Social Media: A Blessing or A Curse During COVID-19 Pandemic


A lot of this information is circulating in the form of Social Media. During these tough times, Social Media is helping all of us to have the know-how of what’s happening around us. Misleading information is still widely circulating rapidly on social media.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site.

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Stand Out in Social Media Marketing by Being Consistently Remarkable

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: Stand Out in Social Media Marketing? Spend anytime on social media or marketing blogs and you’ll to see advice to make remarkable content. Be remarkable and you will stand out in your social media marketing. Commit to the community.

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game. However, many of the people who began exploring social media 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 years ago were 30+ when they/we started working in this industry.

31 Social Media Networking Communities For Women

Diva Marketing Blog

Social networks. The long tail concept comes to life in the hundreds of thousands of niche communities that are exploding on to the social media scene. A soon-to-be-talked about new venture sent me on quest to explore what was happening with women and social networks.

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

is “little bits everywhere&# – don’t force customers to come to your site, let them do purchase your products on their site, where they are, and let their social network be informed. An overview of social media monetization revenues. Social Media Business.

[Interview] The Story Of The World’s First Global Flight Without Fuel, And How Social Media Helped


His vision of Solar Impulse came to life, and in 2003 the project came to life here in Switzerland. This flight allowed us to open many conversational doors, and social media had a big role to play in that. What were the main social media highlights of the mission?

Social media and the rise of fantasy sports

Sprout Social

You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to know how much sports fans love to share updates about their teams on social media. Fantasy sports have played a huge role in shaping fans’ communities and conversations on social platforms. Fantasy sports have been popular in the media since baseball’s big strike in the 80s. Let’s take a look at how social media helped make fantasy sports into the craze that they are. million in 2003.

Government Use of Social Media - "In Addition to," Not "In Lieu of.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Government Use of Social Media – “In Addition to,&# Not “In Lieu of&# Tue, Apr 27, 2010 Government 2.0

Social Media’s Redheaded Stepchild

Jeff Esposito

It’s a response that all of us who engage in the social media space have probably heard at one time or another when we ask someone if they are on LinkedIn. Of all the social media platforms and/or networking sites that have enjoyed some semblance of longevity, LinkedIn is probably the most misunderstood and the most underutilized. The latest version of LinkedIn is – dare I say it – social. What makes it ‘social?’”. Larry Jones LinkedIn social media

Social Success Comes from Individuality

Convince & Convert

An interesting theme arose with the Social Pros in April: everyone ended up talking about how important individualization is in social media. Bob used the social media tools and strategies he learned to make contacts across the world and ultimately brought Jerry home.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

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 13 Observations From South by Southwest (SXSW) March 16th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet As usual, this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference was a blur.

Why More Members, Money, and Ads Don’t Always Mean More Success: A B2B Marketer’s Survival Guide

Webbiquity SMM

This question is particularly compelling today as we see Facebook set new records in terms of users, market valuation and revenue growth and wait with anticipation to see if Myspace can reinvent itself after conceding its market leadership position in social networking back in 2008.

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Apologies and #Socialmedia in Crisis Comms PR

Laurel Papworth

Shares Badly Handled Crisis Comms in Social Media by @ABCAustralia – Don’t Apologise! Note also bringing on other key influencers ( e.g. Media) to reinforce the deflection strategy.

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Journalism and Wikipedia – Wanky Balls

Laurel Papworth

No wonder newspapers hate us (by us I mean “readers&# , otherwise known as wikipedians, bloggers, social media creators/distributors). Originally a broadsheet newspaper, since 2003 it has been published in a tabloid format.

15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

LinkedIn has enjoyed explosive growth since its debut in 2003. LinkedIn is so much more than social networking for businesses and business people – it can totally change how you run your business as a whole. A great tool for adding social media to your signature is Wisestamp.

The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle. It’s an innovative platform in the social networking space.

Best Demonoid Alternatives


As one of the oldest torrent communities, Demonoid has gone through many ups and downs over the years. Nevertheless, the spirit of the community was not broken as they came together, determined to honor Deimos by carrying his legacy forward and preserving the site.

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The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

Buffer Social

What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for marketers and brands? billion at the end of 2016 in one of the largest social media deals in history. The Science of Social Media LinkedIn Tips

What's Your Government 2.0 Personality Type?

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media What’s Your Government 2.0 Over the last few years between starting the social media practice at Booz Allen and getting involved with the broader Government 2.0 community, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a ton of different people, all with different motivations, frustrations, and aspirations.

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The Rise of the Do-Leaders

Koka Sexton

I was somehow becoming hyper aware to the people talking in the social media industry. We all know them, the people that are keynoting at conferences, have large twitter followings and run consulting businesses on how to leverage social media. Blog Social Media Tips

The Changing State Of Blogs

Twist Image

Earlier today, Social Media Examiner 's Michael Stelzner invited Mark W. Schaefer (author of The Content Code , Social Media Explained , etc.) In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). community. social media examiner.

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6 Tips for Building a Successful LinkedIn Company Page


Let future philosophers decide whether LinkedIn is a social network for professionals or a professional network with a social overlay. To find B2C leads on LinkedIn, it can pay to treat it like one of the other social media platforms. Social Media Marketing

Day One: Mirum

Twist Image

As someone who has both published magazines and worked as a freelance journalist, there was something (deep inside of me) that wanted to use technology to share both the process of what we were going through as a business and how we - as an agency - felt about technology, brands and building a semblance of community. Having this out there - for all to see - was something new in 2003 (which is when this blog was started). community. social media.

How to Build an Incredible YouTube Strategy: Live with Sean Cannell

agora pulse

On this episode of Social Pulse Weekly, I was joined by the amazing Sean Cannell, a world-renowned YouTube expert. “I actually got into video way back in 2003. What’s working for you these days in terms of your social media strategy? Tune In to Social Pulse Weekly.

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


It’s good to know that AOTA and its members are out there now, providing resources for drivers, families, and health professionals to keep older adults mobile and active in their communities. With as many as 40,000 people in their community impacted by hunger, their member farmers are making a difference. What does all of this have to do with the cheeky social media snark we normally serve up here?

My Oscar Moment: the 2015 Matrix Awards

Waxing UnLyrical

I first encountered Katie back in 2003, when she graciously taught a half-day workshop on PR measurement for a San Francisco-area PR club I was involved with. Nancy Glick , who you will probably never find on social media, but who I adopted as my boss and mentor when I worked at Ruder Finn (which agency I basically wore down until they hired me). community embraced me when I was new here; as did San Francisco back in the day.

10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003 (on my mother’s birthday) and currently has 277 million members — with two new people creating accounts every second. For instance, I’ve received job offers as the direct result of answering questions on groups about social media and PR.

The Complete Solo Build It! Review - An Insider’s Perspective

The Social Media Hat

She wanted some basic guidance on how to use social networks, and which she should be using. suite of tools, training and community so that I could review everything. As I sifted through the community discussions I found thousands of SBI! The Complete Solo Build It!

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Time for a Change

Social Media Strategery

My first day with Booz Allen was October 6, 2003. Over the last four years especially, I felt as if I was at the tip of the spear when it came to things like social media policy (this blog and my Twitter account were the first transparent, employee-owned, external social media properties), Enterprise 2.0 (I I created our now 6,000 member+ Yammer community more than three years ago), and Gov 2.0 (I

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment!

A Decade of Thanksgivings

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali A Decade of Thanksgivings November 25th, 2010 Tweet Love, Remarkable Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. media started broadcasting the story).

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Veterans Day: A Granddaughter Remembers

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Veterans Day: A Granddaughter Remembers November 11th, 2010 Tweet The strong, silent type My grandfather never talked about the war.

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With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. I’m looking forward to meeting you next weekend for the Social.

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Lessons along the road: 5 career pointers for new graduates

Dave Fleet

For me, it’s evolved over time… but it really started with social media. When social media first emerged, I found it absolutely compelling. I moved to Canada in 2003 and soon after landed a temp gig with the Government of Ontario.

Diva Marketing Talks Online Publications With Deanna Sutton, Angela Benton & Heidi Richards Mooney

Diva Marketing Blog

1 topic about social media marketing. However, with the onset of social media your favorite author may not be a staff writer but a reader. With a passion for all things social media, she recognizes the power and opportunity that the new media platform presents.

The Public Doesn't Need to Know What Gov 2.0 is, But They Do Need.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media The Public Doesn’t Need to Know What Gov 2.0 I’m one of the leads for our social media/Government 2.0

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you were using Twitter at that time that his death was announced in media outlets, you knew that Ledger had died. If you use Twitter regularly, you’d see that it wins as a social news site that provides instantaneous news — at least of that caliber.

Great Content Is Like Pornography

Twist Image

While the notion of content as media is nothing new (it's something I was Blogging about back in 2003 and a topic I tackled extensively in my first business book, Six Pixels of Separation ), it's amazing how new and fresh this all still is for Marketers who - traditionally - have not had to focus on the role of content creator as a core pillar of their day-to-day business. Is this the only Blog looking at how New Media is changing business and marketing? media.

How I Quit My Day Job and Became a Blogger


It was advice that was well-meaning, and probably pretty wise on some levels—I mean, who had ever heard of a full-time blogger back in 2003?! The key is to start developing your voice, to start building community, to start putting your thoughts out there.

Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

but I was an early adopter of social networks from when I first opened my 3.5″ On the other hand, my first ever interaction on AOL was with someone who was separated from my social network by only one degree. My first social “network&# was also on AOL.

243: Tools and Techniques to Blog Effectively on the Road


That’s what I did back in 2002, 2003. If I had prescheduled all of my content before I was going and I wanted to check in on social media, maybe create some social media graphics from time to time, interact with comments, moderate comments, maybe even edit blog posts, mistakes that maybe went up, I would do that on my mobile phone. There are apps, of course, for social media, there are apps to allow you to get into the backend of your blog.

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Using Twitter for a Cause

Koka Sexton

We help people in need share their “epic&# true stories in innovative, creative and profitable ways to help them acquire the financial resources they need to create positive “change&# in their communities. How NOT to use your Social Media Marketing Manager!