The Best Length For EVERYTHING Online

How long should your email be? How many characters should you use in your Facebook post? A lot of time has been put in to calculating the exact length of title tags to domain names and everything in between. Click on the post from the The Next Web com to find out the best length for everything on the Internet. In fact, I may be typing too much right now. Gotta go…

 

 

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It’s A Smart World After All

 

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The “Internet of Things” is exploding. It’s made up of billions of “smart” devices — from minuscule chips to mammoth machines — that use wireless technology to talk to each other. Our IoT world is growing at a breathtaking pace–from 2 billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 202. SOURCES: IDC, Intel, United nations:

VIDEO: The Smart Work in 2020

In his post When Things Matter More than People, author and marketer, Geoff Livingston shared that:

The Internet of Things is beginning to drive the tech industry and soon the marketing …read more

We’re Not Stupid, Just Social: The Comeback of Long-Form Media

Be honest – when was the last time you read a newspaper? I mean, really read a newspaper, perhaps over your morning coffee at the breakfast table or during the train ride to work? Keep in mind that flipping through pages during a ten-minute lunch break does not count, nor does scanning headlines on The New York Times’ website in an effort to use your ten free articles wisely.

More than likely, you logged into Twitter and did a quick scan of your favorite news organizations’ tweets. You may have opened your favorite blog (All Things E, of course!) on …read more

Twitter Lust: How the Desire for a Bigger Following Leads Us to Do Cringe Worthy Things

We love the responses we got when we asked friends and colleagues to write about what they consider to be the 7 Deadly Sins of Facebook Admins. Now we’re at it again, helping you avoid cringe worthy Twitter faux pas with our seven part series on the 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter Admins. I’m kicking this series off with our first sin, lust, and the terrible things our desire for more followers drives us to do.

In my work there is no suggestion that sends shivers up my spine than “we should look into buying Twitter followers.” On some level …read more

What Makes Your Pin Perfect?

What makes a GREAT Pinterest image?

I asked a group this question as part of a social media training I gave this week.

Before they could answer, I showed them what data says: Wired Magazine and others recently published the results of year-long “Perfect Pin” data gathering from Philadelphia start-up, Curalate, who correlated information about how often pins are shared, liked, or commented upon with characteristics of a pin and came up with a half dozen answers about what is GREAT.

Here they are:

No Human Faces Little Background (main subject takes up more of the background) Lots of Reds …read more

Tinu Abayomi-Paul Shares her Social Media Tips of the Trade

Tinu Abayomi-Paul, website promotion specialist and author, is also the principal consultant of Leveraged Promotion, a website promotion company. Their specialty is bringing companies with an existing offline presence the local, national or international exposure they need to increase profitability by leveraging the cost-effective tools available on the web.

Tinu was recently featured in the second installment of the Age of Conversation 2 and has written over 30 ebooks and multimedia guides to using the web to increase

business profits, currently being updated and moved to the Kindle platform

In September 2012, Tinu was quoted in the CNN …read more

Tips of the Trade: Using Social Media to Get Your Next Job

Career strategist, Nicolette Pizzitola (a former Tips of the Trade featured guest) speed-coached three women on the Today Show this morning, giving them advice to get their career back on track:

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Nicolette also hosted a live chat on the Today Show website after the show to answer viewer questions. She gave some advice on how to apply for a job:

When applying for a job, don’t forget about …read more

From All Things E to the Today Show!

She was our most recent guest for our “Tips of The Trade” feature, sharing her insights and advise on effective ways to use social media. Now Nicollett Pizzitola will be featured on the Today Show! Please set your TV, DVR or Tivo TOMORROW, May 1st, for her live appearance on the Today Show during the 8:00 AM ET hour. She’ll be hosting a segment designed to help women who are stuck in their careers find their way out of a professional rut.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Point Associates, Nicolette leads a coaching and consulting firm which helps …read more

Do you Vine?

Twitter’s Vine app is a popular video-sharing service that recently topped the U.S. App Store’s list of free iPhone apps. Vine creates short looping videos in a simple and fun way that you can share with your friends, family, and followers. Organizations are using Vine to promote new products and gain excitement about upcoming music albums.

Have you thought about how you can bring it into your organization? The General Services Administration has recently blogged that Vine videos can be created without breaking any GSA rules. Organizations such as NASA, U.S. Health Data and the Department of the …read more

Twitter Turns 7 Years Old Today

Happy Birthday @Twitter! Here’s a look back…

 

 

Danielle Ricks

Social Media Specialist

Campaign Consultation, Inc.

Related articles Silicon Alley Insider: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter Happy Birthday Twitter – already 6 years old, wow! On Its 7th Birthday, Is Twitter Still The ‘Free Speech Party’? …read more