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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

As adoption skyrockets, marketers are striving to optimize their use of the world’s most popular microblogging platform. Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. And that leads to questions, like: What are the best ways to attract more (relevant) followers? Tweetvolume.

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How To Start A Blog In 2012

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microblog. avinashkaushik biography blog bloganalytics blogdesign blogger blogging bloggingbestpractcies bloggingplatform businessbook domainname facebook googleanalytics linkedin magazine microblog movabletype newspaper occamsrazor onlinecommunity onlinejournal onlinepublisher onlinesocialnetwork onlinespaces personalbrand readership reading rssfeed selfpromotion thehuffingtonpost tumblr twitter webanalytics webanalytics20 webanalyticsanhouraday wordpress wordpressthemes writing writingstyle youtubeStarting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex.

The Lance Armstrong Effect

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anheuserbusch antidopingagency brand businesscolumn cancer celebrity communications corporatecommunication crisiscommunication customerservice dellhell digitalexperience facebook globalcommunity lancearmstrong livestrong livestrongbracelet microblogging mobile montrealgazette newbusiness newspapercolumn nike realtimeweb socialchannel socialmedia socialmediablackout socialmediacasestudy tourdefrance transparency twitter unitedbreaksguitars usada vancouversun youtubeMuch has been said about Lance Armstrong lately. Not much has been said by Lance Armstrong, himself. Be open. Be honest.

One Step Forward And Fifty Steps Back For Bloggers (And Society)

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advertising blog blogger blogging christinestpierre content discourse journalism journalist journalisticintegrity mainstreammedia media mediahacker microblogging montrealgazette nationalpost newsreporting newspaper onlinejournal podcast professionaljournalist quebecmedia realtimenews rss thehuffingtonpost thenewyorktimes tmz twitter vancouversun wallstreetjournalWhat year is this? This way, we can both control the media and - at the same time - let organizations decide who they should give more media access to based on an ID card. Does it sound ridiculous? Guess again. Don't believe me?

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

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blog blogger blogging blogher blogworld businessbook conference content contentmanagement deannabrown federatedmedia flickr futureofmedia instantpublishing journal journalist lemmy lisastone michaelstelzner microblogging motorohead newmedia newmediaexpo onlinepublishing permalink podcaster podcasting publishing punkrock rickcalvert rss socialmedia socialmediaexplorer techcrunch thehuffingtonpost trackback tumblr twitter website wordpress writerBy the way the conversation flowed at this year's BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, you would think that Blogging was brand new.

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

The digital campaign is reaching beyond Burberry’s website to Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , YouTube , Instagram , Pinterest , and four Chinese social sites: Sina Weibo (a Twitter-like microblogging site), Douban (content site), Youku (video) and Kaixin001 (social). YouTube has a series of short films about the collection. Instagram has a selection of campaign images.

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Your business presence on Twitter is crucial not only for presenting a specific side of your company through microblogging and thought leadership, it also serves as a platform for real-time events. Guest post by Dave Landry. Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. Blogs. LinkedIn.

Twitter Business Guide

Social Media Marketing

The microblogging site that allows you to update in no more than 140 characters at at time is deceptively complex and nuanced - especially for a newcomer. I was recently introduced to a compact guidebook for businesses trying to get a sense of Twitter. For someone who is new to Twitter, this e-book will prove a helpful compass as you begin to explore Twitter. ebook Twitter

Twitter Lists Are Life Changing, Threaten Yammer & Others

Socialized

The lists feature, with a few refinements, unlocks so many business and professional applications for the service, and fully implemented, is a real threat to Yammer , Presently and other “alternative” microblogging environments. Tags: Social Media hashtags lists live tweeting Microblogging Presently Twitter yammer microblogging twitter I was only partly right.

Monitoring What Others Are Saying About Your Organization

SocialFish

There are a lot of great apps out there, both low and high in price, with which you can monitor major social media platforms, blogs, news sites, articles, microblogs, TV and radio—and some even print. Browsers like social mention allow you to monitor mentions of your brand name, specific keywords, or your competitor’s brand name across blogs, Tweets, Facebook posts, microblogs and more.

88% of Twitter Users Follow At Least One Brand

The Realtime Report

The highlights: 60% of Twitter users access the microblogging platform on mobile devices. Last week’s events revealed several interesting new statistics about Twitter, including information about mobile use and brand engagement on the platform. there are more than 400 million tweets per day. promoted tweets have an engagement rate of between 1% and 3%. days ( CNET ).

How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

SocialFish

Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. It has a community that has gained its own tone and language, and its own way of interacting. Non profits have found incredible success there, able to connect directly to their audience thanks to the platform being so open-ended. The Importance Of Visuals On Twitter. Here are some ways you can do so.

Why Your Marketing Needs Real-Time Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We created a custom audience based on social data from blogs, microblogs, social networks, and forums. Another Advertising Week in New York is upon us and so far I have seen some great presentations from companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Quantcast, comScore, and even Yahoo! However, if there is one thing that is becoming painfully clear to me is the need to be relevant to your audience – whether you are advertising to them, being social with them, or just creating the right kind of conversations about your brand. The results were different than I thought (see below).

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50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

Social Marketing Cloud ($) | An automated solution that enables you to monitor and analyze blogs, forums, wikis, and microblogging sites to track real-time conversations about your brand. Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. To succeed in today’s connected world, you need to build a community around your company, brand, and products.

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Its functionality lies somewhere between Facebook and Twitter as a microblogging service that also allows permission controls over who can and can’t see your updates. No, this isn’t another one of those anti-Google+ posts and no…it isn’t one of those reverse psychology attempts to actually trick you into visiting my Google+ page. Let’s be clear. Cheers!

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Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It’s the interconnected nature of today’s social networks like Facebook or microblogs like Twitter and the way they broadcast their messages to the world but also in the process creating permanent search friendly records that make them so powerful and also potentially dangerous. It used to be said that any publicity is good publicity. Let me explain ….

Leveraging Twitter: From Tools to Tweetchats

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: Twitter social media marc meyer microblogging brighttalk

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

SocMed Sean

What the executives at these companies are failing to realize is that more and more of their employees are reading and contributing to the Websphere via blogs, microblogs, forums, etc… and they are often shaping their decisions at work based on the most up-to-date analysis that they get from these interactions. Hmmm…slight change in position, eh? Seems a bit illogical, right?

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Given the high popularity of Twitter among nonprofits, here’s a management tool focused on the microblogging site alone. Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), increase exposure, build awareness, drive engagement and create a community around your cause. But only when it’s done right. HootSuite. And not without good reason! SproutSocial.

Twitter IPO: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

on their first day of trading this morning, well above the $26 price set by the microblogging outfit and its bankers Wednesday. Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has gone public. Learn all about it in these 5 must-reads. Ten Ways Twitter’s IPO Didn’t Turn Out To Be Like Facebook’s IPO. Twitter’s IPO Will Make These Men Very, Very Rich. Twitter IPO: Why the Rest of America Doesn’t Care.

How Journalists Use Social Media to Report the News

Proactive Report

regularly use microblogs such as Twitter for gathering information and reporting their stories. A new report from the Indiana University School of Journalism shows how US jouranlist are using social media to report the news. Based on online interviews with 1,080 U.S. Key Findings: 78% of US journalists check social media for breaking news. 56.2% 54.1% 40% of U.S. 22.2% use Wikipedia. 20.2%

Facebook Notes- Thoughts

Atom Thought

Essentially notes are social but less frivoulus than social network comments, notes are microblogs but more comprehensive than twitter, and notes are complete expression through an online dialry just like blogs but much easier to execute , maintain and share. Tags: Digital Discover Digital Feature blogging facebook notes microblogging twitter A few days back I penned down some thoughts on facebook notes and while doing that I found facebook notes really useful. Not many people use it though, it’s not in your face and not very glamourised but very utalitarian.

3 Inherent Influencer Benefits From Twitter’s New Updates

SocialTimes Twitter

Tweets may be sweet for influencers already, but these microblog posts are about to become even more viable for sharing messages and content thanks to new system updates. Twitter announced in May that changes were on the way regarding how users met the 140-character limit. According to The Verge , those changes could arrive as soon as Sept. 19, and this has also been confirmed by Re/code. So what do these changes look like, and how do they affect the way users—particularly brands and influencers—interact on Twitter? Snapshot of updates. Say more with visual aids. How does that work?

5 Social Media Management Tools and Services You May Not Know About Yet (But Should)

Kikolani

They are broken into categories including blogging, bookmarking, business, community, design, entertainment, health, information, microblogging, music, news, photo, tech, travel, and video. If you follow my writing, you know that I love introducing people to new things. Be sure to click to enlarge the images for a better preview! KnowEm. Have you ever visited @Apple on Twitter? 99 Social.

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Use of social networking, microblogs and other third party websites. 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. But where to start? As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. thanks for the suggestions in the comments!). Social Media Policies and Guidelines. Cisco.

Most Twitter users don’t tweet-Is that a problem?

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: Twitter microblogging

Trust is hard to come by these days

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This doesn’t come from reading tweets everyday about your brand it comes from analytics of all forms of social media – blogs, microblogs, social networks and forums. 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. Well 2 things …. How can you company do the same or even take it to the next level.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Push-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware. Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 Google

Best Business Social Media and Blogging Guidelines

The Way of the Web

BBC Social Networking, Microblogs and other Third Party Websites [link]. 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. That also cuts down on response times, as it avoids having to spend time internally contacting the right people within your business and obtain an answer. Civil Service Lets Get Social [link].

There is no point in using Twitter for your business. Wait, Yes there is…

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: SEO/SEM Twitter microblogging social media

Enterprise 2.0 Success is About the Players, Not the Field

Social Media Strategery

Over the last few years, I’ve seen dozens of failed wikis, blogs, microblog platforms, forums, and idea management deployments, and I’m sure I’ll see many more. If you’re implementing some sort of social media behind your organizational firewall, and you’re doing any of the following, I can tell you right now that you probably won’t be successful: The same IT department who installed your email system, your ERP system, or your databases is responsible for leading the implementation of your wiki, blog, microblogging platform, etc. Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 Isn’t About Social Business, It’s Just About Business

Social Media Strategery

” She went on to say that instead of talking about social media, social business, building communities and why your organization needs to use blogs, wikis, and microblogging, you should be talking about increasing sales, increasing productivity, and cutting costs. Last night, while flying home from the Enterprise 2.0 efforts to be successful, you have to use words other people understand and care about.” If you’re talking with Director of HR, he doesn’t care that you are managing 100 new communities or that 1,000 Yammer messages were posted today. at work?

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google Buzz was a social networking, microblogging and messaging tool developed and integrated into Gmail so that users could share links, photos, videos and messages. Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+.

China’s Sina Weibo Logs 119M Olympics-Inspired Tweets On Opening Day

The Realtime Report

Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging platform in China, logged 119 million Olympics-related messages on the first day of the 2012 Olympic Games. Nearly all posts came from China (114 million), with 2.4 million originating in the UK and 2.38 million from the US. Sina Weibo’s official infographic estimates it would take a person 27 years of non-stop reading to get through all of the messages ( The Next Web ). The specific criteria for the 119 million posts were not named, but the number most likely includes retweets and comments. How does this compare to Twitter?

The sea change in Twitter sentiment

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: Twitter david binkowski hubspot marc meyer Marketing microblogging social media Social Media marketing todd defren

Why Investors Need to Use Social Media

Convince & Convert

What began as a humble microblogging platform has evolved in recent years to become the most instantaneous news hub on the planet. In the world of financial investment, timing is everything. In the past, successful decision-making was based on knowledge garnered from traditional media, trade publications, and personal connections. highlight to tweet). The Hunger Games grossed $152.5

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. Image credit: Buffer. How can brands and individuals make their tweets stand out? Dr. William J. Knutson.

Why Twitter Still Matters

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: SEO/SEM Twitter social media marc meyer microblogging non-profits for social media

MLK Day 2014: State of the Divide

Geoff Livingston

Whites are lagging behind their black counterparts when it comes to adopting the 140 character microblog medium (see chart below). Given that today is MLK Day, given his dream of equality , it seems fitting see examine how the digital divide persists in the United States. Pew released a study two weeks ago examining African American use of technology that showed progress. Moving Forward.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5-Join the microblogging phenomena by reading Tweets at Twitter. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Innovative Educator. Sharing ideas about educating innovatively. Wednesday, April 23, 2008. 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. This 3:45 second clip from Will Richardson provides great insight into the importance of developing your PLN. skills). Thanks.