Corruption On Social Web

  • The Internet we need to save

    … the days when I could write something on my own blog, publish on my own domain, without taking an equal time to promote it on numerous social networks; when nobody cared about likes and reshares, and best time to post. That’s the web I remember … That’s the web we have to save. How has the Internet changed in ways that help us or hurt us…

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  • Is Google really Sauron?

    ….” They develop software and launch it to “see what happens” instead of thinking through the implications for their fans and their brand. The mantra is to “fail fast” (oh how I hate that phrase) instead of patiently building something that lasts. In the most ridiculous example of this, Google convinced customers to pay them $1,500 for Google Glass…

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  • Content under attack … and a solution

    … This has been a depressing week for me. It seems that everywhere I look, the most creative and generous people on the web are under attack as big companies gobble up their ideas and content. At the end of the post I would like to propose a solution — at least a partial one — to this problem. My sobering week started when I attended a talk…

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  • As digital ad options dry up, marketers turn desperate

    … A parable. One day I went in to my boss with a breakthrough idea. “Boss! I found a way to make money off of other people’s websites, the best content websites in the business in fact.” “Really?” he said. “Tell me more.” “We can actually place ads on their site without them agreeing to it. In fact, they don’t even know we’re doing it.” “You…

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  • The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing

    … Advocate marketing is getting a bit … prickly. While there are undoubtedly some wonderful programs out there, and many brands are doing it well, there is a rising tide of weird stuff going on in the influencer space, as we explore on the latest episode of The Marketing Companion. The ability for anybody to publish content and gain an active…

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  • Why Americans are secretly furious with marketers

    … from your computer, reach, and influence an audience of hundreds of people. Its button-click simple and rock-solid reliable. All you have to do is work on your presentation. GoToWebinar does the rest. Learn more at GoToWebinar.com. gShift’s Web Presence Analytics platform provides agencies and brands with search, social and mobile content…

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  • Facebook alternative network Ello turns nasty

    …. gShift’s Web Presence Analytics platform provides agencies and brands with search, social and mobile content marketing data in one place. Monitor and report on an entire web presence. Create smarter, faster content through gShift’s proprietary data. Report on the engagement and performance of your content marketing investment. Our podcast is also…

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  • Facebook alternative network Ello turns nasty

    …. gShift’s Web Presence Analytics platform provides agencies and brands with search, social and mobile content marketing data in one place. Monitor and report on an entire web presence. Create smarter, faster content through gShift’s proprietary data. Report on the engagement and performance of your content marketing investment. Our podcast is also…

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  • Lessons on responding to negative online comments

    … By Amber Osbourne, {grow} Contributing Columnist Recently, I saw the movie Chef. People had encouraged me to see it for months, because of its social media connection. I was surprised by the lessons on business and social media in its messaging. It’s a great story with a subplot of how social media can make or break you as a business owner…

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  • On the web, there are no neutral corners

    … Sometimes I feel disheartened by the back-stabbing, toxicity, and rumor-mongering I see among fellow bloggers. Of course this is not a “blogger problem.” It is a human problem. Anger, pettiness, jealousy … all this stuff has been there forever. It simply gets amplified by the web. When we engage with people on social media, every single…

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  • Had your content stolen? Get over it.

    … like to hear it. I’m not saying I have it completely figured out. Tell me what you think. Just be original about it! Alisa Meredith is Co-owner at Scalable Social Media, Consultant at OverGo Studio, and subject to the whims of her two poodle mixes as well as a new-found addiction to running. Lately, she’s surprised her introverted self…

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  • Are Apple and Google protecting us or the criminals?

    … Late last year, Tom Webster and I did a podcast with our six marketing predictions for 2014. Two trends I mentioned were 1) the “malignant complexity” of the web that would lead to an increase in security breaches and 2) the opportunities this would create to actually market data security as a product feature. In an online world under attack…

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  • The Facebook Other Folder and the Strangers Who Love Me There

    …. please if you can any financial helps ? am expecting your reply,, thank u So, a college “graduator” and fledgling social business owner sent 20 messages to strangers on Facebook (although he did not explain how these 20 were selected), and received 3 replies including mine. Funds raised: zero. But then, he hadn’t invested all that much. Dennis…

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  • Should you make the leap into sponsored content?

    … Stories Influence Marketing is hot and about to get hotter Social Media and the Stock Market: A Lesson in Global Manipulation Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold Social Media and the History of Aggression Are the bad guys winning? …

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