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End of Days? My Personal #DailyJournal is out again!

10 Jan

OJ Label? Eat ur heart out!

“Put together with concentrates from @ESPN, @FJPalacio, those tweeting last night about #BAMA, #SEC #BCSChampionship and various other sources…”

[CUT TO NEWS SEGMENTS ABOUT #SOPA-POCALYPSE]

“… And in other news, recent shutdowns from major sites prompted many to believe that the world had ended when they were unable to poke, like, comment or tweet their #Tweeps…”

[CUT TO MAYHEM SHOTS… PEOPLES RUNNIN’N’SCREAMIN:]

“My #Facebook! I can’t change my cover photo three times today! Nooooo!”

[BACK TO NEWS DESK]

And others thought the world had also ended as their devices stopped talking back at them, causing a surge of hysteria!

[IMAGINES ORSON WELLES SCARIN’ THE BEEJEZUS OUT OF SOME FOLKS BACK IN THEM AM RADIO DAYS…]

[SATISFIED SMILE!]

There! And I did not even have to talk about the weather!

[LOGSON TO 25-INCHER COMMAND POST… ADDS TWEETS-AS-COMMENTS… TICKLES SEARCH ENGINES…]

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There’s a First Time for Everything! #AudioPost via @WordPress.Com… yay!

4 Jan

Hehehe!… and here’s me thinkin’ about resuscitating the #Cinch account… buyout? reverse engineering? feat’s here, fo’ sho!… so here’s the first one, and with Unlimited Vonage and a handful of minutes on the Cell… well!… Heeeellooooo Woooorld!

#MMS: Market & Audience Rationales: “Behind The Scenes With Newspaper Journalists”

28 Jan
(Posted on Facebook by Spero Canton on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:16am)

This is a synopsis of a 66 page report which can be found at: http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/research/lifebeyondprint.asp

According to a new report: “Life beyond print: Newspaper journalists’ digital appetite” by the Media Management Center, Northwestern University, almost half of today’s newspaper journalists think their newsroom’s transition from print to digital is moving too slowly, as they have no trouble envisioning a career where news is delivered primarily online and to mobile devices instead of in print.
MMC executive director Michael P. Smith, says “For several years we have heard that it is the journalists’ resistance to change that was holding newspapers back… this study shows that they are ready, and some are even impatient, for change.”
Now it appears that America’s journalists want a quicker transformation from print to digital delivery of the news, a study of almost 3,800 people in a cross-section of newspaper newsrooms shows. Many of these journalists are heavily engaged in digital activities in their personal lives and would like to devote more effort to digital products at work. But most of their time in the newsroom is still spent on print responsibilities. Only 20% of the workforce like things the way they are or yearn for the good old days.
Life Beyond Print, a study by Vickey Williams, Stacy Lynch and Bob LeBailly, assembles profiles of six types of journalists inhabiting the typical newspaper newsroom in 2009. They range from the “Digitals” (12% of the workforce) who spend a majority of their efforts online today, to the “Turn Back the Clock” contingent (6%), who long for the day when print was king.
Fully half of newsroom workers wish to do “Moderately More” online, arriving at something closer to an equal split with their print efforts, requiring a doubling of the effort they spend today. Those in the “Major Shift” profile (11%) would devote five times their current effort to online if given their druthers.
Newspaper journalists still love their jobs: Despite industry turmoil:
• 77% of journalists are somewhat or very satisfied with their current jobs
• 67% think it somewhat or very likely they will be in the news business two years from now
• 59% think they’ll likely be with their same newspaper
Online desire in the newsroom is not determined by age, years of journalism experience, or proximity to retirement. And youth is not a factor in predicting who in the newsroom wants to move into digital. Rather, the top two predictors of digital appetite are heavy Internet use outside work and having knowledge of online audiences and their preferences.
Previous Readership Institute research has proven the importance of customer knowledge as a first step in building media use, says the report. Real customer focus also includes acting on the results and letting customer needs drive internal decision-making. This study offers a new reason why knowing the audience is important… it helps stimulate a desire to transition to online work. Other predictors of digital appetite include:
• Openness to change at work and adaptability
• Proactive pursuit of the training necessary to learn online skills
• Keeping up with companywide initiatives and industry developments
The study creates these profiles of journalists:
Digitals, about 12% of the workforce, spend most of their time working online. They’re the youngest group, with an average age of 38, and 59% believe the digital transformation is taking too long in their newsroom. They follow big-picture trends, want to quicken the pace These journalists are most likely to be online editors or producers, but about 17% are reporters or writers. Overall, they’re newer to journalism than any other group.
Digitals score highly on factors that relate to adaptability – such as openness to change and work and career proactivity. They’re similar to leaders in this and many other respects. They’re most apt to describe themselves as the first to try something new at work and as having career options.
In a key finding, digital employees label themselves markedly more knowledgeable about consumers of digital, and at the same level of print reader knowledge as their print counterparts. Overall they are much more aware of customer behaviors and needs.
Other findings:
• More than half of the Digitals have undergraduate or graduate degrees in journalism
• 23% have no post-secondary journalism training
• 42% have been in the news business less than 10 years
• 11% have been journalists for more than 30 years
• The average age is the youngest for any segment
Major Shift, at 11%, are the most dissatisfied with their current state, more pessimistic about staying in the business long-term and want the most pronounced change. This group – roughly an equal mix of reporters, mid-level editors, copy editors, designers and videographers, most of whom have been in the business at least 15 years – would like to devote five times their current effort to online. They’re deeply engaged online in their personal lives, but see a disconnect at work. They could help the newsroom adapt faster, but need a sign they should stay in newspapers.
Moderately More, the largest segment at 50% and encompassing many reporters and mid-level editors, want a roughly equal split between online and print work. Half the newsroom believes their newsroom transition has been too slow and would be comfortable seeing their job duties shift moderately more online. But by nearly a 2-1 margin, they believe the newsroom is headed in the right direction.
Some of the Moderately More defining characteristics include:
• Their ideal job would be divided about 50-50 between print and online effort, requiring a doubling of their digital effort today.
• They tend to have been in the business more than 20 years
• 43% are reporters and another 22% are mid-level editors
• They would hire more reporters and editors, improve print content and improve the Web site design, in that order.
The Status Quo segment, at 14%, believe the 30% of effort they currently devote to online is sufficient and expect little disruption to the way they work now. In newsrooms where improving digital performance is a top strategic priority, this group will need a wake-up call. These journalists believe the evolution of newspapers has gone far enough. Just less than a third of their current effort centers online and they would prefer to see no change.
Most of the Status Quos believe the pace of change to date has been “about right,” whether in respect to their own job or newsroom-wide change. They forecast more moderate or minimal changes to come than the rest of the newsroom. This group is slightly older than the overall population. Nearly half are age 50 or older and 1-in-10 is 60 or older.
If put in command, they would:
• First hire more reporters and editors
• Invest in improving print content
• Support online investment, but third after print improvements and increasing manpower
Turn Back the Clock segment represents 6% of journalists who wish it would all go away. This part of the staff would go more heavily into print if they could. They report about 30% of their current effort is spent online, nearly triple the amount they would prefer. This is a group that has tested the online environment and they don’t like it.
This group weighs toward reporters and photographers and they closely mirror the newsroom average for age and years until retirement. What particularly sets them apart from others is their low levels of adaptability. Asked to rate themselves on openness to change, how they approach change at work, and career resilience, they rated significantly lower than other print employees and dramatically lower than digital employees or senior managers.
Individuals in this group report being less satisfied than their Status Quo colleagues. They also have the lowest opinion of leaders of all the groups and are least likely, in particular, to believe executives really understand what it takes to put out the newspaper.
Leaders, at 5%, are publishers, editors and managing editors, most of whom have been in the news business more than 20 years. Most report their roles are primarily print-focused but want to shift to online. Like Digitals, they describe themselves as open to change and optimistic about their career options.
• Publishers, editors and managing editors indicate they are spending about a quarter of their work effort on online matters, but believe the emphasis should shift to favor digital (53%) over print responsibilities
• 28% of leaders think their job is changing too fast overall, which could reflect the lack of clarity around a business model to sustain digitally delivered journalism.
• Leaders tend to be more than a decade older (49), and 77% have been in the news business more than 20 years, including 42% for more than 30 years.
• Leaders are more confident in the overall direction of the newsroom, with nearly 70% saying the newsroom is on the right track, as compared to about 45% of Digitals.
• This group reports somewhat greater Internet use outside work than other journalists. On the job, they use the Internet as a reporting or editing tool, but likely not for much else. Given their druthers, they would post more, plan more and link more online.
The study concludes with challenge the leaders face:
• Journalists’ passion for the mission is there, but they need basic tools for reinvention and more engaged leadership. More than half of the journalists working primarily in print had no training in the previous year to equip them for a digital transition. One in four journalists reports having had no training at all
• There are major gaps between how leaders think they are doing and how staff view them, in such areas as fostering collaboration, seeking out input from employees at all levels, and communicating strategy in a way that relates to employees’ jobs
In addition, there are differing expectations for leaders among the segments:
• Digitals want leaders to be even more immersed in online trends and to sharpen the digital vision
• Major Shifts want more risk-taking
• Status Quos generally like what leaders are doing and advocate staying the course.

Source/Credits/More: : http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/research/lifebeyondprint.asp

Via @ExaminerCom: @DowntownGarden’s “What’s up With Social Media” Series: Session Four: Open Agenda, thanks to @PBPost

27 Jan

[FROM OUR EXAMINER ARTICLE…]

….. As some of you know, our Media Mentoring Societies are meant to be “Locally Grown” yet to have a Global Twist; last night’s proceedings at Downtown at the Gardens proved precisely that, as we had a Facebook acquaintance/friend follow us from Madrid… here’s the exchange:

“Francisco Jose Palacio Junior [TWEETED FROM @USTREAM BROADCAST MONITOR/CONTROL PANEL]

“Live from @DowntownGardens: A whole CROWD came tonight! Thanks @PBPost (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/bngA)

Yesterday at 7:04pm via Ustream.TV Custom: loading… ·

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[A FRIEND IN MADRID WATCHED – AND COMMENTED!]

@MMSocieties: 2010 01 19 Session: Part One: Overview and Topic Choosing

“Add me to the 4 viewers!

BTW, still waiting on a good explanation about the difference between twitter and facebook 😛

Maybe due to my lack of attention when I watched this (from office)

Nice job by the way, I enjoyed it :)”

[SO I COMMENTED BACK]

“Whoa!… YOU were watching US? From Madrid!???

[JAW DROPS!]

Really? COOOL!!!!… See More

[DONS TWEED JACKET – WITH ELBOW PATCHES – AND CORDUROYS… PROFESSORIAL LOOK!]

Did you refer to the slides, BTW?

[CLEARS THROAT]

They’re an INTEGRAL part of what we do… ’em slides allow one to dig deeper into the subject…

Which ones?

[GRINS]

The ones on Meetup.Com!

http://MediaMentoring.NET

Go ahead! RSVP and make US go Global!

Seriously… we post EVERYTHING there first… UStream is meant to keep us ‘live’ on the web, but there’s also a cleaner (meaning, on a tripod!) video I shoot that gets loaded to Vimeo; usually also a podcast (yeah, we have been remiss, but you may load the Vimeo vids to your iPod/iPhone, right?)

… once you’ve dug through those, we talk!

(we’ve done FOUR sessions so far, covering different aspects of this Brobdingnagian Pachiderm we dare call “Social Media” … IMHO? I prefer Web 2.0 or 2.9, as in the end, it’s just the evolution of the same old tools… right?)

Anyways, U JUST MADE MY DAY, AMIGO!!! GRACIAS!!!

Paco

P.S:

Also, peek at our new e-Newsletter for more… add yourself to the mailing list and/or shoot me an email so I can send you the future ones (we hope to have enough content for a Weekly)

– Socially Yours Premiere Issue -Web Version

http://snurl.com/201001_cc_sy

Saludos!”
… Which in the end, proves the adage “Act Locally, Think Globally” that’s somehow embedded into many of the interactions we conduct on these ‘Social Media’ forums; as mentioned on the video, sometimes it’s more a matter of the QUALITY of the interactions, the fact that people actually care to look at your content, than the actual AMOUNT of people listed on one’s statistics….

Which videos, you may ask? these!

Session Four at Downtown at The Gardens: Open Agenda, Topics covered across the entire spectrum of Social/New Media issues…

One… via Vimeo

Two…via Vimeo (required for LONG videos!)

And the rest, via @UStream (Bookmark us as we’d be stashing our live broadcasts there EVERY Tuesday until the end of February, at least at this location!)

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

Watch us LIVE Every Tuesday!

#InCaseYouMissedIt: #MDG’s #SEO On #OWNING that #Voice {#MMS #LATISM #TOGS} (LiveTwittering)

24 Jan

Remember; this is to be read “Backwards” the BOTTOM tweets are the FIRST ones…

Want to Hear it?

Here!

#Enjoy!

  1. #MDG‘s #SEO “Other side? #IdentityTheft? For #MajorBrands? Tools to #LockDown across… #OWNING that #Voice? Messy!” {#MMS #LATISM #TOGS} 41 minutes ago from TweetDeck
  2. Delete
  3. #MDG‘s #SEO “Company should have a #Twitter account?… What do you want to say to them in the long run?” {#MMS #LATISM #TOGS} 42 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  4. Delete
  5. #MDG‘s #SEO#Twitter DOES allow you to become an incredibly #Authoritative #Voice… ” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} 43 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  6. Delete
  7. #MDG‘s #SEO#Twitter‘s speed is #NonPareil… BEWARE: Cannot Unring the Bell!… Avoid #Reactive!” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} 44 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  8. Delete
  9. #MDG‘s #SEO#ReputationManagement and #SocialMedia#Trendistic#Buzzword and #Pop… Spike!” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} 45 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  10. Delete
  11. #MDG‘s #SEO#ContextualRelevancy… be #Discoverable and #Share-able… #Positive = #Credibility” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  12. Delete
  13. #MDG‘s #SEO#SME‘s – Subject Matter Experts… Background… Contact… @FourSquare? = GEOGRAPHY!” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  14. Delete
  15. #MDG‘s #SEO “Being in the Know kind of People… ” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  16. Delete
  17. #MDG‘s #SEO#SocialMedia REQUIRES a Full #Strategy BEFORE #Deployment#KoreanBBQ Story” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  18. Delete
  19. #MDG‘s #SEO#SocialMedia IS your #Company‘s #Brand‘s #VOICE (#Trust-Driven)… #Credibility” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  20. Delete
  21. #MDG‘s #SEO#PermissionBasedMarketing: #Email, #SMS #SocialMedia sites… #Relevant as #FollowUp” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

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  23. #MDG‘s #SEO#Search Engines ‘like’ #301 (on #ErrorMesages; #Customized…” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  24. Delete
  25. #MDG‘s #SEO#TermExtractionTools#Redirects and #Subdomains… Relocating Pages.. ” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  26. Delete
  27. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keywords need to be #Topically related… they’ll #Tweet about it: write for people!” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  28. Delete
  29. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keyword needs to be more #Natural occurrence of the #Phrase; write for your user” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  30. Delete
  31. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keywords in your #URL? Phenomenal!… ” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  32. Delete
  33. #MDG‘s #SEO#Image Searches is secondary, yet SEO Driven…” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  34. Delete
  35. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keyword relates to it being #Contextual-ly #Relevant to the #Search Engine” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  36. Delete
  37. #MDG‘s #SEO#Flash-only Sites are a big no-no when it comes to #SEO… No way to crawl them.. ” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  38. Delete
  39. #MDG‘s #SEO#Accesibility is also key when using #AltTags and #Titles in your HTML – Impairments” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  40. Delete
  41. #MDG‘s #SEO#Metadata for #Images? Way you use your #AltTag #Titles gets you more #Traffic” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  42. Delete
  43. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keyword? AT LEAST change your TITLE on the page #Metadata-wise” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  44. Delete
  45. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keyword incorporation is #Crucial: Evolves over Time, too… (#Iterate?)” {#MMS #PalmBeachesDotOrg #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  46. Delete
  47. #MDG‘s #SEO#Keyword #Research >>> #Google AdWords External Keyword Tool <<< ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  48. Delete
  49. #MDG‘s #SERP#Usability? do SOME of it; dangerous to avoid; earlier? better! – #InformationArchitecture” {#MMS #PalmBeaches #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  50. Delete
  51. #MDG‘s #SERP “Done ur #Usability #Testing? Even via Paper #Prototypes#SilverBack!” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  52. Delete
  53. #MDG‘s #SERP “Done ur #Usability #Testing? Even via Paper #Prototypes#SilverBack!” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  54. Delete
  55. #MDG‘s #SERP “i.e. #FluPreparedness… VERY high #CTA… on Coverall.Com’s #MicroSite.” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  56. Delete
  57. #MDG‘s #SERP#Domain #Microsites MAY help you get #SEO Rankings; #LowerCompetition…” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  58. Delete
  59. #MDG‘s #SERP#Domain Specificity targets a SINGLE audience on a SINGLE topic… #CTA ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  60. Delete
  61. #MDG‘s #SERP#Domain Specificity ranks higher on #Google Searches… Great #Strategy ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  62. Delete
  63. #MDG‘s #SERP#CTA via #BannerAds that led ONLY to #Microsite; specific #Domains too ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  64. Delete
  65. #MDG‘s #SERP#CTA‘s on #Microsite with SPECIFIC #Topicals in mind are KEY!… ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  66. Delete
  67. #MDG‘s #SERP#Credibility: i.e. www.Coverall.Com = #H1N1 Information = #CTA (#PSA?) ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  68. Delete
  69. #MDG‘s #SERP#Credibility via #Personalization for #CTA = higher conversion rates ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  70. Delete
  71. #MDG‘s #SERP#CTA can be a #MicroSite (i.e. #RitzCarlton in #Jupiter)… Specifics” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  72. Delete
  73. #MDG‘s #SERP “Shall We Go Somewhere More Private… #WhiteListing #PURL‘s, #Getaways” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

  74. Delete
  75. #MDG‘s #SERP “Q: Are users being nimble enough? A: The smart ones are!… ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  76. Delete
  77. #MDG‘s #SERP#WebTrends#CrazyEgg.Com… on Confetti Mode… #GoogleAnalytics” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  78. Delete
  79. #MDG‘s #SERP#HeatMapping / #ClickMapping: Shows User Behaviours and Aggregates” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  80. Delete
  81. #MDG‘s #SERP#PathAnalysis? How long does it take users to get to #CTA? #Optimization” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  82. Delete
  83. #MDG‘s #SERP#HeatMapping = #Usability; Spikes? May want to review how it’s presented” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  84. Delete
  85. #MDG‘s #SERP#Analytics#BounceRate?… #Technographics #HeatMapping = #Usability” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  86. Delete
  87. #MDG‘s #SERP#Analytics? #Behavior? #Clickthroughs? Missing the -proverbial- Boat! ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  88. Delete
  89. #MDG‘s #SERP#Actionable & #CTA has to tie back to your #PERSONAL #Brand… ” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  90. Delete
  91. #MDG‘s #SERP#Brand #Experience via #SocialMedia goes back to #CTA \ #Actionable” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  92. Delete
  93. #MDG‘s #SERP#Brand #Experience: Consider the #ShareFactor! = ^SM #SocialMedia…” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  94. Delete
  95. #MDG‘s #SERP#Brand #Experience? Provide the audience with #SPECIFIC #CTA‘s… ^SM” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  96. Delete
  97. #MDG‘s #SERP#Uncluttered yet #SEO Friendly… #Flash and #Images? #Brand #Experience” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  98. Delete
  99. #MDG‘s #SERP#Targeted sites are more focused on the #CTA (Call To Action) function” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  100. Delete
  101. #MDG‘s #SERP#Sites that are #Information based: #Search function is key… targeted” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  102. Delete
  103. #MDG‘s #SERP#Google favors those older #Domains#Bloggers also linkback… #Press” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  104. Delete
  105. #MDG‘s on #SERP#Google favor Older #Domains#Information #Architecture flattened” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  106. Delete
  107. #MDG‘s on #SERP#Minimalistic; based on #Navigation: Use your Real Estate wisely…” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  108. Delete
  109. #MDG‘s on #SERP “Case Study: www.Coverall.Com… Rebuilt based on primary audience…” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

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  111. #MDG‘s on #SERP “Interest level determines whether they will mine site for more…” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  112. Delete
  113. #MDG‘s on #SERP#TMI Bogs down the Home Page… Define Critical Key Tasks for each.” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

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  115. #MDG‘s on #SERP#TMI depends on your Audience… Common Sense…. FOR All Audiences” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  116. Delete
  117. #MDG‘s on #SEO / #SERP #CTA “Brand Recognition * Legitimacy / Trust * Interest Level” {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

  118. Delete
  119. #MDG‘s on #SEO / #SERP #CTA “First impressions are key” (and made only once!) {Re: #MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org #LATISM #TOGS} about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

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  121. #MDG‘s Talk on #SEO / #SERP #CTA (Call-to-Action) #GoogleMaps is “naturally free” (Claim your listing) (#MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org ) about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

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  123. #MDG‘s Charlie Ellis on “Usability meets Accesibility” #CTA – Call to Action = #GoogleMaps within #SERP (#MMS #Local www.palmbeaches.org ) about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

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Via @ExaminerCom: #BREAKING LOCAL NEWS!… Downtown’s Got Talent, Winner of the Kickoff Session, Friday 01/15/10!

17 Jan

(As posted on @ExaminerCom Today… Here’s for my Facebook Notes to be Updated)

…. here’s a FULL Video selection of EVERYONE who came and participated! Come and VOTE for your Favorites, too!


Watch Friday’s (01/15/10) performances and comment to vote for your “Facebook Fan Favorite” Contest…

http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125

…. Winner to be announced on 01/22/10!


Downtown’s Got Talent

Season Two Opener

20100115

FYI:

These are the OFFICIAL videos that ALL our FACEBOOK FANS are to use to cast THEIR VOTE online.

Where? Here! http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125

Their comments THERE (on the Event Page’s Videos) will be tallied starting this afternoon (Saturday, 01/16/010) and the winner of the “Facebook Fan Favorite” Vote will be announced next Friday!

Only one vote per fan; that said, feel free to comment as much as you’d like, interact and discuss performances with other fans, and most relevant of all, BRING YOUR FRIENDS to the conversations!

Enjoy!

[NOT HERE ON WORDPRESS.COM, AS THEY WANT ME TO PAY FOR THE EMBED FUNCTIONALITY… SORRY!… GOOGLE’S GIVING IT AWAY!]


Check out the Facebook Videos on The Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125


The search is back on for the next star. Step into the spotlight and show us what you’ve got. Enjoy weekly performances as the area’s top aspiring singers, dancers, and performers compete for cash and prizes. Don’t miss what everyone is talking about….all ages welcome!

Enter for your chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes!

Application to be found at:

http://www.downtownatthegardens.com/events-talent-form.asp

*** Follow us on Twitter: @DowntownGardens and get to hear the conversation via #Hashtags: #DowntownGardens and #DowntownTalent ***

*** Also: Watch LIVE on @UStream at:

#DowntownGarden’s TALENT Season Two!!!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/testing-webcam1

Downtown’s Got Talent Season Two – LIVE BROADCAST!

RT and share via TweetVite: http://Twvt.US/DowntownTalent

@ExaminerCom: #LocalOnLocal Initiative (#MMS & #SMCPBC Members: FYI)

11 Jan

Dear Local Examiner,

Examiner.com is the insider’s guide for everything local, and we are committed to being the single, largest source of locally-relevant content on more topics than any other site on the Web via local people writing locally.

Local on Local. Your subject-matter expertise combined with the passion you hold for your city and community are the cornerstone of what we stand for, and what consumers are learning to expect from us.

We have two important tiers of Examiner content: Our National Examiners, who we continue to value and support, and you, our core contributors of locally-relevant content.

Some Examiners have been vocal about the lack of incentives for writing on the local level, and we’ve noticed many slip and write topical content without local relevance. To help, we are introducing a new program to reward effective locally relevant, quality content.

And, we’re making this as easy as possible: All Local Examiners are eligible to participate in the new Local on Local Examiner Incentives program.

To qualify for incentives, you must follow four simple rules of the road:

1) Topical
Articles are written in a manner that is knowledgeable about their assigned subject matter, and provide useful, relevant information to readers who might share a passion about it.

2) Local
If it’s not locally relevant, it’s not a local article. The combination of your topic and your city is the most important aspect of your Examiner contributions.

3) Length
Articles should be 200-400 words on average, and no less than 150 words. Use Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? as a guide.

4) Credibility
Use external sources whenever appropriate; quote and reference them when you do.  Tip: Build real relationships within the community to use as ongoing source material – their credibility will build and strengthen yours.

On January 24, 2010, we will launch the Local on Local Examiner Incentives program.

Effective immediately, we will evaluate content published by Local Examiners to ensure it meets the rules of the road. After January 23, articles that do meet the guidelines will be paid a flat fee per article in addition to the normal performance-based incentives.  After January 23, content from Local Examiners which does not meet the rules of the road will not be eligible for participation, and will be subject to removal from the site.

More information will be released over the next two weeks. In the meantime, all Local Examiners should use the rules of the road as their guide whenever they write an article.

We are very excited about this added benefit, and are excited for you to join us in this extremely important initiative.

Warm regards,

Suzie Austin
SVP, Content & Marketing
Examiner.com
saustin@examiner.com