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[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

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You’re asking for social media fun and frivolity with your Facebook or Twitter account. Facebook Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Twitter best practices facebook security social media social networking tech tips

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

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Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly.

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[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

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Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

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Combine 300 channels in my cable package, with an extremely short attention span and you have all the ingredients necessary for an evening of click…click…click… Are you changing the channels too quickly when it comes to social media?

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

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Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? 4) What social networks do you specialize in?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee

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If you don’t “get” social media, grab a cup of coffee and walk through each of these steps and maybe this infographic will help you bridge the gap If, after reviewing it, you still don’t get social media…at least you have a cup of coffee.

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

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Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

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Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

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I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! If you’re thinking about turning over the keys to your social channels to a 3rd party agency, read Matt’s post and think carefully about who you choose.

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

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As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

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Social media companies, like Facebook, who choose to trade on the exchanges are going to have to walk a fine line between serving their members and their shareholders. Heck, Bono was a huge pre-IPO investor in Facebook but still isn’t an active participant in the social space.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

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Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. Since I work in social media in my day job , I pop in and out of my social channels during the day, but commit to not spending more than 10 minutes at a time.

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What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?

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One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. To engage in social correctly, so few understand the time, effort, budget and commitment that it takes. Have examples of social media habits that just shouldn’t be shared ?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them

The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)

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There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be THE year of social media. Hand social media activities over to a junior staff member or intern with no communications experience. Those are all important factors in how NOT to engage in social media.

[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

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During the teen years, we have to worry about sex, drugs, and peer pressure and now the digital era has brought along new issues like sexting, online bullying and a host of other problems that come with social media. Parenting is tough. Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons.

Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?

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Stan is an online writer and a social media enthusiast who loves to write about the latest social media trends. However, many businesses using social media to brand themselves fail to offer this staple. Remember that word “social”?

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

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I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. Do you automate your social media activities?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media

Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette

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This week we welcome guest blogger Amy Stewart, Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for Intouch Solutions & author of great Kansas City-focused blog at beyondtheplazalights.com.

Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

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Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

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Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

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I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations

Social Media Comic: The Technophobe

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Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Tech cartoon comic comic strip facebook humor mobile social media social networking Twitter wordpress YouTube Anyone else run into technophobes in their digital lives?

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

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Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Blogs Featured Social Media Tech best practices blog social media social networking tips usability wordpress

Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media

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Social and mobile…they go together like peanut butter and jelly. And the reduced price of smartphones and data plans means that our social channels tend to go wherever our mobile devices go. ” And the addictive nature of mobile and social can impact your health, too.

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2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

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It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011.

How To Develop And Execute A Social Media Strategy For Free

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The same concept can certainly be applied to other things that you want or value in life and it certainly applies to the development and execution a social media strategy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying not to try social media.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Peer Pressure Can Be Multiplied Through the Social Media

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Today’s guest blog post comes from Mary Tyler, who writes about parenting, social media & addiction at [link]. If you find this post interesting, be sure to also check out the article on whether teens prefer social media to real life.

[COMIC] Who Is Running Your Social Media Channels? Is It Your Intern?

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Are you willing to risk your company reputation by putting an intern in charge of your social media channels? Would you be prepared if their activities sparked a social media crisis for your company? Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon comic facebook humor social media social networking strategy

[INFOGRAPHIC] Do Teens Prefer Social Media To Real Life?

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This infographic and the underlying study provides some interesting insights as to whether teens prefer to chat face-to-face or via social media channels like Facebook or Twitter. Facebook Featured Google+ People Social Media Twitter facebook infographic social social media social networking teens textingMany adults feel that teens are making a shift from in-person communications to digital ones.

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Social Media Funny Friday: Liking Your Own Posts

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Social Media Funny Friday for today. A reminder that it’s a bit on the creepy side when you “Like” or “Favorite” your own status updates on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

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So what does this have to do with social media? I’m pretty sure that social media has replaced rock and roll as the complex issues facing parents, today. Too often, when I tell other parents that I’m the Director of Social Media for a digital agency , I get a blank stare and a request for clarification of what I do that goes something like “Does that mean you play on Facebook all day?” Do your kids know what social media is?”

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

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Not just from researching and writing articles, but form the comments/feedback that I have received and the conversations that have been sparked with others via social networks like Twitter. Blogs Featured Social Media blog content management social media social networking strategy tips

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Thou Shalt Not Auto-Direct Message On Twitter

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Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

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Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. Facebook Featured Social Media facebook social media social networking

[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

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I’ve stumbled across another one of those social media tasks that should be soooo simple, yet isn’t. After returning from a much-needed family vacation from social media via a Disney cruise to the Bahamas, I now have tons of photos stored on my digital camera.