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Archives: November 2012

Next Week’s Must-Attend Event for Social Media and Marketing Professionals

Did you know the AllFacebook Marketing Conference is next Tuesday and Wednesday?

There’s still time to register and you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t. The insight you’ll gain and contacts you’ll make while attending this event are well worth the price of admission.

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Third Party Developer Fights Back; Wins Restraining Order Against Twitter

You knew it was coming – you knew someone big was going to get ticked at Twitter’s new API restrictions and take action, but did you ever expect it would take the form of a restraining order? Or that the developer would, at least temporarily, win?

PeopleBrowsr’s court action against Twitter today may seem suicidal (because it kind of is), but is that a bell tolling in the distance? Not for PeopleBrowsr or third party developers though – for Twitter.

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45% Of People Have Used Twitter For Flirting (And It’s Almost Always By Direct Message) [STUDY]

A new survey has revealed that almost half (45 percent) of Twitter users have used the micro-blogging social network to date and flirt with other members, and one-in-three confessed to having sent “sexy” tweets.

Direct messages were cited as the most common way of flirting, with 83 percent of those who engaged in such behaviour on Twitter having done so via a suggestive private message.

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Social Media Startup LeadSift Raises $500,000 To Help Businesses Use Twitter Data

Remember how we shared what a bust Twitter was for businesses’ Black Friday sales?

Canada-based startup LeadSift wants to be able to combat those low figures by finding people who are tweeting about products or services, and connecting them to businesses that want to market to them.

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Win a Free 3-Job Posting Package in our Twitter Contest

Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard that the interview process can be daunting for both parties. Sometimes it’s hard to ask the right questions during an interview and there’s always one that leaves a candidate scratching his or her head. So, employers, we want to know: What interview question stumps your candidates every time?

Enter our contest for the chance to win a free 3-job posting package on the Mediabistro job board (worth $717!). All you have to do is follow @Mediabistro and tweet us your answer in 140 characters or less.

Include #InterviewQ and you’re in! The winner with the answer that stumps us the most will be announced on Friday, November 30 at 12:15 pm ET via our @Mediabistro Twitter account. Good luck!

The Mediabistro job board is the best place to find top media candidates for your open positions. Companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL post with us — you should too!

 

 

Play The Social Content Marketing Game To Win Visibility, Leads And Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]

A recent survey revealed that content marketing is the number one driver of leads for B2B firms, and brands looking to invest in social media, blogs, email and article marketing should ensure they’re following three simple rules to maximise their return.

1. Product original content
2. Share this content through your marketing and PR channels
3. Generate visibility and leads to win

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The Growing Impact Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

In just a few years social media has rapidly integrated itself into almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives, and this phenomenal growth has made a huge impact on what we used to do to pass the time.

Email, face-to-face socialising and even taking care of household members have all suffered under the wake of platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Even television has seen a sizeable chunk of its audience move online, and many folks who still prefer to sit in front of the box now do so whilst engaging with like-minded viewers on their smartphone or tablets.

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Is Twitter Ignoring An Email Notification Security Threat?

Do you like receiving emails from Twitter?

Some of their emails come in handy. Like learning about new features, for example, or finding out right away when someone mentions you or retweets/favorites your tweets.

But some aren’t so handy – and we just learned that one is downright dangerous.

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Durex Donating Condoms For Every #1Share1Condom Tweet

Did you know that 2.5 million people were infected with HIV last year?

The world would be a better place without HIV, certainly. Want to help get rid of it?

This hashtag campaign will show you how to spread the word. It’s a start!

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Twitter Fiction Festival Live Event This Saturday – And You’re Invited!

Twitter’s Fiction Festival kicked off today. Have you been following along? We’ll tell you a bit more about it after the jump.

But the big news to know right now is this: If you live in the New York area, you may want to join the live Twitter Fiction event this Saturday. It’s being held at the New York Public Library and promises to be a great networking opportunity for writers (and readers!).

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