Sat.Jun 11, 2011 - Fri.Jun 17, 2011

Is LinkedIn the New Old Boys Network?

Adam Sherk

According to the new Pew Internet study Social Networking Sites and our Lives there are nearly twice as many male LinkedIn users as female. What gives? So what accounts for this disparity? More males in the workforce?

9 Steps To A Same Day Passport

Jason Yormark

Every once in awhile I experience something that I feel compelled to share even if it strays from the subject matter of my blog. Especially when the information doesn’t quite exist.

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How Can Brands Connect With the Facebook Generation?

Pamorama

According to a report by McCann WorldGroup , “The Truth About Youth&# , millennials live in a new “social economy&# in which recommending and sharing brands is front and center in their daily lives.

Cartoon: Corporate Twitter

Dave Fleet

This made me chuckle. Recognize this picture? via the brilliant tomfishburne.com ). social media

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Startups: No, You Don’t Need To Hire A Social Media Experts

Dave Fleet

My eye was caught this weekend by a post from Francis Tan, asking whether startups need to hire social media experts. His key points: First things first: Agreeing with Peter Shankman that startups should focus on generating revenue.

Presenting as Shock Jocks… Or Bloggers?

Waxing UnLyrical

Much has already been written about BlogWorld at which, for the most part, I had a really great time. While there have been a ton of recap posts, here are some from Arik Hanson , Justin Goldsborough and Chuck Hemann to get you caught up.

How Google’s Newest Announcements Will Affect SEO

Firebelly

On Tuesday, Google let loose on to the world a slew of new announcements , all changing the way users can search the web. First and foremost is Search by Image, a new feature that opens desktop searching up to the features of Google Goggles for Android phones.

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Funny Google Search: ‘I Don’t Get Twitter’

Small Business Mavericks

Do you get Twitter? Evidently, a lot of people don’t. I know this because a screenshot on this WebProNews article told me so. The funny thing is, I had to see it for myself so I went and typed in “I don’t get&# on Google and guess what? Yep, Google Search tried to help me. Apparently, “I don’t get Twitter&# is a popular search query. I guess that means that a lot of people have heard of Twitter and tried it, but then went away scratching their heads.

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.

Make Your Online Content Sharable! Best Plugins & Widgets (Free)

yMarketingMatters

For an SMB, creating good, valuable content takes a lot of sweat, right? I know. So making this content SHARABLE is a must! I am surprised to find how many of my clients (and many companies) OVERLOOK this or just simply don’t think about this small basic concept when creating content! Its social media marketing.

Build up your image on YouTube

Social Media Citizens

The social impact of online videos has been widely reported. One of the latest examples is Rebecca Black, who became a YouTube phenomenon since her “Friday” music clip hit the Net. The teenage girl is now featuring on superstar Katy Perry’s new video “Last Friday night” , premiered this week on VEVO.

LinkedIn Adds 3 Fun Ways to Remember Your Connections

Almost Savvy

LinkedIn doesn’t get much love in the “I can’t wait to go online and have fun with my friends&# category of social networking sites, but make no mistake – for professionals, wannabe professionals, businesses or non-profits, LinkedIn is where the real action is.

Weekly Roundup: The Social Good Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

There is so much tragedy in the world. Every day, someone, somewhere is affected by it. From a social media standpoint, even if you can’t do anything physically, you can certainly earn some some social karma for yourself online.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Olivier Blanchard owes me a highlighter, Social Media ROI Review

Josh S Peters

WARNING! This book drains highlighters faster than a semester of advanced college classes. Which means it’s good so go buy it now! If Olivier’s name sound familiar to you that might be due to the guest spot he has in Twittfaced.

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4 Stories About Why Our Stories Matter

Firebelly

I’ve been a believer in the power of stories for most of my life. In fact, I came to America because I believed in the “Western&# stories that Hollywood created.

8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns

Almost Savvy

By now, most candidates for public office have figured out that incorporating social media into their campaigns is a critically important step. It’s the how to do this that escapes most of them. That’s perfectly understandable.

Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

The big thing these days is social media software–everyone wants to get into the game.

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 Obama Sets Online Marketing High

Ari Herzog

Photograph by Pete Souza. This Feature Friday article is written by Jessica Wagner. It sounds staggering but President Barack Obama will likely break $1 billion in political fundraising for his 2012 re-election campaign.

What Not to Do When Humanizing a Brand

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Matt Krautstrunk. In the business world, professionalism is an asset. If you are an outside sales rep or represent a company to clients, keeping yourself looking clean to represent a corporate image is something that most employers value.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. How To Use Facebook To Enchant Your Customers. By Guy Kawasaki There’s lots of good advice out there for running a good Facebook Page and how you can build a long-term community.

Are You Adding To The Noise?

Small Business Mavericks

There is a concept in social media circles known as your signal-to-noise ratio. What is meant by that exactly? In social media terms, your signal-to-noise ratio is the amount of actual value that you provide relative to the nonsense you churn. Pardon the dirty speak, but that’s essentially what it is in low-brow talk.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Linking Up on LinkedIn

Idaconcpts

[Tina Safi blogs weekly at [link]. She works at Media Needle, a social media/word-of-mouth marketing agency based out of Los Angeles.]. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site.

Nonprofit Webinar Series – Social Fundraising

Janet Fouts

Whether you work with a grass roots organization or a humongous nonproft you know that social media can be an effective way to make your message more visible out there in the world.

Crazy Virals: Go the F**k to Sleep – read by Samuel L. Jackson (Video)

Social Media Citizens

It’s almost Friday and I’ m already switching into “silly and unserious mode” so just wanted to share this crazy viral video with you before going to sleep A great effort by Samuel L. Jackson to promote his personal brand and have some fun. What do you think about this?

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29 Ways to Stay Creative

Kikolani

Over the weekend, I found this video and thought it was a perfect fit for bloggers who need to keep the inspiration flowing for their writing. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU. I do everything in this list but drink coffee and sing in the shower. I sing in the car instead.

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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.

Showyou Showme Showeverybody

Firebelly

The YouTube time suck, we’ve all been there. Someone shares a video of a cat (it’s always a cat, that’s why we created the Internet, right?)

Who,Why & How of Twitter [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet I found this interesting infographic on SocialWayne.com which gives an in-depth overview of Twitter. After a lot of integrations and updates, the social networking site looks even more exciting and upcoming.

When Traackr Met MeasurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

It was a dark night, the moon sullenly refusing to come out from behind the clouds.

How Consumers Use Social Networking Sites

Small Business Mavericks

A study carried out by Sensis shows how consumers are using social networks. Here are some of the findings: 12% research products they’re interested in purchasing. 11% follow brands in hopes of receiving special offers. 12% research travel offers or holiday destinations. 15% follow or search for information on specific brands. Of course, most people are using the social networks for personal reasons, but you should pay attention to these numbers.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.