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?

Top 5 Facebook Promotion Types

Harp Interactive

If you have a Facebook Page for your business, you should strongly consider running a social, interactive promotion on your Page. And, companies that run contests or sweepstakes have twice as many fans on their sponsored social network pages as those who don’t.

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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?

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. But understanding the differences between each type of user who follows you can also lead to an increase in awareness and sales. The National Association of Home Builders runs an amazing social game.

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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?

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets. Social.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 5 Types of Social Media Content You Need to Create

Rebekah Radice

Creating social media content your community connects with can be one of the hardest aspects of online marketing. To do this, you need to stop serving up the same old thing, and begin introducing the right types of social media content.

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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.

Applying Social Network Analysis to Social Media

Net-Savvy Executive

Social network analysis has been a part of social media analysis ( not the same thing ) for a long time, but it hasn't been central to the social media discussion lately. replies Probably weaker than a social network connection, but stronger than a follow.

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.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

Did you know that two of the top reasons most businesses fail when it comes to online marketing and social media is lack of planning and impatience. The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. The true power comes in the form of community.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

Did you know that two of the top reasons most businesses fail when it comes to online marketing and social media is lack of planning and impatience. The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. The true power comes in the form of community.

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101. The social network launched roughly 6.5 Groups – for communities of interest.

Social Networking Sites

Social Media Network Marketing

Online networking and online social bookmarking are more popular now than ever. But its hard to know which social network is right for you if you haven't tried all of them. This is why many Internet users find social network reviews valuable. Many folks fight for their choice of online social networking sites vehemently. Sites such as MySpace can be used just for fun or for serious business networking, or both!

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Friendgiftr Lets You Send Gift Cards on Any Social Network or Social Media Website

Bill Hartzer

You can now use the same social network or social media website that you are on all day long to buy and send gift cards online securely. E-commerce startup Friendgiftr is the first to launch a special new service that lets you send gift cards through your favorite social network.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

You may not establish terms beyond those set forth in this Statement to govern the posting of content by users on a Page you administer, except you may disclose they types of content you will remove from your Page and grounds for which you may ban a user from accessing the Page.

You Should Really be Using Instagram Stories in Your Marketing Mix

Waxing UnLyrical

During the last couple of years, several trends have impacted the way businesses carry out social media marketing. 23% are taken to another social platform (thus further increasing engagement and brand loyalty). What Type of Content Should a Story Feature?

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. In addition to running a busy social, branding and digital agency, Marketing Nutz , I also do a ton of international keynote speaking, training and workshops. Social media is not free.

Humanize It: 10 Tips to Make Your Tweets More Human

Pam Moore

Are your tweets helping you grow community and nurture relationships? Or maybe your tweets are all about you and it’s obvious you are only using social media and Twitter to blast noise about yourself. Newsflash: You can not fake relevancy or caring using social media.

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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.

YouTube and Facebook Take Different Approaches to Paying Creator Community- Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Facebook may end large contracts for live video creation while YouTube adds a new way for the creator community to make money from their fans. Google+ surprises most and announces a few new updates, all in this week’s edition of Social You Should Know.

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.

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

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.

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!

Ready, Set, Action! How to Activate Your Social Media Audience and Communities

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.

10 Types of Questions That Get Shared on Social Media Like Crazy

Rebekah Radice

Are you struggling to improve social media engagement ? Does interaction across each social network feel like a never-ending challenge? If you’re ready to beef up your social presence, visual marketing is the answer. This type of question serves two purposes.

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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.

How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

What makes a group into a learning community? And what is the role of social media-enabled learning communities in the modern membership organization and other comparable types of knowledge service delivery? Anchoring Building Blocks for an Effective Learning Community.

The 5 Types of Social Media Content You Need to Create

Rebekah Radice

Creating social media content your community connects with can be one of the hardest aspects of online marketing. To do this, you need to stop serving up the same old thing, and begin introducing the right types of social media content.

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The 6 Types Of Twitter Trolls

Twist Image

Wikipedia defines a "troll" as "someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion." The 6 Types of Twitter Trolls: The "Calling You Out" Troll. online community. online social network. social graph.

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Open community and clarity over control: American Nurses Association

SocialFish

Clicking on the link leads you to this : Submit Comments: Principles of Social Networking and the Nurse. Nurses who interact with patients on social media must observe ethically prescribed patient –nurse professional boundaries. Association Case Studies Open Community

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. Part IV: Other communities and social networks for content discovery.

Public Relations becomes Community Relations – Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If you have the relationship with the community, and they like and respect you, it’s tough to turf you out and go with a competitor agency. Build and manage the community and you automatically take on a “public relations manager&# role. But tomorrow, the company that manages say, the largest community of women in the right demographic online, becomes a public relations company. As a community manager you ARE the public relations manager.

10 Content Marketing Holiday Survival Tips for Digital and Social Marketers

Pam Moore

We're jumping smack dab into the middle of the time of year where digital and content marketers must balance keeping their family and own soul fed while at the same time ensure they are giving their audience, community and customers the content they need and expect. The holiday season is here.

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Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But what happens when the efficacy of the ad network declines? These types of insights can tell you a story about your visitors — who they are, what they’re doing, where they’re going within your website or mobile site and what types of actions they’re taking.