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. Likewise, social networking is also subject to several stages of its own life cycle. Today, MySpace can be grouped under this category.

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics.

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How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? MySpace?

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

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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 need to change.

The Case For Myspace

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In the end, the buying and selling of Myspace will be a positive business move for News Corp. In June 2006, Myspace became the most popular online social networking site in the United States. Did Facebook's success and the changing landscape of Myspace make it an undesirable business moving forward for News Corp.? According to the Wikipedia entry for Myspace , the company had a 2009 estimated revenue of $395 million with over 30 million users as of June 2011.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? timbursch Do you think we will see a Social ID, similar to OpenID?

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

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Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? 4) What social networks do you specialize in?

Social Network Statistics | Brian Solis - PR 2.0

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Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About Revealing the People Defining Social Networks October 1, 2009 View Comments Source: Shutterstock Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media.

Why You Should Care About Twitter vs. Google+

Geoff Livingston

Called “Search Plus Your World,” this addition of the Google+ data has far ranging implications for online marketers. Marketing Social Media facebook google LinkedIn MySpace PageRank search Search Plus social networks traffic twitterPerhaps you saw the epic war of words last week between Twitter and Google. The conflict revolves around Google’s inclusion of Plus activity into its search algorithm.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes?

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. I’ve jumped into the Google Plus fray to try it out and determine what potential benefits it offers social media marketers.

Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm.

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Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Facebook is Trampling Other Social Networks by Pam Dyer on April 21, 2010 Share Back in March 2008, Facebook was poised to overtake MySpace, but it wasn’t yet the most popular social network in the world.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality.

We're Addicted to Social Networks: 48% of Us Check Them in Bed

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It turns out that many of us are obsessed, checking in with our social circles at all times of the day and night. Similarly, 26% of iPhone owners check in with Twitter or Facebook before turning on the TV, compared with 17% each of all social media consumers.

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

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But here’s why even a Jack Attack might not save the company from eventual MySpace-ization : Facebook is slowly strangling Twitter at every turn. A combination of the right innovation, market timing, and miscalculation by your rival can change the balance of power.

Where is Your Audience?

Stay N' Alive

It doesn't mean that's what the people in your network are doing, and in fact, there are many people out there that don't even know what Google+ is at the moment - I would predict that's the majority right now. The future of "Social Networks" aren't social networks at all.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

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Snapchat is the preferred social network of more Americans than Instagram. Snapchat is the favorite social network of 53% more Americans 12-24, compared to Instagram. ” The same thing happened with MySpace. You have real differentiation in the market.

The Paradox Of Leadership

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The challenge (which seems rather obvious to me) is that everyone would chose to be the best (if given the choice), but it's hard to find any real data to suggest that the majority of those who are considered "the best" are the ones who were not the first (the leaders), but rather those who sat back and waited for the market to mature before swooping in and taking control of it. Takeaway for marketers: Sometimes being the best is better than being the first." myspace.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Let’s just take a look at the potential of Facebook for business for a moment here and review the various options business owners have in order to be effective with Facebook business marketing. Disclosure: I helped plant the social media seeds for rushIMPRINT.)

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Coleman Campsite: The Original Social Networking Site

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Fun Twitter Quizzes | Main | What the F**k is Social Media NOW? Video URL: [link] ] Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

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To hire LangfordMedia email info@langfordmedia.com Recent Posts Twitter and the Curious Case of Samantha Steele’s Hair Social Media Blog Regurgitation GroupTabs-Groupon Meets Foursquare The Auto DM Marketing Beyond Traditional Means Sites we like Bear Goodell – Sports.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

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How Marketing Might Want to Aggregate, Filter, Curate, Publish and Distribute. Before you start to look at all the different approaches, marketing professionals should be thinking about what exactly would make sense. Social filtering? Social distribution strategy?

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

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It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. Click for the replay of the Omni-Social Webinar.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

Yet we tolerate exactly that type of behavior from leading search and social media sites every day, and even reward them with growing traffic and more of our precious time. The constant changes are a problem for brands not only due to the expense of keeping up to date, but also because the newest (Timeline) layout has reduced tab engagement.But the most appalling shortcoming of the world’s most popular social network may be how un-social it is.

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter together dominate theweb.

YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer

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The film is about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and how the popular social networking site got its start. Video URL : [link] ] Visit the films official website at [link] Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned

Convince & Convert

We need new language and a new framework to describe marketers’ various channel activities to bring greater clarity to the marketing mix. Granted media activities include email marketing, SMS/MMS marketing, and organic search. How This Impacts the Marketing Mix.

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Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Why did we move from owned social to leased social in the first place?

7 Daunting Challenges Facing Marketers

Geoff Livingston

Marketing today remains a great challenge, in large part because of the consistently changing technology and media landscape. 1) Technology Adoption and Automation: I’ve talked quite a bit about marketing automation and software.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. So how does a marketer capitalize on this unruly and ever-changing platform to drive business results?

The Unfriendliness of Kid-Friendly Social Networks

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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. It is designed to deliver to marketers an elusive group of big spenders.

Feature Friday: Social Media Marketing Across Global Cultures

Ari Herzog

The Social Network might have hammered the Facebook brand even further into the public consciousness but, even without this rush of publicity, the bigger social media sites are difficult to avoid. Which networks to choose? The benefits of social media marketing.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced?

Social Class Distinction Between MySpace and Facebook » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? I joined MySpace in 2006 (!)

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or which four cities rank ahead of Seattle and San Francisco as the “most networked?” companies now use social media for marketing.

22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

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Social Media Marketing is no different. Over the past 6-9 months, I’ve been researching and reviewing a variety of social media management tools that help with everything from source network connections to campaign & social content management to monitoring & measurement.

This Week in Social Media – 6/5/2013

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And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine. billion to acquire ExactTarget , the cloud marketing company known primarily for its email marketing prowess. Stumped for how to get your executives involved in social media ?

Women Dominate Social Networks | pamorama

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pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Women Dominate Social Networks by Pam Dyer on August 3, 2010 Share According to a new study from comScore , social networking sites reach a higher percentage of women than men.

What Facebook Knows About Innovation (That Every Brand Should Pay Attention To)

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" There''s no doubt that it takes a certain type of individual to work at Facebook, and it takes a certain type of online social network to have broken through like they have. It''s easy to argue that they simply had a strong product, but it met with a certain zeitgeist and luck that others (Friendster, MySpace , etc.) For good or for bad, Facebook happened to become the shining light and beacon (no pun intended) of all things social media and online social networking.