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Thou Shalt Not Auto-Direct Message On Twitter

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Basically, some Twitter marketing software like SocialOomph and TweetAdder allow you to set up canned, automated welcome messages that are immediately sent to a new follower once you have followed them and they follow back.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

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You’ve realized that Twitter isn’t just people sharing what they ate for breakfast and that there might be some real value to engaging with the 100 million active users that might give you valuable insights about your products, services, and competitors.

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.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

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I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

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

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Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. IMHO, they should be able to give you insight on the way your competitors are using the major social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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

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

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube facebook linkedin social media social networking strategy wordpressI admit it…I’m a channel flipper.

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

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Worker Smarter - Rather than spending your time surfing sites or reading tweets, have the content your really care about delivered to you using RSS feeds or through targeted Twitter lists. Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information.

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. Stop caring about how many followers you have on Twitter and how many retweets you get.

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

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Is he one of those annoying Twitter Noobs who simply tweets what he’s eating, where he checked-in on Foursquare, and quotes from popular authors/politicians? For instance: On Twitter – I focus on retweets and lists. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again.

[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

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Similar to my articles on switching between Twitter mobile and desktop and reorganizing your Facebook photos , I expect that there are a lot of people out there searching for the answer to this one too. Well…it’s happened again.

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

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Instagram LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube customer service facebook social media social networkingThis week we welcome guest blogger is Stanna Johnson from Qwaya.

What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?

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Facebook Featured Humor LinkedIn People Social Media Twitter YouTube best practices comic comic strip facebook habits humor instagramOne of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy.

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. I also am not a fan of posting FourSquare updates, quotes from famous people, or trivial content like ASCII twitter art.

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

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Ma = Marketing – DON’T look at social channels like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube as sales channels. There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be THE year of social media.

Facebook Tip: Changing From Mobile To Desktop View On Your iPad Or Tablet

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If you are a tablet owner, though, you probably know that apps like Twitter and Facebook treat your tablet as a mobile device by default. The challenge is finding a way to get Twitter and Facebook to ignore the fact that I’m on my tablet and serve up the desktop view.

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Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

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You published 30 articles this year, but none of them have gone viral , you still only have 250 followers on Twitter (none of whom retweet you), and your Google page rank still sits at a 2. What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success.

Weak Passwords Can Jeopardize Your Personal And Professional Security [Infographic]

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What kinds of information are you sharing on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and YouTube: Your name Your location Your employer and your employment history Your kids’ names Your kids’ schools (how many of their photos have their school name on them?)

Mythbuster: Tweets Are NOT Going From 140 To 280

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Sure, that additional 140 plus their standard 140 does give them 280 characters, but this does not mean Twitter is increasing the character limit to 280 for anyone but their preferred partners. of us who don’t monetize Twitter. Social Media Twitter social media social networking

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

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Give your brain a break – Not only did a take some time off from writing, I significantly reduced my reading/interaction on Twitter and Facebook. Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogger’s block sucks more.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

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Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

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

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As Facebook, Twitter and Google+ continue to grow year on year social media monitoring is now more crucial than ever to find out what your customers are saying about you, whether it be good, or bad. Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube blog facebook humor social media social networking wordpress For today’s funny Friday, I had to share this great infographic from the fine folks at MarketPlaceMaven.

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

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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. When I ask if they are on Facebook or Twitter, they all say yes.

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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. "Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring!

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

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One wrong statement on Twitter or Facebook can quickly ruin a company’s reputation with certain customers, clients or vendors based on a stupid statement you hired to speak on your behalf.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

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Blogs Facebook Humor LinkedIn Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices blog collaboration social media social networking strategy tipsWorking in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks.

Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette

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Amy also tweets at @amylynnstewart , so be sure to check out her blog & twitter account. 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.

How To Develop And Execute A Social Media Strategy For Free

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

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon comic facebook humor social media social networking strategyAre 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?

The Ironic Beauty Of Google Indexing Tweets And Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention

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Take a look at the image below that show one of my tweets being included in another Twitter member’s list. Author’s Note: A special thank you to @caseyferrell on Twitter for including me in the PharmaSM list that allowed me to see that this tweet was indexed. Like Twitter.

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

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Facebook Featured Mobile People Social Media Twitter best practices security social media social networking tipsThis blog post was originally posted over at PopGoesDad. Thanks to Kurt for the invitation to Guest Blog. I admit it…when I was in high school, I was a total metal head…and so was my mom.

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

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Potential prospect is entered into Salesforce.com as a prospec Company users Buddy Media dashboard to deliver helpful/useful content (not marketing materials) to the prospective customer via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or a host of other channels. No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

[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.

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

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Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. What I found was that I can still leverage IFTTT and the Twitter RSS feeds, to do what I wanted. to l earn about the Twitter RSS parameters.

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. Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube blog facebook IRL linkedin pinterest social media social networking

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

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Your customers might already be engaged in conversations about your brand on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload !

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

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

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Sites like Facebook, YouTube, Multiply, and Twitter are the prime suspects for such speculations. Blogs Facebook Google+ LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube social media social networking