February, 2011

February 2011: Ottawa Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

25 Suggestions For How To Use Twitter

Dave Fleet

Twitter sent an email around to users yesterday, giving four suggestions for getting the most out of Twitter in 2011: Follow your interests: Follow the people who share your passions. Get specific: Follow your favourite leagues, teams, players, writers etc.

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It’s All About.Me (Your Identity Online – Simplified)

Almost Savvy

Have you ever received an email from someone and their signature block seems to run on forever with so many links that the signature is longer than the email itself? Are you guilty of this yourself? It’s okay to admit it, you’re among friends.

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. She is trying to help people connect – and you can connect with her on Twitter @nabanita_roy. Social media is no more the next thing.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Why Klout Should Not Be A Synonym For Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Bloddy hell, we just can’t get away from “influence,&# can we? Image: Jonathan D. Blundell via Flickr, CC 2.0. Reminds me a little bit of a cheer from my high school days: Everywhere we go-o-o! People want to know-ow-ow! Who we are-are!

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Five ways toward Twitter success | Sherrilynne Starkie

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5 Tips For Managing The Email Deluge

Dave Fleet

Ever find yourself thinking, “I need more email&# ? Ever feel disappointed because you don’t get enough in your inbox? I didn’t think so. Personally, I get between 200-300 emails a day, as many of you likely also do.

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Internet Fame and the True Impact of Influence

SocialFish

You may be aware that there is a big debate going on in the social media blogosphere about “influence&#.

How to Use Twitter As a Marketing Channel

Mindjumpers

Tweet When it comes to communicating and creating conversation with your tribe, Twitter is a great platform to use. When searching the web, I found this infographic presenting a strategic approach on how to use Twitter to reach this goal.

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.

In Public Relations, The Customer Is Your Media

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re a public relations professional (or business owner) fixated on getting that One Big Media Hit (Oprah, anyone?), consider this instead: The customer is your media. Repeat after me: the customer is your media. Image: han Soete via Flickr, CC 2.0.

PRFilter Shows Press Release Buzzword Abuse Still Prevalent

Adam Sherk

Press release search engine PRFilter came out of beta last week. It aggregates press releases from 10 wire services and distribution services and pulls them in directly from 60+ technology and media companies.

Measuring influence online | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

Book Review And Interview: Common Sense Leadership

Dave Fleet

Common Sense Leadership. by Garth Johns, is unlike many of the books I’ve read recently. For one thing, Garth is a local author – working for the Regional Municipality of Durham.

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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.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

5 Educational and Inspiring Social Media Diagrams

Mindjumpers

Tweet At HubSpot , they have collected 22 educational social media diagrams – and I think some of them are very useful, when wanting to gain an easy insight into social media.

HAPPO Days Are Here Again

Waxing UnLyrical

Sorry, couldn’t resist that. I felt a bit punny. What is HAPPO? Oh, how quickly one forgets!

What you need to know about the new Facebook Upgrade

Harp Interactive

The recent Facebook platform changes include a multitude of new features…some obvious and simple to grasp while others are more complex.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Skills: another new LinkedIn feature | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?

Firebelly

Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. It can be a tricky process, because transferring isn’t easy when you have hundreds of posts published already.

Trust Barometer Reveals Need For Mature Social Media

Dave Fleet

Yesterday I was privileged to attend the Toronto launch of the Canadian results of Edelman’s 2011 Trust Barometer survey with my employer, Richard Edelman.

Oreo gains over 100,000 ”likes” on Facebook in 24 hours

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday, the brand Oreo – “America’s favorite cookie” – started a competition for the purpose of setting a Guinness World Record for most “likes” to a post on their Facebook page in 24 hours.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Seven Steps To A Better Facebook Business Page

Waxing UnLyrical

Facebook, my Facebook, wherefore art thou, Facebook? With Facebook having introduced quite a few changes to business pages, most of us are scratching our heads as to how to make the best use of them. Or “get up to speed,&# if you’d prefer buzzword bingo terminology.

Brands are still not taking Twitter Seriously

Direct Marketing Observations

I’m not nitpicking. But let’s talk about social media icons. We’re starting to see them on everything. Specifically the Twitter and Facebook icons.

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Facebook Upgrades Fan Pages

The Marketing Blog

Today’s morning brings a new surprise to all of us as Facebook has upgraded some of the features in Fan Pages. The changes as Facebook says are aimed to managing communication, improving expression and increasing engagement.

Virtual Event Technologies Defined

SocialFish

This is the first in a new series of guest posts by famed blogger on social media and events, Jeff Hurt, of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Image by Splitbrain.

How Social Media Strengthens Companies [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Socialcast has compiled this nice infographic that explains how social media strengthen the relationships inside the company to engage employees and consumers when creating customer relations. As we see it, social media are technologies that change the way people can interact with each other.

Authenticity: At The Core Of Smarter Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Smarter social networking. A few nights ago, I was part of the “ Get Geeky &# panel that Social Media Club-DC had put together. Along with Alex Howard , Frank Gruber and Shana Glickfield , we talked about “ smarter social networking.&#.

Recharging and Disconnecting

Justin Levy

How important is recharging to you? No, I’m not talking about the importance of keeping your gadgets charged. We already know that we should always be charging all of our digital leashes.