Social Media Update 1201-25

by Fred Showker

Online social media update from DTG Magazine This Social Media growing popularity, be aware of these :
* 10 ways nonprofits can benefit from social media
* Social Media Is Only Part of the Answer
* 3 Ways to Use Social Media for Product Research and Development
* 5 Tips for Using the New LinkedIn Company Pages
* Social mediation: Managing multiple platforms
* Human media: The new media
* How to change your Twitter handle
.... and the emerging world of social networking

10 ways nonprofits can benefit from social media

Are you looking for ways to use social media to advance your cause?
      Non-profits have many of the same opportunities in social media as for-profit businesses -- it's just a matter of altering the strategy.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Examiner

Social Media Is Only Part of the Answer

A potential client called me about adding social media to his service launch.
      He talked enthusiastically about employing social media to create buzz. He was sure that if he got a celebrity endorsement and had a Facebook page, he would be launched. Sales would pour in.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : by Donna Bletzinger - MarketingProfs

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Product Research and Development

social media how to ... Are you looking for creative ideas for your next product or service? Have you considered the wellspring of social media conversations as a source of product or service innovation?
      Keep reading to discover how you can tap social media to enhance the development of your next great product.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : By Stephanie Gehman

5 Tips for Using the New LinkedIn Company Pages

Do you want to increase your opportunities to network with customers, clients, vendors, peers, potential job candidates and even your own employees? If you're a business of any size, you need to have a well-developed 'business' presence on LinkedIn.
      LinkedIn recently announced an update to company pages that can help companies and small businesses to become more engaged on the network.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Examiner

Social mediation: Managing multiple platforms

A year ago there was only one platform required to stay in the social loop, but as of lately users have increased the amount of networks that they are a part of. Users are dealing with new challenges that they have never experienced before, such as where to post what without seeming repetitive.
      Since issues like this have begun to arise, we are learning to become 'social mediators'.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Today

Human media: The new media

The new way of communicating is not about Social Networks, Community Managers, complex technologies, the social-hype or last-generation software. It's actually something basic, something simple. It's about human relationships, connectivity, resonance and sticking together to the people.
      This is what Human Media is about.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Today

How to change your Twitter handle

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.
      If you're renaming or rebranding your business (or yourself, for that matter), and consequently need to change your Twitter username, you can do so without losing your followers.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Mashable


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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Fred Showker

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