How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The new layout, rolled out to all Pages on March 10, 2011, gives over a full two-thirds of Page real estate to the Page owner: The Perfect Fan Page Leverages ALL the Available Opportunities. Avoid Flash , as it’s not supported by Apple devices.).

Apple: A Case Study in Why Brands Should Control Their Stories

Waxing UnLyrical

It is very rare that social media is used to propel or hurt brands in significant business-altering ways. But when these events occur, they show the power of social media when harnessed by the people. Apple. Apple doesn’t play on Facebook or Twitter.

Trending Sources

Did Apple Miss The Boat With The iPhone 4S?

Jason Yormark

It doesn’t go without notice that it’s probably a little unrealistic to expect Apple to reinvent the iPhone every single year. Related posts: My 9 Favorite iPhone Social Media Apps. AppleI was disappointed. No doubt about it.

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The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011


Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. 2011 was the year when Page took over as CEO at Google.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. That is what has driven social media adoption. Amy serves as social media editor for the St.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. Andres is a social media expert.

Social Media and Travel

Social Media Marketing

Just this week, Apple announced that it sold 37 million iPhones and 15.4 million iPads in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone. The Airlines To my knowledge, Southwest was the first airline (or at least the most prominent early on) to get involved with social media.

Employees Are A Critical Element To Your Social Media Success – Are You Leveraging Yours? Apple Isn’t!

SocMed Sean

Social media and social networking are both about connecting people. Without people and their personal relationship information, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter would be reduced to…well…MySpace. Social. Media.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics.

15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know

Janet Fouts

One of the fantastic things about the growth of social media is how it has widened our window on the world. Ambercadabra Amber co-wrote The Now Revolution with Jay Baer , they really get what makes new media work for business. Wanna learn about tech, social media, mobile?

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

A few nights ago, I went to the bloggers/Twitterers briefing for new digital subscriptons for news hosted by Chief Executive Officer – News Digital Media and The Australian Richard Freudenstein and The Australian’s editor Clive Mathieson. The New Fourth Estate is Social Media.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Explore Classifieds ); // ); // Trending Stories YouTube Video of the Day: Is David Beckham’s Pepsi Clip Real or Fake? May 12th - 14th, 2011.

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth

The Social Web becomes the Intelligent Web. I wonder if Apple will do the same with the iPhone navigation systems? EDIT: Customers Sue Apple Over iPhone Location-Data Collection so there goes that!

Public Relations and the Rebirth of Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

As a PR pro, one of the things I’ve liked best about this social media movement is the rebirth or revival of storytelling. There are times I think, following Apple and Disney, it’s like they’re putting on a marketing clinic. Guest post by Davina Brewer.

Seeking Your Social Media Story

Ari Herzog

Every Friday since the beginning of the year you were treated to their byline and something about social media they chose to write and submit. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Seeking Your Social Media Story in your browser.

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12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? Another part of the confusion is based on the changing definition of “media.” How can PR pros optimize their use of social media tools?

Five Social Media Trends To Watch in 2011

Home About Archives How To Pitch SME Newsletter SME-TV Speaking Work With Me Five Social Media Trends for 2011 November 16, 2010 · View Comments Share Where is social media headed? Gamification and Social Gaming I love this topic.

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

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

Why I’m Over Declaring Tech Tools “Over”

Almost Savvy

With the launch of Google’s new social network, Google+ , there are many who have rushed to publish opinions about the demise of other networks, most notably Twitter and Facebook. Business Facebook Networking Social Media Twitter connections organize

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. Apple.

Here’s To The Crazy Ones… Remembering Steve Jobs


The unfortunate death of Apple’s CEO and industry icon Steve Jobs took everyone by surprise, even those who were expecting it. We at Firebelly and companies all over the planet use pieces of Apple technology in everyday life.

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Don’t Ignore Social Media’s Research Value

Convince & Convert

Co-written with Kyle Mensing , an economics grad with a creative bent who is trying to merge business and social. Is this notion of opportunity cost sometimes the key to successfully determining the value and ROI of social media? As companies start embracing social media they rightfully want to understand what they are getting for it. Social media can deliver other returns that have meaningful and measurable financial value.

10 Social Media Pros Pick Their Favorite iPad Case

Convince & Convert

In this, the debut edition of What The Pros Use , I polled a group of social business and content geniuses to determine what they use to swaddle their iPads. David uses the original Apple rubber case for iPad version 1. President, Copyblogger Media.

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How to Become a Niche Rockstar: The Guide

Viper Chill

It happened to me in 2007 and it’s just happened to tech blogger Louis Gray who, this week, announced he is now managing the social team for Google+. Note: It is pure coincidence that I have so many quotes from Steve on the day that he has announced his departure as Apple CEO.

The Post on Productivity I Wish Someone Else Had Written

Viper Chill

” Think of Steve Jobs being fired from Apple and starting up Pixar or Donald Trump losing his entire fortune and building it back up a few years later. Jonathan Ive, the head designer at Apple, gets an extra $10m in company stock every single year.

The Downside of Social Media

Engaging Brand

I love social media, I love the access to so many Social media can allow the conversations but you don't always have to give it all away! You can use those conversations to create that mystique.look at Apple who are past masters at this! Social media is a window into your brand , but ensure that the window is just a part of what you can offer.a Social Media social media apple brand

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter?

Data Mining: The Ultimate Guide to Niche Analysis

Viper Chill

I ran the social news site Reddit through the tool as an example and I’m told that around 55% of visitors are male (though I expect this to be a little lower than reality) and 24% of the audience are over 50 years old. Not all niche activity happens on the big social networks, of course.

The Magic That is Apple

Waxing UnLyrical

It happened when I decided to switch from BlackBerry to iPhone , and when I decided to switch from PC to Mac (that was the first Apple product I ordered, so you can see I have slowly but surely become a #Machead). Now, I’ve never heard great things about Apple’s customer service.

Durex Offends, Mythbusters Ball Breaks & Apple’s Social Media Policy Leak

Jeff Esposito

Five for Friday apple Mythbusters social mediaSo this week was interesting and quick to say the least. Lots of things going on and when I got a chance to pick my head up it was time for the company holiday party. How was your week? Hopefully less hectic and if you are like me, just counting down the days until the.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 30 How Are People Using Twitter?

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B2C Facebook Results Are 30% Above Average on Sundays

Convince & Convert

Last week I did a Webinar with my friends (and Convince & Convert sponsors) Argyle Social about social media timing. Social Timing Insights. View more presentations from Argyle Social.

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

Follow Me On Twitter 90 Tips To Make Your Blog Rock Written by jeffbullas - 30 Comments Categories: Blog , Blogging , Social Media Share Tweet Blogging whether it is for your personal passion or for the corporate blog is quite often a journey that has its highs and lows.

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Rupert Murdoch’s “The Daily&# Officially Launching Feb 2? Social media has come of age.

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Like Stuff On Facebook? I think the next few months/years will be interesting to watch in social media.

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The Real Reason Your Customers Don’t Like You on Facebook

Convince & Convert

My friends (and client) ExactTarget released part 10 of their social media research series. Apple. Consider: I own two iphones, three ipads, three ipods, and two Mac computers yet I’ve never liked Apple on Facebook.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

“We think that if you give [leaders in corporate social media use] a little more time, you won’t even have to do research,&# says Cecilia Edwards, Telligent’s senior director of strategy. link] 5 New Paradigms for a Socially Engaged Company | Jeremiah Abraham [.]

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Getting Back on Track

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s about the diameter of a guava, or a small apple. So while I’m still playing catch up with email, social media, blogging, and so on, I’m definitely getting back on track.