Mon.Feb 27, 2012

Do You Make The Most Of Your Opportunities?

Jason Yormark

It can be amazing where and when inspiration can strike. Most times you never see it coming. For me this past weekend, I was fortunate to experience it with my own son at his last basketball game. Basketball is my son’s secondary sport if you will, so he’s more of a middle of the pack kid when it comes to his skill level and experience.

How Important Is Security For Your Online Business?

Small Business Mavericks

I am often surprised at the different mind sets between online and offline business owners. In reality, a business is a business – no matter the environment in which it is conducted. Security is a thorny issue with consumers. They want their data protected, especially when it comes to their email addresses, their postal addresses, and more importantly, their credit card numbers.

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Social Business Trends and Next-Gen Ecosystems


We’re at AUDC for most of this week; so in the meantime, here’s a heady slide deck by Dion Hinchcliffe of the Dachis Group, giving his closing keynote at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit (apparently not the same as the Enterprise 2.o conference which hasn’t happened yet).

Avoiding the Client-Consultant Ego Clash

Waxing UnLyrical

Some of you know I’m adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. For those who don’t, I am (!), and this is my fourth year teaching a class on “not-for-profits in the digital age.”

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Language Support in Social Media Analysis

Net-Savvy Executive

Does your social media program include foreign language requirements? Even if your company does business in only one country, you might need multiple languages. The question is, how much capability do you need to check off the language box?

How to Use Social Media

Engaging Brand

Social media is the shiny new tool. Social media for business and marketing in particular is now moving from why to how.but we mustn't let the how be the starting must remain why.for your business. The main question I help businesses How to use social media and for me often the social media tools can be a distraction. The reason? Because social media management is often how to use a tool, rather than how the tool can help achieve the business strategy. .

Become an EdgeRank Ninja


Tweet Most people working strategically with Facebook have probably heard of EdgeRank by now. It is Facebook’s algorithm that determines what content that will be displayed in the user’s news feed.

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Infographic: The Brain of the Beginning Blogger


This guest post is by Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a blog. But creating a successful and popular blog isn’t as easy as simply getting a domain name and ranting away on whatever comes to mind on a given day. Here, we take a look at some of the common misconceptions that beginner bloggers have on issues ranging from content and SEO to graphics and URLs. For instance, have you ever done a double-take when a URL can be read two different ways (one being not so favorable)?

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

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Do you lose value by turning off comments on a blog?

The Way of the Web

If you’ve ever spent a Sunday evening clearing out the contents of a website or blog anti-spam filter, you’ll identify with the decision of Dave Winer to turn off the comments on Scripting News.

Blog Wise Tip 4: Choose a Structure that Works for You


All the bloggers we spoke to as we researched Blog Wise had an opinion on structure. Even those, like Matt Kepnes of , who doesn’t blog to regular schedules, noted that they had particular times that were good for certain work tasks, and particular times that tended to be less productive. Matt, in balancing his desires to work and to experience the destinations he travels to, puts time limits on his daily blogging tasks.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Buildin a fort Cartoon comic dad and son thattababy


Premise 2.0 Released: Complete Digital Sales and Lead Generation Engine for WordPress


I’m really excited today to see that the team over at CopyBlogger are announcing an update of their popular Premise software for WordPress users – and it is something that you will definitely want to check out if you are a WordPress Blogger who wants to: set up a membership area on your blog. you want to sell digital products from your blog. you want to generate leads for your email list. This is going to be good! What is Premise 2.0?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.