Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

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10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Social networking sites have each a unique protocol and don’t usually provide members with practical how-to advice to help use their sites effectively. I share in this article my basic LinkedIn how-tos that may shorten your learning curve and save you time and frustration.

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Accepting Friends on Facebook vs. LinkedIn Social Networking Sites

Online Social Networking

A Facebook friend recently asked about accepting friend requests on social networking sites , and I promised to discuss the matter. However, by contrasting Facebook and LinkedIn, I hope to present and clarify a few of the issues. Accepting Friends on Facebook.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Elsua

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

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Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

I just mapped all my LinkedIn connections onto a visual graph through a new web service called InMaps. After connecting InMaps with my LinkedIn account, it clustered all my connections into eight clumps that you can see in the image to the right. Facebook allows that too.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Elsua

I suspect that, somehow, the Social Web slows down a fair bit when blogging kicks in and that may well be the reason why I am having plenty more conversations over here in this blog, since I resumed my blogging mojo just recently, than in the last few months on media tools.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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18 Articles Help You Master LinkedIn Strategy and Technique

Online Social Networking

The successful LinkedIn IPO last week seems to indicate that investors expect business networking and content curation giant LinkedIn to grow within its niche despite increasing Facebook domination of the social web. LinkedIn Strategy and Technique.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July. A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business.

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Elsua

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

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Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year I''ve been drawn to the power of social network analysis. Even though this is quite a scientific course, you learn new ways of looking at networks and for instance using Gephi with all its possibilities. What kind of people would you like to have in your network.

16 Tips for Ning Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Many Ning social networking sites are easier to navigate and operate than those of Facebook or LinkedIn. However, while mastering Ning’s features isn’t difficult, using Ning to network effectively can be.

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10 Tips for Inviting to Facebook Events

Online Social Networking

There are too many television and radio ads, too much email and snail mail, too many billboards, and yes, too many Facebook notifications. On Facebook, when the noise gets too loud, Facebook acts to tone it down or turn it off. Inviting to Facebook Events.

Can You Back Up Facebook Relationships?

Online Social Networking

Last week, in Whether Hackers from Anonymous Bring Down Facebook on November 5 as Threatened or Not , I suggested that you find ways to reduce your risk of loss should Facebook go away.

Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

The rapid growth of Facebook and Twitter has created lots of excitement. Facebook , MySpace , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning are ranked 4th, 11th, 25th, 89th and 154th among all websites in the world, respectively. Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. Each social networking site is different. Facebook. LinkedIn.

How Much Real Networking on Social Networking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’ve written many articles about social networking sites. Facebook , LinkedIn and Ning call themselves social networking sites , while Twitter does not. However, Twitter has features like messaging and re-tweeting that can facilitate social networking.

10 Tips for Making Facebook Business Friends

Online Social Networking

You are using your Facebook personal profile for business despite 7 Issues to Consider About Doing Business on Facebook and despite advice dispensed in ONE Facebook Business Page, No More, No Fewer. It’s a waste of time and a waste of your 5,000 Facebook friend quota.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m. We chose not to employ the term "networking" for two reasons: emphasis and scope. Not all social network sites began as such.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Elsua

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Yes, blogging still has got a place within today’s social networking tools landscape.

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Social Media Training for February March 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you are in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane I am teaching some one day hands on courses on social media campaigns, Facebook and Twitter, also 1/2 day courses on LinkedIn or Google Plus. Social Media Campaign (one day course). LinkedIn for Business (Afternoon Course).

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The Case for Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

There are many benefits to implementing social networking. Here are some of them: Employee Engagement – Today’s generation is entering into the workforce after spending years on social networks. People build networks that cut across the silos of teams and departments.

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Stage Zero - What is Social Media? Doesn’t know, doesn’t care about social media.

Understanding Users of Social Networks — HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

HBS Home HBS Index Research & Ideas Understanding Users of Social Networks Published: September 14, 2009 Author: Sean Silverthorne Executive Summary: Many business leaders are mystified about how to reach potential customers on social networks such as Facebook.

Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How about a customer sharing a purchase on Facebook – can that make you money? At the end of the online checkout, Amazon thanked me for my purchase and then asked me to tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google Plus the Amazon link with an image of the DVD, the price and a description.

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Facebook, LinkedIn and Digg Content Sharing Tip

Online Social Networking

When you share content on Facebook , LinkedIn or Digg , the site looks for thumbnail pictures it can show with your link and suggests one to you. I’ve noticed people accepting whatever thumbnail Facebook, LinkedIn or Digg suggests.

Larry Brauner Interviews Career Consultant and Book Author in His LinkedIn Group

Online Social Networking

I launched my own LinkedIn group, Larry Brauner and Friends , as an experiment early last year. We’ve explored a wide range of subjects and have hopefully demonstrated the feasibility of using a LinkedIn group for personal branding.

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Niche Social Networks

Ant's Eyeview Blog

That’s the advice we often give to companies seeking to connect with customers on social media channels. But as the popular channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) We’ve collected some helpful articles on niche social networks for your reading pleasure.

SEO vs SMO and how to TURN OFF Google Social Media Optimization

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Search Engine Optimization has been hijacked by your friends and family (Social Media Optimization) and that’s a good thing. SMO (social media optimization) is in, SEO (search engine optimization) is out. SEO vs SMO or Search Engine Optimization vs Social Media Optimization.

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Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Lithosphere Community Sign In Forums Up 24 Comments Community vs. Social Network MikeW (Lithium Guru) Jun 6 Labels: Cyber Anthropology Social Media Michael Wu, Ph.D. is Lithiums Principal Scientist of Analytics, digging into the complex dynamics of social interaction and online communities. Since 2008, “ social media ” has become a heavily-used buzz word in the corporate world. The question is “what is social media?” Each person has one social network.

What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’m writing about social bookmarking sites because of comments on my Facebook page indicating that people could still be unfamiliar with social bookmarking. Social Bookmarking Sites Defined. Bookmarks themselves are the content on social bookmarking sites.

5 steps to a social media marketing campaign

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We ( Gary Hayes from LAMP and I) structured Thursday for speakers to 50 people on their social media marketing campaigns. On Friday, I ran a one-day hands-on computer course on how to do a social media marketing campaign. Diagram Social Media Marketing Campaign.

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Training departments and social media. The key points I covered: we can use social media internally to distribute (broadcast) our own training material, or we can use community tools to create the material right through to peer to peer training. Social media improves staff retention (thanks again Deloittes!).

Teens Explain Why They Don't Care About Facebook Anymore

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

5 Things Mark Zuckerberg Did Not Like About Facebook's First Year As A Public Company. Network. → 33 Ways Facebook Ruins Your Life. Dont forget to share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. Teens Explain Why They Don’t Care About Facebook Anymore. “Everyone’s saying Facebook’s dead.” ” A new study explores teens’ strained relationship with the largest social network. Share On Facebook.

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Where Your Web Strategy Ought to Begin

Online Social Networking

Your social media and web strategy necessarily starts from your website, the one place on the the web that you own and control. Social networking sites , such as Facebook and LinkedIn , are very useful and will likely figure in your online plans. The Gevril Group website, for example, which I developed in concert with Ivo Jackson and John Sealander , uses the WordPress content management system, a very basic 3-column theme, an opt-in form and a Facebook widget.

Share2011 - Keynote: Building a Robust Framework for Social Networking at Work (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay)

Michael Sampson - Currents

He's talking about the social networking journey at eBay. He is going to show what eBay has been doing with enterprise social networking. Key ideas: - why enterprise social networking? People have email, Facebook, and other tools available.

3 Key Social Media and Web Marketing Strategies for 2011

Online Social Networking

The social media and web marketing space is evolving, and we must therefore continually revise our social media and web marketing strategies and techniques. Here are several cases in point that affect social media and web marketing practice, especially for small business.

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

I thought it might be interesting to have a travel log (including an evolving network map) which starts with people we meet and then support this with the places that we meet, rather than the other way around. There is a connection to ‘Social Business’ here. Networks aren’t selective.

Network skills in the 21st century

Joitske Hulsebosch

I did a session on network skills in the 21st century at a symposium for VOCUS, the students of pedagogy/education. I asked them to form groups of three to formulate a short question on network skills and put this question out to their own online networks, as exercise.

Comparing Collaboration and Social Networks - All Collaboration - allcollaboration.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This key distinction leads to the manner and means of networking that that are indeed different. Sure enough, there is some overlap between the two types of networks but this is neither an imposing nor a driving fact. Social networking is different in objective and mechanics.

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