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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle. How relevant is social media life cycle for a business?

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.

How To Promote Your Business In 2011 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

3 Ways A Blog Helps You SEO-Wise » How To Promote Your Business In 2011 When it comes to promoting a small business, you have to prepare for changes. Here are some of the most effective strategies for promoting a business in 2011. About Us What’s a Maverick?

The Misnomer of Social Networking

Ari Herzog

It is a fallacy to suggest social networking is about networking, opines Jeff Hurt. Identity comes first, relationship building second, and networking with the community third. Social networking sites are social identity sites.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Putting on an act is not a way to get me to follow you on any social network. Misery loves company. This is true in real life as well as in social media.

Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. First of all, the use of social media and blogging has gone through a great increase.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? Social Media Tools.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

NOTE: I originally wrote and published this article back in November of 2011 and it has generated a lot of interest over the years. 2) Listening and Engagement Tools like Hootsuite, Curata, Sprout Social, Brandwatch. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

Etsy.com: Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. January 2011: Etsy’s 6.9

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

Not only is it a great time to look back at all of the good things that happened during the past year, but it’s also a great time to look at your mistakes, and the mistakes that other companies in your industry have made: so I don’t make the same mistakes. Brownback about Social Media.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

She stays on message – online communities are good, broadcasting spammy advertising is bad. We’ve used them since day dot (well, since I’ve been in online communities, anyway, around the end of the 1980′s).

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager.

Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011

SocialFish

The list below is for serendipity ; if you prefer our “Must Read&# shares about important stuff for association social media, please click here to subscribe , or click here to browse. MIT Media Lab Identity, 2011 from readyletsgo on Vimeo. The Art of Social.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !:

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

Facebook by the Numbers [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet The online social media news site, Mashable , has put together a very nice infographic giving an overview of the current state of the social platform Facebook.

Online Community Activism with GetUp and Prosper

Laurel Papworth

has initiated a social media campaign to encourage house buyers to abstain from bidding at auctions due to bloated house prices in Australia. It’s up on GetUp the activism social network. Don’t Buy Now! Prosper.org.au

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. Ignore the negative social media commenter.

Are You A Business Or A Media Company?

Small Business Mavericks

A media company. We’ve talked about social media so much that I think you know how I feel about that. But what does it mean to be a media company? These include forums, blogs, community websites where industry news can be published, wikis, etc.

Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community.

Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. In my previous post, I have given an overview of the changing trends in social media. Take a look: Social networking: Connect, Share, Engage.

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The Winners From This Year’s SXSW Interactive Awards

Mindjumpers

Tweet SXWS Interactive 2011 is about to close down for this year. Community. Social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users who assist with content development. Social Media.

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Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth

I was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Training departments and social media. The key points I covered: we can use social media internally to distribute (broadcast) our own training material, or we can use community tools to create the material right through to peer to peer training. Social media improves staff retention (thanks again Deloittes!).

Sony online communities hacked

Laurel Papworth

Playstation and other online communities have been hacked. If you are the community host YOU are responsible for protecting members online. Also, the consumer now has the same tools that big companies have – these guys are shutting down Sony, using community tools, as a response to the corporates shutting them down using corporate tools. Online Communities social media social networks hacker online community playstation sony

How to Spice up Your Social Media Strategy in 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Is your company’s social media strategy really working? Whether you feel that you’ve maxed out the potential of your current social media efforts or you feel like nothing you do is really helping, it’s time to step up your game. Sell Through Social Media.

There are no take backs in social media…

Direct Marketing Observations

Yep I was going to talk about how athletes should be careful of what they say about themselves or others especially on social networks. Not just the fact that it was on a social network but this has to do with civility and respect.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate. The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog.

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Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? Results : 500,000 viral updates on company products.

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. If you own a business, work for or with businesses, I’m sure you’ve heard from nearly everyone you know that you must be using social media. Set Up Your Social Accounts, Watch the Money Roll In.

A Community of Practice Is More Than a Website

Social Media Strategery

A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger , a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. Nowhere in the definition above does it mention the words website , wiki, blog, or social network.

Facebook: Bans 20,000 young children daily

Laurel Papworth

SOCIAL networking giant Facebook is banning 20,000 children every day because they have lied about their age to join the site. At a parliamentary inquiry into cyber-bullying, other social networking and online companies called for campaigns to highlight the dangers of the internet.

Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm.

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7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Stage Zero - What is Social Media? Doesn’t know, doesn’t care about social media.

Be a Social Business: PR Trends in 2011

Proactive Report

For three years or so savvy companies and organizations have been experimenting with how to become a social brand. They’ve experimented with social media campaigns and activities, mostly in the marketing and PR arena.

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The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

It is both a way to express one’s personal interests and also widely used by companies as a way to tell personal and relevant stories related to the company and giving the brand a face. Therefore transparency is crucial as it is the case with social media in general.

9 Things to Include in Every Speaker Request

Almost Savvy

Note: You will need to get the speaker’s permission up front to do this anyway and allowing them to share the content will bring additional visibility to your company or organization, which is usually an added benefit. As for me, my 2011 calendar is already quite busy.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

If you absolutely don’t want a persons’ face, then at least upload a nice, high-res image of your company or brand logo. If you’re interested in learning more about social media, feel free to follow me @socmedsean. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism.

New Photo-sharing App Called “Color”. The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

Recently, the new social networking photo sharing app called Color was launched. However, a part of this might be caused by the fact that the company received $41 million in pre-launch venture funding from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. Tweet.

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Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth

STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook? Will you see an increase in: brand recall, engagement, time on your website, referrals, sales revenue, and so on if you add Facebook social plugins? This post is about social media statistics and Facebook.

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth

Do online communities overreact? My view is that there are deeper issues here -Qantas brand voice on social media is not their traditional marketing voice. Staff should be backed on social media and the Community is NOT always right! SOCIAL PROBLEMS HIGHLIGHTED.