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Ten Commandments of Social Media

Ten Commandments of Social Media
Nov 30 2009 By Robb Clarke There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to social media. There are Ten Commandments of Social Media that you should always try to follow. 1. Social media is not all about you. For every one post that you make about yourself you should dedicate at least three to engaging others in conversation whether it’s Retweeting what they’ve said, commenting on their photo album or asking them how their day is. You need to immerse yourself in the community and become part of the conversation. 2. This ties in with the previous commandment; social media is all about engaging others in conversation and to do that you need to first listen to what others have to say. There are a lot of tools out there that will not only help you listen but will also help you engage. TweetDeck Interface 3. If you’ve been using email for the past 15-20 years then this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Be courteous to others. 4. The rule is simple; watch what you say and whom you say it to. 5. Related:  Tech, etc.

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? Hana Abaza of Uberflip has put together an infographic detailing five key content marekting trends for the coming year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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. Hootsuite Hootsuite Arguably the king of social media management tools, with an arsenal of features under its hood. Multiple users can tweet from the same account helping you to rotate members of your customer support team working on shifts. CoTweet CoTweet A lot of features that have now become standard features in major social media tools emerged from CoTweet. SocialOomph SocialOomph social mention social mention Postling Postling TweetDeck TweetDeck Seesmic

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. Every single minute, more "stuff" is being sent your way. What do you do with this deluge? For those of us with great ideas and bold goals for the future, reactionary workflow is a big problem. For the past five years, I've been interviewing super-productive leaders and teams — people at companies like Google, IDEO, and Disney, and individuals like author Chris Anderson and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. Many of the people I met have developed ways to combat reactionary workflow. 1. Once you open the door to communications overload, you could spend all day reacting to what's thrown at you. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion

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. With each new connection we wove, we were compelled to share details about ourselves that we might not have divulged in real life. Our concerns of privacy or the lack thereof, now requires education. The Social Genome The 3C’s, Consumption, Creation, and Curationz

5 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Studies A lot is happening in the world of social media. Here’s a quick summary of recent major research findings: #1: By 2010, 26 Million (1 in 7) U.S. Adults Will Use Twitter Monthly A new study by eMarketer surpasses their previous estimates of Twitter usage. Earlier this year, eMarketer reported more conservative usage numbers, stating that there were indications of large numbers of users abandoning the site shortly after signing up and many others only using it sporadically. Twitter is not the only social networking site to report record usage numbers. #2: Americans Spend 17% of Online Time on Social Media Sites As popular social media platforms continue to grow their numbers of users, it is logical to conclude that Americans are spending more time on social networking sites. Among those paying the most attention to this recent trend are advertisers. #3: In 2010, Over 50% of Marketers Will Be Using Social Media The top 5 most popular media for the 2010 marketing spend were as follows:

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