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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Varghese.

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. Most companies approach enterprise social networks as a technology deployment and fail to understand that the new relationships created by enterprise social networks are the source for value creation.

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. And if so, which social networks are most productive? How much traffic do social networks drive to B2B websites?

Teens on Social Networks: Facebook Wins, But Twitter Is Narrowing the Gap

The Realtime Report

A recent Piper Jaffray survey of American teens revealed that Facebook is still the most popular social network among this age group – but Twitter is following close behind. Teens were asked to rank social networks in order of preference (from 1 to 3) from a list including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Draws Youngest Users Among Top 10 Social Platforms, #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.    . Among the top 10 global social platforms, Tumblr has the greatest share of younger users, with 47% of active users in the 16-24 year-old demographic. Facebook: 1.23 YouTube.

The Serious Goings-On Behind The Social Networking Scene

Waxing UnLyrical

We met on someone’s blog, followed each other “home,” and now see each other on social platforms pretty much daily. It wasn’t a link to a “Join me at New Social Group.” And by that I don’t mean the same activity over and over. I saw consistency in quality of character and communication across multiple social channels.

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.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

Twist Image

Online social networking continues to change and evolve. That is mind-blowing, impressive and not all that surprising when you consider how popular platforms like Twitter and Facebook are, and how people are looking for newer/cooler social networking experiences. Google + lets you be selectively social. In tinkering with Google + and listening to what some of the cool kids have to say about it online, it's very clear that the majority of people see Google + almost like an online social networking "do-over!" anti-social network.

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

Getting the most out of Linked In Groups

Gemma Went

The lovely folk at the Design Business Association asked me to share some tips on how their Linked In Group members could make the most of the community. Here are my thoughts … Linked In Groups are a superb place to connect and collaborate with existing communities that have a shared interest, raise your personal brand … Read more. Linked In Social Media Linked In Etiquette Linked In Groups social networking

The Future of Social: Networks

Spin Sucks

During the past few years, social media has been an individual sport: A way to put out your shingle and start making a name for yourself. While groups, businesses and associations can all leverage the tools, there is often the feeling that social media has been meant to level the playing field rather than support traditional hierarchy. So what is changing? So what’s next?

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.

Global Map of Social Networking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Marketing

Last July , I covered the work of Global Web Index , which offered a quick glimpse of data for global social network usage, which they called Global Web Index LITE. Here's the entire graphic as a Slidehshare embed: Global Map of Social Networking - GlobalWebIndex - June 2011 You can also download the PDF directly from Global Web Index's website.

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Almost Savvy

Seemingly stealth group members. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook. Facebook Groups don’t get as much buzz as Facebook Profiles (soon to be known as Timelines) and Facebook Pages. Still, there are many wonderful uses for Groups. Are you a Facebook Group Admin? Or, is it?

Twitter Aim to Regain Momentum with New Video & Group Message Features

Mindjumpers

The launch comes in a time where the social platform has been struggling to keep up with Facebook-owned and video-enabled Instagram. Furthermore, a new group direct message feature was added, which appears to be an invite for the mobile-focused millennials who seem to prefer group messaging apps such as WhatsApp (another Facebook property via acquisition) as well as Snapchat.

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.

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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. Yeah yeah I have a personal brand but I’m transitioning the service I sell and moreover I wonder what value one would receive from a new group or page that one can’t receive from who and where I am today. Those LinkedIn and Google+ groups? My motivations were honorable.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

Not because they are doing anything illegal online but in the case of sex workers, they wouldn’t be able to join a Health group or Abuse group if they use their real name. We take a look at the legal, social and media perspectives and ask the question is it really that important? Lets explore Pseudonymity vs Anonymity and the repercussions with Accountability. Theme.

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Can social networks help with medical research? The world’s first genetics-based social network – as 23andMe labels itself – is looking to show they can. The company recruited people using social media, and at Parkinson’s research conferences. Social Media Campaigns 23andMe crowdsourcing DNA genetics medical research Parkinson's

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. With the help of the BuddyPress plugin , you can turn your website in to the perfect hub for a group of people. 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. Before jumping to set up your network, consider a few thoughts.

Egypt, Russia Top U.S. For Social Networking Among Internet Users

The Realtime Report

What percent of internet users engage in social networking in the U.S. Numbers released today from the Pew Research Center show that, out of a select group of countries, the U.S. internet users engage with social networking sites, that number is higher in Egypt (88% use social networks), Russia (86%) and Turkey (79%). While 73% of U.S.

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] [.]

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!

DISCUSS: Which Social Network Sends Your Blog the Most Traffic?

ProBlogger

At PBEVENT last week I was having lunch with a group of 5 bloggers from quite different niches and for a few minutes the conversation centred around the topic of which social media sites send us the most traffic. thought it might make an interesting discussion post here on ProBlogger (and might help some of us to work out where to invest more time into social. For ProBlogger.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space. With that being said, in my opinion, here are the best social networks for health and fitness that I’ve found. One of the important things about fitness, is a support network, i.e. strength in number leads to support, encouragement and common goals.

How many social networks can you handle?

Jeff Esposito

I like to consider myself pretty tech and social media savvy. However, I have recently found myself pondering how many networks I could realistically handle on a personal basis. In my day job, I am constantly evaluating networks and what resources would be needed to add them to the company’s mix. We’re social beings so adding another network can’t hurt right?

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

How secure should I feel when using Facebook’s privacy settings to determine which groups of friends can or cannot see particular photos? 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? shameless promotion.

Facebook page, group or profile – what’s better for business?

Absolute PA

First off, lets look at the differences between a profile, page and group. Some also use their personal profile to network with other business owners, and this can be a handy way to connect with people or continue a business relationship having met in person. group is ideal for small communities of people who share a similar interest. Groups can be open (anyone can join), closed (your request to join has to be accepted) or secret (the group is completely invisible to everyone other than the group members and you have to be invited to join).

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. But a new RAIN Group report proves otherwise and shows that sales people that truly “connect” with buyers in this “always on” environment we live in to win more often. Social media provides plenty of ways to do this.

Social Networking Stats: 25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014, #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.    . Here’s a breakdown of the numbers looking at gender and age groups: Twitter’s user base is spread fairly evenly across age groups. Facebook: 1.23 YouTube.

5 Email Engagement Lessons from the Big Social Networks

ProBlogger

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter send a significant amount of email to their users, and by examining their strategies and formats, you can learn a great deal about using email to reach your blog readers. However, there is quite a bit that bloggers can learn from this network’s strategy. offer social media sharing buttons.

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

Kikolani

In the last few months, I have had the privilege of becoming a regular contributor on several multi-author blogs such as Search Engine Journal , Famous Bloggers , Social Media Examiner , Search Engine Watch , and Stay on Search. Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole. Announcements.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. And while LinkedIn’s features remain focused primarily on activity at the individual professional level, the network has added several features for enterprises over the past year, including most recently the Follow Company button for business websites.

MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet

SocialFish

There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations. It is hard to underestimate the impact of social media and internet use on group engagement.  As noted [.],

Evolving Social Landscape – Social Media Channel Updates in 2016

Ignite Social Media

The world of social media is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why today you are going to be put through a crash course in some of the latest social media channel updates to various big time social media platforms in 2016, and there are A LOT. Group Calling Messenger Feature – You can now group call with your friends and family using Facebook Messenger.

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Want to Learn How to Rock the Top 3 Social Networks?

Kikolani

It’s entitled 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ – the three social networks I feel are the most important. There’s no money back guarantee, but I am almost positive that anyone who reads this 4,000+ word post will learn something new that will help them with their social media marketing strategy. ComLuv.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI?  Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers! Users.

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PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. People are wondering if they should get on different social networks or take advantage of new mediums. Is the network/medium trending up or down?

How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic | Subcribe via RSS How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic August 19th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share Everyone knows that Linked In is THE social network for professionals, allowing you to create a living resume, perform targeted job searches, collect recommendations and connect with others.  It wasn’t until recently however that I realized the potential of utilizing Linked In Groups to drive blog traffic.