Approach to Social Media Strategy
    They aim to learn by listening to customers and employees on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.&#. Harvard Business Review has a great article, What’s Your Social Media Strategy , that examines four different approaches to strategy based on researching 1,100 companies in different industries. Read the article here. quick summary: The predictive practitioner: Confines social media usage to a specific area, like customer service. HBR example: Clorox. Association examples: [See below]. The creative experimenter. HBR example:  EMC (IT services). KLM’s listening program.
    [Twitter] Clarity over control in action: Ohio State Medical Association
    The expansion of social networking websites, like Facebook and Twitter, has forever changed the way everyone communicates in our personal and professional lives,” said Richard R. Recently came across this FABULOUS  Social Media Toolkit for Physicians, Office Staff and Patients created by the Ohio State Medical Association. Ellison, MD, president of the OSMA. However, as a physician, social media use can also pose many potential concerns. This toolkit provides resources to help physicians utilize social media while remaining within the legal and ethical bounds of our profession.”.
    [Twitter] General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr
    the campaign is accepting submissions on Vine and Twitter between August 8 – 15. Throughout this time window, the best videos are being posted on Tumblr, but fans can further share across Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. 'What started as six second science lessons on Vine has morphed into a user-generated campaign just in time for the back-to-school season. Previously covered on Convince & Convert as a clever approach to content, General Electric is once again leading by example by encouraging its fans to experiment with and share their own six second science lessons.
    [Twitter] 4 Ways to Let Your Brand’s Personality Shine on Social Media
    Through websites like Instagram and Twitter, the brand popularized the “#tweetfromtheseat” hashtag. 'The reach of social media is only limited by your imagination. You’re also much more likely to resonate with customers once you’re able to clearly convey your brand’s personality across social media platforms. Below, you can read about four ways to do that, plus get examples of the tips being used with real brands. Show How You Support Peers. Taking a self-centered approach is common, and sometimes nearly unavoidable, in many industries. Branding is essential in the music industry.
    [Twitter] Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses ). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar’s Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends. The primary industries of attendees are certainly not blogging or online marketing. Sessions.
    [Twitter] Why You're the Key to Social Media Success
    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 Why You’re the Key to Social Media Success June 22nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The biggest obstacle standing in the way of companies’ embrace of social media isn’t the tools, or measurement confusion , or even being able to make the time to do it day-to-day.
  • KYLE LACY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Twitter] Facebook Blasts North Korea and Uriminzokkiri
    Before Facebook… they started a YouTube channel and a Twitter account. The Twitter account has more than 10,000 followers. which has blocked the site for many years and is blocking access to the Twitter account. The blocking only affects the homepage so the Twitter page is accessible. Have you heard of the new group on Facebook? group on Facebook belonging to to Uriminzokkiri, a Web site that provides Korean-language news and propaganda from North Korea’s central news agency. The group had been previously deleted due to violation of Facebook terms.
    [Twitter] Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Lendego
    Lendego’s grass roots campaign is conducted via Facebook, Twitter and traditional public relations. Twitter. In the spirit of the season, to give back, Diva Marketing  is showcasing the stories of smaller nonprofits throughout December. It's my wish that together we can help raise their visibility, perhaps find a new volunteer or even encourage a donation or two. Because as Laura King Edwards , Taylor's Tale , says, "Nothing should stand in the way of a dream."  As Dennis learned some times fate steps in and changes your dream for the better.
    [Twitter] Eight Variables to Evaluate Enterprise Collaboration Vendors
    Many vendors today have built their interfaces to look like popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to bring that level of familiarity to the enterprise. I first wrote this article for CMSWire but wanted to share it here as well. I’m sure you have noticed that many of the enterprise collaboration vendors out there are starting to look very similar; not just in appearance but also in functionality. In fact, if you were to visit the exhibit hall at a collaboration conference and cover up the logos of the vendors, it would be pretty hard to differentiate who is who.
    [Twitter] Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?
    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 Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches? Social CRM (customer relationship management) is the emerging discipline of providing personalized helpful, meaningful service and support using social channels like Twitter (and increasingly, Facebook ). At Monday’s Social Fresh conference in St.
    [Twitter] acidlabs in Research News
    Contact acidlabs By emailing By calling +61 2 61003002 (Australia) +1 415 2873371 (US) +44 20 81338502 (UK) Online on LinkedIn on Facebook on Twitter as @acidlabs for announcements Stephen Collins is on LinkedIn on Facebook on Twitter as @trib Speaking events Where and When Published Original content is for non-commercial use under Creative Commons except where otherwise noted. Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community.
    [Twitter] Why You Need to Open the Kimono in Social Media
    But the fact that your company has a Twitter account, or a Facebook page, or uses CoTweet (client), or has a blog doesn’t mean a damn thing, inherently. Tweet It’s more about the social, than it is about the media. It’s easy to forget that when we’re besieged by technology and tools inventions and announcements every single day. Just showing up to the party and treating social media like something else for you to check off your corporate to-do list doesn’t humanize your company. It doesn’t create kinship. It doesn’t drive purchase intent.
    [Twitter] Missing the Target: When Your Audience Is Elsewhere
    Twitter. When talking of  Twitter , it’s necessary to understand that this particular network should be either used in order to expand the quantity of links, or all of your co-workers should participate in the campaign. 'So, you decide it’s high time to run a social media marketing campaign and promote your business to a target audience, which doesn’t know about your existence, but desperately requires your services. What is the problem? Most likely, you made a mistake in your estimations a picked the wrong social network for your campaign. Let’s sort everything out. Facebook.
    [Twitter] Surrogate Moms Can Be More Social
    TwitterTwitter is quickly growing and gaining followers. 'A surrogate mother is someone who carries a child via pregnancy for another woman. They may use their own egg or they may use the other woman’s egg. Once the baby is born, he or she is then given to the original parents. While there are no formal statistics on surrogacy, it’s estimated that nine children are born to a surrogate mother in each state every year, according to Modern Family Surrogacy. Are you looking to be a surrogate mom? The article “ How healthy does a surrogate mom need to be ?”
  • 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
    [Twitter] WordPress Plugins that Make Your Blog Comments Social
    Have you noticed a decrease in the number of blog comments you get and an increase in Facebook likes and Twitter tweets about your posts? It’s more public and gives better results to share on Twitter or Facebook than it is leave a comment. Disqus is a complete commenting system that offers a number of social media functions including authentication using your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the ability for people to add a comment to your post and their social media profile of choice. Twitter Mentions as Comments. The problem. What’s the solution? Disqus. LiveFyre.
    [Twitter] Google Feedburner Delivers Real-time Traffic Stats
    For the social media fanatics, the Feedburner team add that, “if you use the FeedBurner Socialize service, and your platform uses PubSubHubbub or you ping us when you post, you can for the first time get stats on how much traffic your feed items are receiving from Twitter, as well as feed reading platforms like Google Reader in one place.&#. This week, Google unveiled an upgraded Feedburner stats package that provides real-time data on clicks, views, and podcast downloads. Looks like those Refresh buttons are set to get a workout… Have you tried the new stats? Share This.
    [Twitter] Top 20 iPhone Apps for Bloggers
    Twitter. Find me a blogger who doesn’t have a Twitter account and I will quickly say that the person is not a true-blue blogger. If PayPal is the official financial service of bloggers, Twitter is the official microblogging service. There are many Twitter apps for iPhone, but why bother with third-party apps if there is this official one? It also integrates well with social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa. This guest post is by Daniel Scocco of Next iPhone News. What if you get an awesome idea for a new post while at dinner?
    [Twitter] Playing with +1 and other musings – Web Journal – June 29th, 2011
    Also, Gizmodo s hows an visualization of twitter traffic after the Japan Earthquake last March shows just how much ideas and needs can map to visual constructs. Got access to Google +1 last night and so far, I’m liking what I’m seeing – not really sure about making custom circles – but in a way, +1 reminds me of an idea I wrote about exactly 4 years ago. That’s not what +1 did, but I think it’s a step in that direction. And MySpace cost Murdoch over 1 Billion – but guess what? when it’s an entirely different beast. web journal
    [Twitter] Distant Reading and Web Journal June 24th – June 28th, 2011
    Also Twitter for Newsrooms launched and looks like a masterful stroke for Newspapers and Reporters. Reading about a Stanford professor who has done research demonstrating that distant reading (searching for trends within books) may be more important, and more effective than reading the actual books , themselves ! It reminds me of Marshall McLuhan’s famous saying “the medium is the message “, that has come up more than a few times, lately. Which raises a question: What are we mortal beings supposed to do with all these books? Answer: don’t read them.
    [Twitter] More on Radian6 Insights Platform and Quoted in on Google Anti Trust Suit
    In an entirely unrelated topic, I have been working with Radian6′s Insights Platform and was able to do some interesting tests on CheckIn Activity comparing Foursquare/Twitter to Gowalla/Yelp over the last month (based on checkins to Barnes & Noble bookstores): Through my own testing, I was able to ascertain that a tweet or check-in takes about 12 minutes to show up in the River of News that is monitoring for related terms. I was quoted  by in a piece titled How will antitrust investigation impact Google and SEM? tonight.
    [Twitter] Guest Post Hosting: the Surprising Traffic Driver
    They followed me on Twitter. Start by using Twitter’s search feature, or other social media search tools, such as or Some points to look for: consistent blog comments, regular (but not necessarily frequent) blog posts, more Twitter followers than they are following, and consistent responses to Facebook comments. Even another writer with 2,000 Twitter followers could be a great pick. Like them on Facebook, subscribe to their blog (and then comment), follow them on Twitter. So email them, or send a direct message on Twitter.
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Mountain Light Timelapse
    useful Twitter automation tools and how to use them – the benefits of supplementing your engagement (but not fully automating it). How to get the most out of advanced social media search – how to get more information from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 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. Find out.
    [Twitter] Why John Haydon Rocks – Literally
    If you don’t know John already, check out his blog , or find him on  Twitter or a number of  other places online. It began on Twitter, in the form of a discussion on faith - Buddhist / Christian similarities and evolved from there.Youre one of my favorite folks to follow as well!Take Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Share 4 saves One of the folks that I’ve been fortunate to get to know through social media is  John Haydon. Your life will be better for it – I promise.
    [Twitter] Spotify Makes Music Social
    Sharing a song on Facebook or Twitter is as easy as clicking a button and typing in a short message about the song.  Credit. Spotify , the DRM-based music streaming service originally from Sweden, has finally launched in the U.S. after delays and years of negotiations with top record labels.  Spotify has become increasingly popular in Europe, with over 1.6 million paying subscribers and 10 million users overall.  Among the many features of Spotify is an interesting way of making music social by allowing users to create and share playlists and songs with their friends.  At $4.99 Credit.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Twitter] Native is the New Black
    Take that video and promote it via a story on Facebook or a promoted tweet on Twitter on behalf of the Chipotle brand, then it becomes advertising that is native to that platform. 'I recently had dinner with Tessa Gould, the Director of Native Advertising at the Huffington Post, while we were both at the Custom Content Council conference in Naples, Fla. was admiring her chic black outfit, not even realizing that stylish Tessa would present the next day on a topic even more trendy—native advertising. billion on it this year, a 20.5 percent increase over 2013, according to eMarketer.
    [Twitter] Newsonomics: Ken Doctor knows the future of news « Online.
    Be sure to check out the book website , and follow Ken on Twitter. Not only do these people understand the landscape of digital news, they are crafting the future and their ideas make sense. The author is Ken Doctor, and if you don’t know him, you should get to know him. Ken is a leading media industry analyst and a super-smart guy. know him from his blog, Content Bridges , which is a favorite in my RSS feed and I am never disappointed with anything he writes. There is so much more to this debate, and  it is uncovered beautifully throughout the pages of this book. Serious swagger!
    [Twitter] 2010 Highlights of the State of Social Media for Business
    Companies are focusing their energies on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs. Social media is beginning to make an impact on businesses, and a friend of mine, Michael Gass , shared with me a recent study by SmartBrief that recently surveyed 6,000 of their readers on how they use social media in a business environment. The State of Social Media for Business 2010 report, released at the beginning of 2011, provides information on the biggest trends and challenges.  . The concentration on “the big 5” hints at companies being able to find their customers on these sites. data cuts.
    [Twitter] The Ugly Truths About Social Media
    Yes, social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. 'In our technological advanced society, social media has changed how people do business online. It offers so many opportunities  that sometimes people overlook its flaws and forget its limitations. Yes, social media is a powerful tool to market a brand and this is a fact. But behind those beautiful truths about the power of social media, there are ugly truths behind it. Here is a more realistic guide that will open your eyes to see how social media really works. Social media is free .
    [Twitter] 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Translating Languages
    Use iProTranslate to communicate in over 40 languages via email, Twitter and Facebook. Language is a wonderful thing. It is the common thread that binds entire societies, allowing ease of communication and understanding. Finding yourself in a situation where you are unable to adequately communicate, on the other hand, is extremely frustrating. language barrier can stunt relationships that could have grown stronger otherwise. Whether you are travelling abroad or seeking to learn a new language, the more tools you have at your disposal the better. Languages is a $0.99 This app costs $2.99
    [Twitter] If You Don’t Stop Doing This One Thing, Your Blogging Business Will Never Go Anywhere
    Photo by Stephen Brace on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons If you’re blogging regularly, at some point you’ll delude yourself into believing that reading every “5 tips to do this thing with your blog&# article, and bantering back and forth with industry folks on Twitter, is “work.&#. So do yourself a favor, turn off twitter (after you share this article of course) close your email, and start fleshing out that idea you’ve had that you’ve been “too busy&# to do. Why are you reading this article? What are you putting off? Is this you?
  • VIPER CHILL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Twitter] Case Study: Have Your Best Product Launch Ever (Without a Single Affiliate)
    It can become difficult when people reach out to me on Twitter and so on “What’s going on, I emailed two days ago and didn’t get a reply” then i have to push on staff to deal with the issue. 'In today’s guide I’m going to share with you every single detail about my recent behind-the-scenes product launch which also happened to be the biggest of my life, without a single affiliate on board. If you’ve got a product launch coming soon or have plans to do one in the future, this guide will give you all you need to make sure it’s a hit. Income
    [Twitter] Corporate Spokespeople Getting Their Mojo Back?
    Follow me on Twitter. According the to the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer out yesterday, that appears to be the case. After taking a dive when the rise of social media saw people turning to their peers online, the wheel seems to be coming full circle. CEOs now rank among the top credible spokespeople globally – a striking rise from two years ago when they were in the bottom two. A “person like me,” dropped four points globally since 2009, falling from the top three – replacing CEOs in the bottom two. In the U.S., Not quite! There is a lot of discussion and sharing of information online.
    [Twitter] How to Generate the First Customers for our New Online Startup?
    This second stage consist in taking advantage of our email box, Facebook and Twitter profile, in addition to any other media such as Whatsapp, and Line, among others. Also, if we want to know which media (facebook, twitter, whatsapp, to mention some) is generating better results, we can add another parameter with with & where we define value. 'At the time of starting –as also happened to us—, most of the founders of an Internet startup focus primarily on the server’s technology, database and graphic interface. It is physical work. Use personal media. Results measurement.
    [Twitter] 30 Resources to Learn the Art of Writing Google+ Posts
    The context and users of Google+ aren’t the same as the people on Twitter or Facebook. 'Are you pretty clueless when it comes to Google+? Unfortunately, it’s probably time for a crash course. Recent studies reveal that the social network has pretty much come out of nowhere to register 1.15 billion people as members. While its engagement rates are arguably much lower than Facebook or Pinterest, you can’t ignore the large percentage of its members who use the platform on a regular basis. The Art of Writing Great Google+ Posts. Sure-fire Formulas for Creating Engaging Google+ Posts.
    [Twitter] How Not to Win Any Marketing Awards Ever
    This summer, I’ve read page after page after page of rosy – yet poorly phrased – prose about the triumph of Facebook like acquisition, blog comment increases and number of Twitter impressions. 'image from Lately, I’ve been asked to judge quite a few marketing awards competitions. Mostly digital awards, but some traditional/offline categories, too. The specific awards and contests don’t matter, because the affliction I see is universal. It is that most marketing awards entry write-ups are absolutely terrible. Look, I get it. But Did it Work?
    [Twitter] Social Media Coaching Can Bridge Skills Gap
    Follow me on Twitter. A recent study by the Chartered institute of Management in the UK polled 1500 businesses worldwide about the use and attitude towards social media.  They discovered that while businesses are investing in social media, managers’ lack of understanding means they are unsure of the returns.   It’s a skills gap that is preventing businesses from getting value from social media. The true sign of social media maturity in business will be when it is treated as just another channel, with its own characteristics and skills requirements.”. Posted by Sally Falkow.
    [Twitter] Are Brands Ready For The Instagram Economy?
    It''s not a Facebook or Twitter where everything seems like an advertorial. 'When you hear the name Instagram , what do you think of? For most brands, when they think of Instagram, three ideas probably enter their noggins: 1. The fact that the company got bought by Facebook in back in April 2012 for about one billion dollars (it still stings for most). That there is currently no dramatic sign of advertising or marketing on this platform (making it difficult for brands to figure out an angle). What if there was a way - a real way - for brands to make money (serious money) on Instagram?
    [Twitter] Facebook Introduces Location Service: Places
    Follow Anne on Twitter @annejimi Similar Posts: Facebook Places Explained Facebook Introduces Geolocation Social Media on Roskilde Festival Tags: Facebook Places , Foursquare , geolocation , Gowalla , location based service , Mark Zuckerberg Posted in Facebook Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Now Facebook is following their footsteps and introduces their own location service called ’Places’. Foursquare has been exploding in number of users the last year or so, but still doesn’t reach anywhere near the amount of users that are using Facebook. How does Places work?
    [Twitter] Facebook Loves Porn, Hates Health Advice - Danny Brown
    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 Facebook Loves Porn, Hates Health Advice September 12, 2010 14 voices share yours! Share 2 saves Yep, hands up, that’s a bit of a link-bait title. The ad in question is the one at the top of this post (or a version of it). Seems a great ad, no? It’s provocative in a fun way – always good for catching eyeballs.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Twitter] Chrysler Social Media: Who They Should Hire Next
    Sure, they all have the ability to go viral on YouTube and they’re focused strongly on Facebook and Twitter, but what about Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon? The unfortunate mistake made Thursday that cost New Media Strategies their contract with Chrysler should be viewed as an opportunity to make a tremendous step forward in their social media marketing. It isn’t that NMS did a bad job – from what I can tell they run a pretty tight ship and have made solid contributions to promoting the Chrysler brand. However, now is the time for Chrysler to get exciting. Buzzfeed?
    [Twitter] 3 Companies Focused on Helping Not Selling
    Can Wistia integrate social media into their player and let you follow a person on Twitter direct from the video? The sad truth about sites like Twitter and Facebook is that much of what you post to your timeline or followers goes unseen. Meanwhile back on Twitter, the content you share can easily be pushed off the timeline of your followers simply due to the sheer volume of links and tweets going out at any given time. This article for me is part sharing what I know about digital marketing tools and part love letter to three companies that really deserve your business.
    [Twitter] World Premiere of “La Casa del Ritmo, A Film About Los Amigos Invisbles”
    Twitter: @casadelritmo @juanmiguelmarin. Dear readers of, With great pleasure I share with an awesome update on  La Casa del Ritmo , A film about Los Amigos Invisibles. first wrote about this project back in February 2011 and I was very happy to support this project. just got news that the world premiere of this amazing documentary will happen this March 2012 at the Miami International Film Festival. The full press release is below. Congratulations to “mis panas invisibles” and my fellow Ecuadorian, Juan Miguel Marin. New York, N.Y.
    [Twitter] Do Your Followers Know the Background? All Yodeling in Context
    Social Media Stat of the Week: 218,000,000+ monthly Twitter users. With Twitter’s IPO filing, some interesting numbers have come out. Particularly interesting is the fact that Twitter is using “ Monthly Active Users ” (or MAU) as a measure, which is logical but was also created to measure competitor Facebook’s statistics. This metric lets us compare Facebook and Twitter in concrete numbers. Twitter becoming a public company will allow for even more concrete cross-comparison. 'Jennifer Beechen, WhiteWave @jenbeechen. Listen Now.
    [Twitter] Top 10 Digital Marketing #Video Interviews with @JayBaer
    Will Twitter’s Lead Generation Cards Work? 'I have the pleasure of chatting it up with Jay Baer, New York Time’s best selling author and head honcho over at Convince & Convert , weekly concerning digital marketing news and trends. Most of the videos are published over at the ExactTarget blog and on our YouTube account. would encourage you to check all of them out. However, here are the top ten. Facebook is Becoming Two-Faced. What Are They Doing? Adventures in the New Google Inbox. The Future of Instagram Video. Should Brands Use SnapChat? Baer Facts Video
    [Twitter] When Your So-Called Friends are Clutter
    Think about every person you follow or are friends with on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other networking sites. 'Joshua Becker writes about de-cluttering the past : Your thoughts tend to dwell in the past as the things around you force your mind to reminisce. Solutions tend to be rooted in the past as the things around you conjure up the same old thought-processes. Additionally, our minds are tied to the past because there is no available space for anything new. Start in your bedroom. An efficient method to reduce clutter in your home is to practice the reverse hanger test.
    [Twitter] Analyzing Blog Visits Since Livefyre Came
    She’s right, but so are social shares (those instances when you click buttons to share the article on Twitter, Linkedin, and other sites) and those shares have increased. More than two months since Livefyre launched on this blog and replaced the vanilla WordPress commenting system with a more social interface, metrics indicate the number of visitors has essentially remained the same — but the average time you spent on this blog has drastically decreased. In the below graph, the blue lines indicate visits and the orange indicates time spent. Add a comment below.
    [Twitter] Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation
    Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. It is common for companies (who don’t comprehend a blog comment is akin to having a conversation) to hire people to write manual comments on blogs all over the place in the hope an unsuspecting reader will click to learn more about the company product. You may zoom-in by clicking the above screen shot. Despite my replacing Akismet with the Growmap Anti-Spam Plugin two months ago that requires commenters to check a box before submitting a comment , the plugin only prevents automatic comments and not manual comments. The future is unknown.
    [Twitter] Hoping We Act More Cellularly Responsible
    Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. The April 26, 2004 issue of New York magazine contains an article about our emotional attachment to mobile devices. Reading it, I chuckled and wondered why we haven’t changed our behaviors. It’s pathetic that I use my cellphone to call business partners, dates, and other people for the specific reason that I am either running late or having trouble finding a parking space. God forbid I arrive five or ten minutes late for our scheduled appointment without that cellular notification. How dare we. We should know better.
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