Washington Post Joins Facebook Advertising – Why Your Business Should Pay Attention

[smartads] Year 2010 was a monumental year for Facebook as it made great inroads into the business user community. And surely, the world’s leading social network couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2011 as one of the biggest names in the publishing industry, Washington Post announced its decisions to launch SocialCode, a subsidiary…

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Social Media Rise and Roadblocks In the Business World

Year 2010 was a transformational year for social media in the business world as Facebook and Twitter stamped their authority beyond doubt. I expect businesses to step up the ante on their social media efforts in 2011 and make the most out of this revolution. And I’m not the only person who’s bullish on the…

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50 Cent – The Art of Writing Million Dollar Tweets for Business

[smartads] Tweeting is an art. Few good men do it better than anybody else and Curtis Jackson (better known as 50 Cent) surely belongs to that club. The rapper helped penny stock company H&H Imports, which he received 30 millions shares of in October, make $50 million US in one day by tweeting about it…

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5 Social Media Lessons Your Business can Learn from Ted Williams

[smartads] Life is a great teacher. If you don’t believe me, ask Ted Williams – the homeless man with the golden radio announcer voice, whose videos has reached more than 26 million views on YouTube in a matter of days and has been the talk of the town on other social media sites as well. While the…

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Why Quora could be the Next Social Media Phenomenon

It’s fair to say that Year 2010 well and truly belonged to Facebook and Twitter and no other network managed to even remotely compete with these two biggies of the social media world. While that trend is likely to continue in the New Year, I’m seeing another game changer social media phenomenon rising through the…

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Why Facebook is worth $50 Billion

[smartads] The verdict on Facebook’s valuation is finally out and I’m not surprised that the world’s most popular social network commands a mind bogging and whopping worth of $50 Billion Dollars! To be valued at more than Yahoo, eBay and Time Warner is a monster achievement and a massive moral victory for the social media…

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Why the Updated Twitter for Mac is The Best Ever Twitter Client

[smartads] The New Year couldn’t have started off on a better note for Apple loyalists and Twitter lovers such as me who’ve for long craved about getting a quality Twitter client on the Mac platform. As they say, better late than never – the much improved Twitter for Mac has finally arrived on the newly…

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Social Media and Email Marketing to Gain Traction amongst Businesses in 2011

[smartads] I have no doubt that year 2010 will always be remembered as a “defining moment” in the history of social media. Having said that, I strongly believe that year 2011 will see businesses push the social media pedal harder to gain an advantage over their competitors. My optimism on social media is echoed by…

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The 5 Biggest Social Media Challenges for Your Business in 2011

[smartads] Though social media has been around for several years, it’s still considered to be in an “evolving” state. Social media has transformed in the last couple of years and more changes are on the horizon as we enter 2011. From a business perspective, it’s exciting as well as crucial to keep pace with the…

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What Your Twitter Strategy Should Be in 2011

[smartads] Happy New Year to all smedio readers! With the holiday season coming to an end and the arrival of Year 2011, it’s time to get back to “business as usual”. From a business perspective, it’s the best time to get ready for the New Year – formulate business plans and develop your marketing strategy…

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The Best of Year 2010 – Social Media Highlights of the Year

[smartads] The year 2010 is about to end and the whole world is eagerly looking forward to celebrate New Year as we step into 2011. It’s a good time to make your Social Media resolutions for year 2011 as well as look back at the very best of social media for year 2010. Though social…

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How to use Tumblr for Your Business

It’s fair to say that Twitter has been a blessing in disguise for micro-blogging platforms. It came, it saw and it captured! While Twitter’s explosion is a recent phenomenon, micro-blogging has been around for several years. Tumblr was one of the first few micro-blogging tools when it launched in 2007 and was an instant hit…

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What is Your Business’ Social Media Resolution for Year 2011?

[smartads] With the holiday season already here, it’s time to bid adieu to the year 2010 and embrace the New Year with open arms. And the onset of the New Year inevitably marks the time to make resolutions. And it’s not just individuals; businesses too have their fair share of resolutions to make at the…

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How to Leverage the Socialization of Search Engines Results

Last year, Google tied up Twitter to include tweets in its search results. In October this year, Microsoft announced a partnership with Facebook to allow users to bring their Facebook friends into the search experience. Facebook has already overtaken Google as the most visited site in United States. Twitter is increasingly being perceived as Google’s…

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5 Business Lessons from the WikiLeaks Scandal

Technology is meant to better human lives. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way; and a perfect case in point is the recent WikiLeaks scandal. I will refrain from debating the legalities and moralities of WikiLeaks as that’s a sensitive issue. I strongly believe that the damage has been done and now it’s crucial…

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