New and Updated LinkedIn Stats and a New, Easier Format

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Today’s DMR stat update is a long overdue one. I’ve updated and added a bunch of LinkedIn statistics and did a little housekeeping while I was at it.

The LinkedIn post has grown to a point where simply listing all the stats is overwhelming and makes it very difficult to find a particular stat. Much like our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google and other posts, the LinkedIn post is now broken up into multiple pages based on stat category. Here are all the new LinkedIn stat pages:

Key Ways to Measure Your Social Media Success

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Albert Einstein once said “not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts” this is a hugely compelling statement, but who knew it would still be so relevant today.

In a sense, Einstein has hit the social media nail on the head. Integrating social media into your overall marketing strategy can bring huge business benefits, yet, these are both tangible and intangible and as a result, not every aspect of your social media success can be measured. It’s easy to get lost in social media but how can you really ensure you’re getting a clear ROI? With regards to social media, we like to term this ‘Return on Involvement’; and it’s vital that you ensure you’re seeing a return on all your social media time and efforts.

Geeks On-The-Go: Wearables And Security Risks

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Do you remember the movie Universal Soldier from 1992? In that movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star specially designed soldiers from the future who are perfect for military operations and have no emotions whatsoever. What turned out to be a predicting trivia twenty years ahead of its time were the glasses that the universal soldiers wore on their heads. In the movie, their purpose was to receive orders from the base and scan the area and enemies.

Another similar movie example, but only more sophisticated, since it was hidden in the eye of the machine, is that of Terminator. These machines had the environment observing programme inside their eyeballs.

If in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s these technological features were a mere science-fiction plot, the 2000s saw a different side of it. Today, we have numerous on-the-go gadgets that can be attached to humans body and perform computer-like operations. Although this sounds terrific and potentially life-altering, there is another point of view, according to which these new devices pose a great threat to our intimacy and privacy.