With the phenomenal success of social networking today, it is but impossible to miss numerous business networking sites practically anywhere online. This success is not surprising though. These business people have proven to themselves just how advantageous it is for this business to establish a social network for their clients online. Not only did they experience a growth on their profitability but as well as on their product’s quality. With all these happening around you, don’t you think it’s about time that you create a social networking website for your business as well ?
Some businesses are not so confident about having their own social networking site yet and so they’re still testing the waters by actively using popular networking sites to promote their business. Some use more business-related sites to cultivate a good relationship with many professionals in the hope to find people who will work for them and contribute to the business’ growth as well.
Many developers have seen the growing need for business people to create a social networking website of their own, not only to rely on “generic” business networking sites. This website should be tailored to and focused on the specific business and its users as well as on meeting their needs. Some website companies will offer to create the website for you while some would offer you software that you can use to create your website. The latter is more advantageous for you if you have someone in the team who is technically-inclined since you can really personalized the website according to your needs and also fully control it on your own discretion.
There are so many applications that will help you towards your social networking endeavours. Some may be free while others may incur that you spend some money but I guarantee you it will be all worth every penny. Surely you already know the so many benefits of creating a social networking website for your company, so what’s stopping you from joining the trend?
Union County Votes Mobile Apps Launched for Anytime, Anywhere Voter Communications
Union County New Jersey Election App
Today, Joanne Rajoppi, the Union County Clerk released iPhone and Android applications to improve the mobile accessibility of their election information. The mobile applications provide citizens with instructions on registering to vote from their mobile device and allow their citizens to favorite critical election dates, find their polling place and request a vote-by-mail ballot application. Additional features include voter applications for checking their registration, applying to work at a polling place and military and Federal overseas voting information. Two videos on voting on the machines and by mail are also included in the app.
The apps also provide the county with the capability to send push notifications to app users to alert them on election information changes or to highlight critical election events, including upcoming deadlines and polling place location updates.
This is a critical first step for our county to reach our voters on the latest mobile devices, said Joanne Rajoppi, Union County Clerk. My goal is to make voting information available and accessible to every Union County voter. Engaging people through everyday technology puts the information, literally, at their fingertips.
Purple Forge, the leading provider of election and other citizen engagement mobile applications to cities, counties and governments in the US and Canada, provides the mobile application services for Union County. Purple Forge has deployed mobile election applications to a number of cities and counties, including Sonoma County, Denver County and the cities of Long Beach, Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria.
“Union County has boldly positioned itself as a leader in elections communications in the eastern United States,” stated John Craig, VP Sales and Marketing of Purple Forge. “Our service will enable Union County to build on this application over time as additional digital services are introduced to the public.
About Purple Forge
Purple Forge sells subscription based services to organizations looking to engage their stakeholders using the latest mobile application technology and leveraging community engagement and social networking best practices. Purple Forge is an award-winning firm led by seasoned mobile communications and Internet technology veterans. Our mobile applications allow organizations to broadcast, share, and receive feedback from their target audience real-time, allowing them to foster long-term, engaged relationships.
Contact: John Craig, john.craig(at)purpleforge(dot)com
About The Office of the Union County Clerk
The Union County Clerks Election Division offers a variety of services for the Union County voters and candidates. This Division prints and prepares Official, Sample, Vote By Mail, Emergency, and Provisional Ballots. This Division also processes Vote By Mail applications. The County Clerk also accepts petitions for all county offices, school board and for independent candidates. On election night, the Election Division tabulates election totals and makes them available on this website. The Clerk certifies election results to the New Jersey Division of Elections.
Contact: Joanne Rajoppi Union County Clerk 2 Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07207 908-527-4787 jrajoppi(at)ucnj(dot)org
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Social Networking Tools in the Classroom – Part 1 of 5
Haven’t tried it yet?
I find Twitter is the most fun social networking tool – by far. It feels like a game in some way. It offers real time connection and current synchronization with those you don’t get to be with all the time. It shares interesting new happenings that you wouldn’t have known about.
Tweets are limited to 140 characters – so this requires people to keep their posts short and sweet. And, to top it off, it’s low maintenance! Profiles are light and don’t need much updating. The information below may be a little much if this is your first time on reading up, but check it out for a quick orientation to TwitterLand :).
A seasoned twitterer?
This article is designed for us. All in all, twitter is great left as simple as it is. However, a few tools can enhance the experience. After reviewing tons of available apps, these I find are most useful and enjoyable. Try them out and have some fun! Would love to hear your favorites as well.
One of the most fun ways to use twitter is on your mobile phone. Be ready for the times when you think of the greatest tweets with these phone apps:
TwitterFon- for iPhone Users. An easy to use tool built into your phone. This one freezes less and has great capabilities. Auto posts to Twitpic (a great, easy way to share pics on Twitter). It’s all you need! You can follow, unfollow directly from the app. You can also see DM’s and @replies easily. Links posted in tweets also come up very fast (much faster than through Safari).
TwitterBerry- for BlackBerry Users. Although I am not one, this is the BlackBerry App I hear the most about. Take it from Puff Daddy.
Networking: (aka finding more friends you WANT to follow)
Find someone you enjoy reading and follow their followers. Another great way is to search for keywords and see who is tweeting about your favorite topics. Connect with them that way.
There are websites such as Mr. Tweet who suggest who to follow based on formulas of some type, but I find the natural search works best. They are fun to check out though.
You can also learn about the stars of twitter on the Top 100 List. Interesting…
My top picks – who to follow:
The most entertaining twitters are:
@the_real_shaq – Shaquille O’Neal (Yes, THE Shaq. Funny!)
@RevRunWisdom – Rev Run (Deep thoughts, refreshing ponderisms)
@TheEllenShow – Ellen DeGenerous (Great ideas and fun info!)
@iamdiddy – P Diddy (On a lot with uplifting and fun reads)
@sumsei – Jet Magat (Enlightening concepts and entertainment at its best!)
@tferriss – Timothy Ferriss (Author of 4 hour work week. Always interesting info.)
@MichaelScott – The Office Character (I don’t even watch this show, but his posts are hilarious)
@guykawasaki – Guy Kawasaki (Fun, interesting information, but a LOT of posts)
@MACvPC – Mac vs. PC (Funny)
Following: I found that following under 1,000 people was a little too slow for me. I am not on all that often, but when I log on, I like to see the flow moving. Some find it hard to be following so many people, but with the use of TweetDeck, you can keep up on all the things you want. Search YouTube for some videos on that.
Followers: Once I hit 1,000 followers, the number of my followers increases much more quickly each day. It also allows more opportunity for response from your posts based on the chances of them being online at the same time.
Ratios and Balance Baby: Everyone has their own taste here. Some like to follow as many as possible to get more followers. Some hardly follow anyone back. Some people like to keep a balance between followers and who they’re following. Feel what is right for you. Chances are it may change from time to time. I like to follow everyone back that follows me to keep it a mutual relationship, unless I find their tweets extremely annoying for some reason – which is rare.
TwitterKarma is a great bulk follow/unfollow tool in which you can instantly even things out and only follow those that are following you, if desired. Or you can follow back everyone that is following you with a couple of clicks.
RSS Feed automatically from your blog to Twitter. This application automatically posts your blog posts as a tweet on Twitter. Great for sharing what you’re writing without any maintenance. I am writing an article to share more about fun with feeds and will post when it’s ready.
Search, Tracking, & Alerts
Search the history of tweets for any keyword. Here you can also be alerted when people tweet about you or when your defined keywords are tweeted by selecting the options on the right after a search. You can be auto-notified via feed, if desired.
Sync with Facebook
Facebook is my second favorite social media and it has only gotten more fun with the integration of twitter status updates. Warning: this is only a good idea for those who don’t tweet too much. Otherwise, you overload Facebook with your excessive tweets. I’m one of these who tweets more than I like to post on Facebook, so I no longer integrate the two through Facebook. If you would like to set this up anyway, do this:
In Facebook, add the Twitter application to allow auto posts of your twitter updates into Facebook. It may take a few minutes to go through or process once you’re done, but eventually works with a seamless feed.
TweetDeck just added a new feature where you can post to Facebook as well. Love it! This is my top option while working on the computer as it’s fully integrated and most fun.
For those who post more often, you may want to try this set up: I have another service through Ping.Fm which I use when I want my posts to go to both to Facebook and Twitter, while using my phone. Also works well from the internet if you’re not using TweetDeck. To post to Ping.Fm on your iPhone, use Nambu. Try BlackPing for BlackBerry.
@ – immediately followed by a user name is a mention. It links their profile by making it clickable and notifies them of your response.
# – immediately followed by a word is a hashtag. It creates a search of that word when clicked. A popular example is #FollowFriday in which people recommend their favorite people to follow.
DM – A direct, private message
RT – Re-Tweet (re-post of someone’s tweet)
There are apps out there that allow auto-follows, auto-responders, special programs to tweet from your computer, tool bars for your web browser, and so much more. I find all these are unnecessary. People get irritated with the canned responses. And everything else I’ve looked at makes Twitter too much of high maintenance (AKA less fun). However, a quick search on “Twitter Tools” will bring up the infinite possibilities if you are interested. And you never know what new tools may actually be fun to use.
Would love to hear your experience and your favorite apps for Twitter. Please post!
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No internet marketing plan is entirely complete unless you have integrated your pages with relevant Social Media buttons which facilitate easy sharing of your content with other internet users. While you are implementing a WordPress development project, it is strongly recommended that you consider also incorporating popular social networking tools which allow visitors to appreciate your content and share it with their networks online.
This is an amazing opportunity for your web pages to gain some efficient and free promotion by encouraging your own audiences to do the marketing for you. One can incorporate these tools manually or by simply installing a WordPress plug-in, though the later is believed to be more convenient for more reasons than one –
1. Installing plug-ins is a log easier and quicker than manually trying to integrate each tool.
2. It is simpler for those who are not proficient with concepts in web design and coding.
3. They end result is a lot more aesthetic and professional looking.
4. It is eventually less stressful.
After having tested a range of plug-ins that will help you in adding social media during your WordPress development, here are some of the best tools which will help you efficiently place the tabs on your pages, work for your benefit in your social sharing initiative and also ensure that your pages are slowed down.
1. Share bar:- One of the most popular and best available sliding vertical bars available online, this social sharing tool bar is extremely easy to set up. It can also be easily customized and offers great functionality.
2. Social by Mail chimp:- This is an extremely lightweight plug in which allows easy integration between your blog or website with popular social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition to enabling users to share your content, it also enables auto-posts onto the pages and Twitter accounts of the brands.
3. Socialize:- This is one of the less popular plug-ins available for social media tabs, but it is equally aesthetic especially because of its ability to place itself inside the content according to a predefined alignment or at the end of the content.
4. Manually Placing your Tabs:- For those who still insist on manually integrating Social media tabs into their WordPress development, there are a range of tutorials that you can go through on the internet which will guide you through the various codes available. This is a lot more time consuming and needs meticulous customization to suit the overall look and feel of your pages.
Incorporating this plug-ins has proven to have delivered some fantastic results for WordPress pages development. Making effective use of these buttons by strategically placing them encourages the sharing of your content and works towards driving a more targeted traffic to your web pages. Posting these buttons on your web pages offer great opportunities in implementing cost effective social media marketing projects without the need to put in much time and effort.
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