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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. ” 93% of small business owners and marketers use Facebook, and 92% agree that social media is important for their businesses. Twelveskip ). 8.

The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

Ari Herzog

I started 2014 with a mission to use social networks without rules. People follow my feed there and like/comment when inspired. Twitter is the social network that I use the most these days. continue to use it to build relations with strangers. I’m hardly present on other social networking sites. My mission to find order in chaos changed a lot.

The Misnomer of Social Networking

Ari Herzog

It is a fallacy to suggest social networking is about networking, opines Jeff Hurt. Identity comes first, relationship building second, and networking with the community third. Social networking sites are social identity sites. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit The Misnomer of Social Networking in your browser.

Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

Ari Herzog

When I began speaking at social media conferences in 2009, I auto-followed 7,000 on Twitter and had nearly 1,000 Facebook friends. have to have some sort of pre-existing relationship with you, whether it’s going out to eat or talking at an event or tweeting or commenting on blogs or something. Thanks for reading — and thanks for saying yes to being social with me (again).

The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

How easy is it, really, to be authentic online? I’ve been thinking about this since Shonali’s thought-provoking post a few weeks back about how to social network smartly by being yourself online. What are we really up against (against ourselves) in the way we behave on social networks? This can also mean hurtful comments and angry outbursts. Anonymity.

China: The Most Popular Social Networks

Mindjumpers

Facebook is a “one size fits all social network” for much of the world. It does not matter what age or social background you have, you are on Facebook. The networks in China are much more fragmented. The users of the top social networks that I will present here, are more divided. This Web-based social networks. Specialized networks.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. And that made me think some more: what is the hidden remarkability in the lives of those we encounter every day – or, at least, every few days – in social media? So I asked the question: “What remarkable thing have you done that your social networks do NOT know about you?&#. Image: digitalbob8 via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Social Network: The Movie

Social Media Marketing

As Facebook prepares to celebrate hitting 500 million members this week , we're seeing more news of the controversial film The Social Network. ** With the tagline "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies," the trailer for the film has been running on thesocialnetwork-movie.com or 500millionfriends.com. Pretty good casting, in my opinion. Oh, I almost forgot.

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. But why do social networks feel the need to change their core functionality and design? Why social networks change (and why we keep coming back). Why social networks need to change. Some loved it. Over to you.

The Secret Sauce of Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

What is the secret sauce of a social network? What motivates people in your networks? Right now, companies are obsessed with or have deduced that the only way to grab market share in social  is to incent their customers into doing something-give them something. “How can media organization encourage more readers to post and more thoughtful comments?

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

SocialTimes Facebook

Videos  are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups  and events. Software engineer Bob Baldwin  announced in a note  that the social network released the new feature worldwide Thursday. little past midnight, we had the feature mostly working on both desktop and mobile applications.

Your Favourite Social Networks as Comic Book Heroes [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Of course, the infographic has a lot less serious approach in describing the different social networks that we might be present on, but some interesting reflections definitely have been made, in my opinion. Therefore, if you at some point should have wondered how your favourite social platforms compare to your favourite comic book heroes, you can find the answer below.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment. The above chart shows how I integrate my eight most visited social networks in my life.

Social Networking Stats: World Cup Draws 58 Million Facebook Users On First Day, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . During the first day of the 2014 World Cup, over 58 million Facebook users accounted for more than 140 million interactions on the social network. AllFacebook  reported the “top five social moments” from Thursday: Neymar scores Brazil’s first goal to tie the match. Who was responsible for most of these social interactions? Facebook: 1.23

How to Monitor Comments on your Instagram Ads (and why it’s crucial to do so!)

agora pulse

Like ads on Facebook, your Instagram Ads receive comments. It is by far the social network that provides the highest level of engagement compared to Facebook or Twitter. Engagement on Instagram means likes and comments, if a higher number of likes on your Instagram ads is not something you have to worry about, a higher number of Instagram ad comments can be a concern.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? LinkedIn may be one of the simplest social networks to contact. Have you had luck with contacting these social networks or others?

Social Networking Stats: 70% of Snapchat Users Are Women, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . By 2016 Social Networking Stats: Top 20 Most Viral Publishers on Social Networks, #RLTM Scoreboard. Facebook: 1.15 billion monthly active users. YouTube.

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Should I be concerned when someone tags me in a photo or I comment on someone else’s post? Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become  the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? The Real Life Social Network v2 View more documents from Paul Adams.

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

There aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. WordPress (free) – Invaluable app to manage your WordPress blog to manage posts, comments and pages. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Sometimes it’s great just to get some high level information about your web and social stats.

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Social Networks and Politics: 16% Have “Changed Their Views” Based On Social Media

The Realtime Report

Do social networking sites change how actively users are involved in politics, or possibly even alter their political views? One-quarter of respondents claimed they became more active on a political issue after reading about it on a social networking site, and 16% of users changed their views after reading or discussing politics on social networking sites.

Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

The Marketing Blog

The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. Let’s look at this all new plug-in and what makes it vastly different from already available commenting systems like Disqus, Intense Debate etc. What’s so Unique about FB Comments?

Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be?  Six people would leave the most popular of social networks. One commenter asked if ‘quitting church’ counts. But as one commenter said,  she can’t stand the stuff that people write. Many people fail to find value in participating in these two networks. Three said none.

My Social Networking Primer in 2014

Ari Herzog

With over 8,400 people in a LinkedIn group I manage about social media marketing , why did I create a new group using that dotcom name and ask people to join that? wanted to create new social networking channels on some of the leading platforms and watch them grow. deleted and recreated it as an automated stream of videos I watch, comments I write, and stories I like. Put the "social" back in social media. realized that instead of creating new social networking channels, it made more sense to leverage my existing channels.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. via  SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics #RLTM scoreboard social networking statistics TumblrFacebook: 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.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Nearly two months ago, we talked about 10 content ideas that generate comments and shares. Apparently the seventh idea in that blog post (lists) worked because it had 190 comments and a gazillion shares on all of the networks. In the comments, there were a lot of really good additional ideas and I promised to do a second post (maybe the comments here will get us a third post!).

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. 1,000 comments per second. Social Media Statistics Instagram monthly active users photo sharingFacebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. via  Twopcharts.

Facebook: editing comments

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that you can edit comments you’ve made on Facebook after you’ve published them?  It works for both personal and business profiles. Just click in the top right corner of your comment, then go down to ‘Edit’   Change your mind again?  Just hit escape and the original comment will stand. Related posts: Embarrassing updates in social media.

Social Networking Stats: Complaints Total One-Fifth of Brand Interactions on Facebook, Twitter

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Here are the specific numbers for brand interaction sentiment on each social platform: Facebook: 49% positive, 32% neutral, 20% negative. Facebook: 1.23 via  Facebook. YouTube.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

Newspaper Articles and Accountable Comments. One of the biggest issues facing newspapers online is that they do not build community – no one can add their boss or their mum or a great commenter as their friend on the Sydney Morning Herald or The Australian site. Because of that, people can let loose in comments, be anonymous but more than anonymous, be unaccountable.

Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post

The Realtime Report

Today marks the official launch of  Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment.  As users browse other posts, they have the ability to “follow” other users, “star” a post or leave a comment. The main newsfeed on Bubblews.

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

If this happened at a live networking event, the conversation would go something like this: “Hi. Related articles which may interest you: How Facebook Hurt My Feelings Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends Happy Holidays! Elaine Kirk said: RT @IreneKoehler: Just Because We’re Social Networking “Friends” Doesn’t Mean I’ll Go To 3rd Base With You [link] [.]

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. As the admin, you’ll be able to track the posts and comments of each of your users, so you can control the amount of freedom you’d like to give your community. Never.

How Instagram Restored My Faith in Social Networking

Geoff Livingston

If you have not played with runaway hit mobile social network Instagram , you should. Yes, it’s become known as a utility for iPhone users to send pictures to Facebook and Twitter, but make no bones about it, Instagram is its own social network, and a very enjoyable one, too. Gone from the mix is the usual social media punditry and sword fighting.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

A well maintained social media presence is like a fine wine; it develops more character as it ages. As you invest more time in to social media, joining additional networks and using new tools, your presence gains different characteristics that it did not have before. So it is with different social networks. They are both very visual networks with savvy users.

Chances Are You’ve Met Less Than 5% of the People in Your Social Network

Direct Marketing Observations

The difference between a friend, an acquaintance and the friends and acquaintances we have met online is blurring…Social media would seem to dictate or would assume that I’m supposed to develop or have developed these deep online, networked, connections, i.e. That I have met them. Social has allowed us to connect with people all over the place. Absolutely not.

The 2010 Social Network Map | Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Twitter Launches Official Twitter Sharing Button Location Based Social Media for Brands » The 2010 Social Network Map Posted by Anne Herngaard Aug 16th, 2010 Tweet Imagine how the world would look like, if it was made of social networks. Vía Mindjumpers [.] just to name a few.

Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

The Marketing Blog

The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. Let’s look at this all new plug-in and what makes it vastly different from already available commenting systems like Disqus, Intense Debate etc. What’s so Unique about FB Comments?

A Beginner’s Guide to Online Social Networking

Idaconcpts

Online social networking sites permit you to get together and bond with new friends. The majority of the popular online social networking sites permit users to bond with new friends from across the world. You can make use of various online social networking sites to get together and keep in touch with like-minded people who share your interests. Tweet This!

Social Networking Stats: Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . 404,603,286 comments. billion total votes (comment and link votes). Social Media Statistics Reddit social networking statistics Facebook: 1.19

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Shut the Page down, ban the commenter, suck up to them? Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. 1. Ignore the negative social media commenter. Remove the comment, Ban the commenter.

Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social?

Ari Herzog

Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, LinkedIn, MySpace, Foursquare… These are examples of social networking sites, but you knew that. You can become ‘super social’ talking, sharing, commenting, and constantly updating the ‘internet you’ for all to see. Humans are built to be social creatures ; it’s in our genetic makeup, it’s what makes us different from other animals. Is social media that good? You can use social media to communicate with others, but does it really have the same value as a proper conversation? Features networkingGreat! Right?

Like, Comment, or Share This

Ari Herzog

For every item posted on Facebook, there are three choices for you to do: like, comment, or share. I am creating a social experiment and starting a new Facebook page called Like, Comment, or Share This. You will see articles, videos, songs, anything that I think you might be inspired to like, comment, or share. Related Stories Your Socks Should Match Your Trousers Social Networking In Your Face 3 Decembers of Twitter Data. It will be a stream of unfiltered things I discover online. Curious? Click here and be a fan. Thanks for reading. Media Facebook

Nurture Your Social Network By Helping Someone Else

SocMed Sean

Keep in mind that your social network largely consists of your in-person connections, as opposed to just your online fans, followers, and subscribers. So, today I challenge you to reach out to someone in your network who you haven’t spoken to in a while. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes with a tweet or a comment. Just a quick challenge for everyone today.