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A compilation of recent articles and facts on the use of social media - including the WHYs and HOWs, tips and tricks of best social media use for businesses and non-profit organizations.
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How to post to Facebook, Twitter after you die

How to post to Facebook, Twitter after you die | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
New tools are designed to show you how to post to Facebook and Twitter after you are dead.
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I'm really not sure that I'm a fan of this. I have lost a few Facebook friends already, and it's kinda eerie to see reminders for their birthdays pop up, let alone receiving a message from 'beyond'!

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The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Online Marketing Efforts

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your <br />Online Marketing Efforts | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
We have a great bookstore in my town -- the kind of place you picture in your mind when you think of a great independent bookshop. It's perfect for brow
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Instagram Will Basically Sign Your Life Away

Instagram Will Basically Sign Your Life Away | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Instagram appears to be going through a sea change in popular perception at the moment -- and not one for the better. First came founder Kevin Systrom's active and combative dec...
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Choosing The Right Social Network For You

Choosing The Right Social Network For You | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
I am often asked by clients which social network should they be on? As any good strategist should tell you, that depends on your goals. By the way, who said you should limit yourself to JUST one?
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Canada tops globe in Internet usage

Canada tops globe in Internet usage | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Average time Canadians spend online beats second-ranked United States by more than six hours a month...
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2012 Social Media Demographics: An Infographic

2012 Social Media Demographics: An Infographic | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Facebook users are the biggest time wasters. Puts a new perspective on the value of Facebook advertising though, doesn’t it?

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How to Measure Your Social Media Traffic Using Google Analytics | Social Media Examiner

How to Measure Your Social Media Traffic Using Google Analytics | Social Media Examiner | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Social media traffic: How to track the impact of social media traffic on your site, going beyond clicks, retweets and other vanity metrics.
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Oh, How Pinteresting!, New Tools for Businesses in the Pinterest Community

Oh, How Pinteresting!, New Tools for Businesses in the Pinterest Community | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

We want to help more businesses provide great content on Pinterest and make it easy to pin from their websites. Today, we’re taking a first step toward that goal with some free tools and resources.

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13 Types of Product Content Sales Needs to Close More Deals

13 Types of Product Content Sales Needs to Close More Deals | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Review all the different types of content product marketing can create for better sales enablement.
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Pinterest Marketing: What Marketers Need to Know to Succeed | Social Media Examiner

Pinterest Marketing: What Marketers Need to Know to Succeed  | Social Media Examiner | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 14: In this episode Beth Hayden talks about the power of Pinterest for marketers.
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So Did Social Media 'Predict' the Election?

So Did Social Media 'Predict' the Election? | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
How did social media sentiment fair as an election-predictor?
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How Social Media Is a Lot Like Sex [DATA] #socialsmushing

How Social Media Is a Lot Like Sex [DATA] #socialsmushing | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
See how social media is a lot like one of everyone's favorite recreational activities.
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A marketer's wake-up call - Facebook is protecting users from you

A marketer's wake-up call - Facebook is protecting users from you | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Regardless of the contrary opinions from marketers, limiting page visibility in news feeds is actually positive for user experience. Facebook is protecting them from you.

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7 Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search

7 Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Is your business ready for Facebook Graph Search? This could be the biggest thing to hit the Internet since Google. Seriously!
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Some excellent tips to make sure that your Facebook Page for business is set-up to make the most of the new Graph Search functionality

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An online strategy to build your dream business

An online strategy to build your dream business | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Does your online strategy generate new customers and provide competitive service to existing ones?
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"In a few short years, Martell has built a booming business that owes as much to his savvy use of the Internet as it does to hard work and craftsmanship on construction sites.

“We started using the Web and social media because we had no marketing budget,” Martell says. “It turns out they’re incredible low-cost tools that enable us to be accessible and transparent and to build our credibility as thought-leaders in our industry.”"

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Facebook tip: Page Name vs Username « Bright Spark Media – social media and internet marketing strategies for your business

Facebook tip: Page Name vs Username « Bright Spark Media – social media and internet marketing strategies for your business | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Page Name vs Username for your Facebook Business (Fan) Page:

Why do I need a Username anyway? Here are several good reasons, and some thoughts on HOW to choose both a username and a page name.

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Free Feed Widget for displaying valid rss & xml feeds: Surfing Waves

Free Feed Widget for displaying valid rss & xml feeds: Surfing Waves | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
A fully customisable widget that displays rss posts, tweets, youtube feeds and much more. Give it a go - it's free!
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Report: Social network demographics in 2012

Report: Social network demographics in 2012 | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Do you know how old the average Twitter or Facebook user is? Do you know what share of Reddit’s users are women? We could go on and on; when it comes to social network demographics, the questions are endless.
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How to Get More Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers & Social Friends | The Marketing Nut

How to Get More Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers & Social Friends | The Marketing Nut | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Are you hitting your head against the wall trying to figure out how to get more Facebook likes or Twitter followers? Maybe you are focusing on wrong metrics?
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Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

Who Owns Your Social Media Content? | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Overview of where you stand as of now on a few key sites, with a brief introduction to intellectual property as it relates to social media.

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Fact Check: Why Mark Cuban is wrong about Facebook | PageLever

Fact Check: Why Mark Cuban is wrong about Facebook | PageLever | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

"No social network guarantees free, organic reach to all followers. "

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Small-Business Owners Spending More Time, Money on Social Media [Infographic]

Small-Business Owners Spending More Time, Money on Social Media [Infographic] | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals that small businesses are increasing their social media marketing efforts.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from...
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Secret Boards 101.

Secret Boards 101. | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Here’s how secret boards work on Pinterest:

You can create up to 3 secret boards. If you already have 3 secret boards but want to make...
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Election Results: Social Media is the Winner

Election Results: Social Media is the Winner | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
One thing is for sure. Social Media won the 2012 U.S. Elections! It’s hard to think back to 8 years ago and how differently those U.S. elections went amongst the people around the world. Wher...
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14 things that must be in your social media policy | Articles | Home

14 things that must be in your social media policy | Articles | Home | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Your company’s social media policy needn’t be packed with legalese. Use this cheat sheet to make it simple and straightforward.
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