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?

Google Wallet: Pick Up the Check in a New Way

The Social Media Incubator

The next time that someone asks if you would like to pay with cash, credit or check, just pull out your smart phone. Google is developing a new feature called Google Wallet , which will allow users to charge virtually any transaction to a credit card by using a smart phone.

Trending Sources

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way.

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B2B Marketing Stats from HubSpot’s Marketing Data Box

Webbiquity SMM

consumers own smart phones. cell phone users owned a smart phone. While execution is more urgent for consumer marketers, B2B marketers need to at least start thinking strategically about topics like apps, QR codes, and how their content appears on smart phones.

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9 social media trends to keep your eye on in 2012

Akamai Marketing

2011 was a game changing year in social media. 49% of people use their smart phones to do social networking. That’s another reason why gaming will continue to grow, because 52% of smart phone users also play games on their phones.

Old Habits, New Skills: Repetitive Injuries and Voice Recognition Software

Almost Savvy

I’m typing away at the keyboard for most of the day and when I’m not sitting in front of my laptop, I’m often clicking away at my smart phone, delightfully unaware of the abuse I’m inflicting upon my body. The Problem. I’ve been in pain for the last month.

Social Media Strategies: The Changing role of Content Strategist

Social Media Citizens

The new devices like smart phones or tablets build the new consumption habits and understanding of these habits will have a significant importance.

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]


The infographic was compiled by Beyond in collaboration with the Social-Loco Conference that was held in San Francisco May 5 th , 2011. Tweet About a year ago location based services (LBS) such as Foursquare , Gowalla was announced as the new big thing in digital and social media.

Hawaii Social Media Trends 2011 – SMCHI, Jan 18

Bare Feet Studios

Mobile Interactivity and Smart Phone Apps. Have you upgraded your phone recently? Does your company support smart phone usage? What are your organization’s smart phone policies?

5 Apps Every Business Owner Should Have


Phones have come a long way, and nowadays they can help you manage your life more easily and help you keep your sanity. If you are a business owner and have a smart phone, here are 5 must have apps that can keep you and your business running smoothly.

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

By the way, I did that for WUL this past weekend too, so you should find it much easier to read on your smart phone.). This isn’t a trick question. But really, how many blogs does a gal need?

How to Make a QR Code for Your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

In short, it’s a barcode that you can scan (usually using an iPhone or Smart Phone) and when you scan it you are taken to a web site. You’ll need a QR code reader app installed on your iPhone or Blackberry or Android Smart Phone in order to actually scan the bar code.

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4 iPhone Apps for Choosing a Restaurant


Many apps are being developed for iPhone and other smart phones that can find you restaurants, cafes, and places to shop for something special. You can look up addresses and phone numbers for thousands of businesses, then call or map them from your iPhone.

Explore the World with these 4 iPhone Apps


Their new mobile app gives your smart phone access to all of that clout while on the go. Travel used to be so dangerous and maybe it still is. At least you can take along a comforting digital security blanket in the form of any of these 4 travel apps for the iPhone.

Are You Obsessed With Facebook? [Infographic]


About 28% check Facebook on their smart phones before getting out of bed. Are you one of the 48% of Americans who check their social media apps in bed, during the night, or as soon as they wake up in the morning?

Does Good Content Matter Anymore?

Direct Marketing Observations

As the tablet and smart phone markets continue to expand, so will the amount of water downed re-used content. We’re content starved. The emergence of tablets and mobile devices has only enhanced our desire to consume digital content. There’s a problem though. When content producers cannot meet the demands of a ravenous public, things can get ugly and the public walks-digitally speaking. Actually, things already are ugly.

Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)

Convince & Convert

And indeed, given the increasing ubiquity of smart phones ( 41% in the U.S. 89% of Americans 15 or older have a phone capable of this action , it would take a lot less of their time to participate, and they wouldn’t get a broken sign-up form.

How To Use QR Codes for Business


A QR code can be scanned by a smart phone and make an action on the phone. Tweet Maybe you have noticed the square barcodes sometimes appearing in advertisements, newspaper ads, movie posters, business cards etc. They are starting to appear more and more frequently.

What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

Akamai Marketing

The report is quite detailed and as you consider your marketing strategies for 2011 (provided you haven’t already done so), the report is full of tidbits that can help you make decisions. Let’s look at some key points that may effect your marketing choices in 2011.

Permission is the Enemy of Speed

Convince & Convert

The widely held notion that we should staff community manager and similar positions with young, inexpensive, socially savvy people who juggle smart phones like flaming clubs may actually be a terrible idea.

TwittFaced is now available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook!

Josh S Peters

For all you lovers of digital media, Twittfaced can now be read on almost any smart phone or ebook/digital book reading device. Now available on Amazon, Nook, and Apple iBooks. TwittFaced is now available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook! To get your digital copy of Twittfaced just click on one of the links below. Kindle. Nook . iBooks (search for it in the app / iTunes bookstore). For you old-school paper lovers, use one of these links to get a hardcopy. Amazon. Barnes and Noble.

Youtube Tuesday: Pink Ponies


I know they said the party went viral, but we would have loved to have seen digital cameras, Flips, laptops and smart phones out on the table for easy updates and sharing! Beautiful example of what might happen if an ad agency planned a little girl’s birthday party.

21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Does your intended audience include small screen users such as those on mobile phones and should they still be able to perform all the functions of your website on any device? More and more business executives are accessing web content on smart phones.

What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?

Small Business Mavericks

Developments in mobile technology such as the iPhone and other web-enabled smart phones have propelled this growth. Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing. Before starting my own company in 2006, I worked for 16 years in the wireless industry for AT&T Wireless and Cingular, so I’ve watched mobile develop over the years with more than a casual passers-by interest.

Key trends for 2012: Digital Disruption gets Physical

The Way of the Web

But that was before the iPad started to replace a recipe book on the kitchen counter, next to the internet-connected radio and the smart phone. It’s the trend and prediction season, and there’s one overarching theme which ties together the main three technology trends I believe will break into the mainstream in 2012. Over the past decade we’ve seen a huge amount of disruption triggered by increased internet access – both in terms of speed and availability.

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

Automating this process and essentially codifying what it means can enable people to attempt to ‘game’ the system, but could also have far-reaching implications in terms of offline interactions when you combine it with smart phones, and facial recognition.

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How to Effectively Bottle Social Media and Product Integration

Convince & Convert

In addition to family, football, and fancy side dishes you’ll never see for another year, Thanksgiving brings an annual dilemma to the oenophile. What wine to serve for Thanksgiving is a tricky question, as the holiday table replete with savory and sweet options is an Ellis Island of tastes, making for a tough wine pairing.

Why QR Codes are Important for Websites?

Bill Hartzer

With smart phones taking over online operations, it is imperative that you make your site as user friendly or mobile friendly as possible. QRSpider is smart enough to identify the current web page URL and generate the QR code for the URL. There are many QR code scanner apps available for Apple iPhone® and Android phones. Why are QR Codes important for websites? Why should your website have a QR Code? QR codes help make your websites mobile aware.

Book Title Revealed: Marketing in the Round

Geoff Livingston

It found respondents: Are facing a challenge trying to figure out how to integrate the growing number of new marketing channels and devices, from smart phones to tablets. Marketing in the Round by Geoff Livingston and Gini Dietrich.

Social Media Does A Like = A Friendship?

Diva Marketing Blog

Mobile smart phones and tablets are the baby steps to a generation beyond what we see now. Today I had the honor of speaking about social media to a wonderful group of educators and people who work with children and school systems.

Diigo: A PR Tool for Social Media Releases

Proactive Report

With Diigo Powernote for Android smart phones or the Diigo Offline Reader for the iPhone you can read your bookmarks or the pages you marked Read Later while standing in line, on a train or a bus, or waiting for a meeting.

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Are You Passionate About Social Media, Or Obsessed?

Convince & Convert

You can’t put your smart phone down. Guest post by Marjorie Clayman , resident blogger at www.margieclayman.com. She works at Clayman Advertising, Inc., her family-owned full-service marketing firm. Passion or Obsession? No, I’m not talking Calvin Klein scents.

Twitter Best in Events and Emergencies

Net-Savvy Executive

Relaying information from broadcast media to people without power in their homes (who were presumably using smart phones for Twitter). On an average day, I don't spend much time with Twitter.

What to Expect When Hiring a PPC Management Company


Also, with mobile’s rising popularity, you want to be optimized not only for search engines but also for high-end mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The Royal Wedding – There's an App for That!

The Social Media Incubator

Going Mobile is More than a Trend

The Social Media Incubator

When a Picture is Truly Worth 1,000 Words

Convince & Convert

of all smartphone users accessed a check-in service in March, 2011), the number of tips and photos will increase, thus adding valuable information about a location. With the quality of the cameras on smart phones ever increasing, customers are taking brochure-quality pictures of their food and drink. Guest post by Aaron Strout , head of location-based marketing at global agency WCG. He blogs at Citizen Marketing 2.1.

Principles of Effective Blog Design


Some people advocate that given the proliferation of low-cost cameras and smart phones, your own photography should be used rather than stock. This is a guest post by Peep Laja, CEO of Traindom. People judge books by the cover, and other people by their looks.

Citizen Journalism: Who is a Journalist Today?

Proactive Report

According the 2011 State of the Media report, not only do they want to be able to find it and get it fast, they also want to contribute to, and participate in, reporting the news. People today are always on the look out for new and faster ways to get their news.

The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011


The cross-channel customer is also a multi-device consumer and smart phones play an increasing role in communication, networking, social media usage and entertainment. Or that more people own a smart phone than use Facebook? More than your phone number may come up.