Social Media Defined

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iGoogle vs. Alltop

Finding read-worthy material in the endless vat of news sites, blogs, wikis, reviews and tweets that now clog the arteries of the internet has become increasingly difficult as the number of internet users around the globe approaches 2 billion. How do I sort through the slush?! Where is all the good stuff, the meat, the […]

Digg Defined

Overview: The nachos bell grande of social news sites, Digg is a force that cannot be ignored in the social media realm.

Is Twitter Really Worth Your Time?

I can’t believe how often I now hear the word twitter throughout my day anymore; from the local National Public Radio station telling me to ‘follow them on twitter,’ to local news networks boasting about how they are now tweeting, even my 50 something year old boss chats up her tweeting savviness. Every blog and […]

Social Media Strategy for Realtors

The current housing slump has proven to be a formidable challenge to Realtors recently. A poll conducted by Inman News in December of 2008 indicated “The number of Realtors in America is almost certain to drop by 20 percent or more by 2010.” I think most of us expect that number to be a lot […]

LinkedIn Defined

Overview: Powerful and widely used, LinkedIn is THE place for professional social networking on the web today. An increasing array of features and tools makes this platform a wise time investment for any professional.

Increasing Website Traffic with Social Media Marketing

Fantastic website not getting the traffic it deserves? Before paying Google to attract visitors for you, consider a focused, effective social media marketing strategy.

Newsvine Defined

Overview: Another social news site with more customizable features than McDonald’s. This site can effectively combine as many news channels as you can handle.

Social Media Strategy for Restaurant Owners

Tripadvisor recently stated that 87% of travelers read reviews when planning their next trip, and a growing number of people are using online reviews and social media sites to determine where they choose to dine, even locally. Is your restaurant taking advantage of social media marketing? newspaper and yellowpage ads are not only expensive, but […]

flickr Defined

Overview: Over 3 billion images have been uploaded to flickr, an online community and photo hosting website that makes images easy to find and share.

Mixx Defined

Overview: A direct competitor to digg and reddit, Mixx is a customizable social news site that combines social networking and social bookmarking together to provide the most quality and relevant internet articles. While much younger and less popular than its competitors, Mixx has a number of unique features that make it a worthy foe of […]