Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. Yet how much do we really know about the people behind the avatars? And that made me think some more: what is the hidden remarkability in the lives of those we encounter every day – or, at least, every few days – in social media?

The Unfriendliness of Kid-Friendly Social Networks

Socialized

Everyone’s talking about the launch of Togetherville , a social network designed to bring parents and their kids together with the goal of learning responsible social networking. In other words, they are not using a social network.

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Introducing Ello, the New Ad-Free Social Network

Bill Hartzer

Ello is a new social network that has literally exploded onto the social networking scene. Ello is just like a lot of other social networks. — An avatar. The post Introducing Ello, the New Ad-Free Social Network appeared first on Bill Hartzer.

Chances Are You’ve Met Less Than 5% of the People in Your Social Network

Direct Marketing Observations

The difference between a friend, an acquaintance and the friends and acquaintances we have met online is blurring…Social media would seem to dictate or would assume that I’m supposed to develop or have developed these deep online, networked, connections, i.e. That I have met them.

How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog

ProBlogger

For several years, I’ve been using Reader Avatars (also called Reader Profiles or Personas) on my blogs – and I’ve found them very effective and helpful. To create your first reader avatar, you’ll need to spend some time thinking and writing about a type of reader that you’re either attempting to reach or who is already reading your blog. We’ve created a template you can use to help you do this, and I’ll be sharing some examples of my own reader avatars throughout this post.)

Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It's easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way.

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5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way.

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Could Buyer Personas be Your Secret Weapon for More Leads and Sales with Social Media?

Pam Moore

Executing your social media strategy is similar in that it's easy to skip to the easy parts…the posting on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Webinar Title: Buyer Personas 101: How to Get More Leads and Sales with Social Media.

6 Ways Emerging Technologies Are Set to Change the Use of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Maria writes for a variety of blogs and today she shares her thoughts on how a variety of emerging technologies could potentially impact our use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Thanks to Maria for sharing her thoughts, I’ll be curious to see how these technologies adapt our use of social media, especially when it comes to augmented and virtual reality! Let us look at the few technologies which will shape social media usage in 2018 and beyond.

Could Buyer Personas be Your Secret Weapon for More Leads and Sales with Social Media?

Pam Moore

Executing your social media strategy is similar in that it's easy to skip to the easy parts…the posting on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Webinar Title: Buyer Personas 101: How to Get More Leads and Sales with Social Media.

13 Social Networks That Are a Big Deal in Non-English Speaking Regions

Hootsuite

When it comes to social media, thinking globally means thinking beyond the English language. Finding your target market is important to creating a solid social media strategy. In that spirit, here are some of the most popular social channels for non-English speakers.

Five Social Channels You May Not Know About

Ignite Social Media

How many social channels do you know about? If you’re in the United States that might be the extent of your social channel knowledge but what about other countries? Russia’s social media and social networking service that allows for similar interactions to Facebook.

When Does Social Media Really Work?

Direct Marketing Observations

The beauty of social media isn’t in the online connections. No the beauty of social media is in it’s potential. The article was good but it was really similar to a thousand other articles that I have read over the years about how brands need to do this or that in social in order to be successful. As I neared the end of the piece, I read the following: The great social wave is an opportunity that no business can afford to ignore or look at myopically.

Instagram vs Facebook: which is best for your brand’s strategy?

Sprout Social

When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook is the big guy on campus. billion users , making it the top social media platform for the total number of active users. In the world of social networking sites, Instagram is still relatively new in age.

Indiscriminate Interconnectivity

Direct Marketing Observations

In today’s “Uber” connected social world, what makes things work or why they work, is that we’re all now indiscriminately interconnected to each other. At the end of the day, all we are, are just real people with real names with real avatars or… real people with strangely made up names with odd avatars swimming around fish bowls of ambient connectivity. networks digital connections Social Networks

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #402

Twist Image

Spoiler alert: Avatar is huge." It's doubtful that a young college dropout who built a social network so that he (and some friends) could meet a mate (or two), would wind up being such a powerful force in the world today. avatar. social network. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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The Real World

Twist Image

Is your online avatar simply that: a representation of who you would like to be instead of who you really are? " People will look at me sideways when I say that online social networks are the real world. online social network. avatar blog collaboration facebook inreallife irl onlinesocialnetwork popeye realworld relationship twitter virtualworldTags: avatar. If there's one acronym I hate, it's this one: IRL. IRL stands for: In Real Life.

The Other Side Of Privacy

Twist Image

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you join an online social network or sign-up to an online service, its incumbent on you to review and understand the terms and conditions. The truth is this: until we have full data portability and until our avatars are our own, legal, possession, we have to assume that nothing we do as our digital selves is private or that the data won't be used in some way. avatar. online social network.

Social Media Should Drop Dead

Twist Image

You can't kill a good online social network. The music industry cheered a very small (and mostly unheard) victory a few weeks ago when a court ruling ordered a complete shutdown of the peer-to-peer file-sharing network called Limewire. This makes it increasingly as easy to grab a HD bluray version of Avatar as is it to grab a copy of Lady Gaga 's latest single. avatar. connected network. online social network. social media.

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth

Ahoy Me Hearties: One of the tasks our online community managers undertake with clients (PR or Marketing agencies, or companies) is to build out a Social Media Conversation Diary – a list of tasks and engagement activities to keep online community members entertained and loyal.

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Economies of Social Scorecards. Trust and Social Scorecards.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia. Different types of Social Networks (3).

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system.

How To Be Seen Everywhere

Absolute PA

I’ve been talking (and reading) a lot lately about the importance of including a profile photo (officially known as an avatar) on your social media profiles. It’s not just your social media profiles that you want to apply this to. G lobally R ecognised Avatar – geddit?

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

HotelsMag has come up with 10 Internet Marketing Resolutions for 2010 including social media ones. Engage your customers directly via social media and mobile initiatives, and Web 2.0 Over 44% of Internet users are active in social media.

Influencers- Friend or Stranger?

Laurel Papworth

When it comes to social media and the influencer who wins – those you know but aren’t experts or those you don’t know who are? They need the most active friends as possible, so expect people who currently are, or want to be, power users to be more social from day one.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites?

Twitter Lists I Am On

Laurel Papworth

lizhover/ social-web-superstars. alj000/ cartoonish (me… or my avatar?). I’ve skipped the repeats: social media or people I have met. Tags: Australia Online Communities Taxonomy Twitter social media social networks

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5 Reasons You Need a Personal Branding Strategy and Plan

Pam Moore

One of the most overlooked aspects of social business and social media is the power of the personal brand. When was the last time that branded Twitter avatar called you back? Want the blueprint for social marketing success right now?

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Academy Awards: Oscars Social Media

Laurel Papworth

When I speak and write on the COI of Social Media – the Cost of Inaction – one cost is cultural relevancy. The television network : ABC makes millions by selling advertising during the show for $10 thousand per second. from Media Awareness Network, California ).

Why 4.5 Million TV Lovers Voluntarily Became Zombies

Convince & Convert

Kenny Miller , CEO of KMco , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss his smash hit app Dead Yourself , the success of content engagement with a platform that customizes photographs, and how to empower consumers with creativity while giving them a safety net so they can’t fail.

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Hitler Downfall: Constantine Film vs The World

Laurel Papworth

Hitler Downfall: Constantine Film vs The World is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Assassins Creed 2 and 3D Avatar game Tsuke (8).

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18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. They include tips on how to get set up with , and use smartly, a social network I still love. Use a real photo of yourself for your avatar. (I

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Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Live Video Anymore? The Current State of Live

Buffer Social

Live video remains a core feature of the top social networks , but have you noticed that the live video buzz may have cooled? How should you be thinking about live video and your social media strategy in 2019? Video stats from the 2019 State of Social Media report.

5 Must-Do Twitter Style Tips

Harp Interactive

Have a unique avatar, preferably one that is a photo of you. A default avatar on Twitter screams … “Don’t follow me!&#. Bonus tip: Use the same avatar to represent you or your business/brand across the social universe.

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Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Start tracking some keywords that interest you like “Starbucks&# or “Earthquake&# and when ever someone puts that in their update across the entire Twitter network, you will get a message. It’s nicely designed, and it displays your Twitter avatar next to the tweets.

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17 most engaging Ganesh Chaturthi social media posts

Unmetric

To help spark some ideas for your Ganesh Chaturthi posts on social media, we’ve picked out the top 17 most engaging pieces of content from 2018. We found that brands posted content featuring images of Ganesh avatars, contests, greeting-based videos, and product-related posts. Posting content wasn’t just limited to one social network, Ganesh Chaturthi content was published by brands across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

10 Social Media & Digital Marketing Inspiration Metrics You Can’t Ignore in 2019

Pam Moore

It's easy to get side tracked by all the geekdom in social. Social Media is About Humans Connecting to and Growing With Other Humans. Underneath all of the bits, bytes, and likes we can't forget why we like social media in the first place. Social networks connect human beings.

How Human is Your Brand? Here are 13 Characteristics of Human Brands

Pam Moore

It’s everything from your privacy policy, social media policy to the amount of spam email you send. You may find them listening more than talking when it comes to social media. They often let you see the people behind the avatars as they know they are their own best ambassador.

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How to Lose Followers and Alienate People

ProBlogger

Managing an unsuccessful social media profile is a time-consuming task that requires your undivided attention and dedication. Use an animated avatar. So there you have it, the ultimate way to make your social media marketing a horrifying failure. Social Media humor social networkingThis guest post is by Lianne Froggatt of Yes Gifts, UK.

This is All You Need to Write the BEST Social Media Bio

Rebekah Radice

When was the last time you updated your social media bio? That’s why I’ve put together a 4-step process to help you create a bio for every social network. This is All You Need to Write the BEST Social Media Bio. No phony avatars or grainy pics.

5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you don’t know what Rapportive is, I’ll tell you here: Rapportive was (past tense) an excellent plugin that worked with Gmail and Chrome or Firefox to learn all social media associations with an email address. It was an internal social CRM of sorts. Social updates.

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An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Despite the growing popularity, social media for business is still put on the back burner for a lot of organizations. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Social Media for Business by the Numbers. 89% of 18-29 year-olds are active on social media.

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