The Big Social Media Time Suck And How To Stop It

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Social media can suck up all your time, especially if you don’t plan ahead or follow the mistakes that many beginners make. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. With the following tips you could soon find social media working for your business and giving you the time for other – often more important – areas.

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You need to spend time on your business, not all on social media.

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The Drill Down 294: Don’t Be Evil, Do Be Immortal (preview)

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This week, the head of the NSA channels Captain Kirk, Is Linux the future of gaming?, Twitter goes public, and now that it’s conquered search, Google’s next challenge is…mortality itself.

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Why The Number of Twitter Followers You Have Is Irrelevant

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There is a particular personality type out there that would rather have one or two extremely close friends than a dozen superficial acquaintances. It’s a case of quality over quantity. Much in the same way, just because you have a huge Twitter following doesn’t mean you have a good following. Continue reading

The Drill Down 283: Fifteen Seconds of Fame (preview)

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This week, more news in the Edward Snowden/NSA eavesdropping case, Instagram adds 15-second video, the FAA eases rules on gadgets during travel, Barnes & Noble ends the Nook device, is Pandora ripping Pink Floyd (and others) off?…and much more.

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Guide to Making your Website Social Media User Friendly

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Many website developers don’t think about users when it comes to developing the content on their site. Especially where the use of social media integration is involved, it’s extremely important to have it in mind from the design stage.

Nevertheless, many developers and designers don’t like the importance of social media rattled on them during the design stage of a website despite the supposed importance this plays. Social media integration and access on the main website caters for two sets of website users-those who are already fans on social media and those who find the website, but aren’t fans on social media.

Given that most businesses are increasingly going social, it’s critical that designers and developers find a middle ground to make a website, social media friendly, or rather social ready. Here are a few tips to have in mind if you’re a designer or web developer. Continue reading

Content Curation: Tools to Establish a Daily Curation Strategy

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Content curation sites seem to have been growing like weeds throughout the past year. While you might feel like your efforts are spread a bit thin, there are some tools you can use to establish a daily content curation campaign that’s actually effective in bringing new visitors to your site.

Using content curation tools, you can also generate greater social media engagement with your followers and grab some new ones at the same time.

This list is by no means all of the tools out there that can be useful for content curation, but they’re some of the most effective you can find, and they’re a great jumping-off point.

Content Curation: How does it build value?

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The Drill Down 274: Google: The Final Frontier (preview)

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This week, Facebook chat heads on iPhone, Mark Zuckerberg on immigration reform, Twitter music, Dish wants Sprint, Google Glass specs, Google Fiber in Provo, & Google’s Star Trek obsession

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