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Want Real Social Media Business Results? Stop Being Impatient!

By February 15, 2015

When it comes to marketing and social media, too many business leaders are far too impatient. They are looking for the the easy button, the magic pill or the magic carpet ride that will give them instant results. The worst part is that there are also many agencies and consultants who take advantage of these […]

Patient ConceptWhen it comes to marketing and social media, too many business leaders are far too impatient. They are looking for the the easy button, the magic pill or the magic carpet ride that will give them instant results.

The worst part is that there are also many agencies and consultants who take advantage of these desperate, impatient people! They love their weaknesses and will sell them on the fallacy of instant results that are not feasible and take advantage of an unknowing customer who is looking for the shortcut to instant fame and success. Then, the desperate, impatient business marketer winds up in a worst place than if he or she would have simply been patient and done the right things to begin with.  Read the full story

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Social Media Revolution 2015 #Socialnomics

By February 15, 2015

  Social Media Revolution 2015 by Erik Qualman. Video showcasing the power of social and mobile. Created by best selling author and keynote speaker Erik Qualman…    Source : www.youtube.com  

 

Social Media Revolution 2015 by Erik Qualman. Video showcasing the power of social and mobile. Created by best selling author and keynote speaker Erik Qualman…    Source : www.youtube.com

 

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NetAppVoice: The New ‘4Ps’ Of Social Business Marketing

By February 10, 2015

Businesses of all sizes are looking to find new ways to connect with their customers that don’t simply translate into “spend more on advertising.” This is causing a fascinating transition: They begin to turn into social businesses. The modern definition of a social business is one where the profit motive that drives a company is […]

Businesses of all sizes are looking to find new ways to connect with their customers that don’t simply translate into “spend more on advertising.” This is causing a fascinating transition: They begin to turn into social businesses. The modern definition of a social business is one where the profit motive that drives a company is expanded to include additional benefits to its customers and community—going beyond “here’s this product at a great price.”

Get the whole at Forbes.com

 

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How to Make a Good First Impression on Social Media

By January 27, 2015

On social media, like any medium, the first impression is absolutely fundamental to success. Here’s how to make a good one. Read the story here: blog.hootsuite.com  

On social media, like any medium, the first impression is absolutely fundamental to success. Here’s how to make a good one. Read the story here: blog.hootsuite.com

 

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StandStand is the standing desk you can take with you

By January 12, 2015

LAS VEGAS — You love your standing desk! You wish you could take that vertical workspace with you, getting those ergonomic benefits and statuesque feeling wherever and whenever you choose to be productive. Read more: mashable.com I need one of these, how about you?  

LAS VEGAS — You love your standing desk! You wish you could take that vertical workspace with you, getting those ergonomic benefits and statuesque feeling wherever and whenever you choose to be productive.

Read more: mashable.com

I need one of these, how about you?

 

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10 Social Media Habits to Get You Better Results This Year

By January 9, 2015

There is always room for improvement to get better results. This list of tips is not your typical advice, but that’s good. These are things you may not think about but can provide a good boost to your social media results. Read the full story here>  Source: www.clickz.com  

There is always room for improvement to get better results. This list of tips is not your typical advice, but that’s good. These are things you may not think about but can provide a good boost to your social media results.

Read the full story here>  Source: www.clickz.com

 

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Map Wars: Why Maps Are Apple’s New Killer Feature

By June 12, 2012

Maps are everything in a new mobile landscape. The company that controls them controls what can be done with location. When Apple announced it had developed its own homegrown maps system at its World Wide Developer Conference today, it wasn’t just introducing another new feature for the iPhone. The announcement was the first major acknowledgement […]

Maps are everything in a new mobile landscape. The company that controls them controls what can be done with location. When Apple announced it had developed its own homegrown maps system at its World Wide Developer Conference today, it wasn’t just introducing another new feature for the iPhone. The announcement was the first major acknowledgement in the tech world that digital maps have moved from sideshow to center stage.

See on FastCompany.

 

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Apple Maps to Replace Google Maps

By June 11, 2012

Apple’s acquisition of three mapping companies, Placebase, Poly9 and C3 over the last three years is about to bear fruit with the launch of  Apple Maps (with the release of iOS6).  With features like turn-by-turn directions, Siri Integration and 3D flyover (my favorite).  More from Mashable

Apple’s acquisition of three mapping companies, Placebase, Poly9 and C3 over the last three years is about to bear fruit with the launch of  Apple Maps (with the release of iOS6).  With features like turn-by-turn directions, Siri Integration and 3D flyover (my favorite).  More from Mashable

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Facebook Changes – THE Social Infrastructure?

By September 22, 2011

The big changes at Facebook, announced today by Mark Zuckerberg at the F8 developer’s conference, are bigger than anythingthe company has done so far. I’ve been reading a lot of analysis about the implication of the changes and I can confidently say that no one, not even Zuckerberg, can fully comprehend the impact this will […]

The big changes at Facebook, announced today by Mark Zuckerberg at the F8 developer’s conference, are bigger than anythingthe company has done so far. I’ve been reading a lot of analysis about the implication of the changes and I can confidently say that no one, not even Zuckerberg, can fully comprehend the impact this will have on the social web.

Most people are initially talking about the new timeline feature the Facebook profile. It’s like a virtual, visual scrapbook of your life (or your friends life for you to view); an app-generated autobiography of sorts. It goes beyond a static collection of where you’ve been or what you’ve done though.  Eventually Facebook will provide way to see what your friends are doing in real-time AND (here’s the kicker) actually join them right now to do it together, whether it’s watching a TV show together, listening to music or sharing an article.

The engine creating this functionality is the “The Open Graph,” an initiative allowing app developers to create programs that interweave with all conceivable aspect of our lives. The end result could be our own, individual, reality show where everything we do is seen (if we allow) by friends, family and others. Everyone can star in their own version of The Truman Show.

I have found a few articles written by authorities on the subject that I wanted to share with you. If you see any other analysis of the Facebook changes please mention them in the comments to share with others.

Facebook’s Changes—It’s All About the Platform

by David Kirkpatrick – @DavidKirkpatric – Tech journalist, founder of the Techonomy Conference, columnist at Daily Beast

Facebook is Ready for Your New Closeup. Are You? by Steven Levy – @stevenjayl –  Wired

 

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Keeping the Feather Afloat

By May 27, 2010

Being an online community manager is sometimes a bit like keeping a feather aloft in the air. It floats along nicely but every once in a while it needs a blast of energy to boost it higher and keep it from veering off course.

feather-floatBeing an online community manager is sometimes a bit like keeping a feather aloft in the air. It floats along nicely but every once in a while it needs a blast of energy to boost it higher and keep it from veering off course.

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