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Approaching Strangers Through Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Using GPS chips embedded in your smartphone and latitude/longitude addresses, it is fairly easy for me to log into an app such as Foursquare , Loopt , or Google Latitude and (if your privacy settings allow me to) see who is proximate to my location. Media Foursquare networking

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Facebook has around 800 million members – why not spend an afternoon learning about Google Plus?

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Facebook. Foursquare. Community.

Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia

Spin Sucks

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Timehop is an app that sends you a daily recap of what you posted on all of your connected social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and now Pinterest and Flickr) on that same day during the past several years. By Laura Petrolino.

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? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

The all new Foursquare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Foursquare has been around for a few years and has always been a bit of location-based fun. The social network boasts a community of 20 million users, but never really seemed to go mainstream. But that’s set to change with yesterday’s relaunch of the ‘All new Foursquare ‘ Image via CrunchBase. Also there are new ‘like’ and comment features á la Facebook. Now Foursquare lets users explore in ways. New Foursquare Design Here.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Foursquare.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. Facebook in 2013. I continue to use Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Yelp, and other platforms.

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution

Mindjumpers

People are connecting to their social networks through their mobile phones , and last week Socialbakers announced that the majority of Facebook users (57%) access Facebook through mobile; a fact that convincingly underlines the mobile revolution.

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Facebook Is Becoming Walmart

Spin Sucks

Which is why, when Facebook announced Places , I rolled my eyes. Facebook comments plugin was introduced a few weeks ago and now Facebook Deals is here. Facebook is becoming the Walmart of social media and it’s eroding the experience. I love Facebook.

How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

The infographic clearly shows that consumers rely on peer recommendations: Links to user-generated content on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest) make up a quarter of the search results for the top 20 brands in the world.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.

Gamification: Why Play?

Mindjumpers

The post contained an infographic that predicted the most popular online activity and trend of the future to be location-based services such as Foursquare and Facebook Places. Last week, I wrote a blog post about Facebook’s new app center. Take Foursquare as an example.

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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? Facebook reaches 1.1

Facebook by the Numbers [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet The online social media news site, Mashable , has put together a very nice infographic giving an overview of the current state of the social platform Facebook. Foursquare Has Hit The 10 Mill Mark [infographic].

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

While I trawled manually through around 10,000 Facebook fanpages to finish off the list (still not finished) of Australia’s Top Facebook Pages , I kept coming across this sort of complaint – “I’m trying to get a message to you guys – they’ve shut us down!&#

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

SocialFish

Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

With social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook giving consumers the power to directly impact a brand’s performance, businesses are hiring a new member of the marketing team to not only monitor these channels, but also interact with consumers. Do You Need A Community Manager?

Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day

Laurel Papworth

Looking for a very indepth Facebook class? Not just building “likes” and “shares” but also competitions, coupons, adding shopping baskets and tickets, analysing FBO (Facebook Optimisation and so on? Are you customers on Facebook?

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. And don’t be surprised if Facebook comes up with some kind of Facebook Credits/Work Game scorecard integration. Foursquare give you points for first login of the day, for becoming a Mayor etc.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Tamara Mendelsohn of Eventbrite details five guiding principles for promoting events, including choose the right platform, publish your event to Facebook, and “define success metrics and don’t underestimate the effort required.&#.

How to Optimize Your Brand’s Twitter Presence [infographic]

Mindjumpers

And like Facebook users, 50% of the Twitter users access the network via mobile. Following someone on Twitter or liking a brand on Facebook does not mean that you’re a potential customer of a brand’s product. Ad Opportunities on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr.

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Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

The following is an excerpt from Welcome to the Fifth Estate , Chapter 7: Sustaining Your Community Over Time. Who in their right mind would predict the death of Facebook, given its ever-increasing dominance? Facebook does the same with its social network functionality.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency. Social Networks and Online Communities – maybe Twitter? Foursquare? – will no doubt be encouraged to use this Facebook Credit currency on their external sites.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over the past couple years, one of the most common questions from business owners has been, “Do I need to be on Facebook and/or Twitter?&# to increase visibility in the online community. To Facebook or Not to Facebook? Foursquare!

The Real Pokémon Go Business Lessons

Geoff Livingston

Pokémon Go may be too big to fail, but how many brands can really afford to anger their customer communities like this? If there was any lesson learned from the social media era, it was listen to your community. Instead, I wonder how I can leverage that community to help my clients.

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The Next Billion-Dollar Startup

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There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. Companies like Rovio (makers of the highly addictive Angry Birds video game), Foursquare (the location-based mobile social network), Spotify (the socially-driven music streaming service) and even Airbnb (instead of staying at a hotel, you can pay to crash at someone's pad) could be next. facebook. foursquare.

How to Manage Facebook Relationships: Reciprocal Friends and 1-Way Subscriptions

Ari Herzog

I write this sentence with 653 Facebook friends, 183 subscribers, and 38 people to whom I subscribe. Facebook is an extension of the real world in the virtual space. I also want to justify my Facebook friends as real people. This chart represents 81% of my Facebook friends.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Facebook. Facebook?

Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

You are never asked to like the company on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Are Facebook and Twitter less important in 2011 as they were in 2009? community. There is no denying Facebook and its ilk are important but when are 600 million users too many to stay on one website?

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10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

It’s very easy to just start measuring your ROI by counting how many Twitter followers and Facebook friends you have. Channels used: Twitter, Facebook, and blog. Built a community of 13,000. Channels used: Facebook and Twitter. Channels used: Twitter and Facebook.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I also am not a fan of posting FourSquare updates, quotes from famous people, or trivial content like ASCII twitter art. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This!

MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

I believe the last application (not being an actual game) to come out of this triangle that has turned big is LBS applications like Foursquare and Gowalla , with a call for human interaction, a game design to win mayor ships, badges etc – and all powered through your mobile. MingleBird is a startup from LA, founded by four graduate students from USC´s Annebergs Programe for Online Communities. Similar Posts: Check Your Facebook in Skype.

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50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

To succeed in today’s connected world, you need to build a community around your company, brand, and products. BlitzMetrics ($) | Social media dashboards for your brand that monitor content across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, and more.

The Ugly Truth About Business Models And The Advertising Scapegoat

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It's something that everyone from Facebook , YouTube , Twitter , Quora and Foursquare continue to grapple with. Today on MoBlog (via MediaPost ), there was a Blog post titled, Can Foursquare Find A Business Model? that looked at the recently upgraded Foursquare platform: "The changes to its app suggest new or expanded avenues for businesses to drive traffic and build loyalty by partnering with Foursquare. facebook. foursquare.

Creating Your Own Facebook Community

Spin Sucks

I didn’t want to share it on my personal Facebook page, as most of my friends and family couldn’t care less. I often get bogged down by the noise LinkedIn groups tend to make anyway so I stuck with Facebook. (My