Sat.Sep 01, 2012 - Fri.Sep 07, 2012

Psychology of social networking

Sherrilynne Starkie

We tend to over think some things in life and here’s proof. Do you suffer from high levels of narcisim or low self esteem? Or, maybe you use Facebook, because it’s just a fun way to keep in touch with friends? Related posts: Are professional communicators normal? Infographic: Twitter facts. Wikipedia rules the waves. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information.

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The Power of Facebook Advertising [Infographic]


Last week Marlene wrote a blog post about ad opportunities on different social networks, where you can read more about Sponsored Stories and Promoted Posts on Facebook. Now the Facebook marketing team has published an interesting infographic about the power of advertising on the platform.

Social Media Risk Manager: What?


Maddie Grant of SocialFish sent me the link to Altimeter Group’s Guarding the Social Gates: The Imperative for Social Media Risk Management. My initial response was rather snarky – “D’oh! That’s what I have been saying” – there is nothing new here.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Is Social Media Marketing Effective?

Direct Marketing Observations

Thanks to the folks at MDG. Social Media marketing roi social media

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Why You Need a Social Media Policy in Your Organization


In a previous post called Implement a Social Media Policy: Make Your Employees Brand Ambassadors , Marina introduced what a Social Media Policy is and briefly described why it is important for your organization.

What freedom in a humanized culture looks like [case study]


Jamie posted about this last week , and I think we’re both just at the beginning of a whole series of possible posts about the human attributes we see in this Netflix slide deck about their corporate culture.

Social Media In The Workplace: 5 Labor Day Must-Reads


Happy Labor Day to our U.S. readers! Here are 5 must-reads on social media in the workplace. National Labor Relations Board Takes Sledgehammer to Social Media Policies.

Do Your Career a Favor, Be Replaceable

Waxing UnLyrical

Last February I wrote a post about Taking Time Off When You Work In Social Media and recently reaped the rewards of putting that advice into action. I had two challenges: Finding someone capable of doing the work.

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.

Statistics: Facebook on Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]


Recently, the social network Facebook reached a total of 1 billion users worldwide. A number that is almost too large to fathom.

Are you meeting the needs of your mobile members? [E-BOOK]


We’ve been working with Results Direct to dig into the minds and needs of members using mobile to engage with their associations. We developed three personas to think through how people use mobile and how an association might need to think about how accessible their content is.

Top 5 Posts From The Condescending Corporate Brand Page On Facebook


Have you heard of the Condescending Corporate Brand Page on Facebook? If not, I’d recommend giving it a “Like” – just don’t be like it. The page was created to spoof (and shame) efforts some brands have launched on their Facebook pages.

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Reviving the Customer Experience – One Food Truck at a Time: Part 2

Waxing UnLyrical

I know, I know, the anticipation was killing you. Well it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for, the second part of my interview with entrepreneur and food trucker extraordinaire, Jeff Kelley ! (If

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.

9 Startup Learnings You Should Not Miss!

Atom Thought

Harbinder Narula is an online and mobile VAS specialist who has served at various senior levels with companies like Google, Times Group, Buongiorno and Aryty. He was the first business development hire for Google India where he initiated the GOOG short code on mobile and then went on to lead Content Partnerships for Google in. Interviews & Columns

Online Experiences Need Interaction


Raise your hand if you enjoy 60-90 minute lectures. Now keep them up if you love listening to others speak, without being able to ask questions or share your ideas. That’s what I thought. Bottom line: Online experiences need interaction.

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3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters


Admit it. You looked, didn’t you. You were intrigued by the headline, and you wanted to see what this was all about. You wanted to see what the three reasons were — I nearly called them 3 secrets — and whether you could pick something up. What if there was really only one secret?

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3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Reward Customer Loyalty

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Anita Brady, the President of 123Print. Loyalty apps reward your customers for returning to, and spreading the word about, your online business. Though the phrase is a product of the ever-growing web lexicon, most people are actually pretty familiar with “loyalty apps.”.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Poor Social Responsiveness Risks Tarnishing a Brand’s Image

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Corey Northcutt. Social media has instigated a leveling effect on marketing. Now, small and medium businesses can compete with the big guys when it comes to getting their brand out there and establishing awareness where it matters.

Let’s rethink management.


We’re working on a couple of challenges for hacking the M-Prize. Check it out and add yours!

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A Job, Career or Labor… What’s the Difference?

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday, we in the U.S. marked Labor Day (which the rest of the world marks on May 1 , but of course, we have to be different… ).

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Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. This begs the question: what planet are the other 34% living on?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Facebook Message Ends with Sender Receiving Free Custom Phone

The Social Media Incubator

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to be “lucky” and receive free things in life? Some times all you have to do is ask! This past May, a Facebook user named Shane sent a message to Samsung expressing his love of Samsung products and asking for a free Galaxy S3 phone.

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Digital media etiquette: Where do you stand?


Modern technology has made of us less formal when it comes to communication. Just because you’re not always able to see the person in whom you are speaking to, doesn’t mean that you can cease to use good manners.

The Social Media Audit [Infographic]


My post last week, Brand Discovery: The First Step In A Social Strategy , discussed the importance of brand discovery whether it be with an agency or internally. This week, I stumbled across the infographic below by Awareness, Inc. that explains the objectives and goals of the audit. A social audit is one of the most important parts of discovery work because it will help paint a picture of what is going on with competitors and the brand itself.

Social Networking Grows 52% Among India’s Internet Users But Reaches Just 6.3% of Population

The Realtime Report

The use of social networking sites among internet users in India has grown nearly 52% since 2011, with more than 76 million people now using social networking sites in the country. But while the country has millions of social network users, only 6.3%

5 Events for Busy Entrepreneurs Who Love Traveling


Photo Credit: Being a self-made entrepreneur often means long work days and nights on the road , making the act of staying ahead through continued education and networking a nearly impossible task.

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All About Learning Analytics


“When you hear “analytics”, you might think of webmaster tracking visits to their site. But learning analytics combines this sort of data analysis with student interaction in online education tools, aiming to create a more integrated and customized learning experience.

How To Anticipate What Your Blog Readers Want From You Next


This is a guest post by Nathalie Lussier. “You’re a mind reader! You always seem to know exactly what I need at the right time.” ” That’s what I hear from my blog readers on a consistent basis. Photo Credit: Tom Giebel. So what’s my secret?

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#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations.