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Participating in Twitter chats can be a simple way to find other people with whom you share an interest or industry. It's also an especially great way to build your network and credibility online by showing your own expertise and passion around given topics. Twitter chats are simply a public conversation held on Twitter. They are open to anyone, held at designated times (generally as either a one-off about a certain topic, or at a standing day and time for specific industries or interests such as #TravelTuesday), and are entirely threaded together by a common hashtag (word following a "#" sign) predetermined by the chat organizers. To participate in a Twitter chat, first find a chat of interest.
E! is making good on its promise to push into scripted programming, with a slate featuring projects from John Wells, Kevin Spacey and Salt’s Phillip Noyce. The slate, which will be announced as part of the NBCUniversal-owned cable network’s upfront event Monday evening, includes nine hourlong projects in development. Although they range from the expected (a series about Hollywood assistants) to the unexpected (a show about the Vanderbilt dynasty set in the 1890s), there is an aspirational component to each of them. At least one, and potentially two, of these projects will air on E! in 2013.
Despite its reputation as a female-dominated social network — or perhaps because of that? — every team in Major League Baseball is now actively using Pinterest. All 30 MLB teams also have official pages on Google+ and officials blogs on Tumblr. And the league itself also has an official presence on all three social networks. The league and all of its teams have already been active on Facebook and Twitter for some time now, but only recently expanded its collective social media footprint to Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. The league has created a “social media clubhouse” at MLB.com/connect , with links and information about each of the league’s social network accounts.
Oprah may have retired from her daytime talk show nearly a year ago, but she's hardly out of sight from her fan base. In fact, her latest series airing on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is perhaps one of the most advanced shows in the social space right now, as she connects with her home and live audience in almost unprecedented ways. Oprah's Lifeclass — which is currently in its second season, airing on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT — features various motivational speakers and guests who aim to help viewers overcome challenges.
Michael is Vice President, Mobile for MTV. His responsibilities span across all major wireless content and service types, including social TV, apps, mobile web, video, games, SMS and on-air interactivity. He currently works to create MTV experiences across multiple platforms including mobile/tablet/connected TVs and gaming consoles. He also manages unique social media integrations and visualizations into MTV tentpole events such as the VMAs and Movie Awards. Prior to joining MTV, Scogin served as Sr. Director of Multiplatform Programming for Fuse Networks.
Chris Goodney/Bloomberg News The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helú is financing Ora.tv on the Internet. Mathieu Young/CNN Larry King, a co-founder of Ora.tv, said his new show would resemble “Larry King Live” and that his wife would be involved. Carlos Slim Helú , the Mexican billionaire, is financing an Internet television network called Ora.tv that will feature Larry King , the former CNN interviewer, in a return to the interviewer’s chair. The network, to be announced on Monday, is the latest indication of Mr. Slim’s interests in Internet broadcasting and in televisionlike content. It will have a slate of shows of varying lengths and will stream them via the Internet to computers, phones and television sets in the United States, Latin America and elsewhere, bypassing traditional television distribution systems.
Quickly shooting up the social media pyramid, image sharing network Pinterest has gained a reputation for largely being a repository for photos of wedding dresses and floral arrangements, due to its huge female user base . But a budding trend shows that sports teams are hopping aboard the Pinterest bandwagon . Mashable spoke with marketing and engagement managers who say the network offers new ways to connect with and reward fans and provide different social opportunities.
Sean "Diddy" Combs took to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook this week to announce the launch of REVOLT TV — a new socially connected music and news-driven cable channel coming to the Comcast-NBC network in 2013. Combs, the founder and CEO of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group and hip-hop artist, says he wants to connect music makers to music lovers. It's fitting that the TV network using social networks to reach viewers would turn to YouTube to broadcast initial plans. The television channel will deliver music videos, live performances and music news. Social media will drive audience interaction with the network and featured artists. “REVOLT is the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media” Combs said in a statement.
Did you know that I run a weekly nonprofit Twitter chat titled #NPtalk ? It all started about 1 1/2 years ago with a simple conversation on Twitter and a hashtag and voila a chat was born. After 1 1/2 years of being the moderator and host of this chat and amazing community I have learned a few tricks about how to participate.
This coming Sunday, I will be a guest on Twitter #blogchat, founded and facilitated by Mack Collier . Mack tells me that one of the biggest topic requests from #blogchat participants is how to post more often . He thought participants would really enjoy if I walked them through how I do it. It's not a black and white kind of question -- at least not like the new gmail look. As part of that (especially the research part) we'll talk about how you can use your blog to help establish your expertise in your area. I thought you'd like to have a short post to frame the context that you can share with chat participants who don't read Conversation Agent (yes, there are plenty) and talk about my high level process.
An employment-related chat co-moderated by Kate-Madonna Hindes of Chaska has become the Internet equivalent of traditional face-to-face professional networking. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi) It's a party!
Minnesota Vikings fans Dan Dunleavy, Courtney Dunleavy and Brian Polkowski watch a Vikings game over lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings in Eagan. (Pioneer Press: Sherri LaRose-Chiglo) It's game day at Buffalo Wild Wings. But then, every day is game day at the wings-and-beer chain. On Sundays, pro football packs 'em in. On Saturdays, there's college football on a multitude of TV screens.
Posted on Mon, 2011-11-07 11:01 Brands, publishers, and TV networks often work with Twitter ecosystem companies to design and build great Twitter experiences for their users and viewers. Two of our most well-known platform partners - Mass Relevance and Crimson Hexagon - deliver impressive results for many brands and publishers. They are the most recent ecosystem companies Twitter has established formal partnerships with in order to help brands and media companies more easily deliver compelling Twitter integrations to their users. Expect to see additional partnerships of this kind as we look for new ways to help everyone get the best out of Twitter. Mass Relevance is the first of several partners officially licensed to re-syndicate Twitter content for display.
Since starting 5WPR, we have been involved with Israeli companies – and all my life I personally have been involved with Israel. But something amazing is happening in the last few months in Israel with start-up companies. While the amazing book The Start Up Nation detailed many of the reasons Israeli...
Follow The Courant's team on Twitter and in a live chat Saturday as the UConn football team takes on South Florida at 3:30 p.m. Join Desmond Conner and Jeff Jacobs in a chat session that kicks of at 2:45 p.m. The guys will chat up until kickoff and then while their focused on the game we'll turn the session over to you and make it a Fans Chat. We've had a lot of fun with these before ... You post comments, interact and we here at courant.com will keep the discussion going ...