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Happy Holidays from Community 2.0!

We're taking some time off from our coverage of online communities to celebrate the season with our loved ones. We want to sincerely ...

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OPEN CALL FOR SPONSORSHIPS for Social Media & Community 2.0 2011

OPEN CALL FOR SPONSORSHIPS for Social Media & Community 2.0 2011

The Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies team is currently accepting proposals for event sponsorship. As a Sponsor/Partner you will ...

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The 2011 Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies Conference

The 2011 Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies Conference

In a space that is evolving so quickly, social media is on the forefront of every business leaders mind. There is a need to stay connected o...

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Strategic Social Marketing for Communities

Strategic Social Marketing for Communities

When options are abundant; and social media networks are available in many niches.... which websites do you think TOP the list for strategi...

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Walmarts Black Friday Ads Go Viral Early

Walmarts Black Friday Ads Go Viral Early

Walmart (in a brilliant strategic move) "Black Friday" ads have been leaked ahead of time. Most major retailer wait for these Bla...

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Will NetFlix take over the internet?

In a recent article at Slate , they reveal that when Netflix opened for streaming business in Canada, 10% of Canadians visited the webpage. ...

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Common objections to social media in large companies

Doug Lacombe at the Vancouver Sun recently spent some time working with companies to figure out why they weren't using social media, an...

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Apple publishes a band's guide to music social network, Ping

Apple publishes a band's guide to music social network, Ping

According to Mashable , Apple has released a guide for bands that explains how to use the new social networking tool, Ping. The guides creat...

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"Forward Focus" - Future Trends 2010 Podcast Series Debuts with Stephen Gates

"Forward Focus" - Future Trends 2010 Podcast Series Debuts with Stephen Gates

Stephen Gates Starwood Hotels Interactive Creative Director The social ties that bind us are wearing increasingly thin, according to St...

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Making a profit from social media

Most of us don't have the ability to buy Twitter; however, we can responsibly invest in social media and see returns. Hilary Kramer of I...

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Twitter's new design provides users with a simplified experience

Twitter's new design provides users with a simplified experience

Rolling out over the next few weeks, Twitter users will have a much more dynamic and streamlined experience on the site. Much of the new fea...

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Harrisburg University's week without social media

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology provost Eric Darr is asking his students to do the unthinkable - go one week without social...

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Apple to introduce guidelines for the apps

After two years of little guidance, Apple has announced that it will introduce guidelines for Applications in its App store, as reported by...

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Official Call for Presenters Now Open - Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies 2011

INDUSTRY ALERT: OFFICIAL CALL FOR PRESENTERS The Institute for International Research (IIR) presents: The 4th Annual Social Media & Com...

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Google's music service said to launch by Christmas

Google's music service said to launch by Christmas

This Christmas you may be able to hear your favorite Holiday tunes by downloading them from Google. Mashable reports that the giant is sai...

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Facebook rolls out "Subscribe" feature

You'll soon be able to follow, wait, subscribe to your friends on Facebook. The new feature will enable Facebook users to follow the fr...

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Apple gets social with Ping launch

iTunes users who download the latest version of the software, released on Wednesday, will notice that their experience has become more socia...

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On to the next one - Google acquires SocialDeck

The giant has acquired yet another social media start-up, SocialDeck. FierceMobileContent.com writes, Founded in 2008 by COO Anish Acharya ...

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Google fights spam with Priority Inbox launch

Gmail users rejoice! Thanks to the nifty roll-out of "Priority Inbox" by Gmail, fighting spam has never been easier. We know that ...

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Foursquare Checks In to Times Square

Even if you've been religiously checking in to Times Square, Foursquare has a gigantic reminder to do so. The social networking site squ...

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Complimentary Webinar: CCOs Reveal Their Secret Killer Customer Strategies for Long-Term Profitability

Complimentary Webinar: CCOs Reveal Their Secret Killer Customer Strategies for Long-Term Profitability

Companies often sacrifice customers on the altar of short-term revenue and profit. Yet in competitive situations where your company’s adva...

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Could Millenials sharing habits benefit organizations?

Older members of the Millenial generation have been in the workforce for a few years now and their unique attitude toward work has caused bo...

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Win with social media by thinking small

Although its tempting to cast the widest net with social media, that may not always be the best practice for businesses looking to connect w...

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Google buys virtual-currency start-up, Jambool

Cnet.com reports that Google has bought Jambool, a company that makes a platform for managing online payments for virtual goods sold on gam...

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Facebook Ad Sales to Hit $1.2 Billion This Year

Facebook Ad Sales to Hit $1.2 Billion This Year

Adage.com reports that Facebook will soon it $1.2 billion dollars in ad sales. A new estimate from eMarketer says the company will book $1...

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Delta Launches First Airline Social Media 'Ticket Window'

Delta Launches First Airline Social Media 'Ticket Window'

In a press release statement, Delta Airlines has introduced the first social media "Ticket Window" that will allow passengers to ...

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Social media close behind 911 in US emergencies

In a recent study by The American Red Cross, responders said using social media outlets like Facebook would be a second choice if they faced...

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I want my MTV (on Twitter) - MTV crowns 1st Twitter Jockey

In an effort to embrace social media and create a two-way conversation with their audience, MTV has announced its first TJ or Twitter Jockey...

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Mayo Clinic to launch center for social media

FierceBiotechit.com reports the Mayo Clinic will soon open a center for social media. According to the Social Media Center's website, t...

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Social media cost UK billions

British employment website, MyJobGroup.co.uk says that social network usage at the office could potentially be costing Britain up to 14 bil...

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43% of brands on Twitter had never replied to a tweet

This is an excerpt from the Wildfire whitepaper, "Putting the 'Social' Into Social Media" which is available for download...

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"Vote or Die" Kenyans use social media to boost voters in election

Reuters reports that social media has helped to boost voter turnout and awareness during the Kenyan elections. Over 12.5M Kenyans have regi...

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The real reasons behind the viral success of Old Spice

Nigel Hollis has an interesting breakdown of the Old Spice viral campaign success. He noted that the campaign, "The Man Your Man Could ...

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Amazon connects with Facebook - not with Beacon

PCMagazine.com reports that Amazon has rolled out a new application to help customers with purchase decisions based on their use of Faceboo...

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Digital River gets serious about social media tracking

InternetRetailer.com reports that companies looking to streamline their social media reporting now have a new way to track and manage their...

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Study: 0% of users would pay for Twitter

The popular micro-blogging network, Twitter is currently free for anyone to use - and users like it that way. According to the 2010 USC Anne...

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The British Royal Family -now on Flickr!

The British Royal Family -now on Flickr!

The British Royal Family has released hundreds of candid and professional shots on the official Royal Flickr page. According to The Daily ...

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Facebook Hits 500M Users

Today is a huge milestone Facebook. Now at 500M users, Facebook is the largest social network, with the closest runner-up, Twitter only at 1...

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Free Webinar – These Insidious SEO Myths Are Costing You Money

Here’s an SEO webinar from one of our sister events Performance Marketing Expo that I thought our community 2.0 readers would be interested...

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Some doctors connecting to local community through Facebook

Last week in USA Today, Rita Rubin looked at how some doctors are using social media to connect with their patients. An OB/GYN in Texas ha...

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Are Women are "Addicted" to Facebook?

The Guardian reports that one third of women check Facebook when they first wake up. Other reports tout that 39% Of Young Women Are Faceboo...

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Call for Guest Bloggers & Newly Added Speakers From Family Dollar, Sam’s Club, Wendy’s and more

Earn a complimentary All-Access pass to the #1 recognized shopper-focused event in the world by serving as a guest-blogger. As a guest blogg...

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Send Emergen-C to friends via social media

Yep, that's right. Gone are the days of giving virtual gifts on Facebook, now you can actually send your friend a sample pack of Emergen...

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British government works to get more online users

In an effort to get more people, especially older generations, online the British government has set up Race 2012 . From their website, Race...

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Social Media's impact on The World Cup

The social media landscape has changed drastically in the last four years. Now with more people joining the fray it's become a global ph...

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Small businesses and social media - 5 ways to start now!

Mashable has a great article today on how small businesses can adopt the social media trends from younger generations to help their busines...

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Yahoo Expands Facebook Integration, Adds Privacy Controls

PCWorld.com , reports that Yahoo has expanded its integration with Facebook to a global audience. The company also unveiled a new "priv...

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AP Stylebook adds 42 new guidelines for social media

ROTFL, G2G and POS are officially part of the updated AP Stylebook. CNN and Mashable report that the venerable resource for journalists (and...

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Disney turns "likes" into purchases on Facebook

The venerable entertainment giant has lead the pack in it's newest initiative to drive sales to the release of their upcoming film, Toy ...

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Social media boosts organ donor recruitment

The Chicago Tribune reports that social media is playing a hand in getting more people to sign-up to be organ donors. Individuals who are i...

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BP facing social media backlash

The Globe and Mail reports that embattled oil company and environmental villain is set to experience a social media backlash. Virtually ove...

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Students creating decentralized social network

Four students from NYU have set out to create a social network where large hub servers do not host users information. They have promised a ...

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Guest Post: Virtual meets IRL, again…Social Media 2.0 / #socialc20

Below is a special post from one of our 2010 attendees of Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies. For more information on the event, pl...

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One FREE pass to the Youth & Family Marketing Mega Event next week!

One FREE pass to the Youth & Family Marketing Mega Event next week! If you would like to attend the event on us and can take copious not...

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Social Media & Community 2.0 2010 Wrap-Up

Thank you to all who joined us and all who followed our coverage during this year's event. We surpassed our already high expectations fo...

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Technology Isn't an Idea

It's late, and I just got home from a five hour plane ride, but I wanted to give a much-deserved shout out to Stephen Gates from Starwoo...

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Bringing Your Online Community Offline

Matt Warburton (@betfair) offered session attendees some good advice and ideas for taking your online community offline. He suggested that o...

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Pfizer Gives Two Stars to Amazon’s Five Stars

I had to LOL at Robin Spencer’s (#Pfizer) call out to the “Tambourine” people—folks who just want to connect everything because they can and...

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The Kenny Rogers Rule

The Kenny Rogers Rule

Kellie Parker of SEGA ( who we’ve heard from earlier ) did a short and sweet presentation on managing multiple brands, and then turned th...

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