What is Tumblr

Kikolani

One of those changes could be Tumblr , a microblogging program developed a mere four years ago and which has recently taken over WordPress.com as the blogger’s favorite platform, according to Mashable. What Makes Tumblr So Different. More Tumblr Perks. With Tumblr, Less Is More.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

How to Activate Your Facebook Timeline [video]

Koka Sexton

This is gold for those of us that heard all the hype around Facebook Timeline and can’t wait to see the changes to Facebook. Geek Break Social Media apps facebook facebook timeline gold hype Life Maps Timeline Tumblr

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. Some Takeaways: Facebook is more popular among women. Tumblr is the fastest-growing platform, while MySpace is declining the most rapidly. Here in the U.S.,

The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]

Pamorama

The graphic has been updated to reflect the landscape in 2011. Here are the best tools for attaining each of the four main goals of any online campaign: Customer communication: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr. Brand Exposure: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Digg, Tumblr.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

2011 was a great year for my blog and I appreciate everyone who stopped by to check it out. The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips. Why Don’t Our Customers Like Our Facebook Page?

Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout

Unspoken

In fact, they reported that Klout is measuring influence on only 4 social media platforms : Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and FourSqure. On August 10th 2011 Klout announced on their blog that they now measure influence across 10 networks.

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39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook is the largest social network and is unlikely to fall to any “Facebook killer” application anytime soon; Google is going to keep trying to build its own social network until it manages to create one that attracts more users than lawsuits), many practices are still evolving.

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“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Facebook. Facebook?

How Tumblr Helped Put My Site on Top

ProBlogger

Tumblr played a huge part in making that happen, and I’d like to share my almost accidental findings. One of the reasons why I’ve received the traffic is because of keyword optimization, but another huge part of the SEO puzzle is what happened with Tumblr, and that’s the real story here.

Google: Plus or Minus?

Geoff Livingston

Certainly the launch went well with pundits acknowledging the significant improvement over past Google efforts and the serious competition it may offer Facebook. The social network market place is already competitive on the second tier below Facebook. Facebook remains a core community.

10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

If your idea of integration is putting a Facebook logo on all your B2B marketing collateral and calling it a day, then read the following eleven suggestions for going beyond the basics. Blogs hosted on Tumblr or Blogger, for instance, do not increase your website rankings.

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Combining UX With Your Social Media Profiles

Mindjumpers

It is hard to commit the average Internet surfer to any site for too long, but there are some tips for creating page views, that last longer than 20 seconds: Facebook. Being one of the most important tools in your social networking arsenal, Facebook usually gets ignored in terms of UX.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! The reason people click a share button is because it takes them to places that better understand how humans want to interact ( Facebook , Twitter , Reddit , Google+ , etc.).

Social Media Comic: Your Customers Are Not The Enemy!

SocMed Sean

–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us When you think of your customers, how do you picture them? Are they friendly, appreciative, and happy to be using your products and services?

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! August 19, 2011 15:26:34 Reply 2 Flag this comment Meli Cabrera Follow Sí sí. August 19, 2011 15:57:58 Reply 0 Flag this comment FrankieSB Follow An excellent use of badges/gamification is the mlb.com gameday app.

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Do You Pout About Klout? What’s The Point?

SocMed Sean

Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us So let me ask you a question. Do you know who President Barack Obama is? Probably. Do you know he has a Klout influence score of 86? Next question, do you know who Robert Scoble is?

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Nielsen Social Media Report: mobile social web use on the rise

SocialFish

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Q3 2011 Social Media Report released this September by Nielsen is worth a look. At over 53 billion total minutes during May 2011, Americans spend more time on Facebook than they do on any other website.

It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Now that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr are out ahead as the major social networks, it becomes harder to debate social platforms, though it definitely still occurs, especially with location-based platforms.

[Infographic] Are We Obsessed With Facebook?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I wrote a blog post asking the question “ Is Facebook More Important To Us Than Food? Add to that the fact that Facebook is eating into other quality time like sleeping and work, and Facebook has become a serious distraction in our lives.

You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!

SocMed Sean

Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Maybe you should be more interesting! Let’s get something straight. For those of us who take social media seriously, it’s not a game. It’s not about numbers, it’s not about volume, and it’s not about tweeting every little thing we’re doing all day long. In fact, for me I make my living from social media and I take it very seriously.

Blogging Is Dead (Again)

Twist Image

Why go through that, when you can tweet your life away in 140-characters (or less) on Twitter , update your Facebook status, shoot a quick video with your webcam and upload it to YouTube or just post whatever is going on in your life to a tumblr lifestream? Reading, research, critical thinking, writing, editing and publishing isn't like posting a picture to tumblr or texting off a tweet. facebook. tumblr. Did you read the news? Blogging is dead.

Free Culture and Attention as Currency

Waxing UnLyrical

Most web assets from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Foursquare and a gazillion others appear to be free, opening floodgates of content, ranging from the genius of Wikipedia/ Ushahidi to the apparently innocuous LOLcats.

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

SocMed Sean

Monitoring tweets and Facebook posts is just an extension of listening to real-life conversations and answering the phone. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us

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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

While WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, and other platforms are great, there is nothing like having full control of the design and functionality – something you will only get if you are running WordPress from your own domain. One question I get asked often is how to start a blog.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

mashable.com

For example, the Old Spice social media campaign saw an 800% increase in Facebook interaction and a 107% increase in sales. Januar 2011 bis Do, 13. Januar 2011 Links synapsenschnappsen [.] March 13th - 14th, 2011.

Facebook Brings Ads To Your Timeline – Whether You Like It Or Not

SocMed Sean

Apparently Facebook isn’t satisfied with targeting advertisements to you in the right-rail of the Facebook user experience. Obviously, Facebook has to make money. Will the addition of ads to your Facebook timeline change your Facebook habits?

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

Mr Cameron said talks were to be held with companies such as Twitter, BlackBerry and Facebook, as well as the intelligence services, to discuss actions that could limit their reach, to help prevent further disorder.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Robin Fray Carey

Social Media Citizens

Recent studies have shown that Facebook ads don’t have a lot more traction that traditional online advertising, but peer recommendations and brand advocacy, or “word-of-mouth” is the single most critical marketing tool that exists today.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Business Resources from Mashable: – HOW TO: Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business – How Social Data & Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience – 5 Creative Facebook [.] March 13th - 14th, 2011.

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Showyou Showme Showeverybody

Firebelly

The point is, what started out as a two minute video has now taken up three hours of your life and you’re sharing this stuff on Facebook and Twitter and wherever else like it’s the latest designer drug. The YouTube time suck, we’ve all been there.

How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Presentation]

Mindjumpers

All day round I see people hooked on to social media in one way or the other – either through Facebook, Twitter or people like me who work with social media, so that’s their life! Brands like Tag Heuer are already doing so, together on their Facebook and Twitter channels.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

With social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook giving consumers the power to directly impact a brand’s performance, businesses are hiring a new member of the marketing team to not only monitor these channels, but also interact with consumers. March 13th - 14th, 2011.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

mashable.com

View Comments Gap Between Apple & Android Tablet Market Shares To Decrease by 2015 [REPORT] View Comments Twilight Game Scam Spreading on Facebook [WARNING] View Comments Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts? May 12th - 14th, 2011.

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The user experience of sex…

The Way of the Web

Really interesting video of Tor Myrhen, the President and Chieft Creative Officer of Grey New York using the tale of how he lost his virginity at age 14 to compare the user experience of the process between 1986 and 2011.

Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

We’ve already seen that to some extent with the rise of simpler tools such as Tumblr, or the amount of video and photo content which is being shared on Facebook every day, along with the immense volume of videos on Youtube.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Volcano Timelapse

Kikolani

70+ awesome Tumblr themes – want your tumblr blog to stand out? 7 sneaky ways to use Facebook for competitor research – if you don’t want to think about others as competitors, that’s fine.

Sorry Google+ Even A Really Cute Muppets Commercial Won’t Convert Users

SocMed Sean

Interest…waning… Google+ hasn’t been able to keep the attention of the public after their fanfare launch in July 2011, so I’m not sure adding cute, cuddly Muppets to their list of endorsers is going to change much. Share this on Facebook Tweet This!

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

Twist Image

What is Yahoo going to do with Tumblr? What is Tumblr going to become with Yahoo? After it was announced that Yahoo would be acquiring Tumblr for a little over a billion dollars, the online channels (and traditional media outlets) went crazy in an " Instagram just got bought by Facebook for a billion dollars" kind of way. Facebook was built for the Web and in 2011, their mobile experience was a tough sell. The future of Tumblr isn''t Yahoo.

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