Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. I have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web. Isn’t social networking amazing?

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

Eric Greenspan

What I mean by this is we do radio better by building it around the web, social media and traditional marketing strategies alongside, behind and wrapped around our radio shows. For one, we built a following by using Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites.

Social Media, the Customer Service Spectator, or Superstar?

Eric Greenspan

Using social media to increase your company’s touch and reach with each of your customers may be the most important reason to jump in to this game changing strategy. Social networking is powerful huh? Social media and social networking make this possible.

CitizenHawk Takes On Social Media Monitoring

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Aliso Viejo-based CitizenHawk , the venture backed developer of online brand protection services, said today that it has launched a social media monitoring tool. The firm, which is backed by Maveron, said that its new tool allows companies to monitor what people are saying about them and their brands, on popular social networking sites. citizenhawk social media monitoring brand protection software

Social Media Matching

SoCal CTO

People seem to be missing the really big picture of the value of social media and really the Internet for that matter. They look at how current social networking sites work and how online and offline relationships currently work and make the assumption that this represents the value proposition. Just as currency inflation debases money, so social inflation debases relationships. Ignore what social networks and social media looks like today.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. I have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web.

Social Network ‘Gigmor’ Connects Musicians for Jam Sessions

Tech Zulu Event

Gigmor intends to reinvent the ways in which musicians and bands are connected with paid gigging opportunities and the way industry talent buyers discover new talent through its social network for musicians, bands and industry talent buyers.

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

Tech Zulu Event

Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. The capability for a social app to monetize is now the new standard – like it or not.

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

CrownPeak Takes On Social Media

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Los Angeles-based CrownPeak has set its sights on the social media space, saying this morning that it has launched a new product which publishes content into social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. According to Crownpeak, the new product is called the Crownpeak Social Media Publishing Console, and will help marketers manage publishing content to both their own web sites and those social media sites.

Social Media Marketing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 -- Social Media Marketing. The German American Business Association (GABA) and Epic States, invite you to an exciting workshop and panel discussion focusing on the social media industry followed by a reception at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Over the past few years, social networking sites have experienced explosive growth. German American Business Association.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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 ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks?

How The Promise Of Social Media Advertising Is Measuring Up For Adly

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We caught up with CEO Walter Delph to hear how the promise of social media advertising has measured up to reality, and what that means for brands and marketers today trying to leverage the new reality of social conversations.

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

Tech Zulu Event

Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Social Media to Build Reputation and Reach Prospects – More Ideas

SoCal CTO

Based on a question I posted in LinkedIn, Serena Ehrlich posted How to Use Social Media to Find Prospects. and provides the following list of suggestions for ways to use social media to build a reputation and to reach prospects. That said, for professional speakers, they definitely should be thinking about video on their site to show them in action. Couple of additional thoughts… First, have a photo ready so you can add it to any social networking site.

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San Diego Meets the Xconomists: When Social Media is Not Enough

Xconomy

View the Slideshow The technology for online social networks arrived practically hand-in-hand with the Internet. Since the advent of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990s, we’ve seen such networks proliferate, from the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link (remember The WELL?) Nowadays, Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world , with more than 2 billion monthly active users.

Social Media for Business - Part ll: Private Networks

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 -- Social Media for Business - Part ll: Private Networks. Social Media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter enhance communication and foster a sense of community. But as a business the question is how can you capitalize on these benefits while at the same time avoiding the pitfalls and distractions inherent in the free-for-all of open networking. the answer - Private Social Networks.

“Superfriends” to Appear on Food Network via meetup.com

Eric Greenspan

Social networking at it’s finest… I’m sitting at a local brewery watching football with my wife and friends a month back and I get an email from someone who had just visited my Meetup.com site. I created the site to make new friends and to learn things.

Take Back Your Internet, Leave Klout

Tech Zulu Event

The inverted logic loop of Klout works like this, “If you use a social network and connect to the right people, and they reshare what you share, and so on, we’ll give you a biscuit.” Ignore everything outside of the sites Klout supports.

MINDBODY Links With Strava

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San Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY , the online booking site for fitness classes and spas, has linked up with athletic app and social network developer Strava , the two said on Monday. mindbody strava workout athletics partnership activity feed social media

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HashAtIt Launches Hashtag Search Engine

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The search engine revolves around hashtag "boards" which can be embedded into other sites or social networking pages. hashatit search engine hashtag social media instagram facebook pinterest Need to figure out who is using what hashtag where? Los Angeles-based HashAtIt said Thursday that it has launched a brand new search engine, which aggregates and allows users to find hashtags across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

UberMedia: Chime.in Hits 5M Uniques

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Pasadena-based Chime.in , the online social networking site and mobile app run by UberMedia , has now seen more than 5M uniques since its launch, UberMedia said today. UberMedia also said the service has sent 200 million "Chimes" -- the social messages which drive the site -- since launch. was launched three months ago, a diversion from UberMedia's Twitter-based social media apps. chimein social networking interests community

Hashable | Track Your Social Capital

Tech Zulu Event

Hashable, a NYC startup founded by Mike Yavonditte, plans to help you track those engagements either through twitter, email, their site or the new iPhone app. New Media News Social Media Startup CRM Facebook hashable introductions LinkedIn mike yavonditte social graph social networking TwitterVisit TechZulu for full story.

Atomkeep Acquired By Jobscience

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Atomkeep , an online service to help users synchronize their social media profiles across a number of social networking sites, has been acquired by Jobscience , a developer of social relationship management software tools. According to Atomkeep, it will stop offering its service as part of the acquisition, and will be helping Jobscience to help advance individual onwership of users' own social profile in the workplace.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

Tech Zulu Event

With sites like TurnTable.fm , Chill , and Shaker to name a few. Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds.

3 Important Facebook Marketing Trends in 2016

Tech Zulu Event

Social networking continues to be a superior force in marketing, especially Facebook. percent of all social network ad spending worldwide. How can your company best benefit from social networking ads in 2016?

Engaging Your Network Online

Tech Coast Venture Network

Social media and email marketing act separately as great marketing tools. While social media offers a continuous interaction with your followers, email marketing is a tool to provide a steady flow of information received directly by your connections. The best way to do this is to refer to content posted on social media sites in your newsletter. Manal Richa Founder of The MarCom Network - www.MarComNetwork.com CEO of BreakThrough Networking, Inc.

Marketing The Funniest Site On The Internet With Patrick Starzan of Funny or Die

Tech Zulu Event

He is a marketing professional with over 8 years of extensive online and social media marketing experience. Patrick is the man behind all the marketing aspects of what could be called one of the funniest sites on the web. How do you market the Funniest site on the internet?

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FavRav Connects Facebook, Local Business Reviews

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Westlake Village-based FavRav is hoping to leverage the popularity of social networking site Facebook to help local businesses find new customers. According to FavRav, it has launched a new social media tool targeted at small businesses, to help those businesses generate referrals from existing customers. Tags: favrav facebook local business social networking

Feel Lost On LinkedIn? ExploreB2B Wants To help You Network With People Of Your Profession

Tech Zulu Event

ExplorerB2B is a free to join exclusive network of experts who share information that matters to you and make sure you expand your professional network, interact with a relevant audience and present your expertise. exploreB2B is a social platform for business professionals.

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Chi.mp Opens Registrations

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has opened up registration for the firm's personalized profile and domain site. The firm said this moring that anyone can now go to its site, and select an available domain name. domain name, and link that to their online social networking profiles and other social media sites. chimp domain profile social networking facebook myspace startup San Diego- and Honolulu-based Chi.mp

Google Plus: First Impressions

Tech Zulu Event

After clicking around for a few minutes, and seeing who was using the site, reading a few posts and getting a feel for things — I remembered a video that showcased something called “Instant Upload&#. Google, they’ve cracked a nut here.

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. According to Lunch.com, the new feed can be added to blogs, personal sites, or elsewhere to help users promote their content. The new features follow the launch last month of "social badges" on the site, similar to Foursquare and other location-based checkin services.

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Lunch.com Launches Social Game Badges

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Los Angeles-based Lunch.com , the social media and networking site run by former VirtualTourist.com founder J.R. Johnson, said today that it has launched a new social game badge feature on the site. Lunch.com, which allows users to connect with others with similar interests and passions, said the new feature will allow users to create their own social games by making customized reward badges.