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‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, Hoggatt posted a link to ...

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Low tech is still good tech…

I would, somewhat vainly perhaps, consider myself a social media savant. I was blogging on Xanga when WordPress was still in beta testing. I was on Facebook before it was cool. Way before. Twitter has finally grown on me and I’m up to about 200 Tweets since last fall. Skype has been a great way to keep up via video ...

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TWEETING FARMERS

If tweeting farmers seems like a far-fetched idea, think again. Much of agriculture is now high tech and that includes farmers who are turning more and more to social media for a variety of reasons. “Just like the rest of the population, farmers’ use of Facebook, blogs and other social media has increased and is now an important part of ...

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Experts: Don’t avoid social media due to fear of negative comments

Companies that have not yet waded into the waters of social media often fear negative customer comments. But Jackson area advertising gurus agree that the biggest social media risk is not engaging and monitoring what customers are already saying about you. Beth Kander, who just transitioned from copy writer to social media director at Mad Genius creative agency last month, ...

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Social media journalism

By Amy McCullough In light of Twitter’s role in the recent Egyptian political crisis, a friend recently wondered when and how news outlets would start citing social media “citizen journalists.” A new platform called Storify is one answer. News outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post and others have already used Storify “stories,” which are amalgamations of Tweets, Flicker ...

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What R ppl saying re: your business on 'the Twitter'?

By Amy McCullough For this week’s MBJ, I wrote “Get on the social media train or get left behind,” which addresses the importance of social media marketing for businesses. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter and want to know what people might be “tweeting” about your business, check out this YouTube video, “Twitter Search in Plain English.” Twitter is an absolutely ...

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Get on the social media train … or get left behind

Following a meeting at the Facebook headquarters in California, Joe Stradinger sat down at his computer and implemented a new feature called Facebook Stories to the Viking Range fan page. Following a meeting at the Facebook headquarters in California, Joe Stradinger sat down at his computer and made a small change to Viking’s use of feature called Facebook Stories. Four ...

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Reader momentum is gaining for Twitter

The addition of Twitter to our collection of ways to reach readers has been a great success. Despite only having an account for just a few months, we have garnered more than 1,200 followers. It has allowed us to branch out in ways that we might not have been able to do. Twitter, combined with our Facebook fan page is ...

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Becoming aware of Twitter factors

I have read lots and lots of stories that describe Twitter as the best things since sliced bread. I read with interest. Can everything these folks say about Twitter be true? In this publication, we ran a column talking about Twitter and how easy it is. It’s easy, the column stated. Create a log in, tweet something interesting and you ...

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Keep up with the MBJ on Twitter

You can now get all of the latest state and national business news from the Mississippi Business Journal through Twitter. It’s the same trusted news the MBJ has been known for for 30 years, just through new and improved technologies. Simply search for “mbjournal” and start following us immediately. We appreciate your readership and are always looking for better ways ...

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