Hard to believe, isn’t it? Just as quickly as 2011 kicked off, it’s come to a close. With the new year here, new businesses, channels, events, tactics and trends will surely be looking to populate 2012’s online marketing landscape. But let us not forget the breakthrough blog posts packed with top-shelf takeaways, classic case studies, and meaningful advice that helped make surfing the net in 2011 totally worthwhile.
9 Killer Ways To Mobilize Action Without Burning A Hole In Your Wallet
There are over 90,000 social websites on Ning worldwide. As a social platform that integrates with major social tools, Ning is in a unique position to observe patterns across the entire social ecosystem. The new Ning Point of View (POV) Report examines trends in community engagement across the ever-changing social ecosystem that all inspired organizations and businesses can apply to spark change with as few as 20 people.
20 = The Magic Number
It’s been a while since I was a teen (sigh), but I still remember it was a time when everything suddenly became a lot more complex. It was the time when I began the journey to explore who I was and to make sense out of the confusing world (does it ever end?). Asserting my voice was particularly hard with pressure from peers and limitless expectations from parents.
The recent 9.0 earthquake followed by a massive tsunami in Japan on March 11 led to thousands of death and hundreds of thousands of people displaced. What makes the situation tougher is that the challenges kept escalating in the past few days — with over two dozen aftershocks that were greater than 6.0, in addition to the radiation concerns caused by nuclear power plant blasts.
Social Media Week is the platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. As a driving force in evolving the Social Web, we are psyched to be playing a key role at this event. On Friday, Ning will be in San Francisco hosting an informal breakfast with designers, three panels with the thought leaders in the social space, and the official closing party: