Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. The Group Report allows you to compare and analyze your social strategy across networks by aggregating common metrics across channels and timeframes. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights. Pair With Network Reports for Deeper Analysis.

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn. These include new job alerts, an alumni tool, community hashtags and company insights. The aggregate link data using 27,000 queries shows a very strong correlation between links and ranking.

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Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators by Tamar Weinberg on September 23, 2009 Share This is a guest post from Josh Schnell, founder of Macgasm.net and web developer. This is no less true for the world of social networks. I guess it’s a “social&# problem.

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks December 21st, 2010 Tweet I first heard about Amplify earlier this year; I believe it was at the January chapter meeting of IABC/DC Metro. As the year went by, I found myself playing more and more with Amplify and now it’s become one of my top three social networks.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. Click for the replay of the Omni-Social Webinar. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

Thank you Google, for the Antithesis of a More Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

Keeping the early adopter community in context, t here isn’t a desire to connect more, or even connect better. The need for a social network that automatically aggregates all my “friends&# and then cuts off the irrelevant noise. Or are we in an infinite loop of growing out of social networks every five years? The thoroughness of it all did not imply the need to mindlessly obsess over “integrating&# all other social channels with Google+.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content? No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) The New Fourth Estate is Social Media.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site. This one page aggregates all of the data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, the community forums, and any other place online where VMware chatter might be going on. Holy Social!

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

I like that my online communities help surface the content that is most relevant to me and it seems to keep me up to date with news and events. However, the social network has been working on Reader for more than year, according a report in the Wall Street Journal and is said to resemble Flipboard. Facebook Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Reader Google Reader News aggregator

How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers

Convince & Convert

For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? In social media, it’s about quality, not just quantity. 5 Questions to Determine Your Dominant Social Channel(s) If you’re not sure where to start, ask yourself these questions: Where is your target buyer? For example, LinkedIn is used primarily for business networking, job searches and highly-focused B2B advertising.

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Saturday: The collective Rainbow

Laurel Papworth

Gary Hayes had to have a photo of it: It occurred to me that my social network and beyond, the extended zeitgeist might’ve taken photos too. Saturday: The collective Rainbow is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Social Media Courses: Sydney, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Singapore (6). Social aggregator sites (9). Tags: Online Communities Twitter social networks Australia rainbow Sydney twitpic

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. It’s a great way to capture the buzz from the show floor after a tradeshow, event or conference.” — Maximize Social Business (Drive). Showcase reviews: Marketing Insider Group (Curation), Maximize Social Business (Drive), Online Marketing Institute, Perception System, SnapApp. Social Media Today.

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. digests, Foursquare updates, and auto-retweeting of certain “trusted resources” In the end, there was a strong consensus that while some automation is valuable, over-automating your social media activities actually defeats the purpose of building individual relationships with your customers or community members.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Or is this just “acceptable&# competitive behaviour by someone who see’s himself as my competitor in the social media space? If you move that into personal attacks – continually identifying e.g. pointing the finger and naming a person – you will find that you create a negative community with negative comments and a negative tone. So I thought I’d aggregate the attributes of Cyberbullying/CyberStalking amongst adults. Social media twins?

Election 2.0 – List of social media election sites to watch.

Laurel Papworth

List of Social Media Election sites for Australian 2010 election. It’s particularly interesting to see which social media election sites are allowing the electorate to ask questions -versus who is providing answers. And how useful is the site to online community members. This election is going to be hotly contested – by social media sites – for relevancy. It looks pretty but lacks community functionality.

Mainstream editors will get articles from bloggers with audience

Laurel Papworth

Social media = content PLUS audience. Someone who is held in high regard in that industry or specialist topic, who has an audience of other people interested in that topic and who has now had 3 or 4 years of writing/blogging and retaining interest of the online community? If you are a freelance journalist investigating social media , particularly one with a specialist ken, get blogging. But I digress… Newspapers aggregating content from popular blogs is a no brainer.

auDA misuse of power?

Laurel Papworth

about a year ago ,to create an online community of people annoyed with Optus. I’d had shocking service from Optus (the guy told me “yeah I know how to fix it but I’m not going to tell you&# ) and was in the mood to shine some social media spotlight on to poor customer service in Australia. There is no Optus branding, my site aggregates all discussions re: Optus on social networking sites. I registered OptusPoo.com.au

Social Media Revenue: Huffington Post TechCrunch Valuations

Laurel Papworth

Yes, Virginia, social media and blogs CAN make money. Will 2010 see the further rise of social media proprietors? It’s usually said in a tone that implies that social media is so gosh- darn “social&# and “friendly&# that everyone gives everything away for free. Currency itself has no inherent value except what we, the community/nation, put on it. Business: An online newspaper/news aggregator and group blog.

Twitter: @Anywhere announcement

Laurel Papworth

When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn’t require a relationship model like that of a social network. to the video, aggregates the tweets about that video together on YouTube. Hmmm has possibilities for conferences – the tweets about the conference aggregate on the page, on Twitter automagically around the #hashtag. Twitter: @Anywhere announcement is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

3 Reasons To Dig Deeper In Social Listening

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Connie Bensen , the Director of Community Strategy and Social Media at Alterian , which provides leading marketing products for the enterprise. Brands have realized that social networks offer an opportunity to interact directly with consumers. They create pockets of communities where like-minded people share information and seek advice. Locations of communities online & offline. Locate Communities Online & Offline.

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From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. First, scientific knowledge is difficult to aggregate.

Web 2.0 Expo – cool stuff seen on the floor of the show

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Brickfish - Measuring Social Engagement Brickfish offers an innovative way for brands to connect with their target audience online. They offer a launching pad for highly viral marketing campaigns that allow you to reach consumers where they live on the social web. HiveLive – Platform for building unique communities I spoke to the CEO John Kimbel and visited with HiveLive crew on the Expo floor and was very impressed. Wi5Connect – Welcome to Social Learning 2.0

5 Ways I’m Using LinkedIn – to Drive Traffic, Build Community, Generate Sales and Build Influence

ProBlogger

Not a day goes by when we don’t see Twitter and Facebook as being talked about as essential social networks for bloggers to be investing time into – but over the last few months I’ve been investing a little extra time into another social network – one that I wonder if some have forgotten about a little – LinkedIn. 5 Ways I’m Using LinkedIn – to Drive Traffic, Build Community, Generate Sales and Build Influence. Social Media

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

I have a lot of friends in Cairns”: which would be irrelevant except that, in social media terms, everybody knows everybody. Because I am nosey – an asset in online community management – I decided to investigate further online. Google collects as many check-in services as it can, aggregates the reviews and then displays them. Social media tells you exactly what your customers think, no more guessing games, no more marketing evaluations, no more feedback cards.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

It sits squarely in the social networking space, but it has a different twist - one from which I think businesses may be able to gain valuable insights, all while allowing people to enjoy themselves. But like the other sites, it's also a social network itself. It's a chance to connect and brainstorm with others by finding affinity groups ("Communities") within Empire Avenue. gamification trends social networksEmpire Avenue is the new game in town.

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page. Template: Blogging and Social Media Policy. Social Media Handbook for Local Red Cross Units. Social Media Policy. Editorial Guidelines, personal use of Social Networking.

How Groupon Integrates Social Media and Customer Experience

Convince & Convert

His community managers are in charge of optimizing content and pushing it out to various channels, while a whole editorial staff creates content. via Groupon Instagram Globally, about 100 Groupon employees have a hand in social, but only a dozen of them are dedicated to social full-time. Paul’s team uses Sprinklr to manage their social content across platforms and across countries. The Big Two: Paul Matson What’s your one tip for becoming a social pro?

Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions by Tamar Weinberg on May 19, 2008 Share Many tech geeks will often say that their first forays into cyberspace began with a 300 baud modem and a BBS. but I was an early adopter of social networks from when I first opened my 3.5″

Social Pros 29 – Lauren Vargas, Aetna

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 29 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Lauren plus Eric Boggs ‘s Social Media Stat of the Week ( This week : 62% of adults use social media for fear of missing out.). Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

Social media: the ultimate skills cheat sheet

Sherrilynne Starkie

The term ‘social media consultant’ can mean different things to different people because there is a whole range of skills and talents on offer. The cheat sheet provides a summary of the key skills a well-rounded social media consultant should possess. Articles, website content, social media updates, email campaigns. Video Production Social networks are increasingly optimised for video content. Community Management.

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4 Ways To Answer Your Shopping Questions via Social Media

Idaconcpts

Luckily for our generation, the Internet is available to answer many of our retail questions by aggregating and collecting the opinions and experiences of buyers all over the world. Join Online Shopping Communities. There are social networking sites online for almost any hobby and interest known to man, so it should come as no surprise that there are hundreds designed with online shoppers in mind. or CouponSherpa (incorporates some handy social voting elements).

friendfeed Explosion

Koka Sexton

FriendFeed is a service which, instead of layering a meta-network on top of all your other social networks, will create a news feed incorporating them all much like the Facebook news feed. It’s an idea that isn’t too difficult or bothersome for social network users to adopt. FriendFeed aims to be a one stop shop for all your social networking updates and news items. Users tell the feed which networks they belong to (Facebook, Digg, Last.fm

Nine years of Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

I use it to communicate with reporters and other news professionals too; it’s often their preferred social network. Managing a community of thousands can be a bit overwhelming but Twitter Lists really help. According to Social Mention , about 13 per cent of my 12,325 followers have a professional interest in social media or marketing; no surprises there. Hootsuite partners with hashtag aggregator Tagboard to help brands display tweets.

Facebook Filed for a Trademark on the Word Meta. You Should See the Description.

Bill Hartzer

On October 28, 2021 Facebook filed for a trademark on the word Meta. Of course, that’s not surprising, since Facebook announced that they are changing the company name to Meta. If you go to the website meta.com you’ll be redirected to this web page on Facebook.com.

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

And a Facebook Page is a good place to aggregate and curate user-generated content to tell more of a story, particularly at the local level. A diversified social strategy incorporates a wide range of methods for growing audience and making meaningful connections with users. Thus through social media news organizations offer not only news and information but also community and even entertainment. One last thought on the Pew study: hey social, search still owns you!

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50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

Harp Interactive

Social media isn’t always the right tool for the job. Over the last three days, I’ve spoken to four HUGE brands in America that are considering social media for one project or another, and there are many more out there working on how these tools might integrate into their business needs. Add social bookmark links to your most important web pages and/or blog posts to improve sharing. Build community platforms around real communities of shared interest.

Social You Should Know—April Social Media Updates

Ignite Social Media

A lot happened this month in social media with most of the news centered around the Facebook privacy scandal. What we learned from that experience is that many people in Congress do not understand how social networks work and that Facebook has a lot of action items to follow up on. With recent app updates, Snapchat has started positioning themselves as a camera versus a social media network.

Sysomos Audience Moves Towards Measuring Social Media ROI

Dave Fleet

Social media ROI is a hot topic right now, as social media begins to (slowly) mature. The purists who insisted that the conversation alone was and end, rather than a means, are diminishing in volume and a more rational, approach is emerging balancing the revolutionary aspects of social media with those that are simply evolutionary from existing business practices. Community management. Community Management.

The Single Most Important Trend to Consider in Your Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Over the nearly 9 years I’ve been here at Ignite Social Media I have been fortunate enough to have hands on experience working with brands to develop an overarching social media strategy that meets their business and marketing objectives. As I sat down to confront this somewhat daunting task, I considered, “What is the biggest, most important trend that marketers need to consider in updating or refreshing their social strategy over the next year?”

To Do or to Act is the First Step to Successful Cross Cultural Communications

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s when I made up my mind to bring together like-minded professionals to volunteer, crowd fund and create an event that would be sought after year on year by the PR community in India. The first year, several volunteers, delegates, speakers, and sponsors were reached out to using the social network. Most importantly the summit is an aggregation of knowledge and a great forum for cross-cultural exchange. Guest Post by Amith Prabhu.