Recommended Reading This Week
Here are our top picks for what’s buzzing on the web this week….
- YouTube Toolbox: 100+ Tools and Resources to Enhance Your Video Experience
From Mashable: From Adobe AIR applications that let you download videos to Firefox extensions that protect you from RickRolls, and much more, here are over 100 tools and resources to help you enhance your video experience.
- How to Be a Good Dog on Twitter in 8 Easy Steps
From Twitips: Entertaining post from Krista Travers from the perspective of her dog Ribsy on how to be a good user of Twitter. Be open to other species is the first piece of advice…read on…
- Getting Social Media Approved By Your Boss
From The Buzz Bin: More on How to Sell Social Media. Here Geoff Livingston offers up his consulting company’s own experiences working with client organizations to get social media approved. Definitely read it!
- 11 Percent of Adults Now Use Status Updates
From Mashable: We know that Twitter is growing like crazy, and Facebook is continuing to do more with its Status Update feature. But just how many people are broadcasting what they’re doing on the Web? According to a new study from Pew, the number is up to 11 percent of…
- ‘25 Things’ Drives Spike in Facebook Traffic, Signups
From Marketing Pilgrim: Facebook’s popular “25 Things About Me” meme has gone viral and has even hit mainstream media (it’s in Time Magazine!). And since you have to have a Facebook account to participate, this simple request has driven a lot of new signups and traffic to the site. Here’s…
- Make Your Site More Social With Google Friend Connect’s Social Bar
From Mashable: Review of Google’s Social Bar, a new gadget that “concentrates many of the basic social functions into a small strip at the top or bottom of your webpage.”
- HOW TO: Monetize Your Site With Video
From Mashable: For both startups and Fortune 100 companies, getting on board with online and mobile video is increasingly key to attracting and engaging a fickle audience. The next generation of big-time consumers (those under 18) are already more likely to be watching video on a computer or mobile phone…
- Best Practices for Branded Twitter Accounts
From Ignite Social Media: A look at information compiled from some top Twitter accounts that can teach a lot about how to manage an account successfully.
- The Power of a Comment
From Problogger: In this post Lisa Newton from Travelin’ Local shares the story of how leaving a comment on a blog increased traffic back to her blog 975% in a day.
- 10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Websites
From Smashing Magazine: We all make mistakes running our websites. However, the nature of those mistakes varies depending on the size of your company. As your organization grows, the mistakes change. This post addresses common mistakes among large organizations.
- Why Every Company is a Media Company
From Mashable: Great article about how even non-media companies are creating content related to their customers interests – Whole Foods is an example.
- Helping others leads to Twitter Success
From Twitips: Advice from Darren Rowse on how he uses 2 Twitter tools -Tweetlater and Tweetdeck – to identify and learn about individuals having trouble with topics relevant to Darren’s business that he can provide help on.
- Blog Users Don’t Read, They Scan… Write Accordingly
From Social Media Today: Post by Michael Gass with useful advice on writing for your blog.
- How to Be a LinkedIn Superstar
From iMediaConnection.com: tips on how to best utilize LinkedIn for you and your business.
- How-To Guide: E-Commerce Marketing on Facebook
From Internet.com: Leveraging Facebook business options can provide a new channel for your customers to interact, and at the same time help you acquire new customers as your Facebook fans spread the word about your business to their friends. In this Facebook how-to guide, learn how to use two of…
- The Quest for 5000 – How many Followers are Enough?
From Twitip: Mark Hayward thinks through the question of how many followers are enough on Twitter and talks about why he’s aiming for 5000 of them and why this is important for you to consider.
- StumbleUpon Hits 7 Million Users, Quietly 50% Bigger Than Twitter
From ReadWriteWeb: What’s got a button to push, knows how to make money while changing the world and is read all over? StumbleUpon! The social discovery network, like Pandora for webpages and videos, just passed 7 million users according to the site. That’s about 50% bigger than Twitter, though Stumble…
- The Rush to Social Networks
From eMarketer: The social networking audience is growing rapidly. eMarketer estimates that in 2008 nearly 80 million people, 41% of the US Internet user population, visited social network sites at least once a month, an 11% increase from 2007….