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Finding Quality Users To Follow On Twitter When You Can’t Trust Your Twitter Friends

Finding Quality Users To Follow On Twitter When You Can’t Trust Your Twitter Friends

Whether you’re just starting out on Twitter, or are a seasoned user looking for some new influencers its easy to want to look to the people we know for people to follow.  After all, that’s one of the big draws of social media isn’t it?  The ability to gain influence and insight from the people we trust?  But unfortunately with the advent of auto-follow the quality of those your friend is following can be decieving. I’ve mentioned in the past…

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Pinterest for the Everyday User

Pinterest for the Everyday User

Pinterest has taken the internet marketing world by storm. Hell, even I caught the Pinterest bug and have written variety of pieces on America’s fastest growing social network highlighting how to resurrect old content with Pinterest, how to optimize for Pinterest search, how to use Pinterest for small business and even shared some great examples of Pinterest in health care.  But as more companies explore Pinterest and more users explore its appeal I am noticing that user ignorance is oftentimes making…

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NBC 4’s @RealTimeLARiots a Clever Use of Social Media or Confusing Social Noise?

NBC 4’s @RealTimeLARiots a Clever Use of Social Media or Confusing Social Noise?

A few years back I posted about a modern day War of the Worlds that I feared would break out on Twitter.  In October 2009, California was holding a statewide earthquake drill and the Orange County Register was considering running simulated tweets during the event.  The proposed tweets would coincide with the event and would report as though a magnitude 7.8 earthquake had hit the region.  At the time I wrote how it was a clever idea, but it came…

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Don’t Go Back In Time With FacebookTimeline: Business Pages Are Sure to Follow

Don’t Go Back In Time With FacebookTimeline: Business Pages Are Sure to Follow

As with anything shiny and new the introduction of Facebook Timeline and a slew of other new features has businesses and marketers rushing to find out how they can use it for their business. I have already seen a number of small businesses sign up for a developer account just so they could create a branded Timeline on their personal account, but I’m left to wonder why.  I have spent years battling with clients and local businesses to convert from…

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In 4 Days Your Facebook Page Tabs May No Longer Exist

In 4 Days Your Facebook Page Tabs May No Longer Exist

OK, it’s not really as dramatic as the title makes it out to be, but in the chaos surrounding all the new Facebook changes it seems that may people were left unaware that something bigger was coming down the pipe.  Earlier this year Facebook announced OAuth 2.0 and HTTPS Migration in their developers section.  With it came an October 1 deadline that required all page tabs and apps to be complient with the new rules. To be compliant by October…

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