BigMarker.com: Social Network for Communities

Mindjumpers

BigMarker.com is a social network for communities. By offering unlimited web conferencing and key project management tools, it hopes to empower communities to make a difference. A BigMarker.com Community equips anyone with the tools they need to make a difference.

12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be? Six people would leave the most popular of social networks. Many people fail to find value in participating in these two networks. Related posts : Social Media Informer. The ROI of social media.

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.

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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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.

Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat.

What drives participation in a social network?

Direct Marketing Observations

If you’re a social media consultant like Jay Baer , or a larger organization like Accenture for instance, one of the constant constants in social media is the amount of education required to get people all on the same page, before anything can really be accomplished.

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.

Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

Just conducted a fun webinar last week for the nice peeps at Higher Logic, on engagement in your online community. This is a small snapshot of the extensive information we teach in our Private Community Management Program – sign up for the wait list here.

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.

The Social Network – the story of Facebook

Social Media Citizens

Next Entry: Facebook launches “Facebook Places” Posted in Social Media News Tags: facebook film facebook movie facebook trailer The Social Network trailer You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

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.

The Future of Social Networks | Social Media Citizens

Social Media Citizens

Everyone who likes you will listen Social media has started from the idea of opines and transparency. The networking culture is changing The other trend which I’ve noticed in social media environment is growing social media consciousness and changing culture of sharing.

#FacebookDown - How A Social Network's Failure Made This Community More Social

Forbes Social Media

Wednesday's sustained outage of Facebook and Instagram for millions of users worldwide led to some unique challenges for nonprofits around the U.S., especially the 24-hour Roanoke Valley Gives event taking place in western Virginia

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.

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

The Realtime Report

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

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

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.

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.

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

Janet Fouts

Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing, Cisco Systems. The size of your network should not be a primary focus.

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.

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. The real question is, are social network users looking for a new type of social networking site?

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

[WEBINAR] Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

Join me for a webinar about winning community management strategies, hosted by Higher Logic on Thursday May 16 at 2 pm ET. We all know launching a private social network is much easier than developing an actual community of participants who are connected, active and engaged.

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. 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. Feminist,” “terrorist” or “conservative,” on the other hand, carry social weight.

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.

Social Networks to help that Summer Fitness Routine

Firebelly

For those who are in the same boat and need a little extra help starting their summer fitness routine (before summer is officially over) here are some social networks that offer an extra push, no matter what your workout style. Want to explore even more social fitness networks?

Becoming More Accessible on Social Networks

Kikolani

Everyone uses social media in their own way. The following is for those who want to be found on social networks, or for the networks on which they want to be found. Social Media Dataflow. Why You Want to Be Found on Social Networks.

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?

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

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.

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.

The Future of Mobile Social Networking

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Zack Hanebrink , an online marketing professional guest posting on behalf of Zerista, provider of services to help you build your own mobile community app for your community. It is safe to say that social networking has gone mainstream and is here to stay.

LinkedIn Is The #1 Social Network

Small Business Mavericks

1 social network. 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 Media facebook LinkedIn TwitterA new report shows that LinkedIn – not Facebook and not Twitter – is the No. If you think about it, that makes a lot of sense.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. The best social managers build constituencies with purpose and a strategy for growth. People interact and network with one another.

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?

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).

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

I first got into “social media” somewhere around eight years ago – first for my own interest and then – soon after – as part of my job. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies.

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.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software? Why isn’t there a Yelp specifically for community software? Let’s flex our community manager muscles to solve this problem.