Social Media Tools

07
Jan

5 Ways TweetBacks Can Make Your Blog More Social — and More Viral

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The following is a guest post from Dan Zarrella @DanZarrella.com A few days ago I released the first implementation of TweetBacks . The concept behind this is to port the idea of trackbacks to Twitter; that is, display a list of Tweets linking to your blog right underneath your post (either above or below your comments).

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Jim Tobin
17
Dec

Content Aggregation as a Social Media Marketing Tool

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I’ve believed for a while that content aggregation can be a great way to add value in the social media marketing space, but I hadn’t had a chance to personally work on an example of how that could work in the real world until Michael Brito and the crew at Intel asked us to work on a particular project.

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25
Sep

5 Social Media Tools for Great Writing

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I decided to put a hold on the next installment of my series Using Social Media Marketing to Promote Yourself as a Brand to bring you something a little less involved, but hopefully useful nonetheless. I do a lot of writing, (though not as much as I should) and when I do, I am always impressed at how using social media tools is entirely beneficial. The list caters to bloggers, but hopefully there are some things here you can use to help in your creative writing, too.

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25
Aug

4 Social Media Tools for Travel

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Last week, I drove 3000 miles in 3 days—from upstate South Carolina to Northern California. During the trip I used a number of social media tools to share my trip progress. From twittering mini-location updates and interesting factoids about Route 66 to sharing images on Flickr, because of social media, this trip was different than many of the trips I’ve taken in the past.

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02
Jul

Why Social Media Tools are Effective at Developing Brand Evangelists

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A co-worker was raving the other day because several hours after he wrote a post online about a problem with a Google product, a Google Product Manager sent him an email. Regardless of when and how the problem is fixed, my co-worker was thrilled to know that someone was listening and was now aware of the problem.

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01
Jul

5 Social Media Tools You Don’t Know About (Yet)

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At Ignite, we do a lot of research on the Social Media Language tools out there, and some are certainly more effective than others. I’ve dug up these 5 tools that you don’t not know about, and can be great sources to get your brand out there once they get rolling. Get in while the getting in is good.

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Gene Smith
26
Jun

Explaining Rich Internet Applications

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Websites bore me. There, I said it. This includes the many bloated social networks that pop up on an hourly basis. I’m a minimalist. Even my sentences are short. I just want my web applications that do exactly what I need them to do—nothing more, nothing less.

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17
Jun

5 Social Media Tools for Learning Language

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In college and high school, I used flash cards, vocabulary lists, and even audio programs on tapes to learn new languages (Spanish in high school, German in college). Each of those tools is helpful in some capacity, but in the end, the quickest way to learn a language will always be through real conversations in that language. Some new social media websites will allow you to do just that.

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Lisa Braziel
21
Dec

5 Ways to Apply Social Media in the Travel Industry

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In my previous post this week, I talked a little about my honeymoon planning frustrations, which led me to delve into the social media applications and the specific tactics that the travel industry as a whole should adopt.

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Lisa Braziel
25
Oct

Using Social Media in an Emergency- Google Mashups and Twitter

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The fires in California once again remind us of a need for improved communication in the case of emergencies. So far, reverse 911 calls have been distributed via cell phones and landlines to notify residents of the impending fires and to warn of evacuations.

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