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Tumblr, bitly, Buffer:
3 tools for social media magic
1) Tumblr
Yes, tumblr.
You mean the one full of food porn and well, just porn, only kids and hipsters use?
The one that Ya...
Yup.

And tumblr's where the
content's happening right now. 
Happening = 
Created, shared, modified,
recontextualized, made into a gif,
mashed up with another gif, then
shared, modified...
I love the sense of space and humor
that the platform has:

Gifs like these take advantage of tumblr's
creative community ...
‘Tumblrspace’

6
The tumblr feed is a creative testing ground. You can tell
narratives and bring a sense of context to otherwise disorganiz...
There’s a reason why Yahoo bought it.
Tumblr's where community is finding voice right
now – hence, where Yahoo wants to pu...
A few of my all-time favorite
CM-related tumblrs:
How Do I Put This Gently?
What Should We Call Social Media
Running a Sta...
Now it’s time to share some of this tumblr
gold, which brings me to…

2) bitly
Bitly is one of those
services where your first
reaction is like:

And your
second
reaction
is: woah, wait,
what…it’s
free?...
- Like us, they have an insanely robust free plan
- Their statistics are great, but for me, it’s about the innovative way
...
This is a great way
to contact and
create relationships
with influencers
interested in the
same things. We’ve
often found g...
And last but not least,the magic of...

3) Buffer
mention’s based in Paris, not a bad place to
spend your weekends not worrying about
posting to social networks.
- They've got a great Chrome extension 
- Quick and easy
stats (love those
follow buttons too)
-But it's all about
schedul...
From the Buffer blog:
Buffer is all about the weekend. 
 Pro tip: one of
my favorite ways
of discovering and
directly sharing
new content is
through Y
Combinator's
Hacker News vi...
Have any other tools you use every day?
Let us know how you combine services and use
mention to track the results.
@xoalex...
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Tumblr, bitly, Buffer: 3 tools for social media magic

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You can read the full blogpost here: http://blog.mention.net/my-top-3-social-media-tools

As mention's Community Manager, I go over three of the tools I use to find and share great content with our community: tumblr, bitly, and Buffer. Mixing these services and tracking the results with mention is a great way of engaging with users and finding that perfect social media "voice" that just works, no matter when you're posting.

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  1. 1. Tumblr, bitly, Buffer: 3 tools for social media magic
  2. 2. 1) Tumblr Yes, tumblr. You mean the one full of food porn and well, just porn, only kids and hipsters use? The one that Yahoo! - Yahoo!? - just bought? 
  3. 3. Yup. And tumblr's where the content's happening right now. 
  4. 4. Happening =  Created, shared, modified, recontextualized, made into a gif, mashed up with another gif, then shared, modified, and recontextualized all over again.
  5. 5. I love the sense of space and humor that the platform has: Gifs like these take advantage of tumblr's creative community and iconic feed UI
  6. 6. ‘Tumblrspace’ 6
  7. 7. The tumblr feed is a creative testing ground. You can tell narratives and bring a sense of context to otherwise disorganized content from other networks:
  8. 8. There’s a reason why Yahoo bought it. Tumblr's where community is finding voice right now – hence, where Yahoo wants to put its ads.
  9. 9. A few of my all-time favorite CM-related tumblrs: How Do I Put This Gently? What Should We Call Social Media Running a Startup Twitter: The Comic
  10. 10. Now it’s time to share some of this tumblr gold, which brings me to… 2) bitly
  11. 11. Bitly is one of those services where your first reaction is like: And your second reaction is: woah, wait, what…it’s free?!
  12. 12. - Like us, they have an insanely robust free plan - Their statistics are great, but for me, it’s about the innovative way you can organize and share links - Bitly has hints of an emergent social network, letting you bundle stacks, discover content from your network, and see who else has shared the same links
  13. 13. This is a great way to contact and create relationships with influencers interested in the same things. We’ve often found great advocates for our service based on the “Who Shared a bitly Link to This Content” section. 
  14. 14. And last but not least,the magic of... 3) Buffer
  15. 15. mention’s based in Paris, not a bad place to spend your weekends not worrying about posting to social networks.
  16. 16. - They've got a great Chrome extension  - Quick and easy stats (love those follow buttons too) -But it's all about scheduling posts to go exactly at the right time...
  17. 17. From the Buffer blog: Buffer is all about the weekend. 
  18. 18.  Pro tip: one of my favorite ways of discovering and directly sharing new content is through Y Combinator's Hacker News via Buffer.
  19. 19. Have any other tools you use every day? Let us know how you combine services and use mention to track the results. @xoalexo @mention alex@mention.net
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