Philanthropy Gone Social

Philanthropy Gone Social

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Well, we’ve all heard the million different things that have been revolutionized since Social Media reared it’s head, but have you heard about the way it has revolutionized philanthropy? That’s right, many non-profit groups have used Social Media to reach out to donors and participants and performed many acts of “Social Good.” That’s not all; … Continued

Is It Blog-Worthy?

Is It Blog-Worthy?

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When asked how blog posts are created Ari Herzog (of AriWriter.com) gave the following reply: Web tools I used or were alerted to have spawned some blog posts, such as the one about the Wibiya toolbar or the other ones about Bellow and an iPhone application. Separate blog posts by Danny Brown and Arik Hanson … Continued

Social Shopping on Your Phone?

Social Shopping on Your Phone?

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  An article from Mashable.com. Shoppers could spend more than $119 billion via mobile phones by 2015. The myShopanion iPhone app is launching at DEMO to capitalize on these market opportunities and help bridge the gap between online and real-world shopping. The myShopanion app is designed to be a consumer’s best friend and serve as a companion app for … Continued

Twitter Me This

Twitter Me This

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If Twitter was custom-made for a small business, it was the mobile food industry. Well, as this is quite a niche market and your business can certainly benefit from all that the little blue bird of social media has to offer, Mashable’s video on Twitter and street food is a social media case study in … Continued

GI’s are Going Social

GI’s are Going Social

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In case you wouldn’t choose a military crew-cut for your default profile pic, think again: the Marines are going social-media. Or so photojournalist Teru Kuwayama and a $202,000 News Challenge Grant from the John S. Knight Foundation will attempt. His project, highlighted this week in OhMyGov! will aim to bring soldier life in Afghanistan to … Continued

Present? Sprout Social for the Win.

Present? Sprout Social for the Win.

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It’s the great dilemma of the small business: so many social media channels, so little presence. Enter Sprout Social, a comprehensive tool to manage all your social media on one site. Still resisting the social media trend? It’s becoming more and more essential for businesses to have a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn page; your customers expect it. But managing … Continued

“The Social Good Summit”

“The Social Good Summit”

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From Mashable.com On September 20, as global leaders head to New York for United Nations Week – including a historic summit on global issues known as the “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) and the annual General Assembly – Mashable, 92nd Street Y and UN Foundation will bring together leaders from the digital industry, policy and media … Continued

…Come Here Often?

…Come Here Often?

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Unless your proficiency in the on-line pickup industry transfers from generating a Friday-night date to generating new business (and we’ve yet to meet anyone’s that does), chances are you could use a little primer on the Social Media = New Customers theorem. Luckily, BrianSolis.com gives us a good explanation this week, elaborating on Regus’s recent … Continued

The ‘Tweet’ Life

The ‘Tweet’ Life

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We’re here to tell you: Kanye West isn’t the only guy who can generate some buzz using Twitter. And while you might think you don’t have the – ahem – profound thoughts that Kanye’s been tweeting, those seemingly endless strings of self-promotional tweets can equate to increased customer traffic, or so says Chrisbrogan.com. Mr. Brogan … Continued

Riding the Social Media Wave

Riding the Social Media Wave

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As more and more people are tapping into the online cocktail party known as social media, developers are forced to stay on top of the trends and come up with the next big thing that will be all the rage online. Now trending. These five trends are the up and coming hottest things in social … Continued

Understand Social Media in 3 Words

Understand Social Media in 3 Words

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In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” three words were immortalized by the character, Terence Mann, played by James Earl Jones, “People will come.” If you put up a Facebook page, people will come. If you create a Twitter account, people will come. If you upload photos to Flickr and videos to YouTube and documents … Continued

An Expedition of Titanic Proportions

An Expedition of Titanic Proportions

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Are your profits sinking like a giant cruise liner hit by an iceberg? Okay, so that’s a bad metaphor, but this week on Mashable.com they featured a story about how various forms of Social Media are being used to help educate the world about the Titanic. (As if you hadn’t already learned everything from watching … Continued