WordPress widget for Publicizing Blog Posts on facebook/Twitter is just a click away.


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WordPress has introduced this wonderful feature that enables blogger’s posts/articles to get published on Facebook & Twitter  automatically….

The idea of self-publishing itself is just amazing. In today’s SEO centric Internet arena,  this widget is goig t make the life of a blogger fetch some relief.

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/now-publicize-to-facebook-pages

How does it work  huhh ??

Facebook @ Mobile

Go to your wp BLOG’s  dashboard, Settings, and Sharing you’ll see Publicize. Once you set it up, Publicize works automatically.

You can customize the message that gets sent out on the Post page.

See http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

I came across wish list of a WordPress user (Salil Lawande), who is seeking wp team to introduce below mentioned widgets.

Wishlist:
> Ability to tag media in the Media Library
> Albums functionality (or something close to what Picasa Web Albums)
> Sorting by month, year, title
> A graphical/visual approach to managing & deploying media (drag & drop)

Happy Blogging.

Go Blogger Go.

Social purchases turned into Conversations @ www.swipely.com


We turn purchases into conversations

It was really interesting to read about www.swipely.com today in the magazine THE ECONOMIST.

Its amazing to know, as to what extent socialising networks can be influential these days. Swieply sounds like an amazing idea, which, I’m sure won’t take much time to grow beyond the imagination.

Our heartiest Congratulations for Swipely Team efforts in cultivating this amazing concept.

Well, while searching for the actual SWIPELY website, I noticed certain flaws which could hamper away a large number of visitors. I’m sure my suggestion will certainly add value to their business line. There could be potential process Risk which needs to be evaluated on a timely basis for optimal concept output.

Please feel free to comment with your inputs to improve this concept further :-

Screenshot- webpage http://www.swipely.com

Marketing Funda Reading : Articles on Marketing


The Secret Sauce: Leveraging Social Media for Business http://bit.ly/1yDGr6 II common sense tips

Mobile App’onomy – Mobile users aren’t Loyal to Cool Apps http://bit.ly/RqXCk interesting stats

How To Attack The Leading Brand http://bit.ly/zAgmf II Must read for marketers

Sir, May I Clean Your Glasses? http://bit.ly/O276F II WOW Tom Peters love Kingfisher airlines..

Kill the Elevator Speech http://bit.ly/1GVPua II must read article on business communication

10 Traits of High-Performance Leaders http://bit.ly/3GltNa II how many u have?

5 Questions with GTD’s David Allen http://bit.ly/CsHrm II getting things done tips

Top 5 Things to Remember When Doing a Social Media Campaign http://bit.ly/ICGgC

How Entrepreneurs Should Handle Succession http://bit.ly/ZarC9 II good one

Create a Special Unit to Drive Growth http://bit.ly/2OaTdr II nice read

Procter & Gamble and the Beauty of Small Wins http://bit.ly/Ebr69 II good one

Mobile Handset Market in India – The Great Indian Growth Story http://bit.ly/1bolTU

The Smart Way to Influence Your Boss http://bit.ly/3amYng II let me try 🙂

The Upgraded Brand Extension Threat http://bit.ly/4G0EK4 II must read for marketers

5 Retail Marketing Trends for 2010 http://bit.ly/Ptedg II nice one

The Business World’s Biggest Wasted Opportunity http://bit.ly/ZLwgz II nice read

The Price of a Poor Experience http://bit.ly/2dDBuq II lessons in customer service

Best Practices For Social Media: The Basics of Program Planning http://bit.ly/NI660 II nice one

10 Ways to End Your Speech with a Bang http://bit.ly/1llZDC II xcellent article

Santander Brasil and the $8 Billion “Noble” Prize http://bit.ly/fFydI II lessons for Nonprofits

Too Big to Fail — Or Too Complicated to Succeed? http://bit.ly/XOZ3Q II nice read

How Smart Leaders Talk About Time http://bit.ly/gBlOJ II lessons for leaders

To Buy Or Launch A Brand? http://bit.ly/Y06Sa II vital lessons for marketers

Really this brand’s story gave me goosebumps http://tinyurl.com/cr5nw4

More on Toms Shoes brand http://tinyurl.com/yktqaku

When will the world make fun of you? http://bit.ly/2XKDb5 II Toms shoes- what a brand !!

The three elements of full employment http://bit.ly/1ivoRx wisdom from sethgodin

Want to see worst possible PowerPoint presentation? Check out these videos:- http://bit.ly/XeJ0G

Why companies see prospects in rural india http://tinyurl.com/ns8wg3

Organisational structure can reveal manythings http://tinyurl.com/yfegtv6

The Brand Launch Myth http://bit.ly/QPBYr absolute funda…

innovative marketing by Moov http://tinyurl.com/yjvpmpl

Effect of context on branding http://om.ly/KUHj

Hero Honda business model http://tinyurl.com/yzqwdg6

A story of Reva electric cars http://tinyurl.com/yzfssac

Mobile Social Networking in India – Orkut rules the chart, followed by Yahoo and Facebook http://bit.ly/g3yMk

Social Media Usage Policies: Less Lawyering, More Encouraging http://bit.ly/4nAebL II practical ??

Three Questions to Remove Ego from Decision Making http://bit.ly/3W6juO II but is it possible ?

3 Ways to Pitch Yourself in 30 Seconds http://bit.ly/AngZR II the elevator pitch

When a Colleague’s Mistakes Affect You http://bit.ly/Cb1BG II highly insightful

Why Entrepreneurs Sabotage the Succession Process http://bit.ly/1bkvbm II excellent one

If goods and services become more valuable… http://bit.ly/1rW9gs II nice perspective

Live Simply, and Save the Drama for Your Mother http://bit.ly/H2uu2 II That is it

The water purifier war http://tinyurl.com/yebocjv

The dove story in india http://tinyurl.com/yabxucg

Fighter Brand Strategy Considerations http://bit.ly/xnQVj II funda for marketers

Sumi-e, color, and the art of less http://bit.ly/jKm3A II nice tips 4 powerpoint presntions

Relentless renovation: Apple’s App Store http://bit.ly/8yieu II nice read for online retailers

Festival advertising – lighting up hearts or lightening the wallet? http://bit.ly/9xlaj II interesting view

Think route to consumer, not route to market http://bit.ly/QJ5m2 II nice idea

Can an Online Community Shape a Strategy? http://bit.ly/2BJqCo II nice read

Brand Personality Inspiration http://bit.ly/6fKdG II inspiration from Brand Apple

Anchor Your Brand With Credentials http://bit.ly/MW4SH II must read for marketers

Five Ways to Realize Profits and Missions http://bit.ly/1gsR4d II interesting read

Apple’s Next Revolution — And What You Can Learn From It http://bit.ly/4kZDW II insightful article

Why your company hates social networks – Is it Bad or Good?


Are you facing the same scenario at your workplace?
Here is why…….

It may be the latter-day media darling, but microblogging service Twitter is getting locked out of corporate networks just like Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn before it.

Survey of Reasons for Blocking Social Netwworking sites

Survey of Reasons for Blocking Social Netwworking sites

A survey of 709 system administrators released today by the internet security company Sophos shows that 54% of companies are blocking their employees’ access to these top four social networks, with workplace slacking and the security of company data top of the heap of concerns. More detailed results are in the graph above. The poll also revealed that some 63% of administrators fear people share too much company information on social sites. Half of the polled companies reported their networks had been subject to spamming or phishing attacks via social network sites.

Facebook remains the biggest social network risk to companies, says Sophos chief security expert Graham Cluley, due to its popularity. The site has a user base three times the size of the UK population – at around 200 million users – and where people go, criminals always follow.

But with TV megastar Oprah Winfrey joining the ranks of the tweeters lately, supposedly inspiring a million more to join, Twitter is the latest network to go bigtime. “Twitter is something fairly new and there are some companies without a definite policy on it yet,” says Cluley. But that won’t last long.

Twitter suffered its first major attack earlier this month when the Mikeyy worm spread thousands of spam tweets across the network. Although that worm has been put out of action, Cluley says Twitter remains vulnerable to similar attacks.

The social network is also unpopular with network administrators because the 140 character message limit means users typically send out shortened web addresses using services like TinyURL that hide the site a person is being directed to when they click a link.

Some third party Twitter clients – eg TwitterFox – make it possible to see where such links truly go, as does the Twitter search results page. But on the whole, most users are browsing blind.

There’s a form of ‘client blindness’ too: I think the large number of packages you can use with Twitter can lead to confusion amongst users – especially new ones. When you switch between different clients it’s not always clear whether you’ve directed a message to one person, or the whole world. Indeed, Cluley cites the case of a friend who accidentally sent his birth date to the whole Twitterverse.

Unless Twitter ups its security act, the proportion of firms blocking it isn’t going to change any time soon.

by Paul Marks, technology correspondent


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