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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. Pew Research ).

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.

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. I’m hardly present on other social networking sites. When 2014 began, I needed to embrace chaos to find social networking order. Curious?

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. I 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. Comments Cheers, Phil. Media Productivity identity networking

The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Guest post by Erica Holt. No one can see or hear you.

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. Web-based social networks. Specialized networks. Qzone.

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.

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. 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 billion monthly active users. YouTube.

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?

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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?

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.

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 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.

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

The Realtime Report

Over one-third of social network users consider sites like Facebook and Twitter “very” or “somewhat” important for keeping up with political news, and fully one-quarter (25%) see these sites as a place for debating political issues. Do social networking sites change how actively users are involved in politics, or possibly even alter their political views?

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. He purposefully tried to design “a more thoughtful form of community engagement” by using ‘reblogging’ instead of commenting – requiring users to report content in the original context, rather that just adding an anonymous comment at the bottom of a post. Facebook: 1 billion active 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: Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. 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 billion monthly active users. YouTube.

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.

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

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. 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. Social Media Statistics messaging apps Snapchat social networking statistics

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?

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?

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. 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 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube.

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? I wanted to create new social networking channels on some of the leading platforms and watch them grow. I 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. I realized that instead of creating new social networking channels, it made more sense to leverage my existing channels.

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. A little past midnight, we had the feature mostly working on both desktop and mobile applications.

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.

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.

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.

Facebook: editing comments

Sherrilynne Starkie

Did you know that you can edit comments you’ve made on Facebook after you’ve published them? 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. This is a boon to Facebookers who comment without their reading glasses on (like me).

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. BuddyPress markets itself as “social networking in a box.&# Will BuddyPress replace the need to manage a Facebook page or replace other social networks?

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. 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?

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.

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.

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The Value Of Blog Comments

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Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. What's your take on the death of Blog comments?

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. image: ilmungo.

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!

Facebook Tests Displaying Active Comment Threads Alongside Messages

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing an alternative to notifications for users who want to keep track of comment threads on posts. Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshot below from Russell Smith , in which comment threads from Facebook posts are appearing alongside chat windows from messages at the bottom of the screen in the desktop version of the social network.

How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks

ProBlogger

We tend to use social networks as channels that feed into each other, with certain channels for posting content and others for re-publishing it. The hub might represent a blog or Twitter feed, and all the spokes separate social media channels. This is likely to increase the quality of posts on Google’s social network, but for marketers it creates additional work.

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.