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Business in a Social Media World
The best social media content to help you take your business to the next level.
Curated by Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
LinkedIn launched Mentions this morning, a new way for members to engage in professional conversations by mentioning connections and companies on the LinkedIn
With LinkedIn finally introducing the ability to mention people in discussions, a lot more options are now possible for members.
If you are looking for simple but effective ways to leverage the new feature, check out this article by Connie Chan Wang.
You round up a bunch of doctors and say, I need ideas on how to cure my cancer. I need y'all to sit here and pitch me ideas on curing my cancer until we find one that works.
Paying people what they are worth? What a novel idea! ;-)
Being a social business is more than just using social media. It's using social media strategy to make your company collaborative, responsive and open inside and out.
"The rush to Facebook by small businesses has been fueled by a gold rush mentality. Companies that have little understanding of social media, trip over themselves to keep up with their competitors.
Without a strategy, they’re all panning for fools gold." - Ray Hiltz
Teacher and social media advocate Starr Sackstein discusses how examples of exploitative behavior have obscured the value of teachers as models for social media behavior.
Here is a topic that deserves more discussions. I personally am against students friending their teachers on Facebook.
While I see nothing wrong with setting up blogs or Pages to communicate with kids, there are boundaries that should not be crossed.
What about you? Maybe I am old-fashioned...
Social marketing has the potential to be a huge waste of time or an enormous benefit depending on multiple factors. The number of times an individual is exposed to a brand’s message can be unpredic...
Do you think Klout will eventually offer a solid and reliable influence model for brands?
It used to be that proximity drove everything. The ability to take that call, from your land line. Your capability to make a living, through learning a trade that your town had a need for. Even you...
In this day and age, technology allows us to communicate with people around the world. As such, the concepts of "neighbours" and "proximity" have changed quite a bit.
Great article by Bryan Kramer!
We will review how to access Google+ Ripples, as well as explore some impressive ways to use Ripples to benefit your business.
Are you a Google+ user? If so, do you know Ripples? The feature, which is in the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of posts, can give you a lot of insights into your audience.
Mike Allton tells us what Ripples is and its benefits for businesses.
Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
This week, Facebook started testing a “Remind Me” button for offers
It was another busy week in social media:
- Facebook unveiled its new Home for Android, and introduced a few minor features
- Google+ Search now allows filtering for all types of content
- LinkedIn users can mention others in conversations
- Yahoo integrated with Dropbox
- Cell phones turned 40
- And more!
"Welcome to the Internet. Porn or regular," Facebook asks a new employee, before introducing her to other members of staff -- each more annoying than the next.
If you are looking for a fun and insightful way to understand social media sites better, this video will definitely help.
Most of the stuff is bang on!
OldTimeline is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that allows you to revert to the old Timeline.
One of the most frustrating things about Facebook is the unpredictability of its updates.
The new Timeline may be one of the better changes in a long time, some people still miss its old version.
Good news! There is now an extension that allows you to revert to the latter. It’s called OldTimeline.
Chime is a really neat tool that I have bee using for the last few days to stay away from social networks like Facebook. It works like a charm. I get all my notifications in one place.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of viral hits? How much money do they make and what does it take to make a viral hit? This infographic by
Insightful tips on how to make your music viral. I think they apply in other endeavors as well.
This infographic shows trends in the ebook industry from 2009 to 2012 from sales to social media to buyer statistics.
While I don't think eBooks will ever replace physical books, they have their role to play!
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Ah, the power of memes!
I really like #7: "The the client said: I want to be ranked by tomorrow"
One of the best ways to win at social media is to use humor and make fun of your own quirks. Humor shows not only that you are human, but also that you pay attention to what people say about you an...
Google clearly won the contest, but other companies did a really good job!
I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of quotes. They enliven stories and help make a point even more memorable.
Unfortunately, using quotes alone won't really help you stand out. You need to pair them with visual content.
Here are five tools that will help you do just that.
QuotesCover.com is one of the five tools that I highlight in this article.
Have you tried any of them?
April 1, 2013 promises to be one of the funniest in the history of April Fools' Day thanks to social media. Google and Twitter, in particular, have outdone themselves.
Here is a quick roundup of their announcements.
Google and Twitter have outdone themselves this year. I love how they make fun of themselves!
What a nice way to help people visualize the way social networks work!
Don’t just think of your pitch as a traditional 30-second sales promo you would use in an elevator ride. Think creatively and consider using a pitch alternative as defined by Daniel Pink to help you stand out in the competition.
Stuck on your elevator pitch? Carmine Gallo offers six interesting alternatives in his article.
I like the Twitter pitch idea. What about you?
Do you use title tags and meta description tags? Well of course you do because you already know about the meta tags that can help boost your search engine r
Looking for a way to improve traffic for your shares on Facebook and Twitter? Neil Patel shares some great tips in this article.