Social Networking Sites Should Not Replace Your Website or Blog

On Friday, picplz announced that on July 3, 2012, it will shut down permanently. This is not surprising, given the fact that Instagram recently released an Android version of the Instagram app. Prior to the release of Instagram’s Android app, picplz was one of the best alternatives available to people … “Social Networking Sites Should Not Replace Your Website or Blog”

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Some Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Post Content

Many businesses have dedicated a lot of resources to try to figure out why content gets shared on the Internet. While many factors play a role in influencing what gets shared and what doesn’t, most experts agree that posting great content is essential. After all, why would people share something … “Some Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Post Content”

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How Businesses Can Get More Followers or “Likes” on Social Networking Sites*

Do you want to know what the secret is to quickly gaining a lot of followers or “likes” on social networking sites? Well, here it is: Create a brand that is loved by people all over the world or become famous in some other area of your life. I say … “How Businesses Can Get More Followers or “Likes” on Social Networking Sites*”

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Pinterest Users: Beware of Copyright Law

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a lawyer, I’ve never studied law nor do I plan to. However, the things that I’ve been reading online lately have me thinking a lot about copyright law and how it relates to social media. In particular, a lot of articles … “Pinterest Users: Beware of Copyright Law”

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The Power of Social Media

People often see life through their own lens. Some people even go through life believing that most people in the world think the same way that they do and want to live the same way that they do. Furthermore, they believe that there is something wrong with those people who … “The Power of Social Media”

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Are You Ready for Some Football? (The Second Screen Edition)

Historically, the Super Bowl has been one of the most viewed telecasts of the year. According to The Nielsen Company, five of the six most watched prime-time telecasts of all time in the U.S. were Super Bowls. In fact, the last four Super Bowls played (2008 to 2011) are on … “Are You Ready for Some Football? (The Second Screen Edition)”

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What Apps Are Currently on Your Smartphone?

As I mentioned in a post earlier this month, comScore reported that for the three-month average period ending in October 2011, 90 million people in the United States owned smartphones. As would be expected, this number continues to increase. In fact, according to Flurry Analytics, 6.8 million Android and iOS … “What Apps Are Currently on Your Smartphone?”

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An Excellent Resource for Internet Marketing Advice – HubSpot

If you are looking to leverage the power of the Internet to help grow your business, one of the first places I’d suggest that you look is HubSpot. According to the “Company Fact Sheet” on hubspot.com, “HubSpot is an Internet marketing startup whose software helps businesses get found online, generate … “An Excellent Resource for Internet Marketing Advice – HubSpot”

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1911 Main Street’s Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Business 2011

This is the time of the year for holiday parties, college football bowl games, Santa Claus, and looking back at the year that was. It is also the time of year for “best of” lists… and lots of them. So, in keeping with the tradition, I submit to you my … “1911 Main Street’s Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Business 2011”

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Social Media and Television Part Two: A Game of Ping-Pong

Lately, there has been an increased focus on social media marketing as social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, virtual gaming worlds, etc., have become more popular with consumers. However, traditional media (e.g., television, print, radio, etc.) is not going away any time soon. As I mentioned in a post, titled “Social … “Social Media and Television Part Two: A Game of Ping-Pong”

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