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?

Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Friday Funny: Vintage Social Networking.

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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.

Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks

Pamorama

Blogging breeds community, where influence is born. Blogging Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Consumer Spending Facebook Influencer Marketing Twitter

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Reaches 80 Million Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet.

Those Other Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

With an over-focus on Facebook and Twitter during the past few years, organizations may be doing themselves a disservice by failing to cultivate communities in other networks. 1) LinkedIn : It may not make sense to call LinkedIn a second tier social network for much longer.

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. But why do social networks feel the need to change their core functionality and design? Why social networks need to change.

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.

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.

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

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. via SmartBlog on Social Media. 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 #RLTM scoreboard social networking statistics TumblrTwitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts.

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).

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

Last week], they published the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report ( download it for free ) that shows how nonprofits are using social media for fundraising. A few highlights in the report: 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans.

LinkedIn Is The #1 Social Network

Small Business Mavericks

A new report shows that LinkedIn – not Facebook and not Twitter – is the No. 1 social network. Facebook is still a personal space for a lot of people. But there is, and there will always be, an element of personal in Facebook. Not necessarily in the general public, but in the business community worldwide. I’m not a bit surprised that, in terms of ROI, business professionals find LinkedIn to be their most important social network.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

And let’s not forget to look at the fact Facebook and Google make money from your online Identity. Yesterday, Salman Rushdie, real name “Ahmed Rushdie” ran afoul of Facebook. Facebook says that we have to use our real name, not anonymous to keep ourselves accountable.

Fad Four: 4 Social Networks You’ve Probably Forgotten About

Ignite Social Media

New social networks pop up every now and then, leading the marketing and tech blogging world to collectively proclaim it as the next big thing. In this post, I want to pour one out for the fallen warriors of social media innovation.

Friday Funny: Newfangled Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Friday Funny: Newfangled Social Networking is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Friday Funny: Newfangled Social Networking.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. ADQ started as an extension of a Facebook page experiment on my own personal wall. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes.

Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post

The Realtime Report

Today marks the official launch of Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment. Like Twitter and Facebook, Bubblews has developed its own language.

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.

Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be? This is my most-answered Facebook question ever posed with 57 people taking the time to register a vote. Perhaps surprising, Facebook! Six people would leave the most popular of social networks.

New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation

Mindjumpers

Yesterday, Facebook announced that a new structure of Global Pages is available for all brands working with Facebook. As a brand, this also provides you the possibility to compare your fan base on a local country level with your competitors’ pages on Facebook.

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. BuddyPress markets itself as “social networking in a box.&#

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. One of the more interesting ones that I uncovered was in the Facebook Terms of Use. Will Facebook always be free for everyone?

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? Ignore the negative social media commenter. Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view.

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. It seems like Facebook is constantly picking up on online trends and launching new products to match user needs.

Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the open-sourcing of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Software engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan announced in a blog post last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub. The first network utilizing the CCM software went up in a rural area lacking cellular coverage approximately 1.5

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.

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

The 360-degree photos promised by Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality subsidiary last month have officially arrived. Huang also directed users looking for further information to the Facebook 360 site , the Facebook 360 Community group and the Help Center.

Mary Poppins Online Community – Social Media Manager Leah Howard

Laurel Papworth

I loved interviewing Leah Howard who plays Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins and is Disney’s online community manager slash social media manager for the show. Facebook: Facebook.com/MaryPoppins.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space. With that being said, in my opinion, here are the best social networks for health and fitness that I’ve found. Sort of SOP for a lot of social fitness sites.

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform. Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

How To Use Social Networking To Stop Riots

Engaging Brand

I feel passionate about how social media gets potrayed in the media when an awful event happens. The headlines around the London Riots are about how social networking 'caused' the riots. Sure lazy employees will abuse the time spent on Facebook.

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. percent), Facebook (28.8

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. . Facebook. Private Social Networking Platform.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

What is happening right now in your local community? And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? It takes a Community Manager who grew up in the given location and is based there. Facebook.

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Does Facebook affect your brain?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants beware! Facebook and other social networks can affect your brain! Related posts: Psychology of social networking. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Psychology – Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds?

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

If this happened at a live networking event, the conversation would go something like this: “Hi. When this happens online, it takes the form of email, newsletters, Facebook mail or direct messages on Twitter. I’ve seen this on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.