Hot Social Media News Dec. 18, 2010

The controversial Christmas tree

We are getting very close to Christmas!  I hope you are all having a great time with family and friends this holiday season!  Sometimes it is hard to get everything you need to get done.  I for one am not done with my Christmas shopping.  I have not sent out my Christmas cards and I have eight little girls coming over for my 8 year old’s birthday party today.  I am a bit behind to say the least!!  I do have news for you!  Social Media News stops for nothing!! So here goes!

I love this post.  If you are a new smart phone users here are 8 Apps that are priceless.  I discovered I already use most of them but a few I am missing!

What Real-Time Web products do you use?  Here are the Top 10 Real-Time Web products.

Foursquare is all about marketing by location, location, location.  Mashable shares with us how to market on Foursquare without location!

This could be helpful when writing your LinkedIn profile: The 10 most overused words on LinkedIn profiles!

So what YouTube videos have gone viral this week? Here you go.

Is Delicious going to shut down or are they just leaving Yahoo?

Have you ever wondered what people do online?  Here is a graph that shows what the generations do online!

Creative Commons License photo credit: slideshow bob

Hot Social Media News Dec. 4, 2010

Determination: RunnerHot Social Media News for this week is going to be short and sweet.  Angie is very happily enjoying Jamaica.  Today she accomplished her year long goal of participating in a Half marathon!  So I first want to say YEAH ANGIE!!

Now down to business.  I found some great links for this week so here goes:

Top 5 Social Media Sites to Help Your Business.  You will notice that we participate in each one of these and encourage our clients to do so!

Why Some Social Media Marketing Strategies Fail. Have you been wondering why your strategies are not working?  Maybe you are doing the wrong things.  Remember we can help you with this as well!  You can contact us here.

Does Business to Business Social Media Drive Holiday Sales. We are in the thick of Holiday shopping.  So this is one to think about.

Will Social Media Benefit My Business? This is a great question.

Hot Social Media News For Nov. 27, 2010

Basket, Fruit, Pot
This week most people are focused on the holiday and everything that comes with it…family, food and shopping.  I sure hope you enjoyed your holiday.  I started the week wondering if I would be home with my family.  I traveled to Idaho where we got hit with a big winter snow including a blizzard warning.  Thank heavens I made it home for an enjoyable holiday with my husband and kids.

I don’t know how many of you have been paying attention to the social media news this week.  News didn’t stop for the holiday!

First off home land security was hard at work this week.  They were busy taking websites done, apparently they seized over forty domains.  These websites were possibly taken down for Copyright issues and selling counterfeit items.

With the holidays upon us sometimes it is really hard to keep up with blogging.  This is a great post that shares 25 ways to use the web to find content for your blog. This will help you in the coming weeks!

We are a society now that feels the need to be connected…but how?  Would you rather stay home during the holidays and spend that money on technology?  That is what a recent study says.  People are opting to stay home and buy more gadgets! Which gadgets are you spending your money on this holiday season?

Hot Social Media News Nov. 20, 2010

Internet Business

Social Media News for Today!

Still not sure how I feel about shortened url’s but here is a good post on How To Create Your Own Customized Short URL.  I much prefer to see the actual link that I’ll be going to instead of the shortened ones. What are your thoughts?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Social Design.  Good one!

Amazon launches movie studio, sounds intriguing.

Will Facebook Suffer the Same Fate As MySpace?

I was never really familiar with MySpace but I think more business professionals utilize Facebook whereas it seems like more teens and young adults were on MySpace.  So I don’t think it will suffer the same fate.

Hope you had a great week!

Hot Social Media News for November 13, 2010

Internet World

Social Media News Saturday

We’ll call it short and sweet this week!

Found this pretty extensive social media marketing checklist and took away some great ideas.  I think the part about defining objectives according to business goals and understanding the people you’re trying to reach is so important.

Never thought about saving Facebook ‘fan’ pages. Might want to rethink this for sure.

Here are some tips on using social media effectively to promote your business

and lastly a new blog I found that I’m sure you’ll enjoy

Absolutely important lesson on knowing your social media sweet spot.

If you ever have any social media news that you would like us to possibly share on the blog here, we’ll be happy to take a look at what you have.  Feel free to contact us.