Abraham Harrison’s new client, Nymgo, has now completely re-developed its networking infrastructure and is accordingly re-launching its product, website and brand with a completely new look and set of functions that pushes the envelope of mass consumer VoIP technology in 2012 — and, to celebrate that launch, they’re also offering 5 tickets to anywhere to a lucky 5 folks.
This contest is called the “Nymgo, fly me to visit someone” contest and it takes place on its regional Facebook pages for Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan — one round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world will be available to each Facebook Page by simply choosing a friend they would like to visit. The contestant simply uploads a picture along with a required caption (maximum 500 words) explaining why they should win the trip to see that person.
We’re always hearing about the social media tools that are good for brands and businesses, but what about the ones that are good for personal use, too?
Hootsuite: I prefer Hootsuite to Tweetdeck. It’s easy to navigate and allows you to schedule posts on multiple social media channels. It even gathers intelligence information for you by tracking mentions of search terms you’re looking for. Plus, you can download the Hootsuite app right on your iPhone, Blackberry or Android. You probably wont need anymore than the free version if you’re only using Hootsuite for personal use, however, there are upgrades if you’re so inclined.
Klout: Klout is key to measuring your social media influence. Plus, you can view other people’s Klout scores, which can help you determine who is really influential out of the people you want to reach out to. Klout not only gives you a score with your overall analysis, but also breaks your analysis down, showing your true reach, amplification and network impact.
ManageFlitter: Clean up and manage who you follow with ManageFlitter. You can find out who isn’t following you back and which inactive accounts you follow. My favorite option ManageFlitter offers is the ability to easily search within your twitter stream, and if you wanted to you could even link Google+ to your twitter account. Linking to your Google+ account could be pretty useful with the new Google+ search features, too.
Tweetreach: Although followers do matter, what matters more is how far your tweets reach. All you need to do is search for your twitter handle to get instant results. You may be surprised to see what your reach is.
Buffer: Do you ever feel like you’re flooding your followers? Well, not with Buffer. Buffer makes it easy to share content with your followers without giving them an overflow of messages. All you need to do is post your tweets through Buffer and Buffer will automatically space your tweets out for you.
With these handy social media tools, you can’t go wrong. Make your life easier and check some of them out. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort in the long run. And the best part is, all of these tools are free or have free versions, so don’t worry, I’m not telling you to go buy anything.
- How Your Business Can Twitter Better with Hootsuite (windmillnetworking.com)
- What to Do If Your Klout Score Drops (lauraleewalker.com)
- Plus – ManageFlitter – Twitter Account Management (thehumanracehorses.com)
- Nobody Gives A Damn About Your Klout Score (techcrunch.com)
- Tool 27, how to manage all your Social Media from one account… Hootsuite (007helen.wordpress.com)
The search engine giant released Google+ from its field trial to beta status, after its launch three months ago in late June. Google+ finally opened its doors for every user without the need for a formal invitation online. This makes Google+’s 100th new feature.
“We’re nowhere near done, but with the improvements we’ve made so far we’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups. This way anyone can visit google.com/+, join the project and connect with the people they care about.”
In addition, Google made unique improvements to its Hangouts feature, which allows up to 10 people to video chat at once.
Here are some of its new features, as listed on Google Blog:
92. Hangouts on your phone
Connect with friends and see them face-to-face not only at home or work, but also anywhere on-the-go. You can now engage in live, collaborative conversations right from your mobile phone (compatible with Android 2.3+ and front-facing cameras). Google stated that iOS support is coming soon.
93. Hangouts On Air
Create live broadcasts and invite up to nine others. You can also record these sessions once you’re “On Air.” This works vice versa. Alternatively, you can view as a live spectator. This is great for webinars or just casual catching-up with friends.
94, 95, 96, 97. Hangouts with extras
- Screensharing: share your screen with new photos or a lesson plan with anyone you want
- Sketchpad: draw, doodle and scribble together from people across the globe
- Google Docs: share Google Docs instantly or create a new one with the people straight from your hangout
- Named Hangouts: join or create a public hangout with a specific topic for followers such as entertainment or sports
(These extras are still in preview mode as Google is asking for your feedback.)
98. Hangouts APIs
The new API (application programming interface) allows developers to instantly build real-time applications and add their own experiences, just like Google’s first app, the built-in YouTube player.
99. Search in Google+
Google, with its search expertise, implemented a Google+ search engine that brings relevant content from the web. Type in what you are looking for and the Google+ search box will bring you results in four tabs: Everything (all results), People, Google+ posts, and Sparks.
“Google+ is still in its infancy, of course, but we’re more excited than ever to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software,” Gundotra said.
- Google+ Hits Beta With 9 New Features Including Search, Mobile Hangouts, And Open Signups (techcrunch.com)
- Google Plus For Everyone, No Longer Invite Only (ghacks.net)
- Google+ Hangouts Go Mobile & Get More Collaborative (mashable.com)
- Google+ Now Available to Everyone, Adds Search Functionality (hubspot.com)
- Google+: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99… 100. (googleblog.blogspot.com)