On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. Really, that’s what any good company does; cut the dead weight. This time though, Google cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.”

Google Reader’s Demise is Irrelevant for Blogs

Convince & Convert

In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the demise of Google Reader and how it’s overblown. Google Reader is Dead and I Shrug My Shoulders. Google Reader was once a convenient and linear way to find blogs and blog posts.

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. I have been using various RSS readers for nearly five years now - Ive tried them all. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. The Core Philosophy: Google Reader is a database and a feed reader.

Miss My Google Reader Updates? Here Are 4 Ways You Can Still Get Relevant Tech News

Stay N' Alive

If you're an avid Google Reader user like me, you are well aware of the recent changes Google Reader made to their interface, removing the ability to share news with friends, and as a result, killing the means for over 1,500 of you to receive relevant tech news updates from me.

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. WTF Google?

A rather busy week…

The Way of the Web

And to illustrate how fast the company continues to move, on Friday Absolute 80s became a national station on DAB , and we announced a new station, Absolute Radio 90s.

Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work by Tamar Weinberg on August 14, 2009 Share In the spirit of featuring case studies like the ones in Chapter 4 of The New Community Rules , I am going to highlight other companies that have excelled in their social media achievements.

Fortune 100 Need to Get More Creative with Twitter

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Fortune 100 Need to Get More Creative with Twitter by Adam Sherk on November 17, 2009 While many companies now have some form of presence on Twitter, how well are they utilizing it?

3 Golden Business Rules for Social Media Engagement

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many companies partake in this “shiny toy syndrome&# and do it all without a plan or strategy in place. This may be nothing more than a refresher course in the Captain Obvious department but even the savviest of companies is still missing the boat.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

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Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If it was a Comcast product, you’d get a near immediate response from Frank Eliason , the company’s Director of Digital Care. It can instill faith that your customers have in your company. It can make all the difference in nurturing a positive perception of your company.

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Smart Move from Condé Nast: GQ and DETAILS Should Have Their Own.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Smart Move from Condé Nast: GQ and DETAILS Should Have Their Own Websites by Adam Sherk on July 22, 2009 There’s been a lot of coverage this week of Condé Nast bringing in McKinsey & Company to help them restructure the business, which hopefully will work out for them. Adam is part of the Define Search Strategies consulting team, which is owned by The New York Times Company.

Corporate social media marketing is about two-way communication

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Corporate Social Media Marketing is about Two-Way Communication by Adam Sherk on April 14, 2009 It’s a simple concept, but one that many companies are still struggling with in terms of practical implementation. Adam is part of the Define Search Strategies consulting team, which is owned by The New York Times Company.

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For a big company account, it’s difficult to actually engage all day long (and all week long, especially if you’re a 9-5 shop). Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As someone who does public relations for companies, I’m sure you carefully pick your bloggers for the pitch. When the pitch goes out, it’s up to the blogger to take the story to heart and possibly share it with their readers.

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Kikolani

Do you hate it when you invest your time and energy falling in love with what seems like the perfect marketing tool, only to have it bought out by a larger company and ruined or otherwise retired? Feedly only measures shares through their reader, Facebook, and Google +1′s.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Here are a few great articles that can help you with that: Finding Content For Your Blog With Google Reader Creating the Perfect Twitter Lists The Smart Worker’s Guide to Social Media Have you have experienced the “social media timewarp” of lost time?

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The New Gig: VP of Marketing & Social Media @ Strategies 360

Jason Yormark

company. interested in learning more about S360, you can visit our company. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Tweet It would take a pretty sweet opportunity for me to leave. what was a pretty good situation at Microsoft. Despite the. fact that I was unhappy with my role, with. href="[link]. size-full wp-image-358" title="Strategies360Logo". src="[link]. alt="" width="300" height="167" /> some patience, I.

5 Great Social Media & Community Job Resources

Jason Yormark

It seemed just a year ago that they were few and far between, but now that companies are seeing the value in having dedicated, talented and knowledgeable people in charge rather then shuffling off the responsibilities to traditional marketing roles, lots of opportunities have become available.

What’s your Social Media diet?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I can say that life was a lot more chaotic before I found Google Reader (hat tip to Robert Scoble who turned me on to Google Reader). My advice would be don’t let Google Reader (or any social activity) over run your life – remember you are in control!

Make a Wish for Someone Else this Holiday Season (and the Power of.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As an individual, perhaps a company or an entrepreneur who is looking to spread the word about a new product launch, you have the potential to keep marketing costs down by reaching out to bloggers and having them talk about your product.

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Tools for Monitoring Online Conversations: Part 2 of Monitor Your Brand Online

Harp Interactive

Online Reputation Monitoring can be as simple as creating alerts on Google or as comprehensive as subscribing to a syndicated monitoring service like Radian6 that gives you a complete platform to listen, measure and engage with your customers across the entire social web. Google Blog search.

A Digital Lens on the U.S. Election

Dave Fleet

Richard correctly argues that companies can learn from this and, by adopting similar approaches, can derive similar benefits from reaching their stakeholders directly through digital channels. It’s why I continue to make a point of staying connected with people who I know don’t share my views on things, and why (until Google shut it down) Google Reader provided me with a regular dose of new perspectives – what Chris Brogan once termed the “Serendipity Effect”.

Does Google Want Brands in Your Social Circle?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Does Google Want Brands in Your Social Circle? That’s great for marketers, but is it what Google wants? It is still possible for a company to set up a Google profile; Tad Miller offered tips on this last year.

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The New Dilemma: Social Media Exposes Us to Too Much, Too Often

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The first major step forward was with Google which organized the Internet so that anyone could run accurate searches on specific topics they found interesting. Two of the most successful companies in this space are StumbleUpon and Flipboard. This is a guest post by Jason Butlion.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Seals on a Surfboard

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions – Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st.

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Google Social Search: Are You in Your Target Audiences' Social.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google Social Search: Are You in Your Target Audiences’ Social Circles? So if you link to your Twitter account on your Google profile the people you’re following on Twitter become part of your social circle.

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Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

Everyone has their own opinion, but for me, I just couldn’t find myself continuing to work for a company I no longer genuinely loved and endeared. Finally, I grew tired of the vast layers of process, management and red tape in getting things done at a company the size of Microsoft.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Funny Cute Animal Compilation

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Google Reader’s Demise is Irrelevant for Blogs – The demise of Google Reader will have no impact on blogs and blogging.

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Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

And, as a matter of fact, Krishna De asked me just that not so long ago: Here is what makes Buffer critical for me: it integrates with Google Reader. See a really great post in my Reader and know that’s something I’ll want to share.

Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

Yahoo and Google were among the most frequently mentioned websites for online news, indicating that users see them as sources for news (be it original reporting or aggregation) and not just search vehicles. Related posts: Google Social Search: Are You in Your Target Audiences’ Social Circles?

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Who are the Utah Tech Bloggers on Twitter?

Stay N' Alive

Add their blogs to Google Reader (anyone want to create an OPML file of their blogs?). Retweet this, share it on Facebook, Google Reader, and Buzz. UPDATE: Will King has created an awesome list of not just tech bloggers, but tech companies in Utah here.

News Sites Not Making Much Use of Static FBML on Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

News sites have a big advantage over other companies on Facebook because they regularly produce breaking news and other forms of quality content that can be featured on their pages and placed in user news feeds.

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21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

500 companies use at least one major social media platform. You can reach out and connect with your clients (government or industry), define and demonstrate an area of expertise, develop a thought leadership position, and tie all your social networking back to your company website.

Get 25% Off the Genesis Theme

Justin Levy

If you’ve stopped by the blog recently instead of only catching up via a feed reader such as Google Reader then you noticed about a month ago I switched over to the Genesis theme framework (affiliate link) and chose to use the Prose child theme.

Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I'd Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool

Adam Sherk

Adam is part of the Define Search Strategies consulting team, which is owned by The New York Times Company. Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? ” The collection here provides guidance on getting the most out of Google+, Facebook and Twitter, as well as network-specific spam definitions and keyboard shortcuts.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

62% of the Fortune 500 companies have at least one Twitter account, and the average Fortune 100 firm maintains 10 separate Twitter handles to support different product lines, divisions, functional areas and geographic regions.”

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Tracing the Evolution of a Blog

Ari Herzog

Do You Know Companies Who Fear the Web? 17 Blog Posts I Like in Google Reader. I didn’t always write about media and marketing. Perusing my older stuff from 2007 and 2008, diversity is a good term to describe my blogging style.

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Paywalls, Media Coverage and User Access: What's a PR Pro to Do?

Adam Sherk

But from a media relations perspective this reminds me of the “if a tree falls in the forest” saying: If an article about your company or client is behind a paywall and no one is around to read it, does it make an impact? Do sponsoring companies start getting more coverage?