365 Reasons Why Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and Other Social Networking Sites Suck
Author: Janelle Randazza
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Flip Twitter the bird. Tell Facebook to f#@% off. Lose it on LinkedIn. Somewhere between the advent of Facebook and launching Twitter to the masses, the Internet betrayed us. It allowed pages to be viewed by job interviewers, newsfeeds to be flooded by Aunt Julie, and for constant tweets about what color socks that random girl from the study group is going to wear today. This book is the hilarious reply all that says: enough is enough. We don’t want to see the pictures from your business trip to Omaha. We don’t want a page-by-page account of what’s going on in Twilight. We definitely don’t want a virtual drink! When you can’t fix the problem, fix the blame. And since there’s no way in 2.0-hell that you can put an end to the bastardization of the Book, you may as well have a good laugh while pointing the finger at those who ruined their online experience.
Sams Teach Yourself Twitter in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you learn everything you need to know to use Twitter quickly and easily. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks. "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts. "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself Twitter in 10 Minutes provides beginner and experienced users with fast at-a-glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, and cautions to help avoid common Twitter pitfalls. It is written in a clear, easy-to-understand format. It walks you though creating a basic profile, and then moves into working away from the website and using third-party applications and mobile clients for smartphones. Topics covered include: Creating a complete profile that encourages connections both personal and professional Creating avatars that best represent you Expressing yourself in 140-characters or less Exchanging links efficiently across the Twitter network Exchanging media (photos, video, and audio) across Twitter Working with third-party websites to help build your network Working with websites that expand Twitter's capabilities Working with third-party applications to automatically retrieve tweets from Twitter.com Working with third-party applications to use Twitter on a smartphone
Promote Yourself and Your Business on Earth's Hottest Social Network
Author: Steve Weber
Publisher: Stephen Weber
Category: Business & Economics
Get a free Twitter account to attract new customers, new work, or a new job. -- Use Twitter to connect with customers, co-workers, family, or friends. -- Discover which of your friends, customers or competitors is on Twitter and how to connect with them -- or spy on them! -- Save time with free Twitter software and tools. -- Use Twitter on your PC, Mac, cellphone or iPhone, e-mail or instant-message, or any combination. -- Save time by filtering out drivel and unimportant Tweets. -- Integrate your Twitter use with Facebook, your blog, Web site, or MySpace account. -- Protect your reputation and prevent customer-service issues and publicity nightmares. -- Find new markets and boost your sales. Extend your brand and generate buzz with no hassles, no cost. -- Learn why Twitter works better than advertising. -- Drive traffic to your Web site, use Twitter as a virtual customer help desk. -- Build a following of loyal customers and followers. -- Avoid Twitter mistakes and gaffes. (Cover)
A full-color, portable guide to getting all the fun and productivity from Twitter Twitter is hot! It's used by everyone from teens keeping up with their friends to fundraising charities and organizations responding to natural disasters; even President Obama tweets. Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets gets you in on the fun, taking you all the way from setting up an account to incorporating cool third-party applications. Defined as microblogging, Twitter allows you to be as active or passive as you choose in keeping up with the conversation. Limited to 140 characters per comment, or "tweet", it's designed for here-and-now communication. This handy guide gives you everything you need to know. Guides you through setting up an account and following Twitter rules Explains how to tweet from mobile devices Shows how to add Twitter to a blog or to other social networking sites such as Facebook Offers ideas for using Twitter in business as well as for personal contacts Covers Twitter terminology Provides useful tips and tricks for expanding Twitter's usefulness through third-party applications Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets explores all the features of Twitter, so you can join the conversation and discover what all the buzz is about.
The definitive guide to social media job hunting—now updated to include GOOGLE+! Finding your dream job the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want to move up in today’s ultracompetitive job market, you have to master the most useful tools out there—social networks. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, Second Edition, helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and leveraging the job-search features of the most popular sites, including: LinkedIn's InMaps—Get a complete visual of your network for a faster, more efficient job search Facebook's BranchOut—Learn more about your friends’ careers, so you can help them—and they can help you Twitter's Lists—Build a customized list of users to discover opportunities you might otherwise miss Google+'s Circles—Get the most relevant information about yourself into the hands of the right people
Classifieds are OUT. It’s time to LINK IN! Finding the job of your dreams the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want great pay, great benefits, and great satisfaction in your career, you must begin social networking. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Other Social Networks helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities to be found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and successfully . . . Marketing yourself Building a network of business contacts Connecting with employers Getting recommendations Finding new leads Mailing a résumé and hoping for the best simply puts your fate in the hands of others. To stay in the running, you have to take control by keeping your information fresh and current—in real time. Online social networking is the only way to go, and this forward-looking guide is the best way to get there.
Social Media's Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publisher: Prometheus Books
At a time when the news cycle turns on a tweet, journalism gets confused with opinion, and facts are treated as negotiable information, applying critical thinking skills to your social media consumption is more important than ever. Guy P. Harrison, an upbeat advocate of scientific literacy and positive skepticism, demonstrates how critical thinking can enhance the benefits of social media while giving users the skills to guard against its dangers. Social media has more than two billion users and continues to grow. Its widespread appeal as a means of staying in touch with friends and keeping up with daily news masks some serious pitfalls-- misinformation, pseudoscience, fraud, propaganda, and irrational beliefs, for example, presented in an attractive, easy-to-share form. This book will teach you how to resist the psychological and behavioral manipulation of social media and avoid the mistakes that millions have already made and now regret. Harrison presents scientific studies that show why your subconscious mind loves social media and how that can work against your ability to critically evaluate information. Among other things, social media reinforces your biases, clouds your judgment with images that leave a false impression, and fills your brain with anecdotes that become cheap substitutes for objective data. The very nature of the technology keeps you in a bubble; by tracking your preferences it sends only filtered newsfeeds, so that you rarely see anything that might challenge your set notions. Harrison explores the implications of having digital "friends" and the effects on mood, self-esteem, and the cultivation of friendship in the real world. He discusses how social media affects attention spans and the ability to consider issues in depth. And he suggests ways to protect yourself against privacy invasion, cyberstalking, biased misinformation, catfishing, trolls, misuse of photos, and the confusion over fake news versus credible journalism.
In As the Wolf Howls at My Door, Brossard takes on the '70s: a time of despair as the dreams and ideals of the '60s were cashed in for political opportunism and crass materialism. America's inglorious exit from Vietnam, the increasingly desperate actions of counterculture protest groups, the rise of repressive CIA operations, the commodification of the American wayall this and more is captured here in Brossard's inimitable style. That style discards realism in favor of a free-form fiction that mixes French surrealism and theatrical absurdity with Beat improvisation and performance art confrontation. Brossard's avalanche of language is outrageous. A kind of verbal delirium possesses the text, which on one level may be the collective fantasy lives of a countercultural group in Paris; on another, the psychotic outpourings of a woman named Decca Aldridge; on yet another, a script by impresario Socks Peelmunder for a guerrilla theater performance; and on the final level, the gamy underside of America's subconsciousa terrifying lava flow of provincial prejudices, racial fears, political paranoia, and sexist attitudes all speaking in tongues in a desperate attempt to bolt the door against the return of the repressed. Not since Naked Lunch has the American dream been assaulted with such ferocious verbal energy.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build great new social applications with the latest versions of the Twitter API. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll discover all you can do with the Twitter API, and master everything from the absolute basics to the newest innovations. One step at a time, you’ll learn how to build Twitter clients and extend them with more power… use advanced features like streaming and geotagging… even build mobile Twitter apps for iPhone and Android! Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned resulting in a fully functional Twitter application, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, even if you’re completely new to Twitter development! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Twitter API programming tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Make the right upfront decisions in planning your application Integrate Twitter support into existing sites, services, and applications Set up your Twitter development environment Make Twitter API calls, handle responses, and develop readers Construct dynamic frameworks to efficiently generate and manage multiple API calls Build basic clients and extend them to handle more powerful tasks Securely access server resources with OAuth Use Direct Messages, Lists, Search, and other Twitter API features Enable users to control their accounts, establish favorites and friendships, send notifications, and block individuals Build location-based, geotagged applications with Twitter’s GEO API Give users up-to-the-minute information about the hottest Twitter topics Get started with Twitter development for iPhone and Android Understand the future of Twitter API development
The Definitive Guide to Professional Behavior Whether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time--it's all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation--all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format. "If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" -- MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace." -- JOSEPH A. BARONE, PharmD, FCCP, Acting Dean and Professor II, Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy "The pragmatic advice Barbara offers is sure to meaningfully help people be more confident and effective in multiple business situations." -- ELIZABETH WALKER, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Campbell Soup Company “Readable, well-organized . . . presents practical, sound advice on the most common situations involving business etiquette: communication, body language, dress, dining, telephone, and cell phone use, making presentations, job interviewing, and many other essentials. Recommended. All business collections and readership levels.” -- CHOICE
Offers guidance on using Twitter to build a brand, covering profile building, the types of tweets, attracting followers, using hashtags, and measuring success with metrics and other tools, and features marketing success stories.