Social Media

News and articles discussing social media and the top social networks today, as they relate to small businesses and organizations.

HootSuite Endures a Denial of Service Attack

HootSuite Endures a Denial of Service Attack

Starting early this morning, HootSuite users began noticing an inability to access their HootSuite dashboard. At 6:40am PST, HootSuite developers began working on the issue and started tracking and reporting on the issue online.

While scheduled messages and RSS feeds were unaffected, it was clear that most users were unable to access the dashboard and therefore unable to send new status updates or monitor accounts.

Scoop.it Integrates Google Authorship and Google+ Page Support

Scoop.it Integrates Google Authorship and Google+ Page Support

Scoop.it is one of the tools that I highly recommend for content curation, and they've just released a couple of updates that are really exciting for businesses involving Google and Google+.

5 Business Tools to Lighten Your Social Media Marketing Load

5 Business Tools to Lighten Your Social Media Marketing Load

Running a business without the right tools can be pretty difficult to pull off, especially considering the time factor, or lack thereof, into the equation. Here are 5 tools that can help.

I'm Getting Far More Pinterest Traffic Because of Pinwoot, and You Can Too

I'm Getting Far More Pinterest Traffic Because of Pinwoot, and You Can Too

Over the past four months, I have seen my referral traffic from Pinterest go up by approximately 50%, every month, and that will continue to increase, mostly thanks to the tool Pinwoot.

Should you upgrade to Buffer for Business?

Should you upgrade to Buffer for Business?

Buffer has started to offer three plans for businesses that allow far more social profiles and team members. With the addition of fine-grained analytics and Google Analytics, you may want to consider upgrading.

Gaining Klout: How Your Social Media Score Can Help Build Your Business

Gaining Klout: How Your Social Media Score Can Help Build Your Business

Klout has become a valuable resource for major brands and businesses looking to maximize their influence through social platforms. Here are some reasons your business should consider using this free online service.

Should I use a Social Media Profile or Page?

Should I use a Social Media Profile or Page?

Deciding whether or not to use a social media profile or page can sometimes be a difficult decision. It's not as easy as "if I'm representing a business, use a Page." This decision tree will help you.

The Social Media Hat has an all-new look for the New Year!

The Social Media Hat has an all-new look for the New Year!
Welcome to the new version of The Social Media Hat! There’s a lot that’s been packed into this update, including changes to both the back and front-ends, new and consistent branding, better social media integration, and more.

Instagram Update Adds SnapChat Capability

Instagram Update Adds SnapChat Capability

It seems everyone wants a piece of the SnapChat phenomena.

List.ly Unveils Smart Twitter List Management Tool

List.ly Unveils Smart Twitter List Management Tool

How long have you been using Twitter? Years? If you’re at all active like me, you’ve probably followed quite a few people. The problem with Twitter, of course, is that once you’ve followed, oh, say, 100 or more people, the Home stream becomes so active as to be completely useless. And if you’ve ever used a follow-first method to gain more followers, it’s even worse.

Do you even look at your Home stream anymore?

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