Weekend Update – Feb25

Happy Social Media Saturday! Listed below are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog articles, memorable Tweets – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.

coffee-sleepBlog Post: Do’s and Don’ts For Using Storify – A lot of journalists are going to conferences and being told to use Storify, a site that lets you curate loads of social media on a given topic and present them in a narrative or timeline: you can, for example, pull tweets and YouTube videos, urls and Facebook posts.

That is generally a good thing, providing they do it right. But, unfortunately, like a lot of things related to social media, people end up doing it just to say they’re doing it and don’t spend too much time thinking about how to do it well.

What the student did right…

Blog PostHow to NEVER Run Out of Blog Topics and Ideas Ever Again – There is one question asked more than any other in the blogging/content marketing industry:

“How do I continually come up with new blog articles and ideas for my business?”

And being that I receive this question from readers maybe more than any other I get, I knew it was time to give the answer, and here it is…

Blog Post5 Tools That Will Make You A Hashtag Master – When I first overhead the term hashtag used at a cocktail party, I have to admit I thought people were talking about some new effort to stigmatize marijuana users…and, these people really need a social media policy… so don’t feel badly if you’re thinking to yourself, didn’t we call that a number sign(#) or pound sign?  Hashtags are social media speak for an affinity group and they are one way to share your ideas, conversations and content beyond your loyal group of immediate followers on social media networks like Twitter. For example #business may represent a group of people conversing about business issues. #b2bmarketing may access business to business marketing conversations, etc. Hashtags are included in a tweet using the convention #<tag> and one or more can be included in your tweets…

Tool: Alternion – All Your Social Web In One Place.

Have fun checking these out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.TheSalesLion.com/ Marcus_Sheridan

    Thanks for the mention Brendan, I really appreciate it! :)

    • schneiderb

       @Marcus_Sheridan You’re welcome Marcus! Thanks for taking the time to comment and thank you for cranking out great content – keep it up!