How to Create a Successful Youtube Channel [Infographic]: "Youtube used to be a video sharing website back in 2006, people used to share their cats and funny home videos. A decade later, making videos on Youtube is a full-time job for a lot of creators. So much so that Youtube is no longer a website, it’s an industry with their own celebrities, annual conferences, and award shows."
Eight Tools to Increase Your Social Media Presence - SiteProNews: "Maintaining an active presence on social media is no easy task considering the sheer number of platforms. Constantly updating your various accounts with relevant and interesting content takes a lot of time, something most businesses cannot afford. However, there are content discovery/scheduling apps that can take care of these tasks for you."
122 Social Bookmarking Sites and How To Use Them: "You can still make great use of social bookmarking sites to supplement your other link building efforts in order to get another little edge on your competition. It shouldn’t be your core focus, but it can help build domain authority (DA) and page authority (PA), and the more popular sites like StumbleUpon and Reddit can also send a lot of referral traffic your way."
mysilo.com?: Communication is getting more difficult. Every time we invent a new variant of email, IM, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, etc -- we're never going to stop inventing them -- the problem gets worse.
How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever: "Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don't like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it's not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Here's how to do it."
Top 10 Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Annoyances You Can Fix Right Now: "Facebook: can't live with it, can't live without it. Between spam, privacy issues, and trash in your news feed, Facebook can get pretty annoying, and other networks like Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn can be just as bad. As long as you're wasting all your time on social sites, why not fix them up so they work like you want them to? Here are ten ways to do just that."
Social media explained with donuts | Geek-Cetera | Geek.com: "Social media is slowly creeping into all areas of the web. Even websites and services that have no social features usually place a Facebook or Google+ like button somewhere to help spread the word of their existence. Even so, it’s quite difficult to explain to someone new to the Internet, or social aspects of the web, exactly what this social media revolution is. And just as importantly, what the difference between social media services are.
That problem has now been solved by using a donut analogy. "
In the Spring of 2013 a group of undergraduate students in the Internet and Mobile Media Concentration at Columbia College in Chicago (colum.edu/tv) explored best practices in using the YouTube platform by studying the approaches taken by its most successful users.
"How to Add Google Analytics to Your Facebook Fan Page | Social Media Examiner: "You’ve created a Facebook fan page and people are frequenting your page. But do you really know how many people visit your page, what areas are popular and what parts of the world your visitors come from?"
"One of the hottest trends in social media right now is content curation – thanks in no small part to the leading efforts of several thought leaders actively promoting the idea. Joe Pulizzi is a “content marketing evangelist” who speaks and writes often about content marketing publishes a list of the best content marketing blogs across the web. Steve Rosenbaum just published a book called Curation Nation looking at the rise of content curation in the business world – and a recent post on the Psychology Today blog even declared that “content curation is the new black.”"
"For the first time, Facebook now allows personal user profiles to be converted into official business Pages, turning all their friends into fans. The “Profile To Business Page Migration” tool will help people who either created a personal profile for a business before Pages existed, or accidentally started accumulating fans as friends instead of Likes."
This comes too late for several of my clients, but it is a positive new feature.
"PLEASE NOTE: Having answered the same questions about embedding YouTube videos and Flash in Static FBML custom tabs and using FBML many many times, I'm closing comments on this article and have posted a troubleshooting post for embedding YouTube videos and Flash which addresses all the issues that cause users problems when implementing the fb:swf FBML tag on their custom tabs. Please refer to this article for help, as I've closed comments on this post."
"Not a day goes by when I don’t find an article or blog post in my RSS reader telling me that ‘social is the new search’, that I need to ‘forget about SEO and start going social’, that ‘social media will replace search’."
A clever article debunking the myth that social media will replace search.
"what we care about is services that can generate a Twitter background free of charge and make them look good. That’s what this roundup is about, 5 free online generators to make your Twitter backgrounds stand out, and there is a bonus, a useful online tool to check how your Twitter background looks in different screen resolutions."
"Everyday I receive an email from somebody about how their account was hacked, how a friend tagged them in the photo and they want a way to avoid it, as well as a number of other complications related to their privacy on Facebook. Over the weekend one individual contacted me to let me know that he would be removing me as a friend from Facebook because he was “going to make a shift with my Facebook use - going to just mostly family stuff.”"
"Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Avoid these violations and learn how to manage and maintain online relationships on a variety of popular social media sites."
A set of rules for the popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
"One thing I don’t hear a lot of social media consultants/experts/gurus or whatever talk about is starting the social media strategy process. ... I say start with your SEO and your analytics. Let me explain."
"So, what I’m positing here is: maybe it’s better to be a strong member of a few networks than a weak member of a lot of networks. Don’t kill yourself joining and participating in everything. Always keep an eye on what’s new, but nurture your key networks. Grow them and let them provide."
I think this is very important. Signing up for multiple social networks is not usually effective.
"I think it’s important to focus on the key components of what it takes to deploy an effective social media strategy individually and as a whole. By understanding the social web as it relates to fundamental marketing principles, tactics, tools and best practices, you can create a framework for the development of a working strategy."
"Many companies are intrigued by the concept of social media, but have no idea how to actually integrate it into business practices. In an earlier post, we explored one approach to putting a simple social media plan in place."
"Look, I don't really think that the mySpaces and Facebooks of the world are that important for the typical small business as they stand today. There may be very practical business reasons for some to actually use these and other, what are called social networks, for business gain, but most people that have jumped on the social network bandwagon have found themselves left with a 'is this all there is' kind of feeling."
"The current proliferation of social media sites is the most pervasive phenomenon on the Internet today. Not since the dot.com explosion has the there been an Internet trend that is so widespread in its popularity. The comparison with the dot.com growth is in fact one that is made by many industry observers, and while there are a number of clear similarities, there are also some important differences."
"Last year saw the arrival of online social media. If you operate a website or blog, you would be well advised to realign your site to exploit the popular social media sites for increased traffic.
You should also introduce social media components to your site because web users are experiencing these new forms of interaction on more and more sites and they will have an expectation of the same from your site too."
"After 8 months of development we are ready to release Drupal 5.0 to the world. Today is also Drupal's 6th birthday, so the timing could not be more perfect. Drupal 4.0 was released in 2002 and finally we feel confident to increase the major version number from 4 to 5."
The Wisdom of Crowds: "In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. "
"Cemetery 2.0: networked tombstones Elliott Malkin has memorialized his great-grandfather with something he calls Cemetery 2.0: a networked tombstone connected to a variety of serialized information resources about his life."
One idea about what to do about your internet presence after you pass on.
In the History of the Internet, getting found was always important to businesses and webmasters.
1) Getting found was originally getting linked to by directories and portals. Two students, Jerry Yang and David Filo, started an Internet directory while at Stanford and then started the company Yahoo! in 1995. Organization: Taxonomy
2) Then getting found was dependent upon Search Engines. Two Stanford students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, studied search and search engines while at Stanford and then left to start Google in 1998. Working to get found on search engines is called Search Engine Optimization. Organization: Complete Index
3) Then two men, Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, founded MySpace in 2004. MySpace is one of the major Social Media sites. Learning how to promote internet presence by using Social Media sites is called Social Media Optimization. Two men, Chad Hurley, 29, left, and Steven Chen, 27. founded YouTube, Social Media Content site in 2005. Organization: Folksonomy and Tagging
The top ten Internet sites include Yahoo, Google, and MySpace. It is important to businesses that they use all the techniques represented by these companies to enhance their Internet Presence.
are created, written, and supported by the companies. There are places that consumers can respond, vote, fill out a form, or leave a comment, but the websites are created by the organizations. They are not Social Media. Other websites like