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How much do you know About.Me ?

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About.Me
Not sure if you all had heard about this one yet or not. This is my page http://about.me/owfotografik on this site.

This is a site that is like an “about me page” but it is a whole site. So I can have a bio and links to all of my social networks and sites.
I have seen people using this as their “about me” on their website or blog. Have a link to this site rather than coding an about me page.

As you can with many social styled sites, you can interact with other users. The really cool part about this site is that they encourage integration with all of your other Social Media sites and Websites. It is truly a comprehensive listing of you online. The social aspect makes it possible for you to connect with someone across all of their social sites on the internet. In some ways you could even use it as a “mini resume” page.

About.me (Usually styled as about.me) is a personal web hosting service co-founded by Ryan Freitas, Tony Conrad and Tim Young in October 2009.[2] The site offers registered users a simple platform from which to link multiple online identities, relevant external sites, and popular social networking websites such as Facebook, Flickr, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube. It is characterized by its one-page user profiles, each with a large, often-artistic background image and abbreviated biography.” – Wikipedia

How to take a great hummingbird photograph. By Anne Rodkin

RE: Hummingbird photos…. Posted by Anne Rodkin

Wings in Motion by Anne RodkinA trick I learned in Costa Rica is to tape over all of the holes in a feeder, except one. Into that hole, place a nice flower (preferably something with a good size to it, like Hibiscus, or Trumpet Flower). Add some hummingbird nectar to the center of the flower. Stay seated quietly, but get everything composed and focused as you want it, and just wait until the bird(s) approach the flower, and start shooting. It’s helpful to use a shutter cable for this.

If you want to go a step further, you can place some colored backdrops if you have them, to avoid any sort of cluttered background. And a few well placed flash units don’t hurt either.

I think you’ll be amazed at the photos you will get, and they’ll always look natural.

I wish I had taken more shots of hummers in Costa Rica, because I’ve never seen one here where I live. There are several in my gallery area though if you want to see what I’m talking about. And yes, these were all at feeders.

You might find this article of interest. Greg gives tours throughout Central America, and also does some at his own home in Costa Rica.

http://www.deepgreenphotography.com/2010/10/documenting-my-front-yard-bird-photography-setups/

Editors note:
This image will work well on Facebook, Google + and Twitter. The landscape orientation of the photograph will look great.

Making Sense Of Facebook Advertising And Hashtags

Making Sense Of Facebook Advertising And Hashtags

Posted June 18, 2013 by Lee Jackson & filed under Content Marketing, Facebook Promotion, Online Branding, Social Media Marketing (SMM).

Facebook, on the face of it, would appear to be in a bit of a search muddle at the moment.

The social media giant has recently added hashtags to its service but is undoubtedly last to the party as platforms including Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr and others will attest.

Still, it’s a very welcome addition and will help people and pages expand the reach of their content. According to Facebook:

  • Hashtags can be searched from the search bar at the top of the page
  • Hashtags that originate from other sites (ie Instagram) can be clicked
  • People can compose a post directly within hashtag search results

But while Facebook has just introduced something that other sites have used effectively over the years, it’s also cut its sponsored search ads service.

Launched just short of a year ago sponsored search results would appear whenever a user searched for something and acted in a similar manner to Facebook advertising.

But if it’s now being phased out does that mean that Facebook is walking away from the search game?

Not necessarily as Facebook has suggested that ads will be available in its upcoming Graph Search which still has a waiting list.

10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest

10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest

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http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/05/31/10-creative-ways-to-market-on-pinterest/

Marketing used to be simple.

You placed an advertisement in a magazine, the yellow pages or the local newspaper and people picked up the phone and called you or dropped into your place of business.

Now you have dozens of marketing channels you can use and the media is not just print, television and telemarketing.

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Thank you to Christine Fournier for sharing this article with me.
http://christine-fournier.artistwebsites.com/

5 Tips to Bring New Life to Your Social Profiles

5 Tips to Bring New Life to Your Social Profiles
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/freshen-up-your-social-profiles/
When was the last time you updated your social media profiles? Are they starting to feel drab or dated? Your social profiles may be in dire need of a refresh! And are you sharing the types of updates tailored to the latest platform designs and suited for today’s social media marketing?  With recent changes to major platforms, you may be missing out on using some of the cool new options.

To freshen up your social media profiles and take advantage of the latest updates, implement any of the following five ideas […]

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Taking the pulse of the planet: How Twitter erases geography

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Summary:
A study that looked at more than a billion tweets and the geographic connections between 71 million users across the globe shows how Twitter has changed the way we communicate and helped erase geographical barriers.

Twitter is a very interesting tool that connects us all in so many ways. We can have real time conversations in the blink of an eye with anyone around the world. We can converse on topics and find people with similar interests in a heartbeat. News has changed as a result and society is changing as well. Marketing is no different. What a great way to find people who are like minded and connect with them.

 

Read the full article here:  http://gigaom.com/2013/06/18/taking-the-pulse-of-the-planet-how-twitter-erases-geography/

 

 

 

Do you want more traffic to your blog? Are you struggling to catch the attention of more readers? Does this sound familiar?

By Kimberly Reynolds Published June 11, 2013

Do you want more traffic to your blog? Are you struggling to catch the attention of more readers? Does this sound familiar?

You write an amazing piece of content. You made sure to craft an attention-grabbing headline. You share the link on Twitter, Facebook, even Google+.

Then you wait in breathless anticipation for your share count to skyrocket. Except it doesn’t. Never fear, in this article you’ll find fresh ideas to generate buzz and get your posts noticed.

Read more here…http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-creative-ways-to-drive-more-traffic-to-your-blog-posts/

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