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Happy Sunday! As you catch up on your reading, I thought I’d point you to a very interesting read on using Twitter to extract meaningful insights. It’s a post by Andrew Hutchinson on Social Media Today , which has been languishing in my inbox for a while.

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Is Facebook Discouraging Business From Creating Content?

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I’m teaching a class and the question comes up again. “How many Facebook posts per day is a good amount?” ” The question may be the same but my answer has changed over the years.

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

Social Media Comic: I Don’t Get Snapchat

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As you may or may not know, my social media comic strips come from actual conversations that I have had with friends, family members, and clients. This conversation in this comic strip about Snapchat has happened quite a few times, so I thought I’d capture it in cartoon format.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5


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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

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Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

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Security Experts Believe That ‘Vault 7’ Represents A Common Public Hack

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Security Experts Believe That ‘Vault 7’ Represents A Common Public Hack. It has been alleged that the CIA created software and tools with the possibility that the agency could hack into people’s smart devices like televisions, appliances and other household gadgets.

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Entrepreneurs: Life’s Too Short

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They say you should hustle. They brag about working all hours of the day and night, about slaving away on weekends and not recognizing holidays. Overworking is seen as a badge of honor, as something that should be revered. Life’s too short for that mess… Entrepreneurship can easily become a game, if you’ll let it. You’re always watching the Joneses, trying to keep up and do what they do. They brag of their riches, accomplishments and beachside views.

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Why Your Business Should Use Facebook Chatbots For Messaging

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How to plan social media coverage during summer vacation

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The 5 Best Tools for Twitter Chats

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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How To Succeed As A Solo Attorney

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Trump Administration Hires Official Bloggers

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Spring Colored Web and Print Designs

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