Persuasive Picks for the week of 11/02/09

twitter_spam-300x3004 steps to Get Rid of Twitter Spam
If you’re active on Twitter, then no doubt you’ve seen the recent increase of “Twitter spam” coming from hijacked Twitter accounts. Damian Davila Rojas let readers know that Twitter Spam happens when application developers abuse that access that you have granted them to your Twitter account. He also shares 4 simple steps to help protect yourself by auditing the connections to your Twitter account.

What Social Media Monitoring Won’t Get You
Monitoring your brand online and the plethora of tools available to select from are all the rage of late, while Facebook’s popularity as a place for brands to plant their flag has also exploded. This post from Jason Falls reminds us that access to the vital conversation behind Facebook’s “walled garden” are not accessible by social media monitoring tools.

Get Off Your Computer and Become a Better Blogger
Want to become a better blogger? This post from James Chartrand on CopyBlogger provides some great advice on how to do just that, and it starts by stepping away from the keyboard.

9 digital trends to watch in 2010
This fun read from Nuri Djavit  on iMediaConnection shares 9 interesting predictions for digital trends that “could be” in 2010. 

Create a Virtual Office
Last, but certainly not least is this guest post on WomenEntrepreneur by our very own Christine Perkett where she expands on how a virtual workplace can benefit your company.

Persuasive Picks for the week of 04/26/09

Swine Flu
Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform
The power of Twitter can be both good and bad. Foreign Policy examines the current Swine flu epidemic and how Twitter is rapidly fueling the delivery of incorrect information by lack of context.

FACEBOOK FAIL: How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings and Avoid Disaster
Alison Driscoll explains (on Mashable)how to utilize Facebook’s privacy features to help organize what you share between personal and professional Facebook use.

What is Your Wikipedia PR Strategy?
At close to 60,000 page requests a second, Wikipedia is a highly utilized source of information. Mark Rose from PRBlogNews.com shares reasons why agencies should consider establishing a strategy for dealing with clients and Wikipedia.

Here Comes Twitter Spam And How To Fight It
Have you noticed the influx of spam on Twitter lately? We certainly have. Techcrunch reports that several Twitter client developers have some ideas on how to fight back.

How do You Build Value with Micro Updates for a Time-Starved, Information-Intensive World?
Valeria Maltoni taps into how the usefulness, credibility, and quality of content can help build community. She analyzes cause examples such as the Twitter stream by CDC – which went from a 1,000 to 46,000+ followers  in a matter of hours – and Tyson Foods‘ Hunger Relief.