Friday Funny: Newfangled Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: seanrnicholson via Flickr, CC 2.0. 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™. Nicholson social networking

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. We talk often – myself included – about using it to build relationships , about getting to know one’s community, about deepening human interaction. Image: digitalbob8 via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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.

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Looking more closely, the ComScore data show that the average pricing for online ads exclusive of social-networking sites, namely Facebook and MySpace, would be much higher, about $2.99

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

My friend (and client, but he’s a friend first) Shashi Bellamkonda is, I think, genetically-wired to try and talk about new things – no doubt why he’s Network Solutions’ “social media swami,&# and he mentioned it. It really is a community.

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? But did you know there’s a social network dedicated to people who like totravel to different baseball parks?

Thank you Google, for the Antithesis of a More Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

Keeping the early adopter community in context, t here isn’t a desire to connect more, or even connect better. The need for a social network that automatically aggregates all my “friends&# and then cuts off the irrelevant noise. Image: OZinOH via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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.

Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

How can you protect your children from social media? “I’m on top of it, I know what this social networking thing is all about&# , “My child doesn’t really use it&# , “Does it really matter? Create a network via Ning. Share images on Flickr.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

I teach a hub and spoke approach to social media connectivity – create a hub that YOU control, use the Facebook/Twitters/Youtubes to distribute to spokes. Fanpage vs community vs brand vs groups. The new Fan page is Community page. Community Pages.

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. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you use Twitter regularly, you’d see that it wins as a social news site that provides instantaneous news — at least of that caliber. The story announcing Heath Ledger’s death was made popular with 13 minutes of submission to the social news site.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

Instagram was all the rage, and I've even heard from a number of sources that it is now one of the definitive social networks for the teen and tween demographic. It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks.

Friday Funny: Why Don’t They Like Our Facebook Page?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: seanrnicholson via Flickr, CC 2.0. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Shonali Burke Social Media cartoon facebook friday funny Sean R. Nicholson social networking

Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

I made a note to respond to a recent post by David Cushman , in which he talks about the value formula applied to cities by a theoretical physicist, and applies it to social networks and particularly Google +. Photo by arimoore on Flickr (CC Licence).

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. That’s why social media is important. There are two things that act as an extension to social media: #1: great customer service, especially since everything is now public, and #2: great content, so that you can do something that is clearly remarkable that people would want to talk about. Great content, #2, works across the board for social media.

Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love

Waxing UnLyrical

So far, G+ has only been handy if I want to chat with social media marketers, educators who are using social media in the classroom, and the few friends of mine who are early adopters. (We We haven’t started referring to non-social media enthusiasts as “normies.”

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Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth

The Social Web becomes the Intelligent Web. Tagging occurs when a friend uploads a photograph of you to Facebook or Flickr or another photo sharing site. Online Communities social media social networks facial recognition online community privacy real world social network tom tom

Facebook: Iceland Constitution and Gov 2.0

Laurel Papworth

Iceland have turned to social media to ask the population to crowdsource writing Iceland’s new constitution. HOWEVER and it’s a big however, according to my 7 Steps of Social Media Engagement, these look very campaign based. Flickr Photos are deadly dull to me.

What Compels People to Share Your Content?

Waxing UnLyrical

Have you ever wondered what compels people to share content on their social networks? Two social accounts cross in the night , and a re-tweet or Like is born – why is that? Image: Joseph Swan via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Social media companies, like Facebook, who choose to trade on the exchanges are going to have to walk a fine line between serving their members and their shareholders. Heck, Bono was a huge pre-IPO investor in Facebook but still isn’t an active participant in the social space.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

As the site owner/community manager, I even had someone threaten to come to my house in person so he could discuss the fact that I edited one of his posts for racist comments. 2) Don’t argue just to argue – Community managers can spot them a mile away.

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. Social matters in b2b.

10 Surefire Ways For A Business To Fail At Social Media

SocMed Sean

There are a lot of ways to engage in social media, some of them effective…some of them not. Want to fail at social media? Social networking is not about sending messages to like-minded groups of people. Online social networking is no different.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons. In my day job, I am the Director of Social Media for a digital agency and one of my clients has launched a new challenge to innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, designers…basically anyone with a knack for solving problems.

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Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). The more popular one is A Digital Nativity , but A Social Network Christmas is fun to watch as well.

What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The first week of September was difficult for American cable network TLC. I posted to Flickr and tried my best to bring it to their attention. TLC made many missteps when it came to their social media marketing efforts. It’s social media.

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10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Below is a list of 10 terms that I think social media pros use or focus on that sometimes confuse our clients. Help your client understand that their social media efforts can not be measured by a single number or a website. Social can do both.

Charity Through Social Media

Mindjumpers

Boye web-conference in Aarhus Denmark in search of interesting social media case studies. However, their biggest source of income remains donations by the public and here social media enters. Similar Posts: What You Can Learn From H&M’s Use Of Social Media.

Rockyou fined and social media implications

Laurel Papworth

Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their online community members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts.

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3 Reasons To Dig Deeper In Social Listening

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Connie Bensen , the Director of Community Strategy and Social Media at Alterian , which provides leading marketing products for the enterprise. Brands have realized that social networks offer an opportunity to interact directly with consumers.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

It’s Just Social Media. Don’t Freak Out.

Waxing UnLyrical

If you are reading this blog, chances are you don’t need to be told about the merits of social media. Social media just changes the way these things happen … and how fast people are punished by the marketplace if they don’t do it effectively. Image: Pink Ponk via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Why I’m Baking Cookies Instead of Tweeting

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging, Tweeting, Tumbling, Facebooking, Formspringing, checking your Klout score, commenting on Flickr, reading your Reader, keeping up-to-date with online communities and discussion boards …. Image: scubadive67 via Flickr, CC 2.0. Guest post by Steff Metal.

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8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

ProBlogger

All successful blogs are communities and if you want to turn your blog into something special, something that will grant you financial freedom, and something that will help countless people then you must create a community out of your blog. Photo credit: María Magnética from Flickr.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

It sits squarely in the social networking space, but it has a different twist - one from which I think businesses may be able to gain valuable insights, all while allowing people to enjoy themselves. But like the other sites, it's also a social network itself.

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. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia.

This Week in Social Media – 4/10/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.

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 Is It Curtains for the App Store?

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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? Monetizing social networks.

SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW VISUAL IS YOUR FIRM?

Myrland Marketing

Regardless of which Marketing and Social Networking sites we use, we can learn something from the following numbers. Pro bono and other community activity. Flickr. Thanks to Social Fresh for the Instagram numbers. THE NUMBERS ARE TELLING.

If You Could Use Only One Social Media Solution, Which Would It Be?

Direct Marketing Observations

Traipsing in and bellowing to anyone who will listen, that the tranformative nature of social media will change the way you do business for the better, is a lofty claim. What if you could only use one “social solution&# ? A Ning Like community or Forum solution. Flickr.

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