Five for Friday

OK – I am not going to lie. This Five for Friday was written out on TuesdaySorry night and I may have missed an article or two. Hopefully you’ll check back for the content that I am producing at SXSW in terms of videos and chats with some cool folks. I am also still doing the crowdsourced social media tips for small businesses so feel free to grab me if you see me or leave comments here. Hope all is well with you and you have a great weekend and I’ll catch you next week…

The most underestimated social media asset – Scale may be the hardest thing that any social media person faces, but how do we overcome this? Cloning machines are illegal (I think) and just weird. This is a great piece on how IBM empowers their employees to scale.

Becoming a Conscious Written Communicator – Raise your hand if you are in the business of communications. Don’t be bashful, PR, social media, marketing, advertising, legal and sales all count. Now raise your hands if you are awesome at communicating through writing. Don’t like it is OK to admit you stink at it – I do. If you are like me and want to get better, peep out this post from Amber Naslund.


The Facebook Empire Ends Here – I love this post from Geoff Livingston. Now while I am sure you are addicted to Facebook, do you really know what it’s new changes mean to you and your content? You should – you should also note that all of these asshats suggesting creating a fan page instead of a website are idiots.  If you don’t want to read the full T&C of FB, read this cliff notes post.

20 Free Social Media and Brand Monitoring Tools Worth Exploring – The kids writing for the OneForty blog always come through with some awesome content. This post from Pam Sahota is no different. If you want to monitor your brand in the social space but are short on coin, this post will help you out.

Why Twitter is pushing trending topics – This post is the perfect example of how to use the term “dickbar” and has some awesome stats too about social media hard caps. Definitely read it.

PS – since I quasi-mailed this post in, please accept the Social Media Shogun as an apology:

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