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Denise Searle: Blogging or flogging? Why NGOs face challenges in embracing the Internet’s potential [The Internet opens up new means of communications for major NGOs. But does it also make their position vulnerable to a new breed of web-native upstarts, who understand the power of technology more fully? Denise Searle, who has worked with some of the world's best known NGOs, explores that in this, the final part of our series on NGOs and the news. —Josh] At the offices of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph in London during December 2008, the customary Christmas and New Year parties were supplemented by a round of often tearful farewell drinks as staff at the respected broadsheet newspapers reeled from the third round of redundancies in two years.

The Current State of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] Muhammad Saleem is a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites. Follow him on Twitter for more social media insights. There is no doubt that Twitter has been a runaway success. Add to their rapid growth the recently announced @anywhere platform, and plans for further international expansion, and it comes as no surprise that the company is not looking to sell — at least within the next 2 years. While the site's growth has certainly been impressive and it has reached the point of non-displacement, there are some interesting hidden truths about Twitter and its users. BlastFollow - Brian M. Carey This application will allow you to search for Twitter users based on a keyword. It will then return the number of users who have tweeted that keyword recently. You will have the option to follow all of those users en masse, which is a really efficient way to follow people who share your interests on Twitter. Learn more.

Start your 14-day Awario trial Can I try Awario before I buy? Sure! Just sign up for a free 14-day trial. How does the 14-day trial work? Awario trial grants you free 14-day access to the Starter plan, meaning you can create up to 10 alerts and find up to 10,000 mentions. After the trial expires, you can subscribe to a paid plan that fits your needs best. How to value big data ? Methodological issues and a glance at the future « Martin Pasquier Everyone has data, and we’re many to talk about them. But how can we monetize, or at least value social media data ? Here’s a few ideas given by companies as well as researchers during a brilliant conference hosted in Paris by the Social Media Club. On the panel : Franck Rebillard (a Professor at Université Paris III, working on IPRI project that I suggest to follow), Adrien Schmidt (CEO and founder at Squid Solutions), Sébastien Lefebvre (co-founder at Mesagraph) and Valérie Peugeot (Future Studies Project Manager at Orange Labs). Data needs a context One big issue with data is its context.

25 Twitter Apps to Manage Multiple Accounts It may seem like an impossible task to keep up with all the Twitter apps that have come to market as of late. Even though you have plenty of directories to help with the process, we noticed that it's still difficult to ascertain which apps support multiple accounts. As more and more people are using Twitter for personal and professional reasons, the demand for a Twitter client to match those multifaceted needs is rising. Here are several options to help you tweet now or later from different accounts on your desktop, via the Web, and while on the run. Iconic Tweets Who Tweeted It First Know who shared a link or tweeted a quote first on Twitter Search #FirstTweet Reddit Tumblr Facebook 10 Ways to Create Social Media Content That Succeeds Working in social media is a blast but what's even more exciting is sharing my passion for content marketing. At Dreamforce 2012, Dave Thomas and I teamed up at the Advanced Content Strategies session to share these 10 ways to create successful content. They succeed, you succeed, right? Tell a customer story in a way that makes them look like they saved the day, came up with a solution, and reaped the reward.

: Intranet Professionals on Twitter Today is #followfriday on Twitter. This is where folks on twitter will list a few individuals they follow and the tag #followfriday. It's like a 'shout out' and a recommendation all in one. I have noticed a few Twitterers mention that they wished people would say why we should follow the recommended names along with the tweet. So I started a tweet with 'Intranet Gurus to follow...' and found that I could only fit a few names -- and there's so many great Intranet professionals on Twitter that I've connected with. So instead of limiting my list to 140 characters, I've decided to list them out here as a directory of sorts. Sign Up Twitter spam is a drag. What if you could know for sure that your followers are truly human, and not some bot? TrueTwit is designed to help you: Verify people from robots Avoid Twitter spam Save time managing your followers There are two versions: Premium Upgrade TrueTwit Premium builds on the follower management in TrueTwit Basic by doing an in-depth, automated analysis of your followers and their tweets, and has the following features: No direct messaging of new followers. Access to our Follower Analysis page which summarizes the status of your followers. Free 30-day, no obligation trial. After that, a subscription is only $20.00 per year.

21 Actionable Growth Hacking Tactics Update: Interested in even more Growth Hacking tactics? Buy my book of 100 practical growth hacking tactics! In this deck you will find 21 different areas of startup marketing where you can employ growth hacking tactics. Little tricks of automation or hackery that help you squeeze more out of your customer / user acquisition strategy. It's an extension of a previous deck I created, with a bunch of new content and has been well received at startup events I've presented it at. I enjoy presentations with lots of actionable content so that's all this is. List of Enterprise Microblogging Tools: Twitter for the Intranet With the popularity to Twitter and other Microblogging tools, we should expect to see a flurry of simliar tools for project and program mangaement for the enterprises. Stemming from commodity technology, I’m sure I’ll have a hard time keeping this list up to date over a few months –expect IM vendors, blogging vendors, community platforms, enterprise 2.0 vendors, and a flurry of startups to offer similiar features, first read up on the pros and cons as well as some potential use cases. It’s interesting to see the need to justify enterprise needs of such tools that are already being adopted by consumers, typical of enterprise settings (I’m a former enterprise intranet manager).

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