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Forums and blogs: old social media still count

Forums and blogs: old social media still count

Rule 9 of yesterday’s 80 rules of social media was ‘Facebook is not the answer to your problems’ and today’s infographic illustrates exactly that point. I always smile when I hear people talking about online PR and social media being new – I was doing both in the mid to late-90s, it’s just that isn’t […]

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80 rules of social media - for PR redux

80 rules of social media – for PR redux

Social Media London has a great ‘80 rules of social media’ infographic by Jeremy Waite, head of social strategy for Adobe EMEA. I’ve pulled out my favourites and not so favourites: 5 If you talked to people the way advertising talked to people, they’d punch you in the face – courtesy of that great Hugh […]

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Verification Handbook for journalists and aid providers

Verification Handbook for journalists and aid providers

The Verification Handbook from the European Centre of Journalism is a new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. The announcement states: “In a crisis situation, social media and social networks are overloaded with situation updates, calls for relief, reports of new […]

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UK spends 13 minutes of every hour on social

UK spends 13 minutes of every hour on social

Even in 2013 you find sceptics who don’t appreciate how the internet and the social web is disrupting traditional media consumption. Experian Hitwise has just published research that shows in 2012 the UK spent 37 billion hours online, but as that is far too big a number to comprehend it has helpfully distilled it into […]

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Map of social network use around the world

Map of social network use around the world

The world map of social networks is updated every six months by Vincenzo Cosenza. The latest shows that Facebook is continuing its relentless growth and dominates much of the globe. The most obvious exceptions are Russia, China and Iran. The other big two remain Twitter and LinkedIn. In Russia the top networks are Odnoklassniki and […]

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State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

Today Econsultancy published its new State of Social Report 2011. It make interesting reading. Thanks to Econsultancy I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview and was able to provide some comments on its findings. I’ve published my comments at the end of this report, but if you’re responsible for any aspect of social […]

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Amazing new social network

Amazing new social network

via The Wall Blog

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Social media use around the world

Social media use around the world

New research by Insites Consulting has revealed a wealth of fascinating statistics about social media use around the world: 347 million or 73% of European Internet users use social networks 50% of social network users are connected to brands People become a fan on Facebook because they like the product, not because of the advertising […]

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Social media policy video from Australian government department

Social media policy video from Australian government department

Over the last six years I’ve worked on developing a lot of social media policies – for multinational companies, large and small UK companies, public sector and voluntary/not-for-profit organisations – but I’ve got to confess this is the best idea I’ve seen so far. It’s one of those killer ‘wish I’d thought of that’ moments: […]

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Facebook enables comments on pharma pages

Facebook enables comments on pharma pages

Pharmaceutical companies with Facebook pages were until today in the privileged position of being totally in control of their pages with users unable to post comments on their walls. Today, Facebook rescinded this privilege and turned comments on. The previous policy gave the pharmaceutical industry a degree of protection not afforded to companies in other […]

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