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Photos and Rollcall from Today's #ChsLadiesWhoLunch #Tweetup

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What fun the #ChsLadiesWhoLunch had at our lunch tweetup today! We saw some new faces and got to know each other a little better over a delicious meal at Five Loaves Cafe in Mt. Pleasant.



The "Charleston Ladies Who Lunch" group has made some exciting moves since our last tweetup.  We continue to use the #ChsLadiesWhoLunch hashtag on Twitter, and rolled out an official Twitter account for us gals!  You can find us at @ChsLadiesLunch on Twitter.  If you've attended a #ChsLadiesWhoLunch tweetup, you're on the official Twitter list for @ChsLadiesLunch here.  Be sure to follow the list and follow each other!  For those of us who aren't tweeting away yet, we also have a home on Facebook. Our website launched last week, www.CharlestonLadiesWhoLunch.com.

Rollcall from today's lunch!

Here's a rundown of the ladies who lunched with us today, as well as a little info about each of us.  If you missed our lunch today, we hope to catch you at one of our upcoming tweetups…

How to Link Your Facebook Profile to your Facebook Business Page (under "Employment Info")

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It's "Facebook Friday" and I'm excited to share a fantastic tip I came across this week!

The AllFacebook.com article pointed out that many of us are missing a real opportunity to link our personal Facebook page to our business Facebook page at the very top of our profile (where employer info is listed). They called it a "#1 Mistake" and I have to admit it was something I was doing as well! Many of us list our company name or web address, but may have not realized we could just as easily link to the actual Facebook business page...very handy!

Hop over the the article to get the quick and easy-to-follow instructions on updating your Facebook profile to link to your Facebook business page under your "employment" info.

http://www.allfacebook.com/has-your-facebook-profile-made-this-1-mistake-2011-05

Laura Catherine Otero is a marketing professional and blogger in Charleston, SCwho has been active in social media since 2005.  If you enjoyed this post, pleas…

How to Link Facebook to Twitter: a "Tutorial Thursday" post

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Today's "Tutorial Thurs" post covers how to link your Facebook business page status updates to your Twitter account.  Please note, this tutorial is for those who manage business pages on Facebook, and doesn't work for your personal page.
Linking your Facebook business page to Twitter is a time-saving tool.  Nothing replaces a carefully crafted tweet...but this is a good option for those who may otherwise not have the time to update in both places. 

How to Link Your Facebook Business Page to Twitter:

1. Loginto Facebook (also login to Twitter if you have tabbed navigation, otherwise, you can log into twitter on Step 4)

2. Visit http://www.facebook.com/twitter

3. Click on "link to Twitter" for the Facebook business page you'd like to link to Twitter


4. Click on "authorize app" on the Twitter screen that appears. After the link occurs, you'll be taken back to Facebook (the Facebook.com/twitter page).  


5. Click on "edit settings" to sp…

Discover Search.Twitter.com - Video by BeatBlogging to Share

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Are you using search.twitter.com?  It's an advanced social media search tool with a variety of uses! I came across an excellent video that gives you a wonderful overview of search.twitter.com and how it may benefit you.  Thank you, Jim (@startmywebpage) for sharing this helpful video on Twitter! This 5-minute video by BeatBlogging is worth the watch if you're active on Twitter.

Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks: Search.Twitter.com Video:
(if you're reading this blog post by email, you may wish to visit the video via this link instead:
http://youtu.be/KMgZt3RkMxI.




Laura Catherine Otero is a marketing professional and blogger in Charleston, SC who has been active in social media since 2005.  If you enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing to this blog via Email or RSS. Laura can also be found on Twitter (@LauraCatherineO), Facebook, and LinkedIn

How to Schedule a Tweetup / How to Plan a Tweetup

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Have you ever wanted to schedule a tweetup? Have you wondered how to plan a tweetup?  I LOVE tweetups and think they are a useful tool to meet new folks and make new friends.  A tweetup is really just a casual gathering of twitter friends who often share similar interests.  It can be as big or small as you'd like it to be. It can be carefully planned weeks-out or put together just a few days before! The cost is little to nothing for most...simply show up and enjoy yourself!

Before I begin, if you're in/around Charleston, SC, be sure to join us next Friday (May 27) for our "Charleston Ladies Who Lunch" tweetup! Details:
http://twtup.com/chsLadiesWhoLunchMay.

My Experience Planning a Tweetup

Last summer, I created my very first tweetup.  International etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore was coming to Charleston, and I knew there would be plenty of wonderful Charleston folks on twitter who would love to meet her!  Jacqueline also brought along the fantastic Diane Gottsman

Twitter Tuesday Tip: Twitter Lists Are Your Friend

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Are you on Twitter? I have a Twitter tip for you on this "Twitter Tuesday".  I can't stress enough how handy this tip will be for you!  It's one of those things that you'll wish you'd done sooner if you put if off until later. 

Today's Twitter Tip is to utilize the "list" feature on Twitter.  You'll do this by organizing those you follow into manageable "lists" that you create. 

What kinds of lists might you create? The sky's the limit! If you're like many people, you have a variety of interests.  For example, let's say your interests are gardening, cooking, and art.  You may find that the people you follow on twitter fall into one of these areas as well.  So, it doesn't always make sense to clump gardening folks with art folks, and so on.  Especially if you're in the mood to talk gardening.  You may not want to see cooking tweets.  Or, you need a good cooking tip and want to quickly find your cooking tweeps. In …

Google's New "+1" Button

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Have you seen the buzz about Google's new "+1" button? It's set to launch in just a few weeks! According to Google, "+1 buttons let people who love your content recommend it on Google search.
Once the code is available, you'll be able to add the +1 button to any of your websites and help your pages stand out."


Here's a link to an article from Search Engine Land on the "+1 button": http://searchengineland.com/just-weeks-away-a-preview-of-the-google-1-button-for-websites-76628.
Hope you're having a great "Twitter Tuesday"! :)


Laura Catherine Otero is a marketing professional and blogger in Charleston, SC who has been active in social media since 2005.  If you enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing to this blog via Email or RSS. Laura can also be found on Twitter (@LauraCatherineO), Facebook, and LinkedIn

How to add a Twitter Tab/Icon to your Facebook Business Page

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If you manage a Facebook business page, you may have noticed other business pages with a Twitter icon as one of the tab options (example below).  This is different from simply connecting your Twitter “feed” to post to your Facebook wall…something that you may or may not choose to do, depending on how often you post on Twitter.


In today's "Tutorial Thursday" post I'll walk you through adding Twitter as an icon/tab on your Facebook business page, allowing visitors to see recent tweets when the Twitter icon/tab is clicked on your Facebook page. I like this option because it allows your fans to see that you have a presence on Twitter without filling your business page status updates with tweets.  Before we begin, you may also be interested in adding a YouTube icon/tab to your FB biz page. I shared that tutorial over here.

How to add a Twitter Tab/Icon to your Facebook Business Page
1. Login to Facebook

2. Visit this link for Involver Fan Page applications: http://apps.fac…

Twitter Acquired TweetDeck (via TechCrunch)

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Some pretty exciting Twitter news to share on this "Twitter Tuesday"! Are you a Tweetdeck user? Or, did you use Tweetdeck in the past before moving over to Hootsuite?

TechCrunch announced yesterday thatTwitter acquired TweetDeck (the transaction will be announced in the next few days).

Read the TechCrunch article here.  If you aren't a regular reader of TechCrunch, consider adding them into your daily web mix.  Amazing resource!


Laura Catherine Otero is a marketing professional and blogger in Charleston, SCwho has been active in social media since 2005.  If you enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing to this blog via Email or RSS. Laura can also be found on Twitter (@LauraCatherineO), Facebook, and LinkedIn