Archive | March, 2011

Folowen

Folowen is a search engine that combines the various social media profiles of one organisation or individual into a single set of search results, be it Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or any of the other 24 networks it can access. How does it work? Simply click on the link above to take you to the homepage, [...]

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I can do it too with Squidoo

Guest post by Christine Lynskey The principle behind Squidoo is that everyone is an expert at something. Squidoo allows you to create ‘lenses’. A lens is a page you create about your topic of interest. Your lens is your perspective on that particular topic. What is the point? Squidoo is designed to be what you [...]

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Social Mention

Social Mention is a real-time search engine that sources user-generated content across the blogosphere and other interactive networks. How does it work? It’s used in much the same as any other search engine by typing in the phrase you’re looking for and hitting the return key. You can search under the following categories: Audio Blogs [...]

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You Go GoArticles

GoArticles is a free article submission website that allows you to write an article (generally 400+ words) about any topic and publish it. Like any other article submission site, GoArticles allows you to include an “author biography” with some dofollow links, so that anyone copying the article into their website or blog will also include [...]

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Intro to Tubemogul

TubeMogul is a free service that provides a single place for deploying uploads to the top video and social networking sites. It also offers powerful analytics on who, what, and how videos are being viewed. The ‘InPlay Analytics’ feature provides far more than ‘views’, including per-second audience dropoff, audience locations, embed tracking and more.   [...]

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Just yelp!

Yelp is an online city guide that helps you find the cool places to eat, drink, dance and play in the area, based on the honest and informed opinions of locals, the people who will know, the people you would trust. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find and review the good, the [...]

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Overview of MBuzz

Yesterday I had an online demo of MBuzz from the lovely Sheena. It’s a pretty useful tool, but at £7k for an annual subscription it is not for the faint-hearted B2B start-up. This one is for the professionals.  What is it? Run by the ever-pushy Meltwater Group, MBuzz is a social media monitoring tool that [...]

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Understanding Myspace

MySpace is a social network, with more than 100 million users worldwide. Anyone can create a free profile on MySpace – by signing up at myspace.com. It enables users to add unlimited friends and stay connected via blogging and instant messaging features, send messages, share photos and videos, listen to music, post events – MySpace [...]

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Spoilt for Choice: How to choose a social media agency

Your CEO has finally acknowledged the need for a social media programme, budget and resource have been signed off, and you know you need to find a supplier. But it seems as though everyone with a Twitter account has jumped on the bandwagon, adding ‘social media consultant’ to their business cards and taking advantage of [...]

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Abuzz with information – an intro to using Google Buzz

Google Buzz (GB) is a social networking tool that allows anyone with a GMail account to share links, videos, images and conversations with their followers. Think of it as an exclusive Facebook – only for other Gmail users. Is it useful in a B2B context? As far as I can tell, its uses are limited, [...]

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