July, 2012

Hands free Facebook

Sherrilynne Starkie

Good new for Android users! Now you can use voice commands to use Facebook thanks to a new app, Friends Aloud , created by VoiZapp Inc. It lets users access, listen to, and post status updates and comments – all by voice.

25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? Mine is people who just post quotes all day long, thinking they are being inspirational. What’s yours?

How to Boost Your Number of Followers on Instagram

Mindjumpers

Tweet ??The The diligent reader of the Mindjumpers blog will have noticed that visual communication is a much-discussed topic here on the blog: Instagram , video sharing apps , visual storytelling and much more.

Ask Fans to Unlike Your Facebook Page

Firebelly

Ask for unlikes? I thought we wanted likes. At the AllFacebook Conference, one of the panelist suggested asking fans to unlike your Page. You could hear a few gasps around the room, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

The State of Social Media 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

Self explanatory, really. Read it and weep – or rejoice. Either way, the tidal wave is still going. Thanks, Esteban Contreras for putting this together! 2H12: The State of Social Media & Social Media Marketing in the Second Half of 2012. View more presentations from Esteban Contreras.

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Facebook: editing comments

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that you can edit comments you’ve made on Facebook after you’ve published them? It works for both personal and business profiles. It’s easy. Just click in the top right corner of your comment, then go down to ‘Edit’ Change your mind again?

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Hang around any medium or large business for a while and you’ll start hearing many of the same corporate buzzwords. Phrases like: Ping me if you need me! Let’s figure out how to be more collaborative ! How can we be more innovative ?

The Impact of Mobile Web Usage [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet People walk around with small computers in their pockets. Smartphones let us share real time events and connect with each other anywhere, anytime. As we have written in a previous post about social media mobile usage , more than half of all Facebook users are mobile.

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Curation is Not Aggregation

Firebelly

Curation is the big new buzzword this year in social media circles — collecting information in a strategic amassing of selected information that’s presented in a new way to draw out the subtleties and patterns that might not otherwise be noticed when looking at the group in toto.

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.

Why are CEOs Afraid of Going Social?

SocialFish

The blogosphere is abuzz with the results of a new CEO.com survey which looked for social media accounts for all of the CEOs of the Fortune 500, and found that 70% of CEOs are not using social media.

When “Everyone” Is Your Audience

Waxing UnLyrical

On my way home from work yesterday, I was listening to NPR, and heard an interview with Debra Lee , the CEO of BET (aka Black Entertainment Television). At one point, she was asked who she defines as her competition, and she said (I quote): “Everyone.

New look and feel for LinkedIn

Sherrilynne Starkie

LinkedIn rolled out a new look and feel for its homepage this week. The simpler and cleaner design makes it easier to navigate the page; it’s starting to look a bit like a Facebook timeline.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience. During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders.

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.

How to Create Sharable and Engaging Wall Photos on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Christina Bruun who works as Social Designer at Mindjumpers. Facebook is constantly updating their settings and lately they have started focusing more and more on visual content.

How Often Should You Update Your Facebook Page?

Firebelly

No matter what the session topic was at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference , when it came time for Q&A, the same question was frequently asked: “How often should we update our Facebook page?”. Answers given were as varied as the presenters. Here’s a compilation: “Once a day.”. “At

Google+ for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Don’t miss the second webinar in the Think Tank Summer Series this Thursday at 12 noon ET ! Miss the first one on Pinterest ? Never fear, all webinars in this series are being recorded, and no matter when you register for the series, you’ll get access to all five.). REGISTER HERE !

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Why “You Stink” Headlines Always Get The Click

Waxing UnLyrical

“Why you stink.” ” These headlines always seem to magically know more about that thing we’ve always known deep down about ourselves, no matter how well we’ve resigned ourselves to it, shut out the world’s criticism of it, or – er – deodorized it.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Happy birthday.CA

Sherrilynne Starkie

Canadian Internet Registration Authority (Photo credit: davidcrow). The 1987 goes down in my history as the year I met my husband. (It It took me another six years to get him to the alter, but that’s another story.) But 1987 was also important because it’s the year that the.

Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media

SocMed Sean

Social and mobile…they go together like peanut butter and jelly. But, like anything else, too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The fact that our mobile devices are so portable means they go everywhere with us.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Community Management [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet It is always important to draw up guidelines for how to manage your social media channels – both for the everyday community management and if your brand changes community manager.

B2B Testimonials: Seven Things to Do When Clients Won’t (or Can’t) Talk

Webbiquity SMM

Recommendations and reviews are common in the consumer world, where customers routinely yelp, buzz and epine about everything from air conditioners to yard ornaments.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How to Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization

SocialFish

Did you have a nice 4th of July break? Feeling rested and ready to take on the world again? Well then you’ll be excited to know that our kick-off webinar for the Think Tank Summer Series is this Thursday at 2 pm ET ! REGISTER HERE ! Overview.

How Much Listening Does Social Media Listening Really Offer?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Danny Brown. Social media listening. Social media monitoring. Social media tracking. Social media intelligence. There are many descriptions of how we can use social media as a listening tool , to complement (or replace) our more interactive approach where we converse too.

Social Capital Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

Canada’s national capital is Ottawa and one of the city’s many strengths is the active and passionate social media community that thrives here.

Twitter’s Simpler Search: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are 5 must-reads on new changes Twitter made to its search functionality we don’t want you to miss. Simpler search. By Frost Li Today we’re introducing search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results to twitter.com.

How to Uncover Negative Feedback on Your Facebook Page

Mindjumpers

Tweet We often post about the importance of finding the right conversational touch points in order to engage your target group in conversations based on your values and beliefs. Also, the importance of monitoring and listening is a much-discussed topic here on the blog.

Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

I’ve spent several weekends this summer experiencing the excitement and trepidation of visiting colleges with my eldest offspring.

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Facebook Edgerank: What You Need to Know

SocialFish

Useful infographic from VA Simple Services. Implementation

Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ll admit that it’s fun to bash Klout. They are on the front lines of the Wild West of determining influence, and who is doing that influencing, online.

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