35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

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Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks.

Which Social Network is Your Pro Sports League [infographic]

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» Social Media Strategy facebook linkedin pinterest pro sports social networks twitter This is a happy day, as NFL football is BACK.

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NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans!

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The audience that follows NASCAR racing is a very loyal bunch of followers that average over 30 Million, which is on par with many sporting events such as the Stanley Cup, the World Series, and the NBA Championship. As expected what we found in the social data was quite interesting.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

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Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. More importantly, a family man and sport loving Aussie who loves life). There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

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Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. More importantly, a family man and sport loving Aussie who loves life). There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms.

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

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Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. So the numbers are clear that more transactions are sent via email every day, but is email really a social network?

Twitter, Sky Sports Reach Deal for Premier League Highlights, Goals

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Live video streaming was a key point of discussion during Twitter’s second-quarter-2016 earnings call Tuesday, and it didn’t take the social network long to ink another pact. Sky News reported that Twitter reached an agreement with Sky Sports to live-stream soccer highlights and goals from the Premier League. Sky Sports is incredibly innovative on Twitter so it seemed like a natural fit to work with them to bring fans the most sought after action in sport, in an instant.

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Adidas Teams With Champs Sports To Create Instagram Mini Series

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Following their impressive World Cup ad campaign, Adidas has teamed up with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will air only on Champs Sport’s Instagram page. According to Scott Burton, director of marketing for Champs Sports, the duo’s target demographic is male, high school varsity athletes, and the decision to create 15-second clips on Instagram was an attempt to generate more sharable, rewatchable and memorable content (AdWeek).

Most-Tweeted Sports Event In History: Germany vs. Brazil

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Though the 2014 World Cup action has begun to die down, now with only two teams remaining, the social media frenzy surrounding the tournament has not. Social Media Statistics #WorldCup Brazil Facebook Germany social media social media campaign tweets per minute Twitter World Cup

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

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One of my clients, a very large sports drink company, has indirectly nudged me into taking a look at the state of what I drink, and ea, on a daily basis. The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space.

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Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant

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Bryan Srabian , Director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dedicating a physical space to social, basing an editorial calendar on the baseball game schedule, and how to handle rivalries in the Twittersphere.

Twitter Monetizes Exclusive NBA Livestreamed Shows

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Livestreamed sports programming on Twitter is being monetized for the first time, as American Express and JBL Harman reached an agreement for ad inventory during the National Basketball Association ’s original fare for the social network.

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Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

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Non-profits see online social media as an inexpensive way to build relationships, increase involvement, and help out with publicity and education efforts. YouTube (46.5%) and Twitter (43.2%) were cited as alternate social networking tools.

Twitter’s Verified Accounts Application Process (Infographic)

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Verified accounts debuted on the social network in 2009 , and Twitter’s July announcement paved the way for potential verified accounts in categories such as music, television, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business.

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

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sports grew 417%. Just under 3 in 10 (28%) of mobile ads sent viewers to social media actions. eMarketer speculates that the incorporation of “native” ad formats in social media may have helped drive the high growth of ad spending.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

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Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 The social network’s September average of 1.09

Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features

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detailed the social network’s and apps’ Rio 2016 features in a blog post. Users can follow country-specific Moments throughout the games to see highlights of their favorite teams and sports, as well as recap moments with results and medal counts.

Twitter to Live-Stream Two New NBA Shows

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The social network and the league announced an expanded content partnership Tuesday that will bring a new weekly pregame show to Twitter, along with a second show, for which the details have not yet been worked out. The shows will be created through the NBA Digital partnership with Turner Sports , and the league’s pact with Twitter also extends the Amplify program between the two partners, with more video content coming for Twitter, Vine and Periscope.

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10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

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Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. As excited as marketers may get about shiny new objects— especially social media objects—they‘re often reluctant to spend money on developing new efforts for them.

Facebook in Talks for Exclusive Video Content (Report)

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Peter Kafka of Recode reported that the social network is negotiating with television studios and other video providers to license content including scripted shows, game shows and sports. Our goal is to kick-start an ecosystem of partner content for the tab, so we’re exploring funding some seed video content–including original and licensed scripted, unscripted and sports content–that takes advantage of mobile and the social interaction unique to Facebook.

RIP: Social Media Networks & Features that Died in 2016

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The social media space saw many changes as well. Social media networks constantly have to improve and evolve in order to stay relevant. This post will revisit some of the social media networks and channel features that didn’t make it to 2017.

Health And Fitness Apps See 62% Increase In Usage In Last Six Months

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Over the past two years, there have also been various innovative health and fitness apps integrated with major social networks. Such integration has inspired other fitness-based social networks including Fitocracy , Daily Mile , and Traineo.

Facebook to Debut Canvas Organic Page Posts June 22

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The social network introduced Canvas for iOS and Android smartphones in February. The social network added that once a Canvas is created, its URL can be pasted into a page post, adding that once Canvas has been used once by a page, that page’s Pages Composer menu will feature a “Create a Canvas” option in its drop-down menu. Facebook’s Canvas full-screen immersive ad product will be made available for organic page posts June 22.

Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

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Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported on the launch of the feature, saying that the events are curated by Facebook employees, and categories include art, entertainment, family, festival, fitness, food and drink, learning, community, music and sports. As for why the social network is not planning a stand-alone events application, Koolwal told Constine: The cost to installing an app is high. Facebook iOS users in 10 cities in the U.S.

Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of Nov. 28: The Voice Is Heard

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NBC reality competition show The Voice topped the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for TV series and specials for the week of Nov. Meanwhile, three college football games (two of them conference championships) and one classic soccer rivalry match cut into the National Football League ’s dominance of the sports category.

The Magic Number

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For example, in programming , sports , chemistry , physics , or even The Price is Right. But in the world of social networks, to me it means how many platforms and sites can you keep up with before it's simply too much? Google+ LinkedIn facebook Twitter social networks

Rio 2016 Tops Twitter in 2016

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Chief marketing officer Leslie Berland delivered the social network’s wrap-up of 2016 in a blog post , saying that the top 10 global trends on Twitter for 2016 were: 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games was the most-discussed topic on Twitter during 2016.

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

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Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Twitter said the verification application will be available globally later this week, offering as examples of potential verified accounts those in categories such as music, television, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business.

Twitter, Facebook Suit Up for UEFA EURO 2016

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He unique approach has gained him an enormous social following, and he will be hosting Periscope broadcasts pregame and postgame to capture the match-day atmosphere. Finally, the social network shared several Facebook Live videos leading up to the tournament (embedded below).

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business

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Sports memorabilia, carnival glass, stuffed animals, you name it. Pinterest , the new social-media darling, took note of this behavior and created an easy-to-use site where people can share their interests in the form of pictures. People like to collect things.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. Social matters in b2b.

Cubs Win 2016 World Series, and Twitter and Facebook Explode

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2, 33 million users were responsible for more than 150 million interactions on the social network. The end of a 108-year championship drought brought a flood of activity to Facebook and Twitter Wednesday night.

Fore! Twitter to Livestream Early Round PGA Tour Tournament Play

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Early round action from PGA Tour tournaments will be livestreamed exclusively on Twitter as part of a partnership between the golf organization and the social network. Streaming PGA Tour Live programming to Twitter’s global audience, as well as the millions of users who follow @PGATOUR and hundreds of PGA Tour player accounts, will provide new and innovative ways for sports fans to engage with our premium OTT offering.

DHL and F1: Proving Sponsorship Value with Social Listening and Image Recognition

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But despite this vast expenditure, measuring the ROI of sponsorship remains a tricky business , especially with social media changing the game when it comes to measuring the reach of a brand or logo. Live global sporting events receive millions, sometimes billions of viewers.

Mobile Social Networking Growing

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Search About Jacinta is the owner of LangfordMedia , a digital marketing firm that specializes in social media, web development, and mobile app development.

NFL Teams on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Weeks 10-12

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Social marketing firm Unmetric analyzed all of the NFL teams on the three social networks from Nov. Other findings by Unmetric included: The Cowboys also posted a clean sweep of likes and comments across the three social networks during weeks 10 through 12 of the NFL season.

Rio 2016, Week One: Michael Phelps Wins Facebook Gold

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Michael Phelps was the most-talked-about Olympic athlete on the social network during the first week of competition, while swimming was the most discussed event, and Canada was the top country discussing Rio 2016 in terms of percentage of monthly active users. Facebook users have spent the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games focused on the pool (and hoping it doesn’t turn green).

Facebook Prepping Instant Games Platform for Messenger?

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Tom Dotan of The Information reported that the social network is already privately testing Instant Games, which would allow Messenger users to play “asynchronous” games with friends, where they take turns and are not playing at the same time.

Twitter Serves Up Emoji, Stickers for Australian Open

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Jonno Simpson , who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, said in a blog post that this year’s Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament to get its own stickers on the social network.

Twitter Teams Up With GLAAD, MLB on Spirit Day Emoji

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The social network announced that it teamed up with GLAAD and Major League Baseball on the initiative, and starting Thursday, users who incorporate the #SpiritDay hashtag into their tweets will see the emoji included. TwitterOpen president Jim Halloran added in a blog post that MLB vice president of social responsibility and inclusion Billy Bean will wear a special purple #SpiritDay T-shirt to game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium Thursday.