Sites to Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself If you are not comfortable using real photos to represent yourself in any online profiles and avatars, why not create a cartoon characters of yourself? It’ll definitely be fun and unique to others when you are representing yourself in a cartoonized way in your online profiles. Thanks to many free web services, you don’t have to pay an artist for your cartoon illustrations. 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material? Where are the best columns and content offerings?
Caterina Fake Early life and education Fake was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to an American father, and a Filipina mother who is a naturalized citizen. Fake graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and attended Smith College. In 1991 she graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. degree in English. The Future of Social Media Monitoring - ReadWriteWeb Ten years ago the ClueTrain manifesto said that "markets are conversations" but today a more pertinent statement could be that conversations are becoming markets - or that there's a market for monitoring conversations. A whole class of technologies are emerging to help companies keep track of the conversations exploding online. The web moves fast enough that we may as well start looking at what comes next. Easy to use and affordable tools like Radian6 and ScoutLabs that track blog and twitter mentions are a given - but what kinds of crazy innovations can we hope for in the future? To be sure some of the future will be frighteningly intrusive and creepy; we've argued that the present state of the art in social media monitoring already is.
Mature Vs. Immature Social Media Efforts I’ve been drafting vs. posts for quite some time on a variety of subjects. Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about brands who are mature in social vs. those who are immature. Brands mature in their social efforts are customer-centric and don’t feel a need to constantly hype their own products or services. They understand users will organically make that connection and have a more subtle and useful approach to accomplish it. Brands immature to social prattle on about their own product and are self-centered / brand centric.
The Logos of Web 2.0 The Logos of Web 2.0 There is no official standard for what makes something “Web 2.0”, but there certainly are a few tell-tale signs. These new sites usually feature modern web technologies like Ajax and often have something to do with building online communities. But even more characteristic among these brands is their appearance. Web 2.0 sites nearly always feel open and friendly and often use small chunks of large type. 18 Free Wikipedia Tools For Better Research Wikipedia is an ocean of information where one can easily get lost. We have selected 18 really awesome tools that will allow you to get more out of wikipedia and utilize it in a more productive manner. All these tools are completely free: 1. Similpedia:
What You Want: Flickr Creator Spins Addictive New Web Service Caterina Fake. Photo: Jill Greenberg Once a week, the staff at Hunch stops work a little early. They leave their computers and convene around sofas in the back of the office in New York’s Flatiron district. Social Media Policies Database Here is my collection social media policies. I initially gathered a big collection while trying to formulate my own policy. That collection grew over the years to include a variety of industries, types of companies (public or private), industry and approach to social media (proactive, prohibitive or neutral).
10 case studies that prove the ROI of social media The question of whether or not social media drives ROI still plagues many marketers and brands. The issue is not always as straightforward as it seems, as there are multiple ways to measure the benefits of social media and it isn't as simple as looking for a direct sales return at one end, with the social media imput at the other. Smart tracking and measuring is needed to fully capture the benefit of a social media campaign and while looking for direct ROI is one way to do it, there are other values to be measure from social media marketing. I've put together a list of case studies that prove the ROI of social media, both through direct monetary return, customer loyalty, repeat traffic and more.