Best Social Media & Banking Tweets: 11-17 January 2010

In case you missed them, I listed some of my favourite tweets from last week (11-17 Jan) including my tweets and the ones I RT. Also, I invite you to check the excellent guest post about Social Media and Banking in Russia & CIS by Daniel Gusev and my 16th Visible Banking Twitter Watch.

 Congrats @ken_yeadon 4 reaching the 2,600 member mark on @Hedgehogsnet!
* Congrats 2 the LeDoux family, the winner of the Amoco FCU @EarnorBurn challenge! Watch the video!
* Congrats @Ed_Wonga 4 the Sky coverage! RT @WongaMan:’s brand new iPhone cash advance app has made the front page of 2day’s Metro!

* Watching @BrettKing’s 1st YouTube video “a la socialnomics” to promote his Bank 2.0 book
* @Spandavia launches a blog & facebook page 2voice her anger agnst #hbos (via @Ian_Fraser)
* @CakeFinancial acquired by E*Trade – social investing going mainstream?

* Top 10 Banks: 1 @INGDIRECT 2 @usaa_news 3 @Wachovia 4 @BofA_help 5 @Ask_WellsFargo …
* Top 10 Credit Unions: 1 @YoungFree_SC 2 @msufcu 3 @FCFCU 4 @Pioneercu 5 @mycucommunity …
* Visible Banking Twitter Watch #16 (Dec 09): 933 Accounts / 13,875 Lists + Top10 Banks / Credit Unions / Insurance

* Hi @VantageCU, U have now 240+ followers. Cld U pls update us on the adoption of ur TweetmyMoney srvce avail. since Sep09?
* We are up to 150 users in TweetMyMoney. Note: the only ads for it have been on our public site. No traditional ads used. (via @VantageCU)
* 44 twitter accounts, 13 YouTube channels, 7 blogs launched by Financial Institutions in Jan 07 08 09

* Donate from your ING DIRECT account to help people of Haiti. We’ll match to $50k & get Can Gov partial match. (via @CEO_INGDIRECT)
* Bank of America accepting donations for American Red Cross Haitian Relief at US Banking Centers @BofA_Help)
* More than 2.3 million tweets mentioning Haiti or the Red Cross over the past three days, 59% of them retweets:
* Check out @causeworld, it’s free 2 make a donation (kraft & @citi pay the bill) 2x donations 2 Haiti (via @AskCiti)
* Donate to the American Red Cross for Haiti Relief at any BBVA Compass and we match it. #haiti (via @bbvacompass)
* Solidarité avec HAITI  (via @credit_agri_PG)
* @Bellco CU members: log into online banking & contribute to American Red Cross relief efforts in #Haiti (via @pjhodges)
* Help support the relief efforts in Haiti. Text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. (via @USCCU)

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London, Christophe is an entertaining social media keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of social media, social business and digital innovation.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is 'Social Media Senior Managing Consultant' at IBM Interactive Experience. He's also a Digital Advisor at the Financial Services Forum and the Moller Centre (part of the Churchill College in Cambridge).

Christophe's views on are his own, not necessarily his employer's.

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