The Life Cycle of a Social Network
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
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]
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
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)
AUGUST 27, 2013
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? The overall results—that social media drives 1.1%
Facebook Testing Ads in Groups
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Facebook confirmed to Josh Constine of TechCrunch that it is testing the inclusion of ads in groups. The social network issued the following statement to Constine: We have started to test delivering ads to people in Facebook groups and will be evaluating the response before determining how we will move forward. According to Constine, and confirmed by Facebook, the test is occurring via mobile and desktop in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, with users who are included seeing notices reading, “We’re testing ads in groups.”.
Teens on Social Networks: Facebook Wins, But Twitter Is Narrowing the Gap
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 30, 2012
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.
Parsing Social Networks
JULY 24, 2012
In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. A 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.
TSU Has Started With Groups - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
AUGUST 15, 2015
TSU the Social Network has introduced tsūGroups. When you submit your application you will choose the group type: Public, Closed or Private. Public groups are the only groups that will be monetized and a portion of the proceeds will automatically go to the group's affiliated charity. Group owners will be required to select an admin before the application goes into a queue. We will be launching handfuls of groups periodically in order to test the system. Currently in BETA. We appreciate your patience during this multi-week process.'
Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks
MARCH 10, 2011
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.
The Social/Anti-Social Network
JULY 16, 2011
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.
China: The Most Popular Social Networks
DECEMBER 12, 2012
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 Networking Stats: World Cup Draws 58 Million Facebook Users On First Day, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JUNE 16, 2014
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.
Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report
OCTOBER 4, 2016
We’ve wrapped up our reports overhaul with an update to our Group Report. The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights. Pair With Network Reports for Deeper Analysis.
Getting the most out of Linked In Groups
OCTOBER 14, 2011
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
DECEMBER 5, 2011
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?
Global Map of Social Networking [INFOGRAPHIC]
Social Media Marketing
JUNE 21, 2011
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.
Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks
The New Strategist
MARCH 20, 2013
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.
My Social Networking Primer in 2014
JANUARY 5, 2014
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. 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.
Twitter Aim to Regain Momentum with New Video & Group Message Features
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
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.
Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need
The Social Media Hat
MAY 30, 2016
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.
A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?
The Realtime Report
AUGUST 29, 2012
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
Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
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. Will be the second biggest revenue earner in the Social Economy. . We take a look at the legal, social and media perspectives and ask the question is it really that important? Theme. Speakers.
Egypt, Russia Top U.S. For Social Networking Among Internet Users
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
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.
How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress
MARCH 18, 2011
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. BuddyPress markets itself as “social networking in a box.
How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups
DECEMBER 8, 2011
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?
A Beginner’s Guide to Online Social Networking
OCTOBER 5, 2010
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?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
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. I 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
MARCH 4, 2010
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.
Social Networking Stats: 25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
MARCH 28, 2014
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’s a breakdown of the numbers looking at gender and age groups: Twitter’s user base is spread fairly evenly across age groups. Related Stories Social Networking Stats: 8 in 10 U.K.
How many social networks can you handle?
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
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?
Facebook page, group or profile – what’s better for business?
OCTOBER 1, 2011
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. A 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).
Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.
JULY 15, 2010
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] [.]
3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success
Buzz Marketing for Technology
MAY 7, 2013
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.
5 Email Engagement Lessons from the Big Social Networks
OCTOBER 8, 2012
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
JUNE 15, 2010
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.
Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy
JULY 12, 2010
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.
MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet
JANUARY 19, 2011
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. The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. See what you think. As noted [.],
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011
MARCH 21, 2012
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.
The 21 Best Content Curation Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. It’s a great way to capture the buzz from the show floor after a tradeshow, event or conference.” — Maximize Social Business (Drive). A social network / curation tool for images. 1) Storify.
Want to Learn How to Rock the Top 3 Social Networks?
JUNE 19, 2012
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
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
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? If you’re concerned about social media cost justification, you’re not along. Analyzing social media to find leads using a variety of search terms.