Social Media for Service Professionals

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation about the use of Social Media to a great group of people who mostly are different kinds of service professionals (attorneys, accountants, consultants, etc.). Subscribe the the RSS feed for each of these.

Using Social Media To Deal With Customer Trolls

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Pander, Don''t Preach - When addressing complaints via social media, your intended audience is not the person who feels they were wronged. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS.

Lunch.com Adds Personalized RSS Feeds

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Los Angeles-based Lunch.com , the online social media and networking site run by J.R. Johnson, told its users today that it has unveiled a new, personal RSS feed feature to the site. The new features follow the launch last month of "social badges" on the site, similar to Foursquare and other location-based checkin services. Tags: lunch social networking questions answers reviews ratings feed

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How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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Shortcut: sebastian-x.com Blog About Blogroll Links How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague Posted on 12 January, 2010 The bot playground commonly refered to as “social media&# is responsible for shitloads of absurd cretinism.

Demand Media Buys Two Firms, Renews Google Ad Deal

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired two companies, plus renewed a deal with Google. According to Demand Media, it acquired IndieClick , a Los Angeles-based online advertising company, and also acquired RSS Graffiti , another Los Angeles firm developing social media products for Facebook. IndieClick was headed by Peter Luttrell, and RSS Graffiti by Ryan Hoffman.

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Fanzila launches new apps with blogger promotion

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Fanzila , a startup that makes it easy to turn your Facebook pages into mini websites with blogs, contests, photo galleries and more, has just added ”Contact Us,” “About Us,” and RSS apps to its offering.

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Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2012 – The Year Of Syndication

InfoChachkie

Below is a list of the syndicated entries which received the most views and/or social media attention, with links to the versions that appeared here on infoChachkie. and Forbes provide me with reports that detail pageviews, but I had to estimate the overall impact of the TechCrunch articles based on the amount of social media attention they received. > 780 social media shares - front page of TechCrunch last weekend of Olympics.

How To Change Your Customer Message From Push To Pull

Startup Professionals Musings

Some folks like websites and blogs, and others prefer RSS feeds, email lists, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds. You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market.

Four Recruiting Lessons From Grandpa

InfoChachkie

Social recruiting tools are here, and your next resume will probably never actually be on a sheet of paper. You might have even found your current job on social media.

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11 Ways To Start Pulling Customers To Your Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

Some folks like websites and blogs, and others prefer RSS feeds, email lists, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds. You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market.

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Entrepreneurs: Are You an Olympic Athlete or a Spectator?

InfoChachkie

This week the SBW2012 Conference in DC offers sessions geared for small businesses including a Social Media forum, Business Matchmaking, and Federal Contracting 101.

Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

InfoChachkie

Not only will this approach save everyone time, it will allow you to reserve your social capital to facilitate more impactful introductions. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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Along the way, they created a supportive community of emotionally attached stakeholders that would be the envy of any Social Media Manager. Per John, "We continue to grow the business and as the newsletter grew, the media kind of picked up on the story as well. The media.

Celebrities With The Most (Allegedly) Fake Twitter Followers

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Irrespective of your political affiliation, one must admit that nearly three-fourths is an extremely high percentage of phony followers, suggesting that some shenanigans were employed to bolster the President's social status.

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Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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The lessons learned by Divshot confirm that obtaining, and more importantly maintaining, visibility on the front page of a major social news site results from the congruence of three factors: audience, timing and engagement. As Michael notes, "Social news is heavily driven by conversations.

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‘Pull’ Customers to Website, Don’t ‘Push’ Messages

Startup Professionals Musings

Some folks like websites and blogs, and others prefer RSS feeds, email lists, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds. You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market.

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Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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I believe that many social networks confused this idea. I believe it is the new form of RSS – the place people go to find out what is happening in the latest news. I covered that topic in my Twitter is RSS post. Social networks continue to drive conversion of marketers.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Subscribe to RSS. Subscribe to RSS. We believe there are awesome entrepreneurs everywhere, not just in the places constantly covered by the media. Lisa Nicole Bell – CEO of Inspired Life Media Group. Gregg Spiridellis – Co-Founder and CEO Guy at JibJab Media.

The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

SoCal Delicious

On CBS MoneyWatch: Why Debit Cards Are Dangerous BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet Members login Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Enterprise Web 2.0 A better social Web on mobile devices.

How Pinterest, Tumblr, HootSuite, Klout, Posterous, Bitly and Mashable Rapidly And Repeatedly Hire Great People

InfoChachkie

The company launched its social media management system in 2008, growing to over 4 million users by the start of 2012. Smarterer’s customers include: Klout, vente-privee USA, Stack Social, MOGL, Zodo, eBoxed, Lujure, Viderity, and A Small Orange.

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Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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We all read them to get a sense of what is going on in the world, peeling back layers of the old world in which media was too scripted. Importantly, they’re more social. Much of my traffic is through referring websites and/or social media. Social media is ephemeral.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life – The New Measure Of Wealth

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In the resulting article , I describe Tige''s deft handling of online trolls via the deft use of social media. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Media. Streaming media. Social. Social media. Social networking. Social games. It covers a range of technology trends, from social media to mobile, clean technology, games and chips. VentureBeat | News About Tech, Money and Innovation.

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Use Pull Technology for Real Customer Enchantment

Startup Professionals Musings

Some folks like websites and blogs, and others prefer RSS feeds, email lists, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds. You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market.

Entrepreneurs Now Start Hyperlocal Then Go Global

Startup Professionals Musings

Foursquare is good example of a modern hyperlocal site, which describes itself as “50% friend-finder, 30% social city guide, 20% nightlife game.” This is the main focus of EveryBlock, where they give each city block its own Web page, its own RSS feed and its own e-mail alerts.

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

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Subscriptions & Social Sharing – In the last century, magazine and newspaper subscriptions drove readership, which sold print ads. The same phenomenon is true in the YouTube ecosystem, but with a social media twist. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch HERE.

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). asymmetry, real-time, curated RSS / link-sharing]. And so it goes with social networking.

Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal

Startup Professionals Musings

Foursquare is good example of a modern hyperlocal site, which describes itself as “50% friend-finder, 30% social city guide, 20% nightlife game.” This is the main focus of EveryBlock, where they give each city block its own Web page, its own RSS feed and its own e-mail alerts.

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Improving Website and Wordpress Performance with Hard-Coded Share Buttons

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Share Buttons Work… In A Way Share buttons on your post help your content reach a greater audience by creating easy channels to social networks. you should follow me on Twitter here and you should subscribe to my posts via RSS here or email here.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. It will be exciting to see what they can accomplish, but I think its challenging to get the same level of exposure in tech business media as Bay Area startups -- although sites like Lalawag and TrendSlate are trying to change that.

Hyperlocal is the Latest Buzzword for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Foursquare is good example of a hyperlocal site, which describes itself as “50% friend-finder, 30% social city guide, 20% nightlife game.” This is the main focus of EveryBlock, where they give each city block its own Web page, its own RSS feed and its own e-mail alerts.

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Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

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They’re more light weight, easier to use and more social. Much of my traffic is through referring websites and/or social media. That way people who want to get your blog by RSS and/or email can do so. I guess let’s file this under sales & marketing advice.

How to cleverly integrate your own URI shortener

SoCal Delicious

Standalone URI shorteners work fine when you want to shorten mostly foreign URIs, but that’s a crappy approach when you want to submit your own stuff to social media. Bear in mind that shortened URIs spread via social media do get abused. Made by socialized geeks.

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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There is a feeling that techies are the new celebrities," says Eric Kuhn, an agent who heads the social-media department at United Talent Agency. These days, there are more Internet guys at the Vanity Fair Oscar party than traditional media players.". RSS Feed. Facebook.