Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
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When it comes to online knowledge, Wikipedia is undoubtedly the resource that many could not do without anymore.
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When it comes to online knowledge, Wikipedia is undoubtedly the resource that many could not do without anymore. However, without the generosity of Internet users, the encyclopedia and all other Wikimedia Foundation’s projects would not be able to survive.
Earlier this year we looked at a very thorough social media sizing cheat sheet from those nice folks at LunaMetrics which, as we commented at the time, was incredibly useful, but could have used a little spit and polish on the old design front.
Good news – not only have the team at LunaMetrics revamped the look of their graphic, they’ve also updated the content so that it now includes all the latest social media sizing information for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
See the infographic below for all that essential sizing goodness.
"Traffic is the one thing that will ensure your product or service gets seen. Traffic isn’t something that you have to create, it’s already there, buzzing all around you, all you have to do is find creative ways to harvest it.
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you 4 hidden ways to redirect traffic to your site. These traffic tips don’t fall into any specific category, nor do they require any fancy skills sets. There creative, yet simple and effective ways to instantly draw the buzz to your honeycomb."
In social media, there is always something new to discover.
The other day, Misha Leybovich contacted me to let me know about Meograph, the platform she had co-founded with Francis Escuadro.
Basically, Meograph lets you pull multimedia items (maps, videos, photos, etc.) to create interactive videos that you can then share with people.
I think the idea is very interesting. I haven't tried the service yet, but decided to interview Misha to learn more about it.
For those who don't know, I was a panelist at MBlog 2012.
The first blogging conference ever organized in Manitoba, Canada, was a real success.
My role was to share a couple of tips to promote a blog efficiently.
One of the questions the moderator asked me was: "How can you turn commenting on other people's blogs to your advantage?"
My answer is in this article.
"If you’re as busy as I am, you don’t have time to spend all day finding content, and managing your Twitter account. Steven Hughes wrote a great post a few weeks ago about how to manage Twitter efficiently, and spoke about Twitter tools. I’ll expand more on that topic in this post. There are plenty of Twitter tools out there that make it a lot easier for you to do your daily Twitter work. Here are some of my favourite Twitter tools for content and account management that I could not live without:"
Are you ready for some major changes? On Wednesday, Facebook proposed an update that will probably ruffle more than a few feathers.
The company would like to put an end to its voting system, a three-year old practice that allows users to share their feedback and weigh in on decisions regarding privacy on the site:
Of all the techniques I have used to promote my blog, the Gratitude Method has been one of the most effective.
The slideshow below is adapted from one of the chapters in my recent article titled "5 tips to promote your business like a pro online" (http://www.creativeramblings.com/promote-business-online-tips/).
I want to show you a big opportunity that leads to other big opportunities. This “opportunity” gets 60 millions visitors per month and has an Alexa Rank of 174. You don’t want to miss out on it, do you?
The good news is that you can handle this. I’m not talking about writing an article for the New York Times. And, so far, there isn’t very much competition to face while taking advantage of this opportunity.
I’m talking about “The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing,” also known as SlideShare (a social media website where you can upload your presentations and show them to the world). SlideShare’s features make it the ideal tool to grow your business. It’s a crowded site with a highly targeted audience and low competition.
Robin Good: Meetingl is a free video conferencing tool that allows you to meet, talk and chat with up to eight people without having to download, install or configure any software.
Fully browser-based Meetingl works across PCs, Macs and mobile devices, and it is as simple to use as it gets. To start a session you simply click on "New Room" and instantly you are placed in a uniquely numbered room where you can invite your guests. You can share the URL of the meeting room by clicking on the "room number" that will appear on the lower left part of your interface.
Free to use.
Try it out now: http://meetingl.com/
Via Robin Good, KiwiBelma, michel verstrepen, Jack Patterson, Gerrit Bes
"In this video I interview Dave Fleet, vice president of Digital at Edelman in Toronto.
Dave shares how social media measurement impacts businesses today. You’ll learn what strategies businesses are using to measure their social media marketing efforts.
Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video."
Headline writing is an art form in itself.
In this article, Mark Schaefer offers great examples of bad and good titles, and explains why they usually get read or not.
“In today’s world, you simply MUST craft a descriptive, accurate, catchy and “tweet-able” headline. I know this aspect of blogging has been written about before so I am mystified as to why it remains such an obstacle to so many bloggers.”
From the article:
"Over the past month or so, everyone has been complaining about getting less reach on Facebook. That the algorithm has changed. And that Facebook is now a pay to play system.
Changes have definitely taken place. And as the dust settles we learn more and more about what has really happened, both from Facebook and from the data.
One of the more impactful changes all page admins need to be aware of is that the latest major change in edgerank is now valuing Facebook post negative feedback at a much heavier weight.
This means, as a Facebook page, negative feedback on your content can effectively destroy your post’s reach."
"Everything starts with an idea. The idea then becomes similar to a game of chess. Each piece on the board plays a specific role in your strategy, and every move you make has the potential to change the outcome. At the end, your winning depends on your outwitting your opponent.
In social media, the biggest opponent to outwit is not direct competition. It is you."
Storify users discovered a completely redesigned website on Tuesday.
The social curation platform now sports a radically different homepage featuring the top links, tweets, images, and videos collected by members. Click the arrow at the top of each item to reveal stories and comments.
"This was so predictable it’s not even funny.
In case you’ve missed the chatter of the last few weeks, lots of small business are angry because they suspect Facebook is now restricting the access they get to their ‘fans’ through the platform by up to 40%… unless they pay up."
Jason Weaver has 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and innovator. He has worked in the social-media strategy development field since its inception, for brands that include Disney, SC Johnson, and eBay. He is also the founder and CEO of Shoutlet, an enterprise social-management software company.
Content curation is a highly effective inbound marketing strategy and because of this there has been a rise of content curation tools and platforms. So we did what we typically do, we tried to get a good handle on all the options that exist in the market. What follows is our best collection of tools that allow you to easily curate content.
From the article:
"Ranting has become cool. You can earn a reputation by tearing down someone, something or some brand.
For the believers in that notion called “personal branding” the rant has become something of a logo, a tagline or a calling card. However, rants are a lazy writer’s crutch: they are usually heavy on emotion and light on facts or research. Usually, a rant is a gamble that snark and sarcasm will be mistaken for intellect and insight."
Have you used Facebook today? If so, you may have noticed a new tab called “Pages Feed” in the left sidebar of your homepage.
Clicking the tab will reveal a separate newsfeed tailored to only display content from the Pages a user follows. Updates appear in the order they are published, with the latest content at the top.
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Social media blogger & coach, content curator, author, and photographer. Founder of Social Media Slant and Cendrine Marrouat Photography. Paper.li blog staff writer and B2B News Network columnist
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