Interview with Internet Marketing Adelaide

Nick Morris from Internet Marketing Adelaide has been busy interviewing people from around Adelaide about their experiences with social media. I was lucky enough to be one of the candidates! Nick asked me to say a few words on my experience with social media, and in particular, with Adelaide Flashmob. Check it out: Ben Teoh on Social Media Marketing (Interview)

Derek Sivers on Leadership and the First Follower

This is one of my favourite videos from last year and I keep coming back to it. Derek Sivers presented this at TED back in February, 2010 and it’s a great inspiration. I’ve worked with different community groups in the past, and it’s been interesting to see how they develop and what it takes to continue to grow and stand the test of time.

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Social media, community and taking your pants off in public.

On the weekend, I had the privilege of spending a bit of time with a group of people from Catch My Drift – an organisation committed to promoting positive life choices among young people. The group had spent the weekend together learning from each other, sharing their stories, and inspiring each other.

This blog post is directed at them, but I hope these small insights can help anyone starting out with a new idea and have been thinking about how social media can help them get started.

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Facebook Page Events: Get notifications when people comment

[box type=”alert”]Facebook now has notifications built into ther Pages administration features[/box]
Facebook Notification MugKeeping track of comments on your Facebook Page’s wall isn’t too difficult. Facebook apps like Page Notifier make it easy to receive daily feedback for your Wall. Keeping track of these comments is vital in maintaining the conversation between you and the people who ‘like’ your page.

This also goes for any event that you create from your Facebook Page. Fortunately, Facebook has an in-built feature which lets you receive notifications (and emails) from comments made directly to your Facebook Page’s event wall. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen automatically when you create an event, but it’s really simple to switch it on for every event you make.

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Facebook users uploaded 750 million New Years photos!

750m Photos on New Years

Facebook tweeted that “People celebrated New Year’s on Facebook by uploading a record 750M photos over the weekend.”

Facebook is quickly becoming a powerhouse in media sharing, with photos taking center stage. There have been numerous updates in the past few months to how photos and albums are featured. Most recently, personal profiles have been updated, with photos being displayed prominently at the top of the page.

This latest tweet shows just how impressive Facebook’s capacity and popularity is growing as a way to share rich media. For businesses, it’s important to understand that your presence on Facebook needs to be more than link sharing, or simply copying your tweets. Images, photos and videos are all powerful ways to engage the people who ‘like’ your page. Use them creatively and you’ll see that more people will interact with your page and your posts.

Now, I better go log into Facebook to see if I need to strategically untag myself from any incriminating photos…

Fresh site, first post!

Well, here it is! I’ve finally managed to get around to building a simple portfolio site for myself! You’ll find an ongoing history of my work, a bit of a blog on my adventures in web design and social media, and I might throw in an article here and there.

Hello Ben Teoh

So, what is it that I actually do? I design and build straight-forward websites. I also get stuck into social media, and have helped a number of my clients get started on popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

The online world is growing rapidly, and it’s my goal to help my clients find their way through it and develop a strong online presence for themselves.