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Why Social Media is a Must for all Companies

Why Social Media is a Must for all Companies written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from Margaret Dawson– Enjoy! Social media is all around us and has become a daily part of people’s lives. As of this month, there are nearly 650 million Twitter users, posting some 58 million tweets every day.  Facebook is even bigger, withContinue Reading Related posts: Social Media System with Chris Brogan This is a continuation of my Social Media System Post… 5 Ways Social…

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It’s a Twitter Feeding Frenzy: Internet Reacts to ‘Sharknado 2’



Days after the original Sharknado took the Internet in its jaws last year, Syfy confirmed a sequel for the cultural phenomenon: Sharknado 2: The Second One.

The film premiered on Wednesday night, and like its predecessor, Sharknado 2 made similar waves on Twitter.

For the uninitiated, Sharknado‘s plot involves — yes, you guessed it — a tornado of sharks terrorizing Los AngelesSharknado 2 moved one the absurd meteorological disaster to the East Coast, wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting New York City.

Much of the online discussion Wednesday night centered on an insane opening sequence, impressive cameos — featuring Kelly Ripa, Al Roker, Kelly Osbourne and Mark McGrath — and an absurdly catchy theme song that spells out the doom that is sharknado. Read more…

More about Twitter, Social Media, Syfy, Entertainment, and Film

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Why How the World Sees You Matters

Why How the World Sees You Matters written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Sally Hogshead Have you ever taken one of those personality tests? – Tests with names like DISC, Kolbe Index and Myers-Briggs. While interesting, the focus of the results is ultimately based on determining “how you see the world.” My friend Sally Hogshead has spent the last few years inventing a test thatContinue Reading Related posts: How to Find Your Personal Value Proposition Marketing podcast with Sally Hogshead Value propositions are a sales… Do You Fascinate? Marketing…

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Former Vampire Julie Benz Took Over Mashable’s Snapchat at Comic-Con



Snapchat stories may disappear after 24 hours, but they stay in your heart forever.

At least that’s how we felt after geeking out, and spending the day on the platform with actress Julie Benz at San Diego Comic-Con. Benz, a social media darling who appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dexter, now stars in Syfy’s original series DefianceMashable had the chance to go behind-the-scenes with Benz, as she promoted the show at Comic-Con.


Image: Mashable Dasha Battelle

Check out our full story in the YouTube video, above.

For more sweet Snapchat stories and epic doodles on the daily, be sure to follow “Mashable.” Here’s a guide on how to add us. Read more…

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Emeli Sandé Asks Social Media Followers to Help Her Write a Song



Before Scottish singer Emeli Sandé sits at home behind her piano to construct the melody and lyrics for her next song, she needs your assistance in finding inspiration. This is your chance to help an artist write music

Sandé is asking fans to use the hashtag #FeelXE on social media to submit photos, words or sounds that represent the feeling of “exhilaration.” That’s the theme for her new collaborative song, which is part of Jaguar’s Feel XE campaign aimed at promoting creativity and its XE sports sedan

“I always thought It’d be cool to interact with the fans to create,” Sandé, 27, told Mashable. “The challenge is I don’t know what’s going to come at me, but it’s kind of like live music — when you get on stage, you don’t know how it’s going to go. My eyes are open to different feelings of exhilaration.” Read more…

More about Music, Entertainment, Social Media, and Emeli Sande

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Reddit Shows Redditors How to Reddit



Reddit‘s plain interface and long strings of conversation can be intimidating at first. That’s why more than 200 subreddits joined forces to create an official guide to the news and information aggregation site Monday, with the goal of educating new Redditors on the site’s guidelines

Although Reddit is almost 10 years old, new users — some more mainstream than others — discover it every day. Frequently asked questions, rules and etiquette tips (cheekily called “reddiquette”) are currently posted at the bottom of its homepage. But Redditors wanted to put all the rules in one place. (You can also take a look at Mashable‘s Reddit guide for beginners. Read more…

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Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others

Dani Gillman was a single mom in Metro Detroit with an autistic daughter, Brodie, who ran a popular blog detailing her daughter’s challenges and successes as a way to help other parents of autistic children. Using a pencil and paper, she vigilantly kept track of her daughter’s daily regimen, including diet, medications and vitamins, sleeping patterns, bathroom usage and doctor visits. These notes were then organized in a 3-ring binder, but the data Dani recorded was difficult to process in order to adapt Brodie’s daily routine – and it was easy to misplace the binder. Enter Ben Chutz. In 2011, when…

Source: Technology – The Huffington Post

You May Want To Delete Facebook After Watching This Video

You’ve heard of alcohol addiction, gambling addiction and sex addiction. But what about Facebook addiction? It’s real. And according to University of Chicago research, the site can become even more addictive than cigarettes over time. That’s right: cigarettes. So how do you know you’re an addict? If you look at Facebook excessively, get jittery when you can’t check your page or let social media interfere with work or relationships, then you might be one of the kajillion people who overuse. There are many negative symptoms from this kind of addiction, but the BuzzFeed video above names just a few (alarming) examples:…

Source: Technology – The Huffington Post

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context



LinkedIn‘s flagship app has gotten a major overhaul.

The company rolled out an update to its app Tuesday morning, unveiling completely redesigned user profiles that focus on adding contextual information. The extra info aims to make it easier to initiate conversations with other users — even if they’re not connected.

Profiles now have a completely overhauled “in common” section that displays contextual information about experiences, connections or groups you share with other users — including those who are not part of your connections. (Previously, this section only displayed shared connections.) “In common” may display whether you and another connection went to the same college, for example, or are members of the same LinkedIn group. Read more…

More about Linkedin, Social Media, Tech, Android Apps, and Ios Apps

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Facebook Security for Parents and Teens

Facebook offers a hefty amount of security measures that parents and teens should know about. The Login Social authentication. A hacker will have a harder time hacking into your Facebook account if he or she must identify your friends via photos. This verification process is social authentication, and it’s easier to use than having to remember another password. ID verification. A new user must create a security question with an answer. An extra layer of security is achieved when the user adds their smartphone number so they can receive a text message with a code. One-time password. You can get a…

Source: Technology – The Huffington Post

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