Social Media Marketing

Few People Using Location-Based Social Networks

Forrester Research recently released a report, Location-Based Social Networks: A Hint Of Mobile Engagement Emerges , that noted there were only a few million consumers using geolocation apps on a monthly basis. Location-based Social Networks include such sites like Foursquare, Gowalla, BrightKite, and Dopplr. The report states that only 4% of adults have used a location-based social network and only 1% haved used it more then once. The profile of a location-based social network users: Male 19-35...




Bing - Ask your friends to recommend

Bing is now giving you the option to send local search results to your Facebook and Twitter friends along with the option to email them the results in order to ask them if they agree with the results or have a better option. This is a direct way to see what your friends, coworkers, or mentors have to say about a particular location. As a consumer this gives you a quick way to find out if a restaurant is any good, etc. But as a business, you need to be aware that your listings are being published...




What Google Real-Time Search Means to Your Business

Real-time search makes social media more important On Monday, Google made a giant leap to the front of the real-time search game by adding "Latest Results" , a real-time search result box, to the first page of search results. The "Latest Results" feed pulls results from major news sources, blog posts and social networks including Twitter and FriendFeed. Here's an example from Google: Try it out for yourself: Google real-time search for 'Pearltrees' , a French social network. The ...




Twitter Adds Retweet Button

... and then takes it away Twitter recently made changes to the way people retweet in a limited beta release of their retweet button. Usually, retweets are done by appending 'RT' to someone else's tweet. Example Tweet: JonNegrini I'm blogging about Twitter Example Retweet: JoeSchmoe RT @JonNegrini I'm blogging about Twitter In this example I made the original tweet and Joe Schmoe retweeted my tweet. Something to remember in this method is that tweeters need to leave room in the 140 characters if...




What Google Social Search Means For Companies

Google has just launched Google Social Search . Google Social Search is a new feature that will pull in relevant information from people within your online "social circle". Google is going to display this information within the organic search results under a new section called "Results from people in your social circle." For this to work the user needs to be logged into their Google account. Google will then use the Gmail address book, articles from your Google Reader subscriptions, data from Go...




What Balloon Boy Can Teach Us About Social Media

Still not convinced social media is a good way to spread the word? Let's take a look at this past Thursday 10/15/09 and the five hours that 'balloon boy' captivated the world. Balloon boy is a 6 year old from Colorado that was, at the time, believed to be trapped in a homemade hot air balloon floating out of control. Local authorities and the National Guard reacted quickly to the situation read balloon boy story here , but the world saw an even faster response from the Internet through social ne...




How Twitter Contributes to Globalization

Article Updated: Feb. 2015 In the context of this article, globalization is the integration of views to all parts of the world. Globalization has been, and most likely will always be, an ongoing process that eliminates borders between nations and allows interconnectedness between nations. For example, 20 years ago it would have been very difficult for to speak with someone from across the nation. Now with the Internet, we are able to speak instantly with others not only from across the U.S. but ...




How Small Businesses Are Leveraging Twitter into Sales

The explosive growth of Twitter has made Twitter a main stream micro-blogging platform. With the estimated 6 million users, businesses are find that there are true opportunities to connect with customers and drive sales from their Twitter accounts. Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real time. Twitter is considered a micro-blogging platform where you only have 140 characters for your message. An estimated 5-10 thousand new users are signing up daily on Twitter. T...




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