Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

WebInKnow

But the nuance, emotion, and detail that helps us to understand deeply is mostly lost in our virtual world of email, telephone, webcams, text messaging, and online content. Personal branding Book Reviews Social Media

Real investments in virtual worlds continue

The Way of the Web

Don’t forget back in 2004, David Storey paid $26,500 in Entropia , then Jon Jacobs invested $100,000 in a virtual space station in Entropia in November 2005, and of course Anshe Chung became a millionaire via Second Life in 2006.

6 Ways Emerging Technologies Are Set to Change the Use of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Maria writes for a variety of blogs and today she shares her thoughts on how a variety of emerging technologies could potentially impact our use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Thanks to Maria for sharing her thoughts, I’ll be curious to see how these technologies adapt our use of social media, especially when it comes to augmented and virtual reality!

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Revenue: Social media games and virtual goods 2010

Laurel Papworth

Virtual goods in the USA will reach $1.6 I have a patent in social network economies particularly in user generated virtual goods – which we don’t see a lot of yet. So I tend to keep an eye on how virtual goods are coming along.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Perhaps that why I love social sites so!?

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media. Social media. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. world!

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A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

SocialFish

Got something related to B2B, association or nonprofit social media you think would interest SocialFish readers? If social media websites really did respect your privacy, would policies be so littered with jargon that the entire document reads like fine print?

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

Survey: 60% of Physicians Believe Social Media “Improves the Care They Deliver”

The Realtime Report

Many physicians are making use of social media – as a way to manage new information, discuss the latest journal articles or research, and to help provide quality care. Here are some of the highlights: 24% use social media daily to scan or explore new medical information.

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A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

SocialFish

Got something related to B2B, association or nonprofit social media you think would interest SocialFish readers? If social media websites really did respect your privacy, would policies be so littered with jargon that the entire document reads like fine print?

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

What’s new in social media will be a monthly recurring post featuring the latest in social media news, penned by the lovely Elizabeth Bookhultz , an expert association social media specialist. Here’s a look at 3 recent developments in the social sphere.

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Social Media: NAB Break Up Letter

Laurel Papworth

NAB bank have a Valentine’s Day social media campaign running at the moment – encouraging people with a mortgage to “break up&# with the other banks. Does NAB dissing the opposition make the world a better place?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Critical Services Agencies Must Provide to Stay Relevant in Social Media March 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is there a future for agencies in a social media world?

3 Key Announcements from Facebook F8 and What Social Media Marketers Need To Know

Ignite Social Media

After listening to the announcements and processing what we believe this may mean for marketers like us in the social space, we’ve distilled it into 3 key announcements and implications for brands. 2) Social Virtual Reality with Facebook Spaces.

Influencers and Social Media Experts

Laurel Papworth

Oh and if they tick the following criteria in the field of social media-ness, then they are social media experts. Except possibly in social media where one should maybe have a less traditional and more social publishing history. Traditional media – not journoggers but journalists that genuinely blog for other the love of writing or a genuine interest in storytelling. Social grace ad infinitum.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it? Monetizing social networks. Revenue: Events in Social Networks (2).

Experiential Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 1 of Social Media Business: What is “the experience economy&# – is it the next step on from agrarian, commodity, service…? In particular, how some of the large social networks are making money from real world conferences and get-togethers.

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

The photo sharing social network Radar.net is shutting down and, thankfully, they have all undertaken all the key steps to do that sensitively and graciously. More in Social Media is Not An Experiment. Export facilities to other social media sites.

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Social Media Hybrid Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

The more I read about social media campaigns without conversations. The more I watch companies expand marketing departments to include social media positions that put a premium on tech skills versus marketing experience. Let's call this - Social Media Hybrid Marketing.

There’s A Natural Need For Approval On Social Media, Here’s How to Utilize It For Your Strategy

Stay N' Alive

Humans have a natural need for approval, and this is most evident on social media. People don’t spend hours on these social networks posting both personal and public status updates, pictures, videos, etc. Which is why those of us who market on social media need to learn how to utilize it! In today’s virtual world, the first thing customers do when hearing about a new product is plug it into a search engine and see if others approve of it as well.

Social Media Networking Is A Win - Win Situation

Social Media Network Marketing

Networking is an integral part of Social Media. It is essential that you know what it takes to enable healthy Networking in the online world. Networking in the virtual world is almost similar to the Networking in the real world. The difference is obvious that while in the real world you are able to meet on a Face to Face basis while in the virtual world there is video conferencing and so on.

Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches? At Monday’s Social Fresh conference in St.

Websites, Emails, Chats, Forums, Social Media, Clouds, QR Codes

Social Media Network Marketing

Twenty years back having your Business and Brand in the virtual world was not a very digestible thought. Being on Social Media was not even thought of. Unfortunately a lot of mishaps took place and the online world was seen with a lot of suspicion. The world was loosing boundaries. This was when the world become small. This is in today's time called Social Networking. This could be a Website, Blog or a Social Media Page as well.

Event: Customer Service Call Centres and Social Media

Laurel Papworth

I’ve been asked to speak in Melbourne on April 15th (evening) about the impact of social media, online communities, social networks and call centres. As you probably know, I believe that while marketing and PR want social networks to be about them and their needs, the customer usually has a specific question they want answered, best suited to Customer Service engaging on support and FAQ issues. Social Media is revolutionising the way we do business.

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Why Social Success is No Accident

Convince & Convert

If you read Convince & Convert on even an occasional basis, you know that I’m firmly in the social integration camp. You need to focus on how to “be&# social as a company, and worry less about how to “do&# social. What Are Your Go-To Social Media Resources.

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Match Makers go Social by Breaking Stereotypes

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s when you get anti-social, run away or hide from family get-togethers, parties and weddings. million people through social media. It’s fascinating to see how social media is taking over every aspect of our lives.

Nonprofit Webinar Series – Social Fundraising

Janet Fouts

Whether you work with a grass roots organization or a humongous nonproft you know that social media can be an effective way to make your message more visible out there in the world. Do you use video as part of the social media outreach for your nonprofit?

Virtual Event Technologies Defined

SocialFish

This is the first in a new series of guest posts by famed blogger on social media and events, Jeff Hurt, of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Virtual Event Definitions. 2D Virtual Platform. 2D platforms offers media streaming (audio and video), on-demand and chat features.

Building Trust: A Relationship is Not a Newsletter Opt-In

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, the problem is expanding to all corners of the social media world. Know an “Expert&# from a Con-Man There are a lot of ethical social media enthusiasts in my midst.

Acronym Acrimony: Winning The LOL War

Waxing UnLyrical

The great science minds of the world will continue to unravel its mysteries. In truth, I don’t really care if Hong Kong, Singapore and Chinese Taipei (or as it is pronounced in the rest of the world, “Taiwan&# ) are dominating the sciences. Guest post by Brian Meeks.

Why Facebook Timeline Ads Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

I am concerned, quite concerned, that these ads might ruin my life and bring about an end to the world. In my grief I discover the secret to cold fusion and use my unlimited power to attempt to take over the world. Guest post by Brian Meeks.

Twitter and Guinea Pig Worry

Waxing UnLyrical

As a rule I like to channel my inner bitterness into lengthy rants about social media transgression. They aren’t serious about building a strong social network. If they had Tweetdeck, they wouldn’t have missed my response, and my world would have been a happier place.

When Twitter Gave Me Howler Monkey Angst

Waxing UnLyrical

Brian Meeks used to make his living in the virtual world of Second Life, where he built spaces for corporate clients under the name Ecocandle Riel. When the economy went south, he turned to Social Media and does this to feed and clothe himself. [Ed: I'm on vacation.

Offerpal Launches Offerpal Tasks to Earn Virtual Currency

Bill Hartzer

Offerpal Media has launched “Offerpal Tasks,&# a new way you can earn virtual currency to use in online games and social networks. You can earn virtual currency through Offerpal Tasks by completing easy online tasks through Amazon Mechanical Turk.

5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Dentyne "Friend Request" Commercial: 60 Connections In Every Bottle | Main | Social Media & The Super Bowl » January 29, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader.

Event: Media140 Foodies with Bridget _Cooks

Laurel Papworth

Watch as Bridget Davis prepares some fabulous food together with discussion and conversation around how real-time social media is changing the food industry. Event: Media140 Foodies with Bridget _Cooks is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

Online Marketing 101 for Entrepreneurs

Idaconcpts

When you’re a struggling entrepreneur, your business takes over your world as you try to boost your brand and broaden your customer base. You simply need to get your business into the online discussion world with a few key strategies.

Why Government Monitoring Is Creepy

Net-Savvy Executive

Quiz: A government agency wants to monitor social media in the course of performing its function. All of this Internet-based communication happens in a virtual space, which is shared by everyone. Virtual means almost , which also means not. Intelligence Social Media

Digital Signages as a Tool of Omni-Channel Marketing

Social Media Marketing

In addition, availability of a brand in the ordinary for them virtual environment is as important, as the pricing policy. 55% rely on social media as the main source of news and information (television is on the 6th place).

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8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

Many social media guidelines have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to addressing negative criticism in social networks, but assessing the situation and the potential positive vs negative outcomes of responses is a skill that comes from experience.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia. Different types of Social Networks (3).

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Or is this just “acceptable&# competitive behaviour by someone who see’s himself as my competitor in the social media space? encouraging others to socially exclude someone. damaging someone’s social reputation and social acceptance. Social media twins?