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Social Media Spec Guide

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The only dimensions you need to know if you are designing content for social media.
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Facebook improves rich media in the News Feed

From www.insidefacebook.com

Facebook has announced that as of September 30, they will no longer enable Adobe Flash directly in the desktop news feed and will focus on optimizing the mobile rich media experience. This is great news and something I’ve been expecting.
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Infographic: Optimize your Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest posts

From leaderswest.com

Perfect : freedom from fault or defect. I have heartburn with anyone purporting to help you create anything that is "perfect." If everything conformed to a certain format, everything would be perfe...
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Customer service stories: How two companies turned me into fans | EnMast

From www.enmast.com

Devan shares two of her best customer service stories and how they turned her into raving fans.
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The old-fashioned method of blasting ads and waiting for people to buy is over. What customers want now is to be treated as human beings. They want to be wowed and feel that you care.

 

Devan Perine shares two great stories in her article to prove one thing: Small acknowledgements will often go a long way.

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8 Ideas to Maximize Use of Facebook’s Updated Cover Image Rules | The Marketing Nut

From www.pammarketingnut.com

Facebook moved quietly away with the 20% max text rule on Facebook Page Cover images as of July 1, 2013! This is an important change for marketers as it gives much greater opportunity to use the Timeline Cover image for targeted marketing.
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Some very creative ideas in this article by Pam Moore! 

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Got Triberr? A Video Introduction | More In Media

From moreinmedia.com

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If you are looking for a quick and nice intro to Triberr, check out this article by Dorien Morin-van Dam. 

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A Wiki of Social Media Monitoring Solutions

From wiki.kenburbary.com

A Wiki of Social Media Monitoring Solutions
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Looking for social media monitoring tools to keep an eye on conversations around the web? Here is something you won't want to miss!

Dee Reinhardt's curator insight, May 19, 2014 11:16 AM

Holy Schmoly, did you have any idea about how many social monitoring tools there really are?

Content Sharing: The Essential Guide to Content Sharing

From www.razorsocial.com

This article goes through how you optimize your content sharing so that you can more traffic and ultimately leads or sales!
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Optimizing your Google Plus Profile - WebSIGHT Hangouts

From www.websighthangouts.com

Everything you do on Google+ helps Google match you with people looking for things you know about. Optimize that.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Another fantastic article from Stephan Hovnanian on Google+! 

I particularly like what Stephan says here: "Look at it this way: everything you do on Google+ tells Google about who you are, so it can match you with people looking for things you know a lot about."

Context matters so much!   

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Interview with Peter Gechev, VP of Duvamis

From www.examiner.com

"Duvamis is a social network based on the concept of anonymity and freedom of speech.

 

If this sounds like an interesting idea, continue reading. Duvamis Vice President, Peter Grechev took the time to answer my questions about the site."

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Duvamis has a nice premise. Only time will tell if people will get on the bandwagon...

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Quip - For team work on documents and messages

From quip.com

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:06 PM

Edit and discuss in one place. Quip combines documents with messages so you can work faster, on the web or on the go.

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:52 AM

Have started using this and I think there is a use for this collaborative word process app in the classroom. There is an Android app on the way.

Display social media testimonials on your website with GetKudos

From socialmediaslant.com

Have you ever received testimonials from people on social networks? If so, time to show them off in one convenient spot: Your website! GetKudos allows you to "social proof" your brand online by pic...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

GetKudos is a very neat tool that will help you "social proof" your website and business.

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Seth's Blog: The choke point

From sethgodin.typepad.com

Sooner or later, all big public media companies go in search of a choke point, the place where they can find a leg up in terms of attention and monetization. FACEBOOK said to you and to everyone else: Build your...
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"Again and again, we see that if you're not the customer, you're the product. "Free" usually means, "you're not in charge." The race continues to be one for attention."

Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:28 PM

Do you think that this choke point would be hassle for bloggers? #smlbiz #HFAP

Jon Turino's curator insight, August 9, 2013 5:48 PM

Thanks to Cendrine for the original scoop on this. Wise words from Seth.

Allow your readers to follow your content easily with these 7 sites

A couple of weeks ago, I published an article titled "4 smart ways to promote your content online" that a lot of people liked. Some even asked me if I could share a few more tips. So, let us contin...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I believe in making it as easy as possible for readers to read our content. In this article, I share a list of seven sites / services you can use to increase your chances of being read and followed. 

 

Apparently, there is a problem with the title, which cannot be clicked. Here is the original link: http://www.creativeramblings.com/blog-subscription-alternatives/

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, August 8, 2013 2:42 AM
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Ivo Nový's comment, August 8, 2013 3:47 AM
Hello Cendrine, I somehow wasn't able to read the original article since the link is missing. Is it a mistake on my side or is it something wrong with the connection? Thank you, i.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, August 8, 2013 4:05 AM
Good catch Ivo! I don't understand what happened. Let me edit it.

SubToMe is the universal subscribe button you want to use

From socialmediaslant.com

Looking for an app that allows people to follow your blog with their favorite RSS readers without cluttering your sidebar? Try SubToMe! Just copy the code provided on this page, then paste it where...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

SubToMe is a great tool. Works like a charm and super easy to install!

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Improvements to login verification, photos and more | Twitter Blog

From blog.twitter.com

Today’s Twitter for iOS and Android updates let you enroll in login verification and approve login requests directly from your mobile app. Now, in addition to the SMS-based login verification......
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Bing homepage to showcase images from 500px photo site | Digital Trends

From www.digitaltrends.com

Microsoft's Bing search engine has struck a deal with 500px to use images from the photo site for its homepage. 500px shooters interested in seeing their work showcased on the site simply submit them to editors who'll then pick out the best.
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"Although photographers won’t receive any payment for the use of their photo, a bio and image details will be included, as well as a link back to the shooter’s 500px page."

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Yahoo is getting a new logo on September 5, but it’s keeping its infamous exclamation mark

From thenextweb.com

There's plenty of change happening at Yahoo under Marissa Mayer, but one thing is sure to remain the same...that darn exclamation mark.

Yahoo today unveiled the first in a series ...
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I'm not a big fan of Yahoo. However, I don't think we can blame the company for trying to reinvent itself! 

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Firefox Adds a Share Button to the Browsing Experience - SocialTimes

Mozilla has redesigned Firefox to bring social media elements to the forefront of the free web browser.
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Facebook's News Feed algorithm changes again

From www.examiner.com

Get ready for more relevant content in your News Feed. Facebook announced on Tuesday that it had started tweaking its ranking algorithm to enhance the user expe
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I may be mistaken, but I still see these updates as a way to reinforce Edgerank. What do you think? 

Lisa Sicard's curator insight, August 7, 2013 6:16 AM

Another day, another Facebook change ....

Triberr launches new marketing channel for bloggers and agencies

From www.examiner.com

Triberr wants to take blogging to the next level. On Tuesday, the team behind the amplification platform unveiled its new Influencer Marketing Campaigns service
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I think this is great news for bloggers! 

 

And congratulations to Triberr, of course. 

Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:16 PM

A new Marketing Channel for Bloggers and Agencies... #smlbiz #HFAP

Social networking growing in popularity among older adults in the U.S.

From socialmediaslant.com

The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project released on Monday the results of its latest survey on Internet use among adults in the United States. The report reveals that almost th...
Lisa Sicard's comment, August 6, 2013 6:55 AM
Amazing to see the actual stats Cendrine!
Rakesh Raghuvanshi's comment, August 6, 2013 7:18 AM
its just not Us but across markets you will get the same trend , thanks to young adults and bad economy making these young adults live with parents and teach them some thing new and cost effective to be in touch , buy and sell and save !
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, August 6, 2013 1:37 PM
I agree, Lisa!

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post for $250 Million - SocialTimes

From socialtimes.com

Blockbuster news broke late this afternoon that the Washington Post newspaper has been purchased by Amazon owner and founder Jeff Bezos.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I wonder what this means for newspapers in North America. Maybe the birth of a new trend? 

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Feedly launches $5 per month Pro membership to provide enhanced security, search and more

From thenextweb.com

RSS reader Feedly has shown there is plenty of life in the post-Google Reader apocalypse world after it introduced a paid-for Pro plan that brings a set of premium features, including ...
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