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Ten Ways To Tweet The Social Media Success Summit

UPDATE 5/29/09: The summit is off to a flying start with Gary Vaynerchuk‘s rocket fuel launching us on Tuesday!! See the tweets from Gary’s keynote here. And all #smss09 tweets here. Be sure to follow all the fabulous speakers of this social summit: @GaryVee @Problogger @MarketingProfs @Copyblogger @ChrisGarrett @DeniseWakeman @JasonAlba @Mike_Stelzner & yours truly, @MariSmith…

Twitter Autofollow and Auto DM Etiquette

Ah, to follow or not to follow – that is the question. But to AUTO follow or not to auto follow – that is a whole other question! And to AUTO DM?! Eek. I received this DM recently from a Twitter bud: “Please post me a link to something that answers the etiquette of the…

Does Facebook Really Own Your Data? NO! It’s About Openness

BREAKING: UPDATE: February 17, 2009, 11:20 PM Pacific I just logged into Facebook and they have this update posted right there on the Home Page announcing they’ve decided to revert back to the previous Terms of Use while they “resolve the issues that people have raised”: Way to go Facebook members for speaking out and…

10 Ways To Stay Safe On Facebook

With the latest trojans, phishers, hackers and imposters floating around cyberspace, especially on Facebook, it’s no wonder members have cause for concern. I’ve put the following suggestions together for you to help protect yourself from identity theft, hacking and the likes: 1. Monitor suspicious activity/links. Be vigilant in watching for suspicious activity in your News…

Engaging With Facebook Social Ads

Whether you’ve purchased Facebook Social Ads or have in some way interacted with these ads, you may be underestimating the power of this Facebook feature. First, as an advertiser, you can select very targeted demographics for your ad campaign, much as you can with Google Adwords. Second, as a business owner utilizing Facebook to grow…

Social Media Shorty Award For Six Foot Mari?

UPDATE: The five finalists in 26 categories have been chosen and the final voting is now open! The finals will last from January 12-23. IF you enjoy my tweets and feel I provide value to you in the world of social media, I’d love your vote. I’ve made it super easy with this 1-click tweet:…

Facebook Account Deactivation – Can It Be Avoided?

I just got off the phone with yet another Facebook friend who had his account deactivated by Facebook with no warning. In the past ten days or so, several more people in my community contacted me asking if I knew how to get their Facebook accounts reactivated. Of all the social networks, Facebook certainly appears…