No Reason For A Brand Not To Be On Pinterest?

Now There Is No Reason For A Brand Not To Be On Pinterest - Forbes: "And the point now for brands and businesses is there is no reason for you NOT to be on Pinterest as Pinterest has deemed it “legal” for you to set up shop – literally and figuratively on their site. That’s right boys and girls and brand managers and brand marketers who sat on the sidelines while their competition defied the Pinterest Police and created accounts – accounts that were born from personal accounts that is, can now jump into the Pinterest Pool, too. (I think that’s enough Pinterest alliterations don’t you?) Now, brands who are new to Pinterest can create their very own business page or simply convert an existing Pinterest account to a business account."

Pinterest Business Accounts: Site Begins Offering New Tools For Brands: "Pinterest is allowing small businesses and corporations to create official accounts, a move that could be an early step toward profitability. Pinterest Inc. burst onto the tech scene last year, appealing to designers, wedding planners, chefs and anyone else who likes to collect and share images from the Web. The San Francisco company said it is offering businesses free tools for their Pinterest content. Companies already use Pinterest to share photos of clothes, recipes and designs. With Wednesday's changes, businesses can officially link their websites so they are listed on their Pinterest profiles. For example, Home Depot can now verify that its Pinterest page is company-sanctioned and linked to . . . "

Pinterest for Business: "We want to help your business get
the most out of Pinterest." Pinterest: "Create Business Account"

Google Rolls Out Authorship Analytics to Google+ Users
By John P.
Here's something new. I just logged into Google+ and over at the bottom of the right sidebar was a new feature. If you're not familiar with Google.
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Learn How Google+ Helped Skyrocket a Musician's Career
By Jennifer Diamond
Daria Musk will join the Mashable Media Summit this Nov. 30 to perform onstage and online, through a Google+ Hangout. Get tickets now!

Google Turns On In-Stream Installs For Android Apps In Google+ ...
By Darrell Etherington
Google shows off what happens when you control both a social network and a mobile software platform, thanks to a new feature of Google+ spotted by The Next We..

Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Check out Circles, Events and Hangouts, just a few of the things we've been working on.,120.325592)

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Career Using LinkedIn
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
LinkedIn's "Skills & Expertise" is a real-time research tool. Enter one of your top skills or areas of expertise in the search box. The results include other key skills associated with the one you entered. Do you have these too? If you're lacking some ...

Facebook launches job search app
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Watch out, LinkedIn. Facebook is jumping into the job search space, with a Social Jobs App that includes listings from services like Monster and BranchOut. The app, which launched Wednesday, currently includes 1.7 million job ...

Pinterest Reaches Out to Businesses With New Service
Bloomberg (blog)
Pinterest, the popular picture-sharing service, will offer new accounts tailored for businesses to fuel the expansion of its user base ahead of a decision on how to generate income from the website. The accounts will make it easier for companies to ...

Facebook Has Good News for George Takei and Mark Cuban
Wired (blog)
Facebook is about to deploy a variant of its News Feed that focuses exclusively on content from businesses, celebrities, news publishers and others who use FacebookPages to pump out content. Facebook has been testing the special News Feed view over ...

Wired (blog)

Google Plus vs. Facebook Domination |
By InfographicGalleries
Is Google taking over the world? This infographic helps to put into perspective the power that Google has when they go after things. This came about b.

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Five ways companies are using Google+ to reach customers ...
Google+ isn't just a Facebook clone aimed at techies; many companies are actively using it for various marketing and collaborative strategies.

Twitter is pivoting | Dalton Caldwell: "In this paradigm, Twitter’s business model is to help brands “amplify their reach”. A brand participating in Twitter can certainly distribute their content for free and get free organic traffic, but if they want to increase their reach, they need to pay. It’s no accident that this sounds exactly like the emerging Facebook business model. As discussed in that link, algorithmically filtered primary feeds are vastly easier to advertise against vs unfiltered feeds. The issue for Twitter is that Facebook already has a far larger userbase which is already trained to read an algorithmically filtered feed."

The Impact of Twitter on Journalism (Video) - Boing Boing
By Mark Frauenfelder
Jeff Jarvis, the director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, and others discuss the impact of Twitter on journalism. The world of journalism has changed in the internet era. Newsrooms are significantly smaller now than ...
Boing Boing

Twitter improvements include search tweaks, email sharing
Twitter has also given a facelift to search results on both its mobile apps and website. Results pages now show photos and videos at the top in a grid-like view, as shown below, and include media such as headlines and photos directly in the results stream.

Twitter No Longer Deserves Support From The Developer Community
Twitter, I hope you know what you're doing, because from this vantage point it looks like you're throwing out everything that made you what you are today in an effort to mimic Facebook. The world does not need another Facebook… it needs the Twitter it ...

Using Social Media to Manage Customer Service
Small Business Trends
Companies, large and small, who use social media channels to connect with customers on service issues are on the rise. Thirty-four percent of companies have been using social media tools for customer service for at least two years, according to The ...

Small Business Trends

France says NASCAR is committed to social media
Winston-Salem Journal
HOMESTEAD, Fla. Brad Keselowski can't have his cellphone in his car, but Brian France, NASCAR's chairman, stressed Saturday that the sport is committed to social media and technology, and said drivers could be communicating from digital cockpits as ...

Nawras shortlisted for 'Best Use of Facebook' award
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — Nawras, Oman's customer friendly communications provider, is celebrating being shortlisted in Ragan's PR Daily Digital PR and Social Media Awards 2012 in the 'Best Use of Facebook' category. From hundreds of entries, the Nawras '7x7' ...

Oman Daily Observer

Metro's tongue-in-cheek transport safety animated video goes viral on social media
The Age
You are here: Home National Article. Search age: Search in:; Web. Metro's tongue-in-cheek transport safety animated video goes viral on social media. Date: November 19, 2012. 31 reading now; Read later. Daisy Dumas ...

Social Media Marketing: Big Brands Will Be Spending More In Your Small ...
Business 2 Community
I just recently posted 7 different ways a small business can use Foursquare to help with their social media strategy to get more people through their front door. Whether it's Foursquare or Yelp! or Facebook, small businesses can position themselves ...

Facebook: Why Does My Baby's Lunch Offend You?
Facebook's persistant takedown of photographs of breastfeeding mothers and infants, regarding the pictures as obscene and offensive, violates their own policies and is grossly discriminatory towards women and breastfeeding. Facebook's defense for the...


Social media group hopes to 'blackout' Arrowhead
It started off as a way to vent some frustration about the direction of the organization, but today thesocial media group known as Save Our Chiefs will fly a yet another banner at Arrowhead Stadium. The groups co-founder, Marty McDonald, says this is ...

#MoveCebu: Social media for social change
Manila, Philippines - When the Cybercrime Prevention Act or RA 10175 was signed into law on September 12, 2012, it unleashed a torrent of strong condemnation from members of the media, civil society and even some politicians - in spite of attempts to ...

2013 Small Business Social Media Trends
Dubai Chronicle
Businesses of all sizes have no choices, but to look forward at the latest trends of 2013 due to the ever-changing viral world. As a matter of fact things change so fast that you need to know now what tomorrow's marketplace will bring you. At present ...

Tim Landis: Harassment can be by social media too, expert warns
The State Journal-Register
The blurry lines between personal and business social media have resulted in significant damage awards for employers who fail to deal with harassing blogs, texts and emails, even if messages are sent outside of work hours. JOAN FARRELL, legal editor ...

Israel's military launches social media offensive
So with both sides embroiled in a war of words and pictures on social media, web users are describing how the situation is affecting them. Israeli bloggers talk about how terror reigns in the south of the country, and Palestinian netizens relate the ...

Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners
Business 2 Community
There are numerous tools that make populating your Twitter feed, Facebook page, and other social media outlets relatively painless, and some are completely free. Of course, if you want more versatility (additional profiles, analytics, etc.), some ...

Sky Italia gets social with 'X'
ROME -- While Italy might lag behind the rest of Western Europe in Internet usage, pay channel Sky Italia is pushing the country to the forefront of the social media-TV frontierthrough hit competition series "The X Factor," using a strategy in which ...


The rebranding of Hafiz Saeed
The Express Tribune
Many in the print media have also joined hands in selling the JuD as if it was always peaceful. On social media, which is infested with youth, who have little sense of history, an artificial distinction is drawn between the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that ...

The Express Tribune

Viacom's Global Study of 15K Millenials: The Power of Social Media is Pervasive
MONACO -- Millenials are big fans of technology, in part because the Internet and social media lets them be themselves. That's one of finding many findings of a global study by Viacom titled "The Next Normal: An Unprecendented Look at Millenials ...

Relationship experts applaud Facebook 'couples' pages
CTV News
Some say it's cute, others describe it as cringe-worthy: Facebook pages for couples. The Facebook 'us' page is one of the newest features launched by the social mediagiant, and if you believe the online reaction, it may be the most nauseating one.

CTV News

Can you trust online hotel reviews? The debate heats up
Los Angeles Times
Last week TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel websites, defended the value of social mediareviews with a survey that found that 98% of those questioned said TripAdvisor hotel reviews accurately reflected their experience. The study was ...

Facebook, Yahoo in Talks on Search Collaboration -Newspaper
Social media network Facebook Inc. (FB) and Internet firm Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) are in talks about an alliance which would allow the two Silicon Valley-based companies to collaborate on search functionality, the Sunday Telegraph reports, without citing ...

New social network aims to help its users break down language barriers
A SCOTTISH entrepreneur who launched a website allowing people of different nationalities to talk to each other is hoping that his business can revolutionise social media after being adopted by users in more than 100 countries. Jason Gowans gave up his ...


Study: People Like Sex More Than Facebook
As we previously reported, a study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that checking social media websites like Facebook or Twitter is a temptation that's hard to resist, even more than sex. But a newly released study by the ...

The One Essential Ingredient To Your Company's Social Media Success
Business 2 Community
So you've appointed a person responsible for your social media activities. That might include some content creation for your blog. It may include establishing or growing your Facebook presence. It may also include developing a presence in one or more ...

Business 2 Community

Israel and Gaza's Pillar of Tweets: the cross-fire of 140 characters
The Twitter war announcement by the IDF signaled in 2012, it was not only possible to break a heart by 'BBM', SMS or tweet but to break news of aerial assault via 'social' media. IDF text message used in war of words. Pause. Play. hide caption. Image 1 ...

Burberry model Edie Campbell quits Twitter after death threats from One ...
Karolina Kurkova, the Czech supermodel, declared last week that her fellow mannequins should use social media to boost their careers. Edie Campbell, the Burberry model, has, however, deleted her Twitter account after she was targeted by internet bullies.

DHS Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative ...
By Public Intelligence
The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), National Operations Center (NOC), has statutory responsibility to (1) provide situational awareness and establish a common operating picture for the federal government, and for state ...
Public Intelligence

This Week On Twitter: 13 Social Marketing Trends, 5 Followers Your ...
By Shea Bennett
Need a little weekend reading? We've compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes 13 social media marketing trends for 2013, the 5 types of social follower that every business needs, a visual that queries if social media is ...

An Introduction to Social Media E-Discovery » The Technofreak
By technofreak
Social media is here to stay – in the living room, at the kitchen table, at the movies, in the coffee shop, and even in the workplace. The boom of mobile applications has taken popular social web apps like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and ...
The Technofreak

5 Indian Social Media Articles Worth Reading This Weekend
By Prasant Naidu
A curated list of articles from Indian social media industry worth reading this weekend.
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