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 can social media benefit your business?

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language.

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The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been thinking about this since Shonali’s thought-provoking post a few weeks back about how to social network smartly by being yourself online. What are we really up against (against ourselves) in the way we behave on social networks?

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. How to Measure Your Social Media ROI [Infographic].

Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. But the bigger question goes to the client: why do you want someone to manage your social media presence?

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. Do you automate your social media activities?

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 200 Million Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics LinkedIn social networking statistics

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. 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?

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? FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

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Amazon.com As Social Networking

Small Business Mavericks

Did you know you can use Amazon.com as a social networking tool? Amazon.com can be your niche networking space. Here are some tips to help make Amazon.com a social networking application for you: When you read a book, listen to music, or try out a new product, leave a review. Amazon can be used for social networking. It’s an online department store with social benefits. Social Media Amazon.com social networking

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

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or which four cities rank ahead of Seattle and San Francisco as the “most networked?” companies now use social media for marketing.

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

SocMed Sean

Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. So the numbers are clear that more transactions are sent via email every day, but is email really a social network?

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

This is the 2nd year that I’ve published my social media resolutions. That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? I’m pleased with the social media story telling this year.

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Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet According to a relatively new study carried out by Burson-Marsteller , a public relations agency, it is clear that European and other global companies keep a focus on social media, as well as Asian companies are becoming more evident on social media platforms.

Social Networking Stats: 80% of World Leaders on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Social Networking Stats: Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013, #RLTM Scoreboard.

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. As with most things in life, you’ll get out of social networks what you put into them.

How Consumers Use Social Networking Sites

Small Business Mavericks

A study carried out by Sensis shows how consumers are using social networks. Of course, most people are using the social networks for personal reasons, but you should pay attention to these numbers. They seem small, but what they tell me is that people are on the social networks for personal reasons, but while they are there they are also using their time to research consumer opportunities.

Using Social Media as a Communication Tool [Infographic]

Pamorama

Social media is about more than marketing and branding — it’s quickly becoming an essential part of customer outreach for brands. A surprising number of companies of all sizes have yet to use social media as a communication tool.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

Twist Image

Online social networking continues to change and evolve. That is mind-blowing, impressive and not all that surprising when you consider how popular platforms like Twitter and Facebook are, and how people are looking for newer/cooler social networking experiences. Google + lets you be selectively social. the most common response is the ability to segment the social graph (Google + calls them, "circles"). It's a different kind 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 !:

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. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Sometimes it’s great just to get some high level information about your web and social stats.

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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.

The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011

Mindjumpers

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.

Social Networking Stats: The Skinny on Whisper, Secret & Snapchat, plus #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Snapchat debuted back in September 2011, and has been a fairly big deal for the last year or so.

Global Map of Social Networking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Marketing

Last July , I covered the work of Global Web Index , which offered a quick glimpse of data for global social network usage, which they called Global Web Index LITE. tools global social media

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Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011

Firebelly

Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective. How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress.

The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]

Pamorama

Last year, I posted a great infographic from CMO.com that did a terrific job of roadmapping the social Web. The graphic has been updated to reflect the landscape in 2011. As social media continues to evolve, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the changes.

Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The media landscape has evolved tremendously over the last quarter century. Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”

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.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west.

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Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics.

Global Social Media Adoption In 2011 [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In January 2012, a report called ‘Global Social Media Adoption In 2011’ was published by Forrester. This report uses Forrester’s Social Technographics groupings to show how people around the world use social media. The State of Social Media In The UK.

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

They say we lack social skills. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. As more and more technology enters our lives, primarily social media, are we actually becoming less and less social? In some ways, social media brings us closer.

How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This increased our traffic to over 200,000 uniques per month and exposure through guest posts got us on a number of media outlets like CNN, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal — no PR person involved. There are a few different vehicles for social media strategy.

My Yearly Social Media Douchebag Audit

Jason Yormark

Along with the hyper growth of social media platforms over the past few. The term Social Media Douchebag has seemed to be the winning term to describe these folks, and there are quite a few funny sites detailing their exploits (see here and here ). Social Media

[Infographic] Is Your Brand Really Engaging Or Are You Just Wasting Time With Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Social media engagement isn’t easy. Blogs Facebook Featured LinkedIn People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices brand collaboration communication facebook social media social networking strategy tips

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How to Show the World the True Rock Star You Are: 3 Social Media Bragging Techniques

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is an ideal platform to carve out a niche and own your territory. 2: True Rock Stars Let Social Proof Do the Heavy Lifting. This chain reaction is social proof at its best. Social proof, in action! This is a guest post by Amy Porterfield.

The Social Media Vibe Theory

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s not enough to pick one of the “personalities” under which social media users have been classified and run with that, because a) no one’s purely one or the other, and b) you can’t differentiate yourself by working a label.

7 steps to an effective social media plan

Janet Fouts

I get a ton of requests for a “social media plan&# and then once I start to talk to the client it turns out what they really want is a magic black box from which they can pull a big red button. When they push the button they will have instant social media success.

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