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February 5, 2010

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Catch The Business of Online Communities for Women at podcamp Toronto

Catch The Business of Online Communities for Women at podcamp Toronto

I hope you plan to come to PodCamp Toronto 2010. I already told you about my individual session. To pursuit further the discussion on niche communities, I will sit on a panel with the popular Erica Ehm of Yummy Mummy Club.  We will exchange on the business of online communities for women. A savvy girl […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

February 1, 2010

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Social Netiquette: I won’t become a fan of every Facebook page

Social Netiquette: I won’t become a fan of every Facebook page

More and more brands ask you every day to become a fan of their Facebook page. As a blogger, we often get requests from brands that we never heard of. In light of this fact, I share here how I decide to become a fan or not of a brand on Facebook. I feel my […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

January 29, 2010

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My Next Speech at PodCamp Toronto 2010

My Next Speech at PodCamp Toronto 2010

A quick note to tell you that I will be giving a session at the next PodCamp Toronto that will happen on the weekend of February 20 and 21st, 2010. I started working on adding a community site to the KimVallee.com brand. I analyzed many angles to make sure I get the right ingredients. My […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

January 9, 2010

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Design Blogs Influence Elle Decor

Design Blogs Influence Elle Decor

Bloggers continue to grow their influence. More and more traditional print media recognized how the blogosphere and social media forced them to evolve. As an avid magazine lover, I am happy that they embrace the Web. We can co-exist and support each others. Margaret Russell pointed out in her January/February 2010 Editor’s page the contributions […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

December 19, 2009

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Turning a Hobby into a Business on Etsy

Turning a Hobby into a Business on Etsy

It is no secret to everyone who knows me a little that I love Etsy. I bought items on Etsy. I feature my favorite Etsy sellers on my main blog, At Home with Kim Vallee. When I talk about the business opportunity of the Web, Etsy always comes to my mind. Etsy opened the doors […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, STATISTICS

November 29, 2009

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Beyond the Stats: 77 percent of Facebook pages have less than 1,000 fans

Beyond the Stats: 77 percent of Facebook pages have less than 1,000 fans

If you follow social media, you probably read the headlines about the numbers of Facebook fans. (November 30th, 2009 Update: On average, Facebook pages have 4, 596 fans). The highlight of the latest survey by Sysomos is that 77 percent of Facebook fan pages have less than 1,000 fans.  I read different theories about why […]

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MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA

November 25, 2009

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IKEA Showroom Facebook Campaign

IKEA Showroom Facebook Campaign

When it comes to social media, you can do a lot if you take the time to think about how to use what already exists? A good example of using a feature that people are familiar with is the IKEA Showroom Facebook campaign. The beauty is that any business with a small marketing budget can […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, TOOLS

November 25, 2009

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Need for Standards for Web Badges

Need for Standards for Web Badges

Many events and causes produce web badges so that bloggers and sites can show their support. It is a wonderful marketing tool. If I attend a conference, I usually will put a badge on my site. But generally, I need to ask the event to produce a badge for me or make my own from […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, STATISTICS

November 11, 2009

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Twitter is Most Popular with the 18-44

Twitter is Most Popular with the 18-44

Over the last 9 months in the United States, the percentage of Twitter users doubled in every age group except the 25-34 group. Therefore, the media age of a Twitter user remains stable at 31 years old. The Pew Internet Project’s September 2009 survey data shows that internet users who use social network sites are […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

October 23, 2009

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What to Consider Before Creating a Facebook Business Page

What to Consider Before Creating a Facebook Business Page

With more and more businesses jumping into social media, it is important that you read this to avoid mistakes. There are some subtleties that a beginner may not easy grasp when comes the time to create a Facebook page. First of all, businesses must create a page. Profiles are exclusively reserved for humans. You go […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, STATISTICS

October 19, 2009

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Social Media Changed Our Daily Life

Social Media Changed Our Daily Life

Talking about social media feels so apropos since social media was central to my husband’s birthday party. Yahoo has its Big Idea chair photo shoot. We hosted our Favorite Social Media Couch photo booth. The concept was to hold the pillow(s) of the social media that is more important for us between Twitter, Facebook and […]

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Social GAMING, SOCIAL MEDIA

October 16, 2009

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Café World on Facebook

Café World on Facebook

Lately, I have been running my own restaurant on Facebook. Café World is another game by Zynga. You are the chef. Your friends/neighbors can be your waiters. As you advance in the game, you will be able to add stoves, service counters and preparing more recipes. Organizing your room (kitchen and tables) is part of […]

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