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Happy Holidays from Community 2.0

We're taking some much needed time off from our coverage of social media and online communities to celebrate the season with our loved o...

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Social Media Strategies & Community 2.0 Brochure Available

Welcome to Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies Targeted advice for business managers seeking real-life stories of how to leverage s...

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Facebook Campaign Beats Cowell's New Singer

CNN.com reports that Rage Against the Machine has claimed the prestigious No. 1 spot on the British singles chart on the last Sunday before...

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Social Media Plans a Must for Businesses in '10

Vanessa DiMauro has a fascinating look at social media policies in her recent post on CustomerThink.com . DiMauro warns that a social media ...

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Twitter's Top Trending Topics of 2009

Twitter's Top Trending Topics of 2009

PCWorld.com just released their top trending topics of 2009. As we look through the list -- any surprises? What other topics should have b...

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Meet the speakers of Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies: Ali McCourt, TurboTax Inner Circle

We’re pleased to announce d like to present you with the first of a series of speaker podcasts delivered by our outstanding Social Media &a...

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How can publishers use Twitter?

J. S. McDougall of the Huffington Post recently wrote a list of how book publishers can best use Twitter. The tips are publishing specific...

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Social Media Influencing Holiday Purchases

InformationWeek.com reports that a recent survey by comScore found that 28% of online shoppers were influenced by info on Facebook or Twitt...

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Social Media Today Web Seminar: Adding Value with Online Community: How to Leverage Community for Fun & Profit

Social Media Today Web Seminar: Adding Value with Online Community: How to Leverage Community for Fun & Profit

Adding Value with Online Community: How to Leverage Community for Fun & Profit Webinar December 18, 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT Register now: ht...

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Recent Study Shows Phishing on Facebook has Increased

A recent study conducted by the internet security company Sophos has some shocking details as highlighted by this post on ReadWriteWeb. In t...

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Friendster's Facelift and Rumored Sale

Late last week there were rumors that the once wildly popular social network, Friendster, will soon be sold for a reported $100M. The social...

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Social Media and Movies Mix on Movieclips.com

Wednesday's launch of Movieclips.com by Zack James, 27 is an "unprecedented move" by the studios to allow free movie content. ...

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Facebook Integrates with Yahoo

This blog post in Search Engine Land highlights how Yahoo has announced that they will integrate many properties with Facebook Connect. Face...

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Twitter, Facebook, Google Go Red for World AIDS Day

Today is World Aids Day , and popular social networks have shown their support by going "red" in remembrance of the individuals lo...

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Twitter Declared Most Popular English Word of 2009

Mashable reports that the word, "Twitter" has been declared the most popular English word of 2009. The Global Language Monitor, wh...

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Woot.com Launches Deal Crowdsourcing Site

The venerable spot for deal-seekers just went social. Woot.com has introduced Deals.Woot.com , an attempt to turn its rabid fans into a cr...

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Social Media is a Team Effort

I came across this post from Chris Brogan's blog in which he compares social media to a recent football game he was watching. What he wa...

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Gamers get social media as Facebook comes to PS3

PS3 addicts can now access Facebook through their systems. Brandrepublic.com writes, Sony is promising more integration with Facebook to co...

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What can social media do for your business?

The MetroWest Daily News' Jeff Adair recently spoke with Bob Cargill, the Direct Marketer of the Year for 2009, recently commented on wh...

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Blogging Innovation: Five Steps to a Successful B2B Social Media Strategy

Matt Heinz of Blogging Innovation discusses today about how social media professionals can effectively manage B2B communication. Heinz offe...

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How to Build Brand Awareness of Facebook

This recent article in SearchEnglineLand.com discusses how a company can create brand awareness on Facebook. Kevin Gibbons give the example ...

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As a social media professional, what should you be reading?

What books are you currently reading to learn more about social media? Mashable just published a list with what they believe are the top fi...

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NYTimes: How to Market Your Business With Facebook

New York Times reporter Kermit Pattison writes today that small business owners may want to re-think their relationship with Facebook. As w...

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Free Web Seminar Next Thursday - Unlock a Better Business Strategy with Text Analytics

Start Date/Time: Thu, Nov 19, 2009 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST With SPSS text analytics, you can read documents, blogs, wikis, tweets, e-mails, c...

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Burberry Banks on Social Media Love for their Iconic Trench Coat

Reuters reports this morning that the luxury goods brand, Burberry is introducing its nearly 100 year old Trench coat to social media. The ...

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NACCM 2009: I Want To Tweet You Up

Here's another post from the Customers 1st blog which highlights a session called "I Want To Tweet You Up" from Michael Tchong...

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Millennial Moms -- The Most Connected and Tech-Toy Dependent Population

According to a free whitepaper by Mr. Youth , Millennial Moms, those born between 1977 and 1996, are quickly becoming the biggest users of t...

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NACCM 2009: Answering the Social Phone – Listening, Measuring, and Engaging in Social Media.

NACCM 2009: Answering the Social Phone – Listening, Measuring, and Engaging in Social Media.

We're live this week in sunny Phoenix for the NACCM: Customer 1st 2009 conference. Our guest-blogger, Norma Huibregtse covered a sessi...

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Creating a Customer-Centric Social Media Strategy that Works

Here's a guest post from Norma Huibregtse on the Customers 1st blog that I thought might be of interest to our community readers. NACCM...

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8% Growth in Social Media -- Thanks to Aging Facebook Users

The Guardian reports today that social media has seen an 8% growth in popularity, largely thanks to the growing number of older persons on ...

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Wired: Organized Chaos: Viral Marketing, Meet Social Media

Wired: Organized Chaos: Viral Marketing, Meet Social Media

We encourage you to check out Curtis Silver's piece in Wired magazine in which he discusses the evolution of viral marketing and how i...

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NASDAQ Goes Social

I came across this article in WebProNews that discusses that the world's largest exchange company has launched a social networking commu...

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Google adds social media activity to search results

Utalkmarketing.com reports today that Google has launched Social Search facility that enables users to discover publicly available web cont...

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Real-Time Search Results for Twitter

In the past couple of months we have seen major events unfold and witnessed Facebook and Twitter become real-time news reporters. According ...

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Google and Facebook to join music distribution

According to the New York Times , Google and Facebook are teaming up with some of the music labels in order to make music easier to learn ab...

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H1N1 Swine Flu Social Media Tools Provided by CDC

Huliq.com reports that The CDC partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)to create social media tools that provid...

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CIA to start spying on social media?

Don Reisinger of CNET.com reports Tuesday that the CIA may start spying on social media conversations. Reisinger writes, visible Technologi...

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Live from The Market Research Event: The Skinny on Marketing Research at Facebook

We're live this week at The Market Research Event 2009 and we invite you to follow along with us via our blog and Twitter . Among our ...

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Social Media for Farmers is a Growing Trend

Farmers across the United States are starting to reap the benefits of social media by utilizing it for personal and agriculture-specific pur...

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What your online communities can do for you

Venture Beat recently looked at a popular question in social media - how can you measure and track the efforts of online social media. The...

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Social Media Can Save Lives, Says Public Health Officials

Medscape.com reports that social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook are allowing public health officials to reach out fast and direct...

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Social Media Can be Profitable

Mashable recently posted this video in which Bloomberg interviewed Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore, in which he discussed how the blog which was ...

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Complimentary Web Seminar: Shifting Media, Shifting Minds

Title: Shifting Media, Shifting Minds Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Register here: https://www1.gotomee...

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Estee Lauder Offers Social Media Make-Overs

Estee Lauder Offers Social Media Make-Overs

Cosmetics giant, Estee Launder is now offering free social media "make-overs" for individuals to use as their social networking pr...

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I Want to Tweet You Up: What Emerging Customer Trends Mean for Your Business

I Want to Tweet You Up: What Emerging Customer Trends Mean for Your Business

As a social media professional, you're well aware of the impact that this medium can have on your profitability and on your customer'...

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McAfee creates online community to enhance business

According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal , McAfee will be launching a new online community that will function as a customer service...

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Navigate Google Wave

With the recent release of Google Wave, they're now depending upon the users to communicate what will work best and how to work out the ...

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Considerations for Google and Microsoft

Andrew Keen of Telegraph.co.uk writes today that if giants Google and Microsoft want to succeed in social media, they must take a few things...

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There is still a fear of social media marketing

There is still a fear of social media marketing

This post on eMarketer highlights how most businesses and organizations have already adopted many forms of social media, the most popular be...

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California taps celebrities and natives for travel California site

California Fives , a new online community for potential travelers to California, taps locals and celebrities to help potential visitors what...

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The key to a successful online community: Listening

Eric Ries recently wrote a great article for Vator News discussing the importance of listening to your online community. Although we see ma...

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Google vs. Bing: What's Your Choice?

Jennifer Van Grove recently posted on Mashable 5 reasons why one should switch over from Google to Bing. Bing is the fastest growing search ...

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Columbus synagogue serves the world

On the verge of the high Jewish holidays, The Columbus Dispatch looks at how one synagogue began to build and online Jewish community to se...

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Study Says Stay-at-Home Moms Dominate Social Media

The Denver Business Journal reports today that The Retail Advertising and Marketing Association study released Wednesday showed that more t...

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Good Riddance to Twitter Spammers, Impersonators, and Serial Abusers!

Jennifer Van Grove from Mashable recently posted a great article on a list of 10 people that we will no longer see on Twitter anymore. This ...

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10 Twitter Tools for Serious Twitterers

I came across this list of top 10 twitter tools for all you twitterers out there from this post on Quick Online Tips. I'm pretty sure yo...

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