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Five interesting questions on Quora

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If you haven't used it, it's basically a Q&A site where people post questions and others answer, comment and rank the responses. I've really been enjoying Quora. It has elements of Wikipedia (community editing) and enough rules, etiquette and oversight to be really pleasant most of the time. I've learned

Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted

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Please don’t post pro-Trump comments on my page. I was trying to let people know ahead of time I would delete their pro-Trump comments. Here’s what someone posted as a comment: “I’m always a bit surprised that anyone on social thinks they “own their feed” Not true on Facebook. We see static tweets in a timeline and if we dislike them we can reply, retweet with a comment, block the person, unfollow them, or simply look away.

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Dealing With Trolls and Irrelevant Blog Comments

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One of the most powerful elements of a blog is the ability for people to leave, read and respond to comments. Often, the discussion taking place in the comments is more interesting and certainly more dynamic than the original post. I was recently faced with a comment that combined some interesting

Please Comment on WOMMA’s Ethics Code

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The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA ) is seeking public comments on its Ethics Code until January 5. Please take a moment to review these disclosure guidelines at the Living Ethics blog and provide your comments. The comments section will remain open until January 5, 2010, and final guidelines will be issued shortly thereafter.&#. If you are involved with any business use of social media (which includes blogging), you should review the code and make suggestions.

Bogus “news” stories feed on confusion and rage

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Why do they continue to comment and share these stories, even after they know them to be bogus? Why do people share their shock and outrage over amazing and incredible "news" stories from questionable sources? The story of the 60-year-old woman who supposedly shot and killed two teenagers who punched her

How Transparent is Too Transparent?

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Comments about the company’s finances are regulated by FASB and the SEC. Domino’s Pizza’s new Pizza Turnaround campaign set off a wave of discussions in the social media world.

Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media

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If you use Gowalla, please share your experience with a comment below.) Location-based services — applications that “know” where you are and can use that information to connect you with people, places and things — are one of the hot new classes of social media applications.

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FTC to Penalize Questionable Blogging Practices

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The pending changes to the guidelines have been made available for public comment for some time, and were discussed in detail by J. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finally stepped up and issued new regulations affecting commercial use of social media.

Five Easy Steps to Social Media Karma

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Here are just five suggestions for how to do that: Leave a comment on a friend's blog. Commenter identity systems have It's a tough world out there, and you, as a regular user of social media and social networks, have the chance, every day, to make a difference in someone's life.

Sherrod & Breitbart: My Error and Apology

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I was in a cafe having breakfast with my children when I discovered this, so I was not able to revise the post, but I did immediately post a comment I learned this morning that in a previous post I had incorrectly identified Andrew Breitbart as a "Fox News blogger."

How Social Is Your Company, Really?

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Is your Twitter account staffed by one or more real people who respond in real time to questions and comments? For true engagement, your blog needs to have comments enabled, and moderated (reviewed by an editor prior to posting). Do your bloggers, or appropriate company spokespeople, respond to comments and post these on the blog? So you have a blog, maybe two, a couple of Twitter feeds, a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. Your company is truly social, isn’t it?

Five Things to Do About Facebook Privacy Other Than Closing Your Account

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If you know of other important agencies in the area of online consumer rights, please add them as a comment below. Sure you’re ticked off about Facebook’s abuses of consumer privacy, but does closing your account accomplish anything? It’s like getting a tattoo in a secret place. You have the satisfaction of the accomplishment and the knowledge you were in control, but does it have a lasting effect on the rest of the world?

The Next Big Thing in Social Networks

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As you make purchases and pay bills, friends can see your score go up and down, and they can comment on various items on your account, offering information that credit agencies might use to adjust your score. How much information are you willing to make public in order to improve your social networking experience?

What Do They Mean by Social Any Way?

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From the perspective of people using the site, sociality (see how many forms of the word you can create) can probably be defined as: The ease and variety of ways in which a visitor to a site or user of a service can create, comment on, add to, and share content, and create relationships with others doing the same. Another example of misplaced sociality is the comment capability that so many online newspapers have added to their sites. Note that commenting, sharing, etc.

Debunking Five Social Media Myths

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That video has nearly 7000 views, many positive comments, and at one time was the most viewed YouTube video of Webkinz spinning on a ceiling fan. 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.

Six Social Media Predictions for 2010

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Based on the comments the piece received, I’ve updated it and Talent Zoo published it this morning. About a month ago, I wrote about my five social media predictions for 2010. Social media and careers are covered by prediction #6: “In 2009 we saw a couple of interesting surveys by respected organizations indicating that recruiters are increasingly using or planning to use social media to find and investigate talent. They search social network profiles on Facebook, Twitter, etc.;

Five Social Media Predictions for 2010

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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. I invite you to share your reactions to these, and add your own, in a comment below. Here are my five social media predictions for 2010. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream.

Facebook Dislike Button is a Bad Idea

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If I feel strongly about an item, either positively or negatively, I can leave a comment. Update: Based on the very helpful initial comments below, maybe I’ve missed the meaning of the Dislike Button. Facebook users have launched a handful of petition drives asking the social network to allow users to click a thumbs-down icon to give a news feed item, advertisement, etc. a “Dislike,&# just as they can currently give it a thumbs-up, or “Like.&#

Microworkers Paid Less Than a Penny for Writing

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Amazon MT is a service that allows businesses to contract with Amazon to have people perform very brief, discreet operations like manually forwarding an e-mail based on subject matter or moderating blog comments. In addition to facilitating this process, ShortTask often has questionable tasks like paying for positive product reviews and blog comments, Diggs, Twitter followers , etc.

Twitter Rules vs. Community Values

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I got a great response, and one person commented they liked Twitter “because there weren’t rules.&# I recently posted my Brief List of 53 Twitter Rules , guidelines for how I choose to use Twitter. There are all kinds of rules, formal and informal, from a multitude of sources, that we follow every day, often without thinking about them. Some of these are legislated, and some of them simply come from community values.

A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter

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Please share your experiences launching your blog, or ask a question, by leaving a comment below. If you’re relying on Twitter as your social media hub, you’re limiting your potential for impact and influence. Twitter is excellent for distribution , but if you’re going to communicate original ideas, you’ll need a blog (or something similar). The most influential people on Twitter are either already celebrities, create their own content, or both.

My Brief List of 54 Twitter Rules (Did I Miss Any?)

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Add your top Twitter rules in a comment before Nov. I have a lot of rules I’ve imposed on myself, in everything I do. I won’t use a postage meter, for example, because I think an envelope with a stamp is less likely to be thrown out. I also have a lot of rules for how I use Twitter, so I thought I would share them. I was very deliberate when I wrote “rules for how I use Twitter.” These are the rules I’ve established for myself. I wouldn’t presume to tell you how to use Twitter.

Recurring Tweets Outlawed By Twitter Rules

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Update: Bill Barnett pointed out in a comment Oct. 22 that the 8th bullet point below does indeed refer to recurring tweets. Thank you, Bill. There have been many reports that Twitter has “announced&# that recurring tweets would become a Terms of Service Violation. Several blogs, including the SocialOomph blog , have posted the following text: Recurring Tweets are a violation no matter how they are done, including whether or not someone pays you to have a special privilege.

Tips for Using Facebook Fan Pages

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Staff your Facebook page with one or more company representatives who can keep it up-to-date, and can respond to comments and questions left on the page. Several clients have told me recently they don’t think their Facebook pages have as many fans as their brand seems to warrant. They’ve asked me what they were doing “wrong” and how to improve their pages.

Santa Cruz Sentinel on FriendFeed - Newspaper of the Future?

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Readers can just as easily comment on an item, share it, or give it a StumbleUpon-style “Like” aka, a thumbs-up. On FriendFeed, more than anywhere else it seems, real discussions happen via the comments function. Many newspapers have added commenting to their online versions, but in general this hasn’t generated discussion.

What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?

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If you have any favorites, please add them below with a comment. Tweets are short at 140 characters, but a Twitter avatar must visually represent a user in just 2304 pixels. Choosing the right avatar can affect the way people see you online. Here are some of the most popular avatar types and what they say about the user: Standard head shot : Head and shoulders, framed squarely, professional in appearance, though perhaps a little formal.

Switching to Impulse: Social Media Gets Faster

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Erick Schmidt commented (in two separate tweets): “Video has become inherently social. Social media just got faster. Immediacy is one of the Six Valuable Attributes of Social Media. We’ve recently had an obsession with brevity in the form of Twitter, and shortened URLs for example. The ability to communicate about something as it happens, as opposed to hours or even days later, is a big part of the appeal of social media.

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all.

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. Here are 6 more tips on how to manage negative comments: Listen to what is being said. Don’t let negative comments linger. Guest post by Yvette Pistorio.

YouTube Comments

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How many sensible and well-reasoned comment threads have you seen on YouTube? I wonder how many individuals, brands or companies are spending efforts on keeping up with YouTube comments, and if they do, how worthwhile those conversations are?

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. Don’t comment just to comment.

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. Don’t comment just to comment.

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

Ari Herzog

A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam.

Why Blog Comments Are About Branding

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Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you leave a blog comment on a blog post within your niche, you are essentially signing that comment with your stamp of authority.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

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Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. Don’t ever leave comments that can be read as justifications of your actions; savvy social media users see right through non-apologies.

Comment by Facebook or WordPress

Ari Herzog

When presented the choice between two different commenting systems, which do you choose? The Facebook commenting system (alternatively by Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail login) appears first. The WordPress commenting system appears below that. Please continue reading Comment by Facebook or WordPress and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. Will one beat the other?

An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? Finally, you have to admire the “it’s them not me” approach of this one: I have to say Akismet does a good job of catching spam comments like these.

Amazon on Negative Comments: Disregard 5%

Geoff Livingston

In its Holiday Marketing Best Practices Guide , Amazon coaches online merchants to disregard negative comments until they reach a ratio of 5% of all comments: “Most sellers will eventually receive some negative feedback. Image by Spi-V.

You Must Comment When You Are On Social Media

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