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The New York Times’ social media policy is simple: “Use common sense and don’t be stupid.” Let the recent online mistakes of New York congressman Roger Weiner remind us all of a few common-sense social media do’s and dont’s.
What businesses and employees can learn from Weinergate:
Do have a social media policy for your business. “Employees need to be reminded that their behavior online is subject to… Continue reading
We looked at QR codes back in October. Where have you spotted QR codes since then? My credit card bill has one, my soda can has one, and I hear they’re even popping up on shampoo bottles.
With the artwork for their upcoming album, the Beastie Boys confused some of their fans. This is not, in fact, a QR code.
Will Facebook replace the traditional company-branded website?
The social networking’s commercial director in the U.K., Stephen Haines, says Facebook will soon make company websites all but obsolete. He supported this argument with statistics from large companies like Starbucks and Coca-Cola: More people recently “liked” those companies on Facebook than visited their websites.
It’s not hard to imagine a future where companies would interact with customers solely through Facebook… Continue reading
Question: How is Quora useful for real estate/mortgage industry professionals?
Answer: First, some background. The “online information market” Quora is a crowdsourced question-and-answer site whose value is information. “In essence, Quora takes the best of the social web and seeks to build a solid platform for sharing topical information,” writes Damond Nollan.
Ask the Quora community What are the best iPad apps for… Continue reading
We’ve talked a lot about Facebook at Tech Thursday, but the social networking site’s new profiles deserve discussion. Last month, Facebook gave users an optional test drive of the new layout — and this week, new profiles are being rolled out to all Facebook users.
Over the past few months, as I’ve passed through numerous airports in my travels, I couldn’t help but notice how dramatically the business world has changed. The change I’m referring to has been brought on in large part by the development and widespread adoption of the mobile phone, smart phones, the internet and other personal data devices such as the iPad. Not only have I been carrying both a BlackBerry… Continue reading
By now, you may have heard that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. But have you heard about Twitter’s person of the year? Like Zuckerberg, he’s young, tech savvy, and very influential.
According to Forbes.com, the most influential Twitter celebrity of 2010 is Justin Bieber. (Bieber is the baby-faced “Baby” singer with the awesome haircut.)
Forbes used Klout.com
New Twitter: It’s Here. Google: It’s Still Here.
We’ve blogged before about how our readers have used Twitter to generate sales leads. Yes, Twitter is exciting and fast and trendy. (And yes! I made that pun!) But in a Web 2.0 world, have we forgotten how powerful and effective a Google search can be?
Back in 2007, Hubspot’s Brian Halligan posted 12 Quick Tips to Search… Continue reading
Tom Millie, of Efficient Appraisals in Omaha, has worked as a real estate appraiser for 10 years and uses social media to stand out from the valuation crowd. “I find that I’m one of the few in my industry who use social media regularly,” he says. In the field… Continue reading