October, 2009

Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Imagine, for a moment, that you have accepted a new position as a corporate executive tasked with figuring our how to make your company work better, faster, cheaper.

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Blogging – Just Do It!

Almost Savvy

Chris Brogan Holy Toledo, am I having a great time at BlogWorld! I'm exhausted, energized, and inspired. In my last post, I invited you to share your questions about blogs and blogging and promised that I'd seek out various bloggers to

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50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

Harp Interactive

Social media isn’t always the right tool for the job. Not every company needs a blog. YouTube worked for BlendTec, but it might not work for your company. And yet, there’s something to this.

My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

A review of 9 popular wordpress social media plugins that will help drive traffic and engagement on your blogs

Social Media Automation 101

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

A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

I'm definitely a fan of Muck Rack – it offers an easy way to track major media journalists on Twitter and pick up on trending topics. So I've been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do

Dealing with Social Media Rejection | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Every social network has some type of “follow” or “friend” feature that allows you to build communities on those networks. rejection While there has been much debate over whether the number of friends or followers you have mean anything

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New to Social Media? Step 1: Be a Consumer | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Jennifer Kushell In the last post, you heard Chris Brogan describe how important having a blog can become in the quest to be found more readily online. We know you're awesome, but if no one can find you, does being awesome matter

Tips on Writing Retweetable Tweets for Business

Harp Interactive

If you’re using Twitter as a tool to promote your brand or products, it’s crucial that you write retweetable tweets. The shareability of your message makes it viral and extends the reach of your message beyond your own Twitter followers. The trick is to make sure that the content you are writing provides immediate payoff by entertaining, giving useful information, provoking or sharing experiences that help your followers.

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FTC to Penalize Questionable Blogging Practices


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finally stepped up and issued new regulations affecting commercial use of social media.

Social Media Visitors More Loyal But Still a Very Small Percentage.

Adam Sherk

Yesterday posts from eMarketer and Marketing Pilgrim called my attention to some interesting social media statistics put out by advertising network Chitika. First, a study of 33 million unique users from Chitika's network in September

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.

It's Not the Tools, It's What You Do With Them

Justin Levy

One of the most inspiring and captivating presentations of the Inbound Marketing Summit was the keynote that Chris Brogan delivered. Yes, I work with him at New Marketing Labs. No, that is not why I feel the need to pimp the hell out of

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Social Intranet Best Practices – Creating an Intranet Governance Team

SocMed Sean

Tweet Angie Cullen When developing your Intranet, it’s best not to develop in a vacuum. You may not be the best person to make decisions on how employees will use the intranet to do their job. Be sure to identify employees that will be involved in the maintenance of the portal and get everyone involved in the design process. Create an Intranet Governance Council that will include at least one member from each department throughout your company. Bigger departments might have 2 or 3.

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The Art of Saying Thank-You on Facebook | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

thumbs up guy You're on Facebook, right? Chances are that you're one of the over 300 million people who have set-up a virtual home on Facebook because it is a great place to keep up with family and friends, as well as connecting with

The CIA is Watching Your Every Tweet

Freelance Social Media

Not just what you tweet, but your Amazon book review, your Facebook status, and your blog comments. According to Wired.com, the CIA is investing in Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in social media monitoring

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.

Turning Good Intentions Into Action

Jason Yormark

When I changed focus on my blog towards a professional approach my traffic went up considerably. Makes sense considering most people are more interested in issues and discussion regarding social media rather then my life

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NewsPulse Gives CNN.com a New Way to Showcase Popular Content

Adam Sherk

One of the more promising features in this week's relaunch of CNN.com is NewsPulse, which surfaces popular content in a simple, user-friendly interface: CNN NewsPulse. Click on the screenshot above to see a larger image

Ignore Everybody Video Book Review

Justin Levy

Are you looking for a book that, according to Guy Kawasaki, will “kick your ass and push you out of your zone of mediocrity and stagnation”? What about a book that is described by Pamela Slim as bringing “the topic of creativity out of

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Leapfish Set to Roll Out Real-Time Search

Bill Hartzer

There are many different ways to search the internet, regardless if you are looking for videos, pictures, or what have you. Having to go to different searching platforms can be rather time consuming.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Guess Who's An Official Blogger for LeWeb 09!

Almost Savvy

leweb logo Me? Really? You know that feeling when that really good-looking person looks over at you and you're really pleased with yourself for a moment, but then wonder if they are *really* giving that “Hey, baby

Google Wave for the Virtual Office

Freelance Social Media

Well, we've had our invites to Google Wave for a little over 12 hours now and although I may have slept for part of that time I have had some vision for ways that LangfordSevier can integrate this service into our virtual office

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You can't fight the power of video. It's bigger than all of us.


Think about this: How often do you watch video every day? Video is all around us. We don't even realize how often we watch them. We're watching videos so often, that Comscore reported in 2007 that “Americans viewed more than 7 billion

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Google Social Search: Are You in Your Target Audiences' Social.

Adam Sherk

This week Google unveiled Google Social Search, an opt-in feature that provides additional search results with content from a user's “social circle” of friends and trusted sources. A limited number of listings will appear at the bottom

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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.

7th Son Descent “Special Edition”

Justin Levy

As you know, I regularly review books around here. 7thsondescent Since there are always so many great books that I want to read, I usually have to decide which ones capture my attention right now. To help make that decision

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The FINAL word on Social Media ROI | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

The FINAL word on Social Media ROI, a discussion on when and where ROI is appropriate in Social Media

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What Would You Ask a Blogger?

Almost Savvy

blog I am *so* not a Las Vegas person. All the lights, people, gambling and drinking really aren't my thing. Why then would I be packing to spend a few days in to Vegas? If you're thinking there must be a pretty compelling reason

Google Wave Tips and Tricks, Twitter | Freelance Social Media

Freelance Social Media

Wave Tips and Tricks was started by Sam Davyson Find the wave here The first 7 tips posted are below: 1. Mark read waves as read. This keeps your

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Objectified: Our Relationship with Manufactured Objects and, by.


Branding in in our DNA at Firebelly Marketing. And we're firm believers that design makes everything better. Design thinking should be embedded in how we approach making things in general. Check out this story

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

This week Google started embedding a Hot Trends graph at the bottom of search results pages for queries that fall within their top 100 fastest-rising search terms, as seen in this example screenshot: While checking out search trends is

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Chasing the Human Web

Justin Levy

Today AJ Leon stops by to share his thoughts on chasing the human web. AJ is co-founder of The LaC Project, a regular contributor to workshifting.com (client project) and spends a lot of his time traveling the world helping impoverished

Need Social Media Coaching?

Taylor Marek

Something has been on my mind for the past several years now. It is in regards to showing you how to take advantage of the tools available to us today. I know I haven't spoken much on it, and I know a small handful of you are following

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Apple, the company behind aesthetically pleasing hardware that keeps fanboys drooling, has recently joined Twitter. If you take a look at any one of their four accounts, you'll notice one thing: they're not using Twitter to converse but

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Mobelize Your Wordpress Blog! | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

Tips and tools to make your Wordpress blog mobile friendly