Social Media Case Studies SUPERLIST- 23 Extensive Lists of Organizations Using Social Media (UPDATED) Are you using content marketing as part of your digital strategy to grow your business? If so, you're not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute, the lion's share of marketers (some 92%) report using content marketing. In the fast moving world of digital strategy, things are always changing. What should you expect in 2014 to change in the world of content marketing? Massive dictionary catalogs Latin Americans's lexicon "It's like two different languages! Dominican Spanish, Puerto Rican Spanish ..." Well, it's not that difficult anymore. The "Diccionario de Americanismos" ("Dictionary of Americanisms"), published this year, makes sure that every word invented by Spanish speakers this side of the Atlantic is on record, from the Caribbean's chin (little bit), to Ecuador's chine (annoying) to Mexico's chinaco (poorly dressed).
10 Apps for Monitoring Social Media The benefits of listening to or monitoring Social Media are growing at a break neck pace. Social media is the fastest way to reach out to people. For instance, if you’re looking to get open positions filled in your establishment, there’s a high probability of getting the word out quicker via social platforms. Not everyone is monitoring recruitment sites, your company’s careers page or the corporate blog for vacant positions. When you send out a tweet with a proper hashtag, say “#jobs”, the chances of it reaching more people is highly likely. This is just a sample among some really lucrative domains like customer support, business intelligence and market survey, among others.
Ben Casnocha: The Blog: 50 Ways to Expose Yourself to Randomness Cal Newport’s three step way to become interesting: 1. Do fewer structured activities. 2. Spend more time exploring, thinking, and exposing yourself to potentially interesting things. 3. If something catches your attention, use the abundant free time generated by rule 1 to quickly follow up. Below are 50 ideas for step 2. Ten Commandments of Social Media Nov 30 2009 By Robb Clarke There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to social media. People seem to think that every day standards and decency get tossed out the window because of the anonymity of the Internet. Big bang machine to run in 2012 Claudia Marcelloni / CERN A worker stands beneath the ATLAS detector's calorimeter during this month's maintenance break at the Large Hadron Collider. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News The world's most powerful particle collider will be kept running through 2012 rather than taking next year off for an overhaul, Europe's CERN particle physics lab announced today. The change in plans means scientists at the Large Hadron Collider will have more time to track down the Higgs boson and other mysteries of the universe before the extended break — and it also means the machine should be shut down just in time for the Maya apocalypse. Not that there's anything to the doomsday date.
The Three C’s of Social Networking: Consumption, Curation, Creation Over the years, social networks have lured us from the confines of our existing realities into a new genre of digital domains that not only captivated us, but fostered the creation of new realities. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” Such is true for social networks and the digital persona and resulting experiences we create and cultivate. It was the beginning of the shift in behavior toward an era of digital extroversion, self-defined by varying degrees of sharing, connections, and engagement. On Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al., we were attracted by the promise of reigniting forgotten relationships and enamored by the sparking of new connections. These relationships evolved into our social graphs and ultimately our interest graphs and forever changing how we discover, share, and learn.
Billionaires Secrets: How the Super Rich Made It Big As kids, America's richest entrepreneurs dreamed of curing patients, flying jets, writing plays and bagging base hits for the Chicago Cubs. Instead, they started hundreds of companies, employed hundreds of thousands of people and bagged $1.06 trillion. Click here to read the secrets of the self-made from Forbes.com. We also coaxed them into sharing their thoughts on how to invest $100,000 right now (a few said put it with them); luck's contribution to their success (95 percent, says Kenny Troutt, founder of Excel Communications); and the pitfalls of leaving too much to the kids (money man Richard Rainwater says $50 million is too much, while $1 billion each works for supermarket and oil titan John Catsimatidis). They even told us with whom they would most want to share a cocktail -- two said "me." Sure, there was some ducking and weaving.
Protesters Interrupt Obama to Sing Support for Bradley Manning Updated at 4:10 p.m to identify the female protester who led the song. Protesters supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning managed to infiltrate a private fundraiser for President Barack Obama on Thursday morning in San Francisco, interrupting his remarks with a song. As Obama was speaking at the $5,000-a-plate breakfast fundraiser, California activist Naomi Pitcairn (above), sitting at one of the tables, began humming and singing a modified version of the song “Where’s Our Change?”, decrying Manning’s treatment in prison. Pitcairn removed her blazer and shirt to reveal a T-shirt with a picture of the young Army intelligence analyst who is suspected of leaking a massive cache of classified and sensitive documents to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks.
5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Productive Scott Belsky studies exceptionally productive people and teams in the creative world. He is the Founder and CEO of Behance, oversees The 99% think tank, and is the author of Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality (Portfolio, April 2010). Those of us who are social media-savvy suffer from a burgeoning problem that constantly threatens our ingenuity. If we fail to acknowledge and solve this problem, our brilliant ideas may may never see the light of day.
How Billionaires Invest When I look at Forbes' list of the world's billionaires -- people who make more in a day than I have in my entire lifetime -- it becomes quite clear that there are two ways to make stupidly large amounts of money: Build a company that grows to be worth billions. Become a successful investor. Frankly, creating a billion-dollar business sounds hard.