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These days social media play vital role in our daily life .In this topic we will find some answers about the social media.
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Brilliant Tips On Building Social Collaboration a #mustread | Social Media Today

Brilliant Tips On Building Social Collaboration a #mustread | Social Media Today | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it
From Entertainment to Collaboration outlines the second transition that a company must engage in when moving from advertising to engagement as a core marketing strategy.

 

Marty Note
This is a MUST READ brilliant post my friend Mark Traphagen (@MarkTraphagen) alerted me to because I've been writing about how brands don't get social (Social Media: It's The Conversation Stupid http://sco.lt/7iZVUP ).

I love the ditch digging details Ted shares in this great post. He all but maps the process of creating successful social collaboration with:

Collaboration can take a number of forms: example archetypes are:

1) commentary on content

2) co-creation of content

3) user-generated content

4) collective action or problem solving

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That is BRILLIANT work. I've been focused on the conversation, but Ted is right. The conversation is the medium, the currency. The payoff for being present and engaged with customers is collaboration. Great stuff and a must read for any brand or Internet marketer (and there are 2 more installments coming).


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Malena Gamboa's curator insight, April 12, 2:57 AM

Collaboration can take a number of forms: example archetypes are:

1) commentary on content

2) co-creation of content

3) user-generated content

4) collective action or problem solving

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Distance Education Skill Share: How Do YOU Promote Online Learning?

Distance Education Skill Share: How Do YOU Promote Online Learning? | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it

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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:22 PM

promote online learning

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Pinterest vs. Facebook: The Pros and Cons of Their Traffic | PR News

Pinterest vs. Facebook: The Pros and Cons of Their Traffic | PR News | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it
Visitors from Pinterest spent considerably more money per order than those from Facebook on online jewelry retailer Boticca.

 

...Of course every landing site’s mileage will vary. Content is distributed and discovered differently on Pinterest than on Facebook, and this may explain some differences. And of course Pinterest users are clicking for different reasons—often literally responding to a bright shiny object. But this is an interesting early and narrow benchmark of how the social networks funnel different people with different behaviors and mind sets....

 

[Marketers take note - JD]


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Do You Have Social Media as Part of Your 2012 Marketing Plans ...

Do You Have Social Media as Part of Your 2012 Marketing Plans ... | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it
As your company prepares to open the doors to 2012, ask yourself if your business has social media in place for your marketing plans over the next 12 months.

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Is Your Company A Social Media SNOB? Take Our You Know Your A Social Media Snob If...Test

Is Your Company A Social Media SNOB? Take Our You Know Your A Social Media Snob If...Test | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it

Social Media Snob Test
The purpose of social media is to connect, to BE SOCIAL. Better to NOT be on social media than to be on social and look like an arrogant snob. Not being on social can be forgiven. Being a snob in this day an age is difficult to forgie.

You Know Your Company Is A Social Media Snob If...

* You follow less than 50% of your Twitter followers.
- Following a tiny % of your followers is the ultimate snobbery because it limits communication (you can't DM unless you follow) and you can't REWARD unless you follow. 
- When an expert in your area with 10x the following as your company has (at the moment) follows you FOLLOW THEM BACK!!

* You company doesn't Retweet.
- When you Retweet you share someone's take. You are saying, "this is good enough to share" and that statement is a reward and and a way to "mentor" your space.

* Your company doesn't respond to @yourcompany notes.
- Not responding in a timely way to @yourcompany notes is an EPIC customer service fail.

* Your company isn't on GPlus.
- Time to come in for the big win AND Gplus is the most disruptive social net because of its proximity to high yield SEO (duy its GOOGLE) and most business verticals are nascent on GPlus because there is a learning curve.

* Your company isn't having conversations.
- If you are still using social media to push messages without listening and responding you look either clueless or a snob (and neither of those are good).

* Your Company isn't on Instagram or Pinterest.
- Marketing communication is becoming highly visual so to not be on either Instragram or Pinterest is snobby since it feels like insisting we continue to do things the old "talk about ourselves to ourselves" way. 

* Your company isn't creating video.
- Video is highly widget-ized and so easy to share content. Video is also a more universal language. I may not speak english but video, done right, can be a cross cultural tool.  

 

* Your company[s SMM is highly scripted.
- Days of scripting every interaction with customers is long gone.  

Don't be a social media snob either by intention or ignorance because being a SNOB on social media is the wrong signal to send...always.  


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The Formula Behind Facebook Engagement [infographic]

The Formula Behind Facebook Engagement [infographic] | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it

A constant challenge for Internet marketers targeting Facebook has been gaining engagement. Generally brands and page admins have defined engagement as things such as likes, shares, and comments, but more importantly to gain reputation with Facebook’s algorithm.

This infographic created by SocialMouths and American Express OPEN illustrates ways to help make a Facebook page’s post a bit more popular through optimization of post elements such as short posts, the use of emoticons, the best times to post, and contest ideas...


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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers | Understanding Social Media | Scoop.it

A simple guide to understanding how to effectively use Twitter hashtags in marketing and how you shouldn't! [note mg]

 

Every time we host live webinars (and as this long list suggests, that is quite often), quite a few attendees get confused about what to do with the hashtag we provide. What is it? What does it do? How do you create one? Let me explain!

 

What is a hashtag?

 

A Twitter hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it. For example, #inboundchat and #ILoveChocolate are both hashtags.

 

What does a hashtag do?

 

A Twitter hashtag ties the conversations of different users into one stream, which you can find by searching the hastag in Twitter Search or by using a third-party monitoring tool such as HootSuite.

 

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angel Graham's comment, May 8, 2012 7:26 PM
I need to learn more about hashtags and twitter. This should help out a bit more. I'm learning to use a few. Thank you.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 9, 2012 5:20 AM
It's my pleasure Angel! Using Hashtags is finally simple, which is sometimes difficult is to remember to include them in posts ... :)