January, 2011

20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. View more presentations from Dave Fleet. One of the great things about working in the digital space right now is observing the many changes constantly occurring.

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Facebook's secret groups | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Social Media Definition by Peeing [infographic]


Tweet The other night I were browsing through my following feed on Tweetdeck, looking for interesting news – a fun tweet caught my eye…. I knew that I’ve seen something like it before – another tweet a couple of days ago.

Five Reasons Why Facebook Will Never Replace Your Website


Today someone said something which still has me reeling hours later: “Facebook will eventually replace websites.&# Was this person the first to ever have said it? Surely not.

Social Media Automation 101

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

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

In the genes? I don't know if we PR pros have a faulty gene or what, but we make it so easy for other professionals to beat up on us. Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0. Last week I posted 6 ways to ruin your chances of getting free

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10 Social Media Lessons From Home Improvement

Dave Fleet

Tweet If we’re connected on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed me posting a lot about the renovations we’re currently conducting on our new house. In a brief moment of downtime, I started thinking about the social media lessons you can learn from the process of renovating a house.

January 2011: Ottawa's Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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The Impact of Social Media


Tweet Harvard Business Review Analytics Services has released a study on the impact of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, blogs etc. offers organizations the chance to join conversation with millions of customers around the globe every day.

Quora? Verdict: Awesome.


By now you’ve heard of Quora , and probably started messing with it. I’ve heard all kinds of opinions about it, good and bad , including concerns about its exploding popularity in the last couple of weeks.

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.

The Next Chapter: Joining Citrix Online

Justin Levy

A little more than 2 years ago Chris Brogan and I were both attending the first Social Media Jungle event in New York so we decided to carpool down together.

Social Media Refresh Tip #2: Export Your Friends’ Contact Info

Almost Savvy

You’ve taken the job of connecting with the right people online seriously. You’ve methodically built your professional network of connections on LinkedIn. You’ve added your family, friends, old classmates and co-workers to your list of Facebook friends.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million.

Report: social media analysis | Sherrilynne Starkie

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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.

Great Case on Social Media Turned Into a Bad One by The Traditional Media


Tweet It all started with Lara – a user of social media, unhappy with her wireless company, making a complaint about it on Twitter, the company returned to her and fixed the problem. It is a great story of customer service on social media which one should think about.

47 Books For Your 2011 Reading List

Dave Fleet

Tweet Looking for books to populate your reading list for 2011? Here are a few to think about. Last year I set myself a challenge: reading a book every two weeks throughout the year (I actually managed one more than that).

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Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

What's the buzz, tell me what's happening. Yesterday's social media storm-in-the-making (or so it seems to me) was about the fact that Facebook can now turn your “likes” into ads. This is what Ad Age had to say about it (and thanks to

5 Reasons Why Conversations Matter to Your Brand


A few months ago, Altimeter Group released a study on Facebook marketing success criteria. One of the most interesting points, and one that I agree with completely, is that brands (and Altimeter’s research was based on some really big, sophisticated brands) are not good with being “social&#.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?),

Deloitte's 2011 social network predictions | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry


Tweet. For a while ago, I wrote a blog post called 4 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry pointing out among other things how bloggers has become the new (and most important) influencers and how the brands get more and more humanized. I would like to highlight the subject again.

How To Easily Hack Your Facebook Profile Photo

Almost Savvy

Yes, I finally gave in. I had resisted the call to “upgrade&# my profile on Facebook for several weeks. Calling it an “upgrade&# didn’t fool me. I heard the buzz and read the complaints. Many of those who moved to the new format weren’t happy.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Four Free Digital Marketing Tools for Non-Profits

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Erica Holt. These are frugal days, and everyone loves getting and writing about free stuff. Wait for it…) Relax, I'm not going to re-list what's already been written all over the Interwebz about affordable technology

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Most webinars stink. What can we do about it?


This is a guest post by Rich Feinstein , CEO extraordinaire at CommPartners , a company that provides webinar, e-learning and virtual conferencing services.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for an easy way to create a cool graphical email signature with trackable interactive buttons? Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites?

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Grammys map music with new app | Sherrilynne Starkie

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We Love Facebook! The Hardcore Facts In An Infographic


Tweet SocialHype and Online Schools have rendered this infographic presenting how many people use Facebook, how often they log on to the social network, which ages that are most present on Facebook etc.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads


Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 26 Facebook Advertising Tips.

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. One of the things that I've been doing over the last couple of years, ever since I started this blog, was to play with plugins and ways in which it could look more visually appealing

Five ways to adapt your social media marketing plan


Hello Quora , Jumo , and whatever’s new with Facebook. You’re teaching reminding us that change is the only constant.