The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. The blogosphere in many ways reflect public opinion and influential bloggers are part of forming the public debate. 5 facts about the blogosphere. - Social Media Content for Business.

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

ProBlogger

Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. Since no one knows what will (or could) harm the social networking behemoth, Ryan Singel’s list comprises his own ideas about the challenges Facebook faces. But it also contains a unique perspective on the movie that I found compelling enough to share on my social networking pages. Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated.

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Online Community Activism with GetUp and Prosper

Laurel Papworth

has initiated a social media campaign to encourage house buyers to abstain from bidding at auctions due to bloated house prices in Australia. It’s up on GetUp the activism social network. This activating of social networks is interesting – there is some poorly thought out attacks e.g. Buyer’s Strike Irresponsible. Regulatory affairs will become redundant, unless they learn how to work with online communities. Don’t Buy Now!

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s by Tamar Weinberg on February 23, 2010 Share A few weeks ago, I posted about the seven characteristics of highly effective online video. There are so many blogs out there that regurgitate news, causing clutter in the blogosphere. Social media?

Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant

Convince & Convert

Bryan Srabian , Director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dedicating a physical space to social, basing an editorial calendar on the baseball game schedule, and how to handle rivalries in the Twittersphere. This week: From ExactTarget , a free ebook called The Mathematics of Social Marketing. His job is to take the content created throughout the organization and push it out to various social channels.

Services & Tools for Bloggers

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Social Technographics Ladder Xtees.com – A Unique t-shirt selling hub June 12, 2008.3:18 18 am Services & Tools for Bloggers Jump to Comments Ever since the philosophy of blogging has become popular a lot has happened in the blogosphere planet. But yeah the bottom line is that the blogging community is in a win-win situation. I write about Social Media and how it is being used as a conversational channel by individuals and organizations.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog. In doing this readers see where they fit in to the diverse membership of your community and you remind them that they participated.

Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Kickstarter is an online community where you put up your project that you need funding, in this case to make a new dock for the iPhone. The community then decides to put money in, if the project is worth it. Diving straight for the gold is just going to get you ignored or worse, kicked out of the community. Broadcast time is instant, Social media time is slower.

Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth

Klout is the social media ranking tool – tells companies how influential a twitterer or blogger or Pinterester is in influencing others to find, filter and forward their stuff. Because the blogosphere is full of very busy, successful practitioners that are nothing like journalists, we tend to give up on going to them after a short while. But Klout gives PR people a way of telling who on social media can get messages to the most people. I just came up with a new term.

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Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth

On 13th of September, 2011 I am teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you! You can also download the Social Media PR Singapore brochure from Scribd. Workshop B: Social Media Monitoring Tools and a Social Media Press Room.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

Kikolani

Fetching Friday Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more. Social Media. 8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media Think beyond simply promoting your business – here are eight ways that businesses and public figures should be using social media.

Journoggers – Journalists that blog

Laurel Papworth

While some journalists adapt to the new writing style well, understanding the media shifts and blogging well as part of the blogosphere, other journalists that blog – let’s call them journoggers – stand apart from the blogosphere, raiding it for content, and disturbing equilibrium. As the BBC tells it’s journos to start using social media as a primary source – or leave journalism – what are the repercussions in social spaces?

Google Me – quick thoughts for and against…

The Way of the Web

Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← The importance of experiencing your community How much to launch a new media brand or project? And whenever there are big rumours, the blogosphere rushes to comment. They might not have completely aced social search and the social graph yet, but they’re used to working with humungous data sets. If it can pick up people leaving Myspace and Facebook, social networks become a two horse race, with Google in the game.

Media140 Sydney: Social Media Twitter & Journalism

Laurel Papworth

I spoke at Media140 Sydney – I want to highlight some of the “arguments&# used against social media by the panels, also focus on Everybody co-creating The Human Narrative and the diminishing role of journalists who take news from one part of the community and deliver it to another part: It’s not YOUR content. In fact I podcast about social media revenue every week… Anyway, here is my 5 minute presentation: Do Journos do it better?

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. People can also be bullied online by groups of people such as class groups or collective members of an online community.

A Nation of Bloggers: Good or Bad?

Laurel Papworth

“I have refused to give interviews because I don’t see myself at the head of a movement, just part of a network,&# Graunke said on his blog on Wednesday. To do something like that the blogosphere’s influence is too small,&# Schaible said. “The blogosphere has become part of public opinion.&#. is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Using the community to shop for you (1).

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? by Tamar Weinberg on December 19, 2007 Share How do you leverage different social networks? Allow me to explain: I first embraced social networking in the late 90s when I joined SixDegrees.com.

9 LinkedIn Users Describe Themselves

Ari Herzog

Each person agreed to be represented in this blog post, and I include links to their profiles if you wish to network with them directly. Summary : Co-founder and partner at Bonsai Interactive, offering smart marketing and social media business solutions, as well as mobile applications and social education. Founder of the 12for12k Challenge, a community-driven social media charity initiative to connect globally and help locally. Social Media Education.

Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers. However brands are spending 57% of their social budgets on Facebook and only six per cent on blogs.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? How do the audiences differ across various social networks? How do social media marketing strategies in small businesses differ from those in larger enterprises?

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. How to Increase Participation in Your Twitter Chat or Any Online Community. It’s something many community sites and managers struggle with and focus on increasing. Engagement is the lifeblood of many online communities, and yet, so many struggle to reach that ‘critical mass’ of participants. 30 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips From 2011. The State of Social Marketing 2011 – 2012.

Google+ Tactics of the Blogging Pros

ProBlogger

Since we covered Pinterest recently , I thought I’d explore Google+ today, and check out the approaches some of the A-list bloggers are using on this network. A similarly focused strategy might be suitable for you if you feel that some aspect of your blog offering is particularly appropriate for the Google+ audience, and you want to see how much traction you can get from the network for that particular offering. Social Media Blog Promotion Google Plus social networking

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on April 8, 2010 Share Even though social media isn’t new to many of us, the world is waking up to this new shiny toy. But despite the vastness of opportunities that social media affords, it’s just one channel in a series of many.

How Young is Too Young?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging > How Young is Too Young? Some even boast high rankings and good sized communities. Ben’s blog, which covers entrepreneurship and social media, is wonderful despite him blogging for less than a year (he started shortly after his 16th birthday!). Gloson Teh is one of my favorite social media kids. Social media is also a great way to promote your blog posts.

Weekly Reads: Facebook, Marketing Trends and Social Media’s Effect on Stereotypes

Dave Fleet

Alongside my ongoing book reading challenge , I start off every day by reading the latest goings-on in the public relations, social media and tech blogosphere. Facebook is at the centre this week – four of the seven articles incorporate the dominant social network – from conflict over Egypt, to UFC broadcasting fights, to creating an engagement guide for your organization. TEDTalks: Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender.

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20 Killer Facts About Business Blogging

Writtent Blog

million people blog on blogging sites and 12 million people blog via social networks ( Barnraisersllc ). 23 % of Internet time is spent on blogs and social networks ( Barnraisersllc ). There are more than 80 known languages utilized in the blogosphere. ( Blog posts that were shared on Twitter and Facebook got 149% more inbound links than those not shared on social media at all.

Debunking Five Social Media Myths

Socialized

Social media, particularly its use in business communications, is still in its early days, and like anything new and different, there’s plenty of mythology surrounding it. The problem posed by certain of these myths is that they mislead those trying to adopt social media, and can lead to bad decisions, poorly implemented initiatives and unrealized expectations. The blogosphere has been buzzing recently in response to a Wall Street Journal article declaring that e-mail is dead.

BlogHerFood 11: Don't Be Afraid of the S Word "Strategy"

Diva Marketing Blog

I often say that the blogosphere, and now social networks, are comprised of many worlds. Each world has its own community norms and of course citizens. My main drag is social media marketing biz. I've been hangin' for several years, have made some great friends and even feel fairly comfortable "socializing" with people who I don't know. Last week I had a unique and wonderul opportunity to venture into a social media village that I'm on the fringes of.

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

They say we lack social skills. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. As more and more technology enters our lives, primarily social media, are we actually becoming less and less social? In some ways, social media brings us closer. And the whole blogosphere enables me to converse with like-minded people. Are We Becoming More Or Less Social? I think the meaning of “social” is shifting. Before I embraced technology, I was much less social.

Fetching Friday – The First Resources Mashup of 2010

Kikolani

How to get more exposure in the blogosphere. Why comments build community on a blog. Social Media. How do you choose who to follow or friend on social media sites ? How to implement a social media strategy. 4 areas of expertise to ensure social media success. 2010 social media wishlist for Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Twitter. Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Chicago Lightning

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. How to easily find guest posting opportunities – from what you read to searching on social media. Exploring loyalty in the blogosphere – are bloggers transient with their loyalty, or does it depend on the community? Social Media / Social Networking.

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Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment! As engagement and sharing on Twitter, Facebook and other social tools continues to increase, many bloggers are noticing a sharp decrease in comments on their blogs.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

IBM Social Computing Guidelines. Blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds and social media. These guidelines aimed to provide helpful, practical advice—and also to protect both IBM bloggers and IBM itself, as the company sought to embrace the blogosphere. Since then, many new forms of social media have emerged. The effort has broadened the scope of the existing guidelines to include all forms of social computing. developerWorks community.

How to Overcome Discouragement in Blogging

Kikolani

In fact, the blogosphere is littered by millions of abandoned blogs, forgotten by their owners because blogging as a business is not at all like what they have expected or because they got disheartened and could no longer find the heart to keep working on their blog. Try guest posting or promoting your blog through social networking and article marketing. Benefits of Blogging – Building a Community.

Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Despite the fact that Facebook has the most customizable privacy settings of all social networks (though we could argue with their effectiveness in a whole other post), people don’t like maintaining a “business&# identity on the same profile as their “personal&# (fun?)

Social Media Mercury rising up in India

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media After Hiatus, Social Media Predictions & 2009 Indian startups need more Community Managers January 5, 2009.11:43 43 pm Social Media Mercury rising up in India Jump to Comments Let me start of by wishing everybody a very ‘Happy New Year 2009′ ! If I re-collect the recent developments, it is really fascinating to see so much happening on the ‘Social Media’ front in India.

11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Internet , Marketing > 11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands 11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands by Tamar Weinberg on October 7, 2010 Share This is a guest post from James Adams. Many people stay to themselves, failing to participate in the community and to build rapport with others in the same field.

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What Is Your One Big Truth About Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and other social networks changed how we think about "social media" from those long ago days of the blogosphere. However, I wondered if the "truths" of social media also changed. . Is social media still about people-to-people conversations or is monetization the focus? Has social media become a ghost writer''s paradise or is transparency still critical? social media is about learning together.

Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid

Kikolani

Blogger outreach, when done correctly, can be a powerful way to get your name or product out into the blogosphere and in front of your target audience. Look at their latest posts, archives, comments, and social engagement. My Tips : Want to know another way to see what a blogger’s community wants? This way you can see not only what is getting retweeted, but what things a blogger’s community is asking them about. Promote the blogger on your own network.

5 Ways to Produce Content Readers Will Love

Kikolani

They often get traffic directly from search engines and social networks. In the blogosphere, this means that you sometimes have to open up your blog to other voices in order to foster discussion among the blogging community. Report on Community News. Another way to improve your authority within a blogging community is to become the person who reports breaking news within that community. 9 Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion.