40 of the Best Twitter Brands and the People Behind Them
"Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter."
A good overview of what's effective on Twitter, and how some brands are managing to have authentic conversations with the community.
We all know brands are using Twitter — whether or not you want them around. Some of them don’t quite get the medium and just tweet self-serving links or marketing speak, but you won’t find any of those brands here. We’ve handpicked 40 of the best brands experimenting with the micro-blogging platform, and asked them a few short questions about how they’re using Twitter.
Some really good examples50+ New Tools for Torrenting
20+ Great Twitter Tools for Firefox
People love Twitter, and they love Firefox, so it only seems natural that there would be quite a few tools to merge these two items.Top FriendFeed Tips for Twitter Users
Friendfeed and twitter tips7 Productivity Tips, Plus Tools for Freelancers and Web Workers
The singular thing that distinguishes Twitter from blogs, RSS, IM, email, etc. is synergyPersonal Branding 101: How to Discover and Create Your Brand
from MashableTweets to Go: 35+ More Twitter Resources for Your Phone
Twitter tools for cell phones.
Blackbird - Twitter client for the BlackBerry. Here’s the over-the-air installation file. TinyTwitter - Actually works not just on BlackBerries but also Windows Mobile devices and any Java-enabled mobile device. TwitterBerry - The most popular Twitter client for CrackBerries. I used this one for a while on different BlackBerry models.""HOW TO: Live Inside Twitter and Still Stay Productive
1. Manage to do lists This one is my favorite, simply because the two sites here make it so easy to never forget - even when your brain is lost inside the Twitterverse. Both Remember The Milk, and Toodledo have commands you can use to add to do items. Next time you’re telling your followers what you ate for lunch, you can also make a note to call the cute waitress you met while you were there. 2. Set a timer 3. Add a Google Calendar item 4. Get your flight information 5. Track your expenses 6. Get news alerts 7. Track packages 8. Freelancers: track job time 9. Keep track of gas mileage 10. Get the weather forecastMost Popular Twitter Clients Revealed
ways to enhance our use of videos on you tube20+ Firefox Plugins to Enhance Your YouTube Experience
Here are over 20 Firefox plugins that will let you save your favorite videos before they disappear, stop them from autoplaying when you come to a page, and more.HOW TO: Create Groups for Twitter
creating twitter groups
More tools for twitter users. Especially those overwhelmed with all their follower streamsDelicious Toolbox: 80+ Updated Tools and Resources
Tools and applications
Here are over 80 tools for everything from your mobile device to your blog, and more, that can help you view your bookmarks in new and unique ways, backup your bookmarks in a secure location, take your bookmarks with you on the go, blog about your most recent saves, and then some. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2F2009%2F02%2F20%2Fdelicious-new-toolsHow To Build An iPhone App: A Guide
Google is the dominant search engine, with over 63% market share. Aside from it being a place to discover product reviews and corporate information, it is the personal brand destination of choice.
some great links to social networks for major newspaper sitesHOW TO: Connect With the FriendFeed Community
why should I care about making new friends, and why FriendFeed? There are more things to do than just find cool websites and pictures; people are forging important friendships and using their relationships to do things like find jobs. FriendFeed is more community-based than almost any other social media website, so if you’re looking for another tool to expand your network in a meaningful way, don’t ignore FriendFeed.40+ Places to Sell Your Designs Online
http://mashable.comFormer NiN Drummer Takes Album Promotion A Step Further
Josh Freese has a special offer to his fans for his new album.HOW TO: Raise Money in a Down Economy
Raising money is never easy, but in a recession it gets even harder. Here's a quick guide to raising money in a down economy.
Start a business
Lean startups - a lesson in bootstrapping.Twitter Lists
List of all kinds of things you can do with Twitter.DIGITAL CHARITY TOOLBOX: 50+ Ways to Get Your "Give" On
From charitable online games to gifts, and more, here are over 50 digitally-adept ways to give back this holiday season.Royal Pingdom » Dawn of the Twitter Effect
Blog on Twitter shutting down a site.
Yesterday a Twitter post (a tweet) by Mashable’s Pete Cashmore became so popular that traffic from Twitter crashed a blog. This sounds very similar to a common social media phenomenon originally known as the Slashdot effect (and later also the Digg effect), where a post on a popular social media site pushes more traffic than the target site can handle.Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs
Here are the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. Each helps entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with the guidance and resources to setup their company.
resources for entrepreneursHOW TO: Manage Multiple Social Media Profiles
Having trouble keeping up with all your soical profiles, etc. ?
Start counting the number of social media websites you have a profile with, right now. Out of fingers yet? FacebookFacebook reviews, TwitterTwitter reviews,6 Unique Twitter Visualizations
Twitter Visualizations16 Great Music Add-Ons for Firefox
There are numerous FirefoxFirefox reviews add-ons to help enhance your music listening experience. From those that enable you to control your online or desktop
There are numerous FirefoxFirefox reviewsFirefox reviews add-ons to help enhance your music listening experience. From those that enable you to control your online or desktop media player, to tools to help you fill in gaps in your album art collection, or tweet your current song to your TwitterTwitter reviewsTwitter reviews followers, here are 16 great Firefox music add-ons to get your groove on.5 People Who Broke the Rules of Social Media and Succeeded
When I was working as a stand-up comic, I was always warned about the rules of performing. In general, the advice was good (e.g. “Don’t be dirty.” “Talk about yourself.” “Play to the crowd.”), adhering to it made one look and sound like everybody else. It didn’t take long to quickly learn that for every guideline and rule of successful stand-up comedy, somebody has broken that rule and made a fortune off of it (e.g. Sam Kinison, Andy Kaufman). When I left stand-up, I learned that stand-up’s “rule breaking” successes transcended everything, even social media. And like in stand-up, I watched the masses collectively form “the rules,” which manifested itself as an endless stream of top tips, best practices, and expert advice. It all became mind numbing.Why We All Benefit From Big Brands Being in Social Media
1. Social media drives complete transparency 2. Social media drives quality product 3. Social media can be a great customer service channel 4. Social Media creates products that we want 5. You control the relationship 7. Big brands have interesting stories to tell 8. Users drive the content and conversation
See My Starbucks Idea Community Manager respond in the blog comments
i've had this tab open for a week now. i WILL eventually read this.Digg Toolbox: 50 New Tools and Resources
"Losing control is a primary reason stated by brands who are unwilling to open themselves up to the conversation - and a major reason why most continue to use social media as little more than a brochure on the web. And yet the illusion of control is just that – an illusion." (Via @bentforkz)
Fin mikroguide til hvordan man skal agere som brand i sociale medier.The Artist's Guide to Flickr
The Artist's Guide to Flickr
Selfpromote using Flickr and boost your viewer count
Kleine aber ganz nützliche Tipps um seinen Flcirk bekanntheitsgrad zu boosten
Great article on marketing online.
via Popego.comThe Twitter Followholic: An Epidemic
Some great apps to help you deal with Twitter and get most out of it
It’s an illness. It’s a disease that attacks the brain, affecting the response of your fingers on the keyboard and mouse. “Stop clicking,” you say to yourself as another follow button has turned into a green-checked following icon. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem: you’re a followholic and you can’t stay away from a Twitter user’s follow button. (Say it out loud: My name is ______, and I’m a followholic.)
ollow you back, but they never did. Manage incoming followers: First, turn off auto-follow in whatever program you’re using to do it. There is no possible w5 Elements of a Successful Facebook Fan Page
For many companies a Facebook (Facebook reviews) fan page is an integral part of their social media campaign. But, what elements help fan pages build up large followings and what can brands do to emulate the success of others? I’ve put together a list of specific elements that I believe have helped create fan pages with large, engaged, followings.European Social Media: 19 Web Startups to Watch
Mashable is exclusively announcing the 19 finalists in a European startup competition, selected by a panel including Amazon CTO Werner Vogels.
Silicon Valley isn't the only place that's a hotbed for social media and web entrepreneurship: Europe is filled with skilled entrepreneurs and successful
Mashable is exclusively announcing the 19 finalists in a European startup competition, selected by a panel including Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. It’s all part of the 2009 Next Web Conference in Amsterdam this month, which gathers together Europe’s tech community and brings it some well-deserved international attention.HOW TO: Leverage Social Media for Career Success
Do You Pass the Social Media Recruitment Test?A Brief History of the Status Message
More social media resources from Mashable:
Mashable article by Jennifer Van Grove.
Status update'ens historie og lidt om hvad fremtiden kan byde påSocial Media and SEO: 5 Essential Steps to Success
Now more than ever, company marketers are charged with improving performance with fewer resources and shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like SEO and social media. There are significant benefits from combining search engine optimization and social media marketing tactics ranging from increased social network discovery via search to the ability to attract links for improved SEO.13 “Twits” Who Will Change Your Perspective on Reality
interesting twittersHOW TO: Retweet on Twitter
Twitter RT explanationThe 7 Ways to Approach Twitter
With developers rushing like wild dogs to build and launch applications to make your Twitter (Twitter reviews) experience more productive, how can you choose which is the best tool to use if you’re running queries on your company name and competitor’s product line, or references on small-town bakeries or Red Sox pitchers? Thankfully, there is no shortage of search applications. But how different are their interfaces, how similar are their results, and what options do they offer? Let’s see.5 Must-Try Tumblr Extras
"5 Must-Try Tumblr Extras" - Jennifer Van Grove [Mashable] http://is.gd/pjxT [from http://twitter.com/kenmat/statuses/1412009846]FACEBOOK FAIL: How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings and Avoid Disaster
Oooh. You need this handy guide from mashable!You Might Not Love the New Facebook, But Brands Should
Earlier this week, we posed the question “Where has the old Facebook gone?” to address the frustrating experience that many users are having with the latest homepage design. The post attracted tons of feedback, most of which agreed with the sentiment that the new homepage is less personal, less informative, and less attractive to application users and developers.
YOU might not love the new Facebook, but brands should ~via @mashable http://bit.ly/gQdt [from http://twitter.com/sbeckham/statuses/1355500301]
brands should love new facebook
Earlier this week, we posed the question “Where has the old Facebook gone?” to address the frustrating experience that many users are having with the latest
Users aside though, there is one audience that appears to be benefitting greatly from Facebook’s new design: brands. Not only are Facebook Pages – the network’s competitive play against celebrity Twitter (Twitter reviews) users – revamped and more social, but their updates are taking up space on member’s homepages, and in turn, as our data shows, driving lots of traffic and engagement for brands.How-To
Ning’s Social Networks Get Their Own App Platform
Ning, the social network for social networks, recently hit the 1 million networks milestone. But with such a huge user base comes huge user demand for
Today, Ning is about to deliver some of that functionality to their 700,000 social network creators with Ning Apps, giving them more than 90 new toys — think apps like Qik, Twitter, Ustream, Box.net, Tokbox, WordPress, Mailchimp, and PollDaddy — that they can use to enhance their individual networks.
new apps for ning25+ Celebrity Twitter Users - Mashable
25+ Celebrity Twitter Users
From Britney Spears to Dave Matthews, Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama, here are over 25 celebrities who use Twitter.The Journalist's Guide to Twitter
mashable with several good steps
Oh, was I happy when I saw this title today? Yes, very. Does it simplify my social media routine? Nope. But their advice is not bad: say less and make it meaningful, read less and scan more to get to those really juicy things you need and like, be friends with the people who like you and don't forget to manage your time. That's what my grandma is telling me since I was 8.
zuviel social media? 6 überschaubare tips
redesocial 3 SocialMediaRoutineSimplify mashable.com/20095 Ways to Share Images on Twitter
Useful information for Twitter users.What Are the Top Performing Brands on Facebook?
Facebook Pages, which let people become “fans” of their favorite brands, people, and places - have become an important piece of the social media strategy for lots of companies. But how do you measure how well the effort is performing? Raw number of fans is one way, but more important than that are the actual growth rates your Facebook Page is showing.
Tool to measure fan growth
MUST READ THIS
RT @mashable: What Are the Top Performing Brands on Facebook? ( http://zz.gd/bc3ff4 ) [from http://twitter.com/jcookaz/statuses/1152520266]Social Media Marketing Budgets on the Rise
Mashable social media marketing budgets
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this bookmark brought from the different place.
"According to a new study released by Aberdeen Group (published today by eMarketer), 63 percent of companies plan to increase their social media marketing budgets in 2009, despite the current weakness in the economy. Digging deeper into the numbers, 21 percent of those surveyed plan to increase social media spending by 25 percent or more, while a mere 3 percent plan to shrink their budgets (34 percent responded “no change”)."
Nice blog post about social media marketing budgets - ups and downs
social media marketing budgets rise
"According to a new study released by Aberdeen Group, 63 percent of companies plan to increase their social media marketing budgets in 2009,"Nonfiction Tweets: 70+ Authors to Follow on Twitter
There are thousands of authors on Twitter across numerous genres. In a recent post we featured 100, focusing for the most part on fiction. From writers focused on business to those devoted to history, hobbies, and more, here are over 70 great nonfiction authors to follow on Twitter.
From writers focused on business to those devoted to history, hobbies, and more, here are over 70 great nonfiction authors to follow on Twitter.10 of the Best Adobe AIR Applications
Not a lot of new info, just reiterates our stance: Pages for brands, groups for organzing on a personal or small issue basis5 Ways to Share Your Social Media Identity
This is a very good link. A must have for social networking geeks.
One of the great things about the current web landscape is that the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs to create great new social media sites is very low. Open source, falling hardware and bandwidth costs, and social media itself (which can be used as a viral marketing vehicle), mean that enterprising developers can more easily than ever create amazing new services. That’s great for consumers because it facilitates a lot of competition that leads to the best possible products.
We might use one site for sharing photos, another for sharing videos, and a couple more for sharing links. The content we create on those sites makes up our social media identity, and as we use more sites, it becomes increasingly difficult to share it all from one place. Yesterday, I received an email from a friend whose signature had links to no less than eight social media profiles. Thankfully, there are better ways to share your social media identity. Below are five sites that offer social media badges you can share and embed.
Some helpful links to different types of social media badges.How Twitter is Dethroning the Old Guard
With Oprah showcasing Twitter recently to her millions of soccer moms, and other traditional media taking notice, I’m guessing that people who are not big users of technology, either your mom or relatives, have recently asked you like they have asked me, “What is the big deal about Twitter? Is it just a fad or is it really impacting how we interact and use the web? And if the latter, in what ways?” Below are the three areas where Twitter, in its rise as the next great social media site, is I think beginning to dethrone (or at least impact) several of the major players and technologies in the game.
twitter-dethroning-old-guard twitter mashable.com 1
Don't you just love disruption? How Twitter is Dethroning the Old Guard: http://bit.ly/1aBjms [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1679672014]
mentions of google, myspace and email
Onzalige twitter wijziging artikel rww http://tinyurl.com/cop7nc http://tinyurl.com/o7fl76 [from http://twitter.com/joopgij/statuses/1781791386]The Top 6 Game-Changing Features of Google Wave
Without a doubt, the product that has the entire web buzzing right now is Google Wave, the search giant’s newly announced communication platform.
The Top 6 Game-Changing Features of Google Wave http://ow.ly/ajb1 [from http://twitter.com/JasonThibault/statuses/1991700334]7 Technologies Shaping the Future of Social Media
New technologies in store for us over the next 10 years that will make our social (media) lives easierTwitter
lidt lisom facebook:)
RT @mashable: Love this gorgeous image of all the Twitter tools: http://bit.ly/VYLnH (We review most of em here: http://bit.ly/pod86 [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/1961121655]Beyond #FollowFriday: 24 Daily Twitter Memes
RT @mashable More Than #FollowFriday: 24 Daily Memes to Connect on Twitter http://bit.ly/x09mY (via @tweetmeme) [from http://twitter.com/lekahe/statuses/1603224030]
Beyond #FollowFriday: 24 Daily Twitter Memes http://tinyurl.com/dag9dm [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1606054295]
24 Daily Twitter MemesTesting Google Wave: This Thing is Tidal
Mashable's review of Google Wave.
Mashable got their hands on an account for the demo version of Google Wave, and this in-depth review gives it an early thumbs up: "It’s already got certain aspects, like navigation, absolutely right. With some great 3rd party apps and greater customization, Google Wave could actually match its hype."Everything I Need to Know About Twitter I Learned in J School
What Charlie meant by that is that news journalism works best when it’s simple and direct, at least in the story’s lead sentences. And simplicity (and other tenets of good journalism — like brevity, and clarity, and immediacy) are now cornerstones of how many businesses, brands and individuals communicate on Twitter.10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps
Organized according to function
RT @RoseClark: Time to prune Twitter: 10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps http://tinyurl.com/nu4pxg [from http://twitter.com/commonsense4/statuses/2095718954]8 Ways to Create Paperless Business Cards
ocho maneras de creartarjetas de visita sin papel
8 Ways to Create Paperless Business Cards
What’s that, you’re still printing your business card on paper? That is so last year. These days, business cards are going all virtual and that’s a good thing. Not only are paperless business cards good for the environment, and easier to carry, they’re also unlimited — you’ll never run out when you’re networking at an event or conference. But there are a bunch of different ways to construct a virtual business card, which is right for you? Below are eight ways to build a virtual business card that you can use to send your information to contacts the next time you’re at a networking event. Please share any other services you use in the comments.5 Habits of Successful Executives on Twitter
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Executives that have mastered Twitter have pioneered a new way for people to connect with the companies that want their business. Here are 5 habits of successful execs on Twitter.HOW TO: Exchange Business Cards With Twitter @Replies
Lately we’re seeing business card applications for mobile phones, SMS, and the web sprout up faster than we can follow. We’ve got 8 fantastic options for the iPhone, and a super simple SMS option courtesy of Contxts, and now there’s something even easier for us Twitterholics.Top 5 Twitter Related Trends to Watch
Here are five important Twitter trends to keep your eye on right nowHOW TO: Build Your Thought Capital on Twitter
Twitter citation So how do you build thought capital from retweeting? As Ben Parr wrote, “retweeting is an integral part of the Twitter experience.” Retweets are a simple, yet powerful idea: you are citing someone else’s work. This is what it looks like: In this example, @ashley0206 found something @kwtodd linked to interesting. This simple retweet builds both @ashley0206’s and @kwtodd’s credibility. Why? Because now all of @ashley0206’s followers are now aware of @kwtodd. @kwtodd is now seen as someone who understands marketing, so people following @ashley0206 (like myself) will see if they want to follow @kwtodd. This retweet also allows @ashley0206’s followers see what she is into, thus adding to her credibility. Why retweets are important Dan Zarella’s brilliant quantitative analysis places retweets into four categories, and while impressive, still misses out on the qualitative, human aspect of social networks.
Good article on the value of Retweeting as a tool to build thought capital on Twitter.
Статья, сравнивающая построение социального капитала на Твиттере с помощью retweets с механизмом цитирования в науках.The Top 10 Twitter SEO Tips
Era al top de dlicious.. i sembla interessant.Green Tweets: 75+ Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter
What would you do if all of the activity and data from your Twitter, Flickr, Delicious, or Wordpress accounts were to suddenly disappear? It’s not as far fetched as it sounds – social bookmarking service Ma.gnolia lost all user data permanently this year. And hackers, downtime, and errors happen all the time. The moral? Always have a backup.HOW TO: Learn and Practice Languages Using Social Media
I hop this web page will help me learn japanese, english, italian and french properly. thank, delicious
Laura I. Gómez is an online media executive and former college language instructor. You can follow her on latinageek.com and on Twitter @lauraigomez.HOW TO: Use Social Media for Enterprise Business
This week viral marketing scientist Dan Zarrella dug into the data on retweets and published some interesting stats about retweet behavior. These help us understand why people retweet things, and might help you too.12 Gorgeous Vimeo Videos for Design Inspiration
VimeoVimeo is becoming one of the most popular video sites for users who want a place to present high quality, artistic videos. Its elegant interface andThe New Social Engagement: A Visit to Zappos
e-business becoming social, new trend in marketing, web 2.0 marketing
Most Mashable readers have probably heard of the online retail company, Zappos. You may have learned of them via TwitterTwitterTwitter and count yourself among the 400,000+ people that follow the CEO, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay but who people refer to as Tony), or from a friend after she had one of the best customer experiences in her life. No matter how you heard of them, we wager to guess that you did so through word-of-mouth. And word about Zappos has been spreading. . . . They did $3 million dollars in gross sales the day before our recent visit, and surpassed $1 billion last year. They are one of the companies forging a new era of business that emphasizes, in their words, “making personal and emotional connections.”
Worth checking out -- they TRAIN their employees in Twitter?HOW TO: Manage Social Media Goals and Expectations
You have insightful tweets, write amazing blog posts, and can make a viral video like it's nobody's business. So why don't you have 500,000 followers, 50,000Posterous vs. Tumblr: A Head to Head
Posterous, though not really made with the web-created post in mind, does have a web posting WYSIWYG editor that does just fine. It’s a little bit more difficult to post and preview, but that’s not where Posterous tries to excel. ... You can basically import content from any blogging platform ever created (you can export too), and push your Posterous content out to any social site where you have a following.... n a twitter mood, email your post to email@example.com. Only want to update Flickr, send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to do just those two, that’s okay too; email email@example.com you can even add tags ((tag: social media, photo)). ... Posterous’ knockout posting punch is email — the technology that most of us take for granted on a daily basis. What Posterous can do with your emails is simply incredible, and we recommend creating all of your posts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org+ More Ways to Create Twitter Groups
Tips on how to create Twitter GroupsTop 10 Great Social Sites for Movie Lovers
"Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and Twitter (Twitter) (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content."
How do you know which social sites are most popular? Aside from looking at the raw traffic numbers, a good indicator is data about which sites are seeing the
Facebook - 24% Email -11% Twitter - 11%
"According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and Twitter (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content. This is undoubtedly welcome news at Facebook, as the site continues to emphasize sharing and readies its own real-time search engine."
krapet přehnané, ale stejnak krapet zajímací :)10 Ways to Use Social Media to Pick a College
Here are 10 social media resources for high school students (and their parents) to use in order to find out more about what college life is really like at the school they plan to attend.5 TED Talks on Science That Will Blow Your Mind
Some of the most entertaining, informative and mind-blowing science videos on the web come from the TED conference. Here are five.
Some of the most entertaining, informative and mind-blowing science videos on the web come from the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. Here are five.
Some of the most entertaining, informative and mind-blowing science videos on the web come from TED – the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference. Challenged to give the “talk of their lives,” the world’s top scientists and science communicators have been dazzling audiences – many of whom are thought leaders, trend-setters and entertainers – for years now. Most of the best talks are now freely available on the internet, but sifting through hundreds of video clips to find the real gems can be hard going.Top 5 Funniest Fake Facebook Pages
List of five hilarious fake facebook pages
mashable.com5 Easy Social Media Wins for Your Small Business
9 sites that offer information for the conscious consumer about the companies and products we buy every day.5 More Twitter Related Trends to Watch Right Now
the twitter dynastyWhen Do You Use Twitter Versus Facebook?
also best buy not listening case #fail #customer experience
When to use Twitter versus vs Facebook
Twitter Vs Facebook - which is best?...
Soren Gordhamer is the author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected (HarperOne, 2009). His homepage is: www.sorengordhamer.com. You can follow him on Twitter.The Journalist's Guide to Facebook
Sourcing information on Facebook
Facebook as a reporting tool for journalists.
Celebrities like Martha Stewart and Bill Gates might find Facebook (Facebook) high maintenance, but the world’s largest social networking site can be invaluable to journalists. Facebook gives reporters a means to connect with communities involved with stories, find sources, and generate leads. For media companies, Facebook is a way to build community and reach a larger audience.
useful for digc and jourAugmented Reality Twitter is the Coolest Thing Ever
Twitter’s different than Facebook (Facebook) or MySpace (MySpace) because Twitter is not about your friends. As I highlighted in my analysis of Twitter’s new homepage, Twitter is quickly becoming the epicenter of world events. Yes, you can update your status, but you can do that just as easily on Facebook. What you can’t do on other social media sites is learn about the #IranElection crisis in real-time. But does this really interest teenagers? Teenagers are notorious for being terrible at social engagement, voting, and keeping up with the news. While I don’t want to typecast an entire age demographic, I can say this with confidence: Teens, more than any other age group, care about their friends.
We struck a nerve with a lot of people this morning with our article Stats Confirm It: Teens Don't Tweet. In it, we explained how a recent Nielsen report shows
Twitter Bird ImageWe struck a nerve with a lot of people this morning with our article Stats Confirm It: Teens Don’t Tweet. In it, we explained how a recent Nielsen report shows that only 16 percent of Twitter (Twitter) users are under 25. The response was overwhelming – especially from teenagers who currently use Twitter.Mashable's Twitter Guide Book Now Available for Download
Helpful resource on Twitter
Mashable's Twitter Guide Book, a one-stop shop for getting up to speed with everything Twitter, is now available for download.Twitter is Not Your Average Social Network
@maedelmaedel: "Twitter is more like Wikipedia than a social network - 10% of the user create 90% of the content http://bit.ly/r6dT5" (from http://twitter.com/maedelmaedel/status/3145407508)
Reading: "Twitter is Not Your Average Social Network" ( http://bit.ly/qq96k ) [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/2036292159]
"Twitter is not so much about connecting with your friends, it’s about broadcasting information." http://is.gd/MqDp [from http://twitter.com/doktordab/statuses/2005864086]
"25% of Twitter users don’t tweet at all, while 50% of users tweet less than once every 74 hours... witter really is more like Wikipedia than, say, Facebook."
90% tweets from 10% of users20 Simple Productivity Tools for Bloggers
Några av verktygen i den här artikeln verkar intressanta att kolla vidare på.
20 Simple Productivity Tools for Bloggers
You don’t have to subscribe to the cult of GTD, shave your head and donate all your possessions to David Allen to improve your blogging workflow. Even taking a small amount of time to add some new discoveries to your toolkit now and then can reap long-lasting benefits. Take a look at this list of apps, extensions and other tools that aim to help you save time as a web writer.
Take a look at this list of apps, extensions and other tools that aim to help you save time as a web writer.Twitter is Top Social Media Platform at Fortune 100 Companies
"Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, Twitter (Twitter) easily takes the top spot, according to a recent study from PR firm Burson-Marsteller. "
Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, TwitterTwitter easily takes the top spot, according to a recent study from PR firm Burson-Marsteller.
Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, TwitterTwitter easily takes the10 Must-Follow Usability Experts on Twitter
URL shorteners, such as bit.lybit.ly and tinyurl, are services that help take longer URLs (which can be over a hundred characters long) and transform them into
predict that there will be a day when every domain has URL shortening capabilities,
RT @mashable: 5 Reasons Why URL Shorteners Are Useful (please RT!) - http://bit.ly/3p0jZ0 [from http://twitter.com/chipriley/statuses/1460752003]HOW TO: Download YouTube Videos to Your Desktop
Curious as to exactly *why* they did. Excerpt: "Twitter released Twitter 101 for Business, a guide for getting started with using the Twitter service. It covers the basics of Twitter, how to get started, the lingo, and includes case studies. Here’s how Twitter describes its value to businesses on its new Twitter 101 website."
guide for business on twitter5 Reasons Why Twitter's Growth Cannot Be Stopped
Twitter is the most active Web presence and generates most conversational volume on the Web, making it the number one social brand for July 2009, according to Social Radar. It was at number one in June too. Social Radar analyzes the Web to see what brands are mentioned most by unique sources. This includes blogs, other social networks, forums, etc. The analysis includes brands, not just social networks. FacebookFacebook is at number 4, with the iPhone and GoogleGoogle at number 3 and 4, respectively. Check out the full list for July here. The point is there is a lot of buzz out there about Twitter and people are continuing to talk about it, and it’s even becoming part of everyday language.
eeing it here at Buddy Media. Our brand clients pushed us to expand to include our newly launched Twitter Platform so they can leverage the power of Twitter for their business in conjunction with our Facebook Page Management Platform. Brands are realizing that Twitter isn't going anywhere, and consumers are leveraging Twitter to share stories, gain knowledge, get feedback, and vent. My gut? They're going to generate revenue via Search.
5 Reasons Why Twitter’s Growth Cannot Be StoppedIf Twitter Consisted of 100 People [Gorgeous Graphics]
Great example of how gorgeous web graphics can be and impactful telling of storySummer of Social Good by Mashable
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Summer of Social Good is the first large scale online charitable campaign to raise funds through the power of Social Media and the Internet.
Site of social fundraising on twitter
Summer of Social Good is the first large scale online charitable campaign to raise funds strictly online through the power of Social Media and the Internet. The goal is to use the power of "Social Influence" via Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and other online media to raise an unprecedented amount for our fund benefiting The Humane Society, LIVESTRONG, Oxfam America and WWF from June 1st until August 28th, 2009. This is the first "Social Media for Social Good" initiative by Mashable, The Social Media Guide. Please stay tuned to Mashable.com for more information, updates, calendar and special announcements. 100% of funds raised will be donated to charity through the Summer of Social Good fund. All proceeds will be split equally between our four charities. Learn more by clicking on the logos below or clicking next.TWEET IDEAS: 13 Things to Do on Twitter Besides Tweet
Tired of delivering the typical stream of status updates on Twitter (Twitter)? Why not try some of the following ideas for other things you can do with the service?
List of advanced Twitter functionsWhat Click-Through Rate Can You Expect From Twitter?
r, when a URL gets retweeted, you’re adding the retweeting user’s followers to the mix. So the ret
For social media marketers, an important question has remained unanswered, what sort of click-through rate can you expect on Twitter?
From Mashable.com - As much as anything, we use Twitter to share links. Most active Twitter users, from those that just joined to seasoned vets with thousands of followers, use Twitter to share the things they come across during the day. In fact, Twitter has become such a popular link sharing medium, that over the past year, my firm has seen Twitter climb the rankings of referral traffic for a number of client sites. Particularly in the tech space, we frequently see Twitter among the top ten traffic sources in Google Analytics. But for social media marketers, an important question has remained unanswered, what sort of click-through rate can you expect on Twitter?HOW TO: Survive the New, New Facebook
Earlier this week, Facebook promised a number of changes to appease user concerns about the latest homepage re-design. Users have been noticing these improvements being pushed live to their homepage over the last day or so, and this morning, I finally got them enabled on my account. After doing a bit of tweaking, I’m definitely enjoying my Facebook homepage more than I was the past couple weeks with version 1 of the redesign. I thought I’d share with you a few of these tweaks - designed primarily to reduce information overload - so you can try them on your own account, unless of course you’re happy with the new, new Facebook as-is.
Using Facebook effectively.Twitter Talkback: What Makes a Quality Tweet?
40% of tweets are “pointless babble.” It begets the question, “What then makes a quality tweet?” Informative, humorous, personal, inspiring.
"The answer to this, in fact, may determine the long-term success of Twitter (Twitter). As a completely user-generated content website, the quality of its content is, well, up to us users. " kort kategorisering af tweets...
It begets the question, “What then makes a quality tweet?” The answer to this, in fact, may determine the long-term success of Twitter (Twitter). As a completely user-generated content website, the quality of its content is, well, up to us users. Sure, Twitter management can add or take away features and keep the site running, but whether a new user signs on to see pointless babble or quality content is solely and completely up to us! Below are my four categories in which most high quality tweets I read fall under. But we’re most interested in what you think makes for an interesting Tweet: let us know in the comments.
The best tweets are informative, funny, personal, or inspiring -- or maybe all four.
twitter everywhere.......14 Alternative Browsers That Are Not Internet Explorer 6
Here are 14 fantastic alternative web browsers that are not Internet Explorer 6.
Känner du till alla på den här listan?5 Essential Tips for Promoting Your Charity Using Social Media
Good advice on non-profit behavior using social media
Here are five essential tips for charities to get the most out of social media when promoting their cause.
From Andrew5 Fresh Ideas for Social Media Marketers
That social media marketing is big business isn't news, but how do you stand out in an increasingly crowded field? Here are five fresh ideas.
!!! 090828 Should you find yourself in a social media marketing lull, we think you can take inspiration from these five innovative and fresh ideas currently making their mark on both the online and offline worlds. The important thing to keep in mind is that whether you’re trying to engage a unique audience, tailor deals using location, advertise in new ways, go bold, or tackle your Twitter (Twitter) fear head on, you’re likely to find the most success if you can shake things up a bit.
Social media may be for narcissists, but it’s also proving to be a business utility. Retailers are shifting their marketing dollars such that social media budgets are swelling, and creative contests are popping up all over the web. In case you haven’t noticed, social media marketing is big business.20 Creative Apps For Your iPhone
kul, but most of them ain't freeTweeting By Numbers: 7 Ways to Become a Twitter Analyst
There are plenty of Twitter tools out there designed to help you understand TwitterTwitter metrics. These tools come in handy for measuring change in tweet
There are plenty of Twitter tools out there designed to help you understand Twitter metrics. These tools come in handy for measuring change in tweet fluctuations, charting follower count numbers, finding out hashtag frequency, and quantifying Twitter activity.
Could a journalist use this info?HOW TO: Find the Name of That Song
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Ever had that tune you just couldn’t get out of your head, but you couldn’t remember the darn title or who the heck performed the track? Well there’s an app for that.
Ever had that tune you just couldn’t get out of your head, but you couldn’t remember the darn title or who the heck performed the track? Well there’s an app for that. Actually, there are several. In this feature we’ll look at several services that can help you name that tune. We’re still waiting on the app that can actually banish that annoyingly catchy song from your mind, but until then at least you can be armed with knowledge.What is the Future of Teaching?
Datos importantes sobre el futuro de la enseñanza. Enlaces interesantes
According to the New York Times Bits blog, a recent study funded by the US Department of Education (PDF) found that on the whole, online learning environments actually led to higher tested performance than face-to-face learning environments. “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction,” concluded the report’s authors in their key findings.
As online learning becomes used more and more, what will happen to teachers?
ONLINE. But teachers matter: According to the New York Times Bits blog, a recent study funded by the US Department of Education (PDF) found that on the whole, online learning environments actually led to higher tested performance than face-to-face learning environments. “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction,” concluded the report’s authors in their key findings.WOW: Facebook Launches a Twitter App
WOW: Facebook Launches a Twitter App http://bit.ly/1Sqjvj [from http://twitter.com/jjjunk/statuses/3441745251]
This is a bit of a shocker. Facebook, who has seemingly been in a race to emulate many of Twitter’s features, just announced that it’s launching the22 Facebook Funded Startups to Watch
Good reading, follow up on it!HOW TO: Use Twitter’s Advanced Search Features
There’s an astonishing amount of information to be gleaned from mining the amazing real-time stream of information Twitter (Twitter) provides. Twitter search (tweetzi Twitter Search) is an extremely powerful way of turning up some of those answers. Even using only plain text queries can turn up lots of valuable information about what people are talking about right now.
There's an astonishing amount of information to be gleaned from mining the amazing real-time stream of information TwitterTwitter provides. TwitterGoogle Wave: 5 Ways It Could Change the Web
Google Wave arrives on September 30th. On that day, Google will start sending out 100,000 invites to non-developers to its much-anticipated real-time communication platform.Top 10 YouTube Videos for Social Good
Web video can be an especially effective way for charities to get the word out about their cause. Moving pictures are compelling because they represent a very visual and visceral way to both inform and entertain. Web video in particular can be a boon to non-profit organizations because it is both cost effective (uploading a video to YouTubeYouTubeYouTube is free), and potentially viral. Of course, standing out among the tens of thousands of videos on the web isn’t easy. In general, the most creative videos tend to be the most memorable and leave a more lasting impression. Below are our picks for the top 10 YouTube videos for social good and why they’re awesome. Please let us know your favorite social good videos in the comments.
Web video can be an especially effective way for charities to get the word out about their cause. Moving pictures are compelling because they represent a very visual and visceral way to both inform and entertain. Web video in particular can be a boon to non-profit organizations because it is both cost effective (uploading a video to YouTube (YouTube) is free), and potentially viral.HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Posterous
Use this as your guide to uncovering the gems that make Posterous a glamorous blogging alternative and the email-to-blog-to-everywhere platform that strips the hassle out of blogging.
There’s something interesting happening in the space between Twitterhttp://www.blippr.com/apps/336651-Twitter and a full blown blog. We’re seeing more and more of our social friends turn to sites like Posteroushttp://www.blippr.com/apps/337125-Posterous for 140 character plus musings, or simple and fast photo and video sharing. Whether you need a little more space to create a lifestream that serves as a compliment to your Twitter presence, or you’re looking to totally replace your existing personal or group blog, Posterous makes the transition and posting process dead simple. The Posterous possibilities are endless, and the best part is it that takes very little effort to maintain your site and attract a subscriber base.Monopoly City Streets: Google Launching Online Version of Monopoly
This could be very addictive: GoogleGoogle is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google MapsGoogle Maps version of Monopoly. A monopoly game to let you buy any street in the world.
Monopoly City Streets: Google Launching Online Version of Monopoly http://ow.ly/ou9g [from http://twitter.com/10minuteexpert/statuses/3840751105]
Google (Google) is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google Maps (Google Maps) version of Monopoly (Monopoly). Monopoly City Streets, which launches Wednesday, allows users to compete in a live, worldwide version of the popular game, creating the biggest Monopoly tournament ever played.
Google is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google Maps version of Monopoly. Monopoly City Streets, which launches Wednesday, allows users to compete in a live, worldwide version of the popular game, creating the biggest Monopoly tournament ever played.5 Rules for Better Web Writing
"Many people assume that the same words that work for print campaigns or materials can just be copied and pasted for the web, but that’s just not true. "
keep it short, scanable & know you objectives and target groupTWITTER FEVER: 5 Red Hot Twitter Trends to Track
Twitter trends, hop on board!
Twitter apps tools
We’ll show you why your Twitter thermometer should be set to map geolocation, prepared for yet another Twitter app to shut its doors, unsurprised to find the demand for content analysis growing, poised for another shocking Twitter policy, and ready to see Twitter on the big screen.
But Twitter (Twitter), by its nature, can be very ephemeral. Just like styles that are in one minute and out the next, so too do Twitter trends evolve over time. That’s why we have a whole new batch of Twitter trends that are currently red hot.STATS: Young People Are Flocking to Twitter
According to new data from comScore, younger users – specifically those in the 12-17 and 18-24 year-old demographics – are Twitter’s fastest growing audience segment.
One of the most actively discussed topics in the Twitter universe over the past couple months has been the idea that teens don’t tweet – at least not as
In other words, unlike popular social sites before it – most notably Facebook() and MySpace() – Twitter is actually “aging in reverse,” first gaining popularity with older users and only later teens and young adults.
"most notable positive shifts are evident among the 12-17 and 18-24 year old segments"Back to School: 10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions for Students
Back to School: 10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions for Students
Firefox has a vast library of user created add-ons and extensions that can be used to customize the browser and make it perfectly suited to the needs of a student. Below we’ve collected a list of 10 essential Firefox extensions that no student should be without.25 Places to Watch the Fall TV Season Online
tips on sending updates to facebook from IM, email, twitter, etc.Top 10 Gadgets for Social Media Addicts
우리나라 사람은 우리나라가 IT분야 최고라고 생각하고 생각한다.7 Ways to Make News Sites More Social
7 Ways to Make News Sites More Social
Journalism is supposed to be a conversation, but often news websites don’t provide the tools for that conversation to take place. Implementing social media tools and allowing readers to connect to the organization through Twitter, Facebook (Facebook) and other networks, can make it easier for users to engage with the news content and their community members. However, some fundamental tools that allow readers to share content through social media are not being utilized. A recent study that looked at almost 200 newspapers and TV stations with Twitter accounts found that only a third offered readers a way to share a story link using Twitter, while 80 percent provided a Facebook sharing button.
1. “Connect With Us” Links and Directories 2. Twitter Streams and Showcased Tweets 3. Live Blogging 4. Creating a Social News Network 5. Social Share Buttons 6. Enable Social Commenting 7. Utilize User-Generated Content
Newspapers and Web sites: information, entertainment, social networking advice
MashableTWITTER ANALYSIS: 40% of Tweets Are Pointless Babble
40% of #Tweets Are #Pointless Babble http://ow.ly/k2NH [from http://twitter.com/schulezweinull/statuses/3310688918]
@cuketka it is still not so bad.. RT @adent: 40% příspěvků na Twitteru jsou nesmyslné bláboly: http://jdem.cz/bwpn5 [from http://twitter.com/matushiq/statuses/3287194711]
TWITTER ANALYSIS: 40% of Tweets Are Pointless Babble http://ow.ly/jZtU [from http://twitter.com/10minuteexpert/statuses/3294127451]HOW TO: Do Good on LinkedIn
non per il contenuto ma per il "drag & share"HOW TO: Stay Organized With Google Calendar
While picking the right calendar boils down to personal preference and comfort, Google Calendar (GCal for short) should be strongly considered. Features such as Quick Add make it very easy to update with appointments, while its reminder features, its task bar, and its calendar shareability make it unique to any other product on the market.HOW TO: Make Facebook Your Company Newsroom
Fazendo uma Sala de Notícias para a empresa20 Ways to Change the World in Only 15 Minutes a Day
Yes, all of the above may be true. But it doesn’t mean you can’t carve out just 15 minutes a day to be a better citizen of the planet — forego a couple of TV shows per week, set a timer to cut your Facebook (Facebook) and/or Twitter (Twitter) sessions by 15 minutes, or curtail that long hot shower habit. If you can find just a small amount of time per day, you can give back to your local or global community in a way that can reap benefits to your mood and psyche that far outweigh the time you’ve “given up” from another hobby or habit.
Good ideas!HOW TO: Set Up a Winning Facebook Fan Page
A very good article on how to be a social-media-friendly business
Trends in social media and how savvy businesses are adapting to the new era - circa Sept 200910 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day
This list of web-based resources will point you toward web sites that will help you learn how to do new things, stay on top of current events, and learn about topics where your current knowledge may be lacking.HOW TO: Plan a DIY Wedding Using Social Media
amazing article on using social media tools and applications to help plan your wedding web 2.0 styleGoogle Caffeine: A Detailed Test of the New Google
Did you hear? Google’s launching a new, upgraded version of its search engine soon. And just as important, the search giant released the developer’s preview of it today. Google (Google) promises that the new search tool (codename “Caffeine”) will improve the speed, accuracy, size, and comprehensiveness of Google search.Facebook Fan Boxes: Embeddable Facebook Pages
From Mashable.com - The latest: Facebook Fan Boxes, which lets Facebook Page admins embed the latest activity from their Page on their own website. Page admins will now see an “Add Fan Box to your site” link under the logo of their page. From there, they can cut and paste the code into their website, which will then display a widget containing that page’s latest updates, and optionally, pictures of fans. Additionally, Facebook users can become a fan of a Page right from the website the Box is embedded on.6 Incredible Twitter Powered Art Projects
witter has brought us many things. It lets us communicate in real-time about breaking news events, it lets us share content like photos, music, and videos, and it lets us do business in new ways. But Twitter is also being used to power some very intriguing and beautiful virtual art projects. Tweets are being visualized and mashed up with other content in ways that create stunning online art. In this post we’ll highlight six incredible experimental art projects that are using Twitter (Twitter) as a basis for their awesome creations. These visualizations go beyond just displaying data in more interesting ways — they are also truly fascinating pieces of online art.
this is kinda neat...kindaSTUDY: Time Spent on Social Networks Has Tripled
Pesquisa feita em agosto/09, divulgada em setembro/09
According to a new report from The Nielsen Company, Americans spent 17% of all their Internet time using social networking sites. This was nearly triple the time spent a year ago.Top 10 Funniest Google Suggest Results
Reading: Top 10 Funniest Google Suggest Results: http://bit.ly/UYOtq [from http://twitter.com/nickdaws/statuses/3251389837]3 New Facebook Strategies for Building Your Personal Brand
Here are three new strategies for building, promoting, and expanding your personal brand using Facebook.
Includes tips to make fan pages interestingSTUDY: 80% of Twitter Users Are All About Me
Mashable covers our research. Is nice!
Rutgers University Professors Mor Naaman and Jeffrey Boase set out to analyze the content and characteristics of social media activity. They dubbed communications systems like Facebook and Twitter, “social awareness streams,” and then took to examining user behavior.
80% of users are “meformers,” or “Me Now” status updaters. Meformers are “people who use the platform to post updates on their everyday activities, social lives, feelings, thoughts, and emotions.” The rest (20%) are informers who use the channels to share informational updates like links news articles. #Based on the categories and complex cluster analysis, the professors were able to lump Twitterers into one of two categories: meformers or informers. The former makes up 80% of the user base, while the latter a meager 20%. Interesting enough, though, the study also showed that the informers have significantly more friends and followers than their meformer counterparts. The median informer has 131 friends and 112 followers, while the median meformer has just 61 friends and 43 followers. # Informers have a higher proportion of mentions of other users in their messages (that is they @reply to more Twitterers) - 25% of messages come from mobile phonesAdd Facebook Connect Features to Your Site in Three Steps
Add Facebook Connect Features to Your Site in Three Steps
The Facebook Connect Wizard is just what it sounds like – a way to incorporate Facebook Connect into your website in three steps. Just enter in your URL, upload a file to your server so that Facebook Connect can talk to your site, and then find the social markup and integration tools you want to add on the backend of your site.
Over the last ten months, Facebook Connect has flourished as a tool to not only minimize login and sign-up minutiae, but to allow developers and contentHOW TO: Get Started with Google Wave
Google Wave has arrived. The real-time communication platform has been one of the hottest and most anticipated products in the tech and social media space for
Mashable proves yet again that they are a great source of information on all things to do with Social Networking, including Google Wave.9 Successful Techniques for Making Money from Podcasting
A compendium of nine proven money-making techniques for podcasters. All are successful to varying degrees and some podcasters use a combination of methods. This summary provides an explanation of all the techniques, and tips from the podcasters who have pulled them off.
What follows is a compendium of nine proven money-making techniques for podcasters. All are successful to varying degrees and some podcasters use a combination of methods. This summary provides an explanation of all the techniques, and tips from the podcasters who have pulled them off. For more tips, advice, and to hear the full money making podcast story, make sure to read and listen to each the interviews linked throughout this article.
Many people podcast because they love of it, but at some point, you may need to think about paying the bills. Here are 9 tips for making money from podcasting.
For many, creating a podcast is something that’s done solely out of passion. But even among those who do it strictly for the love of podcasting, after awhile, once you’ve built up an audience, there comes a time when you think to yourself, “I can’t keep doing this for free.”10 Hilarious Twitter Parody Videos
Whether or not Twitter has hit a traffic growth ceiling, the 140 character status update platform has already proved it can permeate past its early adopter audience and attract a more mainstream user-base complete with Twittering athletes, celebrities, and government officials.
Here are 10 hilarious Twitter parody videos.
Collection of twitter parodies from mashable http://bit.ly/Q6280 [from http://twitter.com/lbraun2000/statuses/4444794604]
De roligaste parodierna på twitterWomen Rule the Social Web
When it comes to sites like Flickr (Flickr), Facebook (Facebook), Twitter (Twitter), FriendFeed (FriendFeed), MySpace (MySpace) and Bebo (Bebo), however, women outnumber men. In fact, there’s only one major holdout for men on the social web: social news site Digg (Digg), where 64% of users are male.
When it comes to sites like Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, MySpace and Bebo, however, women outnumber men. In fact, there’s only one major holdout for men on the social web: social news site Digg, where 64% of users are male.
…at least according to an infographic by Information is Beautiful. The stats, compiled by Brian Solis from Google Ad Planner data, show that equal numbers of men and women use sites like LinkedIn, DeviantArt and YouTube. When it comes to sites like Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, MySpace and Bebo, however, women outnumber men.5 Ways to Write Retweetable Tweets
Rules to successfully retweet and gain followers.The Complete Guide to Video Blogging
Even though the notion of video blogging itself isn’t new, the actual endeavor is still novel to many people. This guide will explore concepts behind video blogging and the tools for creating and distributing that content.
The Complete Guide to Video Blogging http://bit.ly/tcuoG [from http://twitter.com/gohewitt/statuses/4737498633]20 Fantastic Free iPhone Apps for Parents
Great apps for iPhone toting parents
Here is a list of 20 awesome, free iPhone apps for parents that won’t necessarily make you a better parent, but can make your life a little easier.18 Essential Tools for Every Word-of-Mouth Marketer
When you think of YouTubeYouTubeYouTube, you probably think of viral videos such as choreographed wedding procession dances and sneezing pandas. But YouTube’s content load is massive — 20 hours of video are uploaded every minute — and it has a lot more to offer than just silly, viral videos. One area of YouTube that is currently growing like a weed is news.
The Journalist’s Guide to YouTube
News videos fall into three categories: rebroadcasts of current material; original videos and distribution of news; and archive of older video footage. Media companies, indie news organizations, and even citizen journalists are putting YouTube’s voluminous video database to work in all three ways, and the lines between these three uses tend to blur and overlap.Top 5 Twitter Trends to Watch Right Now
Alright. Agree on the most of the trends.
tSmarter Healthcare: How Social Media is Revolutionizing Your Doctor Visits
Web-based and social media tools are making it easier to get health information, find doctors, make appointments, keep records, and get support.
"One of the most obvious ways that the web and social media are making our lives healthier, is in the proliferation of health information."Mobile Web Is Taking Over the World (and Other Internet Trends)
مطابق آمارهای جهانی، میزان استفاده از تلفنهای همراه برای اتصال به اینترنت در سال جاری رشدی چشمگیر داشته و پیش بینی میشود این روند سیر صعودی شدیدتری داشته باشد. بازار اصلی هم از آن آیفون خواهد بود
Mobile Internet usage is on the rise. Apple’s share of the mobile smartphone market is only going to increase. AT&T’s mobile data traffic has increased by 4,932% over the last three years. There will be over 1 billion “heavy mobile data users” by 2013. These are just some of the stats that were shared with the audience at the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco. Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker led a speedy and high-charged presentation over Internet trends. The data and stats packed in her 68 page presentation is nothing short of mind-boggling. The focus of her presentation this year (she gives this rapid-fire speech every year at Web 2.0) was on Mobile Internet and 8 key trends that Morgan Stanley has identified, including that social networking + mobile are driving big changes in communication and commerce.
Mobile Internet usage is on the rise. Apple’s share of the mobile smartphone market is only going to increase. AT&T’s mobile data traffic has increased by 4,932% over the last three years. There will be over 1 billion “heavy mobile data users” by 2013. These are just some of the stats that were shared with the audience at the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco. Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker led a speedy and high-charged presentation over Internet trends. The data and stats packed in her 68 page presentation is nothing short of mind-boggling. The focus of her presentation this year (she gives this rapid-fire speech every year at Web 2.0) was on Mobile Internet and 8 key trends that Morgan Stanley has identified, including that social networking + mobile are driving big changes in communication and commerce.5 Small Businesses Successfully Using Social Media
Social MediaThe Social Media & Web Guide to Going Green
How can consumers who want to reduce their impact on the planet find the best social media tools? The following sites are great shortcuts for weeding through the myriad online options.
How can consumers who want to reduce their impact on the planet find the best social media tools? Here is the social media and web guide to going green.
The social media and web guide to going green: http://bit.ly/801Jo [from http://twitter.com/sherrymain/statuses/1579819305]15 Twitter Users Shaping the Future of Publishing
With a great PPT embedded.
Measuring ROI on social media is difficult, and recent surveys have found that most people don't do it. Use our guide to learn how to measure ROI the right way.10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips
Social media is a big place, and navigating the many networks and tools can be tough. Here are 10 great ways small businesses can make the most of social media.10 Essential Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter
Here are 10 essential entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds to follow on Twitter.STATS: 84% of Social Media Programs Don’t Measure ROI
84% of respondents said they don’t currently measure the ROI (return on investment) of their social media programs. 106743 Even less encouraging, more than 40% of respondents said they didn’t even know whether they could track ROI from their social tools. This is worrisome because it indicates that industries and professionals are adopting technology without actually taking into account how it will impact their business and what value it will add.
It’s easy to say, “social media will improve customer retention” — and in fact that might be true for a number of businesses, but without proper ways to measure how these tools work, making them more effective and efficient becomes difficult. Moreover, without having an ROI strategy in place, businesses might be more willing to drop social technologies or treat them as a short-term fad. For social media and social technology to really work, businesses need to be able to measure its impact, positive and negative.
Part of the problem with new communciations is quantifying effectiveness. What is the cost of using new media and how do we measure return?Google Wave Guide: User Manual Released for Wave
Confused about how to use Google Wave, the new Google product that combines messaging, wiki-like features and group collaboration into a single app? You’re not alone. To clear up the confusion, we recently published Google Wave: A Complete Guide, a feature-length article that explains Wave in plain English. Now Gina Trapani and Adam Pash have gone a step further, releasing The Complete Guide to Google Wave. The book, which is available for free online, details all of Wave’s features – and some use cases – in 8 chapters. It’s a super-handy reference if you’re still stuck on how to get the most out of Wave. Recommended!HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists
The just-launched Twitter Lists feature is a new way to organize the people you’re following on Twitter, or find new people. In actuality, though, Twitter Lists are Twitter’s long awaited “groups” feature. They offer a way for you to bunch together other users on Twitter into groups so that you can get an overview of what they’re up to. That’s because Lists aren’t just static listings of users, but rather curated Twitter streams of the latest tweets from a specified set of users.4 Ways News Organizations are Using Twitter Lists
"Twitter lists are giving news sites the ability to curate news and further open up to Twitter users that can help them to gather news."HOW TO: Build Your Personal Brand on YouTube
A guide on how to create a custom look to your youtube page.
Use for Capstone
Excellent tools for using youtube properly10 Ways You Can Use Twitter Lists
10 Ways You Can Use Twitter Lists
Savvy individuals are looking for ways to use lists to further their personal/professional agendas, and while we are all still learning how to harness the power of this new feature, here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.Choosing the Right Social Media Tools for Your Business [Video]
how to grow your business via socialnetworkingThe Top Internet Memes of 2009
Good list -
internet-memes-2009The instantaneous and shareable nature of the Internet is one of the things that separates it from other mediums. Viral videos and Internet memes can take hold and spread quickly. Thanks to social networking, the speed in which the latest phenomena can spread is lightning fast. More and more frequently, Internet memes are making appearances in other more traditional media like TV and film.
popular youtube videos this year
The Top Internet Memes of 2009 http://bit.ly/3NFc28 [from http://twitter.com/gohewitt/statuses/5348407147]
RT @MarvinHimel I can see why these videos became viral in 2009 http://ow.ly/yyQY [from http://twitter.com/LauraleeGuthrie/statuses/5399440719]
Nio memer du inte får ha missat i år. Och du har väl inte missat http://www.dipity.com/tatercakes/Internet_Memes
The Top Internet Memes of 2009 (mostly videos)15 Social Media Twitter Lists to Follow and Expand
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High-quality Twitter listAugmented Wikipedia Reality Has Arrived on the iPhone
A month ago, we covered Wikitude, an augmented reality app for Google Android. Augmented reality takes virtual data, places it on your phone, and allows you to interact with it using your compass, camera, and GPS. The end result is the ability to see virtual items and information in the real world. Wikitude’s AR app combines Wikipedia (Wikipedia) and geotagged information from its users and places it in your hands. But while it’s been on Android (Android) for some time, it hasn’t been on the iPhone. That’s because has Apple has only recently begun to accept AR on the iPhone, inadvertently starting with Yelp’s easter egg. But now we’ve learned from ReadWriteWeb that Wikitude has made its debut on the iPhone. The free app is now available in the iTunes store
Augmented Wikipedia Reality Has Arrived on the iPhone http://bit.ly/gtLSd [from http://twitter.com/gohewitt/statuses/4573019648]
Augmented Wikipedia Reality Has Arrived on the iPhone: A month ago, we covered Wikitude, an augmented reality a.. http://bit.ly/3YfKF [from http://twitter.com/GoodMillwork/statuses/4574323938]7 of the Most Inspiring Videos on the Web
Below is a list of 7 of the most of the inspiring videos on the web, embedded so you can watch them here. Each video, which range in length from 3 to 20 minutes, has an inspirational message to impart. If you know of any other inspiring videos, please share them in the comments.7 Ways to Get More Out of LinkedIn
some of the things you should consider incorporating into your LinkedIn strategyHow Twitter is Changing the Face of Media
Interesante artículo de como twitter está cambiando los medios de comunicación.Top 5 Must-Read Social Media Books
So you want to get up to speed fast on the latest social media thinking. Maybe give your colleague, boss or friend a dose of new social strategies. But where to start? Amazon nicely suggests 44,444 titles that they would be delighted to overnight direct to your bookshelf. Ummm, no thanks. Fortunately, you’ve got your own social media fairy right here. (Hi!) We’ve already done the hard part for you, and have narrowed down those 44,444 titles to 5 killer must-reads that can get you on the road to social media stardom. Abracadabra!
A mudança de Comunicação nas Empresas. Esta história é magicamente formatado para 2 tipos de pessoas: os leitores e espectadores. Olhe para cima para o vídeo, ou desloque-se para o texto. Magic. Você vai aprender porque confiança é a nova moeda, de Chris Brogan Smith e Julien, como a revolução da mídia social "tem transformado o megafone em torno" de Tara Hunt, os dois pilares do sucesso de mídia social de Mitch Joel, porque você precisa trabalhar o seu rosto largo de Gary Vaynerchuk e, por último, os detalhes de algumas das ferramentas mais eficazes para fora lá para crescer seu negócio e marca pessoal com Tamar Weinberg. Essas idéias são 5 (quase!) Tudo que você precisa para criar e executar um poderoso jogo de meios de comunicação social-plano. Let's go
read social book must10 WordPress Plugins to Help Build Community
The expression of community has changed considerably since the emergence of social media technologies, but its basic foundation — the notion of individuals exchanging information, ideas, and opinions — remains firmly intact. Today, one of the most widely-used tools in developing these types of exchanges online is WordPress (WordPress), the popular blogging and publishing platform. Part of its appeal is the ease with which users can build advanced functionality into their sites with plugins. If you’re interested in building a community around your site, there are plenty of third-party add-ons that can help create one.6 Ways to Use Ning for Business
There is an almost overwhelming number of options on the social web for businesses to create and participate in communities. You hear a lot about Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter() communities, and even LinkedIn Groups; but businesses have another option when looking to build a community online that’s often overlooked despite having nearly 40 million users: Ning. Ning allows businesses to create their own off-site social network for their brand’s community, and participate in existing conversations with the communities they are looking to engage. Here are 6 ways businesses can put Ning to work.HOW TO: Take Advantage of FriendFeed's Unique Features
An example of a twitter guide from the UK government
SHARED USING: http://www.tagle.itHOW TO: Find and Add Facebook Apps
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With over 300 million10 Web trends to watch in 2010 - CNN.com
10 web trends to watch in 2010
Soon, our whereabouts may optionally be appended to every Tweet, blog comment, photo or video we post.
So many of these were in my list....6 Gadget Trends and Their Effects on Social Media
RT @microgeist: 6 Gadget Trends and Their Effects on Social Media ( http://ping.fm/UP27j ) [from http://twitter.com/theholodeck/statuses/1315335005]Forget Skype: TinyChat Launches Dead-Simple Video Chat
When you want to do a one-on-one video chat with someone else, what do you use? The first thing that probably comes to mind is Skype. While Skype is a
Forget Skype: TinyChat Launches Dead-Simple Video Chat http://bit.ly/ACYSq [from http://twitter.com/gohewitt/statuses/4508167690]
To test this thing out, Mashable’s (Mashable) Christina Warren and I just went to the same link (let’s say http://p2p.tinychat.com/anyroom). Once we were there, TinyChat connected to our webcams and … presto! The live chat was working. It even blocks others from entering once there are two participants, so you know your privacy is protected.Twitter Search To Become Real Search
Twitter search is evolving and may put a dent in Google's seemingly impenetrable armour. - http://bit.ly/KTyXJ [from http://twitter.com/kahler/statuses/1725630776]
Look out Google! "Twitter search will soon start crawling the links included in tweets."-Mashable http://bit.ly/13dIJH [from http://twitter.com/chadwalker/statuses/1726823711]
RT @PierreTran: Twitter Search To Become Real Search | Mashable http://bit.ly/m6mGJ une belle pierre dans l'océan Google [from http://twitter.com/hvaudaux/statuses/1726678510]
RT @munirlodin: Twitter Search To Become Real Search http://bit.ly/LXfQa [from http://twitter.com/mfubib/statuses/1725709011]
The fact that Twitter (Twitter reviews)’s search is now often faster and more relevant than any other search engine out there is not a secret anymore.8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow's Journalist
The multi-faceted role of the online journalist is rapidly evolving. These 8 skills will be essential for landing the journalism jobs of tomorrow.
8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow's Journalist
Kevin: "The multi-faceted role of the online journalist is rapidly evolving. These 8 skills will be essential for landing the journalism jobs of tomorrow." Jay Rosen suggests a ninth skill: 'flexible ideas of what "journalism" is.'The Journalist's Guide to Maximizing Personal Social Media ROI
Cómo usan Twitter cinco periodistasEvent Planning Online: 14 Essential Social Media Tools
Jason Keath's social software for event planning list
Possible feature/function benchmarks for the crowd-sourced event promotion idea8 Companies That Are Reinventing TV Online
Mashable takes its pick of companies that are going to take TV in to the online futureFree and Easy Screencasting to Build Your Website Demo
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Totally Web-based free screencasting tool, ScreenToaster.10 Rules for Increasing Community Engagement
Here are 10 tips for increasing user engagement that work for news community web sites, but can apply to all types of online user-engagement communities.4 Surprising Google Wave Uses
Google Wave has been touted as a game-changing collaboration tool. Some have struggled to grasp it, but other have put it to some fun uses. Here are 4 examples.
So now that Google Wave has opened up to one million users and there are countless unused invites floating around twitter, just about anyone who wants to take Google’s new collaboration tool for a ride can do so. Yeah, some people are disappointed with the platform, but if you’re among them you’ll have to admit that whether it’s going to catch on or not, it’s been used for some neat stuff.
Four uses in particular have stood out for their cleverness and high fun factor, and you probably didn’t see any of them coming. Each has gotten a lot of press, so if you’ve been following Wave closely you might have heard of them.
No. 1 is the Seattle Times use of Wave during the manhunt for the Lakewood police killer.#IranElection Crisis: A Social Media Timeline
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One of the striking aspects of the #IranElection crisis has been the heavy use of social media. Iranians have relied on it to spread information on protests and to communicate their situation to millions of concerned people worldwide. In fact, so much has been recorded via social media that it is possible to understand the progression of events through it. Thus, we have built a timeline of events utilizing information recorded via social media. This timeline uses Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia to paint a broad picture of the situation, as well as the growing conversation around it.Motivational Tweets: 25 of the Most Inspiring Users on Twitter
OPEN WEB AWARDS: People’s Choice Winners
View my * My Posts * Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * OPEN WEB AWARDS: People’s Choice Winners December 16th, 2008 | by Pete CashmoreComments peoplechoiceaward1Today we’re pleased to announce the winners of The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards, a multilingual, international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements of websites and services in 26 categories.10 Must-Read eBooks for Social Media Lovers
Some optimistic news today in a study dug up by eMarketer: lots of small businesses plan to increase their spending on social network marketing in 2009. In
Some optimistic news today in a study dug up by eMarketer: lots of small businesses plan to increase their spending on social network marketing in 2009. In fact, 25% of the small businesses surveyed by Ad-ology Research indicated that they would increase spending on the medium this year, a higher percentage than any other marketing format.
social marketing forcast for 2009
Results of eMarketer's study: Change in Online Marketing Usage/Spending in 2009 According to US Small Businesses by Tactic (% of respondents)
Article used as research towards a paper on social networking and business.5 Ways Twitter Can Save You Money
Pilsner economic indicator: Lowest beer sales in Germany since reunification. http://tiny.cc/yZmwY (via @bill_easterly) [from http://twitter.com/pkedrosky/statuses/3231803829]HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Technorati
There are 3 things to remember when responding to differing points of view.
how to handle negative blog comments, with the whole world watching10 Awesome Uses of Augmented Reality Marketing
usos practicos de la realidad aumentadaHOW TO: Implement a Social Media Business Strategy
"Facebook is the world's leading social network, with over 300 million users and more than 900 employees. But how do you get the most out of it? To answer this question and more, Mashable has created The Facebook Guide Book, a complete collection of resources to help you master Facebook."
Comprehensive Facebook Guide Book.HOW TO: Get the Most Out of StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon (StumbleUpon reviews) has been around since 2001, and their tag line boasts “Discover your web” and, truly, that’s what this service does. It provides the unique feature of showing you a random website, anytime, anywhere, and also learns and adapts to your interests, showing you websites specifically tailored to your preferences. Here’s a guide for users of all levels that will help you get the most out of StumbleUpon.Mashable's Social Media Guide for Journalists
Navigating the journalistic seas this past year has been a particularly challenging/exciting task. As many a publication foundered in the economic benthos, others rode the wave of new technology into previously uncharted waters. Mashable has been there through it all, stepping in to provide journalists with touchstones and compass directions to help them do everything from tell more compelling tales through alternative storytelling to make the most of their Twitter accounts.
December 30, 2009HOW TO: Do Almost Anything Online in 2010
Manual sobre redes sociales.5 Essential Sites for Professional Photographers
5 Essential Sites for Professional Photographers - http://mashable.com/2009/12/28/5-essential-sites-photographers/
The world of professional photography has come a long way since the days of the darkroom and Ektachrome film. Although there are traditionalists who still swear by film photography, advances in technology have brought photography to a whole new level, both in process and product. In addition to innovation in photography equipment, there are many valuable resources online that are becoming essential tools for professional photographers.iPhone Apps List 2010: 700+ Apps Reviewed by Category
List of iPhone applications
savePsychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber
based on some recent neuroscience studies
memory_brainOf course, it’s not that simple; but if you believe Dr Tracy Alloway from the University of Stirling in Scotland, Twitter and Facebook are very different beasts when it comes to improve your “working memory“, which relates to “the structures and processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information in short-term memory.”
Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber
Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber http://ff.im/-7LOlp [from http://twitter.com/kenmat/statuses/3827888273]
Of course, it’s not that simple; but if you believe Dr Tracy Alloway from the University of Stirling in Scotland, Twitter and Facebook are very different beasts when it comes to improve your “working memory“ [...]
Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber: Of course, it’s not that simple; but i.. http://bit.ly/mvYOS [from http://twitter.com/StoneCS/statuses/3818117834]
True or Not? Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber http://ow.ly/orHP [from http://twitter.com/gideonking/statuses/3836716669]How Social Media Has Changed Us
Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen social media galvanize thousands over politics, create as many industries as it has destroyed, and offer an abundance of visual and audio entertainment. But has all this incredible change actually changed us, or just the world we live in? ...
Below are some areas in which social media has had lasting, and arguably permanent effects on the ways in which we live. The question is, are these changes all for the better?
Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen social media galvanize thousands over politics, create as many industries as it has destroyed, and offer an abundance of visual and audio entertainment. But has all this incredible change actually changed us, or just the world we live in? Below are some areas in which social media has had lasting, and arguably permanent effects on the ways in which we live. The question is, are these changes all for the better? Child Literacy3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology
Skype, Phones, Twitter
See how Skype, Twitter and Mobile / Cell Phones are used for student learning.
wellicht interessant voor jouw werkveld?The 10 Stages of Social Media Business Integration
Brian Solis mentions PR Newswires Social Media Metrics: Employ listening devices such as Google Alerts, Twitter Search, Radian6, and PR Newswire’s Social Media Metrics to track conversations and instances associated with key words.5 Digital Music Trends
5 Digital Music Trends resources list from mashable
File sharing, Mashups, Mobile music, Concert sales, Direct sales3 Things You Need to Know About Social Media Strategy
Klinkt logisch maar drie vuistregels voor social media binnen een bedrijf zijn: 1 samenwerken 2 de bedrijfsleiding moet achter het idee staan 3 neem je tijd: de impact van social media ontstaat niet op 123
This is information I share with clients all the time - they are simple and seem like common sense when you read about them, but all too often overlooked by organisations when considering their social media policy.
"If the direction doesn’t come from the very top, managers, who have myriad reasons to fear change, will hang on to the status quo. Despite the best intentions of agencies and consultants, social media integration is bound to meet huge resistance until top management says it’s OK to spend time and money to integrate it into the company’s marketing and culture."5 Ways Foursquare is Changing the World
Foursquare and 5 ways it's (and others) are changing the offline/online world.18 Online Productivity Tools for Your Business
Choosing online applications for your productivity workflow is a great way to check in from any location or device. Here are some of the best tools available on the web.
oud-based note-taking without mentioning Evernote (Evernote). You can get notes into Evernote in any number of ways, from email to browser bookmarklet to desktop or mobile app, as well as via the web-based interface and even via Twitter.HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications
HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications http://ow.ly/kIIQ [from http://twitter.com/TeacherToolbox/statuses/3429982068]
RT @mashable: HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications - http://bit.ly/4pL9qF [from http://twitter.com/CollinVanUden/statuses/3403029039]
Pretty cool website called mashable. Can't wait to rid myself of annoying unnecessary notifications.
Do you constantly have 99 new notifications, marked with the little red button at the bottom right in your FacebookFacebook account? Would you like to only
Reading: How To Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications: http://bit.ly/rFajG [from http://twitter.com/nickdaws/statuses/3402573744]
HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook NotificationsTwitter Zombies: 24% of Tweets Created by Bots
24% of Tweets are created by automated bots, not humans, according to a recent study. Meanwhile, it was found that 5% of Twitter accounts generate 75% ofWhat the Web of Tomorrow Will Look Like: 4 Big Trends to Watch
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Nobody likes having to think up new passwords, which often leads to people using the same ones over and over. Even if you do come up with some good passwords,Social Media Lists
Social Media ListsHOW TO: Build a More Beautiful Blog
Tim Trefren is one of the founders of Mixpanel, Inc. a real-time analytics service that helps companies understand how users behave with web applicationsCard.ly: Build a Beautiful Social Media Business Card
Nice! Business cards are terribly outdated, and even though I just ordered a bunch through Visaprint, I doubt I'll ever go through them.
Similar to Magnetize (sp?)
This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for
Card.ly: Build a Beautiful Social Media Business Card12 Great Tales of De-Friending
Firefox Tips: 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sidebar5 Insightful TED Talks on Social Media
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5 Insightful TED Talks on Social Media http://bit.ly/aBsZ54Visualizing 6 Years of Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]
Infograph that tries to depict Facebook’s growth over the past 6 years.5 Fantastic Free Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio
5 Fantastic Free Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio - http://mashable.com/2010/02/11/web-portfolio/Google Buzz Has Completely Changed the Game: Here’s How
In a few months, few will remember these privacy snafus. Just as people have forgotten about the Facebook News Feed fiasco and other Facebook disasters, people will forgive and forget about Buzz’s initial privacy concerns.7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPress
7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPressHOW TO: Deal With Negative Feedback in Social Media
Answers the questions that causes the most hesitation when organizations think about adopting social media!
However, when you open the conversation up to anyone, you can also potentially invite negative criticism that you need to be prepared to deal with. Here’s a quick guide to dealing with negative feedback on social media.
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Here are five fantastic Facebook Fan Page ideas your small business can learn from.
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Barracuda Labs also analyzed Twitter’s growth over time, and the numbers are consistent with previous reports that show while Twitter grew like wildfire in early 2009, it has dramatically slowed down in recent months. Going back further to early 2008, the report estimates that the microblogging tool grew by just 0.31%. However, with the quick rise of media coverage and the influx of celebrities such as Oprah and Shaq, Twitter use grew by 20% in April 2009 before dropping off to 0.34% growth in December 2009.
RT @mashable The Truth About the Average Twitter User [STATS] http://bit.ly/ahm9gi
A full 79% of users had less than 10 tweets in June 2009, but that number dropped to 73% by December. Eighty percent of users had less than 10 followers in June 2009, but that percentage dropped to 74% by December.
The latest research coming from protection organization Barracuda Labradors provides a few exciting skills directly into your your Twitterverse.What Social Media Users Want [STATS]
Twitterers mostly consume news, MySpace users want games and entertainment, Facebookers are into both news and community and Digg's audience has a mixed bag of interests.
What Social Media Users Want [STATS] http://goo.gl/5b2LHow PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results
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PR professionals use social media every single day to get the word out about clients, to communicate with customers and to respond to questions or problems. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social sites have quickly become important tools in a PR professional’s overall toolkit.4 Easy Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans
RT @Chegoyo: RT @pciudadano: El estado actual de Twitter RT @BBCCollege: [INFOGRAPHIC] http://bit.ly/aJAQZu
The following graphic takes a look at Twitter’s path to 10 billion tweets, what we have learned about its users and what they’ve been talking about along the way.11 Essential Resources You May Have Missed
Catch up on the resources of the past week with these 11 post you may have missed. Topics include how-tos, app lists, and business guides.Facebook and Twitter Making a Major Impact on Purchase Decisions [STATS]
Of course, those findings might be a bit overstated — many people actively seek out the brands they’re already fans of and follow or fan them on Twitter and Facebook10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros
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Mashable site used for uni: Social media are platforms for interaction and relationships, not content and ads
maybe I should know this, but I wanted a touch up- and even though it's bias because it's not "formally" written, I think it's helpful.
"What is social media, and is social media actually media in the traditional sense of the word?"5 Essential Apps for Your Business's Facebook Fan Page
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We've rounded up the week's essential social media reading into a one-stop-shop for the guides, lists, interviews, and how-tos you may have missed.
We have likely found a few of the week’s essential sources, nevertheless there’s usually which possibility you have missed something which can alter the advertising and marketing or perhaps company strategy.5 Free Ways to Identify that Song Stuck in Your Head
SWEET MAGIC ETC (er, haven't tried any yet, but THEY LOOK AWESOME)
5 maneiras grátis de encontrar uma música que não sai da sua cabeça.7 Great Reality Checks From Guy Kawasaki
Reality Check #1: Do one thing well If your startup tries to do too much, you’ll lose. Guy told me, “I meet companies every day who say, ‘well we’re software services, and we’re also consulting. And we are a social networking site, but we also do white labeling in case you want to use our technology to do your own social network.’ And you know what, it’s hard to do any one of those things, try doing four.”HOW TO: Use Twitter on the Go
We’ve written about some very specific applications for different mobile devices, and now we want to tell you how to be a power Twitter user on any mobile device with a browser, and how to post your tweets safely and hands free while on the go.
We’ve written about some very specific applications for different mobile devices, and now we want to tell you how to be a power Twitter user on any mobile device with a browser, and how to post your tweets safely and hands free while on the go. Matt Singley is a business process advisor that focuses on social media and UGC sociology. He authors a blog at Singley’s Blog Thoughts.How 5 Brands Are Mastering the Game of Foursquare
How 5 Brands Are Mastering the Game of Foursquare http://bit.ly/cnOgxy
We’ve already written about Foursquare’s savvy relationships with major media and entertainment brands and even talked about how it’s changing the world as we know it. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into the big brands and businesses that are experimenting with the platform and finding success with location-sharing.HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Digg
Since its launch in 2004, Digg (Digg reviews) has attracted more than 30 million unique visitors and 327 million page views per month. Its social bookmarking features allow users to submit their favorite pictures, videos, and articles to be voted on by their peers. The most popular and relevant of which, based on Digg’s algorithm, are promoted to the front page for all visitors to see.
HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Digg24 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
Another week down, and another chance to gather all the social media wisdom from the experts and put it to good use for your personal brand, your business, orHow Many People Actually Use Twitter?
As you no doubt have heard, Twitter’s traffic is growing at an incredible rate – the most recent numbers we’ve seen show that the microblogging service5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Productive
RT @mashable 5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Prod.. http://bit.ly/bRZD44
5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Productive
Some good points about how to keep focused5 Unique Ways to Use Twitter for Business
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Now Trending on Mashable: "20 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed" - http://bit.ly/97FUWy – Pete Cashmore (mashable) http://twitter.com/mashable/statuses/12401749919
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"Big changes in the social media landscape this week mean there’s a lot to discuss. These posts highlight all the latest and greatest tools, tips, trends, and strategies for navigating the ever-changing social waters."10 Dos and Don'ts for Brands on Twitter
RT @KOttavio: 10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter from @mashable: http://bit.ly/aBZBEI
This could apply to libraries & other organizations too.
In short: be professional, use grammar, be content oriented, don't get too personal, engage users who say positive things about your brand, make it a conversation
corporate Twitter how-to25 Resources for Learning How to Customize Your Browser - Mashable
No matter which browser you prefer, there’s a plethora of ways to customize the way you surf the Web. There are countless plugins, extensions, toolbars and more. Some of these are easy to install while others require a little more effort.
Great Collection of tools for different browsersHOW TO: Spring Clean Your Twitter Account
Spring clean your twitter accountWordPress Leaps Into Social Networking With BuddyPress 1.0
Automattic, the company behind WordPress (WordPress), is moving into social networking, with the 1.0 launch of BuddyPress, an installable, open source software platform that runs on your own website. The software is freely available, and can be downloaded from BuddyPress.org.HOW TO: Secure Your WordPress Blog
Here are some of our tips for keeping your WordPress website or blog more secure and less susceptible to malicious attacks.5 Tips for Making Your Business Presentations More Social
1. Create Anticipation, 2. Create a Social-Friendly Presentation, 3. Use Interactive Polling, 4. Use the Backchannel, but Wisely, 5. Keep the Conversation Going After You’ve Left the Podium
Great for press conferences, speaking opps, power points, etc
Use social tools to build buzz ahead of time, stage interactive text-message polls or get your audience talking by moderating a back-channel Twitter discussion, suggests Chuck Dietrich. "These methods allow you to connect with your audience before, during, and after you deliver your message," he adds.
Plodding through a dull PowerPoint presentation is no way to impress your audience. Seal the deal with social engagement using these 5 strategies.
nice hints for #fsln10 seminar on making presentations more social: http://bit.ly/a2iGcM26 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
The week gone by was loaded with essential reading, especially in the tech department. We know you’re busy, and digging through that RSS reader for all the good stuff you missed is a chore. That’s why we’ve once again gathered the Crème de la Crème in our weekly super-post. Take a weekend stroll through this garden of resources that includes a few environmentally friendly gadget guides, some killer small business advice, and an inbox master cleanse, which may be a weekend project itself.How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media for Real Results
Social networking could be a frightening prospect for smaller businesses; not like standard marketing methods, the idea places a part of the actual information in the hands of the buyers.
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Social media could be a alarming possibility pertaining to smaller businesses; in contrast to standard advertising models, the idea puts portion of the actual message within reach of your customers.
Social networking could be a scary prospect pertaining to smaller businesses; not like traditional marketing methods, this puts section of the particular principles within reach of the particular buyers.
Advertising and marketing can be quite a terrifying prospect regarding small businesses; unlike conventional marketing methods, the idea applies part of the actual principles within reach of the clients.
Social media is usually a terrifying prospective client for small business owners; in contrast to standard marketing techniques, the idea sets a part of the actual concept at the disposal of the particular customers.21 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
Indeed, it is the period again — time to dive back in the week’s worth associated with social media marketing health benefits and get up to date upon any experience it's likely you have overlooked.
Yes, it’s that time again — time to delve back into a week’s worth of social media goodness and catch up on any insights you might have overlooked. This round-up features a host of analysis and resources for social non-profits, great mobile app reviews, and some paper saving tips for your small business.
21 Essential Social Media ResourcesTwitter to Launch Twitter Business Center [SCREENSHOTS]
RT @ragythomas: Twitter to Launch Twitter Business Center - http://spr.ly/6018DD6
Twitter starts testing new feature called "Twitter Business Center" A business needs to activate its account (not sure if this is free/paid) It allows multiple contributors so you can have several employees operating one account Also allows you to accept DMs from everyone, even people you are not following13 Essential Social Media Lessons for B2B Marketers from the Masters
A B2B target audience is usually narrower in scope than a B2C audience. So your use of social media needs to be narrower and more focused. People buy expertise. If I had to choose a core difference between how most B2B business operate versus B2C companies, this would be it. While you might buy a box of cookies or even a digital camera because of features or taste, most B2B sales are based on demonstrating some type of expertise either in a type of service or in the category of a product that you are providing. Once you realize this fact, the lesson for using social media effectively is clear: if you can demonstrate your expertise through social media, you can have a measurable impact on your sales efforts.Why Your Brand Needs to Be on Facebook Now
With 450 million users globally (and millions more being added each week) Facebook is dominating the web in unparalleled ways. Yet, even as the social network has steadily grown over its short but remarkable history, many brands have remained on the sidelines of the social media revolution. Facebook was the most visited site on the web for the week ending on March 13, 2010, surpassing even Google in week-long stats for the first time in history, according to Hitwise. The shift in user habits and audience targeting is palpable and it provides marketers, brand managers, issue advocates, and political campaigns today with an age old choice: Adapt and change or face irrelevance and extinction.
"Change happens. To survive it, you must anticipate it; and to be successful, you must embrace it." - http://krz.ch/vx1E – Lars Neumann (lupmac) http://twitter.com/lupmac/statuses/12171530699Peering into 2009: 10 Predictions for Online Video
15+ FREE iPhone Apps to Navigate Your World resources list from mashable
mashable.com: free apps to navigate the world10 Awesome Vintage Video Games You Can Play Online
10 Awesome Vintage Video Games You Can Play Online http://ff.im/-ku0dz21 Rules for Social Media Engagement
Most organizations already have social media guidelines and policies but do they have rules for engagement with customers ?5 Essential Facebook Privacy Tips
Aquele site ótimo com indicacao de sites novas musicas5 Great Ways to Find Music That Suits Your Mood
5 Great Ways to Find Music That Suits Your Mood | Mashable http://ow.ly/1OHIF5 Incredibly Simple, Yet Useful Web Sites
it really doesn’t get any simpler than this.
5 sites simples e úteisHow to Destroy Your Twitter Brand in Minutes
It's exactly what it sounds like.Tweet Street: 7 Extraordinary Twitter Uses in the Home
I wish the plant thingies came ready made, I would definitely use those
das internet der dinge.. internet of thingsHead-to-Head: TweetDeck vs Seesmic Desktop
Useful stuff: "TweetDeck vs Seesmic Desktop" ( http://tinyurl.com/c44xe7 ) [from http://twitter.com/johnhaydon/statuses/1767794271]90+ Essential Social Media Resources
Check out our extensive list of social media, business, mobile and tech resources. No matter what you're into, you're sure to find it here!60+ Awesome Android Apps
ah yes, for those lucky people with an android phone.. the big list of apps to download..HOW TO: Add Facebook "Like" Buttons to Your WordPress Blog
5 sites qui réinventent l'info aux States (local inside) http://bit.ly/dtDdJ4 (mashable) – rosselin (rosselin) http://twitter.com/rosselin/statuses/16075752452
RT @RoyHP: 5 Innovative Websites That Could Reshape the News http://bit.ly/dfPeE1 RT @alicanth – Arnaud@Thurudev (arnaud_thurudev) http://twitter.com/arnaud_thurudev/statuses/15685339421
RT @alicanth: 5 Innovative Websites That Could Reshape the News http://bit.ly/dfPeE1
Few industries are experiencing greater upheaval at the hands of technological progress than the news media. New ideas are popping up every day, so we’ve collected five of the most interesting ones for your consideration. The previous generation of sites that redefined the news birthed several household names — Twitter (Twitter), YouTube (YouTube) and Digg (Digg), to name a few. It’s no secret that newspapers have struggled as blogs and social networking sites have grown in prominence, but in the rapidly changing worlds of mobile and web technology, the distribution methods for news information are once again shifting. It’s difficult to predict whether or not these newly noticed innovators will become as popular as their predecessors, but they are introducing new approaches to the consumption of information that few have tried or thought of before.HOW TO: Build A Twitter Strategy for Your Business
HOW TO: Build A Twitter Strategy for Your Business
Every business needs a Twitter strategy. Here are some concrete ways to build your brand and connect with an audience online.
HOW TO: Build A Twitter Strategy for Your Business http://bit.ly/aKXDqt [from http://twitter.com/inti/statuses/16410237873]
"HOW TO: Build A Twitter Strategy for Your Business" http://j.mp/bDTtS6How the World Is Spending Its Time Online [STATS]
Cómo se gasta el tiempo online.....
RT @mashable: Now trending on Mashable: "How the World Is Spending Its Time Online [STATS]" - http://bit.ly/aS9PH45 Terrific Tools for Keeping Tabs on Twitter Trends
RT @draenews: Del 5 Terrific Tools for Keeping Tabs on Twitter Trends: http://bit.ly/dk6QIG
Whether you’re tracking your brand, optimizing your content, or just plain curious about the way information is virally shared, you’ll want to check out these five web-based tools for keeping tabs on Twitter trends.5 Teen Social Media Trends that Can Be Applied to Small Business
According to Rick Burnes, who leads the content production team at HubSpot, a marketing software firm that produces the Inbound Marketing Blog and Inbound ...See all stories on this topic (via Google Alerts and AlertRank)
Adults must read -> 5 Teen Social Media Trends that Can Be Applied to Small Business http://ow.ly/1ZP92 – Flowtown (Flowtown) http://twitter.com/Flowtown/statuses/16721168937Facebook Fans Spend More Money [STUDY]
A social media marketing company called Syncapse surveyed 4,000 people who've Liked brands on Facebook and figured out how valuable those fans are.
Facebook Fans Spend More Money [STUDY]
The study (“The Value of a Facebook Fan: An Empirical Review”) estimates that someone who has Liked a brand will spend an average of $71.84 more each year on that brand’s products or services than will someone who has not Liked it on Facebook, for a total average annualized value of $136.38.Facebook: Facts You Probably Didn't Know [INFOGRAPHIC]
Infographic with interesting information about Facebook
If you actually want to win over anyone with the information about Fb miscellanea, below will be the best cheat published as a really significant infographic. Take pleasure in!HOW TO: Make the Most of Your Twitter Profile Page
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WordPress 3.0, the latest and greatest version of the popular open source content management system, has just been released. The latest version brings a refined backend interface, a brand new default theme, a new custom menu structure, plus improved support for custom post types and custom taxonomies.How Non-Profits are Using Social Media for Real Results
Digital love from Mashable. Gorgeous graphics for your viewing pleasure.
Grace Smith, writing on Mashable.com, introduces 10 infographics that make sense of social media's impact on our lives, and are beautiful to look at, too!
Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web,35 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
35 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
35 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed: Saved from instachrome extension http://bit.ly/cixPsITwitter Launches “Places” Feature with Foursquare Integration
I'll be keeping an eye on this as we build out our geolocation ideas at TBD. Twitter has a much bigger base than Foursquare, so if they do this right, every service can benefit from the user boost.
After months of rumors and hinting, Twitter has unveiled its major new foray into the world of geolocation, Twitter Places.HOW TO: Evaluate Your Social Media Plan
it takes time, effort, and resources before this new media will have an impact on you brand22 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
majorWhat Do You Check First: E-mail or Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Where you start your digital day says a lot about you, according to a new study http://bit.ly/cNcnY8 (via @isabelleokane) /via @gleonhard
http://www.seomoz.org/img/upload/google-ranking-algo-survey.gif Where you start your digital day says a lot about you, according to a new study from ExactTarget, an e-mail and social media marketing company. If you check e-mail first, the company said, you tend to be more task-oriented and only interact with brands online when you need something, such as researching a deal, getting information about promotions or finding new product information. However, if start your day with a visit to Facebook, you might welcome “extracurricular” content from brands, such as interaction and entertainment that isn’t directly related to a purchase or business transaction.4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook
Facebook presents a unique opportunity to connect with and educate your target market in a way that your website and even your blog can’t match. The trick is coming up with meaningful content that people will want to share, and that brings them back again and again. Become an industry resource Expand beyond your wall Lighten up Engage the community
RT @Mike_Stelzner: 4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook http://bit.ly/cros90 via @Mashable – B2B Online Marketing (B2BOnlineMktg) http://twitter.com/B2BOnlineMktg/statuses/144613267425 Social Media Trends to Watch Right Now
via 7/7/2010 Leaguer post
5 Social Media Trends to Watch Right Now - http://ow.ly/27fiD – Pete Cashmore (mashable) http://twitter.com/mashable/statuses/178135792388 Tips for a Successful Social Media Cause Campaign
5 Rules for Professional Social Networking Success http://ow.ly/1813jw5 Rules for Professional Social Networking Success
5 Rules for Professional Social Networking Success http://ow.ly/1813jw6 Tips For Experimenting With Web Video
Everyone has heard the first “golden rule” of web video: keep it short. There are plenty of articles and statistics illustrating audiences preference for short content on the web. To be clear, sh
6 Tips For Experimenting With Web Video http://bit.ly/dCoBwW
RT: @mashable: 6 Tips For Experimenting With Web Video - http://bit.ly/bwQzcd [from http://twitter.com/pablolopez_eu/statuses/16478791187]Google's Long History of Social Media Attempts [INFOGRAPHIC]
Mashable hat eine wunderbare Infografik ausgegraben, die die Anfänge von Social Media im Februar 2003 bis heute nachzeichnen: