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Social media strategist, author, journalist, speaker. Founder of #1 social media blog Socialmedia.biz & Socialbrite.org for nonprofits. Blogging since 2001.
Just came across this neighborhood-level ecommerce site: Antengo. Buy and sell things with trusted people near you.
4 months ago on Location-based services are coming of age (and it’s way more than Foursquare)
Meredith sends along this info:
We have a tech conference coming up in August -- the 4th annual GROW Conference in Vancouver (http://growconf.com/). You should check out our agenda and our speakers!
Aug. 14-16 in Vancouver
4 months, 1 week ago on 2013 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing
Webfluenz looks to be another good choice: a tool for you to monitor, analyze, engage and manage social media.
4 months, 1 week ago on Top 20 social media monitoring vendors for business
Here's a new deal: Go to Atlassian.com/twit for free 30-day trial of JIRA. Worth checking out.
Ben Nolan in New Zealand pointed me to https://sayhi.co/
Its tagline: Narrative mapping the world.
4 months, 1 week ago on Location-based services are coming of age (and it’s way more than Foursquare)
Too bad the social widget at the left doesn't show numbers before around 2011.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Photos and takeaways from SXSW 2009
@Jeff78 Didn't know about Addpoll, thanks, Jeff.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 top online survey tools for nonprofits
@Matt Rife It won't be long before half of our traffic comes from mobile.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on How nonprofits should capitalize on the mobile revolution
@salliegoetsch Hi Sallie. Thanks for clarifying. Their initial signup page tries to upsell you to a premium plan for $99/year: https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/ though, of course, it's optional and you can opt for the free, ad-supported version, which most people do.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Which blog platform is best for your business?
@jtaylor9724 Haven't heard of Cyfe, add one more to the party!
Megan, another great roundup, thanks for this timely post. Summer's a great time to explore new tools and ramp up to be ever-more-productive in the fall.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on 6 top social media dashboards for small business
@CarmenRaneHudson Push the envelope! You can be a bit aggressive and proactive without being rude and crude. :~)
5 months ago on You must get over your fear of being annoying
@stevegarfield Steve, you're never annoying.
Received this email from Robyn:
I represent Sinotech Group, a social intelligence Agency, and we have just released a new, free social media monitoring tool called Buzz Equity. It’s a real-time social media search platform where you can search for mentions of a Brand on an extensive list of frequented social media websites. It includes both Western and Asian social platforms, making it an invaluable tool for Brands wanting to gain deeper insights from these markets.
You can start a free, no-strings-attached trial of Buzz Equity athttp://www.buzzequity.com/
5 months, 1 week ago on 20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools
@officialvolio Yes, sorry, fixed the post now.
5 months, 1 week ago on Demo Mobile: The revolution is at full throttle
@wwhitlock Now there's a novel concept!
I just finished reading Porter Gale's "Your Network Is Your Net Worth," which makes much the same point convincingly.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 55 expert tips to produce better & faster content
I've used all 3 of these at one point or another on my blogs, and we use All in One SEO here on Socialmedia.biz.
Our developer recommended Greg's High Performance SEO on Socialbrite, which isn't mentioned here. Anyone use that one? It's hard to gauge it's performance vs. the others.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on WordPress SEO plugins to boost your search results
I just heard my partner David Spark @dspark give a talk at our Social Media Breakfast, and he repeated his preference for the term "brand journalism" over "content marketing," making the distinction that the former is about storytelling and the latter suggests a bit of sleight of hand. Interesting distinction.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Content marketing: The secret to getting discovered in search
The Macbook Air is a dream. That effusive enough for ya? I don't want a touchscreen for my computer. If that happens, all of computing will be dumbed down to being a wanna-be tablet.
6 months ago on The more laptops change, the more the MacBook Air stays the same
Great tips, Lauren. I agree. The iPhone is great in a pinch, but for something planned out, nonprofits can do much better.
6 months, 1 week ago on Advocacy videos: Digital storytelling on a budget
Ask not what your country can do for your brand ...
6 months, 1 week ago on The importance of ‘the ask’ in social marketing