Fri.Aug 26, 2011

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Optimizing Twitter For Paper.li

Small Business Mavericks

Have you heard of Paper.li ? It’s a new social curation tool that allows anyone to start their own online newspaper, except that the “news&# one prints isn’t original content. Despite that weakness, however, it’s becoming very popular. What Paper.li does is take links sent out through Twitter and curates them into one news source according to the publisher’s preferences. It works something like this. At 8:00 a.m.

#FollowFriday: Nancy Davis

Spin Sucks

Nancy Davis! Get your slugger out! We’re going on an adventure. It’s #FollowFriday time and you’re the honoree. This also means you’re out of Facebook timeout. For now. Now, now. Don’t take advantage.

The Invisible Rock Stars

Waxing UnLyrical

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The Netflix Aftermath Wars: Blockbuster versus Redbox

Idaconcpts

As movie lovers react to Netflix plan adjustments and cost increases, a fair percentage are exploring other movie rental options. Some are trying Amazon’s Prime program in which the movie streaming is a benefit, not the main thrust.

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The ROI of Your MOM

Direct Marketing Observations

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Gin and Topics: Mourning, Whining, and Rolling

Spin Sucks

What a crazy week! First there is an earthquake on the East Coast (I know it’s not a big deal to you West Coasters, but those buildings can’t withstand that kind of shaking). Then Steve Jobs resigned (which makes me really sad because I think we’ll soon hear of his death).

Reflections on Brand Advocates & Social Influence

Mindjumpers

Tweet When we’re talking about a business managing a social media presence – or several for that matter, we’re beginning to hear more about brand advocates. But who are they – and why are these people so important to your business?

Key to Creating B2B Social Content That Engage Audiences

PWB Marketing Blog

Probably the number one thing that keeps social media managers up at night is thinking about how to create content that engages audiences and gets people to interact. How do you get Facebook fans and Twitter followers excited and look forward to what you have to say? How do you get people to share your content, leave comments on your business blog, and get busy executives to interact with you?

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

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State of the Word – from WordPress

SocialFish

This post has been reprinted from its original appearance on associationTECH. Thought you might enjoy this State of the Word address from Matt Mullenweg of WordPress. There’s a concise history of WordPress, and some interesting survey results from the site that boasts it’s running every 22 of the latest 100 new active domains. Lots of association examples of respondents to the global survey.

ESPN Bans Breaking News From Twitter

Firebelly

ESPN – every sports fan seems to hate it, yet watches it religiously at the same time. Now the worldwide leader in sports wants to push its reporters away from Twitter. Reporters like Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian are very known for breaking news on Twitter. As soon as a piece of news is known by them, the reporters are expected to hit Twitter with it. ESPN released a new social media policy this week putting a stop to it. Do not break news on Twitter.

You Need to Be (Better Than) a Jerk

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Joe Bunting of The Write Practice. You’ve been told that controversy sells. You’ve heard you need to use hyperbole in your headlines. You’ve tried to create polarizing content that gets comments rolling in like crazy.

Open source development, forking and GP licences

The Way of the Web

I’ve spent the last 24 hours concentrating on some work for friends and clients, Jigoshop regarding their use of the GPL Licence V3 and the repercussions of ‘forking’ a project under that licence, so if you’re at all interested in open source, you might want to head over and read the latest post to see what’s going on. open source forking free software gps licence v3 jigoshop wordpress ecommerce

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