Blog post at How To Write Better : Content curation has become a very powerful tool in the inbound marketing mix - provided you know how to do it, and use it, properly. Here, [..]
I rarely have time for guest posting these days. However, when someone asks me to share my thoughts on content curation, I can never say no.
Thank you to Suzan St Maur of How to write better, for allowing me to contribute my two cents to the conversation!
Social media has been trending for a couple of years now and there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of it, but please don’t give the industry a bad name.
Same old song about self-proclaimed social media experts. However, a lot of people still haven't read the memo. ;-)
Have you ever seen a blog or website whose colors and fonts you really liked, but didn't want to inspect every CSS element to find out more about them? Let Stylify Me help! Created by Annabelle Yoo...
Website designers and webmasters, have you heard of Stylify Me? Could be very useful if you don't have time to waste going through CSS elements on other sites...
The most comprehensive list of how many people are using 275 of the top social media, apps and services from around the world. Updated for October 2013.
Social media is in a state of perpetual evolution. Between the daily announcements and stats, you never get bored.
Due to my occupation as social media workshop facilitator, I am always on the lookout for updated numbers. I cover the main platforms on my other blog Social Media Slant. However, I cannot be everywhere.
That’s why I am thankful when I find a gem like the list created by Craig Smith. He has uncovered figures for sites and apps that I would have never found on my own, including Digg, Deezer, Flickr, Gmail, Hootsuite, Netflix, and Scoop.it. For example, I learnt that Amazon has 209 million users, Evernote 65 million, and Feedly 13 million.
Note that the numbers are for October 2013. Craig has also provided links to data sources.
When working on a research paper, a student may find some great information on Twitter that they would like to cite. They just need to format the content to meet academic requirements. Let me intro...
Very useful tool for students, IMHO. Saves you a lot of typing.
At TopRank Online Marketing, our Monday mornings are usually filled with lots and lots of coffee, the clicking and clacking of keyboards being furiously typed
You may remember the infographic about copyright I shared on my blog a few days ago.
Well, here is another great resource to help you navigate some of the grey areas surrounding social media and the law. My favorite tip in the list is this one:
"Expect to receive the same consequences online as in real life. Freedom of speech is applicable to online communications, however you can still be fired for anything. Personal responsibility."
Today marks the 15th anniversary of Google: What would the Internet look like if there were no Google today?
Do you know that Google Search recently turned 15?
In 1998, the Internet was very different from today. Its big stars were Yahoo, AOL, Internet Explorer, Hotmail, and GeoCities.
I still remember the sound the modem made when I logged onto the Internet. Yes, there was no wireless Internet then. Actually, most of us had never heard of unlimited access. My mom paid about $30 every month for 24 hours. If you went over the limit, each additional hour was three or four dollars!
Those born after the 1980s will probably have no recollection of what the online world looked like at the time. Luckily for us, Rebecca Greenfield has done some research and shares some cool screenshots and information in her article.
Twitter has officially filed for its initial public offering (IPO) and is looking to raise $1 billion. The document, which is available publicly, reveals important numbers about the social network,...
In this article, you will only find stats on traffic and impressions.
However, for those interested in revenue numbers, I have included a link to a more thorough post.
We’re nearly four months into Facebook’s reluctant acceptance of hashtags and, to this point; it’s really been much ado about nothing.
When Facebook announced that users could start using hashtags, I decided to give the feature a try. After all, they had always been successful on Twitter and Google+.
As it turns out, I and many other entrepreneurs and businesses quickly discovered that they actually limit the reach of posts. Why is that? Because, according to David Carrillo, people do not use Facebook to interact with strangers and discover new trends.
With over 1 billion users, Google+ has become an essential platform for most industries. This is particularly the case with journalism. If you are a reporter and not quite sure how to use the Plus,...
Excellent guide to leverage Google+. While the tips target journalists, I feel that everyone wanting to use the platform well should follow them.