Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. The Facebook-owned image sharing social network increased its active user base by 23% in the last six months. mobile is the most popular way to access social networking sites (66%), vs. PCs and tablets at 64%.

Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you use Twitter regularly, you’d see that it wins as a social news site that provides instantaneous news — at least of that caliber. The story announcing Heath Ledger’s death was made popular with 13 minutes of submission to the social news site.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

TWITTER CHANGES: YOU FAVORITE ME…NO, YOU LIKE ME!

Myrland Marketing

It looks like our favorite… real-time micro-blogging conversational breaking news 140-character message hashtagging event-tracking Social Networking site. Social Media Twitter Uncategorized Button Change Favorite How-To Like Link Microblogging Social Network Star…Twitter, might be in the midst of making a little change to your Favorite button.

13 Social Networks That Are a Big Deal in Non-English Speaking Regions

Hootsuite

When it comes to social media, thinking globally means thinking beyond the English language. Finding your target market is important to creating a solid social media strategy. If some or all of your target market speaks a language other than English or resides in a non-English majority speaking country, they might be active on a non-English social network. In that spirit, here are some of the most popular social channels for non-English speakers.

Why Twitter Still Matters

Direct Marketing Observations

But now, because of social networks, in this case Twitter, they’re able to have an impact and make a difference on the lives of thousands of people. Tags: SEO/SEM Twitter social media marc meyer microblogging non-profits for social media Recently I read somewhere that the demise of Twitter is imminent and all anyone wants to talk about anymore is Foursquare and Gowalla , 2 shiny new LBS based companies that are reeling in new users by the bushel.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

As adoption skyrockets, marketers are striving to optimize their use of the world’s most popular microblogging platform. Get More Twitter Followers by Treating Your Profile Like a Landing Page by Social Times. 7 Really Cool Things About the New Twitter by Social Media Today.

Tools 233

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Most of you probably know that Google+ has been around for a couple of years now and is Google’s attempt to overcome the hideous social media experiments of Google Wave and Google Buzz. Its functionality lies somewhere between Facebook and Twitter as a microblogging service that also allows permission controls over who can and can’t see your updates. This is different from putting your social media publication on auto-pilot.

Google 215

The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. Therefore transparency is crucial as it is the case with social media in general.

Facebook Notes- Thoughts

Atom Thought

Essentially notes are social but less frivoulus than social network comments, notes are microblogs but more comprehensive than twitter, and notes are complete expression through an online dialry just like blogs but much easier to execute , maintain and share. How businesses are lapping up social media? Why You Should Sack Your Social Media Agency Now? Tags: Digital Discover Digital Feature blogging facebook notes microblogging twitter

Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now the same could be said about social media – any mention of your brand is good in social media but that’s not entirely correct! Related posts: Social Media for the Boardroom At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to. Blogging Facebook PR Social Media Social Networking

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

I have also found plenty of younger (and not necessarily “less experienced”) folks who still tell me that they “just don’t get it” or that “social media is just about people posting high school photos or talking about what they had for breakfast” Based on these experiences, I’ll attribute the failure to embrace these new mediums as either lack of education or fear of change.

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Half of all Americans are now members of at least one social network, and that figure rises to 67% for 25- to 34-year olds.

88% of Twitter Users Follow At Least One Brand

The Realtime Report

The highlights: 60% of Twitter users access the microblogging platform on mobile devices. Social Media Statistics social networking statistics Twitter statisticsLast week’s events revealed several interesting new statistics about Twitter, including information about mobile use and brand engagement on the platform. there are more than 400 million tweets per day. promoted tweets have an engagement rate of between 1% and 3%.

The propensity to Repeat in Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

It’s not just social media. Monopolies in social media? Networks, apps, aggregators, blogs, microblogs-copy what works, tweak it a little, or not, and see what market share you can pull. In social media, is it possible that what they are saying is fresh?

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. Related posts: Understanding the Value of Social Media Data There is a big difference between data and insights.

Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

B2B 221

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

You can even Blog using tumblr - which is a hybrid online social network and Blogging platform - or you can Blog for an existing online publisher like The Huffington Post. " As a way to not feel too self-promotional, I use my other social media spaces for self-promotion by asking a question in hopes of provoking some kind of reaction. microblog. online social network. Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex.

Why Your Marketing Needs Real-Time Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

However, if there is one thing that is becoming painfully clear to me is the need to be relevant to your audience – whether you are advertising to them, being social with them, or just creating the right kind of conversations about your brand. To do this, I asked our research analysts at Networked Insights to study what marketers talk about. We created a custom audience based on social data from blogs, microblogs, social networks, and forums.

Data 158

Social Customer Support delivers Strong ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent poll by the TSIA o f firms using social media – 68% of companies don’t know or can’t measure the ROI of social media. Which is a real shame and if that’s the case for you I would argue that you are focusing your social media efforts in the wrong place! Certainly there are tools out there to help you measure your efforts in social media but sometimes it’s not the tool’s fault it’s the business case.

ROI 165

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives?

StumbleUpon Etiquette Guide and Best Practices

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But with all other social networks, there are rules of engagement that are determined by the community. More information and tips for usage can be read in The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. However, these pages are not social content.

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?

Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

but I was an early adopter of social networks from when I first opened my 3.5″ On the other hand, my first ever interaction on AOL was with someone who was separated from my social network by only one degree. My first socialnetwork&# was also on AOL.

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Social Media Policies and Guidelines. Social Media Policy.

Everything You Need To Know About Social Media

Mindjumpers

The 42 pages long Social Media Playbook contains information and best practices on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Wikipedia, Delicious, Flickr, Google Buzz and Geosocial Networks.

The Social Media Strategist

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

Tools 200

Mapping the Social Internet – what part of the world is the most.

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « 5 Tips To Great Blogging The Business Behind Facebook » Mapping the Social Internet – what part of the world is the most developed?

Issues 245

Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About.

Adam Sherk

Conducted with Don Bates of George Washington University, the study measures the journalists’ use of and attitudes toward social media for researching and reporting stories. The flip side to that is that not everything gleaned from monitoring social media activity is accurate or reliable.

Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

Automatization of Digital Marketing with the Help of Services

Social Media Marketing

Some are suitable for the development of a single channel of promotion, as in the example above and some, on the contrary, are used to combine work in different social networks. Space is a service that allows you to collect all comments, messages and @ mentions from several social networks in one tab, from which you can also respond to them. Network.

5 Social Media Management Tools and Services You May Not Know About Yet (But Should)

Kikolani

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to five social media tools and services I have mentioned in posts this year that have elicited that reaction and what you can (and should) be doing with them. If you’re in the process of creating a brand, don’t make the mistake of creating one that you can’t claim on social media. is available on social media. 99 Social. This service will ensure that your main social profiles never go dry again.

Social Media – Integrating with Other Channels

Proactive Report

Social media marketing has gone from experimental to must-have. Close to 80 percent of marketers say they are planning to use social media in 2010. According to eMarketer, the reason marketers have the perception that social media is easy and cheap to do.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Don’t automatically assume they use the most popular social networks.

Review 195

Improve Organizational Efficiency via Social Media-Part I

Mindjumpers

As mentioned, Hoist is a browser-based working platform build on the idea of social networks. This helps to eliminate the risk of having employees misusing resources, as well as increasing the sense of interconnectedness and social relation across the organization.

Best Business Social Media and Blogging Guidelines

The Way of the Web

Social Media policies and guidelines are vital for every business and employee. Not only are they helpful in ensuring that everyone in a company understands what is expected of them, they can also be a way to empower your employees to feel comfortable and confident in engaging with customers or clients via social media. List of Social Media Guidelines and Policies: Company Name Document Name Link. AFP Guidelines for using social media [link] (PDF).

7 Important Steps to Great Business Communication

Mindjumpers

20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for a way to monitor social media activities and results on a tight budget? Want to show the world how social you are with a cool widget on your website or blog? Social Mention. ** 5 stars. A social media monitoring tool that combines powerful features (e.g.,

Tools 215

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. If youre new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.

How to Create Effective Social Media Guidelines for Your Business

Hootsuite

Every business should have social media guidelines. That’s true even if your company is not on social media (psst: here’s how to get started ). Your employees are on social media. Social media guidelines lay down some rules. Share your company’s social media strategy.

How Journalists Use Social Media to Report the News

Proactive Report

A new report from the Indiana University School of Journalism shows how US jouranlist are using social media to report the news. journalists conducted during the fall of 2013, the new report updates previous findings and adds new ones concerning the role of social media in journalism. Key Findings: 78% of US journalists check social media for breaking news. use social media to find sources for stories. Over 80 % say that social media does help to promote their work.

Trust is hard to come by these days

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So what does this mean for marketers and for major brands in an era of social media? This can’t be solved with typical social media software. This doesn’t come from reading tweets everyday about your brand it comes from analytics of all forms of social media – blogs, microblogs, social networks and forums. For years I have kept tabs on the Edelman Trust barometer report , which comes out every January in Davos. And this year was no exception.

Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

B2B 218