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We Have Smart Homes and Smart Phones – What About Smart Blogs?


From simple things like automatic doors at the grocery store to the elaborate functions on our phones, automation makes life as we know it possible. As it turns out, many tools exist that can help you automate your blogging life and transform your plain old blog into a smart blog. It’s time to move beyond smart phones, and even smart houses, and embrace smart blog technology.

3 Key Features to Blog from a Smart Phone


However, after watching the launch of the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint on August 2010, it made me rethink about the 3 key features that I would need to blog from a smart phone more often. My iPhone 3G blogging experience made it very clear that to properly blog from a smart phone you must have a full-slide out QWERTY keyboard. Full Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard. Very cool.

Google Wallet: Pick Up the Check in a New Way

The Social Media Incubator

The next time that someone asks if you would like to pay with cash, credit or check, just pull out your smart phone. Google is developing a new feature called Google Wallet , which will allow users to charge virtually any transaction to a credit card by using a smart phone. No, you won’t be making a call for this one. So how does it work? Photo courtesy of Google.

B2B Marketing Stats from HubSpot’s Marketing Data Box

Webbiquity SMM

consumers own smart phones. cell phone users owned a smart phone. While execution is more urgent for consumer marketers, B2B marketers need to at least start thinking strategically about topics like apps, QR codes, and how their content appears on smart phones. HubSpot last week released the Marketing Data Box , a 3.4 Content aggregation ?). Email.

SnapTags vs QR Codes

Puzzle Marketer

With the rise of mobile smart phones usage, readable codes have gained popularity among marketers as a unique way to engage with customers and prospects. Many companies have had success by getting their audience to scan with their mobile phones and submit their contact info for a contest, donate to a charity, or simply visit the brand’s website.

Twelve Steps to A Strong QR Code Campaign

Spin Sucks

Increasingly, mobile smart phones and tablets are shifting our attention away from our desktop and laptop computers to our mobile devices. Following are 12 tips to best use these tips to understand the capabilities of smart phones for your next campaign. Remember that QR codes are capable of using more than smart phone’s camera. and editor of

Future of Social Media?


Smart phones lets us share real time events and connect with other people anywhere, anytime. We have seen many signs that digital solutions improves our ability to interact online in real time, and technology that lets us walk around and catch the moments as they happen without hunting for our smart phone in our bag or pocket, may just be the next step in social media.

Is your business easy to find for local and mobile searchers.

Saying It Social

I promptly pulled out my smart phone, went to Google and typed merely “Italian deli&# – not having to add a geographic modifier because the GPS on my phone was enabled and would automatically pull local business listings based on my current location. Because it was late, I was only interested in the results that returned with a phone number so that I could call and make sure the establishment was still open. First an anecdote, then the facts. And just who is seeing these listings? billion search queries – 20% of that would represent roughly 2.8


The Royal Wedding – There's an App for That!

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Going Mobile is More than a Trend

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What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

Janet Fouts

They use Twitter online or the Twitter application on their smart phone, so for the average user this isn’t such a big deal at all. Twitter recently announced new rate limits on how many “hits” to the API it will allow. Now before your eyes glaze over wondering what that means, let me put it into English. Those are the apps in the upper right quadrant of the diagram.

Twitter’s Innovative Use of Responsive Web Design

Bill Hartzer

Responsive web design is where a website uses the same web design, but literally “changes” in a way that it looks good in any sized web browser–even on a tablet or smart phone. I am not sure if you have noticed, by Twitter has implemented what I would call a very innovative use of responsive web design. And the search engines, as well, are realizing that.

9 social media trends to keep your eye on in 2012

Akamai Marketing

49% of people use their smart phones to do social networking. That’s another reason why gaming will continue to grow, because 52% of smart phone users also play games on their phones. 2011 was a game changing year in social media. In some ways, social media is growing up, but in other ways we’re just getting started. ROI social media Trends

4 Internet Radio Apps for Android Devices


Make sure you have your cell phone data plan up to snuff, because audio can demand a lot of your mobile resources. Download one or more of these apps to turn your smart phone into a radio. The app brings thousands of live radio stations from all over the world right to your smart phone or tablet. Now the problem may just be way too many stations! TuneIn Radio.

From Social to Local to Mobile

Direct Marketing Observations

By your actions of buying smart phones at an alarming rate, by snapping up tablets like they’re going out of style, you have made it known to retailers that these are the new weapons of not only commerce, but online commerce as well. You don’t know this but you are really driving the train. Those times are over.

4 Android Apps for American League Central Division Fans


Those interested in the outcome of the annual melee will want to have one or more of these apps loaded on their Android phone to assure that they can figure out what went wrong or what went right this year with their favorite team. What is great about this app is that you can store your info and White Sox gems right in your smart phone. South Side Rundown. Download this app!

Youtube Tuesday: Pink Ponies


I know they said the party went viral, but we would have loved to have seen digital cameras, Flips, laptops and smart phones out on the table for easy updates and sharing! Beautiful example of what might happen if an ad agency planned a little girl’s birthday party. Video URL: [link] ].

Five Social Media Haters We Love To Hate


These are the five social media haters you will frequently encounter whenever you pull out your smart phone and start sending a tweet. They still think social media, the Internet, computers, and smart phones are a fad. Social media haters are familiar to those of us who do social media on a regular basis. The Can’t Get The Name Right. The Curmudgeon. The IT Guy.

Top Marketing Trends for 2013


Responsive web design provides an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices from desktop computers and tablets to mobile smart phones. Here we go: Social Business Has Risen. You cannot afford to ignore social media. Responsive Web Design is Key. Mobile Has Arrived.

4 Must-Download Windows Phone Apps


Now here they come, hat in hand, begging us to adopt Windows Phone 8. Check out these 4 must-download Windows Phone apps. Metro Tube is the way to go if you want to interface with You Tube on your Windows Smart Phone running Windows Phone 7.5 So support the good vibes and download it for the best in You Tube results when using Windows Phone. Metro Tube.

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]


The remaining 83% have not been active on these kind of services, either because they have no smart phones, no motivation or the highest being privacy concerns. Tweet About a year ago location based services (LBS) such as Foursquare , Gowalla was announced as the new big thing in digital and social media. The theme of the conference was on the future of location based services.

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Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?


Do not sign your business up if you are not going to use your smart phone. People use Foursquare to check into locations they’ve visited by using the app on their mobile phones. That is the million dollar question I get asked ALL the time. In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today.

EVOLVE: Technology will Mandate Marketers to Keep Up with the Times


We are now exposed to endless content, from our peer networks, our smart phones, and our inboxes. Our ever-trusted smart phones give us access to information about the things we want, when we want them and where we want them. When Dan and I wrote EVOLVE, we had already been practicing much about what the book preaches. They may not necessarily be popular or well known.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Does your intended audience include small screen users such as those on mobile phones and should they still be able to perform all the functions of your website on any device? More and more business executives are accessing web content on smart phones. Make it easy for a prospect on a smart phone to get the information they need. Don’t make a mess out of it.

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Where’s Social Media Going in 2014?


We already know that more and more people access their social media profiles on their smart phones. For some social networks half of the users access exclusively from their phones. So this is the last call for companies to optimize their pages and social profiles to be suitable for all kinds of screens including tablets and phones. Real time is king. The social TV.

Apartment Marketing Predictions 2014: The New Breed Speaks


Mobile usage continues to climb with smart phones and tablets flooding the market. 2014 is upon us. Here’s some of the top players in apartment marketing sounding off on what’s important. Mark Juleen, VP Marketing, J.C. Hart . The website Apartment Ratings will continue to gain ground on the traditional ILS. This will be the year for Google+. The crowd economy is here.

Path: the sequel

Sherrilynne Starkie

That was until last week’s relaunch which repositions the platform as a ‘smart journal’ for use on smart phones. Well over a year ago a new social network, Path, was launched. The launch had received a lot of positive coverage, but following the initial buzz things went quiet and Path seemed to be forgotten. It’s very easy to use. My take?

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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate


Most business-oriented individuals have smart phones that are just as capable and more accessible than laptops / desktops. Incorporate polls, encourage audience input (via phone and / or text chat), use multimedia, and embed social media tools. Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. Whether our predecessors (or even us!)

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Top 6 Rules of Digital Marketing: Learn from Matomy and Other Masters


These days, one of the best things you can do with your website design is create an easy to navigate and uniform visual that translates well on standard sized screens and smart phones. No more one design for the laptop and another for the phone. After all—knowing that we need a website and a social media presence is old news. At the same time, though, the web moves fast. 10ch.

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SEO Firm Impersonates Google, Claims Local Listing to be Deleted

Bill Hartzer

The whole entire process is free, you just need to create a Google account (most likely you already have one if you have an Android device like an Android smart phone), and you need to be able to either receive a postcard in the mail at your business address or receive a phone call at your business phone number that’s listed. ” I said “They are? Period.

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5 Apps Every Business Owner Should Have


Phones have come a long way, and nowadays they can help you manage your life more easily and help you keep your sanity. If you are a business owner and have a smart phone, here are 5 must have apps that can keep you and your business running smoothly. Running a business is by no means an easy task, and every entrepreneur could use a little help from time to time. EverNote.

Do You Use Google +?


While that may seem crazy, most of us have the ability to stay connected to Facebook 24/7 via mobile phone or tablet. Google disputes this, because Nielsen only measured people who go directly to the site, and not those who may access the network via smart phone or through other sites like Gmail. Oh Google+. Has it happened yet? Well, not really. Photo Source).

TwittFaced is now available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook!

Josh S Peters

For all you lovers of digital media, Twittfaced can now be read on almost any smart phone or ebook/digital book reading device. Now available on Amazon, Nook, and Apple iBooks. TwittFaced is now available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook! To get your digital copy of Twittfaced just click on one of the links below. Kindle. Nook . iBooks (search for it in the app / iTunes bookstore). For you old-school paper lovers, use one of these links to get a hardcopy. Amazon. Barnes and Noble. Thanks for reading & thank you for all the support we’ve gotten over the years with the book.

How Being Organized Can Change Your Life

Spin Sucks

Because this was before Microsoft and fancy smart phone technology , I had to make lists using a pen and paper! . By Dawn M. Buford. I would not be where I am today if it were not for my organizational skills. . In college, I certainly did not aspire to be the administrative professional I am today. . I wanted to be a lawyer. . Except, I never went back for law school.

How to Make a QR Code for Your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

In short, it’s a barcode that you can scan (usually using an iPhone or Smart Phone) and when you scan it you are taken to a web site. Wikipedia’s definition of QR Code is as follows: A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. What exactly is a QR Code?

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Are You Obsessed With Facebook? [Infographic]


About 28% check Facebook on their smart phones before getting out of bed. Are you one of the 48% of Americans who check their social media apps in bed, during the night, or as soon as they wake up in the morning? Would you use the term “obsessed&# or “addicted&# to describe this behavior? Takeaways: 1 in 13 people on Earth are on Facebook. 71% of U.S. Save and Share.

9 Must-Have Online Newsroom Features

Proactive Report

Resource: SMART News: how to create branded content that gets found in search and shared on social media. You might not be a world-class photographer, but you have a good camera right in your smart phone. Post all relevant images to your newsroom (optimizes for search of course) Resource: How to take brilliant photographs with your smart phone. PR contacts.

3 Reasons Your Facebook Page Seems to Suck Right Now

Janet Fouts

As you probably noticed on your smart phone, you see a lot less Facebook posts on your mobile than you do on your desktop. Last week on The Friday Hangout (video) we talked a bit about how many Facebook page managers are reporting dramatically decreasing reach in Facebook Insights and a drop in fans as well. Got your own take on it? I’d love to hear them in the comments.

New Facebook Setting Secures Your Data On Open Wireless

Spin Sucks

This works only online, not on your smart phone. It’s Facebook question of the week time but, I was so excited yesterday with the big Chicago blizzard, I took a video of the main streets that look like a war zone instead of answering a question. And there is a rare appearance by Mr. D. You can find it here. Click on “account settings&#. And beware.

Mobilizing Millennials For Social Good: 6 Takeaways From MCON13


Make your website smart phone compatible or you’ll be left in the dust. They are opinionated, digitally creative and read the news just like you (but they are doing so from a tablet or smart phone). This is a guest post from Chelsea Tuttle – a Ball State University public relations graduate, a Millennial and a MCON13 attendee. Here are 6 key takeaways.