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More than thirty percent of small businesses should quit using social media - Leaders West More than thirty percent of small businesses should quit using social media - Leaders West Vertical Response published a recent infographic about small business social media usage based upon a recent phone survey that they conducted (see below). Though the results aren’t a reliable benchmark, there are some lessons that many small businesses can take away from their findings. “1/3 of small business owners want to spend less time on social media” This isn’t a surprising statistic to me.

How to use Twitter Bootstrap to Create a Responsive Website Design

"Welcome to the responsive web!" In the last year or so this term has been thrown around everywhere, so often that even a lot of my clients are asking for a responsive design from the get go. This, to me, is really interesting because they never asked for a mobile or tablet version back in the day. One would argue that mobile wasn't so mainstream and everybody was trying to imitate the IOS interface on the web, and I agree, it was bad, but that's not the only reason why clients are asking for responsive!? How to use Twitter Bootstrap to Create a Responsive Website Design
Do you know your Twitter from your Facebook? Your Google+ from your Tumblr? Designed for small businesses, the “cheat sheet” below might still be useful to anyone trying to get familiar with some of the social media networking sites out there. The infographic is from the folks at Flowtown and provides some basic tips, lingo and relative audience size for various social networking sites, though Pinterest was too new to be included, apparently: Want the infographic for yourself? You’ll find it here: The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet Infographic: Social Media Networking Site Cheat Sheet Infographic: Social Media Networking Site Cheat Sheet
7 Ways You're Unintentionally Spamming People! by @BadRedheadMedia Who me…spamming? Never. 7 Ways You’re Unintentionally Spamming People! I have never seen so much spam on social media. And I don’t just mean Twitter and all the hacked DMs. 7 Ways You're Unintentionally Spamming People! by @BadRedheadMedia
Why Social Recruiting Beats Traditional Recruiting Recruiting top talent has always been a challenge. But with new social recruiting tactics, many companies are turning to online communities and platforms to source candidates quicker and easier. What is the best advantage social recruiting has over traditional recruiting? 1. Why Social Recruiting Beats Traditional Recruiting
Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I’ve been running a Minimalist Gmail setup lately, stripped of nearly everything but, you know, emails … and I’m in love with its simplicity. There’s something pure about having nothing but the essentials. » Minimalist Gmail: How to Get Rid of the Non-Essentials » Minimalist Gmail: How to Get Rid of the Non-Essentials
A Guide to the ABCs of Pricing "To start out with the customers' utility, with what the customer buys, with what the realities of the customer are and what the customer's values are—this is what marketing is all about." - Peter Drucker Pricing strategies and methodologies are a good bit of science coupled with an equal amount art. To make sure your price is right, you have to continually balance your own cost structure and profitability with customer perceptions of value and your competitors' tactics. A Guide to the ABCs of Pricing

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of?
Teachers Simple Guide to Teaching with Videos There is a growing fissure between what education used to be in the 20th century and what it turns out to be in the 21st century. While what students learn has remained broadly the same but the ' how ' they learn it is changing rapidly as technology advances. There emerged a transformative kind of technology which not only reshape our perceptions about instruction and teaching but also created a new learning mode easily accessible to students . The rise of educational learning videos is giving students access to the world's greatest thinkers and educators , leveling the playing field for all. The inclusion of video materials in teaching is also another way to get students engaged and arouse their motivation about what they are learning. Visual stimulants can easily excite the brain cells and thus generate attention, an element which every teacher struggles to meet in their teaching objectives. Teachers Simple Guide to Teaching with Videos
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This blog has been inspired by Jan who contacted me through Twitter saying, “Would I think about doing an article on “Blogging For Dummies”. Jan has just started a blog and she said in her first post on February 28, 2010. “I have started this blog because frankly, I, like thousands of others, have recently been downsized. I am unemployed. I am home without a job to go to for the 1st time in 25 years. Blogging For Dummies – An Opportunity For Personal Branding Blogging For Dummies – An Opportunity For Personal Branding
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Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now.

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10 Reasons Why Your Company Needs A Strategy For Social Media What are your goals? Just because you heard what other companies are doing, that does not mean that social media works magically for you. 10 Reasons Why Your Company Needs A Strategy For Social Media | Social Media Marketing
Over the past few years when I have discussed social media on radio shows or on panels at conferences, the topic of content curating has come up. Many people have no idea what it means and others are fascinated by the idea of designing their social media marketing strategy. Basically, it all boils down to one thing… {*style:<b>We live in a time where we are all involved in media. If you have a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… profile, you are regularly engaging social media. </b>*} 5 Tips to Curate Social Media Content That Gets Shared |
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Twitter may very well be the single most important tool for teachers right now. Considering many are not even using the service, that says a lot about how effective the platform is for learning, engaging, development, and more. In an effort to make sure you are getting the most out of Twitter, we’ve compiled a very lengthy list of tips and tricks. That long list is coming out tomorrow morning but we thought you’d enjoy our hand-picked choices.

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Twitter Malware: A Complete Timeline [Infographic] You are using Twitter, right? If you have used the social networking service for a while, you are well aware of the hiccups it has had through its existence. Compared to some other sites, there haven’t been too many, but still there have been enough to make the average Twitter addict annoyed out of their skull.
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