November, 2009

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Isle of Man Newspapers' parent to intoduce online subscription fees

Sherrilynne Starkie

Image via CrunchBase. Johnston Press, parent company to the Isle of Man Newspapers , is introducing subscriptions fees on their websites in a pilot scheme starting next week.

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Why it pays to use a Social Media Specialist

Harp Interactive

As the saying goes…if you’re going to do something, do it right. This tried and true philosophy rings just as true today for any businesses entering into social media marketing.

Google Wave Invites: Grab Your Board

Jason Yormark

I've been playing around with Google Wave for a month or so, and while I think it's definitely a cool way to manage your communication, the fact is, I don't know many people that are actually using it yet. Lucky for me, I've got some

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Social Media Automation 101

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

The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

The role of social media in professional sports is getting a lot of attention these days, unfortunately mostly in the form of teams and leagues trying to clamp down on it or players making mistakes with it

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5 Tricks to B2B Marketing Socially

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whenever I ask members of sales team from around the globe what they need – the answer never changes – more case studies. Its not to say that we don’t respond but for whatever reason it takes a village to get a single case study done.

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Tips on how to use Twitter if you're a business

Freelance Social Media

It's great to see new businesses and organizations join Twitter! I've had the pleasure of sitting down with a few of them and share tips on how to use Twitter. Here's a few I think are helpful: Keep in mind you only have 140 characters

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5 Symptoms of Social Media Couch Potato Syndrome

Harp Interactive

A recently exposed syndrome, social media couch potato (SMCP), has become more prevalent and widespread among businesses that have recently adopted social media platforms.

Is Social Media A Fad?

Justin Levy

When speaking with people that are outside of the social media, marketing or technology circles, many believe that social media is just a fad. They think about the numerous news stories about pedophiles on MySpace; don't understand why

Fortune 100 Need to Get More Creative with Twitter

Adam Sherk

While many companies now have some form of presence on Twitter, how well are they utilizing it? According to a new study by Weber Shandwick, when it comes to the Fortune 100 the answer is not so well

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.

Five Social Media Predictions for 2010


Here are my five social media predictions for 2010. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream. Augmented Reality (AR) is the ability to place computer-generated information, such as text and labels, on top of live real world data, such as video from a smart phone. Most AR applications in 2009 were quaint curiosities designed to demonstrate the AR concept.

Moments and The Power of Not Laughing

Almost Savvy

cafe tables I didn't know what to expect. The guy was a complete stranger, yet here we were having a delightful and very natural conversation. We talked about our kids, observations about life and social media

Apple Magic Mouse Review

Jason Yormark

It's no secret I have formed a deep, passionate love for all things Apple over the past 6 months. After a 2 month learning curve getting used to the differences in operating systems, I am fully assimilated. Of course with Windows 7 now

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The Top 5 Things Beginners Should Know about Social Media Marketing

Harp Interactive

What are the top five things beginners should know about social media? The question was asked in one of the social media groups that I belong to on LinkedIn: “I’m giving a speech for … and would like to know five hot topics you think. beginners would like to know.&#. This is a very good question which got a lot of response from many members (me included). Following are some of the more insightful responses: Top five tips for beginners for any social media environment: Response 1.

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.

Making Lemonade

Justin Levy

Have you recently been laid off? Going through some difficult times? Today Bob Collins, who I work with at New Marketing Labs, showed me this cool project, Lemonade, that he has been helping out with as a side project

True Social Media ROI is All About Integration

The Social Media Incubator

Not long ago, a client came and asked if we could “help her business go viral” by launching social media for her company. In her mind, she was envisioning a world where she could start a Facebook Fan page and post a few Tweets

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Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media


Location-based services — applications that “know” where you are and can use that information to connect you with people, places and things — are one of the hot new classes of social media applications.

Help Me Help You | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

screaming computer The Context. If you are online using any sort of social media, you know that it has been a wild roller-coaster ride lately. The primary networking platforms which many of us use – Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – have

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

I Hope News Corp Does Block its Content from Google

Adam Sherk

More developments in the Rupert Murdoch vs. Google saga today, as the Financial Times reports that discussions have taken place between News Corp and Microsoft on an exclusive deal with Bing that would lead to News Corp blocking its

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How to Craft Compelling Messages For Social Media Platforms

Harp Interactive

Writing effectively for online media and social networks is an evolving art. As print becomes redundant, social media emerges to fill the gap with its short form communication style that is meant to engage non-readers. There are numerous articles with tips on writing for the web and writing-guides and rules for individual platforms like Twitter and Blogs. But there is definite dearth of information on the actual process of writing: OK, so you have set up a Twitter account. What next?

The Importance of Quiet Time | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

In the insanely fast paced lives that most of us lead suggesting that you should add in time for reflection or quiet time sasha would be launch an attack of virtual (or physical) stones being thrown at me. But, taking quiet time is an

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FTC passes new rules and regulations on social media

The Social Media Incubator

The world wide web has been a buzz with the newly passed rules regarding social media and full disclosure on blogs and other online marketing avenues. A great new site has been developed to assist the full disclosure of materials

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

social media marketing's good news


Interview with Dave Evan, Digital Voodoo and author of social media marketing, one hour a day. Here's a quick recap of the video. Look at your listening results. Fine tune your marketing and PR to focus in on what people are interested

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Use Social Media to Be Human: Tips from Michael Brito

Almost Savvy

baby with computer Sure, we've seen big brands using social media. We see them online on Facebook and Twitter, though we're not always quite sure what they're doing there. Are they there to sell products? Reply to customer complaints

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99 Great Intranet Resources – Sean’s Intranet Twitter List

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson I took some time this weekend to categorize my Twitter friends and followers into various Twitter lists.

A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter


If you’re relying on Twitter as your social media hub, you’re limiting your potential for impact and influence. Twitter is excellent for distribution , but if you’re going to communicate original ideas, you’ll need a blog (or something similar). The most influential people on Twitter are either already celebrities, create their own content, or both. Who do you see most often retweeted? Major news outlets like CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Mashable.

Living in the Cloud and Google OS | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

If you've been keeping up on your reading of tech blogs, then you can't get away from all of the increased chatter over Google OS. Google continues to try revolutionizing the way we interact with the web. Google OS is going to change

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Entrepreneurial resources

The Marketing Blog

Customer development methodology. Good product manager bad product manager. Customer development process. Minimum Viable Product. Project rifle. Research writing methodology. Conducting market research

Gov 2.0: Taking a Look Back at 2009 | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

I didn't write a year in review post last year at this time, primarily because by the time I got around to it, everyone else had written theirs and I didn't

Creating Evangelists: Social Media the Cirque du Soleil Way

Almost Savvy

Cirque du Soleil LOVE As part of Cirque du Soleil's social media strategy, a number of bloggers attending BlogWorld in Las Vegas were invited to attend one of their fabulous shows. With six completely different Cirque shows in Las Vegas

An Early Look at News Media Twitter Lists: Not Much Traction

Adam Sherk

With all the buzz about Twitter Lists I thought I'd take a look at how some major news sites are doing so far with their own Lists. Looking at selection of Twitter accounts from 30 news sites, I checked the number of Lists that have

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To Fail Whale or Not to Fail Whale?


Twitter can’t seem to make up its mind whether to serve up the traditional “fail whale&# graphic in the event of a system problem: or this abbreviated, non-fail-whale version: (I received both of these today.) Maybe each indicates a different type of error.

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