Top 5 Social Media Posts That You Might Have Missed From Last Week: October 4, 2010 Edition

Posted on October 4, 2010


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Top 5 Social Media Posts That You Might Have Missed From Last Week: October 4, 2010 Edition

Editor Steve Farnsworth (@Steveology)

These posts were selected based on popularity, and informational value according to the whim and whimsy of the editor, from content that was tweeted on @Steveology last week. However, their ranking is the result of the number of click-throughs they received.

5). How Many Times Do You Tweet Your Blog Post?

Although this topic has been covered quite a number of times by different bloggers. I want to share my point of view on this. Problogger asked his readers how many times they post tweets on links to their blog post.

The results? According to Problogger readers, 25.17% of the readers post it at least once and 34.43% tweet it twice. In my opinion everyone should retweet their article at least two times in a day and NOT once. [Read The Post Here]

4). Top 5 Smart Communications Practices

Best practices is a misnomer. It makes the assumption that everyone is in the same situation. You know what works best for you. You know what is smart for your situation. So, let’s just say smart practices, okay? I have picked the items for my top 5 list that I felt were universal to every communicator’s success, but weren’t universally adopted.

Kill Your Spokesperson

When it hits the fan for a client the first thing I recommended was that their rank and file employees not say a word to anyone, and refer everyone to the designated spokesperson. That’s what we did in the old days…about three plus years ago. With the proliferation of social channels you can no longer realistically expect to keep a tight lid on information.

The likelihood of intentional and unintentional information leakage is a fact of corporate life even among the best communications practitioners. You can fruitlessly fight the reality, or be Sun Tzu-esque and turn it to your advantage. [Read The Post Here]

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3). Five Ways To Clean Up Your Social Media Identity

There’s an implicit pressure on social media enthusiasts to be connected in more than one way. It’s not enough to have a Facebook page, you need a Twitter account as well. What do you mean you’re not on LinkedIn? Well, at least you have a blog on WordPress or Tumblr, right?

There is no requirement to spread your digital-self thin, but many of us are still juggling more than one online profile (I’m currently balancing at least five). Each of these profiles offers us a chance to connect with new communities in different ways, but each network needs to be managed and updated. With so many online profiles, questions are bound to arise. Is your bio page the same across all platforms? Should it be? [Read The Post Here]

2). How To Dominate Twitter And Facebook And Get Millions Of Business Followers

We all know that social media can be great for businesses small and large. Before you reap the rewards of a successful social media campaign, you need to get people to your Facebook page and Twitter account in the first place. And while that’s the easy part for huge corporations like Coca-Cola and Apple, raising awareness about your small business–and its social media presence–can seem an impossible task.

We spoke to several experts and solicited tips for increasing one’s Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It’s worth noting that nearly everyone agreed on two things: [Read The Post Here]

1). One Hundred+ Smart Ways To Use Linkedin

This resource is intended for people who…

* …are new to LinkedIn and wondering how to use it to help you in your business and career

* …have been using LinkedIn a while but felt like you haven’t really been accomplishing anything with it

* …are trying to persuade their friends to join LinkedIn and want to communicate the value proposition

* …think there’s no real value in LinkedIn (and those who want to rebut them) [Read The Post Here]