Social Media

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

5 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Are Making

5 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Are Making

Salesmen marketing have always come across as treating people like people. When you talk shop with clients and customers, you ask them how their day is and you remember their name next time they come in. When they share their story with you, you listen to what they have to say even if it is not about your products or services. And you build a relationship with your clients and customers for long term business.

Should businesses push what they do on social media?

Should businesses push what they do on social media?

One of the questions I get asked a lot, and even talked about in a recent HOA, is whether or not businesses should promote themselves on social media. And for some, it may not be as strange a question as you might think.

Blog and Social Media Resources for Veterans Day

Blog and Social Media Resources for Veterans Day

Veterans Day, the federal holiday on November 11, 2014, also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, has people searching for quotes about veterans today. Words of Remembrance, inspiration, encouragement and thankfulness to the veterans and active duty military that served so selflessly for our freedom, can be printed on cards, posted to a website or blog, emailed to someone that served in Iraq, or scribbled on a scrap of paper and stuck in a soldier's pocket.

Do Eskimos Tweet? A Rare Insight on Global Social Media Use

Do Eskimos Tweet? A Rare Insight on Global Social Media Use

The idea of social media becoming “out of fashion” anytime in the future is just unthinkable. The internet has become a separate, yet ironically incorporated, world of its own, and within it spawned a self-sufficient social media community. They go hand in hand – as soon as the web will be able to penetrate all corners of the world, so will social media.

That can sometimes leave you wondering how other countries are taking a bite of this enormous power.

How to Hone Your Social Media Skills Using HootSuite University

How to Hone Your Social Media Skills Using HootSuite University

HootSuite is a tool for social media management that we've talked about and referenced many times. I am a Certified HootSuite Solution Pro, which means that I have been trained on not only how to use HootSuite, but how to help business owners understand how they can use HootSuite to manage and monitor their social media accounts.

New HootSuite Feature: Clear Stream

New HootSuite Feature: Clear Stream

Back in August, HootSuite wanted to kick their internal development and improvement into high gear, so they scheduled a two-day hackathon. "#HootHackathon is a two day sprint to build something new, fix something old or just create something awesome." Projects are wide-ranging, and inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but most important are HootSuite's Feedback Forum entries - comments and suggests and requests from HootSuite users.

What Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know About Pinterest

What Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know About Pinterest

Pinterest. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, perhaps you haven’t. Either way, it can no longer be ignored. As a Real Estate agent, Pinterest can easily be one of the most valuable tools in your social media work belt. With Pinterest, it is all about visualization, which is what sells homes. Are you getting the picture yet? Pinterest can be a very powerful social media tool in a Realtors marketing arsenal if used properly! The key to making any social media network is to establish relationships and engage with others. Pinterest is certainly no different.

Buffer Has Been Hacked. Here's what you need to do Now.

Buffer Has Been Hacked. Here's what you need to do Now.

At approximately 3pm EST, Buffer's servers were compromised. Unlike other public hack jobs, this one wasn't about stealing passwords or payment information. Instead, the breach permitted the attackers access to post to member social profiles. Buffer has publicly ackowledged the attack and is working to resolve any and all security breaches and compromises.

See All Your New Followers in a HootSuite Stream

See All Your New Followers in a HootSuite Stream

Back in August, HootSuite wanted to kick their internal development and improvement into high gear, so they scheduled a two-day hackathon. "#HootHackathon is a two day sprint to build something new, fix something old or just create something awesome." Projects are wide-ranging, and inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but most important are HootSuite's Feedback Forum entries - comments and suggests and requests from HootSuite users.

View Twitter Relationships within HootSuite

View Twitter Relationships within HootSuite

Back in August, HootSuite wanted to kick their internal development and improvement into high gear, so they scheduled a two-day hackathon. "#HootHackathon is a two day sprint to build something new, fix something old or just create something awesome." Projects are wide-ranging, and inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but most important are HootSuite's Feedback Forum entries - comments and suggests and requests from HootSuite users.

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