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10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using

10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using
Editor's note: A version of this article previously appeared at Social media is everywhere. It's in our homes, places of worship, schools and, of course, our businesses. Everywhere you look, people are using social media and are talking about it. And it seems that every week a new type of social site pops up. And as the number of social networking sites grows, so does the number of services that are created to measure, track and monitor those services. To help you cut through the clutter, here are the 10 must-use social media tools that can not only help you make sense of your social media efforts but make them more effective. 1. With it, you can get a snapshot of your month-to-month content with the calendar feature. Who should use it and why: Any business owner who manages a multi-author website should give EditFlow a look. 2. 3. If you'd like to be an affiliate, you can use ArgyleSocial's white label brand and resell the social media platform to your clients. 4. 5. 6.

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How Bottlenose Can Help Turn Twitter into a High Signal Channel Reviewing Bottlenose On Saturday I discovered the Bottlenose service and quickly realised how it can enhance my Twitter, Facebook and other channels to enable me to quickly find content of interest to me. Within a few minutes of using the service I found myself agreeing with Mashable that “Bottlenose is a Game Changer for Social Media Consumption” and ReadWriteWeb that the service is “More intelligent than basic consumer dashboards like TweetDeck and HootSuite“. I came across Bottlenose from a tweet posted by @suebecks. What Schools are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media February 2, 2012 PROJECTS: The Digital Edge TAGS: Digital Divides, Digital Media & Learning, New Media Literacies, Social Equity, Social Media The debates about schools and social media are a subject of great public and policy interests.

Social Media Tools 101 (From Blogs to Wikis) There are a wide range of social media tools businesses can use to get more interactive — to communicate and exchange information with customers. Businesses are increasingly using these tools because they offer more cost-effective ways to achieve their goals. In this article, we present links to basic information explaining these tools. In later articles, we’ll provide advice and resources to help businesses get started in using these tools effectively. Click on the Social Media tool category below to get a basic understand of each: Blogs 101 Perfectly Timed Facebook Posts: 6 Tips It happens all the time. You post on Facebook, and the post does really well: You get hundreds of shares and comments and thousands of clicks and likes. Awesome! So you jump on the engagement bandwagon and fire off another post. And very little happens, because you posted too soon. You didn't wait until the first post was no longer active.

Sign ups for events, ... 1. Build a Custom Sign Up Choose a design theme and enter the dates, times and slots for which you need people to sign up! 2. Invite Your Group Use our email invites or send people the link yourself. Business Social Marketing is Easy with Bottlenose – WP Pro Business Business marketing on social networks and blogs can be difficult. If you’re a business or product owner I’m sure you’ve experienced the pain of trying to figure out who you should be marketing to and how. Online marketing is certainly one of the best ways of doing it, and social media has become an important tool in getting the word out about your business.

Using Twitter to Bring About Educational Change Yesterday’s post, Is Twitter the Driving Force Behind Upcoming Educational Change? examined the ways in which Twitter is a potential driving force for change in education. The conclusion was that, in much the same way social media played a role in the Arab Spring, Twitter and the openness of communication and easy exchange of ideas that it allows for could play a key role in driving educational reform in the near future. Here are some tips for educators, informed citizens, and students to get involved in the conversation and help lead the way for educational reform.

Social Media Tools List: +100 Social Media Tools By Erik Qualman | May 22, 2012 Tired of social media experts answering Hootsuite and Radian6 when asked about social media tools? Well does an incredible job of keeping a social media tools list. So we’ve taken their incredible list and have mashed it with a few favorites of our own. The Rookie’s Guide to Instagram for Business Instagram can do more than take pictures of your lunch. Over Thanksgiving 2012 10 million Thanksgiving-themed photos were shared at a rate of 200 photos per second, according to Instagram’s own blog. But it’s not just individuals who are using Instagram. Check out these key statistics. In October, Simply Measured released stats showing that 54 percent of major brands are using Instagram for their business. Before You Begin

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