7 Tips for Staying on Top of the Social Wave

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Think of Wal Mart or Astroturfing. 2) There will be a continued increase in the value of communities but you will also see more splintering of those communities into niches. Face it, we all have a niche, and connecting to those people via an online community, certainly drives a good portion of our searches. Often times you have to step in it to realize you are in it.

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ORM and the Dark Side: Astroturfing, Flogging and the Viral Marketing Campaign that never was Reply Irene Koehler says: September 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm You’re absolutely right.

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Five Social Media Predictions for 2010

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Many enterprises are launching blogs on TypePad or WordPress and building social networks and communities on third-party software or developing it from the ground up using Ruby-on-Rails. The EU Unfair Business Practices Directive technically banned astroturfing (the practice of company or paid third-party representatives posing as consumers and leaving positive comments on a blog or forum) some time ago. Here are my five social media predictions for 2010.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

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The Glossary – Add to Your Vocabulary and Your Business Practices Astroturfing - These are blogs deliberately intended to create content that appears to come from a “grass roots&# organization but is actually being produced by a PAC, a PR firm, or some other groups wanting to influence a conversation without admitting their true goals or funding sources. See “Astroturfing&# above for more.