3 Core Principles of Social Media Productivity

December 22, 2009

This is a guest post by Chris Goddard from Affilorama.com – an affiliate marketing training site. Technology has a habit of embedding itself in our lives – so much so that we start working by its schedule, rather than by our own. Unfiltered, social media can be too much to handle! image: theVanCats There isn’t [...]

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Why Narcissistic Personality Disorder Loves Social Media

December 8, 2009

Spend any length of time in the social media scene and you’ll almost certainly encounter a person with a severe psychological issue called Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). The psychiatrists’ DSM manual describes it as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.” Narcissists (NPD people) have a “big personality” that [...]

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11 Ways to Get More RSS Subscribers

November 16, 2009

One year ago, I started this blog with the goal of improving my writing skills and also my connections in the social media world. I also wanted to practice creating viral content. Out of 48 posts, 12 of them (25%) went viral and got over 200 retweets. Near the end of my first year I [...]

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When TV Product Placement Goes Too Far

October 26, 2009

Californication – a prime-time Showtime TV drama – celebrates the womanizing exploits of a lazy rockstar writer named Hank Moody (played David Duchovny). It has some good moments and sharp, engaging dialogue mixed in with the rough. But it jumped the shark for me personally, when it engaged in ultra-sneaky product placement for a social [...]

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Interview with Gary Vaynerchuk

October 12, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk is ‘the man.’ He’s a 33-year-old, charismatic and slightly over-the-top video blogger who’s managed to grow a multi-million dollar business by mixing his passions for wine and social media marketing. You can join along in his video wine tasting adventures or follow him on Twitter. What excites you the most about social media? [...]

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5 Signs You’re NOT a Social Media Expert, Yet

October 5, 2009

Over the past few years, social media has quickly flown onto mainstream business marketing’s radar. This boom has created thousands of “Social Media Kindergarten Teacher” types with lower-intermediate skills… who get passed off as industry ‘experts’ on unsuspecting novices or clients. Next, there’s a class of smart, relatively advanced social media users who are still [...]

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Social Media Interview with Mani Karthik

September 29, 2009

Mani Karthik is an India-based professional blogger and SEO consultant. Mani has an insightful daily SEO blog (in English) with over 5,000 subscribers, a team of overseas employees, and world-class level of search + social media skills that distinguish him as one of the very top international web consultants in Asia. You can follow Mani [...]

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Update Twitter & Facebook Fan Pages Automatically via RSS

September 21, 2009

You’re cranking out some solid blog posts for your company. And you’ve just convinced the boss to let you set up a Twitter account and a Facebook fan page, too. But the boss is worried it’ll take up too much time, and she asks: “Can you automatically update Twitter and Facebook with our new blog [...]

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Social Media Interview with Stuart Foster

September 14, 2009

Stuart Foster is a east coast blogger and marketing strategist. A former top Digg user and prolific blogger, his brain is bursting with a never-ending flow of content and ideas. Stuart’s media strategies aren’t “theoretical” – they come after many thousands of hours of experience with the ups and downs of real-life social media. You [...]

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What is Social Climbing?

September 8, 2009

The social hierarchy of some groups is relatively “flat” and people are mostly treated as equals. But many groups are defined by a palpable “vertical” hierarchy based on clout and social class. In these groups, people spend a huge chunk of their social energy gaining and maintaining personal status. Social climbing and posing with influential [...]

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