5 Ways Social Media is Like a Great Friendship

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

When social media started getting popular with businesses, there was a lot of excitement from consumers because they could now interact with companies on a more personal level rather than dealing with companies just like another transaction. This is a guest post by Danny Wong.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The next evolution in content discovery came with the social revolution. The introduction of social feeds by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks changed the way that people discovered content. We are consuming more and more content from our social feeds.

Trending Sources

10 Social Media Tools To Help With Your Crowdsourcing Efforts

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Crowdsourcing has become more and more popular with private companies, non-profit organizations, and even government agencies. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly more widely used because it helps cultivate creativity and innovation.

How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth

This article covers: What is a troll, History of Trollling and How Social Media can Fix Trolling (how can society fix trolling, actually). The Village has to Fix the Monster – trolls – and use social media and social tools to do that.

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011


Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. This is clearly not a social media issue per se.

How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth

Ten Steps to Create a Shitstorm Online with Social Media. For social change. waves to Change.org, Adbusters , Anonymous, SumofUs etc* whether you take it to the next step and use crowdsourced funds to force Gov to stop dithering, up to you.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ). The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. A social network / curation tool for images.

Location is important for your Contact Center too!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now that Avaya has developed our Social Media Manager solution ( get our new book on this ) to help folks like Frank to automate what he and his team currently does which is reading tweets and other social data to find support related items.

Crowdsourced Curation


Eric Reasons lays out a case (via p2p foundation ) for the inevitability of “crowdsourced curation&# —i.e. As Reasons suggests, Apple has a dictatorial approach to this issue. PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks of PopMatters Media, Inc.

Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth

I’ve put together a video to talk about how I think representational democracy is dead, and how Media failed the Australian people. In Ancient Times, every village would vote in a Representative who would go to the next biggest town and vote on the village issues.

Download Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Geoff Livingston

Because of the compensation issues , time since publishing, and frankly, the plethora of social media and online marketing books out there, it’s time to give it to you for free! And per the issues link, please forgive any typos.

The Four Primary Types of Social Media Strategy

Geoff Livingston

Individual voices, teams, mainstream social networks, applications, pages, groups, documents, wikis, your blog, their blogs, the list goes on on ad infinitum. While a stand-alone strategy, participation is also a precursor for success in the other three primary areas of social media strategy.

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Picking a leader for your social media program

Jeff Esposito

This is post is part of the Institutionalizing Social Media series. In earlier posts from the Institutionalizing Social Media series, we focused on fundamentals, methods and reasons to take social media from a silo to a corporate-wide tool. Social media touches many areas of the company and requires different strategies for each area. Much like a kitchen with too many chefs, a social tribe with too many chiefs is ineffective.

Some Truths About Crowdsourcing

Geoff Livingston

In today’s online world, the term crowdsourcing gets bandied about quite a bit. It’s the most difficult and visible form of community-based social engagement. The crowdsourced effort serves both parties. Otherwise you will crowdsource little to nothing.

Enterprise 2.0 Reflects the Culture | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Enterprise 2.0 Crowdsource white papers and presentations! I’m one of the leads for our social media/Government 2.0

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Jeanette leads the Social & Digital Marketing team at Cisco.

Crowdsourcing Our Health – Using Social Media to Educate and Unite.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 The 2008 Edelman Trust Barometer also determined that people tend to trust “a person like me&# more than authority figures from business, government, and media.

Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth

Social Media and Government: With the Australian Budget being handed down yesterday, I got to thinking again about civic crowdfunding and how it probably will be the future whether the Government allows it or not. Slactivism & social distribution. Social Activism.

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce. Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 issue of Wired magazine, is a model of labor that has been fully embraced on the Internet over the past couple of years. Crowdsourcing takes tasks traditionally done by a single person or small groups of people, and farms them out to a global workforce. One of the most well-developed areas of crowdsourcing services on the Internet is graphic design. crowdsourcing.

4 Reasons to Use Social Enterprise Networks for Business


Most people wrongly assume social enterprise networks are simply Facebook for business. This month, I surveyed end users to find out how they draw value from going social. Social enterprise vendors have invested heavily in social and adaptive intelligence.

Social Media for Sales

Webbiquity SMM

One of the challenges in measuring the ROI of social media marketing is that the use of social networking and social sharing tools isn’t confined to the marketing group. Social media is being used in multiple functions across the enterprise, from product development (e.g. In terms of revenue generation, the effective use of social media by both sales and marketing teams is critical.

7 Ways to Take the Media World by Storm

Convince & Convert

These seven tips will create a powerful concoction that will be hard for any company, including media companies and your direct competitors, to compete with. Most media companies either have legacy systems in print or (I can’t believe I’m saying this) digital.

Social Media is not a campaign it’s a commitment!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A while back I created a post called – There is no “campaign&# in Social Media because when marketers use the word “campaign,” it tends to suggest an initiative to get a message out to a targeted group of constituents. Just 4 People doing Social Media?

The Content Quality Problem Here and There

Geoff Livingston

There’s no better example of this issue than our own marketing space where the effort to produce consistent content creates an ever increasing level of drivel. Both the ultimate marketer and journalist made remarks about content quality issues. Image by kopper.

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10 Things I Thought About in 2016 that Will Still Matter in 2017

Direct Marketing Observations

Paid social, ugh… Snackable Content-That’s all we want! Trust issues were a common thing on some of my pages when it came to privacy, the customer and brands. Crowdsourcing. “Performance issue with previous agency.”

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Tying Together Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility July 6th, 2010 |Written By: Laura Hall | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Laura Hall , Managing Partner at PainePR.


Why Social Business will be bigger than Social Marketing

Engaging Brand

This is no longer about adding social to business, this is about adding business to social! I genuinely don't think that we have grasped how the social media will move from a radical shift in marketing techniques to a radical shift in business models. Up to now the social has been in essence about breaking down the walls between the marketplace and the business. Social business is not about CSR or about society and business coming together.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Social Networking: Like Falling In Love. His company provides traditional & social pay-per-click (PPC) management, natural search optimization (SEO), social media/feed marketing (SMO) and online reputation management (ORM) services to national clients.

Twitter Best in Events and Emergencies

Net-Savvy Executive

It's the social media water cooler , where there's always something interesting but rarely anything I can't afford to miss. Here's some of what I saw: Sharing official warnings as they were issued. Media reports. Our local TV stations are on their social media games.

Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?


Gini Dietrich took issue with a post by Steve Cody on Inc. His definition basically says that advertising is paid media, but PR is earned media – “advertising is used to create awareness, while PR is used to enhance credibility.” [LONG POST ALERT!].

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


Great picture and post on the Information Overload Paradox : The post talks about the issue of overload: I can certainly consume more content than I could two decades ago, but no matter how much content is available, I can’t consume much more. Social filtering? Nsyght – social search.

The Four Social Strategies Applied to Facebook

Geoff Livingston

social network traffic , and one half of the U.S. population has an account on the social network. But even if Facebook doesn’t have the function you need, a company or nonprofit can build a custom app for the social network. The Fifth Estate Applied: Facebook Strategy.

How to create a Civilly Disobedient #shitstorm online & off #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. This framework came from one I developed for social media campaigns for companies (workshops) but hey! Social Media puts the media in YOUR hands now.

Two Ladies Lead #Demand13

Geoff Livingston

To me, that’s remarkable because for once female speakers at an Internet marketing conference are a non-issue. Arianna will deliver insights into building top tier content in this fast moving age of social and mobile. Are we making progress with the female speaker issue?

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14 Quick Tactics to Encourage Corporate Social Media Adoption

Direct Marketing Observations

To say that it was a successful tweetchat is an understatement, but what really pushed the chat over the top was the last question in which she asked for quick tactics to encourage corporate social media adoption. BL recounted the raw responses on her blog post , but I wanted to clean them up a little bit, make them into complete sentences, add some clarity and lastly point attendees from Social Fresh to this page. 3) On-going social media education !

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites


The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites. Here’s my beef with social platforms today: I don’t think they’re very social at all. As much as Google+, Facebook, and Pinterest promise a way to connect, they’ve also promoted a disconnect--sharing on different platforms, proving a fragmented sense of keeping tabs on any social network. has set out to associate themselves with the craze that is “social curation": What is this Pinterest?

Twitter is More Popular than Ever


Who would have ever thought that a social network that limited each of its posts to 140 characters could explode the way that it has? Most of us have learned that social media is a quick way to get a response to a customer service problem or issue.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both


Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter?

Social Media is Driven by the Person, Not the Position

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Social Media is Driven by the Person, Not the Position Sun, Jan 18, 2009 Prof. Social Media Club DC Government 2.0

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager


Social media has quickly become de facto for interaction and communication, emerging as the new gateway for consumer influence. Failure to meet this goal can make or break a social campaign, and possibly damage a brand’s online following and reputation.