HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. socialmedia longtailseo communities

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


This is a must-attend for anyone in the IT community, and will have plenty of workshops on top of the keynotes and lectures so you can get your hands dirty and really delve into the industry improvements involved. Badge prices vary on level chosen.

Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour


Get this badge. Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. 11/22/10 – Skyline Trade Show Tips – we’ll be talking about the open community around your tradeshows. Here’s where we traveled last week.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Your strategies must employ content creation, community management, local/maps optimization, among others. “travel,” or “jewelry”). Here are 99 ways, from giveaways to community building to media connections to offering discounts and so much more.

Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress


If you feel overwhelmed by people battling for mayorships or checking in to earn badges, not to worry – we will walk you through the basics of using geolocation on your website or blog and how to prepare your business for the new service!

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Do your customers have a need for community, convenience, or collaboration?

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The community choose the ‘news’, and that just what the community want to see. This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. A prediction about the future of blogging; a platform actively used by over 181 million people (Nielsen data for October 2011).

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


Debbie is a life long learner, interested in health, social media, marketing, technlogy, travel, and faith. Her blog, Kommein , covers blogging, business, community management, social media, and more.

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime


Let the identity serve as a badge of honour. If you are writing about weight loss with a focus on Italian food, then Italian travel, particularly active-travel, is something that should be on your radar. This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez.

How To Get Celebrities To Tweet You


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Shannon Albert @shannonalbert Love alternative comedy, indie films, top 40 music, the Internet, blogging, travel, my 2 kids and husband.

7 Tips for Effective Marketing with Twitter


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Robert Gourley @thisismojave Im the creative director at Mojave , a participation marketing agency that uses social media to build community around brands. Another great option is the ability to add buttons, badges and widgets to sections of your other sites (articles, pages, etc.)

Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

Almost Savvy

Keeping up-to-date on which parties are where and when, which are invitation-only, open to anyone with a SXSW badge or open to anyone period, is an exercise unto itself. This applies to conferences, travel, everyday running around town.

I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Atom : Web feeds are used by the blogging community to share recent entries’ headlines, full text, and even attached multimedia files. It enables next-gen community management and social Web integrations to any site on any platform.

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen 3 types of blog: closed, conduit and participant in the conversation

Buzz Marketing for Technology

online community. iGuide on user generated travel sites. Your final community category is quite interesting, but one I unfortunately haven not seen much in practice (yet). As for Your final community category is quite interesting, but one I unfortunately haven not seen much in practice (yet), id take a look at the poetry blogs, starting with mine. Robin was also previously an Executive Producer at Granada (ITV) and Communities Evangelist at Talkcast (mobile).

One Random Thing About Me

Almost Savvy

To kick things off, I’ll share that I once spent 18 months traveling on my own through Europe and the Middle East. I’d only planned to travel for about 3 weeks. Reply Inga Ros says: February 11, 2009 at 4:33 pm I have lived in 4 different countries (Iceland, Denmark, Germany and Kuwait), speak 4 languages fluently and a little bit in a couple more, have travelled to over 20 countries and truly consider myself a citizen of the world.

Social Media Predictions for 2010

Social Media Marketing

The former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once famously said "All politics is local," meaning that ultimately, people care most about what's going on in communities around them. I'm sure you've seen your fair share of social media predictions for 2010 by now.

Diva Marketing Talks Boomers Step Into Social Media With Des Walsh, Barbara Rozgonyi & Carlos Hernandez

Diva Marketing Blog

He is also a Partner with the Colorado, based company ITBrix, which produces the social media, community building and collaboration platform WordFrame. deswalsh He is based on Australia's Gold Coast and his motto is “have netbook, will travel”. It is okay to go slow and learn about the various social media communities. Diva Marketing Talks is a live, internet radio (BlogTalkRadio) show. 30-minutes. 2-guests. 1-topic about social media marketing.

How I Achieved Blogging Success In 30 Days

Nevertheless, I did some research and learned of a wonderful community. BloggerLuv For those unfamiliar with BloggerLuv , it is a supportive community made up of bloggers. I am astonished with the amount of support that you have obtain your the blogging community.

Curated computing is no substitute for the personal and handmade

The things I made with my own hands and the things that represent my relationships with my community and loved ones are critical to my identity, and I wont trade them for anything. Logged in as click here to log out You have characters left Please read our community standards.