How have companies with more than 1,000 employees been faring with employees and their social media use? According to multiple recent studies, it appears that many companies have encountered problems and these problems are escalating. Consider these results from a recent Proofpoint study examining how companies are managing their employees’ social media behavior: 17 percent […]
I recently spoke at a regional event that had about 120 IT, human resources, law and accounting professionals to “demystify” social media. It was over an hour long, and touched everything from the history of social, to how to get started, tracking tools, case studies and how to measure the impact. Despite the extensiveness of […]
We have previously discussed why it is recommended and SEO-wise to conform to W3C standards. This week I am listing most useful FireFox addons that help you validate your site pages: 1. HTML Validator Html Validator adds a small icon to the status bar which instantly validates the code as the page loads. The extension […]
One important aspect of social media optimization is finding individuals interested in your products or initiatives. One way to approach this is to find key influencers within a social network that might be interested in your offering. This can be a difficult challenge at times therefore targeting and approaching the right people is key. With […]
You must have read by now that Facebook, or at least someone from Facebook has accidentally leaked out beta invites to Facebook Lite. Apparently, many users who are not supposed to get the invites actually did and were caught by surprise by what Facebook later on admitted as a lighter and faster version of its […]
Today I received a cold call from someone telling me how their outsourcing company from India can help me build my business the same way they have done this for many other reputable companies. I am a bit too nice when it comes to these calls for many reasons including the fact that I understand […]
Real-time search is so hot these days. Almost everyone is getting into the real-time search bandwagon including Facebook which just rolled out its improved real-time search tool. But ok, yes we could take this as Facebook’s take on Twitter’s real-time search functionality.
Oopsies! Did anybody see this coming? I mean Facebook and Friendfeed joining forces. The official announcement from both Facebook and Friendfeed is out. Facebook agrees to acquire Friendfeed and Friendfeed accepts Facebook friend request and they live happily ever after. But how about the loyal Friendfeed users? Will they live happily ever after as well?
Lisa Barone wrote a post this week lambasting companies that are too timid to get involved in social media, and rightfully so. The reality is that the conversation is going to happen with or without your engagement, and getting involved only allows you to address issues when they arise. ESPN this week banned sports reporters […]
Twitter bites the dust again, along with FaceBook, LiveJournal and even YouTube… Yesterday, August 6, 2009, will be talked about on the web for a long time. Twitter succumbed to a DDoS attack (distributed denial of service attack) and was down for several hours. Here’s what Twitter had to say about the day’s events. The […]