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Help - How to Delete Accounts from Any Website Tips, Solutions & How Tos. Deleting accounts you've created on Facebook, MySpace, AOL, and elsewhere on the Web isn't always easy.

Help - How to Delete Accounts from Any Website Tips, Solutions & How Tos

Here are the details on leaving 23 services behind. The words "I wish I could quit you" take on a whole new meaning when you want out of a relationship with an online service. Sure, you once thought you and Facebook or MySpace would be together forever, but eventually terms of service change, end-user license agreements mature, and, well, you're just not in the same place anymore. TSMRI - Social Media Conference 2011 (Tentative Schedule 11.20.2011) Wired Campus. A draft social-media policy at Sam Houston State University—which would force anyone with a campus-related Twitter, Facebook, or other online account to give university administrators editing privileges—led to calls of censorship by students.

Wired Campus

Now officials say they will revisit the plan. The backlash followed the university’s release last month of a new social-media portal, called Social Universe. The original draft of guidelines for using the portal stated that any department or organization that joined would be required to release its username and password to the university, giving the college the right to oversee and edit any activity on the accounts. Some students felt the language in the guidelines was overreaching, so they staged a demonstration against the policy late last month, says Stephen M. Green, a sophomore and associate editor of the campus newspaper. Kristina K. The language in the guidelines, Ms. What Are We Doing With Social Media?


Mashable. Strategy. Facebook. 1. Measurement. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Social Media Case Studies SUPERLIST- 23 Extensive Lists of Organizations Using Social Media (UPDATED) Are you using content marketing as part of your digital strategy to grow your business?

Social Media Case Studies SUPERLIST- 23 Extensive Lists of Organizations Using Social Media (UPDATED)

If so, you're not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute, the lion's share of marketers (some 92%) report using content marketing. In the fast moving world of digital strategy, things are always changing. What should you expect in 2014 to change in the world of content marketing? Hana Abaza of Uberflip has put together an infographic detailing five key content marekting trends for the coming year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 60 Ways to Increase Your Influence Online. 12 Steps To Hiring A Social Media Manager. Five reasons corporations are failing at social media. “It's not rocket surgery.”

Five reasons corporations are failing at social media

That malapropism became a bit of a mantra at last week's Inbound Marketing Summit. Social media isn't complicated. When you boil it down it's about listening to your customers, being helpful by offering your knowledge and giving them interesting content to share and thereby advocate for you. The IMS speakers shared several case studies (yes, too many of them mentioned Comcast and Zappos) on how organizations have embraced social media to connect with and built trust and affection among customers.

5 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Studies. A lot is happening in the world of social media.

5 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Studies

Here’s a quick summary of recent major research findings: #1: By 2010, 26 Million (1 in 7) U.S. Adults Will Use Twitter Monthly. Lindsay Robertson. 16 social media guidelines used by real companies. In a post I wrote called the A-Z of social media for brands I decided that P stands for Policy.

16 social media guidelines used by real companies

I'm not one for too many rules and regulations, but it is a good idea to define some clear guidelines to help staff (especially novices) to do the right thing. So let’s take a look at some real world social media policies and guidelines as used by companies. Zappos does a great job of summing it up in seven words, but the detail is also important and there are some fine suggestions here... Don't pick fights, be the first to correct your own mistakes, and don't alter previous posts without indicating that you have done so. Try to add value. Speak in the first person. The Best TED Talks To Make Use Of Social Media.

TED has been regaling us for years now with inspirational speeches about just about every important topic there is to talk about.

The Best TED Talks To Make Use Of Social Media

And throughout that time, more than a few TED speakers have chosen to talk about the internet, social media and how this will shape our future. The Case For Social Media in Schools. A year after seventh grade teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff started a pilot social media program in her Portland, Oregon classroom, 20% of students school-wide were completing extra assignments for no credit, grades had gone up more than 50%, and chronic absenteeism was reduced by more than a third.

The Case For Social Media in Schools

For the first time in its history, the school met its adequate yearly progress goal for absenteeism. Twitter, Facebook, and social activism. At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, February 1, 1960, four college students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism

They were freshmen at North Carolina A. & T., a black college a mile or so away. “I’d like a cup of coffee, please,” one of the four, Ezell Blair, said to the waitress. “We don’t serve Negroes here,” she replied. The Woolworth’s lunch counter was a long L-shaped bar that could seat sixty-six people, with a standup snack bar at one end. The seats were for whites.

By next morning, the protest had grown to twenty-seven men and four women, most from the same dormitory as the original four. 11 Free Services for Scheduling Social Media Updates. 5 Social Media Lessons Learned from Whole Foods. As a company, Whole Foods has impressively embraced social media more than most, gathering over 1.2 million followers on Twitter and 123,000 fans on Facebook in the process. While it is easy to understand why a relatively young company or one started by a tech-savvy founder would so completely embrace social media communication tools, it is quite a bit more remarkable for an almost 30 year old established brick and mortar company with roughly 50,000 employees and over 270 stores worldwide to have done so. I recently visited the Whole Foods headquarters in Austin, Texas to meet with members of their new media team, including Bill Tolany, the company’s Senior Coordinator of Integrated Media, and Winnie Hsia, who oversees the @wholefoods account.

I wanted to know how Whole Foods integrated social media tools into their communications strategy, and what lessons had they learned from doing so. Below are five of the lessons that Whole Foods shared with me during our chat. In Over Your Head. 7 Levels of Social Media Engagement. There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies.

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Is your organisation doing the minimum they can do, or are they quite advanced? I put together this diagram to show the steps from shallow engagement such as just monitoring to full engagement including co-creating products and services. RT @HarvardBiz Five Tips for Smarter Social Networking #socialnetworking #socialmedia. By John Hagel III and John Seely Brown | 8:00 AM January 31, 2011 We are all trying to figure out how to get more value from online social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Most of us are just skimming the surface in terms of the potential these networks offer us as individuals.

To realize this potential, we need to become more active orchestrators of our social networks, setting the tone and drawing out others. 5 New Paradigms for a Socially Engaged Company. Soren Gordhamer is the organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, which brings together staff from Google, Facebook, Twitter and Zynga with others to explore living with awareness and wisdom in our modern age, at the end of February in Silicon Valley.

He is SorenG on Twitter. The age of social media is not just changing our personal lives, but is increasingly affecting how business is conducted. No longer satisfied with strictly top-down models that view employees as cogs in a system, businesses are quickly adapting to a new paradigm that emphasizes connection, collaboration and innovation.

When people in companies and teams feel engaged, the benefits are significant. Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin), the global professional services firm, interviewed 90,000 employees in 18 countries, and found “companies with high employee engagement had a 19% increase in operating income and almost a 28% growth in earnings per share. The Three C’s of Social Networking: Consumption, Curation, Creation. Over the years, social networks have lured us from the confines of our existing realities into a new genre of digital domains that not only captivated us, but fostered the creation of new realities. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”

Such is true for social networks and the digital persona and resulting experiences we create and cultivate. It was the beginning of the shift in behavior toward an era of digital extroversion, self-defined by varying degrees of sharing, connections, and engagement. On Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al., we were attracted by the promise of reigniting forgotten relationships and enamored by the sparking of new connections. These relationships evolved into our social graphs and ultimately our interest graphs and forever changing how we discover, share, and learn. Ten Mindful Ways to Use Social Media. For the last two years, I have provided a daily wisdom quote through a Twitter account called Tiny Buddha. Since the follower count has grown by leaps and bounds, people have suggested I tweet more often throughout the day. I’ve realized, however, that the greatest lesson we can all learn is that less is enough.

Top Free Social Media Monitoring Tools You May Not Know About. Social media monitoring tools are becoming more critical to companies who are interested in finding out whether they are making a mark online. 10 Apps for Monitoring Social Media. 75+ Social Media Resources for Artists and Designers.

Once a foreign concept, digital art can now be seen in galleries, shops, and even the cover of the New Yorker. While artists have had access to computer-based tools for years, we've also collected some resources for portable platforms including the iPhone and Android devices that have opened up a whole new suite of powerful, portable tools. This list of over 75 resources can get you up and running regardless of your artistic persuasion.

From sites to inspire to portable photo editors to color manipulating web tools, these resources can help any project you might be working on - digital or otherwise. 26 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed. The week gone by was loaded with essential reading, especially in the tech department. We know you're busy, and digging through that RSS reader for all the good stuff you missed is a chore. That's why we've once again gathered the Crème de la Crème in our weekly super-post. The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today. Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert. A special report on social networking: Yammering away at the office. The 10 Stages of Social Media Business Integration.

Brian Solis is a principal at new media agency FutureWorks. You can connect with him on Twitter or Facebook. 3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology. The modern American school faces rough challenges. How Social Media Has Changed Us. Mike Laurie works at London agency Made by Many where he helps design social digital stuff. 7 Tools to Better Manage Your Social Networks. 039;s Social Media Guide for Small Businesses. Over the past year, Mashable has written extensively on the value of social media to small businesses. We have also contributed regularly on this topic to the American Express Open Forum. From the fundamentals of Twitter branding, to the importance of blogging, to getting work done with some great online tools, small businesses face many challenges when trying to understand how to use social media.

Ten Commandments of Social Media. B.L. Ochman's blog: 10 Things Social Media Can't Do. 10 badass social media visualisations. How to Blog Effectively. HOW TO: Deal With Social Networking Overload. The “Must-Have” Tool Kit of Social Media Citizen. 6 Promising And Open Source Social Networking Softwares To Create Your Own. 20 Tips to Define And Manage Your Social Networks [Part 1]