Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. We talk often – myself included – about using it to build relationships , about getting to know one’s community, about deepening human interaction. And that made me think some more: what is the hidden remarkability in the lives of those we encounter every day – or, at least, every few days – in social media? Because when you know what makes your community tick, you know what will move them.

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. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle.

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LinkedIn Is The #1 Social Network

Small Business Mavericks

1 social network. Not necessarily in the general public, but in the business community worldwide. I’m not a bit surprised that, in terms of ROI, business professionals find LinkedIn to be their most important social network. Social Media facebook LinkedIn TwitterA new report shows that LinkedIn – not Facebook and not Twitter – is the No. If you think about it, that makes a lot of sense.

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. When people like a page on Facebook, answer something on Quora, recommend someone on LinkedIn or tweet something on Twitter, they do those things not because of community but because of their identity. “I

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. BuddyPress markets itself as “social networking in a box.&#

LOOKK: Community That Connects Designers With Consumers

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is used in different industries in different ways. We all know that London Fashion Week showcased how to use social media to its full potential with competitions, updates and photos on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. But here is a really cool community called LOOKK that connects young designers with consumers through an open social network. Similar Posts: Best Practices of Cross-Platform Social Media Marketing [presentation].

Thank you Google, for the Antithesis of a More Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

Keeping the early adopter community in context, t here isn’t a desire to connect more, or even connect better. The need for a social network that automatically aggregates all my “friends&# and then cuts off the irrelevant noise. Or are we in an infinite loop of growing out of social networks every five years? The thoroughness of it all did not imply the need to mindlessly obsess over “integrating&# all other social channels with Google+.

Link Love Monthly: Best of February 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. The Power of Facebook plugins, and other social sharing tools (Debra Askanase). Social Business: It’s like the Internet in 1997 (Jeremiah Owyang). The Art of Social. Creating Community on a Facebook Page (Debra Askanase). unassociated 2011 is open for registration!

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. Real-Time Analytics For Social Plugins (Facebook Developer Blog). The State and Future of the Social Media Management System Space (Jeremiah Owyang). Social Media – It’s Not Just for White Folks (Danny Brown).

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. We loved Garry’s idea for this two-parter and we welcome any guest post ideas from any of our readers who are interested in digging into Open Community from whatever angle you choose.

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. Given that I am still asked if there is money in online communities, I thought it would be interesting to look at how much revenue Etsy.com makes since they started in 2005. January 2011: Etsy’s 6.9

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks December 21st, 2010 Tweet I first heard about Amplify earlier this year; I believe it was at the January chapter meeting of IABC/DC Metro. As the year went by, I found myself playing more and more with Amplify and now it’s become one of my top three social networks.

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first 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. We loved Garry’s idea for this two-parter and we welcome any guest post ideas from any of our readers who are interested in digging into Open Community from whatever angle you choose. Open Community

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). Most of the Health online communities I work in – even the one’s around Asthma and Weight Loss, not necessarily the more stigmatized health issues – the community members would be a lot less forthcoming if forced to use their real names.

Extending email to social networks

Social Email Marketing

Email and social are not competing channels, so email marketing and social media marketing work well together too. Email and social simply are among the many channels which consumers now travel in. They share a fundamental power to bring people together in communities and nurture and grow those. Email marketing Social media marketing Alterian email and social SDL social networks

Mary Poppins Online Community – Social Media Manager Leah Howard

Laurel Papworth

I loved interviewing Leah Howard who plays Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins and is Disney’s online community manager slash social media manager for the show. We grabbed a drink, Vashti held the camera and we chatted on about Facebook, Twitter, audiences, story lines and the future of social entertainment. Please note: there was no social media press release available so I’ve had to make do… You can see a list of my other video podcasts either on iTunes or YouTube.

Top Twitter trends for 2011

Sherrilynne Starkie

Related posts: Women in social media. Social media boosts campaigns. Featured Social Media Twitter Betty White Facebook Online Communities Social network Viral video YouTubeThis infographic describes the top trends on Twitter last year. It’s a snapshot of popular and youth culture. It’s probably an accurate reflection of users’interests; interesting that there are no major brands mentioned (other than sport).

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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. Asking questions in the community also encourages users to interact and comment on each others’ responses.

When a Con Artist Comes Calling: Online Community

Laurel Papworth

Recently, in an online community I am involved in, the members decided to get together in real life (IRL). of social network members that meet online will meet offline each year. So the group booked a venue interstate, a dinner, hotels etc and submitted a deposit to the moderator (community volunteer admin) who agreed to organise it all. The moderator had been a mod for around a year, and was someone the administrator had selected from the community.

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? No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) The New Fourth Estate is Social Media.

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. This activating of social networks is interesting – there is some poorly thought out attacks e.g. Buyer’s Strike Irresponsible. Regulatory affairs will become redundant, unless they learn how to work with online communities. Don’t Buy Now!

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. Companies all over the world are now looking forward to improving their relationship with their customers with the help of social networking sites.

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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? Many social media guidelines have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to addressing negative criticism in social networks, but assessing the situation and the potential positive vs negative outcomes of responses is a skill that comes from experience. Ignore the negative social media commenter. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

The Winners From This Year’s SXSW Interactive Awards

Mindjumpers

Tweet SXWS Interactive 2011 is about to close down for this year. I’ve been following “Get Satisfaction&# since I wrote about them on our blog for the first time in October, 2009, and I think that in a time where companies need to involve their community on a larger scale, “Get Satisfaction&# has made a great product and is a honorable winner. Community. Social Media. The online public’s favorite finalist from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards.

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2011. The Occupy Movement tested city officials nationwide, but none more than Oakland Mayor and former community activist Jean Quan, whose handling of the Occupy Oakland encampment was widely and critically covered. Not only did Facebook contract a prominent PR firm to question how Google’s Social Circle collects and uses personal data, the social network allegedly insisted on client anonymity.

Online Community Manager – Social Media Business

Laurel Papworth

I ‘ve rebranded my Social Media Business podcast last week – let me know what you think! This episode: social network for arty crafty types Etsy.com makes $400m, massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft makes 1.2 Also, we managed the Junior Masterchef online communities (Facebook, blogs, forums) and keeping kids safe online against their own efforts!

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. digests, Foursquare updates, and auto-retweeting of certain “trusted resources” In the end, there was a strong consensus that while some automation is valuable, over-automating your social media activities actually defeats the purpose of building individual relationships with your customers or community members.

June 2011: Social Media Course computer based

Laurel Papworth

Another set of social media classes for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane at the end of June. Hands-on Computer based social media classes are being run again June 2011 in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. These are small classes, in front of the computer for those who want to set up their own social media sites and tools. PREREQUISITES Please bring your email logon and password details for social media sites that require email verification.

What To Remember In Social Media Marketing & PR

Mindjumpers

Taken into consideration how much social media have affected the way we do business, the same is of course valid within these disciplines as well. More than ever, businesses have realized that they need to reach their customers by being present where they are, and here social media play a great role by offering great possibilities for connecting and engaging in dialogue with stakeholders. Social Media Marketing Policies and Education: The Employee Perspective.

2011 A Year Of Possibilities

Diva Marketing Blog

Before there was Facebook or Twitter or YouTube videos there was the new years eve "community." That spirit is what the creators of social networks and online communities strive to achieve. The next social media campaign you create keep in mind that real success is in the magic of people coming together. On this 1st day of 2011, I'd like to offer a toast to the possibilities of the new year Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

If you’re interested in learning more about social media, feel free to follow me @socmedsean. This search identifies tweets relating to community management by searching the #cmgr hashtag 6) Set up some searches and conversations to follow – In TweetDeck and HootSuite, your home feed represents the tweets from people you are following. Contribute to the community and you’ll see big returns from your followers. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

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

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.

10 Surefire Ways For A Business To Fail At Social Media

SocMed Sean

There are a lot of ways to engage in social media, some of them effective…some of them not. If your organization is considering getting active in social or if you’re analyzing your current efforts, take a look at the following list and make sure you’re not undermining the success of your activities. Want to fail at social media? Social networking is not about sending messages to like-minded groups of people.

Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth

On 13th of September, 2011 I am teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you! You can also download the Social Media PR Singapore brochure from Scribd. Workshop B: Social Media Monitoring Tools and a Social Media Press Room.

10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Speaking social can sometimes be tough, especially with clients who haven’t yet engaged in social media or sometimes just “don’t get it” Even those clients who do understand and engage in the social space are sometime confused about the use of specific terms and jargon that social media pros use. Below is a list of 10 terms that I think social media pros use or focus on that sometimes confuse our clients. Social can do both.

Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love

Waxing UnLyrical

So far, G+ has only been handy if I want to chat with social media marketers, educators who are using social media in the classroom, and the few friends of mine who are early adopters. (We We haven’t started referring to non-social media enthusiasts as “normies.” It is one more network drawing on my time … and it is asking for a lot of it up front. I’ve been conditioned by my use of Facebook to treat most social networks like a variation of Facebook.

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Email Marketing and Social: review of Alterian’s “Extending Email to Social Networks”

Social Email Marketing

Email and social marketing are not competing channels. They share a fundamental power to bring people together in communities and nurture and grow those communities via quick and easy communication. Email marketing Research Social email marketingThey are simply two of the many channels which consumers now travel in. The sooner you shake off the.

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. It’s one in which I’ve told companies about and probably fuels a lot of their trepidation of social media engagement. Like I said, there are no take backs in social media.

7 Surefire Ways StumbleUpon Can Make You A Better Blogger

SocMed Sean

Until recently, I just saw it as another social bookmarking tool like Digg , Delicious , or Reddit. So you don’t make the same mistake I did, I put together a list of 10 ways that StumbleUpon can help you improve your blog and drive traffic: 1) It’s a social network – Just like Twitter and Facebook , you can follow other members who have interests similar to yours. Then stumble them and share your article with the StumbleUpon community.