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Digg and tools/resource compedium

October 2nd, 2008

If you’re a user like Liberate Media, or a Digg social news reader/submitter, here is a list of links to others posts that will get you the very best out of these two popular social media services.

Digg and have been updated since a few of the below posts were created, but the mechanics are still the same.

Probably a good place to start – How Best to Submit Our (Or Any) Stories to Digg

Followed by the Digg toolbox from the ever popular

Next is an even more comprehensive Digg toolbox from

Want some Digg data? Try the Digg front page data tool you can also find the top 100/1000 Diggers.

‘Make use of’ have a post called, The top 5 Digg tools to make you a better Digger.

Want to find out a bit more Digg? – Here is 10 interesting Digg features

Ever wondered what type on content is popular on Digg? Click here to find out.

Want to create a good Digg title? Check out this tool from Dan Zarella

No resource list would be complete with out a case study, so here it is: the Digg case study.

Getting board of Digg yet? Here are 6 alternatives

Yet another tool box from Mashable, this time it’s the toolbox.

Ever wanted to become a power user? You can at Web Work daily.

Very good post here from – 6 Ways To Make Life Easier With (added bonus of a common craft animation, which are excellent)

Delicious Popular Page Posts Analysed – nicely scrawled image, but actually very interesting!

A PR opportunity!

If you are going to take seriously then use the Delicious Bookmarks Firefox Add-ons

Finally A-to-Z by Functions : All 150+ hacks. hacks, links, tools organised by actions / functions.


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PR and social media ppt’s, eBooks and more list.

August 20th, 2008

Here is a huge social media and PR list of PDF’s and PPT’s I have been looking through over the last month or so. Enjoy!

Microsoft PowerPoint – Advanced PR-Social Media.ppt

Creating a Social Media Strategy for PR: New Rules, Roles and …

Web 2.0 Relations a PR 2.0 Viewpoint by Xpand21, 2008

PRLog.Org – Bulldog Reporters Advanced PR Technology Conference …

Pitching Top Blogs: Influential Bloggers Share PR Dos and Donts …

Microsoft PowerPoint – Metrica Report – PR Measurement.ppt

Avoiding PR Disasters

Teens and Social Media

Social Media Guidelines Consultation

Guide to Social Media for Organizations

User Generated Content, Social Media, and Advertising An Overview

Social Media and the Banking Industry

IBM and Employee-Centered Social Media

Microsoft PowerPoint – Creating a Social Media Strategy.ppt

Strut Your Stu : Make Your Website Social Media Ready

Collaboration and Social Media – 2008

A Social Media Framework

Blogs & Social Media – Wright & Hinson

Social Media: Under Construction

Major brands fail to capitalise on consumer passion through social

The Hype is Real: Social Media Invades the Inc. 500

Also check out the Liberate Media social media resource page for lot more social media posts.

Any other ppt’s or Pdf’s worth looinkg at please let me know.

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Timelines are a Great Way to Share Information

May 19th, 2008


Today we’ve come across a great site called Dipity – a timeline creation tool, that we thought might be of interest to some of our readers. It offers a nice and easy visual way to share information on any given topic.

“Dipity is the easiest way to make and share interactive timelines about the people and things you care about.” – a claim from the site.




The timelines them selves are quite hard to follow, especially if you have crammed loads of events in over the space of a week. But you can get around this by being able to view the contents in other ways such as the list view and flip book view.

We were particularly interested in the technology section which houses over 170 timeliness such as TechMeme, Adobe Air, TechCrunch, already created.

One nice feature I must commend them on is the sign-up process, where you can input put your Twitter user name, and import a blog feed among other things, which starts you off with your own personal timeline – this is basically a more visual type of life stream or digital footprint.

Other nice ways to use the timeline could be for presentations or research purposes…






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Weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 18th of April

April 18th, 2008

We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best hot social media and web 2.0-related news and resources. We have also added all the new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page, – it’s a little slow to load but well worth the wait!


Twitter: news/resources

James Karl Buck Twitters his way out of Egypt Jailhouse

buzztter – Twitter search

Twitter Spy – Twitter public time line in real time

Twitter Has Officially Tipped

Summize Realtime Twitter Search


Blogging: news/resources

10 Easy Ways to Get in The Habit of Blogging

More Practical Tips For Starting A Corporate Blog

Blogging is not dead


General social media: news/resources

Social Media: Tools the alpha geeks use

Real People Don’t Have Time for Social Media

Building a Popular Social Media Profile: Seven Essential Characteristics

Get off Twitter, Lay Off the Blogs, and Put Some Thought Back Into Your Email Campaigns

Etiquette For A Social Media World

YouTube Dominates Video More than Google Dominates Search

Social Media To Create Social Media Training – social media training wiki social trendcasting – discover and share the next big trend

12 Tips for Getting Your Startup Featured on Mashable

South Africa’s First Social Media Press Release – The Standard Bank Pro20 Series (cricket)

Second Life resource list – is it still a good place to build brand?

Please tune in next Friday for the next weekly round up…

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Liberate Media social media resource/research map

April 16th, 2008

Social media resource

The Liberate Media social media research/resources page is where we archive all our social media and web 2.0 resources/findings. There is a huge amount of resource to be looked at, so please feel free to dig around at your leisure.

Liberate Media is always keen to add to the social media resource with new posts, so please get in touch if you have something of value to add. – The resource map will be ever growing with new headings and links being added all the time.

The social media resource/research is very heavy due to large amount of archived resource, it takes a little while to appear, but please be patient, it’s well worth the wait!

To use the resource map simply hold the left mouse button down and scroll around until you see the section you want to look at. Click the bars next to the paper-clip to get a description of the archive, then click the paper-clip to get a list of posts in that resource.

To add the resource/research map copy and paste the code below into your blog:

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Second Life resource list – is it still a good place to build brand?

April 15th, 2008


As you know Liberate Media is a big believer in sharing, and today we will be passing on our in-depth Second Life research and resource list to you.

You will find enough resources here to decide weather Second Life is a legitimate and effective way of highlighting your company’s profile or not. Leading brands like Coca Cola continue to have a presence in this virtual world, but this doesn’t mean that they’ve got it right!

For me I’m still not sure, and you hear very little about Second Life these days! However, having said that Reuters has a Second Life news centre which is bang up to date.


Second Life on Wikipedia

Starting your Second Life

My Virtual LifeA journey into a place in cyberspace where thousands of people have imaginary lives.

Second Life Businesses

7 tips for real-world businesses in Second Life

Second Life: It’s not a game – Tech leaders think Second Life could be a gold mine

Five Rules For Bringing Your Real-Life Business Into Second Life

Armani in Second Life

Second life Brands map

Coca Cola Launches Second Life Contest for New Coke Machine

Dell Island in Second Life

Other Second Life posts

Lots to do in Second Life – events board

Reuters Second Life News

Mashables Second Life Tool Box

Virtual Worlds Poised to Become Valuable Work Tools

Video Tutorials – Second Life Wiki

Second Life Education Wiki – 5 Worst Websites – TIME

Second Life Herald – virtual world news blog

C4 Second Lives – Find out more about the people living in Second Life

Twitterbox – a Twitter Client for Second Life

Second Life Profiles, the ONLY dedicated online community for Second Life players

We are always looking to add good research or resources to our research/resource archive – please let us know of other any other useful Second Life posts we can add.

We would also be interested to hear how your company is using Second Life and if you think it is still a useful brand building tool…

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Weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 11th April 2008

April 11th, 2008

We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best hot social media and web 2.0-related news and resources. We have also added all the new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page, – it’s a little slow to load but well worth the wait!



How to Get Customer Service via Twitter

A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools

A List of Twitter Apps, Services and Tools

For some reason, Twitter hasn’t yet taken the journalist community by storm

My Essential Twitter Tools



7 tips before building your blog

Blogging: Tips for Writing Your First Blog Post’s First Annual Blog Index

Get Your Blog Google-Ranked In 30 Days or Less

Wikio Blog US: Top 50 Worldwide Most Influential Blogs of April

Practical Guide To Starting A Corporate Blog



The Beginner’s Checklist for Learning SEO


Other social media

Where To Upload Your Video Clips Online To Obtain Maximum Exposure And Visibility?

What is social media? -peoples definitions

6 Ways To Make Life Easier With

Ultimate Social Media Resource List

How to Target the Right Social Media Sites

Facebook Chat Launches – First Impressions

Will the social media press release (SMPR) reach tipping point by the end of the year?

Social Media Networking and ROI: How to Maximize Value and Minimize Cost

Please tune in next friday for the next weekly round up…

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Best weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 4th April 2008

April 4th, 2008


We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best hot social media and web 2.0-related news and resources. We have also added new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page, – it’s a little slow to load but well worth the wait!

Twitter news/tools


Twitter Answers

twitter census – surveys for the twittersphere

How We Tweet: The Definitive List of the Top Twitter Clients

Create a Twitter-like service in 45 minutes

Scoble is Dead Wrong About Twitter

Can Tweets be spam

tweetpeek – create a group for your Twitter feed


The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs

Does Social Media Marketing Really Work for Most Blogs?

The 4 Things You Do That Turn Readers Off

Other social media news/tools

43 More Top Social Media Tips And Tools

38 Social Networking Sites For Your Mobile

Children flock to social networks

Build your own social Technographics Profile

web 2.0____________is?

Content Tagging: What Are Tags And Why They Are So Important For Web Publishers

Music fans prefer Wikipedia to MySpace

Facebook vs Asia’s Top Social Networks

Social media case studies

Archive for Case Studies

Blogger Relations Case Study: Mommybloggers


Who Has the Best Link Building Techniques?


Essential guide to online Reputation Management

Please tune in next friday for the next weekly round up…

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Best weekly round up of social media and web 2.0 news / resources for week ending 7th March 2008

March 7th, 2008

Below are new the links we have added to the Liberate Media resource page,

If you want to add the Liberate Media resource map to your own blog, please copy and paste the code below:

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The complete ‘must have’ Twitter tools list

February 26th, 2008

Over the last year or so Liberate Media has been creating a social media and web 2.0 resource/research page. When we first started creating the resource Twitter was non-existent, but now its probably the category that’s updated the most!

Twitter has been going crazy over the past 6 months and I have noticed that people with dual blogging/Twitter responsibilities are tending to tweet more rather than updating their blog. Is blogging so last year? Well that’s a separate conversation.

However, check out the compendium of links below, as there’s probably something there for you!


TwittyTunes – Allows to post your currently playing songs to Twitter with a click. As a bonus, you can also post the websites you’re visiting, videos you’re watching and more!

More Firefox twitter add-ons here.


twitpic – share photos on your Twitter stream.

visualtwitter – pictures sent by Twitters.

Search, statistics and analytics

Tweetscan – Real time Twitter search and scan.

Twemes – search Twitter by tags.

Basic twitter search goole search

Twitstat – Twitter analytics is a social database, comprised entirely of tweeters

Terraminds – Twitter search.

Tweetmemetakes the clutter from Twitter and makes a meme tracker.

Produce some stats from your Twitter feed and present them with the Google charts.

Tweeterboard – This is a list of the top 100 people tracked by Tweeterboard based on their reputation score.

twitterbuzz -TwitterBuzz shows you what people are linking to.

tweetvolume – words or phrases and see how often they appear in Twitter in the form of a graph.

twittermeter – Enter a word or phrase and receive a timeline graph


Twitterfeed – feed your blog to twitter.


Twitter mail - a TwitterMail email address. For instance If you send an email to that address it will be posted to

Comics / fun stuff

social comic book - enter your Twitter name, and the app creates a comic book of six panels – with your Tweets serving as the description in the panel and Flickr photos being pulled in that relate to your Tweets.

Twaction – is a simple site that turns your tweets on Twitter into actions. You can now poke, slap, drink beer or smile at your friends on Twitter.

foamee - send a twitter friend a beer.


twitteroo - Update your Twitter status from your Desktop.

twittershare - Share pictures, music, video, and other files with friends using Twitter.

TwitBox – This desktop client with many features.


tweetchannel – TweetChannel makes it possible to create channels by Twitter.

twittpoll – is the opinion channel of Twitter. – twitt your opionion!

twittervision – selected Tweets in real time as they are posted on a world map.

twiddeo - show user video on your timeline.

twitterlights – If you find something you want to send to your Twitter followers send it through i-Lighter.

twitplus – twit+ is a new service that works on top of Twitter that lets you tweet with pictures or video and also privately send files to your Twitter friends (Don’t email files, twit+ them!).

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Twitter applications are being turned out in the hundreds, so if you have any recommendation’s please let us know.

If you want to add the Liberate media crew to your Twitter friends please go ahead and we will return the favour.

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