Does Your Website Need a Mobile Makeover?
How we watch Web videos and the ads that surround them
WHAT *DOES* A COMMUNITY MANAGER ACTUALLY DO?
Ben Whitelaw, Communities Editor at The Times, explains how he explains his role to his colleagues in this well written and very well thought out article. The interesting thing is how he approaches different people in different roles in a different way. Ultimately it’s all about education.
5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics
Whilst the social web is all about conversation, interaction and personality none of those things butter any crumpets when it comes to Board Reports. It’s all about cold, hard metrics.
Social Media Trends To Look For In 2012
So it’s a New Year, subsequently there are rather a lot of these posts floating about. This one is actually quite good though. I know, I was shocked too.
News Headlines and Retweets
What makes a successful headline and what makes people share it may actually be completely different from each other. Nick Diakopoulos takes a look at some data from the NYT and finds out that it may not be so straightforward as you thought.
So You Want Out of Google+?
So it’s fair to say that Google+ has perhaps not been the success that may originally have been anticipated. The problem is, most people nowadays simply have too many other Google services running. This post shows you how you can delete your Google+ account without affecting them.
Is it Better to Share on Google+, Facebook or Twitter?
Sharing content across Social Networks is great, right? Where do you get the most success from though? Each have their own plusses and minuses but what are the base line stats?
Great Run-Down of Social News and Bookmark Sites
Most people only see social bookmarks at the bottom of blogs or newspaper sites, usually they have no idea what the icons mean or what they do. If you are one of those people then this is a handy article for you.
Twitter by Mail?
For a month, with a billion stamps, he moved his tweets from the laptop to the post office, and rediscovered the joy of mail.
What Have You Downloaded?
Scary IP Address lookup predicts your torrent habits.
Tumblr 87,000 SOPA 0
America’s “Stop Online Piracy Act” has attracted a wave of protests from the online community, possibly the best of the lot though, is micro-blogging service Tumblr generating a massive 87,834 phone calls from their users lodging their objections.
Writing For The Social Web
It’s starting to be accepted as a fact that the social web has changed the way we write, this handy guide covers some key rules and guidelines for how to effectively write with the web in mind.
Make a Documentary Only Using HTML5 and WebGL
HTML5 is set to revolutionise the interactivity of the web, reducing the need for extraneous plugins and making the whole thing more browser native than before. This mini-documentaries about the history of high rise towers and their effect on society is a fantastic example of what it can do.
Do not underestimate the cultural change associated with social media
We love social workspaces, well we would do wouldn’t we? After all we do make them. Here’s handy guide to things to consider, how to kick the project off and, most importantly, the cultural change associated with rolling them out to the workforce.
Canny Third Sector organisations have flocked to the social web as it gives them the opportunity to tell their, often compelling, stories direct to the communities they represent. This infographic from craigconnects charts how they’ve done this.
Database of Social Media policies
If your organisation is going to embrace the social web then you are going to need a policy, this repository of policies is incredibly useful for anybody looking to set something up.
The Charity Social 100 Index
Charities need to develop more effective social strategies for a cash-strapped age
30 Larger Than Life Ads
Advertising is boring, right? Right. Not here though, massively oversized objects or “adstallations” are starting to be a big, big thing.