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How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

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BIG NEWS: Google | Facebook | Mark Zuckerberg | Android | Smarter Ideas | More. Today MySpace is reborn as a content centric discovery platform. Theres one word that sums up the new MySpace says Music Chief Courtney Holt: "Curation." Share your Comment: Post to Facebook.

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.

What Should We Expect from the New MySpace?

Mindjumpers

Until 2008, MySpace was with its 76 million monthly unique users the most popular social network in the world and a pioneer of its kind. In short, as Facebook started to dominate the social media sphere, Myspace was quickly forgotten. MySpace reborn?

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. Before the rise of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, the “original” social media was created in the unglamorous yet impactful world of discussion boards and forums.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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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.

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.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, Facebook could eat the web. In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. Don’t use a Facebook Group.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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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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How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook restricts what a Page’s Cover Photo may contain. References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features. It’s all about creating a beautiful Facebook Page that effectively conveys the purpose and quality of your brand.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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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?

5 Reasons I Think Facebook Is On The Decline

Jason Yormark

Ask Yahoo, MySpace or … , all major networks that ruled heavily at one time and all which fell from grace to other up and comers. I’ve felt a growing sense that Facebook might have already peaked and is currently beginning to slide. The only missing piece to truly escalate that slide is an alternative to do better what Facebook fails at. That being said, here are the 5 reasons I think Facebook is on the decline: 1. I’ve used Facebook Ads a ton.

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Marketers love Facebook. The best place you can place your brand on Facebook is through a Facebook Page (that’s with a capital “P&# , not to be confused with your personal Profile). Facebook has also enabled the use of a subset of FBML in the Static FBML application.

To Thine Own Self Be True

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There was a massive call to action in the bottom right-hand corner of the print ad that said something like: "to lean more, please follow us on Facebook." " I found myself asking a very simple question: "what is this brand of diapers doing on Facebook that is so unique to the brand experience that it can't be done on their own website?" They're just using Facebook as a place to have a less-interactive and less-branded website. Facebook isn't bad.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management?

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. So you tweet and facebook for a living! While the Community Roundtable do a great job of defining the role of the Community Manager, many people still wonder about this newly developed role.

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

Freelance Social Media

Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives also have been busy taking meetings with the major record companies about the strategy. Record execs protested that Facebook was engaging in “massive infringement,&# reports Post writer Brian Garrity.&#

Social Class Distinction Between MySpace and Facebook » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? It’s a lot easier to do on MySpace than Facebook.

Facebook Will Not Die Easily

Geoff Livingston

In August of 2012, I wrote that Facebook will decline like AOL. I think its worth revisiting given all of the hot debate over Facebook’s impending cancerous death. Before I wrote the AOL post, I originally modeled a MySpace-like death for Zucerberg and company, but that was wrong.

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The New Community Rules talks about the important role social media has begun playing in our lives. Fortunately, we have social media communities to inspire us. Access to these social media communities is free. How do I make a killer Facebook page? Is MySpace marketing really worth it? 12484 SUBSCRIBERS FOLLOWERS Lijit Search Read more about The New Community Rules Get Techipedia on your iPhone or iPod touch!

Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Social Media Strategy blogshare community management slideshare social community social networks

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #115

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"Here's the typical progress for anyone starting a new content business these days: build a website, drive traffic, build a community. First, use existing infrastructure custom-built for community: Facebook. But, what if Facebook's long game is transactional? myspace.

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mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

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skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter.

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The Future of Local News WILL Disrupt Facebook

Stay N' Alive

I am often asked, "will Facebook ever go the way of MySpace?" The truth is Facebook has been very good, like it or not, at not looking at current users'' needs, but instead anticipating the needs of future users, therefore fixing the Innovator''s Dilemma and ensuring their survival.

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Like Stuff On Facebook? Apparently there are four ways marketers and brands can turn your Facebook activity into ads, as Ad Age tells us: 1.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook, originally known as thefacebook.com, was a service that connected college students to their classmates and to friends in other universities. If you do so on Facebook, your account will likely be terminated especially if Facebook receives reports of misrepresentation.

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Traditional Media brainwashing Australians about Social Media

Laurel Papworth

NSW Police have been made aware of a Facebook page that has allegedly made disturbing death threats against baby-faced singer Jack Vidgen. Don’t blame the online community tools. Nor is it to assume Facebook is completely without responsibility.

Facebook’s the crack and we’re all greedy junkies

Jeff Esposito

A recent Facebook update changed how brands are able to get content onto users’ news feeds. The change triggered a lot of negative blog posts in the social media and community management communities. From a Facebook user standpoint, I implore you to take off the brand/agency/social guru hat for a second. What we were all victim of is that we built communities on Mark Zuckerberg’s platform for two reasons. Facebook is the world’s largest social network.

7 Daunting Challenges Facing Marketers

Geoff Livingston

Even the first wave of major social networks (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) had some staying power. Look no further than the decrease Facebook has suffered in tactical viability for some types of business.

Facebook will not replace websites

Jeff Esposito

Over the past few weeks, I have seen chatter suggesting that Facebook fan pages will replace websites for companies and individuals. Stephen Haines of Facebook notes , “companies’ interactions with their customers could take place so often on Facebook that company websites would fall by the wayside,” but I am not buying it. See Facebook’s T&C ). The concept of making Facebook your central hub and presence on the web is sickening to me.

Australia: Senior Citizens on Facebook over 55’s

Laurel Papworth

Facebook has seen a surge of 513% of Senior Citizens and over 55’s joining in the USA. Australia too has a massive increase in seniors in Facebook and social networks generally in the last year or two. Facebook claims to have more than 7 million users.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

Convince & Convert

But what imperils Snapchat’s audience passion (or did, until this week) is that as the platform “ages up” and businesspeople like me, moms, and brands start flooding in to hang out in the “next big thing” the tone and tenor of the community is changing dramatically.

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. Real World Events Music labels, film studios pay MySpace for record launches and Secret Shows. Someone tell Facebook too.

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

Buffer Social

The Facebook-owned company moved on from its old-fashioned camera icon and embraced a new, minimalist design across its suite of products: Instagram, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse. Hopefully avoiding the same pitfalls that Friendster and Myspace fell into as they scaled.

Twitter Rules vs. Community Values

Socialized

Some of these are legislated, and some of them simply come from community values. My rules are based on a combination of factors, like why I am on Twitter, my personal standard of ethics, my perception of community values, and Twitter’s TOS. Twitter, and every other social network, has written/legislated rules, moral/ethical rules, and some rules that are derived from community values. If you use Twitter as a kind of AIM/MySpace 2.0,

A Social Media Status Quo Pt.1-Japan

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers’ global network consists of local country community managers, creating a platform of multinational professionals. It is their insights enable us to execute and maintain brand communities around the world in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way.

Facebook Graph Search: Why Investors Shouldn’t Worry

Mindjumpers

Much anticipated, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled this week that Facebook has built Graph Search – a search engine within Facebook that combines web search with your social graph thus making it possible to search your entire life and those of your friends. Facebook stocks falling.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

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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 R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Facebook, of course.