Blogging is a huge global phenomena. But new pictures reveal it's been around a lot longer than anyone realized.
If you talk about social media, invariably someone is going to say something I'm sure you've heard a lot: "I don't have time to chit-chat. Time is money, and I don't care about a bunch of nerds' opinions anyway." ...or something along those lines! Twitter is often the target of such criticism.
Now, reading Social Media Examiner, you might be surprised to hear that sometimes I think people who say this have a point. Sometimes.
Fact is, if you see Twitter or any other social media service as a venue for chit-chat, and that's how you use it
The year is coming to a close and there's been lots of great social media content developed.
Here are our top five articles (in order of popularity) from this year...
#1: Five Must Read Social Media Marketing Studies
Here's a quick overview of the this article:
Study 1: By 2010, 26 Million (1 in 7) U.S. Adults Will Use Twitter Monthly
The study by eMarketer found the following: “In 2009, there will be 18 million U.S. adults who access Twitter on any platform at least monthly. That represents a 200% increase over 2008 levels. Usage
It's hard to find a business participating in social media that isn't doing something on Facebook. In fact, "I want a Facebook fan page," has replaced, "I want a company blog," as the single most heard request from clients in the social media world these days. With 350 million accounts and growing, it's no wonder.
Facebook is one of my favorite places to recommend for businesses for a lot of reasons. The primary one is that Facebook offers almost of all the various social media tools that companies can apply to their brand.
If you look at most Twitter users' Favorites, this feature is often completely empty or seldom used. Many people simply don't know the power of this tiny tool! There are so many creative and useful ways to get mileage out of selecting tweets to favorite (others' and your own).
With the constant stream (river!) of information rushing by on Twitter, here are five fun ways to capture your favorite tweets and have a way to archive/refer back to them.
First, let’s make sure you know how to favorite tweets, what types of tweets to favorite, and
Can you see me now? Yes, seeing faces is really at the core of social media. New tools have recently emerged that allow you to broadcast multiple live talking heads over the Internet.
Here's the cool part. They cost next to nothing and allow you to instantly communicate with hundreds of people. The marketing upside is huge here: quick video chats with groups of prospects, organized events and much more.
We conducted four live multi-guest video broadcasts for the launch of Social Media Examiner. In this article I'll explain how we did
Got a blog? Are you on Facebook or Twitter? How about your readers—are they using social networks?
Want to make it easy for readers to share your great content with their tribes? If so, keep reading as I share six social media add-ons you can effortlessly integrate into your blog today. Your immediate result: much better engagement with your readers. And by the way, I've used them all—many on this very site.
An aside... The key to encouraging social activity is making it easy for people to act. The less friction there is between desire
The topic of this show is Facebook—and how it can help your business.
And the special guest is Mari Smith, a relationship marketing and Facebook expert. In this video Mari shares her expertise on Facebook and how businesses can immediately benefit from the world's largest social network.
This video was is a recording of a recent live video broadcast. You will notice Mari and I speaking via video and participants entering their questions into a chat window.
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I recently sat down with Dan Zarrella. Dan is a social media and viral marketing scientist. He's also the author of the brand-new book coming out called The Social Media Marketing Book by O'Reilly.
What's really unique about Dan is that he makes science practical for the social media world. He takes a deep look at what's going on with social media activity and he extracts knowledge or nuggets that are really amazing and very helpful for marketers.
Dan has contributed to major websites like Mashable, Copyblogger and ProBlogger. He has also