Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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What drives participation in a social network?

Direct Marketing Observations

If you’re a social media consultant like Jay Baer , or a larger organization like Accenture for instance, one of the constant constants in social media is the amount of education required to get people all on the same page, before anything can really be accomplished.

Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

While I haven’t given in to the craze yet, it’s impossible to ignore its meteoric rise in the world of social media, not just within our industry but in mainstream adoption. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you develop a strategy for social networks, both new and old.

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.

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

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?

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

If your or your organization is actively engaging in the social media space, you need to analyze your current budget allocation and either confirm or increase that commitment to social media in your budget planning activities. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. Companies need to have procedures for terminating employees who manage company social media accounts. . Private Social Networking Platform.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

One of my clients, a very large sports drink company, has indirectly nudged me into taking a look at the state of what I drink, and ea, on a daily basis. The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of 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.

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

Janet Fouts

Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing, Cisco Systems. The size of your network should not be a primary focus.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with. It seems that just as you have a grasp on your social media strategy, something comes along that shakes it to its core. Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM).

The Future of Mobile Social Networking

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Zack Hanebrink , an online marketing professional guest posting on behalf of Zerista, provider of services to help you build your own mobile community app for your community. It is safe to say that social networking has gone mainstream and is here to stay.

The Misnomer of Social Networking

Ari Herzog

It is a fallacy to suggest social networking is about networking, opines Jeff Hurt. Identity comes first, relationship building second, and networking with the community third. Social networking sites are social identity sites.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social.

Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights. Pair With Network Reports for Deeper Analysis.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

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-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

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-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

I first got into “social media” somewhere around eight years ago – first for my own interest and then – soon after – as part of my job. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies.

Australia Job: Social Networking Guru

Laurel Papworth

Online Marketing & Social Networking Guru. Build our Social Networks. Contribute to the success of this growing company and work within a friendly and customer focused team. High-level experience with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking media. Develop and implement creative, Online Marketing strategies including all channels of Social Networking, email, promotional ideas, advertising & blogs.

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics Instagram monthly active users photo sharing

6 Tips for Building a Successful LinkedIn Company Page

Oktopost

Let future philosophers decide whether LinkedIn is a social network for professionals or a professional network with a social overlay. LinkedIn company pages are now used to define and drive branding. The Future of LinkedIn Company Pages.

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Can social networks help with medical research? The world’s first genetics-based social network – as 23andMe labels itself – is looking to show they can. The company recruited people using social media, and at Parkinson’s research conferences.

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.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Putting on an act is not a way to get me to follow you on any social network. Misery loves company. This is true in real life as well as in social media.

Etsy.com: Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. How to craft a billion dollar business.

The other side of Social Networking

The Marketing Blog

47 am The other side of Social Networking Jump to Comments Social networking is making a deep(er) penetration in our lives,(our? Consultants are enjoying the social-media revolution. However, a couple of bitter events, connected with Facebook and Orkut, the biggest community sites question the growth of social n/w. Young Indian teenager has lost his life and social n/w site Orkut played a big role in his death.

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.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

She stays on message – online communities are good, broadcasting spammy advertising is bad. We’ve used them since day dot (well, since I’ve been in online communities, anyway, around the end of the 1980′s).

Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. First of all, the use of social media and blogging has gone through a great increase.

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Along the same lines, periodically, it's a good idea to take stock of your social profiles and do a little Spring Cleaning of your own. Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Social learning is a growing trend.

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Friendgiftr Lets You Send Gift Cards on Any Social Network or Social Media Website

Bill Hartzer

You can now use the same social network or social media website that you are on all day long to buy and send gift cards online securely. E-commerce startup Friendgiftr is the first to launch a special new service that lets you send gift cards through your favorite social network.

Want to Learn How to Rock the Top 3 Social Networks?

Kikolani

It’s entitled 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ – the three social networks I feel are the most important. MyBlogGuest Blogging Community. Louisiana Internet Marketing Company.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

I would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community?

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

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. Don’t Buy Now! Prosper.org.au

Social media manager vs. community manager: What’s the difference?

Sprout Social

Does the person who post as your brand on Facebook also work to develop the community that the company is part of? Running a brand’s social media accounts is a lot of work. As the social media industry has evolved, each role in the marketing team has developed along with it.