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Introducing LinkedIn Contacts: A Smarter Way to Stay in Touch


Have you ever wished for a personal assistant who reminds you when your colleagues are celebrating new jobs or birthdays? Or have you wanted to quickly pull up the last conversations you had with people before you head out to meet them?

Today we're proud to announce the launch of LinkedIn Contacts, a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships. With this new product, we bring all your contacts from your address books, email accounts, and calendars together with the power of your LinkedIn network. Contacts is available both on LinkedIn.com as well as a brand new app for iPhone. Over the coming weeks, we'll start sending invitations to try LinkedIn Contacts to a limited number of members in the United States.

With the new LinkedIn Contacts experience, we've introduced features in three areas:

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Twittequette: 4 Golden Rules for Tweeting During a Crisis


The events of last week concerning the Boston Marathon bombing as well as the recent hacking of the AP Twitter feed had community and social media managers everywhere on high radar when it came to looking after the company and personal Twitter accounts alike.

Tweets were pouring in, but many contained misleading information and links making it difficult to figure out what to retweet, and if it was even possible to attempt at all. Hashtags only compounded this problem and eventually it seemed as though the most logical thing to do was to skip RT'ing and MT'ing altogether in favor of an original tweet.

But when there are so many apps and free websites available to choose from to sync an account up for scheduled tweets, and with so many businesses opting for tweet scheduling in an effort to cut back on time and expense, can the original tweet that acknowledges a crisis cut in?

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Twitter Signs Biggest Ever Advertising Deal with Starcom MediaVest Group

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Twitter has secured it's largest ever advertising deal today with Starcom MediaVest group (SMG) – according to a report in the Financial Times. The deal is rumoured to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

The agreement will offer advertising giant SMG and it's clients, who include Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble and Walmart, preferential access to the best advertising slots on Twitter. It is also said that they will have high-level access to Twitter for market research purposes – including a direct feed of data to SMG's modelling tools.

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Sympathy for the Devil: Twitter Campaign to Free Muslim Terrorist Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


First of all, a lot of people that apparently knew Dzhokhar keep saying how nice he was and they just can't believe the news. Yes, a "true angel". As Greg Gutfeld points out, however, evil people can still smile, hit the gym and apparently go to parties after killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. Ted Bundy was a nice guy, too.

Secondly, a government set up? Really? It's not as though police found and arrested the Tsarnaevs solely based on footage of Dzhokhar dropping off a backpack near eight-year-old Martin Richard without further incident. No, no, no. Surveillance video shows Dzhokhar taking his backpack off, placing it down, not reacting to the first explosion and dodging the second. The brothers also murdered an MIT police officer, hijacked a car and bragged to the car owner that they were the bombers. A car chase with police ensued during which the Tsarnaevs threw explosives at them while making their way into Watertown...and then this happened ...

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Top 6 Tips for Generating Leads via Social Media


Is your business still struggling to use social media to generate leads?

Businesses need to choose either a direct sales approach, leading straight to a sale with no need for further endorsement, or self-promotion, showcasing their knowledge and skills to generate leads and do the selling bit later, the traditional way – face-to-face.

In most cases social media is best used to generate leads, or send traffic to your website where you get a chance to do this again. Producing great content that your audience wants to read will help you do this.

For example, you can use social media to build trust by giving away valuable content and offering free advice. By doing this you will give your audience a reason to engage, and continue conversation, until you ask them for that all-important face-to-face meeting.

If you are unable to meet them face-to face then Skype is your friend.

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Free informative webinar: How To Master Creating Fresh Content Automatically in Only 12 Minutes a Week

Free informative webinar How To Master Creating Fresh Content Automatically in Only 12 Minutes a Week

Do you hate wasting hours and hours trying to find fresh, hot and new content for your Facebook Profile/Page or your blog or website?

If so join us to learn about a brand new automated system to finding hot relevant content your fans will love!

This powerful webinar will provide you with exclusive training to show you how to:

* Develop a killer strategy to find the hottest content on the web and post it to your social media sites in just a few minutes...

* Learn a simple way to hyper engage your community so they respond to your social messages...

* Find out how to get your offers, promotions or content to go viral using the power of social media.

You can reserve your free webinar place here: http://attendee.gotowebinars.co/register/?id=689539630

This is guaranteed to save you a TON of time and help you get the right relevant content to drive traffic and keep people engaged with your site. If you appreciate the power of social media but just can't spend the enormous amounts of time finding content and making your messages go viral, then you need to be on this special training.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are multiple sessions but they are very likely to fill up fast. So please make sure to sign up ASAP and to arrive about 10 minutes early to guarantee your seat. Once again, don't delay! Register here: http://attendee.gotowebinars.co/register/?id=689539630


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