Wait, Facebook is MySpace?

Janet Fouts

On Twitter today Myspace is trending, not because it’s about Myspace but because people are suggesting Facebook is doomed to the same fate as Myspace. Facebook is showing off a brand new look and as usual everybody’s in a snit about it.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media connections are those I know through a variety of online forums, the blogosphere, Twitter, and the like (but I generally don’t befriend someone immediately; I still give it time). Extracurricular programs combine summer programs, vacations, and related activities.

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MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

www.huffingtonpost.com

Today MySpace is reborn as a content centric discovery platform. As MySpace execs explained to me, they went looking under the hood and found a untapped goldmine of member generated tastes, picks and passions. But thats changing, as the MySpace team began to look at members behavior. "I

Find and Reserve Your Social Media Name

Pamorama

Whether you’re trying to develop your company’s personality or your own, having many different names creates confusion and dilutes the impact of all of your social media marketing activities.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Once you find these influencers, the trick is activating them to share even more.

12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies

Unspoken

Use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and now Google+ has become prevalent in people’s lives and in their workplaces. Define the purpose of the policy by explaining the definition of “social media,” including platforms such as Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook as well as any activities to which the policy applies, like posting, commenting or blogging.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

One, should we monetize other people’s activity? Two, how can Twitter make money? The first question is ethical – if money and currency is about a show of worth, a menu of value, then yes, we can monetize conversations and activities. Customer Pays Twitter .

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. million active pages (700,000 of which are for local businesses) which collectively have 5.3 It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook.

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Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I, too, find that Twitter has been incredibly powerful for me to connect with real life colleagues, readers of Techipedia, family, and everyone in between. I’m also something of a Twitter purist. Enter a second Twitter account. On Twitter, not so much.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up

www.devonvsmith.com

Growth » Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up Nonprofiteers have been collectively organizing online for years–from email listserves to teleconferences to online message boards. In Twitter’s early days, features were limited so users created their own taxonomy.

Is LinkedIn the New Old Boys Network?

Adam Sherk

In fact the male/female usage percentages are the exact opposite on Twitter. That’s interesting in and of itself, as marketers sometimes (over) generalize that men prefer Twitter while Facebook is more appealing to women.

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

How many of my Twitter followers are clicking my links and retweeting my content? It pulls and generates metrics from Twitter, Facebook, bit.ly, YouTube, Google Analytics, MySpace. It gauges activity on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to come up with a score.

The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

UK Twitter statistics: Twitter has shown explosive growth this year, with the number of reported users more than doubling from 12 million to 26 million. Research/Study demographics England Facebook Linkedin Social Media social media 2012 Social Media statistics stats Twitter UK

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. So I challenged myself to create a list of 10 responsibilities of the Community Manager that extend beyond the realm of Facebook and Twitter (and yes, even blogging). You can get your co-workers and friends to be active on Yelp.

An Average Day on Facebook [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Who is an average Facebook user and how do his activities on Facebook look like? 52% visit Facebook daily, beating out others for daily visitors, such as Twitter (36%), Myspace (7%) and LinkedIn (6%).

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble? consumers from ExactTarget and CoTweet (they are clients) called Twitter X-Factors shows that just 5% of Americans follow even one brand on Twitter.

Social Media Insecurity: What to do When Online Activity Affects.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is about helping one another and building real strong friendships, usually around a certain interest or activity. A deep understanding and full support of your partner’s activities online and off will translate to a long and happy relationship.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. If you have your brand name as your Twitter handle and a portrait photo of you on your profile, you are getting it all wrong. I have seen people mix up colors on their YouTube Channels, Twitter profiles, and Facebook fan pages.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

What Americans Do Online: Social Media And Games Dominate Activity by Nielsen Wire. online time is spent on just three activities: social networking, playing games and emailing. More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook. Twitter has the fifth oldest.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million.

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How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

Mike Alton updates a detailed post about post promotion, helpfully advising readers not only how to promote their blog posts but also which tactics to avoid or drop, as they are no longer effective; for example, regarding social sharing sites, “The New MySpace no longer allows link sharing.

Organize Your Tweets with More Than One Twitter Client

TwiTip

Is your Twitter Stream starting to get too crowded? Do you have 15 – 20 columns on your Twitter client to keep track of all your info? Twitter provide an abundance of quality information. How to manage your Tweets I now have started to use two Twitter accounts.

9 Surprising New Facts About Social Media in America

Convince & Convert

More People Are Active on Social Networks Than Are Not. 52% of Americans have a profile on Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace or elsewhere. Twitter is a Tiny Sliver. Twitter is used by just 8% of Americans (compared to 51% for Facebook). Twitter is Incredibly Diverse.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over the past couple years, one of the most common questions from business owners has been, “Do I need to be on Facebook and/or Twitter?&# As of November 2010, there are more than 500 million active Facebook users, 50% of whom login every day. This is a guest post by Angela Denby.

Slapped! Facebook Blocks Me For 14 Days

Ari Herzog

I am seeking re-election to the Newburyport city council and actively sending Facebook messages to people who live in my town to 1) introduce myself and 2) inquire if they would like to be my friend. LinkedIn MySpace Facebook Twitter Time. Yesterday I sent nearly 80 friend requests over the course of the day and over two thirds responded positively to being friends. Today is a different story.

Facebook Will Not Die Easily

Geoff Livingston

Before I wrote the AOL post, I originally modeled a MySpace-like death for Zucerberg and company, but that was wrong. It has more than three times the amount of active users (900 million) than its nearest competitors, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

IceRocket – real-time search against blogs, twitter, myspace, news, images, Twitter List to RSS – allows you to create an RSS feed from a list of twitter users. DataSift – Powerful filtering engine across twitter. Storyify – twitter curation with bundling.

Twitter Rules vs. Community Values

Socialized

I recently posted my Brief List of 53 Twitter Rules , guidelines for how I choose to use Twitter. I got a great response, and one person commented they liked Twitter “because there weren’t rules.&# In addition to the TOS, there are also The Twitter Rules. When I wrote my earlier post on this, I was clear that I was writing my rules, adding “I wouldn’t presume to tell you how to use Twitter.&# If you use Twitter as a kind of AIM/MySpace 2.0,

6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace September 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Once the undisputed king of social media (at least in the U.S.), But back to MySpace.

5 Things True Social Media Experts Do Online

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. Now that the stay-at-home-moms (and dads) are finding their way to a five-figure Twitter follow count, they’re offering all types of services and branding themselves as all-round experts.

Bye Bye Facebook, Bye Bye Twitter

Ari Herzog

Six years on Facebook and three years on Twitter taught me a valuable lesson: social networking sites are about more than being social and can be the impetus for business, income, and relationships. Regardless of the chicken and egg, I owe it to myself to take a much-needed break from Facebook and Twitter. My accounts will remain active. You may see me follow new Twitter users from time to time, and you may see me “like&# this page or that.

Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective

Firebelly

Right now, that’s undoubtedly the Facebook Like button and the Twitter tweet button. Music-oriented news might find a home on MySpace. Regardless, Facebook and Twitter will almost always be the most active. This would most likely be Facebook or Twitter.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t cross promote to Twitter (offer a different incentive on Twitter). Better yet, to show that the page is active, give the users control by letting their Fan posts show up on the front page. As a result, engagement goes up as the page appears very active.

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35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Facebook vs. Twitter 6. Twitter Territory 13. Twitter PR Strategy 14. Twitter Statistics 22. The Story (So Far) of Twitter 23. Twitter Perceptions of Google Buzz Over Time 30. facebook flickr twitter yahoo myspace) [.]

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

Webbiquity SMM

Not too surprisingly, Facebook is the #1 method for passing along content, followed by email and then Twitter. I don’t buy that one, as in my experience, Twitter pretty much dies between noon on Friday and early Saturday morning.) 84% of journalists are on Twitter. •

9 Surprising New Facts About Social Media in America

Convince & Convert

More People Are Active on Social Networks Than Are Not. 52% of Americans have a profile on Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace or elsewhere. Twitter is a Tiny Sliver. Twitter is used by just 8% of Americans (compared to 51% for Facebook). Twitter is Incredibly Diverse.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

59% are on Twitter, and 43% use a company blog for marketing. Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn: Age, Ethnicity And Gender Of The Major Social Networks [STUDY] by All Twitter. women make up 64% of Twitter’s following), men (63% to 37%) are the larger share on LinkedIn.

The Social Media Strategist

Social Media Network Marketing

Saturday, May 29, 2010 The Social Media Strategist Develop comprehensive social media strategy, leveraging the major social networks (LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace), blogs, video, stand-alone social newtorks, social commerce and more.

The Death of Brands that Care About People

Jon Loomer

Combined with the now 200,000 active advertisers on Instagram , it’s easy to see that competition in the feed is increasing at a furious pace. Billion monthly users (more than 1 Billion every day), with more than 3 Million active advertisers. The Death of Twitter.