Tagged With "social media"

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Are you a Tuber or a Canoer?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
From my bedroom window, I can see the Snoqualmie River rushing by.  It's comforting to know that it's always there, always moving.  Today it made me think about the world of social media is similarly rushing, moving past at a rapid...
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Welcome to our New Blog!

Rosemary O'Neill ·
This space will be used for thoughts and advice on social media issues, news, and technology, including our own.  We'll include corporate news/updates, inside scoop, and other fun items as we see fit. Right now we're furiously working on a...
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Why I Quit Facebook

Brian Lenz ·
My family and I just got back from a long vacation in Hawaii, and as part of clearing my head during the trip, I decided it was finally time to delete my Facebook account. I've been pondering it for quite a while, but inertia is a strong force to...
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Re: Configuring Social Sharing buttons (which ones, and where they are visible)

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello ST, In order to hide the share buttons for specific social networks you will need to use CSS to prevent them from displaying. I would recommend that you use your browser's inspector to find the ID of the button you would like to hide so that you can base your CSS on that. For example, the Facebook share button is a link (a element) with an ID of "shareOnFACEBOOK". You mentioned potentially restricting it so that it hides for certain content types or shows for certain content types. If...
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Re: Configuring Social Sharing buttons (which ones, and where they are visible)

ST ·
Thank you Jonmark. This is great information. Someday it would be nice to configure this kind of thing in the Control Panel at the group level. Is there an easy way to identify what group I'm in with CSS? I'd like to apply the rules by group if possible. I've done some things with sessionStorage, but I'd prefer not to have to write and maintain more JavaScript to deal with the Social Sharing buttons. Thank you, ST
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Re: Configuring Social Sharing buttons (which ones, and where they are visible)

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello ST, I would strongly recommend looking at the classes that are defined on the body of your pages. As I mentioned, Hoop.la includes MANY marker CSS classes on the body which can be used to toggle features or customize the appearance of your pages. For your site, for example, you can see that all pages within the "Bose Pro Portable" group include a " h-page-for-group-portable" class on the body element. Using that class you should be able to use similar CSS selectors to what I provided...
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Re: Configuring Social Sharing buttons (which ones, and where they are visible)

ST ·
Thanks Jonmark, That tells me what I needed to know. ST
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Re: Configuring Social Sharing buttons (which ones, and where they are visible)

Jonmark Weber ·
Glad to have been of assistance ST. I will go ahead and close this up now. Jonmark
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Re: Tutorial Video: How To Link Social Networks

Morgan ·
VERY helpful! Thank you!!!!
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Tutorial Video: How To Link Social Networks

Ted O'Neill ·
We've created a new tutorial video to help Hoop.la users link social networks to their profiles.  Note: this is not a tutorial for admins to enable the social networks in the Hoop.la control panel (that must be done before your community members...
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Configuring Social Sharing buttons (which ones, and where they are visible)

ST ·
Is there a place in Hoop.la where I can configure which Social Sharing buttons are presented to members? Can I turn them on/off per module (e.g. On in Forums/ Off in Calenders). Can I do this at the group level? If I have to show/hide the Social Sharing with CSS, what is the CSS ID or Class that I have to manipulate? Thanks, ST
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Filtering out the Noise

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Today at the office, I'm trying desperately to focus as the machinery in the street beneath our windows grinds, pummels, and jackhammers the pavement into oblivion.  Where are those Bose noise-canceling headphones when I need them? The scenario...
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How has Social Media Impacted You this Year?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
As we reach the waning moments of 2009, I've been pondering how the online community landscape has changed this year.  MySpace took a nosedive, Facebook cruised to the top of the heap (and got some egg on its face), Twitter is still a polarizing...
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Do you know your Influencers?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
This Ad Age article caught my eye today: http://adage.com/digitalnext/a...le?article_id=143372 It's an elegant summary of "influencer" activity across multiple social media platforms.  The article mentions discussion forum posts as an area where...
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Re: Preliminary Data: How Social is Your Business?

Soulati ·
The confusion surrounding social marketing is palpable. Whenever I speak with folks they believe it's only about posting to Facebook and Twitter. No one really knows how to engage customers. Now that I am blogging and writing social media posts for clients, it's a longer haul to earn traction. People and companies are so behind and had they engaged 3 years ago when everyone was excited to like, share, follow it would be easier today.
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How to leverage social tools to support a forum

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Forums and social networks are not oil and water.  They are oil and vinegar for your vinaigrette.  Shake gently together and take your marketing salad up a notch.  In fact, there are several things you can do to leverage your social...
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Preliminary Data: How Social is Your Business?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Leader Networks, a social strategy consulting firm, has recently released its preliminary findings from an ongoing study called the Social Business Benchmark Project.  The study is designed to assess how the trend toward "social business" has...
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The social media bubble, are you in it?

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Those who cheerlead for social media are in one bubble, and those who pooh-pooh it are in their own bubble.  The best place is reality, in between the two camps.  Depending on the day, you will read headlines that any given platform,...
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Re: Welcome to our New Blog!

Well I don't really know what this place is for, but I hope everybody enjoys it and finds it useful and informative. Rosemary I know it makes travelling hazardous, but I wish it would snow here for Christmas.
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Re: New Website

James The Jovial Jester ·
Hmmmmm. Insider likeability factor
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Re: New Website

Ted O'Neill ·
Thanks, Steven!
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Lori ·
Can I get an "amen"?! I quit Facebook quite a while ago, mostly over privacy concerns. But, I was definitely spending more time online in less meaningful ways, and who has time to spend doing meaningless things?
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

James Cooper ·
First, let's start with the irony - I just used my Facebook account to post this comment. Its true, FB can and does suck in a lot of ways. It also creates an opportunity for a lot of fake and meaningless interaction. However, it does serve at least one purpose for me in that it does allow me to keep 'light' contact with a lot of people who don't live in my area. Friends from my hometown and friends who have moved. It allows me to keep a sort of dialog open that allows us to easily pickup...
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Brian Lenz ·
Thanks for your comments, James. I don't disagree that Facebook has potential to serve a purpose for keeping in touch. My experience has been that while it has that potential, it doesn't typically play out in practice. I typically have used email/IM for those types of "light" contact, instead. I think that Hoop.la has a lot of the tools that are needed to enable networking and community in an effective way. If you haven't already, I'd recommend you check it out (you can set up a free site to...
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Steven ·
You're right about the noise, Brian.
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Rich Melvin ·
Brian, it warms my heart to see someone like you, who is very knowledgeable about the tech side of things on the internet, and who is much younger than I am, do something like this. The issues you raised are spot on and have motivated me to do the same thing. I got a Faceplant page about 2 years ago solely for family purposes. I think I have 8 "friends." My daughter was posting pics of the grandkids there at the time. However, due to the privacy concerns you linked to in your post, she has...
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Re: Why I Quit Facebook

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Rich, Thank you for the thoughtful and kind words! It's humbling to hear. I can't believe it's been over 5 years now since I wrote this post and quit Facebook. I can tell you that I've never looked back After a nasty election cycle like this year, I can definitively say I don't miss it at all! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts; enjoy the Facebook-free life Brian
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Re: 5 key differences between social networks and communities

Soulati ·
Excellent description of the differences. I think perhaps an online community can also be more theme oriented, right? A mission, cause, program, objective or some such? Which at the end of the day continuously helps my further clarity about Hoop.la. Slow on the uptake, and I'm not sure why I am! Time...take the time to learn thoroughly, Jayme. Yep.
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Re: 5 key differences between social networks and communities

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Yes, I love the insight about a theme or cause. That's definitely another differentiator. You're not slow on the uptake--you're helping me up my game every time we talk
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5 key differences between social networks and communities

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Lately I've been getting a lot of questions about how online communities differ from social networks--why a Hoop.la site is different from, say, a Facebook page. It can definitely be confusing if you're a marketer trying to figure out where to invest...
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New Website

Steven ·
I'm liking the new Social Strata website... And my avatar made it into one of the screen shots.
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Social Network Integration Changes

Jonmark Weber ·
As many of you know, we recently migrated all Hoop.la sites to SSL . One consequence of switching to SSL is that some Social Network integrations may need to be updated. This is due to OAuth callback URLs which are registered for each Social Network and are used to validate the authenticity of requests made through the various APIs that enable these features. Since each Hoop.la customer controls their own Social Network integrations, you must fix the issue if it applies to your site. If you...
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Re: Social Network Integration Changes

Daniel Dixon ·
Great information and thanks for sharing. it will be informative for me.
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European (and Product) Expansion

Ted O'Neill ·
We are expanding our footprint, with a new office in Dublin, and plans for new products.
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Social Media is not New, not Voodoo

Rosemary O'Neill ·
There we were, crowded around my mother-in-law's blinking grey monitor.  There was a squealy bouncing sound, and then...we were looking at a message from a lady in Germany who liked the same kind of dogs as she did. Around the same time, my...
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Wonder Web - Social media Agency Dubai

Wonder Web ·
WonderWeb social media optimization is not limited to marketing and brand building, we also focus customer, company and brand engagement. Today, we all are familiar with the term ‘Social media optimization’ (SMO), relates to the utilization of a number of social media sites and communities to produce publicity to increase the awareness of a product, brand or event. SMO aims at on driving traffic from resources other than search engines, though also help to improve search engine ranking with...
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You need to be a dog, not a cat, in social media

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Disclosure: I am an aficionado of both dogs and cats, and a proud cat owner, and this post is in no way intended to slight either species. Have you ever wondered what the secret code is, in social media? Are there certain universal rules that apply to...
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Where everybody knows your name; why your website should be Cheers

Rosemary O'Neill ·
On the TV show Cheers, Coach would slide a beer toward the end of the bar, knowing that Norm would catch it as he sat down in the last stool on the end.  And when my family goes out to eat at the local spaghetti joint, the servers know that my...
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Control Freaks Unite

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Yes, I'll admit it right now.  I'm a control freak.  And when it comes to my social accounts all over the web, it's intensified by a factor of 10.  Do you consider who's reading your blips, blogs, and profiles you've left in various...
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Enchantment for Community Managers

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Have you ever met someone who "lights up the room?" Next time, check for their George Clooney wrinkles.  That's Guy Kawasaki's nifty way of describing a sincere, full-on smile.  Turns out people who do that are those "light up the room"...
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5 reasons to make your own social community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
First, let's clarify that when we say "make your own" social community, we mean make an inviting place for your existing community to come together.  Everyone has a community, after all (whether they recognize it or not).     They might...
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Rosemary's Secret Recipe for Small Biz Social Media Engagement

Rosemary O'Neill ·
As a small business owner with no digital agency, no reputation management firm, and no offshore support boiler rooms, I have settled into my own groove for handling social media responsibilities.    There are lots of folks out there who can...
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Beware the social media bullies

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Don't let them kick sand in your face or push you down on the playground.   You know the ones...they fold their arms and tell you that your community will fail unless it's on Facebook, or that you MUST have a Pinterest page, or that every...
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3 things Star Trek teaches us about Social Media

Rosemary O'Neill ·
As a life-long Trekker, I've always found that the wisdom of Kirk stands the test of time.  Star Trek can even teach us lessons about social media, if we only listen. 1. Don't be (or hang around with) the red shirt guy. He always dies. In social...
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Re: How has Social Media Impacted You this Year?

James The Jovial Jester ·
Well you know what I think about Twitter. It belongs.... Well on Twitter no-where else as it messes other social sites up with it's constant twittering so yes right tool for the right job. Facebook is a requirement for some rather that a 1st choice. I seems to be replacing Emails in a lot of ways LiveCloud is having it's ups and downs.. Just got another down this morning the add attachments function has gone walkabout. Just in time for New Year. Tis a sad thing. I had some nice pictures to...
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Re: Filtering out the Noise

Lori ·
I've been using my earbuds the last couple of days, because of this road construction noise, and it helps. On Facebook, I hide the game posts as they come up, that way I can keep it to the "nuggets". The only problem is that there's no way to do this on the phone app, so I have to log on via computer occasionally to fix this. I'm a bit surprised the iPhone app doesn't have a facility for this, but maybe they will in a future version.
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Re: Filtering out the Noise

Oh Rosemary! What a wonderful blog. Very honest and heartfelt. I've never done a social network site... and increasingly I'm glad I don't get tied up in the white noise that people seem to have to deal with. I like a simple existence. I like to be in control of anything I say or post. This isn't a puff piece for LC as some may see it, but I'm comfortable here... and I know it's a social network site too!
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Re: Page titles

Jonmark Weber ·
In the control panel under CP -> Eve -> Display -> Settings, and then on the Wordlets tab you will want to customize the XSL_POWERED_BY_EVE wordlet. This wordlet is only used for the title of pages and allows you to customize this to your hearts content. Once you have updated the value you will need to invalidate your sites page cache if you want the change to appear everywhere immediately.
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Re: Page titles

TJ ·
Thanks for that - one more question I have searched the existing wordlets - and cannot see the XSL_POWERED_BY_EVE wordlet 1) Do I need to create it? 2) If not - what set is it in? Thanks
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Re: Page titles

Jonmark Weber ·
Hello TJ, If you add that wordlet, where the keyword is that name I provided you, and the value is whatever you want to be displayed. Cheers, Jonmark
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