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Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus

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Facebook , Google +, reddit, and even Twitter does a beautiful job of doing this, incidentally, allowing both the big tent generalist socialization and connection while also really being able to break into departments, clubs, and little hidy-holes where you can enjoy an ad hoc get together with friends and co-conspirators. Google gets this, though not yet within the construct of the SNS’s.

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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. Which companies are really succeeding on Twitter, and how are they doing it?

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. And Facebook’s size may be no defense against ultimate demise; it wasn’t all that long ago the MySpace was the largest social network, and the experience of social news site Digg—once valued at $100 million but sold recently for just 5% of that —is a cautionary tale. Twitter. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order. Twice. Facebook. Google. And listens.

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Inbound Marketing Program

Digital B2B Marketing

Here are social platforms to consider: Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Slideshare YouTube Facebook LinkedIn Although Facebook and LinkedIn may be core to your long-term inbound marketing program, you cannot emulate organic social media sharing with paid programs on these sites nearly as well. In contrast, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg indicate a listing is sponsored, but otherwise include it in the interface like other content. Including your blog feed or twitter stream will give you an immediate content-focused traffic boost.

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

Writing on the Web

How do you get your blog posts to feed into your LinkedIn profile and Twitter automatically? The second option is to add your Twitter stream to LinkedIn and then by default as long as your blog posts are appearing in Twitter they will also appear on LinkedIn. Twitter. Digg this! Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing? Tweet This!

Bringing down the Twitter snobs

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Like in his latest post, “ Being a Twitter Snob is a Good Thing &# when he states “it annoys many people when they follow you on Twitter and you do not follow them back. Mitch lives the life of a Twitter snob, exclusively following only the most select and obviously interesting people. Having select Twitter followers reflects better on your taste in connections.

The 20 craziest things you can do on Twitter

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OK, we’ve heard all the great business success stories about connecting and learning through Twitter. Like hooking their toilet up to Twitter.  I started collecting some of these random (and real) uses of Twitter and thought I would present this amusing list to my dear friends on {grow}. Rock out – Here is a list of the top 50 rock stars on Twitter

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009. Twitter Facts, Figures & Stats.

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Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS OpenX Rackspace Hosting ConVerdge Communities About Us Submit a Tip! One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag , a topic with a hash symbol (“#&# ) at the start to identify it. If you a.

Twitter success stories: Explaining the ROI of Twitter

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How do you PROVE the value of Twitter?  There are MANY benefits to Twitter besides direct sales.  have precious little time, so I better get something big out of Twitter if I am going to devote time to it.  For most smart people, hearing a story of Twitter success is just as good as a pie chart. Digg this! Share and Enjoy: Tags: ROI and measurement twitter

Top 40 Twitter Feeds You’re Not Following

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Nowhere is this more true than on Twitter. So to help remedy the situation, we present our pick for top 40 Twitter handles you may have missed. Read through it or you can follow the whole Twitter list here. M. Janice Lee – A new handle on Twitter, Janice brings her writing and design skills to bear. Twitter. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Social media is a meritocracy, right? Well, not always. The plethora of voices social media unleashed on the world means getting attention can be tough. Often people with great things to say go unnoticed. Share email. Facebook.

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List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

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It’s an outstanding list, categorized by industry including Automotive, Chemicals, Electronics, Telecommunications, and a dozen other sectors, but all of the names were linked to the individuals’ LinkedIn profiles—no Twitter links! It’s also possible there may be errors in my list; please let me know in the comments or through my Twitter if you find any, and I will correct them. Digg this! Here you go. Serious disconnect there.). Followers range from less than 10 (no, that’s not a typo) to more than 10,000. Anyway, on to the list! link]. Tweet This!

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Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

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Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. At the time the Twitter home page question was something such as: “Let your family and friends know what you are doing now.&#   I thought to myself: Why should they care about this and why should I join the site?  And this list could go on and on with other people adding their own reasons why Twitter is so powerful.

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A simple strategy to increase your influence on Twitter

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“How do I increase my influence on Twitter?&#. While it remains to be seen if I have actual influence anywhere, I have undoubtedly created substantial, tangible business benefits through Twitter and the social web.  So here’s my strategy. They’re wrong.   If you put time into Twitter but nobody is there to listen and respond, it’s a waste of time, right?  Plus,

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StumbleUpon Marketing: 5 Ways to Get More StumbleUpon Traffic to Your Website

WindMill Networking

And unless you have a certain objective or niche demographic that tends to find a large population of your targeted users using sites like Digg , Reddit , or Delicious , my advice is simply to concentrate efforts on other more popular sites.  I will make one exception, though: StumbleUpon. traffic Twitter ways Web 2.0 First of all, StumbleUpon is not a niche site. What to do?

How to use Twitter to crowd-source creativity

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Some I didn’t know at all, some like Gregg Morris and Carla Bobka had become my friends over months of interaction on Twitter. Digg this! Tags: Case studies Twitter best practices best practices business relationships time management I have a “virtual&# company. work with a posse of freelancers who might be spread out all over the country. Share this on del.icio.us.

Twitter time-savers: Tweet success in just 20 minutes a day

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“How much time should I spend on Twitter?&# is a question I get asked repeatedly. Here are my thoughts on being an effective Twitter-er in only 20 minutes a day. I’ve divided this into two categories — 20 minutes a day for beginners and then experienced folks. Twitter is simply boring if you’re only following 12 people and you’ll probably quit.

Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social

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Tweeters : Twitter’s hard but worth it, if you can make the right connection. It might even be worth it to search and discover the right hash tags, or even really spend your time and maybe a little money wooing one of the top Twitter influencers. Search will never be the same as it was as recently as a few years ago. Instead of only producing one very expensive. Do it!

5 Sites To Help You Find People To Follow On Twitter | B2Bbloggers.

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Followerwonk.com Twitter bio search. It offers very specific advanced search options to allow for very targeted searching of Twitter bios– including by location. Twellow.com Twellow is a directory of public Twitter accounts, and a service of WebProNews. wefollow wefollow is a Twitter directory and search to help you find like minded people with common interests created by digg.

1,600 SXSW Speakers, Three Twitter Lists

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Remarkably (but unsurprisingly) 91% of SXSWi speakers are active on Twitter.  (Who are the 9% who aren’t, and how’d they get selected to present?)  . Today we’re pleased to share with you all the active speakers in three Twitter lists. Yes, we know the event took place over a month ago (which is an eternity on the social Web), but given that I manually researched the handles for all 1,600 speakers and manually entered them in Twitter, a month is breakneck speed.  (The glamorous life of a marketing coordinator!). Social Media Eloqua SxSW SxSW Interactive Twitter

Twitter IS Social « Digital B2B Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

In fact, they question if Twitter is more of a broadcast medium than a social medium. The statistic circulating through Twitter (by the way, being shared between connections on Twitter, but I won’t belabor the point) is that 50% of all content consumed on Twitter is generated by only 20,000 users. Twitter creates brand new social connections. It’s not.

4 Things Triberr Reminded Me about Twitter

WindMill Networking

When I taught my first Twitter workshops back in 2009, I mentioned one of the many reasons why I was bullish from the start about using HootSuite as a Twitter client: It gave you the ability to seamlessly import RSS feeds. Either way, I wanted to share my own personal experiences of using Triberr in this review and what it has reminded me about what is important about Twitter.

This is what happens when Barbie joins Twitter

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She even has a Twitter account. Digg this! This week Mattel announced a new video Barbie that has a tiny camera embedded in her chest (YouBoob?).  The iconic doll has fully joined the social media movement by leading her fans through a Foursquare scavenger hunt, Facebook puzzles and YouTube adventures.  Check out her tweet stream: So here I am laying in a pile of naked Barbies again. 

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Do Celebrities “Get” Twitter?

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Then he started talking about Twitter. Crystal had just joined Twitter and joked about trying to come up with material to tweet. It seems like every week another star takes to Twitter with a mixture of bafflement and wonderment. All of this begs the question: Do celebrities really get Twitter? Ricky Gervais jumped off Twitter only after about a month because he failed to see the point. The point, if you ask most social media experts, is to use Twitter as a way of keeping in touch with your fans, establishing engagement and loyalty. Need proof? Facebook.

20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook

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Twitter. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves.  Edelman’s David Armano went so far as to name his digital persona Vector David (I didn’t have the heart to point out his digital doppelganger’s unfortunate initials). Right now. Share email.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

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Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. Google+ Answers On Twitter – The new Twitter stream for Google+ Answers community. Twitter. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. That’s a modest assessment. Make no mistake. How Is It Different?

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5 Great Reasons to Retweet Others on Twitter

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One of the key characteristics I (and many other Twitter users) use when determining whether I should follow someone back on Twitter is the level of interaction in their tweet stream. Now virtually every blogger and business user on Twitter tweets their own content, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that—it’s one of the strengths of the platform. But Twitter is a social tool, not a broadcasting medium. Retweeting is a key part of the social interaction on Twitter. Digg this! Do they ask questions? Answer them? Share this on Bebo.

Twitter’s Biggest Scams Part 4: The Trump Network

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Tomorrow: Twitter’s biggest scams — Anything we can do about it? Part 3: The Twitter follower scam. Digg this! Yes, it’s THAT Trump.  “The Donald&# is actually behind this Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) program.  A key difference between this and the other MLM programs explained this week is that there is an actual product exchanging hands – nutritional aids.

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Adventures in Frictionless Sharing

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While people are freaking out how privacy-invading frictionless sharing is, we have all been frictionless sharing everything and anything, including our credit card information, SSNs, and secret questions’ answers, with everywhere and everything, including Friendster, MySpace , eHarmony , match.com, Facebook , Twitter , and especially AOL, Yahoo!, What is it, you ask? Oh, what a pity.

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A Twitter success story: Search leads to new market discovery

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In a recent comment on {grow} she mentioned that Twitter had led her to discover a new market for her company’s product. asked her tell us more and here she goes: To some, Twitter is surely the Paris Hilton of new media, a place popular only because of its own popularity, fascinating because it’s so clearly pointless. And I admit my initial impression of Twitter was similar.

[Video] @MayorEmanuel Creator On Twitter Fiction & Personal Branding

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Dan is creator of the now famous @MayorEmanuel Twitter feed. That one Twitter feed made Dan, an educator at Columbia College in Chicago, an instant celebrity. Twitter. Social Media #PdF11 @dansinker @MayorEmanuel Dan Sinker fake Twitter handles personal branding Personal Democracy Forum Rahm Emanuel Twitter video Youtubeby Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Dan Sinker has been a lot of things over the course of his life: a punk rock journalist, publisher, teacher and imposter. It’s that last title that brought him celebrity status. Click here to view the embedded video.

Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

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And, if you’re really committed, try out all the platforms in order to build your personal brands: YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook , Google+, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon , Digg, Tumblr, as well as your blog. You need to jump in, feet-first, into social media, including your own personal Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ profile. Good for you. Blog wasn’t built in a day.

Beating Amazon at the Review Game: Top 3 Ways to Boost Sales With Social Media Testimonials

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• Facebook • TwitterDigg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Most major brands are now allocating larger parts of their overall marketing budget to custom content. With content marketing on the rise – a record $43.9

How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda

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Instead, you’ll probably need to spend money on Twitter and Facebook advertising if you want to earn easy Likes and followers; otherwise, you can cross-promote your social media properties across all aspects of your company, making sure that your multiple social media profiles are fully-integrated into the rest of your brand. People are freaking out about the new Google Search. Do it.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

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The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Content Marketing Internet Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing Blog Blogger chris abraham Facebook Google Outreach pinterest social media Speed dating StumbleUpon twitter

Kiss your line-of-shame smack on its social media lips!

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” While that may not be a direct quote, it’s what I heard and this is what I made of it: You may well have a line when it comes to what you will and won’t say on social media, on your blog, Twitter , Facebook, et al — and that line might really and truly be right on the edge of propriety, too! Gangnam Style & The Harlem Shake Face Off On Twitter (socialtimes.com).

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

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Social Media Strategists will become Chief Customer Officers – ok so you know I am also @Avaya_Support on Twitter so perhaps this is a closet fantasy for me but it may just come true – perhaps not this coming year but in years to come. Digg this! So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Enjoy! Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

Your corporate website needs to become a trap

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The true results might surprise you — your best performers may well not be Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as you may expect. As a result, there are folks all over Facebook, Twitter, Fliboard, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Tumblr who are looking for things to share to show how smart they are to their followers but no longer blog themselves. The next step is to trap them.

10 Reasons I Won’t Follow You on Twitter

Webbiquity

Before I start this rant, let me make it clear that I love gaining new followers on Twitter and I’m honored by (almost) every one—I’m grateful that you want to hear what I have to say! Twitter is social media, not a broadcast platform; if you’ve taken an interest in what I tweet, I want to read yours as well, and hopefully we can learn from each other. Digg this!

11 digital marketing resolution ideas for ’13

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However, if you’ll notice, most of what folks are sharing online via Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , Tumblr, and Google + are articles via links. You can add plugins that automagically optimize your site for search as well reduce the friction associated with sharing by dropping share buttons into your content from Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and even Google’s +1.

Can Twitter be used as a workplace tool?

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A recent research study by IBM indicates that micro-blogging sites like Twitter can be a powerful internal workplace communications tool. The study analyzed more than 5,000 microblog posts from a group of IBM employees who used both a proprietary internal tool to post and Twitter to post externally. Illustration: Scott Hampson: “ Twitter Bird In Real Life ”. Digg this!

My social media marketing posts from 2011

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In today’s decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS , e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you’re new to blogging and don’t happen to be Seth Godin. Read more… Social Media Marketing Blog cluetrain manifesto Facebook RSS Seth Godin social media twitte

Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ

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At the end of the day, none of us own anything we do on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest, Google +. So, there’s a built-in aggregator that I can set up to suck in all the RSS feeds of all the blogs to which I contribute, including Twitter. Image via CrunchBase. What we do own is our own properties. At the end of the day, none of this is yours. What is home? What do I mean by this?

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