Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Open Community

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

SocialFish

This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Open Community

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PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship

Danny WhatMough

So the CIPR and PRCA have both made efforts over the last few months to engage with Wikimedia and begin to develop a series of guidelines to help the industry. Essentially Wikipedia is a community and, as with any community, you have to abide by its rules. The consultation process is on a Wiki on the Wikimedia site and the initial phase will end this Sunday. Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog.

Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Hownote via Wikimedia Commons, CC 3.0. Communication Community Building Daniel Cohen Guest Posts Writing Content Writers Houston Writeathon I have long been a proponent of the power of language.

The 5 Commandments of How to Raise $1Million on Kickstarter

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Flickr: Kick-Tipp) [ CC-BY-SA-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. Community Building Guest Posts Marketing Social Media christopher wallace crowdfunding kickstarter online fundraisingGuest post by Christopher Wallace. Let’s go back in time five years to 2007. You’ve got a great idea to build a watch with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to control and access your phone or tablet from your wrist.

Tuesday Roundup: Dance Like A Chicken

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Michael Gäbler [ CC-BY-3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. If you thought that the Chicken Dance was reserved solely for county fairs and wedding receptions, think again. Today’s National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Amazingly enough, our fine feathered friends have more to do with social media then you may think.

Permission to Be Human

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Comovnhuting , Princess Diana’s signature [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps smart businesses make bank by taking their communications from corporate codswallop to community cool™. Which moments in time are forever etched in your mind? Can you recall exactly where you were, what you were wearing, how you felt, how it changed your life in perhaps some infinitesimal but incredibly impactful way?

Monday Roundup: Blogging Tips from Around the Interwebz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: By Cortega9 (Own work) [ CC-BY-SA-3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Happy Monday, everyone! There’s a ton of stuff going on, so here at WUL we’re taking a short break from “live” blogging this week. That doesn’t mean how we can provide value to you isn’t still on our minds… it is!

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Friday Roundup: Customer Service

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: larryc (Smile) [ CC-BY-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. TGIF, everyone! Today’s roundup focuses on one of the most important aspects of any business, customer service. When it’s good, it’s great; but when it’s bad, it can spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E for your company.

The Long and the Short of It: What PR Can Learn From Good Short Stories

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Dave C from Evergreen, CO, USA (Stories) [ CC-BY-SA-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. When I read yesterday’s Daily Tootzypop, I had to swallow a laugh. You see, it was titled “ In Celebration of Being Short ,” and began: “Long or short? That is my query, as I wiggle my way into my monolithic mound of bed pillows. Sounds kinky, huh?…”

How to Reach 100,000 New Twitter Followers

Devumi

Build a nest, build a community. Where they stop they build a nest, and share a community. You have to speak with those who come to your nest to build your relationships, and get them to become part of your community. Flock of birds from Wikimedia Commons. Nest from Wikimedia Commons. To gain new Twitter followers you must build your reach. This means getting as many relevant and interested followers as possible.

Start-Up Marketing and Yourself: Don’t be a Swiss Army Knife

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Jonas Bergsten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Imagine you’re at a party. And imagine you’re a people person (if you aren’t already). Image: UOregon Conference Services via Flickr, CC 2.o. Now imagine someone asks you the classic party get-to-know-you question: “What do you do?”. And you tell them about how you like to eat ice cream and jog and take care of your dog, and you manage a company that sells lawnmowers. Then you ask them the same question.

Thursday Roundup: Twitter Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Pasquale D’Silva [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Social media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter.

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Does Too Much Technology Make Us Bored?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Emiichann (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Last week I had to take my MacBook Pro in to the Apple store. The screen’s been going blank at random intervals, and since it’s still under the protection plan, I decided to listen to my friends and get the pros to look at it.

5 PR Tips From 2013?s 17 Year Cicadas

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Wikimedia Commons. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. The first time I experienced “cicada mania” was in 2004. We’d just moved to the East Coast and were getting used to living and working in the DC area.

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Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Wikimedia Commons ( public domain ). area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Nine days from today, I won’t be getting dropped off at Dulles Airport, waiting in line to get through security, or boarding an airplane to fly to Egypt. Walk like an Egyptian… not. It’s not of my own volition that I won’t be doing any of these things.

3 Live Event Marketing Tips from Gucci’s Social Dominance at Oscars 2016

Talkwalker SM

The Oscar’s brings friends, family and social media communities together to watch and engage with one another online, and via various forms of media. Banner Image: From Wikimedia Commons and Twitter/LeahBergman. There are few annual events that can attract a mass audience like the Oscars. Social media hype around the ceremony was substantial with around 12.5

Get More YouTube Subscribers with these 5 Tips!

Devumi

Have fun with your audience and build a community of YouTube subscribers. I had my say before about the horror that can be the YouTube comments section , but if used correctly you can truly build a community. Getting more YouTube subscribers via this community is easy as these fans are more likely to share your content (look through all of my YouTube articles , see a trend in who I talk about? This puts your name into other communities.

What a Duck Can Do For “Social” Media Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

For eight years, YESS has held an annual fundraiser that is increasingly becoming part of the fabric of the Des Moines community. Our new strategy was to educate the community that by adopting a rubber duck for as little as $5, they were truly helping a child. Image: Tony Crescibene via Wikimedia Commons, CC 2.0. Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski. I’ve held on to a theory for a while now: Social media and media relations are a paradox.

New Instagram Ad Analytics Tools Introduced: Insta-ads

Devumi

It’s easy to share interesting photos with Instagram users and create a community of brand loyalists simply from pushing the button on the top of your camera. As promised, my favorite photo on Instagram from the past week by @DALeast : Header image from Commons Wikimedia. There’s no questioning the fact that Instagram has lots of uses for social media marketers.

comScore Releases First Public Report of Online Usage in Singapore

Bill Hartzer

Community 1.5% Wikimedia Foundation Sites 848 33.6% Wikimedia Foundation Sites 1 5.0 According to a new report by comScore , Internet users in Singapore spend half of their time online using social and entertainment websites. This is the first public report of online usage in Singapore.

Research-Driven Ideas for Social Data

Mindjumpers

Industries such as marketing now rely heavily on a new field of social data science to make sense of the large quantities of information about their brand community. The footprint of a Wikimedia article visualized by @DaphnaLevin at ECIS2014. Attending the European Conference of Information Systems in Tel Aviv last week, I was happy to find that areas such as data visualization, predictive analytics, social CRM and ROI etc found their way into the conference.

Cognitive apprenticeship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community portal. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Cognitive apprenticeship. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation , search Cognitive apprenticeship is a theory of the process where a master of a skill teaches that skill to an apprentice. Constructivist approaches to human learning have led to the development of a theory of cognitive apprenticeship [1].

Personal knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Personal Toolkit: Three thousand communities of practice , article by Steve Barth in KMWorld. Community portal. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Personal knowledge management. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation , search. This article or section appears to contain a large number of buzzwords.

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Increase YouTube Engagement

Hootsuite

When you do it right, you build an authentic relationship with your viewers and community at large. Source: Wikimedia. YouTube engagement is crucial to your channel’s success.

Getting More SoundCloud Plays: 5 Dos & 5 Don’ts to get More Plays!

Devumi

A page that is regularly engaged with attracts more attention, and creates a community. Singing in neon (my title) from Wikimedia Commons. SoundCloud is the most exciting opportunity for musicians to increase their exposure, find new fans, and even get discovered. Getting more SoundCloud plays is not, however, as simple as uploading some tracks and letting the magic happen. You have to work for them, and you have to have a good plan to get more SoundCloud plays.

Top 50 USA Web Properties for April 2009

Bill Hartzer

Sites 149,118 3 Microsoft Sites 126,452 4 AOL LLC 107,469 5 Fox Interactive Media 87,830 6 Ask Network 73,491 7 eBay 72,899 8 FACEBOOK.COM 67,481 9 Wikimedia Foundation Sites 65,461 10 Amazon Sites 62,730 11 Apple Inc. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its monthly list of consumer activity on the top 50 web properties in the USA. They do this every month, and it’s based on data from their comScore Media Metrix service.

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Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web

ProBlogger

Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. Thanks to sites like Flickr, morgueFile, Wikimedia, and Pixabay (just to name a few), thousands of free images are at your fingertips. Example: Wikimedia uses this license and it is recommended for all similar sites that share and incorporate various bits of information.

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25 Experts Share Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

Writtent Blog

A split within Social media and content: Social Media will be split into 2 areas, the visual web and the community focused web. The shift in social media towards a paid model demonstrates the value of building an owned media platform and developing a community online for brands. However, for those just getting started, they may not have the time or patience it takes to foster a community. Content created within communities will continue to be valuable.