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.
You need to spend time on your business, not all on social media.
This week, both hackers and congress tell the NSA “enough!”, What it’s like when the NSA shows up at your ISP’s doorstep, how stores are tracking you through your cellphone, Netflix competes with the big boys, and Google unveils Chromecast, a new way into the living room,
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.
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This week, a bushel of Apple headlines, including revealing evidence in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial; how a tech reporter’s online identity was demolished through a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.
Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million– & their entire paypoint infrastructure– in Square payments.
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