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Social Media Outreach By Prominent Executives

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More

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Business people utilize social media to optimize outreach to customers and partners. Loyal consumers of particular companies are often interested in what executives have to say. Similarly, companies also have plenty of reasons to stay updated on the latest events relating to business partners. Being concise is an important aspect of proper social media management whether for business or personal reasons. Therefore, prominent executives usually post catchy headlines on social media sites. The goal is to quickly entice readers to get in-depth information about relevant trending topics in a given industry. Social media posts made by business people usually include links to external websites that feature in-depth articles from reliable sources such as magazines and scholastic journals. Charts are used heavily by businessmen who want to emphasize eye-popping statistics regarding economic activity at home and abroad.

It’s common for wealthy entrepreneurs to post articles about issues that might not even be directly related to specific business operations. However, smart business people understand the complex global economy in which environmental and social issues heavily influence commercial success. Most consumers think that executives are only interested in the latest market prices of stocks, commodities and other financial packages. However, successful executives try to break such myths by providing unconventional perspectives in business. Posts about foreign politics might be somehow linked to regional businesses in the United States. An American investor might point out how U.S. politicians can borrow ideas from other countries when it comes to commercial regulation. With soaring corporate taxes in the United States, patriotic American executives are looking for ways to influence some reforms in the political arena.

Social media posts can also be used by executives to explain trends involving American companies officially opening their headquarters overseas for tax benefits. CEOs can make their case on social networks when it comes to outsourcing and branch relocation. Consumers could be informed about some of the unfair corporate taxes that drive American businesses overseas. Additionally, executives can use social media to respond to actual questions posted by American consumers. It’s possible to lay out the conditions for an American company to relocate back to the United States and hire more domestic workers.

While focusing on an array of issues on social media, business people ultimately want to attract more customers and new business partners. Therefore, authentic profile pages on social network feature links to official websites of entrepreneurs and their companies. An executive like Glen Gonzalez and other businessmen are examples of prominent investors who use social media for widespread outreach.

Social media is also a great platform for boosting one’s reputation. Wealthy executives can show their philanthropic activities that are rarely covered by mainstream media. Instead, news outlets seem to be obsessed with covering stories that involve scandals in the personal lives of prominent business people. Social networks could feature photos and videos of actual fundraisers that are sponsored by corporate executives. Even better, tags might be used to create social media buzz that ultimately raises awareness for great causes such as cancer research or academic scholarships. Transparency is another key feature of social media posts about philanthropic activity. Business people should not have a problem with revealing their personal monetary contributions to charities. Additionally, executives should also reveal annual contributions made by their companies.

YapTime is Facebook Alternative with More Privacy

January 29, 2011 | By | Reply More

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This post brought to you by YapTime. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever get tired of Facebook’s pseudo friend requests and can’t really be yourself when you want to? Then create yourself some space for a really serious private social network, try YapTime.

YapTime is a free service designed for social groups which promotes privacy within the confines of your social circle giving each member the ability to communicate via YapRooms which boosts privacy on these gathering places exclusive only for selected members’ access.

The members of YapRooms have the ability to set discussions, share photos, videos, and events using group calendars only within the confines of the group. New members can only join via invite from an existing member of the group. Unlike Facebook, you never have to worry about pseudo-friend requests, privacy concerns and newsfeed clutters with senseless posts. All related group communication is located in one secure place with no folders to keep for proper tracking.

YapTime has an enhanced user-interface with easily threaded conversations and a “send-to-all” type of correspondence with nobody left behind.

YapTime is concerned about safer networking so you’ll know who’s friending your kids and the like. YapTime addresses the threat and bigger social issues that are imposed by large and open social networks.

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Intuitive Social Network Updater Powered By Mind Mapping Technology

March 28, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More

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The power of social media equally challenges the leading search engines and online businesses in keeping abreast with the rapid changing pace at which people interact in social networks in many different ways unprecedented.

People are genuinely into conversations and these conversations started growing and spreading virally across boarders inexplicably in a rapid fashion. In this regard, I have come to a question that says,

“If you were responsible for producing the next revolutionary technology, what would it be?“

Consequently, I came up with the idea of a social network updating service (which I would call Instincto) that is based on mind mapping technology that gathers contextual information from the contents of your mobile phone via a mobile application, online activities via a toolbar or browser add-on, emails and instant messenger interactions.

Social Network Updater Powered By Mind Mapping Technology Diagram

This unique social networking service automatically updates your status messages on your favorite social networking accounts without the need for you to login on your respective social networking accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace. It auto-fills the status field with the most likely frame of thought you have even when you’re logged out from the service. When you’re logged in however, you still have full control over the messages you’d like to broadcast manually or automatically to your friends and followers based on your carefully selected keywords, say for example, you only want to share happy thoughts and not those awkward feelings you have toward your office mate or hate thoughts about your job or boss.

The service then uses keywords as the primary working data for this mind mapping technology as taken from your mobile text messages, phone calls via speech recognition technology that are translated into speech-to-text for keyword analysis for providing a much deeper insight on your feelings and thoughts, online browsing activities such as the websites or web pages that you visited or run across which means you don’t have to search for any “share this” icons or add a “digg this” toolbar on your browser because the service does that automatically for you in a natural fashion, emails you’ve read and sent, and instant messenger interactions.

The analyzed keywords will then serve as a central framework to link ideas and thoughts in order to determine a state of mind. It will then create sensible, accurate, more personal, intuitive, engaging and response hungry status updates for your social networks definitely because words most of the time speaks out what’s in the mind, therefore bringing out the best in you and your personality thus allowing people to get to know you better since social networks are there for you to basically socialize and mingle anyway.

This service is ideal for those users who have a lot of social networking accounts yet have too little time to communicate, people who most of the time runs out of something to say, a great way to prevent spammy looking messages, an intelligent help to avoid redundant and repetitive phrases to achieve a more professional demeanor and to effectively sell your ideas which people often fail to do on almost every social engagement on the web.

Based on the above features of this service, therefore an application for just about any device platform like Android, iPhone, Ovi, Blackberry, JIL, or Bada would be helpful and at the same time, add-ons for the most widely used web browsers like IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera will generally complete the mind mapping technology to work in different platforms.

Should this innovative idea come into reality, I’m sure that people will most likely become masters of social media and therefore relationships on both personal and professional level will have a deeper meaning unless the brilliance of an online time clock will be put into play towards this undertaking certainly because online services that caters to social media are not just resource intensive but are very challenging as well in terms of manpower management and labor cost that’s why keeping in track of working hours and project completion deadline is crucial while equally giving importance on the dependability and performance of servers, efficiency of software application, security of database and web framework, usability of the service and the potential value it will bring to the general public.

What do you think of this idea? Your comments are absolutely welcome.

This post is in response to a blog contest sponsored by ClockSpot and co-presented by FuelMyBlog.

Seesmic Web Integrates Twitter List

November 8, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More

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This comes as no surprise that desktop apps will be jumping into this Twitter list craze which I really don’t fancy. It’s like we’re getting into a phase where people stopped being mature and tend to be more like a show off than a professional. Twitter list for me is like a teenager bragging on Myspace or Facebook about how many friends he has to satisfy his ego.

There’s really no sense of doing so and making it public is pretty much alienating and off taste. Even social media’s big man Chris Brogan is uncomfortable with the idea because it can make people feel of being left out (if you’re not even on anyone’s lists) with him being an exemption for being well-known but I admire his humility for his view. From this moment on, I’m switching my lists private so nobody I missed would feel bad. Well, desktop apps can segregate Tweeters depending on whose tweets you’re following.

The idea is such pointless and instead of focusing on their security efforts to prevent their site from DDOS attacks which have happened countless times, they instead kept on stuffing their service with useless functionalities that makes it more congested.

They could have imitated Yahoo Meme’s interface which is sleek and clean.

Going back to this post’s title, yes, Seesmic has integrated Twitter list on its web-based app where users can see their lists on the sidebar. You can view the video below on how it looks like on full run.

Few days ago, they’ve integrated it on Seesmic Desktop. While these improvements can make some of their fans raving, you can read here on why I discontinued using Seesmic Desktop.

I’m not pretty sure if TweetDeck have already joined the fad, I’ll find out anyway. For whatever reason you find Twitter list to your advantage, give me a constructive idea on the comment’s section.

Yahoo Meme Features Disclosed

September 23, 2009 | By | 10 Replies More

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My previous post entitled “Can Yahoo Meme Takeover Twitter? serves as a prelude about this unique and rather controversial service that may soon if time favors can take the place of Twitter.

We can have our stance both ways—positive and negative or we can go neutral. In the eyes of an observant, let’s examine the service with scrutiny to see if it catches our attention, interest, exceed our expectations or the other way around.

Let me start by showing you how the home page looks like.

Yahoo Meme Homepage

Yahoo Meme Homepage

On the top right of the home page, you’ll see the links–Popular, Find and Sign in. Popular is where you can find the trending topics with Meme, Find is for people search and some featured profiles and of course, the Sign-in link for account holders or those with invites.

The central portion of the page however is an email field for those who want access to the service. Once you’ve entered your email, you’ll get this message, “Congrats! You will receive news about Meme.”

Assuming you already have an account, here’s the exciting part that I’m going to show you. Sign-in from this URL: http://meme.yahoo.com/home/ then you’ll be directed to your Yahoo Mail account sign-in page. If you don’t have a Yahoo Mail account, then you’re advised to have one first. After logging-in, you’ll be shown your dashboard (see image below.)

Yahoo Meme Dashboard

Yahoo Meme Dashboard

The dashboard is divided into four tabs—Text, Photo, Video and Music. The links on the upper right corner of the page are marked Followers, Invite friends, Settings, and Sign out. The bottom left however have links to Help, About, Feedback, Terms of Service, Additional terms, Privacy, Copyright, and Guidelines opposite the Yahoo home page link.

The Text tab is where you can share texts, links and other things textual and is not limited to 140 characters unlike Twitter. Photo sharing is where you can flaunt your amazing photos to the rest of your friends. You can either upload your file or drop a link URL and add caption on the image before you hit the post photo button. Videos on the other hand can only be shared using either a YouTube or Vimeo link.

To share your music, you must have a working URL to place on the field which means that you must have a music file hosted on the web (if its exclusive to you) or you may search for social music networking sites like imeem, or even MySpace.

The controversial feature of the service is the ability to pass along information generated by one person to another virally. Twitter has RT (retweet) and Meme has “repost” which doesn’t make any difference. Twitter has “followers” the same as Meme.

Yahoo Meme Dashboard Repost feature

Yahoo Meme Dashboard Repost feature

It is tactful of Yahoo to simply segregate the type of information that can be shared within the system that makes it easier to filter out. It was a pretty organized system that when you open up your dashboard, you can easily spell the difference between the types of information being shared. You can’t miss a detail with this one unlike Twitter, you have to skim through each link and open as many links as possible just to find what you’re looking for. I should say that Twitter is really congested.

Looking back at the Dashboard, followers link at the upper right corner tells you the number of people that follows you. Again, it’s going to suffer another Twitter comparison. In this page, both followers and following show the avatars much bigger in size compared to Twitter but without a hint of their activity unless you click on them to visit their profile plus the following page is dependent on the followers page. You can only see the former if you click on the latter. They are not separate pages.

Yahoo Meme Followers and Following Page

Yahoo Meme Followers and Following Page

The Invite friends option allows you to of course from the name itself but don’t take it too easy as it may put you in dismay that this service is not even integrated within your Yahoo email account. It requires you to manually type in the emails of your friends or colleagues which was really a hassle and I’m hoping that this is just for now.

Assuming you’re through with your Dashboard, once you click followers or Your Meme which is your profile page, there’s no way you can go back to the dashboard via a text link which is no where could be found on the upper right corner of the page. If you are to find any link down the page, it isn’t there too. The only way you can go back to your dashboard is by pressing the Back button on your browser. Hmm, that’s quite a mess right there.

However, if you find the purple Meme button at the top right section of the page useless, then it’s not. At first I thought it was but clicking on it will take you back to your dashboard. Okay…glad I’m able to figure that out!

Yahoo Meme Dashboard More button

Yahoo Meme Dashboard More button

Among other things, let me add that most bottom links are not necessary for site navigation other than the More button display which simply applies to opening up more options down the current page.

So there you have it, the salient features of the service in detail with no intention to hurt Yahoo Meme or Twitter in any way. We cannot compare Apples from Oranges but we can compare copycats from the original. Makes sense right?