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Learning great ways to use social media
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26 Tips for Using Pinterest for Business

26 Tips for Using Pinterest for Business | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Are you wondering how your business could use Pinterest?

 

Social Media Examiner gives you 26 ways to make the most of this hot new platform.


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Privacy Is Dead, Deal With It

Privacy Is Dead, Deal With It | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
The evolution of the social consumer provides a reference point on how much we have changed. Social media has shifted the line between public and private.
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How the 10 Most Popular Facebook Brands Rank by Engagement [Chart]

How the 10 Most Popular Facebook Brands Rank by Engagement [Chart] | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
How do the 10 most popular Facebook Pages rank against Facebook new public metrics?

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Twitter 2012

Twitter 2012 | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

Latest statistics on Twitter- with a few projections for the future as well.


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Using Pinterest For Your Freelance Writing Business | WritingSpark.com

Using Pinterest For Your Freelance Writing Business | WritingSpark.com | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Use Pinterest for your freelance writing business. Market your business and boost brand visibility with Pinterest. Writers, editors, and novelists can use Pinterest. (@Ebyline: saw that earlier!
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The top social media trends to watch out for in 2012

The top social media trends to watch out for in 2012 | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

2011 was a busy year for social media, witnessing the launch of Google+ and the widespread adoption of Twitter. News of Osama Bin Laden’s death first appeared on Twitter, and Charlie Sheen set a Guinness World Record by reaching a million followers in a time of 25 hours and 17 minutes. Meanwhile, Rebecca Black hit the headlines by releasing “the worst song ever recorded”, earning 167 million YouTube views in the process, and Take This Lollipop became the fastest growing Facebook application ever.

So what does 2012 have in store for us?


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The Basics of Twitter Visibility | Social Media Today

The Basics of Twitter Visibility | Social Media Today | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter has exploded onto the social media circuit in recent years. More and more companies are creating accounts and establishing a Twitter presence – to the point where it’s become a standard marketing practice.

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Leveraging Twitter for Your Freelance Business

Leveraging Twitter for Your Freelance Business | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

As a freelancer, twitter is without doubt an important tool to spread your word across the web. If you need advices about how you can do it, this post is perfect for you. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Social media applications such as Twitter can be effectively utilized as a tool for freelancers like yourself to promote your services. In a time when the world is connected through the internet, failing to employ such a simple strategy to connect with your potential and existing clients is a waste of opportunity. Remember that you are promoting to the rest of the world each time you post something in Twitter.

 

The content then, is what matters. You can update your existing clients on your latest projects and network with freelancers like yourself. In your Twitter, you may link your followers to your professional blog where they can further explore your work and even better, re-tweet it to their own network. All these can bring you more business in the long run as these people go on to recommend you to potential clients.

 

Here are five possible ways to make good use of Twitter for your freelance business:...

 

Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tips-leverage-twitter-for-freelance-business/


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17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why) | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Everywhere you look there is social media. It seems that every week there is a new social site launched. To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service.

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Pinterest’s secret sauce: Cognitive load

Pinterest’s secret sauce: Cognitive load | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
The idea of capturing photos on a virtual wall is nothing new, and yet Pinterest is a juggernaut growing faster than Facebook when it was this size. Why?

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Facebook Timeline: Disliked by the Masses #Infographic

Facebook Timeline: Disliked by the Masses #Infographic | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

By Alissa Skelton

 

Facebook layout changes are rarely welcomed with open arms by the majority of users and Timeline has been no exception.

 

A whopping of 70% of people who responded to a SodaHead poll would ditch Timeline if they could. Some 20% like it and 10% of survey respondents do not have Facebook accounts.

 

The survey asked 1,327 people what they thought about the soon-to-be mandatory Facebook Timeline.

The countdown to full-adoption of Timeline started two weeks ago, when Facebook announced that users would see notifications on their home page and then have seven days to clean up their Timelines.

 

Facebook hasn’t set a specific date for the universal adoption of Timeline, but it should happen “within a few weeks.”

 

Facebook Timeline has made some users worried about privacy since viewers can look through each year of a person’s Facebook life in a few clicks.

 

Facebook gives you seven days to make the switch, so you have enough time to hide the content you would like to keep private.


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Social networks becoming the preferred conversational medium | Social Media Marketing Strategies | Scoop.it

Social networks becoming the preferred conversational medium | http://t.co/zfVIX5Yj...

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Frrole: Turn Twitter Into Your Own Local Social News Source

Frrole: Turn Twitter Into Your Own Local Social News Source | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Frrole is an awesome service that currently works in 20 international cities, 13 of which are in the United States. It turns Twitter into your very own social newspaper, filled with the top tweets from your city of choice.

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Klout CEO Reveals How to Leverage Score for Fame, Fortune, Perks

Klout CEO Reveals How to Leverage Score for Fame, Fortune, Perks | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
The CEO of Klout offers tips about how to boost your Klout score and leverage it for fame, fortune and new job opportunities.

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62 Percent Of Fortune 500s Have A Twitter Account [STUDY] - AllTwitter

62 Percent Of Fortune 500s Have A Twitter Account [STUDY] - AllTwitter | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
62 Percent Of Fortune 500s Have A Twitter Account [STUDY]...
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Teen Tweeter Teaching Kansas Governor, School Principal a Social Media Lesson - PRNewser

Teen Tweeter Teaching Kansas Governor, School Principal a Social Media Lesson - PRNewser | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Teen Tweeter Teaching Kansas Governor, School Principal a Social Media Lesson...

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The Value of Being LinkedIn [Infographic]

The Value of Being LinkedIn [Infographic] | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

When Twitter and LinkedIn were hitting their first wave of buzz, waves of critics surfaced to let everyone know it was ‘too little, too late’ — social was already done by Facebook and better. That juvenile analysis has given way to the realization that social is not just a single stream, but rather a rushing river of which there will be several branches. One of those branches is the professional social space, of which LinkedIn is king.


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Resonance's comment, February 26, 2012 9:10 AM
Great stats -- thanks for sharing, Tom!
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Google+ 'Hangouts' grow in popularity - San Jose Mercury News

A surprise star is emerging on Google+ -- its "Hangouts" videoconferencing feature.
While videoconferencing technology is not new, Google is the first to create a free service on the Internet "cloud" that requires no special hardware beyond a webcam.


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6 Google+ Tips for Businesses

6 Google+ Tips for Businesses | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

Has your business set up a Google+ page?


 


Google+ is growing at an impressive rate. In less than one year, Google has reached over 90 million registered users—far exceeding expected growth rates.


 


According to CNN’s Mark Millan, it took Facebook about four years to grow to that many users. It took Twitter almost five years to grow to the same size.


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50 Pinterest Resources for Small Business Owners, Bloggers and Job Seekers | The Work at Home Woman

50 Pinterest Resources for Small Business Owners, Bloggers and Job Seekers | The Work at Home Woman | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
It seems everywhere you look somebody new is talking about Pinterest, and there is good reason why.
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Top 20 Trends in 2012 Forecast - TrendHunter.com's 2012 Trend Report

TrendHunter.com's 2012 Trend Report is now available at http://www.trendhunter.com/trendreports - This is our annual video, showcasing the hottest trends in ...

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Social Networking Optimization | Social Networking Marketing Stress Relief

Social Networking Optimization | Social Networking Marketing Stress Relief | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
What do you need to work more on with your social networking optimization?

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Who Won the Social Media #SuperBowl? #Infographic

Who Won the Social Media #SuperBowl? #Infographic | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

By Kyle Lacy

 

It was great to host Super Bowl 46 in our hometown of Indianapolis. Millions around the world watched what has become America's largest sporting event. But viewers didn't just tune in for the game - the commercials have become a massive draw, creating an opportunity for marketers to make their mark.

 

Advertisers know that the millions they spend on a Super Bowl commercial will buy them millions of eyeballs in hopes of driving buzz to fuel their brand and boost sales. Super Bowl 46 saw advertisers tapping into that power as traffic on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube surged throughout the game. At the ExactTarget Social Media Lab we looked at the nexus between the game, advertisers, and consumer social activity to see which brands made the most of the opportunity and here is what we found:

 

Important Stats
5,679,596 Super Bowl related tweets
215,457 increase in Super Bowl related Facebook

Likes

 

New York Giants were the clear winner on Twitter with more than 1.5 million mentions

 

Doritos topped advertisers with more than 47,000 tweets during the game

 

46 countries were tweeting about the big game

 

Findings
Consumers are transforming ads into online commentary and content - the number of tweets and likes generated during the game soared.
The game continued to activate fan bases up to the last minute. You'd have thought Giants fans would have liked them sometime during the regular season, but the week up to the game through the fourth quarter saw an additional 10% growth in the Giants fan base

 

Advertisers who pre-released commercials on YouTube were able to build audience pregame, riding the wave of pregame anticipation to generate millions of consumer initiated views.

 

Infographic
We spent the week leading up to the game through 11 p.m. on game day tracking social media mentions and likes for participating teams and advertiser brands. Here, in a visual nutshell, are some highlights about social media use during Super Bowl 46.

 

Download & Embed Code: http://bit.ly/y6r9g0 


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7 common social media mistakes (and how to fix them)

7 common social media mistakes (and how to fix them) | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
This post is by Heidi Cohen, principal of Riverside Marketing Strategies. Marketers are afraid of making social media mistakes. Even worse, they’re concerned their social media faux pas will balloon into a public relations nightmare.

 

We'ew all afraid of making these mistakes...well thought out ideas.

 

Photocredit: http://moyna16.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/mistakes-hiring.jpg


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Level343's comment, February 5, 2012 7:18 AM
Thanks Lisa :) Enjoy your Sunday
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Parents take to fundraising for autism services for their son

Parents take to fundraising for autism services for their son | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

“Time To Talk Liam” caught my eye because it is a clear, well designed fundraising site, but there's no charity involvement - it’s a family fund for ABA therapy for a young boy with autism


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