New Faceted Search on LinkedIn

Intuitive, precision, dynamic search with less complicated queries-that's what the new faceted search feature offers! You'll find the new filters on the left of the people search page in LinkedIn. The filter fields available are unique to your search. Powerful! With faceted search, you may drill down by relationship (Connection Level) , Industry, Company, Group,  School and more. Check out this product feature announcement from LinkedIn onYoutube. … [Read more...]

5 Social Media Success Tips

1. Set goals, create a social media plan for your business and stick to it.  For example, if you want to reach a fan base of 500 on Facebook, determine to be only about that goal when you login to Facebook during business hours. If you aren’t strategic in your use of Facebook, it can easily become a time waster. 2. In your status updates on all networks, answer this question: What information does my business audience need from me today? 3.  Relate to people on the networks as if you are … [Read more...]

Does CoTweet allow Facebook Integration? Kind of..

This question was raised today at online bootcamp: Does have Facebook integration like Tweetdeck? The answer: Kind of... integration is available --very new since Oct 23--- so that what you tweet on co-tweet can flow to your account which of course flows to all of your accounts configured there. Stay tuned for a detailed blog post on this subject. You may also want to check out for similar capabilities. … [Read more...] Configuration Problems?

Today, I was preparing to demonstrate how to set up and realized my feed wasn't functioning properly. My blog URL (which works fine as an RSS feed in Facebook apps) wasn't working for Twitterfeed. It seems a title tag was missing from the code of my new Wordpress theme.  I utilized the tool Feed Validator to identify the problem. A more common problem is finding the RSS feed URL.  With some applications, your standard URL will work as your … [Read more...]

How to Un-Fan a Page on Facebook

On Facebook, you can become a fan of a business page. However, you may want to bow out at a later date. Here's how: Visit the business page. Scroll down to the bottom of the left hand column. You will see a link that says: Remove me from fans. See figure 1 below. Figure 1-Screenshot from facebook fan page To learn more about social media, sign up for social media bootcamp! … [Read more...]

Meeting Planners Q & A about Facebook

On Tuesday, August 25, 2009, Plan Your Meetings, sponsored a webinar, hosted by David Nour with Michelle Cullison and Nhat Pham. These questions were asked by the meeting planners: 1. Can a group created by an individual be moved to a public business page? Moving from a group to a company page is a manual process. Create the page and then invite all group members to become a Fan of the new page. Some Group admins put a deadline on the move and close the group. You may also provide some … [Read more...]

Facebook Badges

I am often asked the question, "How do I create a badge for my FB page?" A badge is an icon that indicates you have a presence on Facebook and want to connect with you. There are 2 types of badges: personal and page badges. Personal badges link to personal profiles. Page badges link to business pages. To create a personal badge, go to your Profile Page and scroll down to the bottom of the left column. There you will find the "Create a Profile Badge" link. Click the link to go to your … [Read more...]

Connect, Engage, Add Value

In a web 2.0 world, clients want more than ads.  They want to know and trust you. Only then will they invest in your products and services. They want to get to know you, your company, your products and services. They want to engage you in conversation about their questions and concerns. They want to try out some of your wares before investing. Social media enables you to connect, engage and add value to your target market. … [Read more...]

Do you have questions about social media for business?

Since 1993, Michelle Cullison, President of Daystar Digital, has been helping individuals and businesses leverage the power of the web. If you have questions about social media, you've come to the right place. In a web 2.0 world, a static website isn't enough. Connect. Engage. Add Value to your client/prospect relationships. Expand your web presence to social sites. Grow your business. How may I help you today? 1. Do you have questions about social media?   Ask them on my blog. 2. Do you … [Read more...]


Are you on Twitter?  Are you tweeting? Who are you following? Have you been re-tweeted?  How often do you get DMs?  These are the questions floating around business networking conversations these days. Newbies to social networking are nervous because Twitter is an unknown territory--- a very strange one at that!  Who speaks in 140 character snippets? It takes some getting used to.  At first glance, it makes no sense. A glimpse at a home page on Twitter shows fragmented, one-sided conversations … [Read more...]