March, 2009

Business Cards - So Important or So Over?

Almost Savvy

After spending much time deeply immersed in the high-tech, heavily wired world of virtual networking, it can become easy to overlook some of the “old school” networking tools. Front and center among these time-tested tools is the

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Social Media Expert: How long does it take to become one?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I was reading Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book The Outliers the other night and he goes into a discussion about Violinists and on how long it takes them to become a master at their craft. So without spoiling the book for you – the bottom line was – it takes 10,000 hours to become a Master Violinist.

TwitterJobSearch Debuts, Helps Search Twitter for Jobs

Bill Hartzer

TwitterJobSearch has launched, the first smart job search engine that actually extracts meaning from Twitter content. TwitterJobSearch creates a real-time global “online resource&# for all jobs posted onto Twitter.

When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

My husband Brian, who knows firsthand how much I eat, drink, and sleep social media, pointed me to an interesting critique by expertcruiser on a 2007 social media marketing campaign by Royal Caribbean. That year, the cruise line

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Newspapers get online! Find a way to monetize

Freelance Social Media

Dear Newspaper, Are you online? I'm tired of hearing about newspapers going out of business. Local, college, national…you're all hurting. If you aren't online then make it happen. Ellington CMS can provide everything you need

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Internet Marketing Basics: Understanding Our Search Engine Overlords

Josh S Peters

It seems like ages since i wrote on my blog, and for that I apologize. The new gig has kept me more than busy and I've just been running on empty when I got time for the blog. However, now that we have the campaign now under way I'll be

Facebook MythBusters

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Would you ever have imagined that your relationship status determines whether or not you're likely to use a Facebook app? Me neither! And, the common belief is that the more wall activity a person has on Facebook, the more likely they are to send virtual gifts. Not true.

Cranberry Launches Search Engine Optimization for People Service

Bill Hartzer

Cranberry , a company led by led by Internet visionary David McInnis (formerly of PRWeb ), has launched PeoplePond , an Internet service that provides search engine optimized (SEO) profiles and online identity verification services for individuals.


Taylor Marek

The television landscape is drastically changing as new digital distribution platforms emerge that enable truly personalized television. zilliontv is one of those platforms. zilliontv is a new company joining the digital tv age

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.

Google Voice and grandcentral

Freelance Social Media

I signed up for grandcentral last summer before they stopped accepting new accounts. I didn't have any need for it at the time but I felt it was a pretty awesome application and it sparked my interest

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Search Engine Strategies Day 2 Video Recap

Jason Yormark

The madness continues with our Day 2 video coverage of SES NY: Video: Day 2 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

The Future of Advertising is one word.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Contextual Now I know this isnt such a new statement - but consider these clues. When the folks who created ET the movie (I hope I am not dating myself here) wanted to use M&M's as the candy that ET was most attracted to - Mars said no but Reese's Pieces said yes.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Thumbplay Chooses Attivio Enterprise Search

Bill Hartzer

Attivio , a software company that specializes in enterprise search solutions and information access, has been chosen to enhance the search functionality of Thumbplay , the top mobile entertainment destination in the USA.

Today is Square Root Day

Taylor Marek

What's this you say? If you're a math geek, you already know this. But if you don't, let me introduce you to a holiday that occurs only nine times in a century. Tuesday is Square Root Day, a rare holiday that occurs when the day

#GNO the most popular hashtag every Tuesday night | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

I was browsing popular hashtags a couple of weeks ago and found the tag #gno to be the most popular. Of course the first thing I wondered was what gno meant

Day 1 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

Jason Yormark

I'm in the thick of another SES trip in New York, NY and this time around I'm doing the video thing. Have a looksy at my Day one video recap. Video: Day 1 Recap – Search Engine Strategies – New York

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

2 Million ONLINE Leads Market for BFSI Sector in India!

Atom Thought

One of the largest spenders on internet in India is the Banking and Finance Services Industry (BFSI). No, don't be under any illusion, BFSI sector is not the most evolved sector when it comes to using the web to it's full potential

With Facebook Pages - Who needs a Website?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I was talking to a small business owner last night. They are in the middle of a very costly redesign of their B2C website and I couldn't help but ask if they had plans to set up on Facebook as well. Right now, I have Facebook on the brain.

comScore Releases First Public Report of Online Usage in Singapore

Bill Hartzer

According to a new report by comScore , Internet users in Singapore spend half of their time online using social and entertainment websites. This is the first public report of online usage in Singapore. It includes a ranking of the most “engaging and visited Internet site categories and properties, based on the comScore World Metrix service, and the top search properties, based on the comScore qSearch service.

Twitter Updates for 2009-03-02

Taylor Marek

Taylor is having a blast! literally! link] #; Taylor is at lazertag waiting for the fun to begin!! link] #; Now off to LAZERTAG! I'll be back later #; @thepodgineer yup, I'm working out the bugs in reply to

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA's Evolution of Security.

Social Media Strategery

When I first started Social Media Strategery six months ago, one of my inspirations was the TSA's Evolution of Security blog. Along with Intellipedia

Advertising to Gen Y on Social Networks

Social Media Marketing

2 Million ONLINE Leads Market for BFSI Sector in India!

Atom Thought

. One of the largest spenders on internet in India is the Banking and Finance Services Industry (BFSI). No, don’t be under any illusion, BFSI sector is not the most evolved sector when it comes to using the web to it’s full potential. Anyways, a large chunk of spending by BFSI can be attributed to generating and buying leads for various products including loans, insurance and credit cards.

Personal Brands RULE on Social Networks

Buzz Marketing for Technology

On Facebook you can’t be a Friend of a brand but you can be a Fan of a brand. While it sounds like a subtle difference it is actually an important distinction. Brands are the sum total of the experience a customer has when they are interacting with your brand.

Google Discusses the Favicon Selection Process

Freelance Social Media

Over on the Official Google Blog Google discusses and showcases several favicon submissions and the evolution of their current favicon. This one isn't my favorite, I like it better than the previous purple lowercase one but not as much

Twitter Updates for 2009-03-01

Taylor Marek

Must pop out for a bit, but I will be back! #; Ah, but @trumpuniversity is here! Looking forward to the tweets! and tonights show… #; Oh wow, I did a search for Donald Trump on twitter, seems someone is holding it ransom for $100k Not

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

Social Media Strategery

Social media on the Internet are empowering, engaging, and educating consumers and providers in health care. This movement, known as Health 2.0, can be

Social Network Shorthand

Social Media Marketing