Recent Social Media Notes

  • May 9, 2012
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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire mobile photo sharing app Instagram for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram will remain an independently branded stand-alone app that’s separate from Facebook, but the services will increase their ties to each other. Read article …



My cafe-salute to Instagram

My humble most-liked pic

Cut-through is a great reason to do Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ & Linked In for starters.

Social Media ~ Welcome to the Revolution …

Social media video:


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Celebrities are hyper-narcissists who usually don’t follow back. Don’t waste your time with them, instead swim in the rich, deep waters of the vibrant,mutually respecting twitter-community at large …

Aaron Lee

Ask Aaron Lee




Love Gold Coast

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Penelope Photo



TEN Minutes Per Day on Twitter

Interested in the Sydney market? Follow the Followers of …

Ms Darlinghurst


Iggy Pintado

Twitter is Prestigious – and Dangerous!

David Jones Social Networking Policy

Managers Need To Up Their Game With Social Media: Harvard Business Review

Student Jailed for “Vile Tweet”

Examples of Tweets

Nicole Greentree about Getting Hired by a Startup

Spicy Ice Cream – shows shortener

Chris Miller about Kangaroo Valley

Twitter Tales ~ It’s More Than Just ROI …

ROI: @aussiefarmstay

Don’t Tweet Drunk!

@NAB @QantasAirways @Telstra @Westpac – consumer power never been more public. Corporates’ goal is to get the matter out of public eye, e.g. Westpac response.

Alvin Quah

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Friends of Twitter: URL Shortener


Instagram + Vegan/Pieface + Big Brekkie

Twitter Search: bad headache

Manage Flitter




Some Basic Business Strategies

Multiple staff accounts – cheerleading – 3rd party endorsements …

Applying a Twitter Consciousness to a Personal Facebook Page

Can your Facebook page become a community meeting point? Bodytrim

Relevancy + High Numbers!


Foodies on Twitter

Top 100 Food Twitterers

Get a Free Coffee in San Francisco

Find a Quote via @IHateQuotes

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Pinterest – Fantastic to Use with Twitter (and Facebook):

Great for infographics e.g. History of the Web

Keep in touch with Us – we #FollowBack

Nicole: @EmpowerSM

Stewart: @sydneycafes

Social Media News Sources:


Plus @iggypintado, @socmediologist, @hollingsworth etc etc …

Further Reading: Social Media Articles:

Quality info for student research: how to use Google more effectively

Great Social Media Video on Youtube

A Visual History of Twitter

40 Fascinating Twitter Facts

4 Social Media Trends in 2012

Best 3 Social Media Infographics

Are your tweets being heard?

9 Tools to measure your twitter influence & reach
Twitter influences more purchase than Facebook
How Recruiters use Social Networks to Screen Candidates
What’s Scary about Social media?
Ten Ways Schools are Using Social Media Effectively
Ford’s Social media Marketing Success – a holistic approach across FB, twitter, Youtube & Flickr
No Social Media Policy for Half of Businesses
8 Apps to Boost your Twitter strategy
Twitter web analytics
Top 12 Mashable Infographics
How do you measure twitter influence / is it worth measuring?
9 Ways Top Brands Use Social Media for Better Customer Service
7 Personality Types on Social media
9 Elements of a Social media Report
Automotive Social media – Zombies Keep Out
Previous Predictions for Social Media Trends of 2011
Why I won’t follow you back on twitter

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