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Social Reading: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Goodreads

Social Reading: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Goodreads

Jan 13, 2014

Everything is social these days. Connecting with other people, especially those we normally wouldn’t be able to keep up with so thoroughly, is a big part of the internet’s appeal. It has opened up a whole new range of communication, and brought us all closer together despite huge distances. We are now a more open world than ever before. While in the...

Google Plus Community VS Facebook Group VS LinkedIn Group

Google Plus Community VS Facebook Group VS LinkedIn Group

Oct 10, 2013

Building a community is a primary reason behind the existence of social media in a business context. Marketing yourself becomes easier if you can engage users and create a sense of togetherness with those who you are reaching out to. Networks realize this, and most of them are providing tools that let you do it. Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn have the best...

5 Upcoming Social Media Events and Their Official Hashtags

5 Upcoming Social Media Events and Their Official Hashtags

Aug 23, 2013

Social media is one of the hottest topics in marketing these days. With the wide reaching applications of sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Google+ and others, you can’t be surprised by its incredible popularity within the industry. Whole conferences are now dedicated to social media in action. How to follow and...

Why People Are Not Engaging With Your Brand

Why People Are Not Engaging With Your Brand

Oct 15, 2012

The success of your blog rests on a lot of different variables. Your writing, your marketing, the site layout and design, features, and the branding all contribute to your overall product. There are hundreds of quality writers out there, and if you have enough money you can buy a great design or the marketing to go along with it. Often the popularity of a blog...

Burning Houses, Building Bridges and The Biggest Secret to Success

Burning Houses, Building Bridges and The Biggest Secret to Success

Sep 14, 2012

Earlier this week I came home to find smoke seeping through the cracks around my back door. I went around to the front door and my fears were realized when I found that the house was full of rancid smoke. I called 911, and the paced around in the yard like a lost idiot for about 20 minutes waiting on the fire department to arrive.   Soon several fire trucks...

Anatomy of a Facebook Network with Wolfram Alpha

Anatomy of a Facebook Network with Wolfram Alpha

Sep 3, 2012

Last week the powerful answer engine Wolfram Alpha, which is a big part of Siri’s software, added a new feature that allows users to get a detailed view of their Facebook profile. By going to Wolfram Alpha and inputting Facebook Report in the query box, then giving Wolfram Alpha access to your Facebook account and setting up an account on Wolfram Alpha,...

Goal Setting for Networking

Goal Setting for Networking

May 24, 2012

I realize setting goals is an important part of being successful. I have daily goals set for what I want to accomplish, monthly goals set for which metrics I want to increase, and yearly goals for what I want to do with my business. I ended up missing an important goal though, and when it comes to networking it’s the one type of goal setting you need...

Job Networking with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Job Networking with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mar 19, 2012

Social media is becoming increasingly important for job networking. The last couple of years have been hard on the economy, and if you’ve been forced to hunt for a job during that time you know this all too well. On the bright side 63 percent of recruiters say that their organizations are exhibiting signs of recovery from economic difficulties, but job...

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