How to Add Video to an Email or Company Newsletter As video content becomes more popular online , you might find that you want to embed a video in an email. This is a natural-sounding way to share videos: instead of navigating to another site, your recipient simply presses a play button and can view the video.
"If you build it, they will come" is a popular mantra, but it doesn't really work for social media sites. If you're trying to grow your social media presence, you might feel like you're fighting an uphill battle. How are you attracting people to your profiles?
Embracing Technology In Healthcare Facilities: Social Media (part 1) According to Bart Foster, Founder and CEO of SoloHealth, the number one trend in healthcare for 2012 —the trend that all other trends will rely upon—is technology. He says that technology will, “propel consumers to have more engaged and interactive experiences with not only their doctors/providers but healthcare brands and advertisers.” Here’s how you can embrace technology and stay on trend throughout the coming year. Foster suggests that in 2012, healthcare will need to be digital and get social,.
Following hashtags on twitter has taught me a few things. One of the most interesting is that there are just some things you shouldn’t say in your Message On Hold program. If customers are tweeting about flaws in your on hold programming, you should listen to them . What kinds of things does the twitter community say about businesses both small and large?
in Share 10 When I first started doing this whole Social Media thang, as it were, I had a lot of ideas in my head. I wouldn’t say that was particularly my fault. My brain was, well, I don’t want to say it was manure mixed with soil, but the grounds were very fertile for seeds of ideas and concepts. There were many many farmers who came up to me and said, “Hey, look, it is a new person, and her brain is ready to be planted with rows and rows of my ideas!
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: CircleMe Quick Pitch: CircleMe is a new social platform to track, engage with and share all your true likes in one place. Genius Idea: Helping web users get more out of their digital lives. Who are you?
For social media fans, the tight integration between iOS 5 and Twitter is one of the best reasons to upgrade . We touched on this integration in our in-depth iOS 5 review but we wanted to spend some additional time looking at how it works and what it means for users. Since iOS 5 was released Wednesday afternoon, a number of additional apps in the App Store have been released with native support for Twitter. iOS 5 shipped supporting Twitter from the Photos app, Maps, YouTube and Safari. Since then, The New York Times app for iOS and the new iTunes Movie Trailers [iTunes link] app have both appeared with native Twitter support. One of the new features for developers in the iOS 5 SDK is support for the Twitter API.
“We’re at an inflection point”, eBay CEO John Donahoe said from the stage at Innovate , eBay’s brand new developer conference that launched today in San Francisco. “We’ll see more change in how consumers shop and pay in the next three years than we’ve seen in the last 15 years”. Donahoe’s prediction for the future came as context for giving a more complete introduction today to X.commerce , the platform formed by eBay and its nest eggs PayPal, Magento and GSI — designed to create a robust, full-service and “open” eCommerce solution. The eCommerce solution “to rule them all”, one might say. But the real kicker is that, as Leena wrote earlier today , what X.commerce really symbolizes is the first instance of eBay creating a business that truly caters to developers.
Twitter has settled a lawsuit that will give the company control over the "tweet" trademark, according to a new report. Twitter doesn't currently own the trademark to the term. Instead, Des Moines-based Twittad controls the trademark. Twittad , a provider of sponsored advertising on Twitter, has trademarked its tagline, “Let your ad meet tweets." It also has trademarked various variations of the word "tweet." Twitter and Twittad have been in a legal struggle for years over the trademark.
We all know that there are a million ways to use social networking, and your approach depends on which social media platform you are using. It varies from person to person, and staying true to yourself and your personality is always something that you want to do. If you don’t, people will follow or friend you for the wrong reasons, and you will quickly start losing friends that would otherwise help you increase your networking abilities. The stuff that you share is what could only be called your assets when you are trying to build up an audience on any social networking platform. The way you accomplish the spread of the “stories” you share depends on what approach you choose. There are typically 5 different approaches you can use to spread a story that you either share or have produced yourself.
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Anyone who has been around long enough to see Facebook wrap their arms around the world knew that once Google announced Google+ , there would be a giant battle about to happen. It wasn’t long ago that Google tried to grab new ground with their Google Wave online platform, but that one did not really work out. As a matter of fact, after a quite strong start, the bugs started to show themselves and the platform quickly went belly up. Whether that was due to the many users using the service at once or just poor programming, we will probably never know. One thing is for sure, and that is that Google really wants to enter the social networking scene.
Emoticons, the limitations of text, and the need for internet audio :) :( :P Do you know what any of these symbols mean? You probably do—they’re emoticons, the tool we use to show emotions online. The first modern emoticon was proposed by Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon in 1982 as a “Character sequence for joke markers.” Fahlman was used to posting online and was disheartened when his sarcastic comments were taken seriously. Since Falhman’s first emoticons in 1982, things have gotten a little out of control.
Facebook's blockbuster announcements last week have already gotten marketers to rethink how they will use the platform , but what about their brand pages? Facebook hasn't said anything specific about how the likes of Coca-Cola or McDonald's might take advantage of the new design, though it looks like those, too, will change radically. "Consistency in both functionality and appearance is really important to Facebook," a Facebook rep tells Mashable , "so we hope to make Pages more consistent with the new Timeline in the future."
Facebook is driven by a single, unique goal. Its priority isn’t to gain more users (it already has 750 million of those), nor does it feel compelled to find stupid ways to increase pageviews. Its primary goal right now isn’t to increase revenue, either — that will come later. No, Facebook’s goal is to become social layer that supports, powers and connects every single piece of the web, no matter who or what it is or where it lives. On Thursday at its f8 conference in San Francisco, the world’s largest social network will take a giant leap toward accomplishing that goal. I have seen what Facebook is launching on Thursday, and it’s going to change the world of social media.
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