Mon.Mar 26, 2012

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. To be honest, I think the name N-Gen (Net Generation) is more befitting. We are certainly addicted to the internet; we grew up with it, so it comes naturally to us.

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Think Before You Tweet

Jason Yormark

It never ceases to amaze me how many people (mainly professional athletes and celebrities), communicate on social media platforms so carelessly. I think it’s great that many of these folks are using these channels to connect with their fans and provide glimpses into their professional lives. However do these folks not realize the power of their words when they reach so many? Take the latest case.

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Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. The project.

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Facebook Privacy & Employers: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are 5 must-reads related to Facebook privacy and employers that we don’t want you to miss. Facebook Privacy Debate a Passionate One. By Christina DesMarais Employers who ask job applicants for the passwords they use to log in to Facebook are going overboard.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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They want our Facebook log-in info! Run away!

Socialized

The latest social media kerfuffle is over news that some employers are requiring job candidates to disclose their social networking log-in credentials. Shel Israel does an excellent analysis and summary of the fine points of this story, so I won't do that here). Foregoing a discussion about why employers would need this

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Social Media and Disability

Engaging Brand

More and more the elderly and people with disabilities are embracing social media. With this in mind there are initiatives to make the web more universally accessible. Whether or not these initiatives will be effective is debatable, but it’s clear that social media technology can be used for more than just meaningless status updates – it can actually accommodate meaningful community. Common Myths about Web Accessibility and the Disabled. ·

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Why Small Businesses Need To Foster Good Customer Vibes

Small Business Mavericks

Is SEO still relevant? Some would argue that search engine traffic is becoming too difficult to target and that the current algorithms have made it harder for small businesses, particularly new small businesses, to rank well. I would argue differently. Search engines are slowly moving away from the traditional signals used to rank web pages and moving more towards the social connections that businesses make.

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Social Media Impacts The Trust of People Not In Our Digital Networks

Diva Marketing Blog

Sometimes the smart people can be the most naive when it comes to social media and social networks.

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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.

Importance of Storytelling in Social Media

Mindjumpers

Tweet An aspect of social media that is often overlooked, is its role in the evolution of storytelling. Social media have made us all to storytellers.

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Social Media and Disability

Engaging Brand

More and more the elderly and people with disabilities are embracing social media. With this in mind there are initiatives to make the web more universally accessible. Whether or not these initiatives will be effective is debatable, but it’s clear that social media technology can be used for more than just meaningless status updates – it can actually accommodate meaningful community. Common Myths about Web Accessibility and the Disabled. ·

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How to Overcome the “I Wish” Mentality and Start a Blog

ProBlogger

This Guest post is by Adarsh Thampy of Conversionchamp. I wish I started my blog a long time back when there was a lot less competition. I wish I was able to write great content from the start. I wish I had the money to purchase hosting and set up a self-hosted WordPress blog. I wish, I wish, I wish… How many of us have wished for something like this in the past? Or, worse yet, is still wishing for things to happen just like that? I know I have.

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Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day non sequitur Pyramid Wiley Miller

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

5 Epic Blogging Lessons Learned from Parenting Five Rowdy Kids

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Ruth Zive Ruth Zive Copywriting. Most of my readers and clients know me as a freelance copywriter and content marketing strategist. But the truth is, I’m operating under cover; my real identity is SuperMom to a brood of five rowdy children (including one that is a wee bit chromosomally enhanced ). I’m actually not that “super,” but I’m most certainly Mom, first and foremost. It’s a busy, messy, loud, hectic, demanding, and unbelievably rewarding job.

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