Social Media Update 1201-11

by Fred Showker

Online social media update from DTG Magazine This Social Media digs into the new year with :
* Boost interaction with your Facebook fans
* Google+ launches branded pages
* The discreet shift to Twitter
* 5 social media trends for 2012
* The Top 25 Social Media Terms You Need To Know
* New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy Tweeters Brian Anthony Hernandez Dec
.... and the emerging world of social networking

Boost interaction with your Facebook fans

Are you looking for fresh ideas to engage your Facebook fans? Do you have a pretty nice fan base, but you're struggling to come up with ideas to engage them on a daily basis?
      One proven approach is to help your fans.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Examiner

Google+ launches branded pages

Google has finally unveiled brand pages for Google+, allowing businesses and brands to join Google's social network.


READ THIS REPORT Full story : Mashable
http://youtu.be/8Ccf5GxM7vg

The discreet shift to Twitter

You hear things about Facebook. You see things. As its audience matures, a subtle shift might be underway. Of course, numbers remains staggering. Facebook is heading toward the 800 million users mark, mostly by conquering new markets.
      So, for the near future, Facebook doesn't have a growth problem.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Monday Note

5 social media trends for 2012

Stephanie Schwab writes :
      It's that most wonderful time of the year -- time to predict the future as we close out the year! I think my 2011 social media predictions were pretty solid, so I'm going to take another stab at it for 2012. Here are the five social media trends I think marketers need to be aware of in the next year as we grow and change along with technology and consumer demand.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Explorer

The Top 25 Social Media Terms You Need To Know

New terms, phrases and acronyms are constantly emerging across social networks. Businesses trying to grow (or simply exist) online are drowning in digital jargon.While many glossaries attempt to help overwhelmed social media users, the long lists of vocabulary continue to grow! Take a deep breath and know the basics.
      Here are the top 25 social media terms you need to know:
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Today

New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy Tweeters

The reorganized and refashioned Twitter.com is a markedly different beast than it was just 48 hours ago. Now millions of users who call Twitter's web destination home are looking for help. Perhaps just 25 soupcons of it.
      If so, look no further than this list of 25 new Twitter tips.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : mashable.com


More: Social Networking and Media Updates

And that wraps it for this edition of Marketing Update from DTG. And if you want to dive into the world of social media with both feet, just get started on this list.
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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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