Social Networking In Your Face

Ari Herzog

Jena Kingsley is the latest in a series of comedians to poke fun at social networking systems by forcefully interacting with people in public places and proving that our online lives are silly when taken literally. Nobody truly knows how to define a poke, some thinking it is sexual and others thinking it is playful fun; but I can press a poke button and you, whether or not we’re friends, will get a notification you were poked. Media culture identity networking Youtube

Social Networking Terms of Use in 2013


2012 didn’t end well for social networking and the ever-looming subject of online privacy. Popular social sites like Facebook have been the subject of privacy concerns for years, but users are starting to hold companies accountable for their actions – making others rethink the way they take on Internet privacy. The overwhelmingly negative feedback from Instagram users caused the social network to recant on that aspect of its changes, but the damage was done.


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12 Ways To Send A Google+ Notification

Small Business Mavericks

All social networks have ways to contact other users – also called a notification. But Google+ has more notification triggers than any other social network. Here are 12 ways to send, or receive, a Google+ notification: Share a post – If you share a post with someone directly, they’ll receive a notification of your activity. Social Media google social network

Introducing Ello, the New Ad-Free Social Network

Bill Hartzer

Ello is a new social network that has literally exploded onto the social networking scene. Think Facebook and Twitter combined into one social media network–without all of the ads, retweets, and “likes” And there’s no algorithm behind their newsfeed or timeline. Ello is just like a lot of other social networks. How to Turn off Ello Notifications. Scroll down to the Notifications area. Social Networking

Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post

The Realtime Report

Today marks the official launch of Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment. With a minimum of 400 characters per post, social media users are encouraged to use the new “global community” to share their interests, feelings and passions — all while being paid to do so. Social Media Campaigns Bubblews social media platform social media user

Schedule your Instagram Posts without notifications or reminders


From now on, you can schedule a photo (or hundreds of photos at a time) to be automatically published to your Instagram account and the best part is that you won’t need any notifications or reminders! These numbers allow us to infer that it is a network preferred by women. When you plan the content you will be sharing to your social networks, especially on Instagram, keep in mind that a post with at least one Hashtag reaches 12.6%

Change to Message Notifications from LinkedIn Members

The Social Media Incubator

LinkedIn recently announced a change they will be making to their email notifications to make sure users get important messages as soon as possible. How often do you want to hear updates from social networking sites? To learn more about changing your email notifications, please visit the LinkedIn help center. LinkedIn social media news LinkedIn changes LinkedIn email LinkedIn help LinkedIn preferences message from Linked In Social media as business tool

Rules for Being an Evil Social Network

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Rules for Being an Evil Social Network. Being a social network seems to be a good business choice. However, every social network that's launched invariably gets torn down and destroyed in the end. Therefore, if I ever happen to start my own social network: Rule #01 - I will not repeatedly change user's timelines in the hopes of creating a "better user experience" that no one asked for.

How to: Turn On/Off LinkedIn Notifications | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

LinkedIn can be a real workhorse when it comes to our networking efforts. The good news is, like most networking sites, we have the ability to customize how we’d like to receive information from our connections. I’ve recorded a short video demonstrating how to change how you receive these notifications from LinkedIn. If you are looking for a social media guru, youve come to the wrong place.

Monitor & Engage Anytime With Facebook & Instagram Push Notifications on Mobile

Sprout Social

Social media is 24/7. It has become second nature for consumers to turn to social networks like Facebook and Instagram on their morning commute, during the day while on-the-go and even as they wind down in the evening. For brands, accessing their social profiles at any time, from any place to stay engaged with their always-on customers is pivotal to their success. Select which types of notifications you would like to receive: Comments and/or Brand Keyword Locations.

Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use

Laurel Papworth

I’m about to install and muck around with Open Atrium as an social network intranet product for a client. It’s based on social networking software Drupal, and is free to download: Social Intranet Open Atrium. Blog : A classic blog for each group that has commenting, file attachments on both the post and comments, and granular notifications. White Paper: Social Networking Primed To Go Mobile (0). Twitter: Social StoryTelling (14).

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." Along the same lines, periodically, it's a good idea to take stock of your social profiles and do a little Spring Cleaning of your own.

Instagram Banned My Account Before I Posted A Single Image – Here’s What I Did To Fix It

SocMed Sean

That means attempting to login and then, when you get the ban notification, click the “Appeal” link. Featured Instagram Social Media customer service instagram security social media social networking strategy tech tipsSocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean Instagram Banned My Account Before I Posted A Single Image – Here’s What I Did To Fix It Well…this is a new one for me.

Let’s make LinkedIn endorsments smarter

Sherrilynne Starkie

It makes me smile each time I receive a notification that someone I know and have worked with pays me the compliment of giving me an endorsement. People I know who can barely operate their own personal Facebook profiles are suggested as social media experts. Featured Headline LinkedIn Social Media endorsements Social Networks It’s not that I don’t appreciate the hundreds of endorsements that my LinkedIn contacts have bestowed upon me.

Pros And Cons Of Translating Your Blog Posts Into Other Languages

SocMed Sean

Blogs Featured People Social Media WordPress Workplace blog content management marketing social social media social networking translation Web Content Management wordpressThe Quick Overview: Translating your blog posts into other languages can have positive impacts on your search engine traffic. The key, though, is to consider the pros and cons and determine whether the effort of translating content will deliver the results you’re looking for.

Facebook’s little secret…

Sherrilynne Starkie

It’s based on how I helped one company start its journey into social media by creating a Facebook secret group. The idea was to restrict this skittish company’s FB presence to the secret group as proof of concept so the management team could get used to the idea of social media. The plan was that once we’d gained trust and confidence, we’d look at expanding activity across other social platforms. Social media is key PR driver.

[ANSWERED] How Do I Leave A Facebook Group And Will The Other Members Be Notified When I Do?

SocMed Sean

Instead, you won’t show up as a group member anymore and you won’t receive the notifications from the group. If you have a question about Facebook or another social channel that you’d like answered, feel free to reach out via the contact form and ask away. Facebook Featured Social Media Tech content facebook group leave privacy social social media social networking strategy tips

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Musings on Joining New Social Media Sites, Site Recommendations.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Musings on Joining New Social Media Sites, Site Recommendations and On-Going Participation A while back I set up accounts on Amplify and Clipmarks. Today I received an email notification telling me that someone had added me as a Source on Amplify , so I decided to hop back on and refresh my memory as to what my profile looked like, out-dated no doubt.

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[SOLUTION] Six Tips for Managing Your Social Media Over Holiday Vacations

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [SOLUTION] Six Tips for Managing Your Social Media Over Holiday Vacations Holidays and vacations are the most exciting part of every year. When social media is part of running your business, it can be hard to decide if you want to take a break off your work or not. However, deciding on whether to unplug from social media can be a hard one to decide. Here are some tips to help you keep your content flowing, while disconnecting from social media.

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully. Guest Post by Vasudha Veeranna.

Are You A Blogging Addict? Take This Test To See!

SocMed Sean

You immediately stop what you are doing in order to respond to a blog comment notification. (1 Your friends are complaining that you’re not active enough on Steam, the Playstation Network, or XBox Live because your spending more time blogging and not enough time gaming. (1 Blogs Featured Humor People Social Media Tech content content management humor social social media social networking wordpress

Don't #Unplug From Technology

Twist Image

How many notifications do you have set up in your life? A notification that a meeting is about to happen? Lately, Thurston isn''t the only one talking about a more regimented social media and technology diet. My smartphone, laptop and tablet have zero notifications. There is only one notification set and that is a customized vibration tone on my iPhone for when my spouse calls and/or texts me. This is key: notifications are ambiguous. notifications.

Is Snapchat changing their ways?

Ignite Social Media

They have positioned themselves as a camera versus a social media channel. The photos and videos are easy to save to your camera roll and share out on other social networks should you chose, or you can go the old school route and just snap them to your friends. Friends invited will receive a notification to join with a lens for more fun, you can also use your voice only or simply text. appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love

Waxing UnLyrical

So far, G+ has only been handy if I want to chat with social media marketers, educators who are using social media in the classroom, and the few friends of mine who are early adopters. (We We haven’t started referring to non-social media enthusiasts as “normies.” Most of the people I interact with in my personal life, the concert notifications I like getting, the updates I look for, etc. Has your presence on other social networks dropped off?

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How To Create a Presence on Google+


Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. Posts, comments and notifications will then be from the page. The smart thing about Google+ is the ability to divide your network into circles, which gives you more control over your communication. Tweet On November 7 2011, Google+ launched their highly anticipated pages.

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A Look Into Why People Share on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

And you know this is the tip of the iceberg in terms of how much information the world is sharing in social media. Weddings, a reunion, a night out, a plate of sushi, a sunset, an article about a belligerent politician, cat videos, that soda brand that you thought stopped production 10 years ago…these are all moments that active social media users share with their personal segment of the digital universe. It’s social.

How to effectively use social media for real estate

Sprout Social

While businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from a smart social presence, the importance of social media for real estate really can’t be overstated. According to a recent study from the National Association of Realtors , social has become integral to scoring clients and closing deals across the industry. Here’s a brief snapshot of the report’s findings: 77% of realtors actively use social media for real estate in some way, shape or form.

9 essential social media management tools for marketers

Sprout Social

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’ll know that social media management is no joke. In fact, social media management requires tons of strategizing and careful execution. To give you a leg up, we’ve put together a list of the best social media management tools to take your marketing game up a notch. 1: Sprout Social. Sprout Social’s comprehensive features give other social media management tools a run for their money. 2: Zoho Social.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with. It seems that just as you have a grasp on your social media strategy, something comes along that shakes it to its core. At Ignite Social Media, we are here to help you weather these changes and stay on top of the latest social trends. Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. What also changes are the ways that a parent interacts with social media.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: betsyjean79 via Flickr , Creative Commons Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Design, Digital, TV, Radio, Podcasts, Blogging, Social Networks, Newsfeeds, Affiliate Marketing, Web TV, SEO… Creative industries have evolved just as the environments, mediums, consumers and needs of our clients have evolved over time. To say I knew who he was (via the London social media circuit) would be an understatement.

Pinterest: Blocking Spammers

Laurel Papworth

I never know whether to be amused or irritated when I see new social networks repeat old errors. In Pinterest’s case, they refuse to give users tools to manage their own networks. I’m debating a) removing all email notification (not good) or b) deleting my Pinterest account (worse). For a network 80% women, to not be able to block abusive, intrusive or spammy messages is a massive oversight.

Email - the Silent E

Social Media Marketing

Every indicator I've seen lately indicate that people still use email as a primary method of sharing interesting news, keeping in touch, and notification - not to mention that it's usually the price of entry for belonging to a social network. Feel the love Two weeks ago, eMarketer reported that Social Networkers Still Love Email. In fact as you can see, they love it more than non-social network users.

SocialToo Launches Anti-Virus Solution for Twitter

Stay N' Alive

Surely, you wouldn’t think of running your computer without an anti-virus solution, but what about the viruses and worms spreading throughout the social networks you belong to? Today, we have a solution for that at SocialToo , and we are launching automatic anti-virus solutions for Twitter and other social networks. Consider SocialToo your vaccine for the Social Web. Viruses and worms are rampant on the web.

Facebook Quietly Launching Friendfeed-like Live Commenting

Stay N' Alive

The live commenting, I’ve found, increases the engagement within the conversation because one isn’t stuck waiting for an email or Facebook notification notifying them to refresh the Page and find the conversation again to continue commenting. Facebook Technology social Benjamin Golub Bret Taylor Facebook features FriendFeed Hakuna Matata social network

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Whether your goal is use LinkedIn to find your next job, market a business product or service, or just expand your professional network, you’ll find helpful guidance below in 20 of the best LinkedIn guides of the past year or so.

Facebook's Need for Better Communication

Social Media Marketing

Hence, Mark Zuckerberg joining the North American Man-Boy Love Association was meant to prove that even the CEO of the world's largest social network wasn't immune from privacy violations under the new system. It seems that Facebook wants to act like that other darling of Silicon Valley and social media geeks everywhere, Apple. customer relations news facebook social networksIt seems that every time Facebook makes a change, it's a major gaffe.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

Yesterday, it was announced that Google+ had finally been released as a public beta, meaning that you no longer require an invitation to join the network. Not Just a Social Network but Glue When Facebook was created, it began as a private network only available to individuals email addresses. When you think about the power of all of those being woven into a single social platform, the possibilities are endless. Google+ Google social networks

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Facebook Desktop Chat App Released For Blackberry Smartphone

Bill Hartzer

The chat window was very easy and straightforward to use, and if you want, a notification noise will play for each new message you receive. Social Media Social NetworkingBy Chris McKillon. I have been using the Facebook Blackberry app ‘Chit Chat’ on my Blackberry Curve 8520 for a while now and thought it was about time to write a full review of it.

How to Download Your Information from Facebook

Bill Hartzer

At this point, I have not actually received notification via email that my download is ready for download. Tags: Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking download facebook information facebook facebook download facebook privacy tech technology Facebook has recently been under fire (a lot, I might add) for privacy issues and privacy concerns. I have even written about Facebook email privacy that has gone awry.

Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social network Twitter has introduced a new feature: Private Conversations and it just might be a game changer. Twitter says that users can create groups in just a few taps and when someone is added to a group, he or she will receive a notification. Featured Headline Social Media Twitter Online Communities Recognize these models? unfinishedbusiness.