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Ellen at the Oscars: A Million+ Retweets

Ellen at the Oscars: A Million+ Retweets

by Avtar Ram Singh | shared from Social Media Today | Apart from having 26.1 million followers on Twitter, Ellen DeGeneres is known for being absolutely hilarious. Maybe it should be the other way around, but we’re social media marketers, and all we can think about sometimes is the community size. When Ellen started hosting the Oscars, it was obvious that there would be many media bits and bites that we’d ...

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The Secret Behind Twitter’s IPO: How The Hashtag Became A Worldwide Phenomenon

The Secret Behind Twitter’s IPO: How The Hashtag Became A Worldwide Phenomenon

by Samantha Sharf | shared from Forbes | This is a guest post by Jonathon Youshaei. A tech entrepreneur and journalist, Youshaei has worked at Google and YouTube. He also contributes to The Huffington Post. “What the heck is this pound sign doing here?” It’s hard to believe that’s how Twitter users reacted to hashtags in 2007. Today, hashtags are the cornerstones of the newly public company, helping users track trends ...

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How To Use Hashtags in Social Media

How To Use Hashtags in Social Media

by Mila Araujo | shared from  Social Media Today | Hashtags are used on all social networks now, becoming a critical way to communicate and link information everywhere from Pinterest to Facebook and Twitter. Hashtags are the key to discovering, communicating and sharing. Let’s have a conversation about hashtags and demystify what they’re all about and how to use them once and for all. Your business activity and personal activity ...

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Digital Activism Revisited: Malcolm Gladwell May Be Right for the Wrong Reasons

Digital Activism Revisited: Malcolm Gladwell May Be Right for the Wrong Reasons

by Thomas Phillips | shared from The OSU Blog | In his article “Small Change, Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” Malcolm Gladwell tells us that the digital activism of the present generation is not strong enough to endure the real-world challenges commonly faced in activist movements. He claims that because social networks do not provide the same support as interpersonal relationships formed between friends and cohorts, they must ...

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

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6 Social Media Marketing Myths To Avoid

6 Social Media Marketing Myths To Avoid

by Monique Torres | shared from Business2Community Despite its relative youth, social media marketing has proven itself to be a valuable addition to the marketing mix. As reliance on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms continues to grow, business owners and marketing managers must educate themselves on the myths and realities of social media marketing. By recognizing the following six myths, you’ll be better able to improve your social ...

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4 Ways To Boost Branding With Personal Social Media Profiles

4 Ways To Boost Branding With Personal Social Media Profiles

by Sam Lowe | shared from Business2Community | Standing out on social media with your brand today is difficult. That’s true regardless if you’ve had an ongoing social media presence for years or if you’ve just created your brand’s first Twitter profile. Established brands on social media struggle to stay relevant and newcomers to social media have to cut through a huge amount of noise to get noticed. It goes ...

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How British Model Cara Delevingne Is Taking Over Social Media

by Laurent Francois | shared from SocialMediaToday | 2013 was definitely a big year for Cara Delevingne; she was basically everywhere, and as Fashion Gone Rogue explains, “when the British model isn’t posing for pictures in fashion glossies, she is fronting campaigns for top brands like Fendi, Mulberry and Saint Laurent. Cara has also appeared on covers for top magazines including W, Vogue China, Vogue Japan and more“. As we’ve ...

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The Best Time to Post on Facebook

shared from Constant Contact Blogs I can’t begin to count the number of studies I’ve read that claim they know the best time to post on Facebook. While most of these studies conflict with one another, they also consistently conflict with my own analysis. This may not be what you want to hear, but the best time to post depends on your business and your audience. With a little extra effort ...

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