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Thursday, June 30, 2011

With social media having such an incredibly strong foothold and print media stepping back a bit, you may wond... http://amplify.com/u/a16cbo
With social media having such an incredibly strong foothold and print media stepping back a bit, you may wonder what is in the future for journalism. In the future, how will social media connect with journalism?



Social media has tremendously changed the way that journalists do their jobs. In order for journalists to be successful nowadays, they must be heavily involved with social media. They need to be tweeting, updating their various social media profiles and blogging. If they are not doing that, other journalists will be involved with social media and they will have a serious advantage over them.



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Parents Can Fight Summer Learning Loss On Twitter

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Parents Can Fight Summer Learning Loss On Twitter



Did you know that summer break produces an average of one month learning loss in average children? It’s even more pronounced in lower income families. That’s according to a study by Harris Cooper, a psychology professor at Duke University, formerly of the University of Missouri where his research took place. Parents today juggle a thousand things and while summer has to be chock full of activities for their kids, often times learning is forgotten. If the school isn’t doing it, then the parents sure don’t have time, right?



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If you build it, they will, well, probably go somewhere else.

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If you build it, they will, well, probably go somewhere else.



Your target audience probably doesn’t share the same level of enthusiasm that you have toward your new website/redesign/mobile app/digital venture. More than likely, they won’t even notice. They’ll go about visiting their normal destinations online; checking Facebook, maybe Twitter, and dipping into their pool of RSS subscriptions.



But your target audience almost definitely won’t just come to your website because it happens to be there.



Launching your endeavor is a big first step. But it’s just the beginning of a long, long marathon.



Here are some things you can do to make sure more than tumbleweeds check out your new online offering.



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You’ll have to forgive Facebook if they woke up this morning thinking the sky was falling; if they were sub... http://amplify.com/u/a16cbf
You’ll have to forgive Facebook if they woke up this morning thinking the sky was falling; if they were subject to the same avalanche of news, comments and questions about Google+ as the rest of us were these last 24 hours it’ll seem like they’ve already been condemned to the social media scrapheap. And in case Facebook needed any reminder how quickly social networking pioneers can fall, Google+ was launched on the same day MySpace, once supposedly valued at $12 billion, was sold for just $35 million to an ad network.



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Google Plus invite like a “diamond,” proves Facebook and Skype hate growing?

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Google Plus invite like a “diamond,” proves Facebook and Skype hate growing?



Google now facing “overcapacity,” halted more Google+ invites.

Looks like Google+ is quickly becoming one of the hottest properties of the search engine giant.

According to a recent post by Google’s Senior Vice-President of Social Vic Gundotra, the company is currently facing an “insane demand” of customers wanting to have their very own Google Plus account. Apparently, early adopters of Google+ reveal that the new Google service is a powerful piece of art, but getting some lagginess, maybe due to the exceeded capacity.



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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Social media, QR codes hottest trends in marketing



Social media is becoming just as popular as email when it comes to direct marketing, and that’s not nearly all a recent study uncovered.



While email is still considered more cost-effective and easy to use, more marketers are migrating to social media in response to competitive trends and to reach new prospects, according to an April 2011 study by Pitney Bowes.



The study also gauged social media’s popularity in comparison to several other well-known marketing channels. It found that while social media is now more popular than direct mail and advertising, most marketers still don’t have faith in social networking’s ability to deliver consistent ROI.



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Social media, QR codes hottest trends in marketing

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Did you know that Google has added a new feature to Google searching? It’s called Voice Search and it allow... http://amplify.com/u/a1632r
Did you know that Google has added a new feature to Google searching? It’s called Voice Search and it allows you to complete a search by speaking your search criteria. Having this new feature will help in the following areas:



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Ask the Mompreneur:
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Ask the Mompreneur:

Your company specializes in helping small businesses and solopreneurs harness the power of social media and online marketing. What advice do you have for beginners? Should someone start with a website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn?





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What is social media marketing?

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What is social media marketing?



Social media marketing is the practice of using social media networks and user-generated content platforms to promote a business, product or service. Social media marketing typically involves participating in conversations with a key audience instead of blatantly throwing out a sales pitch to a large number of people.



Social media marketing also includes creating and promoting content that is meant to be shared by users. The viral and personal nature of social media makes it an effective channel for product advertising, reputation management or corporate branding.



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After receiving Uh, Obviously...Your Facebook Updates Are Mostly Ignored posted on theFutureBuzz from several... http://amplify.com/u/a1632a
After receiving Uh, Obviously...Your Facebook Updates Are Mostly Ignored posted on theFutureBuzz from several Internet marketing friends we discussed implications. We see clients making a common mistake. Many clients believe Facebook = social media marketing. They erroneously believe Facebook is inclusive and an end unto itself.



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Friday, June 24, 2011

Introduction
Aside from private, “invitation only” virtual events, most other virtual events can benefit ... http://amplify.com/u/a15v72
Introduction

Aside from private, “invitation only” virtual events, most other virtual events can benefit from the integration of social media channels. Integrating social media is a win/win because it increases and augments the degree of engagement within the event. And, it enables your attendees to promote the event on your behalf. Awareness extends to your attendees’ friends and followers. A few retweets and likes later, and the visibility of your event can increase to “near viral” proportions. Social media integration should not be about slapping up Twitter and Facebook icons throughout the event. In this posting, I outline an approach that aims to give you the best results.



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Aside from private, “invitation only” virtual events, most other virtual events can benefit from the inte... http://amplify.com/u/a15v6y
Aside from private, “invitation only” virtual events, most other virtual events can benefit from the integration of social media channels. Integrating social media is a win/win because it increases and augments the degree of engagement within the event. And, it enables your attendees to promote the event on your behalf. Awareness extends to your attendees’ friends and followers. A few retweets and likes later, and the visibility of your event can increase to “near viral” proportions. Social media integration should not be about slapping up Twitter and Facebook icons throughout the event. In this posting, I outline an approach that aims to give you the best results.



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Social networks continue to prove their worth as a marketing channel

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Social networks continue to prove their worth as a marketing channel



Social media marketing has been top of mind among marketers and is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Earlier this year, eMarketer estimated that worldwide social network ad revenues alone, not including money that companies spend developing presences on social networks or hiring staff to manage them, would reach $5.97 billion in 2011, a 71.6% increase over 2010.



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“Identify some of the major problems that you face as a leader of social media within your organization. I ... http://amplify.com/u/a15v65
“Identify some of the major problems that you face as a leader of social media within your organization. I thought it’d be great for each of us to email our top 5 problems to see if there are consistent issues across our teams. It’s OK if you don’t have all of the solutions, that’s why we come together, right? Be honest!” (thanks, Alex Plant from NetApp )



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Social media has disrupted the way marketing has operated for decades. It’s an exciting development, but it... http://amplify.com/u/a15v5y
Social media has disrupted the way marketing has operated for decades. It’s an exciting development, but it presents philosophical dilemmas for many companies. In the span of just a few years, communication has evolved from a one-way to two-way discussion on social media platforms. As consumers have rapidly adopted social media, companies have etched out their plans for effectively engaging with them.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/social-media-marketing-2011-6#ixzz1QGBXZJd5



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Friday, June 17, 2011

Facebook has changed the way many of us communicate in the 21st century. Originally created for young adults ... http://amplify.com/u/a15frd
Facebook has changed the way many of us communicate in the 21st century. Originally created for young adults in college, the social media powerhouse has become increasingly popular with people of all ages, including tweens and teenagers. But has this digital exposure put our kids at risk for online predators and other dangers?



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Since individuals belong to so many communities, it is often difficult to entice them to become a part of another group. However, when companies or organizations want to build a community, what do they need to know? Community development is the topic of #SMchat for June 15, 2011. Join us at 1P ET as we answer questions like:



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Social media has taken over the internet over the past few years. While it has given people a way to stay connected to friends and family members, it has also given small business owners the opportunity to network strategically and target their specific niche. In order to make the most of your social media marketing activities, it is crucial to make note of the three C’s of social media: content, community, and commerce.



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Social media has become an essential asset for marketing. So how can you utilize this resource? Read on for tips on how to use social media to your advantage and how to access business services on the web.



Tip 1: Build an Identity

Social media is a great way to brand oneself. Is your company less serious and more fun-loving? This could come across in colloquial speech and joke-y tweets. Your personality on the web is a reflection of your business’ personality. Let it shine through!



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You need to get everyone in your company on board with your Facebook marketing plans in order to generate a return on investment.



You’ll need subject-matter experts from sales, product and other disciplines to contribute ideas or full blog posts. They have insights from in the trenches, and this is what will resonate with your clients and prospects.

So, before you reach out to prospective buyers, you’ll need to engage your prospective helpers. Without them, you’ll have nothing of substance to bring to your target market.



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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

For a long time there has been a deserved suspicion about the dulling affect that over-consumption of entertainment media can have on mental skills. Television addicts can become mind numbed couch potatoes, etc. and never again have an original thought. Similar concern arose from teachers and parents of children who seemed addicted to hand-held gaming devices. So in turn one might judge too quickly that the tsunamic spread of social media across the face of social culture will quickly dull overall social awareness and weaken social skills to the admittedly shallow levels one typical reads in social media posts.



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First off, what exactly is social media? Okay I’m sure you probably know what social media is by now but yo... http://amplify.com/u/a14qy5
First off, what exactly is social media? Okay I’m sure you probably know what social media is by now but you may not know what social media sites can allow you to do beyond sending pictures and messages to your friends and family. The truth is social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, and many more are becoming very powerful tools in every industry.



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Not long after Larry Page took over as Google's CEO, he made it excruciatingly clear that Google was - finall... http://amplify.com/u/a14qxy
Not long after Larry Page took over as Google's CEO, he made it excruciatingly clear that Google was - finally - going to crack the code and get good at social media. Really good.



How?







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Are you a social media marketing expert?

A travel company needs to create, brand and run a total social medi... http://amplify.com/u/a14qxv
Are you a social media marketing expert?



A travel company needs to create, brand and run a total social media campaign using (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, Blog. etc)



We estimate it will be work twice a week. Bid your best rates as this can lead to full time long term work. Bid for 1 month of work for some daily work.



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As Google puts the squeeze on traditional ranking signals and subsequently, Search Engine Optimization tactic... http://amplify.com/u/a14qxo
As Google puts the squeeze on traditional ranking signals and subsequently, Search Engine Optimization tactics, the growing emphasis on social signals has many SEO practitioners getting more serious about social engagement.



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Wednesday, June 1, 2011