Category Archives: Twitter

Behold! The New TweetDeck

Mashable provides an overview of the many changes to TweetDeck that they just rolled out of an extended beta period. From the article (includes video):

” Twitter has also taken this opportunity to refocus users on its own services. So Twitter’s TweetDeck defaults to Twitter’s URL shortener and Twitter’s photo services. Old TweetDeck delivered photos to YFrog by default and still used bit.ly for URLs. You can still choose to use these services, but with them now hidden behind a settings menu choice it’s unlikely TweetDeck users will ever use them again. “

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Are you on The Social List?

The Sunday Times launches a new service called “The Social List” that tracks who is the most active in social networks. Articles and analysis from:

PRNewswire (Press Release) ” Drawing information from the four biggest social networks – Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – The Sunday Times Social List system adds up your social networking activity and measures how much interest it generates amongst your friends and colleagues in order to work out how well you score. “

Scribbal “Upon signing up users are allocated a rank and given a badge which is subject to change depending on how well they perform in the rankings. On the results page, users can see a list of the top 2,000 “socially wealthy” people (meaning the top social media users), and just like technology, the list is ever evolving, so it changes daily. “

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Do Social Networks Create Distractions at Work?

harmon.ie provides a report that shows that social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter seriously disrupt work efficiency on the job. From the article:

” The proliferation of collaboration and social tools designed to increase productivity is actually costing businesses millions of dollars per year in lost productivity, according to a survey of more than 500 employees in U.S. businesses of all sizes conducted by online market research firm uSamp (United Sample) and commissioned by social email software provider harmon.ie. “

Also, PC Worls provides analysis of the report here

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The History of Social Networks

The Next Web provides an interesting “InfoGraphic” that shows the history of social networking.

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Using Social Networks for a Job Search

The following are links to articles, tips and resources related to how to use various social networks for a job search.

US News  ”  The Wall Street Journal reported this week that companies are decreasing their reliance on job boards and refocusing their recruiting efforts by using employee referral programs and social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. ”

EXTRA! Excellent Slideshow by US News on using social networks to find work here and how to utilize Twitter for job search here

WBJournal.com ” Fifty-eight percent of employers have hired through social media networks, and most, 89 percent, use LinkedIn.”

Investors Business Daily ” If you’re tapping a recruiter to find a job, anticipate his toughest questions. Show how you boosted sales and profits in past jobs, overcame challenges or united your team around top goals.”

SFGate ” For instance, if someone you are following is “tweeting” about looking for an expert, you can reply back saying that you’re interested or retweet the message to someone you know who could help. ”

Lalawag offers advice from a social media strategist for job seekers.  ” As companies such as LinkedIn look to monetize users, they will continue to take steps to decide what information is easily available to their users. Having a personal website is the best way to control and manage a successful online presence. ”

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2011 Predictions: Social Networks

The following are a collection of predictions made by various industry experts about the future for social networks in 2011.

Mashable has six 2011 predictions  including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

MediaPost discusses how Search Engine Marketing (SEM) will impact social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

ComMetrics has an ongoing series of blog posts with trends relating to social media, social networking and ROI in 2011.

Fox Small Business Center discusses how social networking will play a bigger role for small businesses in 2011.

Find more Social Media Marketing predictions for 2011 at SocialMarketingDaily.com

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Brand Engagement Focus: New York Knicks

MediaPost has a very interesting article about how the NBA’s New York Knicks essentially scrapped their glitzy corporate website for a much more open and social network environment better suited to engage their fans. Is this a template for the new “niche-social network“? From the article:

” The new site leads with a “Knicks Headlines” feature with current news, but below that are sections like a “Bockers in 140” section with Twitter feeds from players and staff; a “Player Profiles” section with dedicated microsites for each player that has video, photos, and Twitter/Facebook feeds; and “Click & Roll” navigation scrolls with content organized chronologically.”

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