13 Social Networks That Are a Big Deal in Non-English Speaking Regions

Hootsuite

When it comes to social media, thinking globally means thinking beyond the English language. Finding your target market is important to creating a solid social media strategy. In that spirit, here are some of the most popular social channels for non-English speakers.

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now the same could be said about social media – any mention of your brand is good in social media but that’s not entirely correct! Related posts: Social Media for the Boardroom At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to. Blogging Facebook PR Social Media Social Networking

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Half of all Americans are now members of at least one social network, and that figure rises to 67% for 25- to 34-year olds.

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. Related posts: Understanding the Value of Social Media Data There is a big difference between data and insights.

Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

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Social Customer Support delivers Strong ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent poll by the TSIA o f firms using social media – 68% of companies don’t know or can’t measure the ROI of social media. Which is a real shame and if that’s the case for you I would argue that you are focusing your social media efforts in the wrong place! Certainly there are tools out there to help you measure your efforts in social media but sometimes it’s not the tool’s fault it’s the business case.

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The State of Association E-Learning

SocialFish

Here’s a bit that interests us, of course : Social media is attracting some interest in the association e-learning community but leaves much room for growth. The dominant social tool for current e-learning initiatives is social networks (44.6 Microblogging (e.g.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites?

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Social Media Policies and Guidelines. Social Media Policy.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

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Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

but I was an early adopter of social networks from when I first opened my 3.5″ On the other hand, my first ever interaction on AOL was with someone who was separated from my social network by only one degree. My first socialnetwork&# was also on AOL.

Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

21 Top Social Media Sites to Consider for Your Brand

Buffer Social

Whether you are a seasoned social media marketer , a marketer looking to venture into social media marketing, or a business owner looking to leverage on social media, it’s helpful to know the most popular social media sites around. Resources Social Media Marketing

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Trust is hard to come by these days

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So what does this mean for marketers and for major brands in an era of social media? This can’t be solved with typical social media software. For years I have kept tabs on the Edelman Trust barometer report , which comes out every January in Davos. And this year was no exception.

Best Business Social Media and Blogging Guidelines

The Way of the Web

Social Media policies and guidelines are vital for every business and employee. Not only are they helpful in ensuring that everyone in a company understands what is expected of them, they can also be a way to empower your employees to feel comfortable and confident in engaging with customers or clients via social media. List of Social Media Guidelines and Policies: Company Name Document Name Link. AFP Guidelines for using social media [link] (PDF).

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Don’t automatically assume they use the most popular social networks.

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. 51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks.

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Tool for Social Media Network and Online Reputation Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Professional networks like LinkedIn. Social networks like Facebook and others. Social news / bookmarking sites like del.icio.us, technorati, dig and others. Independent discussion forums based on categories and general interest by profession. Microblogs e.g. Twitter. Our primary goal when developing a social marketing strategy should be to establish conversation parameters. Online Reputation Management comprises various elements.

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Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > Want to Friend Me on Facebook? It helped that Facebook became an open network that invited everyone in. People use both networks as a free-for-all.

Need a little Social Discipline?

Janet Fouts

I follow almost 4,000 people on Twitter , over 1500 on Linkedin , and more on Facebook , Google+ , blogs , forums, a zillion social networks, wikis and more. Here’s the big deep dark secret about using social media for business; you’ve got to have discipline.

What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

Social Media Strategery

As CIOs and Chief Knowledge Officers bring tools that have been used on the Internet – blogs, wikis, microblogs, profiles – behind the firewall, they tend to expect the same results. "We'll The Social Media/Web 2.0/New Media Community of Practice.

Choice of Form: Two Legal Seminars As Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > Choice of Form: Two Legal Seminars As Social Media Choice of Form: Two Legal Seminars As Social Media by Tamar Weinberg on December 2, 2008 Share This is a guest post by search engine optimization expert Gab Goldenberg , who actually spends a good chunk of his time in a classroom: he’s a law student! I see this seminar as a forum.

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Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Marketing , Social Media > Social Media Strategy from A to Z Social Media Strategy from A to Z by Tamar Weinberg on May 28, 2010 Share Social media might be old.

3 Golden Business Rules for Social Media Engagement

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With social media, an abundance of resources are at your fingertips. However, without a successful plan and any adequate preparation, your social media efforts will fail. On a particular forum I am active on (yes, I still use them!),

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

First, I’m going to say kudos to Apple for trying involve themselves in the world of social media. Social media is exactly that: “social.&# If you’re going to dive in the social media world, you need to understand what it means to be “social.&#

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10 Social Media Tools To Help With Your Crowdsourcing Efforts

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There have also been doctors that have used social networking tools, like Twitter, during surgery. Here are ten social media tools that can aid you with crowdsourcing: Twitter It is already being used for many crowdsourcing efforts. Accelerated by MaxCDN Content Delivery Network.

Creating Passionate Customers: Brand Evangelism and What it Means.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But with social media marketing, it doesn’t have to be. The only investment in the act of marketing on the social web is time and energy. Thankfully, you don’t have to go at social media marketing alone. Accelerated by MaxCDN Content Delivery Network.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Look at Boring Stats — and Make Them Interesting This has a little to do with the Social Media platforms, but mostly with analytics. A Community Manager who does use social platforms needs to be able to track its effectiveness in… um… getting people through the door.

Benefits of Online Reputation Management - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw.

Social Media Marketing Without Brand Awareness Can Kill You.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Digg is the social media network of tech geeks, and the Digg statistics should not be too surprising: 39% of Diggers publish their own blog. Next time you proceed in a social media marketing campaign, follow some ideas and steps: Know your market.

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

and its restricted access, people had no need to use any other names on the Mark Zuckerberg-created social network. It’s how social networks are intended to be used. Even social media “purists&# aren’t really that pure.

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee.

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I consider my current @tamar network, though, either quite knowledgeable or clueless and inactive (as in the case of my family — I still love them but they’re not the target audience for my Twitter account , which is rather social-media focused).

Mixxing In, and Why Early Adoption is Important: A Review of the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s about time that I bring the dialogue here since it’s evident that I’m already starting to grow fond of the brand new social network. The Early Adopter Appeal Mixx is a new social news site that went into private beta a mere two months ago. Already, however, it’s gaining momentum among “Digg refugees&# and folks who don’t feel comfortable on other social networks. Social media involves people who work together, not alone.

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When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Viral Marketing > When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? For me, social media is the loooong haul and not a brief campaign.

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Is Social Media Becoming Boring?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > Is Social Media Becoming Boring? Is Social Media Becoming Boring? For others, though, social media is old and is falling out of favor.

The Great Social Media Traffic Debate: Niche or General Networks?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > The Great Social Media Traffic Debate: Niche or General Networks? The Great Social Media Traffic Debate: Niche or General Networks? I was fortunate to have the help of James Duthie, a serial guest blogger from Online Marketing Banter , a blog on social media, marketing, and more.?

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Social news is about reciprocal relationships.