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?

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? The Real Life Social Network v2 View more documents from Paul Adams.

Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Non-profits see online social media as an inexpensive way to build relationships, increase involvement, and help out with publicity and education efforts. YouTube (46.5%) and Twitter (43.2%) were cited as alternate social networking tools.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Request for Community-Created Page Review.

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.

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. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed ! Hopefully your post will help illuminate those who think that using social media means using people.

Adventures in Social Networking with Mom and Dad | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

As the number of multi-generational families using online social networks increases daily, so does the number of “Oh no, she didn’t!&# Let’s take a peek at three humorous looks at how social media is, or might be, used to connect with our beloved family members.

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What's More Important.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? Subcribe via RSS Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? August 9th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share When I peruse the different Twitter followers and followees I often get Twitter envy when I stumble across some users with a large follower base.

7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post as part of the virtual book tour by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer to explore concepts from their new book Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. You Don’t Have to Own A Community to Build Community.

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When a Con Artist Comes Calling: Online Community

Laurel Papworth

Recently, in an online community I am involved in, the members decided to get together in real life (IRL). of social network members that meet online will meet offline each year. So the group booked a venue interstate, a dinner, hotels etc and submitted a deposit to the moderator (community volunteer admin) who agreed to organise it all. The moderator had been a mod for around a year, and was someone the administrator had selected from the community.

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

Online Community Manager – Social Media Business

Laurel Papworth

I ‘ve rebranded my Social Media Business podcast last week – let me know what you think! This episode: social network for arty crafty types Etsy.com makes $400m, massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft makes 1.2 Also, we managed the Junior Masterchef online communities (Facebook, blogs, forums) and keeping kids safe online against their own efforts!

How to Discover Irresistible Content Ideas Using Reddit, YouTube, Quora, and Online Communities

Buffer Social

Developing consistently great content for your social media accounts, blog posts, webinars, online courses, and workshops is a major challenge from both a creative and resource standpoint. How to subscribe : iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS.

Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down | Subcribe via RSS Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down September 14th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share Because so many of my family, friends, friends of friends, etc. Vanns already has a community site up and running. Social Media.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & New Search Engine Community

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a new search engine news community on kikolani.com. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011.

How to Deal with Brand Controversy on Social Media

Convince & Convert

Janice Person , Social Media Director for Monsanto , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dealing with controversy on social media, respecting transparency, and proactive versus reactive social media strategies. The RSS feed is: [link]. Holy Social!

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Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant

Convince & Convert

Bryan Srabian , Director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dedicating a physical space to social, basing an editorial calendar on the baseball game schedule, and how to handle rivalries in the Twittersphere.

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The importance of experiencing your community

The Way of the Web

Google Me – quick thoughts for and against… → The importance of experiencing your community June 28th, 2010 · View Comments When talking about community-building or social media, it’s easy to suggest you should be part of it.

Ready, Set, Activate Your Digital Audience to Fall in LOVE with your Brand

Pam Moore

They invest in social media platforms but don’t do much more than slap some fancy marketing branding lipstick on a Facebook business page, LinkedIn profile or Instagram account. How to activate your audience to nurture relationships and build community.

Get Happy: Putting Yourself into Your Brand’s Personality

Convince & Convert

This week: From ExactTarget , a free whitepaper entitled The Mathematics of Social Marketing. And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. Holy Social! How did you get involved with social media?

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Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson , VP of Business Development at Klout , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the “Warren Buffett problem” his company faces, those fancy analytics at work behind the Klout algorithms, and expanding to offer brands a whole new product.

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Why 4.5 Million TV Lovers Voluntarily Became Zombies

Convince & Convert

Kenny Miller , CEO of KMco , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss his smash hit app Dead Yourself , the success of content engagement with a platform that customizes photographs, and how to empower consumers with creativity while giving them a safety net so they can’t fail.

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Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm.

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Improving Family Life, One Blog Post at a Time

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. “Content marketing without social is, frankly, stupid because that’s just broadcasting.” How did you get involved with social media?

8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Social Mention. Social media can be a great research tool.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. Twitter: Marketers Still Struggling To Understand Social Channel by MediaPost Online Media Daily.

Dealing with Social Media Rejection | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Dealing with Social Media Rejection Written on October 31, 2009 by Justin Levy in relationships , social media 22 Comments - Leave a comment!

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Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media Effectively | Subcribe via RSS Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media Effectively August 13th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share There aren’t many folks who will argue that social networking isn’t a valuable tool for business.

Influencers- Friend or Stranger?

Laurel Papworth

When it comes to social media and the influencer who wins – those you know but aren’t experts or those you don’t know who are? The new Digg looks, therefore, like a mix of Facebook, Twitter, and RSS. Friend vs Stranger Networks. Social Media and SMBs (11).

Why I Choose Whrrl For My Location Based Time | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / Why I Choose Whrrl For My Location Based Time | Subcribe via RSS Why I Choose Whrrl For My Location Based Time September 7th, 2010 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share I have to admit, it took me awhile to actually spend any real time with the location based social networks. Community. It’s the only one of the three that truly has a community feel to it.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late… posted in Uncategorized |. I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was.

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Virtual Personal Space | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Whether at a live networking event or connecting with people through virtual social networking sites, no one want to receive sales pitches, marketing emails, and links to buy the “latest, greatest product on the market guaranteed to make you rich in just 10 days.&#

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StumbleUpon Etiquette Guide and Best Practices

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But with all other social networks, there are rules of engagement that are determined by the community. More information and tips for usage can be read in The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. However, these pages are not social content.

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). The RSS feed is: [link].

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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? or subscribe via RSS (video) or RSS (audio).

Police and Social Media News site – SA Police

Laurel Papworth

How do services like the Police engage in Social Media and online communities? Well the South Australian Police force have released a social media news site. You can subscribe to their feed, the community is distributed (meaning: not “on&# their site but on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) but doesn’t include a social media press room. An excellent entry into the “broadcast&# category of social media.

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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 …. I am, however, caught up on my RSS Reader. Guest post by Steff Metal.

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How to Build Community for Niche Site Success

ProBlogger

But then again, I never expected the little website I created to keep friends and family informed about Jerry’s progress to become the largest online community for canine amputees and their people either. The network creates community. Building a community of support.

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API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

is “little bits everywhere&# – don’t force customers to come to your site, let them do purchase your products on their site, where they are, and let their social network be informed. An overview of social media monetization revenues. Social Media Business.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth. Social Media Business.

Experiential Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 1 of Social Media Business: What is “the experience economy&# – is it the next step on from agrarian, commodity, service…? RSS or iTunes ). In particular, how some of the large social networks are making money from real world conferences and get-togethers.