How To Start A Blog In 2012

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microblog. Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. The topic can be as obscure as your brain can fathom, and odds are that a Blog covering that exact topic already exists. Pushing that further, it's somewhat hard to even define what, exactly, a Blog is in this day and age.

The Lance Armstrong Effect

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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.

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

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

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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.

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

Okay…I have to admit that I find these types of tweets mildly humorous: or It’s not that I find the pain of employees funny, but the shortsightedness of companies in their efforts to ignore new technologies always makes me wonder what they are thinking.

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.

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.

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!),

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.

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.

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?

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

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: Twitter microblogging

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: SEO/SEM Twitter microblogging social media

How to Craft the Perfect Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Buffer Social

Microblogging on Instagram allows you to elaborate a subject in more depth than a quick one or two line caption. Managing a social media strategy is consistently challenging for individuals and businesses of all sizes. There’s the art of uncovering when to post your content.

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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. Watch your local Pee-wee football team’s practice sometime and you’ll see a lot of dropped passes, missed tackles, and a whole host of other mistakes. But…what would happen if you put that team on Heinz Field and gave them all the same amenities as the Pittsburgh Steelers?

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 ).

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

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.

The sea change in Twitter sentiment

Direct Marketing Observations

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Why Twitter Still Matters

Direct Marketing Observations

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

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.

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.

5 Things Blogging Taught Me About Tweeting

Kikolani

I like to see Twitter as a microblogging tool in the literal sense. This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. It was less than 6 months ago that I decided to fully start out on Twitter. I soon got sucked in to a fantastic environment of helpful and knowledgeable tweeps.