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How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better

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She also blogs at FreshlyTechy.com. How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better By Jessica Oaks. Anyone who has switched contracts from AT&T or Verizon to T-Mobile knows that the wireless service provider does things its own way. The basic premise is simple: Why not let customers purchase wireless service outside of a contract? Mobile proposed another way. Binge On? Indeed.

#HashAtIt: Now You Can Search Hashtags Over Multiple Social Platforms

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embed their boards on their personal social networks, blogs, or websites. HashAtIt offers an embed code for the #hashtag search board so that users can put it on their own website, blog or article. Are hashtags part of your brand’s marketing plan? Hashtags work on multiple social networks – but until recently there was no easy way to search them on all of these platforms.

Twitter Shifts Position: Now Claims PeopleBrowsr Suit Is A Federal Antitrust Case

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This week, it’s an antitrust issue, ” said PeopleBrowsr CEO Jodee Rich in a company blog post. This week, however, Twitter has changed its position. PeopleBrowsr calls this latest development a “win” on two fronts: they get to keep firehose access, and they have support that for their argument that Twitter has unfairly taken advantage of its monopoly position in the industry.

135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream

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“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever” wrote Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra in a blog post late last week. The blog post also announced new features for Google+, showing a continued effort to make the social network more appealing to users. What do you think? Is 135 million the only real important number – and will it continue to grow?

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind

Salorix Launches AI-Powered Predictive Influencer Marketing And Social Media Management Platform

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Step one is obviously to monitor the conversations–Amplfy monitors Twitter (via Gnip), Facebook (public posts) and blogs. The Fortune Global 100 companies are mentioned 5.6 million times a month , and that’s just on Twitter. And this doesn’t include all of the conversations in which customers are talking about your product category or your competitors.

Social Networking Stats: Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks

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Tumblr: 189 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 69 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 300 million users. via  Bloomberg Businessweek. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 174 million members.

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Social Networking Stats: Facebook’s User Base Is Getting Older; Twitter’s Is Getting Younger, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 69 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 300 million users. via  Bloomberg Businessweek. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 174 million members.

TweetLevel’s New Influence Measurement Tool Delivers Far More Than A Score

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In a July 9 blog post called “ the critical importance of time when understanding influence ,” he defined five influencer types, or ways in which people participate in a conversation: Idea Starters , the creative brains behind many of the thoughts and ideas that other people talk about. Influence: How Information Flows Between People. Influence: Far More Than A Score.

Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 186 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

The 5 Elements Of Successful Influencer Marketing Programs

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How can you create a special experience for your brand advocates — one that they’ll be so excited about that they’ll blog, YouTube or Instagram it? Blog Insights brand advocates influence marketing influence measurement influencer marketing Online Marketing Summit PR Tap the Power of Social AdvocatesIdentify. How can you find the right ones to focus on? Engage.

Media Fragmentation: 3 Strategies For How Business Marketers Can Keep Up

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Social media, blogs, and discussion boards mean that users generate as much online content as brands do. This is a guest post written by Lisa Smith, Director of Media and Markets Research/Mindwave Research. Maybe you remember when media research was just about capturing TV viewership and print readership? Welcome to the Era of Media Sprawl. Shifting the B2B Media Research Model.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Drives More Dollars, But Twitter Drives More Traffic [Study], #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 78 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users. via  China Daily. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 175 million members.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Users Hit ‘Share’ Nearly 5X More Than Facebook Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 68 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 300 million users. via  Bloomberg Businessweek. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 174 million members.

Realtime Marketing: How To Plan For The Moment

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This is a guest post by Matthew Yeoman of the Devumi.com Social Media Marketing blog. About the Author: Matthew Yeoman is the blogger/writer/creator over on the  Devumi.com Social Media Marketing blog. When realtime marketing works, it’s because you have something much bigger than you doing your marketing for you. How Does the “Moment” Do Your Realtime Marketing For You? link].

Social Networking Stats: Comparing Top Brands (Big vs. Small) on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 168 million blogs. Wondering how enterprise brands and small businesses are using Twitter?  A new study from Simply Measured  compares the Twitter accounts of the Interbrand 2013 Top 100 Brands and the Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America to analyze how successful brands of different sizes use the micro-blogging social platform. Facebook: 1.19 via  Facebook. YouTube.

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Reaches 80 Million Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 67 million blogs. Mobile photo-sharing app Instagram now has over 80 million users, according to  Instagram’s blog. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 300 million users. via  CNET.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Sees 1 Billion Tweets Every 2.5 Days, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 82 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via  Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users.

100% of U.S. Senators, 90% of Reps Are On Twitter

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See Twitter’s blog post to find and follow your Senator’s Twitter account, or find your local Representative on the social platform. On Friday, Twitter announced that 100% of the US Senate and 90% of the House of Representatives are now active on Twitter. When Congress convened back in 2011, only 44% of the Senate and 35% of the House were actively using Twitter.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Draws Youngest Users Among Top 10 Social Platforms, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 188 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Social Networking Stats: 25 Million LinkedIn Profile Pages Viewed Daily, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 77 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users. via  China Daily. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 175 million members. via  LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via  Google. via  Tumblr. Instagram: 100 million users. via  TechCrunch. Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users. via  Tagged. via  Forbes.

Social Networking Stats: Teens Prefer Instagram Over Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 180 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Instagram Users Share Over 200 Photos Per Second On Thanksgiving

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” It was Instagram’s busiest day ever, and saw double the number of shared photos from the day before, according to Instagram’s blog. photo credit: Instagram user @yo_randyjackson. Thanksgiving set a new record for Instagram, with users of the mobile app sharing photos at a rate of 226 per second at the peak of the holiday.

Social Networking Stats: The Skinny on Whisper, Secret & Snapchat, plus #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 171 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK. Secret.ly

How Social Was The Red Bull Stratos #LiveJump Publicity Stunt?

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Here’s a look at the various hashtags associated with the event – with a strong presence for Red Bull’s brand name ( SalesForce blog ): According to Forbes , this type of publicity stunt is “true spectacle in its purest form, beautiful in its ridiculousness.” Here are some of the highlights: Nearly 7.3

Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s User Growth Exceeds Expectations, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 197 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.32 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 271 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Social Networking Stats: 73% of College Students Would Open A Branded Snapchat, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 174 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Nears Global Domination, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 88 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via  Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 190 million users. via  VK.

LinkedIn Tops 300 Million Users

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In the same blog post, LinkedIn also said that in 2014 the platform will hit its “mobile moment,” projecting that mobile will account for more than 50% of all global traffic. LinkedIn has reached a new milestone, announcing over 300 million members on the ‘professional’ social network — and over half of these members are from outside the U.S.

Social Networking Stats: 42% of Those With Foursquare App Are Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 83 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via  Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via  LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via  Google. via  Tumblr. Instagram: 100 million users. via  TechCrunch. Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users. via  Tagged. via  AdWeek.

Hey, Twitter: I Want My Realtime Search. (And I Want It Now.)

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RLTM Blog Insights #realtime realtime search TwitterTwitter’s been making all kinds of announcements about enhancements to Twitter mobile. “Now with a new and improved Discover !” ” “Now with Twitter Cards , so you can see the story from an official news organization right in your Twitter stream!” Why Realtime Search Matters. Celebrities love this feature.

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Social Networking Stats: Twitter Tops 200 Million Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 85 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via  Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 100 million users. via VK.

Social Networking Stats: Moms on Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 185 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Social Networking Stats: 21% Of Online Video Is Now Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 190 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

How Nike Stole Social Media Gold From Olympic Sponsor Adidas

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According to the L2 blog , “the consensus is that Nike’s approach delivered a significantly greater social impact than Adidas’.” Which brands were the real winners in 2012′s “Social Olympics”? But Nike – as the sponsor of Olympians and Olympic teams, including the U.S. adidas originals grew only 4%, adding 12,000 followers over the same time period.

Social Networking Stats: 80% of World Leaders on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 165 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via  Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

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When looking at platforms that pose a “moderate” or “significant” risk, however, company blogs and blog comments move into the third-highest position. Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. This begs the question:  what planet are the other 34% living on?

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Billion Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 196 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.32 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Social Networking Stats: Global Spending on Facebook Ads Increases 50%, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 195 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. via  VK.

Presidential Social Media Campaigns: Obama Sees 2x More Engagement Than Romney

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Obama produced nearly twice as many blog posts on his website. President Obama’s campaign has posted nearly four times as much content as challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign, and is active on nearly twice as many platforms, according to new research by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. both campaigns averaged two posts per day on Facebook.

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Tops Twitter In Daily Mobile Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 75 million blogs. Instagram users spent 257 minutes (on average) accessing the mobile photo-sharing platform, while Twitter users averaged only 170 minutes viewing the micro-blogging platform. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. via  TechCrunch. via Forbes.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 200 Million Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Tumblr: 88 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via  Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 190 million users. via  VK.