Google recants, will soon allow pseudo-names on...
bitshare: Pseudonyms which are fake names or what I like to call pseudo-names up until now have not been allowed on Google Plus. Its been a major battle in the social community to allow fake names or not on Google Plus and of course on other platforms like Facebook. Read More
Have you ever seen so many blogging stats? 285 of... →
A useful blog post by the B2B guide to social media guide
The Web 2.0 Summit Interactive Map
bitshare: Each year at the Web 2.0 Summit, they have a map of online properties, companies and networks where it’s displayed how they share the space on an interactive map. This year’s interactive map includes a new layer of data that adds even more information to the map. Read More
Top 11 Most Influential Lighting Designers on... →
I am happy to be included in this list as the Lighting Jedi. I quote the author of this blog post: “As managing director of MEGAMAN®, it is pertinent to my role that I understand and follow the most influential lighting designers around the world to keep up to speed with all the latest information and insights on offer. Over the past year, Twitter has proved to be an invaluable tool....
Bad Business tweets
Tweeting is becoming an important tool to amplify campaign messages and to allow us to keep up with the general news from our key stakeholders and also competitors. However, without good awareness training, things can go terribly wrong. Examples of the bad business tweeting. You do not have to look far to see examples of how things can go very wrong… Impersonating an Employee on Twitter...
Stacks of Delicious links
A new product from Delicious.com is the ability to create stacks of links. You can still bookmark links separately, and then add them to a stack later. You need at least 3 links to make a stack, and then you can promote the stack as one link. I made a stack of some of my Social Media posts. - http://delicious.com/stacks/view/L4ruxl There is a lot that you could do with this stack stuff.. maybe...
A fan gained through an advert is worth far less than a fan generated through...– A quote by Charlie Osmond, creative director of FreshNetworks.
How to benchmark new communities.
Forrester research have created a Community Benchmarking Diagnostic tool. It was launched in August in a paper called the “Community Benchmarking Metrics - What To Expect For The Health Of Your Community” by Melissa Parrish who is one of my favorite Forrester analysts, and an expert on how to start up and run social communities. Community managers just might love this! I like this...
Facebook's iPad app officially gets released
bitshare: Facebook finally got around to releasing their official Facebook iPad App. There are a few Facebook iPad apps in the App Store but until now none were officially created and managed by Facebook. The iPad app does all the things you would expect from an iPad app similar to the iPhone app. It has big photos, tap and slide gestures, easy navigation, geo-location for friend discovery, ...
The New Way to Business event
Social applications have fundamentally and permanently transformed the way millions of people engage, share, and make decisions. It’s time to apply these consumer technology breakthroughs to transform how we work. In a few short hours you will: Learn from fellow business and technology leaders how social is both redefining their roles, and improving the results they are achieving. Hear...
Coca-Cola: “Five years ago social media was 3% of our total media spend....– Quote by Muhtar Kent who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Coca-Cola Company.
TrueTwit validation service; does it work or is it...
TrueTwit is a Twitter validation service. This is how it describes itself.. “What if you could know for sure that your followers are truly human, and not some cyborg? TrueTwit is designed to help you: Verify people from robots Avoid Twitter spam Save time managing your followers”. It then gives you two options to sign up, a free basic plan and a premium service. The best review...
A tribute to a creative visionary, Steve Jobs
bitshare: Yesterday, Steve Jobs passed away. Clearly it affected many people, including myself. Twitter has been non-stop Steve Jobs posts about interactions, memories and how he impacted lives; this makes me happy and I wanted to share some of the videos and pictures that have surfaced over the past day. Read More
A first look at the new Facebook Timeline profile
bitshare: I just took the new Facebook Timeline profile for a spin and it’s not half bad. It’s a clean new look. The top cover banner helps set the profile. There is a lot to the new profile that you can drill into now so there’s more to learn. In time everyone will get used to it and more fun will come after others begin to use it where we can go to their profiles and view their...
10 awesome reactions to the Facebook site changes ...
bitshare: The reactions to the changes on Facebook are EPIC. Myspace must have gotten it’s first boost in traffic since Justin Timberlake said he’s bringing sexy back to Myspace! Read More
The Social Analytics era is upon us
This is the second post in my series about social analytics. The first post warned against using the easiest to obtain metrics to measure the success of your social media programs. That post was called “social analytics – don’t always grab for low hanging fruit”. Now I will look at an analytics tool that has a new module that just might prove to be an essential for enterprises wishing to have a...
Klout score of over 40? If so, you can come with... →
Social media truly is taking over. From communicating with friends, staying updated with family members, and even to networking opportunities with potential employers or business contacts — if you haven’t gone social, you’re living in the past. Even the world of fashion seems to be caught up in the trend. Popular fashion retailer Saks 5th Avenue just launched their massive interactive Apple...