So you decided to join Google+..but your stream feels like a ghost town - nothing happens there.
In this video Yifat Cohen, the G+GoTo Gal, shares
3 ways to search for people who share your passion (keywords, shared circles, piggyback)
How to search using hashtags
How to search for professions
How to engage.
Finally, how you get someone to notice and love you right away.
Find Yifat Cohen on Google Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+YifatCohen/posts
Visit Yifat Cohen, G+GoTo Gal http://gplusgotogal.com
Looking for ways to increase your followership and establish your expertise on Twitter? If so, have you ever thought of participating in Twitter chats?
Twitter chats are meetups that take place at a specific time on the social network. Each is hosted under a unique hashtag, which allows attendees to follow the conversation and interact with one another.
Over the years, I have attended and/or observed quite a few chats. Here is the list of eight that you should definitely check out.
Social media has become an integral part of our lives. We use it to share our thoughts and daily lives with others, as well as connect with them in meaningful ways.
Meet Opinsy, a new London, England-based startup that seeks to revolutionize the way we communicate online.
Founded by Ankur Shah, Opinsy was launched in private beta in June 2012 and has been opened to the public since last week. The idea behind the site is based on the concept of opinion exchanges to create genuine debate and learning:
Last night, I had a very interesting conversation with a friend regarding musicians and how, quite often, their first albums are not what people remember the most.
This led me into pondering on success and what it takes to reach the top.
Then, I realized that I had the perfect examples for an article: Abba and Genesis, two of my all-time favorite bands!
From the article:
“Pinterest, which CEO Ben Silbermann describes as a tool that helps people find inspiration, is now the third-largest source of referral traffic on the Internet.
But growth wasn’t easy for the company, Silbermann told a rapt audience at Y Combinator’s Startup School at Stanford University on Saturday.
The way Pinterest grew had little to do with Silicon Valley wisdom. It was about marketing — mostly grassroots marketing — not better algorithms.”
Amanda Todd was bullied to death. As digital citizens, we have responsibilities to respect, educate and protect each other. Take action against cyber bullying!
Stories like this always really touch me deeply. Although this subject might not be directly aligned with what I usually write on this blog, I felt the need to write about this because first I am a parent and as an active digital citizen, I strongly believe that we all have responsibilities to respect, educate and protect not only ourselves but also others as well.
I’m sure most of you have heard about Amanda Todd. If you don’t know her story, she sadly committed suicide last week at the age of 15 as a result of cyber bullying.
Amanda posted a YouTube video last month detailing how bullying (on and offline) began after an online stalker sent nude pictures of her to people she knew. Her video has now close to 4 million views.
"To err is human." Every business makes mistakes.
In this article, Krista Kotrla shares a list of 25 things to avoid doing in the small business world. My favorites:
#2: You don't use the same language and words as your customers
#5: You do not use images to further your message
#10: You have no call-to-action suggestions with your blog posts
#18: You do not respond to comments and engage your readers
#24: Your blog reveals no personality, no emotion, no heartbeat
#25: You do not have a clear understanding of why you blog
I am very excited to announce the launch of a new blog that ties my love of social media and my vision of life together: Social Media for Good (SM4G).
Social media is much more about the human journey than anything else. As such, we should use it to bridge the gap between cultures, races, religions, lifestyles, and ideas. It is the only way to make the world a better place.
That is what SM4G is all about. I want to share content (stories, testimonies, quotes, pictures, videos, etc.) that raises awareness of worthy and important causes and issues around the world -- and uplifts the mind in the process. I have already posted several stories.
As I only have two arms (and one brain), I cannot be everywhere. So, I count on you to take part in this project. Email me at email@example.com with ideas, links, etc. I will, of course, mention you as the source of the info.
SM4G can be found at http://socialmedia4good.tumblr.com/.
Feedburner, the RSS feed management tool owned by Google, will shut down on October 20, 2012.
The other day, Nick Kellet, the co-founder of Listly, spent some time researching alternatives and sent me the link to the list he had created.
I am sharing this list with you and hope you will find the resources useful!
Feel free to add links!
Did you know that customers now expect companies to help them within the first five minutes of their calling customer service?
Very interesting article from Jason Falls!
“It’s not just the telephone support consumer that indicates impatience is the soup of the day for customers. The most recent data from The Social Habit confirms that those who reach out for support through social channels want that help here and now. One third of American social media users who have tried to contact a company on social media for service or support say they expect a response from a company within 30 minutes.”
From the article:
"What’s the most precious thing ? Money ? No, it’s Time. The more time you can save, the better your life gets. If you run out of time, things start to go out of control. Well, maybe I am going too serious with this but I can ensure you that this particular web application that I have found will save a lot of time of yours, if you love reading blogs and of course news around the world."
From the article:
"From Klout’s transparency issues to its controversial scoring, influence as we know is changing faster than we can comprehend. How do we cope with the new Klout reality?
As predicted in #5, online conversations are more directly connected to offline behavior.
We’re not reading the fine print. And it’s going to come back to bite us. All of us. Mwahahaha."
From the article:
"Today I just got an email saying that I was a “prodigy”. About a month ago I was called a “legend”. Heck, I was even called an “SEO celebrity” at one point.
But why is that? Why do we build up people we follow online way more than we should? Why do we keep forgetting that the people we follow are real & just like us?"