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.

Should Your Social Networks Mingle?

Direct Marketing Observations

A lot of the apps and web services that come across the desk lately have to do with consolidation and aggregation. In fact, back in April there was a pretty good post in Social Media Today on 7 social media aggregation tools that you should use that caught my eye. Yoono connects you to your social networks and messengers. Social media sites that are currently supported include, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, FriendFeed and Flickr.

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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. The aggregate link data using 27,000 queries shows a very strong correlation between links and ranking. Social Media Cheryl Sandberg local news social media news

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Social Networks and Privacy

Janet Fouts

I was on a panel today at CFP entitled “ Privacy, Activism, & Social Networking: Protecting Privacy While Running a Media Campaign in 140 Characters or Less &# with Tamar Gubins, Deborah Pierce, David Roth and Danny O’Brien and I’ve been going round and round in my head about my own position on privacy online and looking at social media from the viewpoint of an activist who may have a deeper need for personal privacy for safety reasons.

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.

Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter by Adam Sherk on September 13, 2010 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has published the results of its latest survey on news consumption and related topics. The content on search engines and social media gets a little lost among all the stats and charts so I thought I’d summarize that data here.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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+. Haven’t we all cracked jokes at Google’s moronic, bland attempts at social?

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Can social networks help with medical research? The world’s first genetics-based social network – as 23andMe labels itself – is looking to show they can. The company recruited people using social media, and at Parkinson’s research conferences. ” What do you think – can a social media-based approach to genetics research really work? Social Media Campaigns 23andMe crowdsourcing DNA genetics medical research Parkinson's

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

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 Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans. However, I am largely unconcerned. I have had a Reader account for several years now, but hadn’t really ever used it.

Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub For 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

With an exponential rise in the use of social media platforms between the 2010 World Cup and today, One Stadium Live provides a unique venue to aggregate the increasing amount of conversations soccer fans are having across the world. Related Stories Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard Social Media News Ticker: Crowdfunding Coming To YouTube Soon Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S.

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.

New Features Added to B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer

Webbiquity SMM

Several great new features were recently added to the B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer by co-founder Tony Karrer. For example as I’m writing this, I see a few great posts right up top: • 3 Questions To Ask About The Qualified Lead You Just Received… • Do B2B Editors Get Twitter? • The evolution of social media power and influence. Topics on B2B Marketing Zone include social media , inbound marketing and business blogging.

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully. Automating content aggregation is okay.

We Interrupt This Lifecast: Syndication Overload (Part 2)

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Youtube Tuesday: ESCP Europe Human Experience | Main | Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22 » January 20, 2010 We Interrupt This Lifecast: Syndication Overload (Part 2) Last week, in We Interrupt This Lifecast: Syndication Overload (Part 1) , I argued that people should not syndicate all of their tweets into Facebook. They were simply aggregating content from around the web and pushing it through their Twitter stream.

3 Reasons Why Pinterest May Succeed Where Google+ Has Failed

SocMed Sean

The results are uniquely crowd-sourced aggregations and classifications of content from across the Web. The sudden explosion of traffic to Pinterest has a lot of analysts scratching their heads trying to determine Pinterests’ magic recipe (no pun intended) and what impact the explosive growth in membership might have on other social networks. Google’s entry into the social space started with a big bang and, just as rapidly, fizzed.

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21 Sources For Blog Ideas

Small Business Mavericks

Your RSS aggregator – Do you subscribe to the most popular blogs in your niche? Niche social networking sites – Have you found one that serves your niche? Blogging for Small Business blog marketing blogging ideas social networking TwitterWhere do you get your blog ideas ? If you are a successful blogger in your niche, then I’d be willing to bet that you don’t get your ideas for posts all from one source.

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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.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

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. You can grab the slides and watch the reply of the “ Omni-social: How to create community in the digital places you own AND the places you rent “ session here, and if you care at all about community, I guarantee it will be time well spent.

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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How to Use Social Media to Plan Your Next Vacation

Ignite Social Media

And now social media platforms are catching on as well. With new features from Pinterest and Google, knowing how to use social media to plan your next trip can make the process easy breezy; check out these features and see for yourself. Using the word “ destinations ” in your search will trigger this feature and it’ll aggregate and present information on your destination in order of its popularity.

Social network commerce and referrals: Rubbish in, rubbish out?

The Way of the Web

Two recent studies into social networking referrals and Facebook ecommerce left me slightly perplexed until the obvious answer smacked me in the face. The first was a study by ForeSee Results , which showed that 1% of website referrals came direct from a social networking url, and that’s after a survey of 188 websites and over 295,000 responses from individual consumers. Some other social networks have also made decent contributions to site traffic (e.g.

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. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI? It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west. 6 Reasons Social Media Sucks.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Monitor social media discussions of your company or product in real time?

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The Four Semi-Truths of Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Now what if we applied these to the world of social media? Semi-truth #1: Our infatuation with the next, new, shiny, thing in social media depreciates as soon as we realize that it’s just another engagement, aggregator, application, thingy requiring more time, increased effort, permission to access, another profile creation etc., Whether you use social media or not is not going to determine your success in business. Social Networks Web 2.0

The propensity to Repeat in Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

It’s not just social media. Monopolies in social media? Networks, apps, aggregators, blogs, microblogs-copy what works, tweak it a little, or not, and see what market share you can pull. Because social media is “still&# new and still growing, the thinking can be that there is always someone new coming to the party that may or may not be reading content for the first time, seeing a site for the first time and using an app for the first time.

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

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A: After an aggregate of 9 years at Microsoft, being the CMO of a $100M dollar digital agency, and a writer, I wanted to get back to my roots in terms of “building” something that had huge customer promise and could make a dent in reality as we know it. My new role as CMO of Metavana, a soon to be launched social-sentiment engine, has all the elements of my dream job – People, Impact, Autonomy and direct correlation to both the Consumer and Enterprise spaces.

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. By linking your social activity from other sites, you see your net worth rise more quickly. gamification trends social networksEmpire Avenue is the new game in town.

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. Beyond just trying to interact a tweet at a time, often a more direct road to social succes is to engage with customers more comprehensively in other locations – and social listening shows you the way.

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Former Facebook User Explains Why He Quit

Ari Herzog

More changes are apparently coming to the social networking site that approaches 500 million users. However, in aggregate, Facebook’s continued path of barely asking permission, constantly changing layouts, and not responding clearly to customer concerns, I felt compelled to stop supporting the site. Much of it had to do with the efforts to get sites to adopt Facebook as their default social element, too.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

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 FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway?

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.

Mainstream editors will get articles from bloggers with audience

Laurel Papworth

Social media = content PLUS audience. In a serious bout of new speak, Mashable’s founder (and good guy) Pete Cashmore said in a post that “We’re in the middle of an exciting transition as social media and the mainstream begin to overlap in all sorts of interesting ways: this underlines our belief that social media. If you are a freelance journalist investigating social media , particularly one with a specialist ken, get blogging.

The Social Hub Guide for Brands

Pixlee

Social media is a powerhouse for marketers, with 50% of the world’s population using at least one platform. But with so many different social media platforms, it’s a challenge to get the most out of all your social channels. Tracking posted content, checking branded hashtags, and displaying all your great social media content can be tedious and time-consuming when you’re juggling multiple profiles. That’s where a social hub can help. What is a Social Hub?

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. Business: An online newspaper/news aggregator and group blog. TechCrunch is now building a conference business and expanding its network of blogs.

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.

This Week in Social Media – 5/29/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine. While people are watching TV, there are a number of social media activities they undertake.

auDA misuse of power?

Laurel Papworth

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. is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Technorati Tags: auDA , Australia , social media , Vanessa Stanford.

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? So I thought I’d aggregate the attributes of Cyberbullying/CyberStalking amongst adults. encouraging others to socially exclude someone. damaging someone’s social reputation and social acceptance. January 4th 2009 OPINION: Doctor Who announcement shows Twitter as great for networking, rubbish for news you can trust.