30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business. People like to collect things. Sports memorabilia, carnival glass, stuffed animals, you name it. Pinterest, the new social-media darling, took note of this behavior and created an easy-to-use site where people can share their interests in the form of pictures. I just started playing around with the platform, collecting images about social media and marketing and other topics. The site is beautifully designed and truly engaging. It has been around since 2009, but it’s resonating with users now and experiencing explosive growth. comScore reports that Pinterest hit 10 million unique U.S. visitors faster than any site in history. So how does Pinterest work? General information How to use Pinterest’s pinboard for the Web A USA Today article with a list of what you should know about the site. Pinterest: A Beginners GuideMashable explains what it is, what it’s for, and how you use it.
A Scrapbook on the Web Catches Fire A nice look at the site and how to use it from the New York Times. 18 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are no strangers to going it alone.
But that doesn’t mean they have to be alone. Social networks provide a way to collaborate and share ideas with peers, search for partners, locate service providers, get the necessary information to run a business, and join a community of fellow entrepreneurs. Here is a list of social networks for entrepreneurs. Some of the sites focus on building business relationships, while others are more of an ask-an-expert style. All of these networks are free, though some have fees for enhanced membership. How to Use Delicious: The King of Social Bookmarking. Delicious is the world’s largest social bookmarking site.
With it you can save, manage and share pages in a centralized source. Plaxo Releases Improved Social Address Book – WebWorkerDaily - F. Plaxo, the contact synchronization service that we’ve covered previously, has released a much-improved version of its address book, the bread and butter of the app.
The first thing you’ll notice is the speed. It’s now so much faster when searching your contacts. It actually starts displaying results as you’re typing the names in the search box in real-time, which is cool. Opening the contact record is also faster, without no delay after double-clicking on a contact. The other new feature involves categorizing your contacts into groups.
Also new is the ability to mark your favorite contacts with a star, which makes them appear on the front page of your address book. Plaxo has also renamed its social streaming “Pulse” service to “Stream.” These changes point to a good future for one of the elder statesmen of the Web 2.0 era. It’s going to be interesting to see what other socially-aware address book services like Gist and Soocial will do in this space. Do you use Plaxo?
Photo SN. Video SN. 7 Reasons to Like StumbleUpon’s Share with Friends Feature - Flo. Most social media sites have some type of functionality for sharing something that you like with a friend.
The good part about these features is that they make it easy to help others find great content, they increase the amount of useful and enjoyable information that comes your way, and they can help users to get votes for a submission. The bad part is that they are ineffective on most social media sites due to an overload of spam. StumbleUpon, on the other hand, has been able to develop a system that offers the best of sharing without all of the negatives.
Here are 7 reasons that I prefer StumbleUpon’s share with a friend feature over those of other social media sites. 1. One of the major downfalls of Digg’s shout system and others that are similar is that users simply get bombarded with email. 2. Sharing a page, picture, or video that you like is easier with StumbleUpon than with any other social media site that I have seen. 3. Top 10 Website Tools Designed for Digg and 500+ Digg Resource Li. Upload, Edit, Organize, and Share your Photos - Flock. 2 Ways to Browse Digg Stories the StumpleUpon-Way. StumbleUpon and Digg have been my major social bookmarking/voting sites for months.
There’s no way to compare the two sites: it’s like comparing oranges to apples; but it’s nice that sometimes we are given the opportunity to somehow mix them. Today’s social media tools will give some StumbleUpon feel to Digg browsing: the tools will allow to click through Digg stories the way SU toolbar button allows to browse through stories shared on StumbleUpon: all you need is just clicking the button and see some random page submitted to Digg: Jogstr Jogstr is a nice online tool that requires no registration and allows to click through popular or upcoming submissions in any Digg category /-ies: Choose at least one category;Click “Jogstr”;See the top popular story on Digg;Digg it (for that you will be taken to the submission page on Digg);Share on multiple supported social media networks;Or “Jogstr” further: Sub Digger Plus.