Social Media

DMR articles about social media statistics, strategy and trends.

Can You Copyright a Tweet?

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We were recently quoted in an online magazine article; our picture, our name and our original tweet. In fact, it was a screen shot of what we had written on a fairly controversial topic! We were never informed that we had been quoted and would never have seen it if it wasn’t for Google Alerts. In short, our permission was never sought. In the journalism world, this would have been a sure no-go; quoting someone on a controversial subject without their knowledge, could get them into a sticky situation.

So, this led us to the million dollar question…..can you copyright a tweet?

Is a Facebook Phone in the Works?

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Business Insider recently posted an article that went into detail about how a Facebook phone may be created with the help of Samsung. The story said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg met with the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Jay-yong. While reports like these do not necessarily confirm that Samsung will help Facebook create a phone of its own, the reports in question certainly do not make this story any less legitimate. If anything, this particular story might indicate positive news for not only Facebook but a strong portion of its user base as well.

How Many Teens are Using Vine? (New and Updated Vine Stats)

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For a long time, Twitter was relatively tight-lipped about Vine usage. That trend seems to have changed quite a bit as more and more data is sneaking out about how many people are using the micro-video sharing service, how they are using it and where they are, and the stats are pretty impressive. Because of this, I was able to just about double the size of my Vine stat post.

Here are a few of the most recent stat updates and additions.

Does a Call to Action in a Pinterest Pin Earn You More Engagement? (New and Updated Pinterest Stats)

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One of the most elusive US social networks to get a decent amount of data out of these days is Pinterest. They obviously aren’t publicly traded so they don’t have to release much, and they generally don’t. Thankfully, there have been a few good studies on Pinterest lately that have provided me with enough new data to make updating my Pinterest stat post worth the effort.

Here are a few of the most recent Pinterest stat updates and additions.

LinkedIn Guide for Small Businesses is Now Available in PDF

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LinkedIn can be an extremely powerful and effective sales tool that can help open doors and facilitate conversations that a small business owner previously would have never been able to have. It can also be overwhelming and confusing to users who don’t have the time to invest in researching how each of the professional social network’s features work.

Earlier this summer, I authored Leveling the Playing Field; A Small Business Guide to Generating Leads Using LinkedIn, which was offered exclusively, until now, through Amazon in the Kindle format. I am pleased to say that this resource guide is now available to all in downloadable pdf format right here on DMR.

How Much Time Do Users Spend on Facebook Each Day? (New and Updated Facebook Stats)

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As always, there has been no shortage of new and updated Facebook stats being released lately. Even though we are in between their official quarterly financial updates, the Facebook studies and reports are still being released at a furious pace. Recently, I spent a little time updating and adding to my ever-growing lineup of Facebook stat posts.

Below are a few of the more interesting Facebook stats from this round.