There has been so much going on lately in the social media blogosphere that it seems the most efficient way to let you know the most important stuff is in a quick round-up post. So here’s the latest on:
Google+ and Google search
- Google+ Brings Out The Big Guns (SocialMouths)
- Dirty little secrets: The trouble with Google’s social search (CNN)
I’m watching this one – lots of debate about it. Main takeway: ignore G+ at your peril.
- Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience (Beth Kanter)
- Cause Marketing: Using Pinterest to Tell the Story (RealTime Report)
- Steal these 42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits (Frogloop)
BONUS: Brands, Businesses & Blogs on Pinterest – find one like your org, and click through to the individual pin and then again to get to the org’s boards to see what they are pinning. Main takeaway: If your work is visual, Pinterest is worth it.
- How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It (Beth Kanter)
- 17 ways to revive your organization’s Facebook Page (SocialBrite)
- How (and why) to engage with other Facebook Pages as a Page (Video Tutorial) (John Haydon)
- 12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon (Waxing Unlyrical)
- HOW TO Post Your Tweets At Optimal Times (Buffer)
- How I’m using Buffer to sync my social (Christopher Penn)
BONUS: Forrester have updated their social technographics ladder.
Here’s some analysis from Geoff Livingston: The More We Stay, the Less We Say. Main takeaway – less commenting across the board seems to be a trend.
Did I miss anything major that you’ve come across? Add any must read tool tips links in the comments.