Social Disconnection: Choosing the Online Networks that Suit My Needs without Causing Excessive Distraction

simonhamer:

This is a fascinating journey into the stress that a lack of time can have on your social media usage. One thing that is clear from this poster is that it is well worth your while to have profiles on several different sites if you wish to network effectively online.
Why ?
Answer :- If you are only sites that they are not, then you cannot build a relationship online with them.
I have several trusted friends who are neither on Facebook or Google+, and more importantly have zero intention of ever joining those sites. They have told me…. repeatedly !

Originally posted on Dynamic Subspace:

The decision to disconnect from some social networking sites is what I call social disconnection. The commitments–time, social capital, and energy–of social media can take away from real life work and personal commitments. Furthermore, there are addictive qualities to some of these networks that require energy to resist and this can create other kinds of anxiety beyond your own use of these social networks. Social disconnection is about finding the networks that suit each of us best instead of connecting to the most popular or as many as possible.

Social disconnection for me is about finding the right balance and types of social networking to support my personal and professional relationships. My thoughts in this post concern my experiences and are in no way meant as a prescription for others to simply disconnect themselves from social media. I believe that we all have to find the networks where we feel…

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#Facebook #ritetag #hashtag

#Facebook #ritetag #hashtag

Facebook introduces hash tags use !

If you are using social media you will need to be aware of these effects of this on your SEO, SMM and SEM

What Makes a Successful SOcial Media Campaign?

simonhamer:

Useful to clarify your thought processes

Originally posted on SO! What? SOcial.:

How is a social media campaign best executed?

This infographic below created by Cox Blue highlights some of the universal components of a successful social media marketing campaign. What are your thoughts in regards to this infographic?

What makes a successful social media campaign?

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10 Principles of Content Marketing

Originally posted on Andrea Antal:

Susan Gunelius has created a great list of tenets for content marketing that are easy to understand and follow.

1. Be Accessible

Don’t publish content and then disappear. Abandoned content won’t deliver the results you want and need.

2. Be Human

Leave corporate rhetoric and hard sales pitches out of your content marketing efforts.

3. Be Social

Content marketing isn’t a one-way street. All three primary forms of content marketing, long-form, short-form and conversational, allow you to engage with your audience in two-way discussions. Use those discussions to build relationships and enhance your social media marketing efforts.

4. Be Unique

Find your niche and focus on building a reputation as the go-to-person in that niche through your content.

5. Be Persistent

Content marketing success happens when you continually publish fresh content.

6. Be Patient

Content marketing takes time. You have to plan to commit to the long-term.

7. Be Useful

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How to become a thought leader

How to become a thought leader

Presently the buzz on social media is all about owning and creating content and then using this to become a thought leader to create and secure a strong brand. Then you utilize the brand to build influence, and the influence to drive profits through increased sales.

 

I think you’ll see this trend continue for 18 months until people realize what creating content is really all about, but obviously I’m not going to put that in print here. You’ll have to get to know me better and create a relationship with me to secure that trust  ;-)

simonhamer:

I’m an Obama fan and am happy to be judged by others accordingly.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

President Obama just concluded a group interview with a handful of bloggers on Google+. The 40-minute follow-up to the State of the Union covered a broad range of new issues: drones, Mark Zuckerberg, patent trolls, immigrant gay rights, gun control, the distribution of wealth, and even why the president is so “chill.” More than any interview I’ve seen in recent memory, the Google+ hangout gave a deeper insight into his own philosophy and process, even if it was when he deliberately dodged questions. The very quotable interview is likely to vindicate a lot of political interest groups. Below, we’ve collected the best of the interview.

Why Obama Is ‘Chill’

The president got his nickname “No Drama Obama” from his unwaveringly steady attitude. For the first time, he addressed this personality trait after being asked how growing up in multi-ethnic Hawaii shaped him. “Part of it is that the weather’s nice…

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Does what we say describe our time in history ?

simonhamer:

Interesting – I hope there will be some sort of accurate filtering against white noise, otherwise our era will be remembered for Beiber and Gaga, is that really representative of this generation?

Originally posted on Digital History @ UW:

According to Google’s new n-gram tool, when researching history, words count.

Literally.

By analyzing over 500 billion words from 5.2 million books in Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish, the n-gram tool allows users to track the usage of words from 1500AD onwards.

Were they talking about the Renaissance in the 1500s? Apparently they were.

Were they talking about the Renaissance in the 1500s? Apparently they were.

The implications of this tool in terms of historical and cultural research are just beginning to come to light. In the article  “Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books,” Jean-Baptiste Michel and his fellow researchers suggest that Google’s n-gram can be used to track the emergence of diseases, state censorship and the relative “celebrity” of a given person.

Contrary to popular belief, I am not in fact famous.

Contrary to popular belief, I am not in fact famous.

There is no doubt that the n-gram is, and will continue to be, an extremely useful tool in historical inquiry. However, there are…

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Twitter and searchable tweets

simonhamer:

More visibility from twitter through search

Originally posted on Manlio Mannozzi:

See on Scoop.itDISCOVERING SOCIAL MEDIA

Search Engine Land
Twitter to enable searches for tweets older than a week
CNET
Twitter to enable searches for tweets older than a week. Until now, Twitter search has been limited to tweets less than a week or so old.

See on news.cnet.com

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