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Facebook Is Coming to Town: Ho-Ho...No!

They know when you've been sleeping, They know when you're awake. They know when you've been good or bad, So be good for goodness sake! Facebook is, in the height of holiday season, being revealed as at least as big a snoop as...

Posted December 19, 2013    

Social Media Scams: 11 Tips to Fight Them

This guy's looking to scam youSocial media has come a long way and the more it grows the more it is fertile territory for scams and con artists.Go to the urban legend site Snopes - and I highly recommend this site as THE best place on the web to...

Posted November 4, 2013    

Facebook’s Next Big Privacy Change Is Still Coming

Have you seen the warning signs?We’re all on Facebook and seemingly can’t give it up, but should we?In 2013 there have been some big changes in the way the social network handles its users' privacy.The latest round of Facebook changes had a huge...

Posted October 28, 2013    

9 Ways to Maintain (Some) Privacy on Social Media and the Web

Online privacy can be hard to maintainPrivacy and social media might seem to make odd bedfellows and recent moves by some of the biggest online companies might make you think any privacy on social networks and the Internet is impossible.This month...

Posted October 14, 2013    

How to Learn and "Win" on a Twitterchat

Where can you learn a lot about social media quickly? On a Twitter chat of course. It is surprising how many have yet to discover this collaborative learning technique which, of course, can be about any topic. A Twitter chat is a great way to...

Posted May 8, 2013    

5 Trends in Social Media Impacting Business

The universe of social media affecting businessIn response to a question about the "5 material trends you see shaping the future face of social media" I got to thinking: In 2013 what are those trends and fairly quickly I settled on…..5 social media...

Posted May 7, 2013    

The Mystery Behind 15,000 New Pinterest Followers

 The Interesting graphics boardLet me be clear upfront: If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide to gaining 15,000 new followers on Pinterest in a very short time this is not the blog post for you.My purpose, from a social media strategy...

Posted April 25, 2013    

Twitter Best Practices for Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter and brands should go together like bread and butter or hands and gloves. Twitter could be the best way ever for a brand listen to and react to its customers. But sadly some brands and their social media strategy approach are missing...

Posted March 26, 2013    

5 Ways Brands are Tone-Deaf on Twitter

 As Twitter increasingly becomes an important tool for brands and their social media strategy it is also increasingly clear that many brands don’t "get" how to optimize their Twitter time.Seven years after Twitter launched and more than two...

Posted March 25, 2013    

Twitter Best Practices: 9 Steps to a Better Strategy

So you’ve jumped into Twitter finally (or maybe you’ve been there for a while) and now you’re wondering: What should my Twitter strategy be?Consider a Twitter strategyFirst, ask yourself what are your goals: To learn? To share? To meet people? To...

Posted March 2, 2013    

Twitter Best Practices: Twidiots, Twools, and Other Twitter Types to Avoid

Avoid being a Twitter Dunce andstay away from  these 8 TweepsAs Twitter basks in the glory of being the fastest growing social platform in the world, chances are there are lot of new "Tweeps" on Twitter. If you’re at all concerned about...

Posted February 26, 2013    

Twitter Follows: Yea or Nay? How to Decide

We’re all pressed for time so when someone follows you on Twitter or you see a Twitter account you think looks interesting, how do you quickly decide if you should follow that account?While there is no sure-fire way to make sure you only follow the...

Posted February 22, 2013    

11 Reasons I Won’t Follow You on Twitter

There are probably dozens if not hundreds of reasons some people on Twitter won’t follow others. Here are my Top 11 reasons. I won’t follow you if …  1. You don’t have a Twitter bio: There may be a good reason, but I can’t imagine what it...

Posted February 3, 2013    

In Review: 2012 - The Year of the Social Image

2012 saw big developments for platforms sharing imagesThe year 2012 in social media will be remembered for a lot of things, but the No. 1 thing? It was…The Year of the Social ImagePinterest: It’s rapid growth began late in 2011 and rocketed through...

Posted December 13, 2012    

10 More Social Marketing Experts Offer Key Advice

 Social marketing experts: Top, from left: David Amerland, Tamara Littleton, Lisa Grimm, Jason Falls, Sandra Zoratti; Bottom, from left: Ted Rubin, Neal Schaffer, Peggy Fitzpatrick, Kent Huffman, Aaron LeeSocial media marketing is a new and...

Posted December 3, 2012    

Social Marketing: Listen and Understand, Says Marketer and Author Kent Huffman

What are the most important social media marketing skills that graduating college students need to understand?Kent HuffmanI’m asking three questions of some leaders in the field of social marketing and this is what I learned. Today: Kent...

Posted November 19, 2012    

Social Marketing: 'Be able to communicate well,' says strategist and author Jason Falls

What are the most important social media marketing skills that graduating college students need to understand?Jason FallsI’m asking three questions of some leaders in the field of social marketing and this is what I learned. This is No. 24 in the...

Posted October 23, 2012    

Social Marketing: Connect and Be Inquisitive Says Lisa Grimm

What are the most important social media marketing skills that graduating college students need to understand?Lisa GrimmI’m asking three questions of some leaders in the field of social marketing and this is what I learned. This is No. 23 in the...

Posted October 18, 2012    

Social Marketing: Don't Fall for Shiny New Tech, says author David Amerland.

What are the most important social media marketing skills that graduating college students need to understand?David AmerlandI’m asking three questions of some leaders in the field of social marketing and these posts tell what I've learned. This is...

Posted October 15, 2012    

10 More Experts Weigh in on Social Marketing

The second 10 social marketing experts in this blog series were: Top, from left: Gini Dietrich, Scott DeYager, Suzanne Vara, Ric Dragon, Amber Naslund; Bottom, from left: Avinash Kaushik, Valerie Simon, Paul Gillin, Dan Leveille, Steve...

Posted October 7, 2012    

 
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