Did You Miss? 22 MUST READS of 2013

SocialFish

“We often associate social networks with hyper-growth, a perception largely fostered by growth infographics of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest that get shared all around. Here are some of my absolute favorite posts of the year.

14 of the Best Content Marketing Tips, Tactics and Techniques of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Tom Edwards recommends ways to use Flipboard, an application that “visualizes your social feeds such as Facebook & Twitter as well as providing access to curated topical magazines all while allowing the user flexibility in how they consume their content of choice.”

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping.

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21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many others here in more than 20 of the best social media marketing guides, strategies, tips and tactics of 2013 thus far. ” How to Effectively Budget Your Social Media Program in 2013 by ClickZ.

The #LMA13 Twitter Feed

Myrland Marketing

Tweets about “#lma13″ LMA LMA 2013 Tweet Stream Twitter Uncategorized #LMA2013 Annual Conference Legal Marketing Association LMA13 Social Media

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Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

yMarketingMatters

Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing. An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: .

Facebook Marketers are Already Fumbling News Feed Change

Jon Loomer

It’s been a little over a week since Facebook announced the latest news feed change intended to surface more content from friends and less content from brands. In that time, it’s clear marketers are setting the groundwork for future news feed changes.

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Thursday Roundup: Twitter Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter. 6 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Followers. 15 People Every B2B Marketer Should Follow On Twitter.

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Why Buying Twitter Followers Is Damaging To Your Brand

Akamai Marketing

This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Community social media Transparency Twitter Vent advice automation personal brandingWe've Moved! Please Update your Reader Now.

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33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Feeding The Content Marketing Beast – 7 Places to Find Cheap Content by Heidi Cohen. Parker Roger Dooley Shelley Pringle Sherri Liebo Slavik Volinsky Steam Feed Steven Van Belleghem

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

yMarketingMatters

Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing. An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: .

On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past? Before Google announced they were shutting down Reader , I hadn’t looked at my feed in months, maybe a year, or more. I think this could be the beginning of the end for the RSS feed.

Third Tuesday feat. Craig Silverman

Sherrilynne Starkie

May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. Spundge is based on a “notebook” concept where users can curate and save posts from RSS feeds. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013.

Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools

SocialFish

For those of you looking for a better way to manage your Twitter chats, Twubs.com just released some new free tools that are also API compliant. According to Ferraro, the company designed its tools simple interface for both novice and more experienced Twitter users.

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#BookLoews Lets You Book Hotel Room Via Twitter

The Realtime Report

The luxury Loews Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Loews Corporation, recently announced that hotel booking is now possible through Twitter. Engblom (@JWXYZ1985) November 21, 2013. Plus, it becomes part of the history of your Twitter feed.

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Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Direct, Twitter Mirror and Photos in DMs

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Facebook. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker Facebook Instagram Instagram Direct Twitter Twitter Mirror

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The Biggest Social Media Scandals, Fails, and Blunders of 2013

SocialFish

Check out these biggest social media fails of 2013. The music chain HMV forgot who had access to their Twitter feed. An unpaid intern originally created the Twitter account, which left access open to other employees. Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ——-.

Facebook and hashtags: at long last

Sherrilynne Starkie

Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow users to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. Facebook Adopts Twitter’s Golden Child: The Hashtag.

An Unkindness of Ravens: Thoughts on Twitter Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Twitter. ” So #4 got me thinking about #3 – how “Twitter,” as an anthropomorphic name, perfectly describes that chaotic, disparate, competitive, showboating raucousness of #1. I can find examples of each group in my own feed.

Thoughts on Boston

Dave Fleet

I saw the early reports emerge on Twitter, and soon enough there was almost nothing else in my feeds. Tweet. I don’t know what I’m going to write here today; I just know that I need to write something – to get it out of my head – after the horror of yesterday.

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Social media and Montreal’s student protests

Sherrilynne Starkie

AT a recent IABC Ottawa professional development event, speaker Melissa Carroll, the person behind the Montreal Police Service ’s (SPVM) Twitter account during the 2012 student protests against tuition fee increases, explained that social media can really move people.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Twitter.

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2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

I hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons throughout 2013 so check back or use the form on my home page to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox.

12/20/2013: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Below are highlights of changes on top social media platforms for the week ending December 20, 2013: New on Facebook Facebook Acquires SportStream Announced Tuesday, Facebook acquired SportStream, a personalized social feed [.] ( Read more. ).

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don’t have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. Report an Issue with Home Page or News Feed. How to Contact Twitter Support. Twitter’s mobile site. Twitter mobile apps.

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Its functionality lies somewhere between Facebook and Twitter as a microblogging service that also allows permission controls over who can and can’t see your updates. When I ask if they are on Facebook or Twitter, they all say yes.

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The 3 big marketing fallacies for 2013

The Way of the Web

So identifying and tackling them now as part of your strategy for 2013 will be key in having a successful year with less problems. 2013 Marketing Fallacy 1: Content Quantity not quality: The recognition of how content has become increasingly important, and the rise of content marketing is a good thing for various reasons. 2013 Marketing Fallacy 2: We need more Facebook/Twitter/etc. 2013 Marketing Fallacy 3: It’s all too much.

How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social Proof

Kikolani

Curating your best mentions while viewing your Twitter mentions on a daily basis is easy. You can favorite a tweet in the mobile Twitter app. And, of course, you can favorite a tweet on Twitter itself. Simply use the following links and replace username with your Twitter handle.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?

SocMed Sean

Brand Promotion: Using a site like Facebook as an example, any action taken by a member of your network will be made available to their entire network via the News Feed. This week we welcome guest blogger is Stanna Johnson from Qwaya.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

yMarketingMatters

Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing. An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. When you send out a tweet with @username included in the MIDDLE of the tweet, “hello @username” (called a mention, explained below) all of your followers will see that tweet in their Twitter Home feed. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: .

Are you an iCitizen?

SocialFish

Here’s how it works: After you download the app (currently available for iPhone; an Android version is on the way), iCitizen gives you the ability to “follow” current issues, much like you follow someone on Twitter. I just got this in my email from PureWow: We took eighth-grade government.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Ad Retargeting, Google ‘+Post Ads,’ Apple Buys Topsy

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and Apple: Facebook. Facebook adds more ‘News’ to News Feed to become more Twitter-like – Facebook is now promoting more ‘real news’ posted by users; the social network’s news-feed algorithm will now expose more links to articles from media organizations — especially on mobile (AdAge).

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Optimize your social media management with these new tools

SocialFish

I decided to step up my Twitter game, especially for our poor @socialfish account which has been sorely neglected (which is okay, given it’s just a feed from this blog for those who don’t want to see all my ranting about DC United on my Twitter feed.

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

A list of options includes: Feedly – highlighted as the best alternative to Google Reader by The Verge mostly due to its speed, minimalist style, and the fact that it’s free. I’m personally moving everything over to Feedly, due to the fact they have iOS and Android apps.

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4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

Tools like Google Alerts and Yahoo Alerts monitor the web for you and alert you, by email or through RSS news feeds (see below), every time a new piece of information relating to your keywords is posted to the web. Hashtags: It used to be that #hashtags were used almost exclusively on Twitter.

Crime Doesn’t Pay, Especially When You Confess Via Social Media

SocMed Sean

Idiot crooks make me giggle and the news seems to be filled with criminals who insist on confession to the crimes they commit …even if they do so unintentionally via a social media channel like Twitter or Facebook. In the latest screw-up, a robber created an Instagram feed with the phone he stole from a victim, only to then be identified as the thief.

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

yMarketingMatters

When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. When you click a hashtag, you’ll see a feed of posts that include that hashtag.

There Is No Free Social Media For Business

Janet Fouts

Businesses tout their understanding of the value of social currency and especially small business, for whom the playing field was leveled online by the accessibility of social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Facebook and Twitter are now publicly traded, and they have shareholders to please.

Using Social Media the RIGHT Way

SocialFish

Follow her on Twitter: @katht35. Being a social network, it’s all about talking to and with other people that you know, your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to give examples, but in a business sense, social networks are used in a different way.

Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?

Firebelly

Include all platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). Feed your content to brand assets like microsites and content hubs.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Stating that “We already know that LinkedIn is more effective at generating leads than Facebook or Twitter. Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking.