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Pinterest brings website verification to profiles

From www.examiner.com

Here is a piece of news that should please a lot of people.

 

Pinterest launched on Thursday a new feature that gives members the ability to establish ownership of the website displayed on their profile.

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 26, 2012 3:13 PM
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How to end the ghost town syndrome on Google+

From www.youtube.com

http://www.hangoutsforyourbusiness.com
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU0OxVPM5kw

Find Yifat Cohen on Google Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+YifatCohen/posts
Visit Yifat Cohen, G+GoTo Gal http://gplusgotogal.com

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8 Twitter chats you should check out today!

From www.creativeramblings.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.

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StumbleUpon unveils revamped site

From www.examiner.com

The new StumbleUpon came out of beta on Tuesday. The discovery engine now has a more interactive and Pinterest-like layout that allows for quick scanning and access to content.

 

Hands down, the best redesign in the history of the social media site. Don't you agree?

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 25, 2012 12:11 PM
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Make your opinions matter with Opinsy

From www.examiner.com

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:

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 24, 2012 2:42 AM
Merci du partage, Pascal!

Success is the tip of the iceberg

From www.creativeramblings.com

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!

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The Secret Behind Pinterest’s Growth Was Marketing, Not Engineering, Says CEO Ben Silbermann

From allthingsd.com

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.”

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Bullied to Death: Your Role as a Digital Citizen

From vasimpleservices.com

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.

 

Amanda Todd

 

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.


Read more: http://vasimpleservices.com/bullied-to-death-your-role-as-a-digital-citizen#ixzz2A23FnRyQ

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Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, les derniers chiffres 2012

From www.blogkaralys.com

Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, les derniers chiffres 2012...
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Do You Make These Small Business Blog Mistakes?

From www.kristakotrla.com

"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

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Announcing the launch of Social Media for Good!

From www.creativeramblings.com

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 info@cendrinemarrouat.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/.

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 22, 2012 11:44 AM
Thank you, Gerrit!

Looking for Feedburner alternatives? Try these!

From www.creativeramblings.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!

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 20, 2012 2:47 AM
Thank you for sharing, Gerrit!
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 20, 2012 1:14 PM
Thank you for sharing my article, guys!

New page could put an end to bullying on Facebook

From www.examiner.com

In honour of National Bullying Awareness Month, Facebook introduced its “Prevent Bullying” page on Thursday.

 

Located in the Family Safety Center, the page provides users with important resources to fight harassment on the social network, including:

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 19, 2012 1:27 PM
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Pinterest introduces user blocking and reporting features

From www.examiner.com

Pinterest keeps getting better!

 

This week, the social network introduced three new features that should help weed out the bad apples and make user experience even more enjoyable...

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The Reality of The Impatient Customer

From www.socialmediaexplorer.com

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.”

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SoundGecko : Why Read When You Can Listen ?

From www.techetron.com

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."

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5 simple tricks to rock Pinterest

From www.creativeramblings.com

Pinterest has become one of the major social networks to include in any serious social media strategy.


In this article, you will find five simple but very useful tips to take your brand to the next level on the platform.

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Redesigned profiles on their way: LinkedIn

From www.examiner.com

LinkedIn held a press conference this morning.

 

Several speakers took the stage, including CEO Jeff Weiner and Deep Nishar, senior VP of products and user experience, to share insights on the company and announce some major news.

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Why Influence is Changing How Business is Done - Jessica Ann Media | Jessica Ann Media

From www.jessicaannmedia.com

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."

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People Online Are Real

From pointblankseo.com

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?"

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Seth's Blog

From sethgodin.typepad.com

From the article: "Not as catchy a title as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but I hope you'll walk through this with me:

 

I can outline a strategy for you, but if you don't have the tactics in place or you're not skilled enough to execute, it won't matter if the strategy is a good one."

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How Not To Use Triberr | soulati.com

From soulati.com

An invite to a power-sharing tribe of 100 has caused panic in the stream. How to forward responsibly, how to read all posts, how to cut the wheat from chaff???
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How LinkedIn's Dan Roth Became The Most Powerful Business Journalist On The Internet

From www.businessinsider.com

An excellent article on the way curation is used to connect LinkedIn members with the right content. 

 

As a curator, I think this is a perfect introduction to a practice that is still unfamiliar to many. 

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Nothing found for Social-media-headlines-october-8-12-2012

From www.creativeramblings.com

The weekly roundup of major social media headlines is out! Which one is your favorite?

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Toys 'R' Us introduces video-streaming service

From digitaljournal.com

Toys“R”Us Movies™, a new digital movie platform powered by Rovi Corporation, features thousands of movies and TV shows for the whole family.
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