Real investments in virtual worlds continue

The Way of the Web

Don’t forget back in 2004, David Storey paid $26,500 in Entropia , then Jon Jacobs invested $100,000 in a virtual space station in Entropia in November 2005, and of course Anshe Chung became a millionaire via Second Life in 2006.

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.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Expansions and upgrades Twitter’s not World of Warcraft so this is a bit harder. Click again and get a free account on World of Warcraft for a month.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it?

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

Remember, customers believe that social media sites belong to “them&# the customer and for a % of your online community your exit strategy is going to destroy their friendships and their content. For Radar : A warm look at history of the online community.

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Event: Customer Service Call Centres and Social Media

Laurel Papworth

I’ve been asked to speak in Melbourne on April 15th (evening) about the impact of social media, online communities, social networks and call centres. Many progressive companies are opening up new communication channels and using tools such as Twitter for engagement with their customer base. With 54% of companies banning social media usage we also further investigate the pathway for this trend.

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Offerpal Launches Offerpal Tasks to Earn Virtual Currency

Bill Hartzer

Offerpal Media has launched “Offerpal Tasks,&# a new way you can earn virtual currency to use in online games and social networks. You can earn virtual currency through Offerpal Tasks by completing easy online tasks through Amazon Mechanical Turk.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. To contribute: IBM—as a business, as an innovator and as a corporate citizen—makes important contributions to the world, to the future of business and technology, and to public dialogue on a broad range of societal issues.

Building Trust: A Relationship is Not a Newsletter Opt-In

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, the problem is expanding to all corners of the social media world. They understand that the boundaries of the “human world&# have not disappeared in the virtual world. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

Social Media Hybrid Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

The more I watch companies expand marketing departments to include social media positions that put a premium on tech skills versus marketing experience. In the world of Social Media Hybrid Marketing people and relationships seem take second or third place.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

LinkedIn Gathering all the email addresses of users you are connected to — even locating email addresses of LinkedIn Group managers — and utilizing this mailing list to promote your own company or service off-site. FriendFeed is a service but it’s also a community.

Multiple Personalities

Almost Savvy

First, I headed over to her company?s The information on the company website is well written and crisp; leaving no doubt that she is a highly qualified and well respected executive. Experts in personal branding tell us to decide what we want the world to know about us and then set out to reinforce a consistent and image in all that we do online. world, we can easily choose how much of ourselves we reveal and to whom.

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The end result of these classes is going to be a wide range of young professionals entering the business world with tricks up their sleeve that some of the the old pros have no idea (or only a vague idea) about. Since then, the students have formed their own vibrant community on Twitter.

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Blog #3: Global Leaders: On the Innovation Edge

SalesChoice

These deeper graph trend signals over time will create a stock market like graph like grid pulsating all the interactive signals of a company’s customer heartbeat. If companies don’t feed their CRM beast – the unfed beasts will literally be killed by other companies which will have the discipline and the actionable insights advantage. Fast forward, the AI Leaders are rapidly maturing as a community globally.

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Wired Campus: Computer Literacy Doesn't Mean Information Literacy, Report Says - Chronicle.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community Colleges. Community Colleges. libraries, copyright, and virtual reality Jeffrey R. Campus Piracy Company Watch Distance Education Gadgets Leadership Legal Troubles Libraries Offbeat Open Access Research Search Engines Security Social Networking Student Life Supercomputing Teaching TechForum2008 Video Virtual Worlds Wikis. I meant to write information literate in the internet world. Search The Site. More options |. Back issues.

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Friday Fun: For the Heart, Head & Soul

Diva Marketing Blog

Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. Too many wonderful things happening in the virtual world not to pass along from fun contests to help non profit causes to quirky ways to grow your business.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

Her latest posts include A Review of the Freelance Writer’s Guide to Finding Work When Bills Are Due , Change the Future of the World , and a Freelance Writing Guide: Ten Steps, Tons of Resources. Allison is a freelance writer and blogger for Blog World Expo.

Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?

Convince & Convert

Problematically, however, the “social media&# moniker is now also used to describe a great many things, similar only in that they are online, and involve some form of interaction between customer and company. Social PR & Influencer Outreach Using social connectivity to introduce your company or products to influencers. Brand Communities Take your best customers – the 1% that really give a damn about you – and activate them.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Critical Services Agencies Must Provide to Stay Relevant in Social Media March 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is there a future for agencies in a social media world?