Posts tagged Social Media

Not a bad idea to start investing in your Twitter presence…

Not a bad idea to start investing in your Twitter presence…

Twitter May Phase Out @ Replies And Hashtags In the Future

fastcompany:

Some of Twitter’s more confusing Internet jargon—hashtags, @ replies, and manual retweets—no doubt add to the initial confusion. But in the future, the service may do away some of its more perplexing and insular language.

Do us and yourself a favor? Watch President Obama and Zach Galafianakis spar hilariously in this viral video. The president’s pitch to millennials in need of health care teaches some pretty valuable social media lessons.

Do us and yourself a favor? Watch President Obama and Zach Galafianakis spar hilariously in this viral video. The president’s pitch to millennials in need of health care teaches some pretty valuable social media lessons.

Via OPENForum.com: “New LinkedIn Study Reveals How Small Businesses are Using Social Media”

6 ways to tell if you have a viral piece of content

"Going viral" is the gold standard of online content these days. But how does it happen? And can it be made into a science? Jonah Berger, a professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, may have the answer. Berger broke out the ins and outs of online viralness in a recent New Yorker piece:

  1. Is the message a positive one? The more positive, the higher the chance is it will be shared.
  2. Does it excite the reader? If it doesn’t, good luck getting folks to share it.
  3. Do people feel in the know for sharing it? No social cache, no incentive to share online.
  4. Does it trigger a memory? We share what we’re thinking about—and we think about the things we can remember,” according to the New Yorker.
  5. Is it a list? People love the practicalness and utility promised in a list.
  6. Is it any good? Maybe this should be number 1…

Read more on NewYorker.com: “The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, And May Infuriate, You

Have you ever heard of Splash? This suite of tools keeps the social buzz around your company’s events going before and long after the party ends. Splash’s founder Ben Hindman talks about how his company is reinventing the way event planning is done in the video above.

Via OPENForum.com: “How to Turn Your Next Event Into a Branding Blockbuster

You may consider opening up an Instagram account for your business, or, if you already have one, devoting more resources to the curated-photo social media platform.
unionmetrics:


"According to research published today by the GlobalWebIndex, Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media sites worldwide, increasing its active user base by 23% in the last six months.” 

Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access | TechCrunch 
Emphasis added. 
(Also, we’re doing our part.) 

You may consider opening up an Instagram account for your business, or, if you already have one, devoting more resources to the curated-photo social media platform.

unionmetrics:

"According to research published today by the GlobalWebIndex, Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media sites worldwide, increasing its active user base by 23% in the last six months.” 

Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access | TechCrunch 

Emphasis added. 

(Also, we’re doing our part.) 

techcocktail:Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Introduces Jelly, New Q&A Platform for iOS and Android

What’s going to be hot in marketing next year? Images. What’s not?  Useless apps. Read more Marketing Trends: What’s Hot And What’s Not For 2014.

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