July, 2009

11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter

Almost Savvy

unfollow. I love Twitter, no doubt about it. I have found it to be a fabulous tool, through which I've come to know countless brilliant and fascinating people. To me, Twitter is about building relationships. Like all social media tools

10 Benefits of Twitter for Businesses

Harp Interactive

The uses and benefits of Twitter are growing and expanding everyday. Below I’ve listed some of the top 10 reasons why all businesses, no matter how big or small, no matter what your industry, should be on Twitter.

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9 Ways Twitter Can Actually Be Useful

Jason Yormark

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Sleep is Forbidden | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

One of the things I get asked the most is whether or not I actually sleep. Due to the amount I try to interact on various platforms, this blog and Prime Cuts as well as my responsibilities to New Marketing Labs, my steakhouse

United Breaks Guitars: Case Study in Old Media Failure

Socialized

A YouTube video by a musician upset at United Airlines for breaking one of its instruments has reached nearly 3 million views in just a few days, and is creating a lot of buzz in social media circles.

Changing your Twitter Username: A quick guide to keep you in the.

Josh S Peters

How to change your username in Twitter and some things to think about when you do

TrueTwit: Managing Spammers on Twitter. Does it Work? | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

nospam. Note: This was written prior to Twitter's purge of spam accounts this evening. One can only hope this is a sign that Twitter will be managing this problem more aggressively, possibly eliminating the need for tools such as

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Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

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Tips for Eating Healthy While Workshifting

Justin Levy

This was originally posted on workshifting.com but thought it might be useful and interesting over here too. If you haven't checked out workshifting.com yet, please subscribe and let me know what you think

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Videos in Press Releases are Cool – When They Provide Meaningful.

Adam Sherk

Executive quotes in press releases are notorious for lacking any kind of substantial information. It's the most common place to find fluff in a release, and they tend to be largely ignored. Yesterday's Microsoft – Yahoo press release

What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?

Socialized

Tweets are short at 140 characters, but a Twitter avatar must visually represent a user in just 2304 pixels. Choosing the right avatar can affect the way people see you online. Here are some of the most popular avatar types and what they say about the user: Standard head shot : Head and shoulders, framed squarely, professional in appearance, though perhaps a little formal. You’ve established a good balance between being serious and frivolous. You’re “normal,” whatever that means.

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Dear Ex-Facebook Friend… | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

bye-bye. UPDATE: Thanks to you all for your overwhelming support and sharing of this post on Twitter and Facebook. Unfortunately, there have been a couple of people who read this post and been concerned that this was a letter written to

10 Reasons Your Business should be on Facebook

Harp Interactive

Strategy is Key While it is free, and relatively easy to build your Facebook public page, attention to detail in set up, naming and business apps are important. There are certain apps to avoid that will end up weighing down your page and creating long download times. And once you have your page up, you’ll need time to invest in updates, social ads, event ideation and page growth.

2009 Search Engine Strategies, San Jose Giveaway!!

Jason Yormark

One of things that I was most disappointed with when I got laid off was the fact that I would not be able to attend the industry trade shows that I had grown accustomed to attending over the years. It was always a tremendous opportunity

How I Use Delicious | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Recently I've been asked a lot more about social bookmarking and the way in which I use it. My social bookmarking platform-of-choice is Delicious. I've used it since it's early days and continue to find it to be the best tool for

Twitter Suggested Follows – Today's Studio 54 Velvet Rope

Adam Sherk

One of the ways that higher profile Twitter accounts have built up large numbers of followers is by being included among the “suggested follows” shown to users signing up for a new account: Each new user has a group of 20 Twitter

How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. He mentioned that one of the websites he owns and has developed is the name of a city: and he noticed that there is a ‘related’ domain name that is for sale.

Social Media Done Right Means No More “Social Media” Experts

Social Media Strategery

Where will all the social media experts be in five years? Where will all the social media "experts" be in five years? “If If I do my job right, I shouldn't be doing it in five years.” That's what I said almost three years ago when Walton

10 Reasons Your Business should be on Facebook

Harp Interactive

Strategy is Key While it is free, and relatively easy to build your Facebook public page, attention to detail in set up, naming and business apps are important. There are certain apps to avoid that will end up weighing down your page and creating long download times. And once you have your page up, you’ll need time to invest in updates, social ads, event ideation and page growth.

Integrating Social Media in Email Marketing Campaigns | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Online marketers are increasingly seeing the benefits of integrating social media into their e-mail marketing campaigns, a recent study by StrongMail Systems

Twitter Homepage Refresh | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Since many of you probably use a third-party application like TweetDeck or Seesmic, you may not log into the Twitter homepage that often anymore. Well, it's worth taking a look as Twitter has finally pushed out a refreshed homepage

Article Highlights: Good for Users, Good for Search Engines

Adam Sherk

Yesterday Steve Rubel pointed out how the article highlights on sites like CNN.com and imedia Connection are a good time saver for him. CNN.com places a “Story Highlights” section with bullet points to the right of the headline

Who Are Your Twitter Fab Five?

Socialized

In response to the madness of Twitter Follow Friday, I’m going to try something new that I call my “Fab Five to Follow Post.” Instead of tweeting dozens of random Twitter IDs with no context or explanation, I’ve decided to pick five of my favorite Twitter people and explain why I follow them, and why you might want to as well. Vruz is my good friend Horacio from Uruguay. As with most of my favorite people on Twitter, our friendship is based on mutual respect.

Courseopedia Search Engine Helps You Find Courses

Bill Hartzer

I’m always fascinated by the new niche search engines that great entrepreneurs are launching. And this one seems to be pretty useful if you’re looking for courses of any type, even college courses.

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Social Media…for Small Businesses too!

Harp Interactive

You may be familiar with Dell, Starbucks and Jet Blue…a few well-known brands that have been trumpeted for their brilliant use of social media. But what about lesser known and smaller businesses? Does social media marketing “work” for them too? A general misconception out there today is that social media, especially Facebook and Twitter are for large consumer brands.

Traditional Media Meets Twitter

Freelance Social Media

Every year on the third Thursday in July, 5000+ people flock to downtown Lawrence, KS for the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. As a way to keep track of deals happening at the event the hashtag #swsale was created

Google News Should Integrate Twitter Search

Justin Levy

One of the primary websites that I check throughout the day is Google News. I have been in love with this website as a source of news since it was released several years ago. It allows me to quickly see what's going on in the world and

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The Most Buried News Sites on Digg

Adam Sherk

It's no secret that mainstream news sites are experiencing increased exposure on social news sites like Digg. Back in March Soshable noted that 46% of the Digg front page is controlled by 50 websites. Major news sites have seen strong

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“Nearest Tube” Early iPhone Augmented Reality App

Socialized

AcrossAir , developers of the TVGuide.co.uk iPhone app, have introduced Nearest Tube , a 3D Augmented Reality (AR) app for the iPhone that overlays a tube map on live video to help users quickly find the nearest tube station.

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Why you need to build your Social Capital?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So over the last few blog posts we have looked at ways in which websites will provide you with a very different web experience today and over the next 24 months.

Best Practices for Video Optimization

Bill Hartzer

Photo courtesy akolmetz on Flickr.com. I’ve talked a lot about Search Engine Optimization in the past, and even a little bit about Social Media Optimization , optimizing your social media presence. My list of popular social media websites include sites like YouTube and MetaCafe.

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Social Media…for Small Businesses too!

Harp Interactive

You may be familiar with Dell, Starbucks and Jet Blue…a few well-known brands that have been trumpeted for their brilliant use of social media. But what about lesser known and smaller businesses? Does social media marketing “work” for them too? A general misconception out there today is that social media, especially Facebook and Twitter are for large consumer brands.

The Yellow Pages Equal Spam

Justin Levy

Yesterday I stopped by my mailbox and to my surprise there was a Yellow Pages book sitting there waiting for me. I always ignore the stack of them that appears throughout the year by the mailboxes but this time it was actually inside t

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After years of trial and error and months of writing, The New Community Rules (Amazon link) has been released, and I wanted to dive into some of the concepts I discuss in the book, many of which I hope to explore in depth in future blog

Live Tweeting Requires Ethical and Legal Considerations

Socialized

You’re at a conference, the wifi is good, and you’re excited about live tweeting the next speaker. But have you ever wondered whether it’s “OK” to copy and publish someone else’s words and ideas? If you were at the movie theater, neither the studio nor the theater operator would permit you to videotape portions of the movie to post on your blog.

Time to Replace your Online News Room with Facebook!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in October of 2007 at a MarketingProfs conference I remember listening to a panel on how someone used a blog as their online news room.

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Hunting for Social Media at the OSRM09 (Outdoor Retailer Summer.

Josh S Peters

The ORSM (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market) is a yearly event here in Salt Lake City and is a huge draw for outdoor enthusiasts and retailers alike. Get to see the newest, latest and greatest from tiny startups to mega corps like Columbia

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