Social Media Butterflies
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Ins and outs if this then what? Does social media give you the butterflies in your stomach?
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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

 

 


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:28 AM


Kyli Singh:  "With the explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social networks popping up. Here are 10 up-and-coming social networks worth exploring."

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The Failure Of Social Media

The Failure Of Social Media | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

Social Media doesn't work for the vast majority of small businesses.

That was the main message in the USA Today article titled, Study: Social media a bust for small businesses, published on April 17th, 2013. From the news item:"About 61% of small businesses don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manta, a social network for small businesses. Yet, almost 50% say they've increased their time spent on social media, and only 7% have decreased their time. What businesses are trying to get out of social media: 36% said their goal was to acquire and engage new customers, 19% said to gain leads and referrals, and 17% said to boost awareness. Facebook was most cited as the hardest to maintain social-media platform, according to the survey." There is a big lesson in this data...

 

What you want from social media may be very different from what it is.


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Martin Gysler's comment, April 22, 2013 10:25 AM
Indeed Retro Social Media, but it's seems to be reality.
Tentronix NZ's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Social Media is it worth your marketing efforts/time or still the traditional methods superseed the SM? It's truely stated as a matter of one's choice, totally agree!!

Angelica Laurencon's comment, May 22, 2013 4:08 PM
Failure of Social Media as another marketing & PR channel, yes, but still very efficient for SMB in the new business of kindness.
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How to Power those Connections: Business Networking that Works via LinkedIn - Forbes

How to Power those Connections:  Business Networking that Works via LinkedIn - Forbes | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

"Using LinkedIn to create a network that you can really do business with, in the emerging "gig' economy."

  

 

Good reminders on building traction and just-in-time contacts, including travel connections. I've set up open invites for places where I travel, after making connections at conferences, just as Neal suggests. ~  Deb

  

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It’s important because half of us won’t be in jobs within 8 years.
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It’s important because half of us won’t be in jobs within 8 years. We’ll be part of what Susannah Breslin calls the “gig” economy: small, micro-businesses highly dependent on our personal brand value and our connections for revenue!

 

...The reality...is we all need new ways to convert weak ties into business.

 

Here are more excerpts from the featured interview with Neal Schaffer who has written “Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing” providing insider tips on...converting weak ties into strong.

 

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That is the supreme value of my LinkedIn connections, ...activate them...when I need them.

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NS: “I look at my current LinkedIn network as something inbetween a following and a community.  ...my LinkedIn connections provide me something that no other social network has: The ability to activate my Professional Graph, on demand, when I need to reach out to someone after finding them on an Advanced People Search.

 

That is the supreme value of my LinkedIn connections, ...activate them...only when I need them.

 

...I activate my LinkedIn network ...when I travel. I can easily search for my connections who live in a certain area and contact them in hopes of visiting them. This has led to many great networking events and new acquaintances, including one who introduced me to a Japanese publisher for whom I am currently negotiating a book deal.

 

All of this happened because of

   

1) my proactive engagement,

  

2) the LinkedIn functionality and

   

3) the fact that the demographic on LinkedIn is professional and more homogeneous in its professional nature than you will find on other social networks.”

 

Read the full post here.  Photo credit: by Detlef La Grand, Flickr CC


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The Truth About Kids And Social Media

The Truth About Kids And Social Media | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

Amy Jo Martin:  "According to a recent study, 78% of parents helped create their children’s Facebook pages, and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your kids use social today will shape their future. It's time for everyone to get educated on how--and how not--to live online."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:25 AM

Building brands is a lot like leaving legacies. What does it mean? Do we have the luxury of thinking we have that much control or will there be features that allow us to be dishonest with brand building?

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:57 AM

Boy are these kids going to be mad at their parents by the time they're 20-somethings...  "Why didn't you protect us?"  they will ask.  "Because we didn't know better," their parents will say. 

 

Putting a kid on the internet without knowing anything about how cookies and cache and logins and TOSs work is like handing them a handgun or putting them behind the wheel of a running car and then leaving.

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8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand

8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

Though some forward-thinking businesses are already using Instagram, chances are you aren't yet, and neither are your competitors. With its universal appeal, however, Instagram is not a medium marketers should ignore. And you'd better move quickly if you want to make an impact.


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Ivo Nový's comment, April 5, 2013 3:14 AM
great article.. thank you for sharing it Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, April 5, 2013 4:19 AM
You're welcome Ivo. I'm glad if this post is useful for you.
Marie Skødt's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:21 PM

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