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5 Steps To Create More Attractive Photos On Facebook

5 Steps To Create More Attractive Photos On Facebook | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Are you using images to build your social media presence? Would you like to create highly shareable Facebook images? It’s true Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest are the fastest growing social networ…
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Pics get the most attention online, here's how to make the most of this tactic.

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Growth of Social Media Infographic

Growth of Social Media Infographic | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Charts and data on social media's progress, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+.

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This infographic proves we're in the right business, a growing business, for business. 

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Next Thursday you can ask Mark Zuckerberg anything

Next Thursday you can ask Mark Zuckerberg anything | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
"When so many other features of the site have changed, why is Poking still a thing?" That's the question I'd ask Mark Zuckerberg if I ever had the
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Q&A With the creator of Facebook.

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Twitter's staff male-dominated

Twitter's staff male-dominated | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
The firm is the latest in the tech industry to admit it has problems with gender representation among its workforce.
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How exciting that these social media tech firms are admitting and working on their gender imbalances! Get women and people of color in the the tech indusrty.

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Is Social Media Publishing Dead?

Is Social Media Publishing Dead? | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP
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Facebook page visits are declining and it seems it will continue on this trend, this article gives suggestions for page managers. 

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A History of Like

A History of Like | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
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Apparently Facebook didn't invent the like as some of us might believe. 

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Facebook Is Ending the Free Ride

Facebook Is Ending the Free Ride | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

Facebook pulled the best practical joke of the internet age: the company convinced countless celebrities, bands, and "brands" that its service was the best way to reach people with eyeballs and money. Maybe it is! But now that companies have taken the bait, Facebook is holding the whole operation hostage.


Update: To be perfectly clear, none of this will affect the average Facebook user's ability to freely use Facebook—only entities that use Facebook as a promotional tool.


A source professionally familiar with Facebook's marketing strategy, who requested to remain anonymous, tells Valleywag that the social network is "in the process of" slashing "organic page reach" down to 1 or 2 percent. This would affect "all brands"—meaning an advertising giant like Nike, which has spent a great deal of internet effort collecting over 16 million Facebook likes, would only be able to affect of around a 160,000 of them when it pushes out a post. Companies like Gawker, too, rely on gratis Facebook propagation for a huge amount of their audience. Companies on Facebook will have to pay or be pointless....


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The epitome of "Bite your nose off to spite your face!"

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www.aanve.com

 

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I have been using Google+ more and more.

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Facebook's 10th birthday: from college dorm to 1.23 billion users

Facebook's 10th birthday: from college dorm to 1.23 billion users | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

Mark Zuckerberg's social network has straddled the planet in its short life – and plans many more big strides

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Look for the timeline of Facebook milestones at the end for a quick understanding of what the fuss is about. 1.23 Billion users, shares trading at almost twice the IPO price and a healthy gain in mobile advertising helping generate $1.5 Billion in net profit. And it's CEO will not even urn 40 in 10 years

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How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better

How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
The governments of virtually all large Latin American cities now use social media to engage with citizens, and smaller cities are quickly following suit.

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Changing the world with social media!

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A Peek Inside How Facebook Decides What Goes Into Your News Feed

A Peek Inside How Facebook Decides What Goes Into Your News Feed | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
At its F8 developer conference, Facebook revealed some secrets about how it determines what shows up in your news feed.
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Facebook reveal a bit more about how it pleases its users. Apparently its math and analysis.

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How To Link To A Facebook Post

How To Link To A Facebook Post | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes you want to direct someone to a specific Facebook Post. Perhaps you want to send them an email to a post, or just share it to other networks. Whatever the case, here's how to find a link to a specific Facebook Post.

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Using multiple sites to gets the word out to your communities faster and gives you a more robust presence. 

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The Perfect Facebook Post [infographic]

The Perfect Facebook Post [infographic] | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Crafting the perfect Facebook post might be an utopia as they are too many parameters entering in action. However, what we can do, is to apply a set of

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I read countless claims to know the best time to post on Facebook. I like the tip of posting when Newsfeed is not congested. What's the best advice you can make?

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Facebook is about to make everyone use the standalone Messenger app

Facebook is about to make everyone use the standalone Messenger app | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
It's been coming coming, but Facebook told TechCrunch today that the time is just about here -- starting "over the next few days" everyone will need
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Not sure non-smart phone users are going to like this much. 

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With Slingshot, Facebook Puts A New Spin On Photo Messaging

With Slingshot, Facebook Puts A New Spin On Photo Messaging | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Forget about ephemerality. There's a new buzz phrase you need to learn: "forced reciprocity." That's the principle behind Slingshot, the new visual messaging app Facebook just released. Widely expected to be a clone of Snapchat, which Facebook tried to buy last year for $3 billion, Slingshot is something more interesting. Like Snapchat, it [...]
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Whoa, Facebook is beefing up it's user experience with Slingshot. It's a creative idea. 

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Google and Facebook's Fight for the Future of Tech

Google and Facebook's Fight for the Future of Tech | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Google and Facebook are leveraging cash and stock valuations in a risky acquisition run to find the next profit sanctuary

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Facebook versus Google+, who will win the battle for the ultimate droid?

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Will Google or Facebook win the fight for supremacy? Or, will it be someone yet to be on the tech scene?

 

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Social Media Cheat Sheet for the Digital Age

Social Media Cheat Sheet for the Digital Age | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
If there is ever a divide between digital marketers and CEO, it has to be about terminology. Here are a few key buzzwords to remember about the digital age.
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Read my latest blog that sheds some light on our ever-changing online world through learning its language.

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Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 48% in Q4 2013, Pinterest was up 30%, but Twitter dipped 4%

Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 48% in Q4 2013, Pinterest was up 30%, but Twitter dipped 4% | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released a report covering referral traffic data from the eight largest social media sites in Q4 2013. In short, Facebook, Pinterest, ...

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It would be fashionable to say people of the young kind are starting to lose interest in Facebook. While it might be true, Facebook still delivers far and above the rest where it counts: referral traffic

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