Getting Closer to Your Customers – How Google Plus Can Help

Getting Closer to Your Customers – How Google Plus Can Help ...
By GJBrey
Google, the almighty of search-engines today, was kind enough to host a session on how to utilizeGoogle Plus during Social Media Week in Chicago. Our host was Amy Ravit Korin.
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NASA shares tips for using Google+
Since it began using Google+ in November 2011, NASA has gained more than 229,000 followers and a wealth of experience using the social media tool. But success using the social media platform is largely dependent on knowing how to maximize the tool's ...

10 reasons Google+, Skype should be used in the classroom: A teacher's view
Traditionally a classroom has always been recognised as a portal to knowledge. It is a venue where ideas and content are shared, experienced and digested. But who says you have to physically be in a classroom to achieve the same objective? I teach a ...


The solo entrepreneur's guide to social media time management
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
“Look, I'd love to be involved more in social media, but the reality is that I don't have enough time in the day and I don't have enough people helping me. So what am I supposed to do?” Small business entrepreneurs are faced with this dilemma every day.

Rolling With The SEO Punches: Evolution of Google+
Resource Nation (blog)
Google plus business When it comes to successfully marketing your business, search engine optimization is an integral piece of the puzzle. By maintaining an effective online marketing strategy that includes SEO you are ensuring that your website will ...

Join us at 11:30 for our NHL lockout Google+ Hangout
Los Angeles Times
Join us today at 11:30 a.m. when Times columnist and hockey Hall of Famer Helene Elliott and Times reporter Lisa Dillman will discuss the NHL lockout and all of its continuing implications in a liveGoogle+ Hangout. Among the topics that could be ...

Prominent WNBA Team Has Google+ Page Removed, Told To “Start Over”
Marketing Land
Last year the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA championship and won the hearts of an avid social media user base. A social media user base that the Minnesota Lynx cultivated on Google+ thanks to early adoption and a strong focus on the new social network.

The Secret to Measuring Social Media: An Interview with Beth Kanter
Everyone knows by now that social media is important to the work that they're doing, whether that's creating a great product or saving the world. But many people are lost past knowing how to tweet or how to set up a Facebook page. Why, exactly, is this ...


UK to issue guidelines on policing social media
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is holding discussions on laws governing social media, with the aim of publishing guidelines by Christmas, after a flurry of cases concerning inflammatory Twitter and Facebook comments.

Lefkofsky: Don't lump Groupon with those social-media companies
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
For good or ill, Groupon has been mentioned in the same breath with Facebook, Zynga and other online social-media companies. "We get lumped in with this class of social companies, but one of the criticisms Groupon got when it was going public was that ...

Social Media Myths Worth Debunking
Small Business Trends
The numbers show that your customers probably are on social media. If you don't know where they're hanging out – ask them. Ask them in person, put an insert in a local mailer, use the “find a friend” feature on many social media sites to see if ...

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Social Media Activists Hold Demo
A group of social media activists going by the tag name 'Kenyans on Twitter' today held a demonstration to protest a move by members of parliament to increase their send-off packages after the current parliament is dissolved. The demonstration began at ...

7 Social Media Lessons from the Amy Cheong Saga in Singapore
Business 2 Community
Social media communication is like looking at your reflection on the mirror; when you smile, your reflection smiles back at you. If you make a rude remark, your reflection will curse back at you too. Hence, the bottom line is, always treat your ...

Business 2 Community

How agencies are using social media to manage crisis response
Police News
Captain Parker is very active in social media — his Twitter account, @mpLASD, has nearly 4,500 followers — and he's highly engaged with social media because that's where the news happens. “The news moves so fast, mostly because of Twitter,” he said.

Study: Young People More Inclined To Choose Social Media Over Sex
WTSP 10 News
Students are a-flitter over a Twitter and Facebook study that features an astonishing revelation: While the urge for sex is stronger, people are more likely to give in to the desire of social media. "I think it's true. My computer charger broke and I ...

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On social media and the power of real-world serendipity — Tech ...
By Mathew Ingram
The way that social-media tools like Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram have changed our lives is often taken for granted, but the way that they can inject some much-needed serendipity into our lives is often overlooked -- even by those who ...

Lowest Rates For SMX Social Media Marketing Expire This Saturday
By Search Engine Land
With a community of one billion people, Facebook?s reach is undeniable ? but how can you make sure you actually connect with your fans and cultivate new on.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Engagement | Social Media ...
By Sarah Pierce
Facebook post strategies: Learn how craft Facebook updates to get more likes, comments, shares, and interaction with your brand.
Social Media Examiner

Social Media Intelligence Brief: October 10 2012 | Social Media Today
By Steve Momorella
Webliquid today announced their new 2012 Social Media Monitoring Buyers Guide, which is a comprehensive review of the social media monitoring and analytics marketplace.
Social Media Today - The world's...

Credit Suisse Positive Coverage on Internet/Social Media (AMZN ...
By Administrator
Credit Suisse is initiating and reinstating coverage on the Internet players. The bias is positive on some and neutral on others from analyst Spencer Wang. Outperform ratings were given to Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), eBay Inc.
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3 Social Media Hacks to Learn From
If you manage a company social media account -- whether your own or your business' -- beware these mishaps.

Deals of the Day: Facebook Fought SEC on Mobile Risks
Wall Street Journal (blog)
facebook. twitter. google plus. linked in. Email; Print. By Stephen Grocer. Deals of the Day compiles this morning's biggest news about mergers and acquisitions, banking, bankruptcy and more. Catch us on Twitter, @WSJDealJournal. Mergers & Acquisitions ...

What Facebook Scandal? Risks in Mobile Strategy Were Known
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook (FB) has had lots of troubles since May: an IPO debacle, slowing earnings growth and concerns over the viability of its business. But the alleged failure to disclose risks in its mobile strategy is not one of them ...

Facebook lists user phone numbers for all to see
Fox News
"I would consider my most 'personal' data saved on Facebook to be my mobile number as it is somewhat of a bridge interlinking both my personal and online life," Prakash explained in a blog posting this past Thursday. "I would not like people I don't ...

Facebook Loses Gains Sparked by Zuckerberg
Wall Street Journal
Facebook Inc. (FB) slumped Wednesday, adding to a recent string of losses that has seen the social network's shares give up nearly all of the gains that were sparked by comments from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg a month ago. By midday trades ...

Facebook, Zynga lead tech stocks lower
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks performed weakly Wednesday, with shares ofFacebook Inc. and Zynga Inc. among the decliners and few noteworthy gainers to be found in the sector. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) gave up more than 2% to trade ...

A 'want' on Facebook could be just what your business ordered
PCWorld (blog)
Currently, only the Facebook pages of Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria's Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and support collections. If you want to see the new buttons in action, you'll have to like one of those pages, then find ...

Stacey Dash vs Romney Twitter fury: 'This is the man I want to lead my country'
Tuesday, Stacey Dash, the black Democrat actress best known for her role in the hit film, "Clueless," spoke out to defend her right to switch support from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney for president. Stacey's announcement of her Romney endorsement was...

Uplevel Twitter Swastikas With Jewish Pride and Universal Love
Huffington Post
This week the hashtag #卐卐卐 got its 15 minutes of Twitter fame as a trending topic, but also stirred up a lot of bad feelings and raised some difficult questions. How could tens of thousands of people sophisticated enough to use a computer allow ...

Facebook Stock Falls Back Below $20
By Seth Fiegerman
Facebook stocked opened at $19.93 a share on Wednesday and continued to recede farther from the $20 mark in early trading after a negative report in Bl. ... Like Tweet · Job Seekers ChooseFacebook Over LinkedIn, Twitter [STUDY] 4 ...
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Facebook's Crazy Facts and Figures
By Jesus Diaz
Here are the rest of their stats, compiled since the first day of Facebook: ... Facebook's Crazy Facts and Figures. facebook statistics. Oct 10, 2012 10:23 AM. Share. Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · Tumblr · Instapaper; Email this post. Tweet ...

Twitter said to have acquired fledgling video-sharing service Vine ...
By Jamie Rigg
Twitter has pretty much nailed text-based interaction, so it looks like it's time to diversify into video. According to AllThingsD, the blue birdie has.

Twitter Blog: Twitter's hip-hop firmament: #BarsandStars
By Twitter
BET (@BET) has lined up some fun ways for fans (well, those of you on Twitter!) to get involved with tonight's festivities. Here's one: since a key element of hip-hop is the cypher, Twitter's most-followed hip-hop moguls will showcase their lyrical ...
Twitter Blog

Twitter Acquires Pre-Launch Video Sharing Startup Vine
By Anna Heim
Twitter has bought video sharing company Vine, AllThingsD reports. ... Twitter iPad App Quip Rebrands As Tweetglass, Adds New Features · DLD Conference ... Apple, Facebook and Others Team Up To Launch New Web Standards Website ...
The Next Web

Facebook partners with retailers to test want button | Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is testing a feature that lets users of the social network create wishlists of home furnishings, clothing and other retail ...

Facebook rolls out Pinterest-like tool for buying stuff (blog)
On Pinterest, you might be inspired to make an autumnal door wreath with a couple of pine cones and a hot glue gun. On Facebook however, you can "collect" one and then click through to buy it... for $99. Pinterest is awesome when it comes to clipping ...

eBay Unveils A Pinterest-Inspired Redesign And Launches eBay Now, A Same ...
The company introduced eBay Now, the same day delivery service they have been testing, and a completely redesigned website with a better search experience and item pages. And it looks a lot like Pinterest. In San Francisco, eBay has been testing eBay...


4 Burning Issues Regarding LinkedIn Etiquette
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
The newest Endorsement feature on LinkedIn is resulting in a surge of notifications, but do you wonder how to respond? Does it warrant a thank you or response on your behalf? What about reciprocating with a LinkedIn recommendation? Or perhaps you are ...

LinkedIn's Growth Is Highly Overvalued And Competitive Risks Ignored
LinkedIn has been a big out-performer among the recent tech IPOs. While Facebook and Zynga have plummeted from their IPO valuations, LinkedIn's stock has rocketed higher. This can be attributed to a solid business model and high growth. However, we ...

LinkedIn now lets you follow big thinkers, or even become one
Network World
Among those on the list are assorted LinkedIn honchos, including co-founder Reid Hoffman and CEO Jeff Weiner, plus ubiquitous types such as Guy Kawasaki and Tony Robbins (can't find them on any other social sites, right?). Others include UK Prime ...

Now A Facebook Connect App, BranchOut Builds A LinkedIn Competitor
Fast Company
The new BranchOut is looking to become the go-to destination for professionals who find LinkedIn a bit lacking in terms of the tools it offers to share all the little moments that make up the narrative of your career. So it now offers different ...

Fast Company

Watch out, Pinterest, Facebook tests Collections tool
Pinterest, a social pinboard site, has gained momentum in the social networking world. Users, especially women, have flocked to the site to use what basically is a shareable scrapbook. Users are able to create different pages of interest by pulling in ...

Why LinkedIn Is All a-Twitter
The latest example is LinkedIn (NYS: LNKD) , which just unveiled its "follow" service -- sound familiar, Twitter heads? LinkedInnies can now choose to be updated every time one or several of their chosen followees updates their LinkedIn-only blogs. The ...

Court Says It's OK For Employers To Hijack Your LinkedIn Account
Business Insider
A federal court ruled last week that an employer didn't violate a federal anti-hacking law when it took over an employee's LinkedIn account after firing her, Ars Technica reported. Edcomm, the Pennsylvania company Linda Eagle presided over until it was ...

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