HOT Social Media News for Sept. 25, 2010

Social Media NewsIn the ever changing world of Social Media you have to pay attention or you will be left in the dust.  No more do we have the newspaper to rely on to know what is going on!  I have my mother visiting for a little while at my house.  She doesn’t not know how to use a computer. She keeps trying to share news of things from back home but I keep saying “Oh, I know that already from Facebook!”  These days we can keep in touch with anyone we choose!

Here is the Social Media news from this week:

Pedigree was offering free dog food to bloggers who blogged about Pedigree’s adoption program.  Looks like a win-win to me!

I love this blog post by Billy McDonald called 6 Dinner Table Setting Steps for Optimizing Your Blog Posts. Those of us that are visual people it is a great visual on how to optimize  your posts to get the most out of them! So how do you set your SEO dinner table?

Do you feel like you have a voice in this world.  If you say no you need to read this post: How Social Medial Influence Reinstated a Popular Facebook Page. We can gather together and make a difference and let our voices be heard, after all this is Social Media!

In any business it is so important to stay on track.  How do you stay on track?  Use some time management skills and here are 5 Useful Time Management Tools that our really helpful!

Remember last weeks Social Media News? There were some really big announcements on the Twitter front!  Here are two great posts featuring the changes: Twitter to Release a Real Time Analytics Solution This Year and A Comprehensive Look at the New Twitter.

This wraps up this week in Social Media News.  This will keep you up-to-date for at least a day or two ;) ;)

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HOT Social Media News for Sept. 18, 2010

SteupRightUpTweetPoster2This was a great week, full of Social Media news! Twitter seemed to be the highlight this week,  they are working on a lot of changes!  We have chosen just a few blog posts for you to see what has happened this week!

Did you know that Burglars use Facebook? Make sure you use extra caution with what you are saying on Facebook.

At Nokia World 2010 Twitter Vice President Kevin Thau says “Twitter is NOT a Social Network“.  You could have fooled me!!

Have you signed up for Digg and not used it much.  Do you know how to use it to your benefit?  Problogger has a great guess post this week: 4 Ways I Compose Posts to Drive Millions of Page views to Blogs Through Digg.

If you are on Facebook you know that it is constantly changing.  This is a good thing but often frustrating for users.  This week they have made a change that some people will really like.  When you have a friend request instead of ignore you can hit not now and this places the request into hidden requests.  This will allow you to come back and accept them as friends later.  If you want to read more about it go to the Mashable post Facebook to Change How You Process Friend Requests.

There was a lot of speculation about Twitter the beginning of the week.  Twitter had a large meeting all about changes.  The Socialnomic blog has indicated how all the changes Twitter is making is all about money!

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Does Your Facebook Business Page Stand Out From the Crowd?

Crowds Numbering over 100,000 Gather During the College Football Season to Cheer Penn State

Do you ever sit around with a mental block when it comes to ideas on what to do with your Facebook business page?  It’s important to make your Facebook fan page stand out from the crowd!

There are so many neat ideas you can implement on your Facebook business page.  It’s important to set a plan on how you will keep your page active so your readers will come back over and over again.  Here are some suggestions on what I have personally done on my Facebook business page.

HOT Social Media News For Sept 4, 2010

RollIt seems that every week in the world of Social Media there is a lot of news.  Here are some of the highlights that you might be interested in.

27 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed – Here is a post from Mashable that includes a lot of news about social media that you may have missed!

How CEO’s Will Use Social Media In The Future – This post is great because it describes the way social media will effect the CEO’s in the future.  They will no longer be untouchable.  They will essential be required to be available for there customers/clients.

11 Whys I’m a Social Media Addict – Here is eleven great things we get out of social media!

How to Grow Traffic to Your Blog –  I really enjoyed this post because it is going back to the basics!  The best part is encouraging people to be brief!  I love to read blog posts and there are so many great ones out there, but I am also a mother, a wife and many other things.  I don’t always have time to read a ten paragraph blog post.  Keep things brief and of good quality and I will return often.  This post also has some really great conversation in the comments!

Facebook Beefs Up Security – Mashable tells us all about what they are doing to make sure you are secure when participating on Facebook.

What posts or articles have you enjoyed this week?

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