Social Media

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Do you subscribe to your own RSS feeds? You should. It may sound like a strange form of vanity but it's not. It's a defense mechanism. If you don't subscribe, how do you know what your readers are getting? I subscribe to my personal site and social media feeds, as well as those of sites I work on. Several times I've caught and fixed problems with feeds before clients or readers have noticed anything.

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BlogDesk is a fairly nice desktop blogging client. In simpler terms it's a piece of software that lets you post to your blog from your desktop without using the web browser. This allows for some added features over a lot of blogging platforms. It supports a wide range of blog platforms including WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, and Serendipity.

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Is your social media strategy backwards? Are you tweeting about what you've posted on Facebook? Posting on Facebook about what you're doing on Twitter or your Wordpress.com blog? Social media tools like this are beautiful tools, but they are just tools. Don't let them be the focus. They are to direct traffic, not to be the target of your traffic. Post your content on your own site, and use your social media tools to bring the people to you.

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I've been doing some experimentation with integrating RSS feeds from my accounts at Twitter and Delicious. Drupal has a whole range of options for importing content or aggregating content from RSS. You can see the results of my most resent experiments on social media aggregation. Delicious.com can be very picky about what sites it lets pull in its RSS feeds. Sites hosted at Bluehost for instance, seem to be banned. How did I get around this?

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Good social media tools let you get your message to everyone who has internet access, but do you need to reach the whole world? Twitter has millions of users around the World. Do you sell your service around the World?

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An interesting tweet came across my desk today. Made me think about why I like some Twitter marketing campaigns, and dislike others.

"Look at a company, then strip Twitter away. What’s left? That’s when you see who is social and who just jumped on a trend. via @mediaphyter" - @baekdal

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Sounds like I'm misquoting Robert De Niro. Are you following me? Are you subscribing to this site? You should be. Subscribing to sites that interest you can save you a lot of time. They let you know when there's new content, so that you can read on your own schedule.  You can also follow me on one of my two Twitter accounts, or see what I've bookmarked on Delicious.com. If you like anything you see here, let me know by writing a comment.

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This is the reason you should be using social media tools within your organization. Not because it's popular, but because it will improve your organization. Want to know how? Go watch the video.

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Writing Project: 25 Words of Social Media Wisdom - Liz Strauss

Accessible Social Media can give everyone an equal voice. It can enhance people's ability to communicate at their own time, and on their own terms.

h/t Glenda Watson Hyatt

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