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Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle. How relevant is social media life cycle for a business?

Becoming More Accessible on Social Networks

Kikolani

Everyone uses social media in their own way. The following is for those who want to be found on social networks, or for the networks on which they want to be found. Social Media Dataflow. Why You Want to Be Found on Social Networks.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Your feed is overflowing with tricks, hacks and best practices to “drive engagement”. What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? ————. Purpose.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Your feed is overflowing with tricks, hacks and best practices to “drive engagement”. What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants?

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. In a blog post the company explained: The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.

Life After the News Feed: Why Facebook is Shifting to Stories (And Why Your Business Should Too)

Buffer Social

The News Feed is one of Facebook’s marque innovations. For nearly a decade, the News Feed was the jewel in Facebook’s crown. It even admitted the News Feed can have a negative impact on mental health. Like it or not, Stories will replace the News Feed.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

How Companies Like Bored Panda, REI, and Vox Are Growing Their Organic Reach on Social Media

Buffer Social

Is it the end of organic reach on social media? Yes, the (average) organic reach on social media has been falling over the years. Because we’ve seen businesses, including ourselves, growing their organic reach on social media in the last few years.

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management.

Are You A Business Or A Media Company?

Small Business Mavericks

A media company. We’ve talked about social media so much that I think you know how I feel about that. But what does it mean to be a media company? These include forums, blogs, community websites where industry news can be published, wikis, etc.

3 Ways To Great Social Content

Mindjumpers

The average reach of pages’ content in users News Feed is 8 %. People’s News Feeds are more cluttered with noise than ever before – leaving brands in a competition for attention. That has always been the purpose of advertisement and the same goes for your social content.

Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down | Subcribe via RSS Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down September 14th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share Because so many of my family, friends, friends of friends, etc. Vanns already has a community site up and running. Social Media.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. For smaller companies, Meshfire, Sendible, and Hootsuite lead the pack.

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Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community.

4 Reasons to Use Social Enterprise Networks for Business

Mindjumpers

Most people wrongly assume social enterprise networks are simply Facebook for business. Such platforms as Yammer, Chatter and Jive certainly look and feel similar to Facebook – with a news feed, groups, friends and status updates. Future of Social Media?

How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations

Mindjumpers

The crucial part of being commercially successful on social networks, however, isn’t just to have a profile or account. However, with the maturity of social media and the use thereof, what consumers want has changed over the years. Nurturing a community.

Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Czerwonka , an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch , a software company founded in 2013 that provides time tracking solutions for startups, companies with employees, as well as anyone with a remote team to manage.

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth

Do online communities overreact? My view is that there are deeper issues here -Qantas brand voice on social media is not their traditional marketing voice. Staff should be backed on social media and the Community is NOT always right! SOCIAL PROBLEMS HIGHLIGHTED.

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network.

7 Surprising Differences Between Male and Female Millennials: Webinar Recap

Ignite Social Media

If you missed our webinar last week on the 7 surprising differences between millennial men and women and their social media usage, we’re here to give you a debrief. Read on to determine if your social media marketing strategy should shift to reach these two varying audiences.

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8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Social Mention. Social media can be a great research tool.

What the New Google+ Mobile App Additions Mean to Small Business Owners

Navolutions

With today’s relaunch of the Google+ mobile apps for iPhone and Android, it’s gotten even easier to let customers and clients keep tabs on your day to day, and give them a glimpse of the faces that make your company work. Mobile Community Controls.

Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson , VP of Business Development at Klout , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the “Warren Buffett problem” his company faces, those fancy analytics at work behind the Klout algorithms, and expanding to offer brands a whole new product.

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Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. How Threadless Engages its Community on Instagram.

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

The best social media campaigns in communities and social networks often arise out of Rituals (Christmas, Football Grand Finals) or Rites of Passage (Weddings, Births). e.g. my barista knows how I like my coffee and feeds me a cookie even when he knows I’m on a diet.

Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager.

Improving Family Life, One Blog Post at a Time

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. “Content marketing without social is, frankly, stupid because that’s just broadcasting.” How did you get involved with social media?

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. ” on the front page of Facebook, the company is communicating to end-users that they intend to keep Facebook a free resource for general users.

What the New Google+ Mobile App Additions Mean to Small Business Owners

Navolutions

With today’s relaunch of the Google+ mobile apps for iPhone and Android, it’s gotten even easier to let customers and clients keep tabs on your day to day, and give them a glimpse of the faces that make your company work. Mobile Community Controls.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

If you absolutely don’t want a persons’ face, then at least upload a nice, high-res image of your company or brand logo. Click the Follow button and their status updates will start appearing in your home feed. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

Finish This Sentence: Social Media is…

Laurel Papworth

There are a few pitfalls in social media and definitely one of them is to try and force conversations around “finish my sentence… ” games. Here’s some tips and warnings for beginner online community managers. . When you don’t know your community well.

This Week in Social Media – 4/10/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). The RSS feed is: [link].

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Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late… posted in Uncategorized |. I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was.

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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.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted

Socialized

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. You can help curate a feed through your preferences and who you “friend” – but you don’t own any feeds. The platform owns the feeds. But if you seriously think you “own” your feed, well. It’s an extended family and a kind of community.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Experts tell us the number one networking tip is to help others and they’ll return the favor — large or small. Tony blogs at Social CTO.