Sat.Mar 19, 2011 - Fri.Mar 25, 2011

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I’m a work at home mom who operates as a consultant, ad sales manager for Mashable, and soon-to-be startup founder all from one single Dell laptop which I use as a desktop.

Social Media News Releases Get 3x More Media Coverage

Adam Sherk

Social media news releases have lots of advantages, and what’s not to like? They offer a clean, simple format that encourages companies to be clear and succinct. While multimedia content can be added to any press release, SMNRs are much more likely to incorporate images and video.

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Twitter Etiquette: Outside Voices, Inside Voices and Whispers

Almost Savvy

If you grew up with a mother anything like mine, many of your childhood memories include being shushed and reminded to use your inside voice. We had three voices, but the one we heard the most about was our inside voice. Heaven forbid we might say something too loudly and the neighbors would hear!

My World Isn’t Necessarily Your World

Waxing UnLyrical

When the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last week, I watched my Twitter and Facebook streams with some fascination (Twitter more than Facebook… in terms of watching, I mean, not fascinating).

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Erica Holt. How easy is it, really, to be authentic online? I’ve been thinking about this since Shonali’s thought-provoking post a few weeks back about how to social network smartly by being yourself online.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. But how do you choose one? With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs?

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How to Easily Remove Any Facebook Application

Idaconcpts

Facebook, center of the online universe. As the single most popular social networking website ever created, it has become a major hub for communication between friends, family, colleagues and even strangers from across the world.

Micro Targeting your Online Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let’s say you’re an auto insurance company. You want to target micro-segments where people think about buying auto insurance. We know that people buy auto insurance when they buy a car. But where else can we find people who intend to purchase insurance?

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.

The Secret Behind Good Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Matt LaCasse. I hear a lot of people talking about networking. How to do it, what are the do’s and don’ts, how much booze can I drink at a conference, on and on and on the list goes. Image: takomabibelot via Flickr, CC 2.0.

How to Build a Six-Figure Blog Without Anyone Knowing

Viper Chill

This guide is going to reveal the concept of Email Blogging, a strategy which I personally think is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to make money online. The idea behind Email Blogging actually came to me by mistake. A total accident.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

Its hard to keep up with all the books coming out about social media for business. There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been

Please Stop Using Social Media, Mom

Firebelly

This week’s must-see YouTube Tuesday video is a funny after school special parody about a mom who gets addicted to social media called Please Stop Using Social Media, Mom. Check it out and let us know what your favorite line from the video is. One of my personal favorites?

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you talk to Howie Goldfarb anywhere – Twitter, here on his guest posts, or over at his own blog, you’ll know that he’s fixated on one thing.

Is the Twitter RT irrelevant?

Socialized

Do we still need to extend the quaint courtesy of letting people know where we found a link from another Twitter user? I think the retweet, aka RT (in both its informal and official forms), has run its course. There are now over 200 million Twitter accounts (not all active), with

A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

Akamai Marketing

You've probably heard the phrase “The best way to accomplish a large goal is to break down into small manageable tasks.” The idea holds water, or soda or a Belvedere

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Advantages Of The New Functions Of Facebook Fan / Business Page And iFrame - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Change is constant; and in the case of Facebook, change, definitely is consistent. By now you will have noticed that all Pages on Facebook will have been upgraded to the new format. This goes for even those Pages that may have not opted into the new look some time back. The new Pages have a lot of advantages with them, especially for the Page Administrator / Community Managers. These functions definitely are useful for brands and business in touching base with their Community Members.

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.

On Research, Measurement’s Oft-Forgotten Sibling

Waxing UnLyrical

I know it’s been a while since we’ve chatted about measurement on #measurePR, and for that, I’m truly sorry.

Why Starbucks has 20 Million Fans On Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet. Recently, the Seattle based coffee chain reached the milestone of 20 million fans on the Facebook page “ Starbucks “ This means that the brand ranks as the fourth most liked one on the site. Facebook ranks first – and then YouTube and Coca-Cola.

How to prepare an Ignite or TED talk: Q & A with Jill Foster

Debbie Weil

Preparing for the Ignite DC talk I gave recently was surprisingly challenging. Presentation junkies think of Ignite as a mini- TED , which ratchets the pressure up considerably.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 1 In 10 Friends Notice Your Facebook Wall Posts. By Jackie Cohen Now this one-in-ten result comes from groveling for likes.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

When Social Media Strategy Becomes Irrelevant

Direct Marketing Observations

What’s important? Every day online and in the social media bubble we talk about ROI and the strategy and the channels used to grow your social media presence and impact.

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Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. It seems like Facebook is constantly picking up on online trends and launching new products to match user needs.

Meet the Chinese Groupon: GaoPeng.com

Idaconcpts

Chinese social startups are thriving. If you look for a Chinese version of Facebook, you will find Renren.com. If you look for a Chinese version of Twitter, you will find Weibo. It was only a matter of time, that the online group buying industry will have its pioneer in China.

10 Awesome Slideshares of Social Media Marketing

Koka Sexton

I love living in the age of the internet. I’m a huge fan of the site Slideshare. Its almost become my new addiction and by far has consumed more of my time recently than my past obsession with StumbleUpon.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Segregating Your Community Members - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media enables you to broadcast your message to your Community and it also enables you to tag individual persons and chat with them. Social Media is an amazing environment; here you can practice the entire spectrum right from mass messaging to one-on-one messaging. If this is the case then what have we done so far with this amazing platform. Have we identified various clusters that can take place from our Fan / Business Page Communities?

Quickstart Guide to Social Media [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Getting started with a social media initiative does not necessarily require a lot. Yet there are some vital considerations to go through before getting on board. I found this neat infographic, which I think covers some crucial elements.

Are You A Leader Or A Manager?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski. A big part of my job is tied to supporting our university’s leaders. But I’ve never stopped and thought about what leadership really is. Fortunately, the faculty, staff and students are always around to enlighten me.

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Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan

SocialFish

There was a question on an ASAE listserve last week from a Japanese AMC looking for online/mobile examples of what associations and nonprofits could do to help with Japanese relief efforts following the earthquake a couple of weeks ago.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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