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Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. At the end of the day, customers are moving towards messaging as their preferred choice of customer service.

Meebo Brings Universal Check-ins To The Web

Mindjumpers

Currently, a number of 180 million people are users of their instant messaging service. Technorati Tags: CEO , Foursquare , instant messaging service , Meebo , Scobleizer , Seth Sternberg , Social Media , Social Network.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. The decision to make it standalone does make a lot of sense, since messaging is a big part of people’s lives nowadays and Facebook even bought the domain messenger.com to launch a version for web browsers last year. At the end of the day, customers are moving towards messaging as their preferred choice of customer service.

IM: Small Business Tool Or A Waste Of Time?

Small Business Mavericks

One of the most primitive online communications tools is instant messaging. There are some instant messaging clients, IM clients, now that allow you to send and receive e-mail and manage your social networks. Instant messaging is a great small business communications tool.

The Blogger and Marketer's Cheat Sheet to Getting High Profile.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A blogger might say that he wants to write for a specific publication, sending emails and instant messages asking, “Hey, I really like that you write for this publication. In general, if you send irrelevant pitches , your messaging isn’t going to go very far.

How To Use Facebook Video Chat with Skype

The Social Media Incubator

Then when it is finished downloading you can open an instant message window to the person you wish to call and the icon will appear at the top of the instant message screen.

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Is Face-to-Face Communication Gone in the Digital Age?

SocialFish

They like texting and sending instant messages, and they obviously have been a dominant force in just about every social media platform. This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.

Dark Social – We Only See The Tip of The Social Media Iceberg

Mindjumpers

Dark Social happens when someone shares content or a link by copying and pasting into communications such as emails, instant messages and forum posts. A recent report from Radium One shed some light on the concept of “Dark Social”.

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Skype Offering $10 for 3-month Premium Subscription

Idaconcpts

Skype is partnering with Groupon to offer $10 for a three-month Skype Premium subscription, which gets you unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, video conferencing, instant messaging and low-cost calls to non-users.

Dark Social – We only See The Tip of the Social Media Iceberg

Mindjumpers

Dark Social happens when someone shares content or a link by copying and pasting into communications such as emails, instant messages and forum posts. Twitter Aim to Regain Momentum with New Video & Group Message Features.

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Asian Social Media Equivalents [infographic]

Mindjumpers

The different types of platforms represented are social networks, message boards, blogging platforms, micro-blogging platforms, platforms of instant messaging, video sharing, photo sharing etc.

Social Media Updates: April

yMarketingMatters

Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Calling : Now you can not only instant message people, but you can have one-on-one conversations with people who matter. Twitter Updates Direct Message : Twitter has changed the way in which direct messaging works.

Digital media etiquette: Where do you stand?

SocialFish

Email/Instant Messaging. Use respect and proper English in both emails and instant messages. While popular sources of communication like social networks, instant messaging and email are convenient, a major part of communication is non-verbal.

The top 10 social sites, links and posts you might have missed this week!

Direct Marketing Observations

Instant messaging anywhere with Beejive. I haven’t done one of these posts in awhile but let’s get right to it. Paul Chaney shot this out today; Deliver your content to the social web with dlvr.it.

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What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature. But of course no product rollout occurs in a vacuum, so we must consider this change within the context of other modifications made to the platform, and it turns out Twitter has been pretty busy lately working on its direct messaging capabilities.

China: The Most Popular Social Networks

Mindjumpers

It is integrated with QQ, the most popular instant messaging service, and the other services offered by Tencent, the company behind QQ and Qzone. WeChat is an instant messaging, video/voice chat, social network and location based service – all rolled into one.

Letting Go

SocialFish

One of my favorite quotes in the research was from a Millennial, referring to her older colleagues: Why do they use email for instant messaging? When we did nearly 200 interviews of Millennials in the workplace as part of the research for our new book , we noticed an interesting trend.

4 iPhone Apps for MBA Students

Idaconcpts

It features call, video call, and instant messaging services for educational purposes. Free instant messaging. To be a good student it takes effort and planning.

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Secrets to Marketing Success from the Net Generation

Idaconcpts

We need to lead by example and embrace channels of immediate communication like instant messaging (IM), text messaging, Twitter and email. Even though I am not part of the Net Generation, I have learned a lot from it.

Fast And Easy Way To Print Or Save A Skype Conversation

SocMed Sean

Whether it’s video chat with family or using it to instant message with my development team in India, it has become a staple tool for communicating. 2) With all of the messages selected, right-click on any message and choose “Copy Selection” from the dropdown menu.

On Facebook and the Death of Etiquette

Adam Cohen

Two years ago, no way I’d tell you that it would be acceptable to converse via text message/SMS with grandparents. Same with instant messaging. Let’s face it. Etiquette is a lost art.

“What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate”

Waxing UnLyrical

Did we send the right message? They also like instant messaging, but shy away from organized meetings and phone calls. The Millennials, as should be no surprise, are completely accustomed to social media and text messaging, and rely on them as their main forms of communication. Just because a thought was communicated out loud, does not mean that the message was actually understood. #2: 2: Always ensure your message is clear, and understood as intended.

Facebook Updates that May Warrant a Marketing Plan Tweak!

Harp Interactive

Facebook is being used for everyday tasks like e-mail, instant messaging, reading news, blogs, RSS feeds, search and shopping. More than ever, prospects are making purchasing decisions based on their interaction with brands and recommendations from peers.

How Google+ Can Overrun Facebook

Small Business Mavericks

When you click the “invite friends” link from your Google+ account, you’ll find a new link that you can send to friends via Instant message or post on the web…or on Facebook perhaps? It wasn’t long ago that Facebook surpassed Google in being the most visited website online. That’s because there are a lot of people who just want to socialize with their friends and not use the Internet like a library. But Google+ could change that.

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The Real Meaning of Digital

SocialFish

This is a paraphrase of several conversations I’ve had with Millennials about their frustration with the older generations in their organizations, but it comes down to a question they have for the older managers: Why do they use email for instant messaging?!

Facebook, Skype, And Small Business

Small Business Mavericks

If you instant message with your customers or potential customers through Facebook, you can now do that through Skype. It has become fashionable for businesses to hold webinars online. That’s a good thing. Webinars can be powerful marketing tools. But with Facebook and Skype, online webinars can take on a whole new flavor. Consider this: Facebook and Skype have integrated. So what, you say? I’ll tell you so what. Facebook is the most trafficked website online.

DooID – An Alternative to About.me and Flavors.me?

Mindjumpers

and Flavors.me, DooID is a full-blown virtual business card containing all contact data, including phone, mobile, fax, address, instant messaging etc, so it can be an alternative for businesses as well. Tweet Recently, I wrote a blog post about the platforms of About.me and Flavors.me

84% of Women Read Peer Reviews Before Making a Purchase?

The Realtime Report

Of all modes of communication, 69% of women like to correspond with brands via email, followed by brand website contact pages (56%), social media (47%), leaving a review on a product page (34%), asking a question on a product page (30%), phone call (19%) and instant messenger (9%).

Increasing The Interactivity Of Your Site Is A Profitable Idea

Idaconcpts

It’s a good business practice to install an instant messenger on your site so that customers can leave questions, concerns, and comments that can be communicated directly to you.

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What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature. But of course no product rollout occurs in a vacuum, so we must consider this change within the context of other modifications made to the platform, and it turns out Twitter has been pretty busy lately working on its direct messaging capabilities.

Facebook Chat Client – Chit Chat for Facebook

Bill Hartzer

If you spend as long as I do passively connected to instant messenger networks, particularly Facebook chat, then you may be interested in hearing about a free Facebook chat client named Chit Chat for Facebook. Guest Post by Daniel Offer.

21 Top Social Media Sites to Consider for Your Brand

Buffer Social

WhatsApp is a messaging app used by people in over 180 countries. Messenger used to be a messaging feature within Facebook, and since 2011, Facebook has made Messenger into a standalone app by itself and greatly expanded on its features.

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6 Ways to Stay Ahead of What the World Thinks

Convince & Convert

And instant messages–text messages, smart phones, social media. Can you remember life before the World Wide Web? It happened, and it seems like 100 years has passed since we first opened Netscape or Internet Explorer to “search” for a recipe or a news source.

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Will Your Business Sell on Facebook this Holiday Season?

agora pulse

Use your Agorapulse calendar now to schedule the various different messages you want to give your customers this holiday season and pay attention to the dates and times you are scheduling for. in other words email, instant messaging and text.

4 Steps to Ask Your Customers to Switch to Paperless Billing

Idaconcpts

Use an email subject that tells them how much money they will save, make the switch process a 1-click process, provide an instant message that lets them that no further action is needed, and deliver the reward as soon as possible.

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

TrueStory: At CoSchedule, we started analyzing our data and found that while we were concentrating the majority of our time writing social messages to promote our content on Twitter, more traffic actually came from Facebook. Mix Up Your Social Messages. Switch up the messages.

Goodbye Feedburner, Hello Feedblitz

Ari Herzog

Moreover, Feedblitz offers more than delivery by mere email and RSS, but also by Twitter update, Facebook wall post, and instant messaging alerts. Photo of train by Bruce Fingerhood.

comScore Releases First Public Report of Online Usage in Singapore

Bill Hartzer

One of the most notable aspects of the report is that people in Singapore spend more time sending instant messages. In fact, instant messaging has the largest share of Singaporeans’ time spent online. Highlighting the particular significance of online communication in Singapore, Instant Messaging captured 24 percent of total minutes, making it the leading activity, while Web-based email accounted for 6 percent. Instant Messengers 24.2%

How to Craft Compelling Messages For Social Media Platforms

Harp Interactive

Instant messaging. For the social media writer it can be an onerous task to consistently deliver such effective messages in a conversational style. 7 STEPS TO WRITING EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES: Define Your Core Audience: Assuming that you are a subject-matter-expert or at least have good understanding of the topic you plan to write about, the first step in the process is to get to know your target audience (customers). Keep a section for topical messages.

Meet Kristi and Her Key to Blog Promotion

Ari Herzog

Here is one of her Twitter promotion tips on page 27: You know those direct messages that you might be ignoring due to spam? Once you start building followers, you might start getting requests through your direct messages.

Time Management: 5 Tips You Need To Know

Kikolani

From e-mail to instant messages to watching funny cat videos online, there are so many land mines of distraction surrounding us. This is a guest post by Eric Siu. There’s one constant in life that is common to all of us: decreasing time.

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9 Tips for a Successful Webinar Event

Idaconcpts

This especially applies to instant messaging programs. Webinars serve multiple purposes. In business, webinars can be a valuable tool for solidifying relationships with your clients. Depending on its content, you may even consider hosting a webinar-for-profit.