Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

Both Sides of the Table

They “don’t care what people ate for lunch.&# They’re fine on their existing social networks, which these days mostly means they’re happy with Facebook. And as a result Twitter Networks are currently different in my mind than many other social networks.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). asymmetry, real-time, curated RSS / link-sharing]. Social Networking in Web 1.0:

Business Startup Tools: A Curated List of Our Favorite Tools and Resources to Build Your Company

Up and Running

NameCheckr : What’s great about NameCheckr is that in addition to automatically looking up available domain names associated with your chosen business name, it checks a ton of relevant social platforms, from Facebook to Youtube to see if the name is available there. Social media tools.

What Social Media Needs To Do To Better Pique Your Interest

YoungUpstarts

Whether you are conscious of it or not, these behaviors tell social media algorithms that this is the content you really want to see. As such, leading platforms continue to promote the most viral content dictated by your digital social circle.

The rise of the vertical reputation graph

Version One Ventures

These vertically-focused platforms cater to the specific needs of their users, offering a close networking community around shared interests. They also give their users a better way to develop and curate their personal online brand beyond the LinkedIn resume. LinkedIn still has the advantage of network effects and this won’t change anytime soon. News Figure1 LinkedIn reputation graph social networksWhen’s the last time you sent out or requested a CV?

Soundbites from the future

Start Up Blog

Woman will lead the 21 st century, or at least a feminine social and business ethic. This has flipped with the rise of social facilitation. Consumption was the substitute for social recognition in a n industrialised, systematic world. Un-Social Networking: Martin Lindstrom of Brand Sense says we are suffering a little from digital emptiness. People are doing small scale, networked and highly responsive activities. With a social bent.

Will A Different Approach to Search Work?

Feld Thoughts

Sure, there’s a thing called Bing and a few other choices out there, but everything ends up being the blue and purple link thing curated mostly by machines. Instead, their search results are presented in cards that include web, video, social, and image previews.

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FeedMagnet Adds Viddy Support

Austin Startup

Responding to strong customer interest, FeedMagnet announces the availability of Viddy as the latest social media source to its powerful aggregation and curation platform for brands and agencies. The platform already accesses content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks which the addition of Viddy will complement for FeedMagnet customers.

[Review] Optimize

YoungUpstarts

How do you incorporate Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, and Content Marketing into your marketing efforts? Answer: Adopt a customer-centric content marketing strategy which incorporates search and social media optimization. Use social networks to engage with community.

Will A Different Approach to Search Work?

Feld Thoughts

Sure, there’s a thing called Bing and a few other choices out there, but everything ends up being the blue and purple link thing curated mostly by machines. They hypothesize that by injecting social and real-time data, along with interactions with real people, your search results become much better. Instead, their search results are presented in cards that include web, video, social, and image previews. Google dominates search.

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Methods To Improve Your Website Content

YoungUpstarts

Curate Content. Of course you most certainly shouldn’t plagiarize; curation doesn’t entail this at all. Integrate Your Content with Social Media. If you have a website, then content improvement should be one of your primary goals as a way to increase visitors.

Quora for Startups: Sprouter Pivots to Focus on Q&A for Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

The Toronto-based social network for entrepreneurs Sprouter is announcing a redesign today that involves streamlining its services and pivoting to focus on Q&A.

Singapore Startup Picky Launches Famous Eats, A Hawker Food Guide

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to topping international lists – from its education system to its financial hub status, for example – the tiny island of Singapore can seem like a giant.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

Both Sides of the Table

I’m not an investor but truthfully I love Upworthy and its goal is distributing content with a social mission to educate people on complex social issues. Online video companies need to know how to get social followings insider & outside of YouTube. They have a curator.

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Is Social Media Working For Your Business?

Brandanew

So, you have your social media team in place. How do you know that your social channels are actually giving you leads? Is social media working for your business? This is why it is important to measure the ROI of your social investments.

Subscription Business Models Are Startup Favorites

Startup Professionals Musings

This model involves shipping a curated package of goodies to your subscribers each period. Network model. Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth.

Building Strong Local Communities

Version One Ventures

Current examples are Nextdoor and Facebook Groups on the social networking side and GoFundMe on the fundraising side. The tool will only be as successful as the strength of the network, so it is important that we keep users coming back on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. If you don’t have a strong moderator/curator/leader, the whole initiative will likely fail. And for more thoughts on social platforms in general, here is our book: [link].

Does your product pass the toothbrush test?

Version One Ventures

The toothbrush test is definitely a great benchmark for any social networking site. And it’s also why social networks for travellers or events have struggled to really scale.

Eleven Essential Components Of A Successful Social Media Strategy

YoungUpstarts

by Neal Schaffer, author of “ Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success “ Many company leaders understand that in order to survive in today’s business world, their companies must have a social media presence.

5 Social Scheduling Tools That You Can Use For a Worry-Free Vacation!

Brandanew

Here are 5 social scheduling tools that will do the job for you, without having to be monitored. Editor’s note: Social media scheduling is the need of the hour. Predictable, positive and knowledge sharing posts ( curation ) can be most helpful to schedule in advance.

Privacy-Oriented Video Sharing With Castr

YoungUpstarts

Brooklyn, New York-based Castr is an upcoming free, open yet anonymous platform for sharing video content, and allows you a space to curate content from all over the web. And unlike other video-sharing sites, Castr doesn’t try to be a social network either.

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Should You Automate Your Business’ Social Media Feeds?

YoungUpstarts

Social media is a great way to promote your brand and products. Thanks to today’s best social networks, it is possible for brands and companies to interact with users in real-time and on a personal level. However, social media can be a handful. Curate and Share.

9 Great Paths To Recurring Revenue For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This model involves shipping a curated package of goodies to your subscribers each period. Network model. Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth.

[Review] The Art Of Social Media

YoungUpstarts

Do you want to rock your social media marketing game? If so, check out “ The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users ” co-authored by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick. Unlike other social media marketing self-help books, this one is virtually BS free.

Important Branding Lessons From The Top 5 Retailers In The US

YoungUpstarts

Your brand lives in everyday interactions your company has with its prospects and customers, including the images you share, the messages you post on your website, the content of your marketing materials, your presentations and booths at conferences, and your posts on social networks.

LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

But, LinkedIn isn’t just a social networking site for job seekers—it’s also a great marketing platform for businesses. If you’re looking to become an expert voice in your particular industry, you may want to consider adding LinkedIn to your social media marketing arsenal.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Sales Conversations

Duct Tape Marketing

LinkedIn is the oldest social network. While she speaks specifically to LinkedIn today, the principles behind her advice can be applied across all other social networks. Additionally, 75 percent of B2B buyers conduct research in social channels for products and services.

The Collective Forces Against Google’s Dominance

Life Beyond Code

The slowest growth rate (6.51%) is the revenue from Network sites. for Google websites but dropped by 1.24% for the network sites. Social Networks. Internal Knowledge Networks. Curated knowledge of any kind is pure gold.

5 Powerful Use Cases for Social Advocacy & How You Can Get Started

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Powerful Use Cases for Social Advocacy & How You Can Get Started written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As a consequence, the social network has reduced the organic reach of commercial content, to protect its users’ interests.

[Review] The Art Of Social Media

YoungUpstarts

Do you want to rock your social media marketing game? If so, check out “ The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users ” co-authored by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick. Unlike other social media marketing self-help books, this one is virtually BS free.

How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

The Next Web

This is similar to the critical mass of users that is needed on a social network for users to find value in the network. Matching: Curation of products/service. Trust: Curation of participants.

4 Strategies for Managing Your Online Brand

ReadWriteStart

Representation is a large part of any social network, but some more than others.". In fact, ReadWriteWeb first wrote in 2008 about tools to monitor what's being said about you online and later in 2009 talked about the future of social media monitoring.

Startups Should Avoid These Social Media Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup can’t be bothered with social media, or has no plan to take advantage of it, then you are definitely at risk these days. They also identify clearly the five key social media mistakes that business often make, along the following lines: Diving in without a strategic plan.

Pinterest Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

But don’t write the social network off if your business doesn’t fall into those industry categories. But, it is worth keeping in mind as you develop a content strategy, and it is possible that you may not find as much success on Pinterest as you would on other social platforms.

How to Build the Next Huge Mobile App

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The advent and growth of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and, now, Pinterest has heralded a new era in the Internet where people are connected to one another to share, discover, curate, and collaborate.

Social Media is a Boon to Startups Who Do It Right

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup can’t be bothered with social media, or has no plan to take advantage of it, then you are definitely at risk these days. They also identify clearly the five key social media mistakes that I often see, along the following lines: Diving in without a strategic plan.

How to Use Social Media in Sales

Duct Tape Marketing

photo credit: BTO – Buy Tourism Online via photopin cc Many sales people don’t fully understand the power of social networks in the sales process or they relegate to some sort of digital prospecting tool at best. Mining social networks is only part of the equation.

7 Social Collaboration and Accountability Tools

Duct Tape Marketing

I enjoy finding and using these new tools and I’ve noticed a trend in these tools over the last year or so, they’ve become more social. Below are seven relatively new entries to the collaboration and accountability tool space that share some of these new, more social, attributes.

25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016

Brandanew

Social analytics and video marketing are likely to be the key marketing trends for 2016. Most small business and Startup founders are talking about customer engagement and social presence beyond the customary likes and one-post-a-month schedules. 16 Top Social Analytics Tools For 2016.