Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. A recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). The more popular one is A Digital Nativity , but A Social Network Christmas is fun to watch as well.

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[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. During the teen years, we have to worry about sex, drugs, and peer pressure and now the digital era has brought along new issues like sexting, online bullying and a host of other problems that come with social media.

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

Not just from researching and writing articles, but form the comments/feedback that I have received and the conversations that have been sparked with others via social networks like Twitter. –Sean **Stop Caring image via Daquella Maner on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

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25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Social media companies, like Facebook, who choose to trade on the exchanges are going to have to walk a fine line between serving their members and their shareholders. Heck, Bono was a huge pre-IPO investor in Facebook but still isn’t an active participant in the social space.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon.

We're Addicted to Social Networks: 48% of Us Check Them in Bed

Pamorama

It turns out that many of us are obsessed, checking in with our social circles at all times of the day and night. Similarly, 26% of iPhone owners check in with Twitter or Facebook before turning on the TV, compared with 17% each of all social media consumers.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons. In my day job, I am the Director of Social Media for a digital agency and one of my clients has launched a new challenge to innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, designers…basically anyone with a knack for solving problems.

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Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more.

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

SocMed Sean

So what does this have to do with social media? I’m pretty sure that social media has replaced rock and roll as the complex issues facing parents, today. Too often, when I tell other parents that I’m the Director of Social Media for a digital agency , I get a blank stare and a request for clarification of what I do that goes something like “Does that mean you play on Facebook all day?” Do your kids know what social media is?”

[INFOGRAPHIC] Peer Pressure Can Be Multiplied Through the Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest blog post comes from Mary Tyler, who writes about parenting, social media & addiction at [link]. If you find this post interesting, be sure to also check out the article on whether teens prefer social media to real life.

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

Shhh… photo courtesy of Sarah G on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. Needless to say, a lot of people are pretty miffed about this behavior from one of the big social media companies.

Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks by Pam Dyer on April 21, 2010 Share Back in March 2008, Facebook was poised to overtake MySpace, but it wasn’t yet the most popular social network in the world.

Women Dominate Social Networks | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Women Dominate Social Networks by Pam Dyer on August 3, 2010 Share According to a new study from comScore , social networking sites reach a higher percentage of women than men.

Get Them Talking, Then Get Called To The Table

Myrland Marketing

We don’t spend time in these spaces we call Social Media engaging in Social Networking because it’s our hobby. Appreciation goes to Joi for Creative Commons use of this photo.

Social Media Manners: Are You Talking To Me?!

Myrland Marketing

THE UNBELIEVABLE CONNECTIONS WE MAKE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. Part of the beauty of Social Networking is the ability to “talk” to just about anyone from anywhere in the world. THE SAME THING HAPPENS IN SOCIAL MEDIA EVERY DAY.

10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Below is a list of 10 terms that I think social media pros use or focus on that sometimes confuse our clients. Help your client understand that their social media efforts can not be measured by a single number or a website. Social can do both.

Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks by Pam Dyer on December 28, 2009 Share Social ad spending will become a higher priority in 2010, with the combination of mobile and social advertising generating more opportunities for advertisers to reach their target markets for branding and engagement. eMarketer forecasts that 2009 ad spending on social networks will surpass $1.2

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

laurelpapworth.com

Managing staff who participate in social networks. This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on. Intel Social Media Guidelines [link].

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) NB I’ll be on Radio National Monday night talking about OccupyWallstreet and social media).

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. Plus there are too many networks.

What Social Network Should You Use to Grow Your Business?

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact What Social Network Should You Use to Grow Your Business? by Pam Dyer on February 23, 2010 Share Where should you go to reach your target market via social media?

Average Age of a Facebook User? 38. [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Average Age of a Facebook User? Tagged as: Data , Facebook , Social Media , Social network , Statistics [link] ¿Está tu madre en Facebook? All content on pamorama is licensed under Creative Commons

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

I have been publishing my social media cartoons and comics for a while now and I often get emails or tweets asking whether someone can use one of my comics in their book or presentation. So, with that clarified, here are 25 of my social media comics all in one spot.

The Social Habit: Who Uses Social Media and How

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact The Social Habit: Who Uses Social Media and How by Pam Dyer on June 22, 2010 Share Edison Research just released its latest report on social network usage. Social Habit): ????????????

Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging

Firebelly

According to Jeremy Williams , social media director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (and my boss when I do travel writing for IOTD), blog posts with photos get more traffic than blog posts without. Content marketing is about more than just blogging.

The Real-Life Social Network

Jeff Esposito

Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading The Real-Life Social Network Written on July 10, 2010 by Espo in social media I saw this presentation kicking around and was really struck by a lot of the metrics.

Is Amazon reading this blog?

The Way of the Web

September 29th, 2010 · View Comments On Monday I wrote about the future of libraries , and how digital sharing and sampling are legally enabled either by open works (Public Domain or Creative Commons), or that retailers will have a vested interest in allowing sampling.

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

This is the 2nd year that I’ve published my social media resolutions. Fine Tune Karma for Business: I kept at this social media mantra this year and it worked for me and it worked for my clients. I’m pleased with the social media story telling this year.

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Fans, Followers, or Subscribers: Which Are Better For Brands.

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Fans, Followers, or Subscribers: Which Are Better For Brands? These aren’t the only choices in social media platforms, but many brand marketers seem to vacillate between the two.

Social Networking Map – 2010 edition

Jeff Esposito

Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Social Networking Map – 2010 edition Written on August 28, 2010 by Espo in social media Enjoy this post? Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks.

Why Transparency Matters

Akamai Marketing

We hear all this discussion about corporations being more “human” Social media users are urging companies of all sizes to create a relatable voice for themselves. Before you take to the social networks with your company stories, be sure your company can back up the story.

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2.

How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on July 12, 2010 Share Social media sites are having a powerful effect on our lives. Splash Social Media said: Listen up, ladies!

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead

Firebelly

This last part is important, because that’s where social media is taking us. We’re acting as a sort of editorial board to our networks. That means you need to be a regular user of the social networks your audience is on.

The Social Media ProBook

Social Media Marketing

They were responsible for The Social Media Playbook , the Blog Tree , and a little cartoon about hashtags. While the first ebook was focused on tools to help you master social media, this one is more personality-based. Related link : Eloqua's Social ProBook --.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

By establishing a presence on the social Web, you can gain virtually unlimited exposure to your target audience without incurring the higher costs associated with traditional marketing campaigns. Here’s why Twitter is one of the best social media platforms for listening: Real-time results.

Which of these 5 Photo Networks Is Right for You?

Geoff Livingston

A wide range of options are available to photographers from branded networks like Fstoppers and National Geographic all the way to mega-networks Facebook and Twitter. Here is a brief review of all five networks in alphabetical order. It also serves as a photo storage network.