The way we live and socially interact is now directed through a myriad of mobile applications that permits us connect and share astonishing amounts of info more rapidly and easily than ever. Social apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc have changed everything.
Have you ever watched a TV show or a movie with someone and the two of you start adding your own commentary, even if it’s at the expense of losing focus on the form of media in front of you? It seems like this matter of thinking has bled into the Internet; more specifically, social media. Is it possible that social media can play into television in the same way?
If you’re still baffled by Google+ then you are certainly not alone! So, we’ve compiled this handy beginners guide to help you get the most out of it.
It’s understood that, due to the advent of the Internet and social media thereafter, face-to-face communication is a less common endeavor. While it’s easy to become comfortable with something like text messaging, though, sometimes the desire to actually see a friend or family member is stronger than any kind of digital means. Enter Nearby Friends, which is the latest feature integrated by Facebook in order for users to see where their friends are.
Just because you have a small team and don’t have a set community manager or digital media department doesn’t mean you have to miss out on social media’s benefits. Check out these five key strategies that small-to-medium sized businesses can employ to achieve social media success.
Even though Twitter’s definition of an “active” user is clear enough, I’m not too sure how this is going to fare in the long run. Keep in mind that it is because of constant engagement that users will be more inclined to tweet and socialize with others. This is the case for just about any social networking site.
We hope this sheds some light on this fabulous feature and shown how the Twitter favorite can be used as an effective marketing tool.
In the eight years since Facebook opened to the general public, how we use the site has changed. Most of us who go back and review our posts from the “early days” see somewhat inane philosophical commentary and updates on the mundane details of life. There are some, though, who haven’t quite figured out just how to use Facebook yet. We all know these people…
For small business, Facebook is an excellent social media network. The platform allows small businesses to directly interact with current and potential customers. However by accidentally misusing the platform, you may be inadvertently doing more harm than good. In some cases misuse of Facebook by small businesses can actually push customers away. Here are some key factors which small businesses should consider when using Facebook.
According to the Journalism Project at Pew Research Center, one-third of all Americans receive their news through Facebook. While the simple idea of people attaining said news from social media isn’t exactly groundbreaking, the fact that it makes up for such a tremendous fraction of people cannot be overstated.
It used to be that organizations would launch a Facebook page, invite some friends, post a little bit, and see organic growth. That was back before Facebook went public. Their main interest was building a user base, and monetizing their user base was secondary. When the user base got into the hundreds of millions and the next logical step was an IPO, Facebook needed to show revenue. And their ad platform has been rather effective in doing so.
We, as a society, find ourselves preserving the greatest moments of our lives through various means. Some would like to take pictures of a child’s college graduation while others could be more inclined to record videos of little Billy scoring the winning goal during his soccer game. What about the first moments that we have spent in the world of social media?
The 90’s was an interesting era, to say the least. While technology was not exactly as intuitive as we know it now, there were innovations made that were developed upon. Video games, television, and aspects of that nature were made better during this time and they would only be made better. However, what if I were to tell you that Tumblr was taking a step into the 90’s once again? However, this step entails neither gaming nor TV.
During my time in the realm of social media – I first joined Facebook back in May of ’09 – I’ve slowly but surely understood what it meant to be engaged. Something kept me on Facebook for close to five years but it didn’t take me until just now to realize what it was. Simply put, the content put forth was interesting.
One of the worst fears that anyone should have when it comes to social media is the idea of their accounts being compromised. There are so many important aspects that they can house, whether it is a matter of location, phone numbers, or what have you. You would not want these to fall into the wrong hands. Recently, that’s what a good number of Twitter’s audience believed happened when they were sent emails prompting them to reset their passwords when they did not trigger them.
In this installment of our digital stats post series, we look at the internet browser wars and some of the usage statistics for the major players like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
What’s the worst fate that could ever befall your company’s Twitter account? High on the list would be a scenario like this one: One of your followers reads a few of your tweets one day and asks himself, “Uh… why am I following this company again?” He unfollows. More and more of your followers start to do likewise.
WhatsApp announced the incorporation of voice calls today. It’s been said that this service will make its way to WhatsApp during the second quarter of 2014, which should be intriguing for those that have commonly utilized this app.