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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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25 Sep 2010

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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18 Sep 2010

HOT Social Media News for September 11, 2010

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Here are a few interesting links for you this week.

Chris Brogan has a great post about using an Editorial Calendar.

Mashable shows some great examples of how a brand can be attacked in Social Media.

Here are 6 ways to Lose customers, credibility and friends on Social Media.

People now spend more time on Facebook then Google!

And most importantly today, be thankful for what you have.  Let us not forget!

11 Sep 2010

Social Media Online Generation

KARPOV THE WRECKED TRAINDo you know who is using social media online?  Most people assume it is only the teens or those in there twenties.  Well think again!!  I recently read a post on the Village Soup called Think social media is just for the young? and it talks about this specifically!  There is also a great post written by Pew Internet that refers to the older population online!

Young adults tend to be the highest users of social media but a survey done by Princeton Survey Research Associates International shows that the older generations have been signing up and joining the fun.  Here are some of the stats:

  • Between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among internet users ages 50-64 grew by 88%–from 25% to 47%.
  • During the same period, use among those ages 65 and older grew 100%–from 13% to 26%.
  • By comparison, social networking use among users ages 18-29 grew by 13%—from 76% to 86%.

If your target market is 50+ years do not count out social media online as your marketing plan.  From personal experience Most of the people that I know that are 50+ years have really gotten involved in Facebook.  In some cases they participate in social networking on Facebook more than I have in the past!

This survey goes to show you that a well rounded marketing plan is important for any business.
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31 Aug 2010

What is social media?

What is social media?

Social media is something different to everyone.  We believe it’s a way to get your message to the masses, get immediate answers, engage with others in real time with valuable conversation while using specific tools to manage all of it.  Digital word of mouth!  Let’s say you own a local farmer’s market and aren’t getting the foot traffic you really desire.  Out of the blue, one of your local customers posted on their Facebook page that they went to the most awesome farmer’s market (in your town) and told about their experience.  So their friends and followers start asking questions and your customer has now gotten the attention of at least 5-10 people who might be interested in stopping by the farmer’s market.  Then imagine what would happen if all of those friends tell their followers on Facebook and Twitter and now hundreds of people have seen the message about your awesome market.  The power of social media!

Here is a great video about social media in plain English

Is social media overated?

I know it’s said by some that the term social media is overrated but for myself personally I have found it to be an amazing source of information, learning, meeting new people, finding people I lost touch with, finding new places to visit, food to try and so much more.  As you see by my example above, social media is THE way to go. So many people are using the Internet these days that you never know who might come across your message.

Don’t get me wrong, not everyone uses social media the way it’s intended to be used.  You’ll find a ton of junk out there too where people spam their offers and a lot of people can be downright mean and rude.  I’m always shocked at some of the things I see people put out there on the Internet.  Remember whatever you put out there on the Internet will be there forever. No taking it back.

Social Media & Social Networking: Is there a difference?

Are you familiar with the difference between social media and social networking?  A lot of people get the two confused and everyone has a different definition.  Here is what we believe.  Social media tools such as blogs, Facebook, You Tube, Twitter and forums are a platform people and companies use to spread the word about their brand and get their products/services seen all over the World Wide Web.  Social networking is the practice where a group of people connect, bookmark and link to each other with similar interests.  A social network (such as Linked In, Digg, Foursquare, etc) is joined with the intent of building relationships and sharing information you find on the web.

What is social media to you?

30 Aug 2010