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Weekly Top Social Media and Tool Finds for October 27th

Weekly Top Social Media Finds for October 27th

Great Social Media Finds

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Every week I get the opportunity to read some great information from others on Social Media and using it.  I also get to review and evaluate several great tools and how they can be used online to either improve your business, use in the classroom or to just connect with others. I will be sharing these great finds from time to time in a weekly recap post.

Please feel free to comment on and share any of these great finds.


Pinterest is a great tool.  I have often described it to people as an online vision or goal board, for that reason I loved seeing this post that describes it just as that!  Vision Boards and Pinterest: A Goal-Oriented Match Made in Heaven


Have you attended a conference recently and as you registered were given a hash tag to use on Twitter for the conference?  This is becoming more and more popular to get attendees to tweet at conferences.  The good news is that this works and increases engagement.  Here is a great post that shows the results. Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement


One of my favorite undiscovered tools on LinkedIn is LinkedIn Answers.  This is a great tool to find out what people in your target market or industry are looking for – it is also a great way to increase your creditability.  This post I came across this week does a wonderful job on showing how to use this tool. The Ultimate Guide to Linkedin Answers


This is a great post from KISS Metrics that I came across that does a wonderful job of providing a list of resources for those that are interested in increasing your blogger outreach program as well as resources for guest blogging. The Ultimate Resource Guide to Blogger Outreach and Guest Blogging


Have you ever wanted to create an animated video?  Here is a tool that does exactly that for you.


Some of my favorite reads of the week

Top Reads of the week  (Friday 5/6/2011)

Reads for the week

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Every day I usually spend about 30-60 minutes reviewing my news feeds of blogs that I find useful and full of good information on either marketing, social media, connecting and sometimes just great life tips.  Using an RSS Feed Reader like Google Reader or Feedly allows me to quickly and easily manage the information I view on a regular basis.

Here are a handful of the top reads for the week that I found valuable and useful:

How to understand Daily Active Users in Facebook Insights – good quick read on some data for your Facebook Page Activity

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting – Kristi Hines did a great job with this post sharing how she uses Google Reader to organize her RSS feeds and how she is now able to comment easily on blogs, even though she is following over 500 blogs.  I use a combination of Google Reader and Feedly to manage my feeds on a daily basis.

Successful Small Businesses Know the Best Marketing Strategy.  Do you? – This is a good article on how you should be managing your daily activities for marketing and blogging and keeping time wasters at bay

Facebook Allows @ Mention Tags of Friends to be Shortened – Facebook now allows you to tag others with just using their names in your post instead of the @ Mention method.  This post does a good job of covering this change

Time Management Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should know – Dr Mani shared a great post on time management secrets

3 Sites to Get Free News Related  Images – finding images for your blogs posts can sometimes be challenging – especially since you want to be sure to use an image you have the rights to use.  This is a great post with 3 sites that offer some options.

There were several great posts and pieces of information I read this week, however these are just a handful that I wanted to share with you today.

Have a wonderful week-end