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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More thin threads that grew stronger – a developing networking story

Monday was a typical Monday.

A few calls on Skype and a bit of progress on the JV on my land, still in its infancy but looking good.

Tuesday.

Meeting with Erica at Il Rosso to give her some help with LinkedIn.

Erica’s a member of the Tuesday Club where I met her again, recently. Erica runs a VA service (Virtual Assistant service). She works with and supplies her services to both, Hewitt Card a well known local firm of accountants and a charity in Sheffield as a PA. Hewitt Card recently sponsored a Business Boost event in Mansfield, in which I was asked to speak. Also speaking were Graham Parker, Nicky Pattinson and Christine Tooze. So we are all intertwined and connected as a group of businesses.

Throughout the meeting with Erica, I realized she has many talents that she is not really exposing to the public and her potential clients. After about 4 hours we planned a way to expand her business and I look forward to helping her contact the people she needs to thrive.

Delighted to have spent the time with Erica.

So on to Wednesday.

In a similar groove, I met Carol Frankland through Anna Girstun at a networking event at Rushcliffe. Anna is another thin thread that grew stronger over the years. Anna runs an Aloe Vera business alongside her marketing business and I’ve tweaked the twitter marketing for her a little. The first time Carol and I met and I thought we could become great friends, so I have sought her out on several occasions to see her. I was reminded a few weeks ago it was time to ring her again when my business partners step son Sam Ruddock was pictured with Colin Jackson at the Queen’s Garden Party. I knew that Carol had been a producer for Colin Jackson in the recent past. Image

Thursday

Early start, off to the Charing Cross Hotel left home at 6.30 a.m., speaking on “How to Use LinkedIn” at 11.30 am. Invited to speak by Blue Ocean Consultancy who had found me through searches and then read my LinkedIn profile. Stayed for the presentation dinner and met a load more great people.

Friday

Off to The Brunts Academy for a budget meeting, for the coming year. Picked up a good contact for one of the governor’s at yesterdays event.

Then to see Mum p.m. and take her weekly shopping.

Saturday

A truly great friend is getting married, so it is back down the M1 to near Harrow, and to Enfield Golf Club to celebrate his marriage.

Sunday

Catch up online, make some great new connections.

#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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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  ;-)

Twitter and searchable tweets

simonhamer:

More visibility from twitter through search

Originally posted on Manlio Mannozzi:

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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.

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Takeovers and buyouts

simonhamer:

There’s a trend here, “can you see what it is yet?”

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

shopping cartsFor the first time ever, a private company has placed in the top 10 most active acquirers of businesses.

In 2012, 2,357 private technology companies were bought for a combined total of $84 billion, according to a new report from research firm PrivCo. That’s up 22 percent from 2011, but the real surprise is who is doing the acquiring.

Most active buyers, 2012

Most active buyers for 2012

The most acquisitive companies of 2012, Facebook and Google, each bought 16 companies. Surprisingly, the I’m-not-dead-yet Groupon bought 12, and even more surprisingly, Twitter tied with Cisco, a $112 billion perennial acquirer, with 10 purchases in the year.

Twitter, of course, is still a private company itself.

“Twitter actually buying as many companies last year as giant Cisco — and more than Apple, Oracle, SAP, Hewlett Packard, and other tech giants – that’s a first,” PrivCo chief executive officer Sam Hamadeh said in an email.

PrivCo plans to…

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Small businesses turn to LinkedIn, overlooking Twitter and Facebook – Brafton

Originally posted on Manlio Mannozzi:

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Brafton
Small businesses turn to LinkedIn, overlooking Twitter and Facebook
Brafton
LinkedIn is gaining ground, now home to 200 million monthly active users, and small businesses are taking advantage.

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SMBs perceive LinkedIn as most beneficial social media tool …

simonhamer:

CEO’s network on LinkedIn – where there’s a lot of action and a little less “white noise”

Originally posted on Manlio Mannozzi:

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A survey of small business CEOs by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International found that LinkedIn is perceived as being the most beneficial social media tool.

See on www.bizreport.com

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