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  • Austin Social Media Jobs

    30 January 2009

    Let's face it, pink slips suck! If you're looking to change jobs or you're on the hunt thanks to the stupid pink slips floating around Austin, we'll be combing the interwebs for opportunities around town and posting them here each Friday. Below are 10 Austin jobs ranging from technical to marketing and we wish you all luck in applying! Austin Social Media & Marketing Jobs Online Community Manager at Bazaarvoice: Community Managers serve as the internal advocates and primary points of contact for clients of Bazaarvoice's hosted online community solution. Director of Product Marketing at Libre Digital: Plan, develop, ...

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  • Did You Know?

    29 January 2009

    Did you know that we're more than just a computer screen, that we're real people that do real things? We love getting out of the office, stretching our legs and checking out the Austin social scene. Don't believe us? There is photographic proof here and here. So to those who thought we were just awesome social media robots, I say booyah!

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  • Austin Social Media Politicians

    28 January 2009

    The Live Social Media Capital of the World is finally being recognized by our current and future elected officials and many have jumped in to Austin social media to spread their message. It is crucial that politicians to be human, be available and be involved, and this online culture is exactly perfect for breaking down the stigma of smarminess that politicians are cursed with and we've listed below ten politicians in Austin that are involved in social media (although it was really tough to even find these ten): John Culberson (@johnculberson) Chris Riley (

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  • Social Media and Originality

    28 January 2009

    No original thought is possible? Social media is the land of collaboration and never before has the saying "there is no such thing as an original thought" been more true. The Hidden Persuader shared the above image and it couldn't be more timely for us because we are exiting the early adoption phase of social media and entering a new era where everyone is an "expert" even though they just got their first email address last month. New Media case study: In the new media space, those of us that create content are often imitated and while it can rub you the ...

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  • Did You Know?

    27 January 2009

    Did you know that you can get a big ol' cup full of New Media Lab every day? Check out the top right of this page where it says "Grab a cup of RSS" and subscribe to this site by email or learn what a RSS reader is, how it helps you organize your reading and subscribe so you can keep up with trends, social events and lab schedules. So get in on the RSS feed- it's fast, easy, and possibly tasty!

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  • If You Don’t Manage Your Online Reputation, The Internet Will do it For You

    27 January 2009

    If for no other reason than reputation management, you and your business should be online, listening and engaging. I'm not even kidding when I say that if you don't manage your online reputation, the Internet will. Bees make me swell. Badly. You see, I am allergic to bees, so when they show up, I close my eyes and magically, they disappear but we all know that they're still hovering over me with their stingers aimed at my face. By being absent online, you're simply closing your eyes and hoping it's not there. Whether you like it or not, someone is ...

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  • Austin Social Media in Non-Profits

    27 January 2009

    The Live Social Media Capital of the World is more than just a bunch of awesome people that use social media, Austin is a city of people that dialogue online and work hard to advocate for each other. Non profits are increasingly utilizing the new media space to get their message out and reach as many people as possible and Austin is a great template for other non profits. We have many great leaders in the field and below are just ten of them. Feel free to add more non-profit people in Austin ...

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  • Did You Know?

    27 January 2009

    Because New Media Labs is part of the Austin Social Media Scene, we totally have a Facebook group for New Media Labs. This will be a place for deeper discussion about case studies and practical applications presented on this site and will be a place for socialization- so upload your Austin Social Media pictures, talk about the awesomeness of new media and get to know us and one another!

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  • Austin Social Media in Real Estate

    27 January 2009

    There are a great deal of licensed real estate professionals in the city of Austin that have embraced and are using social media in their businesses. We've compiled a list of ten Austin Realtors that you should check out as you study ways to get started in or improve upon your own new media efforts. Because this is just a snapshot of a few agents, feel free to add more real estate social medians in Austin in the comments. Tammy Young (@austincentric) Steve & Sylvia Crossland (@scrossland) Jason Crouch (@jasoncrouch) Gus Rojo (@mr_monopoly)

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  • Media Temple, more than just a cool logo, it has a social voice, but does its voice matter? (Case Study)

    26 January 2009

    Downtime Plagues MT Users All afternoon today there have been numerous complaints across Twitter about Media Temple downtime- and yes, Media Temple (mt) more than just a sexy logo has a social voice, they even have a blog- the crazy thing is they even have a status update blog, and it's fed to popular social media site Twitter to update users there. Let's Take a Look at Strategy I'm not here to be harsh with mt, I like the guys at mt, but what I am here to do is point out why patrons of mt are still ticked even though mt has two blogs, and two ...

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