New Social Networks & Features to Try in the New Year: What You Need to Know

Ignite Social Media

Have you started planning your 2020 social media strategy? 2019 has brought plenty of changes to the social media landscape, and we anticipate similar growth in 2020! Here’s the top new social networks or features you should be considering as you finalize your 2020 strategy. Definitely consider a heavy focus on Instagram Stories for your brand in your 2020 social strategy.

The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

Ari Herzog

It’s a constant struggle for me to find signals in a sea of social media noise. The coronavirus crisis throws a giant obstacle into my social following strategies because of two reasons: First, I don’t want to tune out people who I care about but I also don’t want my newsfeed filled with politics and sensationalism. Second, I’m using mobile devices (mostly my phone) for social media consumption much more than my MacBook despite its larger screen.

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What drives participation in a social network?

Direct Marketing Observations

If you’re a social media consultant like Jay Baer , or a larger organization like Accenture for instance, one of the constant constants in social media is the amount of education required to get people all on the same page, before anything can really be accomplished. With that being said, once people are “there&# , and they “get it&# , they can see pretty quickly what the trans-formative nature and power of social media is like, and what it can do.

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%). – 73% of internet users also use social networks – while China lags well behind with just 48%.

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? Which of his points ring true with you with regard to your own use of social networking?

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. 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. Only 26% of Facebook’s users are in the 16-24 demographic; the majority of the social network’s users fall in the 25-34 age group.

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Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

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. The Group Report allows you to compare and analyze your social strategy across networks by aggregating common metrics across channels and timeframes. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights.

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 blog post is the second part of two , on the state of social media in China. 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?&#. “I had a youth group of over 150 teenagers.

The Unfriendliness of Kid-Friendly Social Networks

Socialized

Everyone’s talking about the launch of Togetherville , a social network designed to bring parents and their kids together with the goal of learning responsible social networking. Does it occur to anyone that children six to ten years old (Togetherville’s target) don’t need social networks, and to encourage them to use one is the antithesis of responsible social networking?

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. Those LinkedIn and Google+ groups? Put the "social" back in social media. How My Social Networking Changes This Year.

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.

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.” I saw consistency in quality of character and communication across multiple social channels. The vibe I got via our communications on social media was just right. The Serious Goings-On Behind The Social Networking Scene.

Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

[ANSWERED] How Do I Leave A Facebook Group And Will The Other Members Be Notified When I Do?

SocMed Sean

Hi Sean – Is there an easy way to leave a Facebook group without letting everyone in the group know that I left? Facebook makes joining a Facebook group pretty easy. Just find the group and then click the “Join” button. If the group is an open group, you’ll be joined automatically. If the group requires approval, then you will be added as soon as the group admin reviews your request and allows it.

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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. 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. Social Media Statistics Instagram Instagram statistics social networking statistics Twitter

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? The overall results—that social media drives 1.1% 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 Media Statistics Piper Jaffray social networking stats teens

Mobile Social Networking Growing

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Mobile Social Networking Growing by cinta5 on January 14, 2009 The percentage of mobile phone users who said they accessed social networks from their handset jumped 182% from September 2007 to October 2008, according to a study conducted by The Kelsey Group and ConStat.

ECIS2014 – New Views on Social Networks

Mindjumpers

Our industrial PhD Christopher Zimmerman has been attending this year’s European Conference of Information Systems (#ECIS2014) in search of freshly revealed research on social media, and in particular contributions to the emerging field of social business intelligence. The Social Media Prosumer – Another fascinating project from Finish researcher Matti Mäntymäki has investigated the adoption of the Facebook platform in terms of examining our inhabitation on Facebook.

Book Suggestions from Social Networks

Net-Savvy Executive

Whether you like your books on paper or downloaded, you have to know it exists to read it, and because we''re in the twenty teens, there''s a social way to do it online. An obvious way to learn about books online is to ask your social networks—wherever you''re connected to people online, just ask ''em. If you use different networks for different purposes, that should inform where you ask, but you have the connections. Where do you find books to read?

Social Networking, Bookmarking, and Sharing

Kikolani

One of my commenters last week asked about the difference between social bookmarking and social networking sites. I think of social networking sites as ones where you can communicate directly with other members, where as social bookmarking sites are ones that you can add bookmarks to be shared with other members without as much direct communication. Here are some networks that can be used for both purposes. Social Networking Features.

Social Networks to help that Summer Fitness Routine

Firebelly

For those who are in the same boat and need a little extra help starting their summer fitness routine (before summer is officially over) here are some social networks that offer an extra push, no matter what your workout style. You can sign up to challenge your friends and family and engage in chats with other people who use the network. Extra Pounds is perfect for those who work best with a support group and additional information. Blog Social Media

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. Sort of SOP for a lot of social fitness sites.

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. How to Measure Your Social Media ROI [Infographic].

Which social network is best for my business?

Lucy Hall

Which social network is best for me and my business? And there are now heaps of channels and social media platforms a business can get set up on for free, some are more popular than others. Each social network has it’s advantages and of course some have disadvantages. It has to be said that you don’t necessarily have to be active on all of the networks otherwise you may find you will be spreading yourself too thin.

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

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. Using social networking sites is a valuable way to build your own friends circle online.

[ANSWERED] How Do I Save Groups Of Hashtags For Reuse On Instagram?

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [ANSWERED] How Do I Save Groups Of Hashtags For Reuse On Instagram? As you can see, hashtags and hashtag groups are an important part of exposing our content to a larger audience beyond our current followers. Going Beyond The Hashtag To Harness The Power Of The Hashtag Group The idea of using groups of hashtags kicks the concept of hashtag reach into overdrive. Send your Instagram hashtag group to yourself as a Gmail message.

How To Leverage Your Social Networking Sites When Visiting.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How To Leverage Your Social Networking Sites When Visiting Influence Centers & Referral Sources While this post is specific to my friends at Senior Helpers , the underlying principle is applicable for all businesses – so read on! One of the biggest benefits to a strong social media presence is its relationship building abilities.

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Are You Skilling the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Are You Skipping the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking Maintenance? Daily Social Networking Tasks: It’s not all about content blasting. Sometimes we are overly anxious to jump online and start posting or sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time and a very important task of social networking maintenance falls by the wayside.

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] [.] The former group will hopefully learn from its mistakes.

An Overhaul to LinkedIn Groups | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking An Overhaul to LinkedIn Groups Written on June 22, 2010 by Justin Levy in linkedin , social media , social networks , video 28 Comments - Leave a comment! One of the most engaging features of LinkedIn, Groups, has been been refreshed and is starting to roll out to their users, now at 70 million worldwide. Do you find LinkedIn Groups useful?

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Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets. Social.

Social Network Analysis - KM4DevWiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Network Analysis. 1 Social Network Analysis. Social Network Analysis. Social network analysis is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organisations, computers or other information/knowledge processing entities." Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for visualizing our people and connection power, leading us to identify how we can best interact to share knowledge.

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. This should be the most obvious and important use of a private blog group. Please share on the following networks!

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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. the most common response is the ability to segment the social graph (Google + calls them, "circles"). It's a different kind of "social."

Personal Brands RULE on Social Networks

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Yet many companies limit the use of Social Media at work which I think is very short sighted. "Of Of those not allowed to use social media at work, 65 percent said their managers block access to sites like YouTube, Facebook and Flickr because they're afraid employee productivity will suffer." Blocking social media sites entirely may not be a good idea. Building and allowing personal brands to flourish is important to having a strong Social Brand.

Which social network is best for my business?

Lucy Hall

Which social network is best for me and my business? And there are now heaps of channels and social media platforms a business can get set up on for free, some are more popular than others. Each social network has it's advantages and of course some have disadvantages. It has to be said that you don't necessarily have to be active on all of the networks otherwise you may find you will be spreading yourself too thin.

Facebook Groups: Privacy Bait and Switch?

Almost Savvy

Some friends and I took the new Facebook Groups for a test-drive to find out. New Groups. After I had finished writing several hundred words about the pros and cons of the new group functionality and interface, I sat back and realized there was one big con staring at me. First, it is important to know that these new Facebook Groups will be the only Facebook Groups. Groups already in existence will remain as they are, at least for the moment.