Microsoft’s Surface Tablet launched last week to mostly positive reviews, though it hasn’t yet attracted the kind of fervor that attended the iPad — and the company won’t yet say how well it’s selling.
But the Redmond giant can now bask in one potentially game-changing endorsement from Oprah Winfrey, who has declared the Surface one of her “Favorite Things” of 2012.
“It feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!” gushes Oprah in the December issue of O, on newsstands Nov. 6. Her “Favorite Things 2012″ list was released online Thursday.
My first reaction - "do we need yet another social network?"
After reading about the philosophy of Zurker, my answer was "yes" - because it is one that is owned by the network members and responsive to needs of the network members, rather than being a centralized, corporate, profit-oriented, juggernaut.
Zurker is literally a member-owned application. You actually get shares in the company and so can profit from its growth.
And Zurker is driven by democracy. It's new - and still developing. Instead of changes being introduced top-down (whether you wanted the change or not) Zurker seeks out your ideas and feedback, so that their development team can develop the social application most in tune with what users actually want.
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Genealogy company Ancestry.com has been acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports citing sources familiar with the matter.
Ancestry.com is a profitable company which operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites in the U.S. and abroad, including Genealogy.com, MyFamily.com, ProGenealogists, and Rootsweb.com.
The company has had over 2,000,000 paying subscribers as of June 2012; it expects a 2012 revenue of $473.0 to $480.0 million.
What good is having a content marketing plan if it doesn't create leads and sales for you?
What a good read this article is! It is not that long, yet it is packed with good insights about creating content for your website, ebooks, product/service descriptions, newsletters, etc. that is all based in storytelling.
One of my favorite tips from this author, Jeff Molander, is the one about creating content that generates a response. That's different from simply broadcasting a message. The author also talks about how to share customer experiences, and gives an example of creating content that creates confidence in your reader -- which generates more sales.
Enjoy this piece -- the author's points make perfect sense!
Oh, and don't forget to read the comments below the article -- lots of good lessons and discussion therea!
When Felix Baumgartner jumped from space toward the Earth during a Red Bull event he took the Internet by storm and generated some serious buzz.
Analysis company Taykey examined the chatter from the Red Bull sponsored event and found at the peak of conversation about the skydive, approximately 1% of online conversations revolved around the jump — gaining that much exposure, Taykey said, is “very rare.”
Here's another reason to curse your morning commute: People who work in their PJs occasionally are earning more money than you. That's according to new data from the Census, which found that more workers are doing the here today, work from home tomorrow thing a whole lot more these days, earning them the distinction of being "mixed workers."
A new infographic reveals social commerce sales are expected to bring in $30 billion each year by 2015, with 50% of web sales to occur through social media.
According to the data, Facebook drives 26% of referral traffic to business websites and those numbers are only expected to increase. About 20% of shoppers already prefer buying products through a brand’s Facebook page compared to its website.
Although Facebook users still use the platform largely for personal use, one in three businesses embrace it to reach out to consumers. Nearly 10 million registered small businesses have a Facebook presence, and 89% of agencies use the social network to advertise for their business clients.
Advertisers are seeing strong engagement and sales through Facebook's mobile ads.
Facebook has introduced several kinds of advertisements for mobile to date, all of which are integrated in the News Feed. The first of these, Sponsored Stories, recommends brand pages and content based on friends’ activities: Users might have seen, for example, a recommendation to Like a brand page their friends Like. Promoted Posts operate similarly, highlighting content from pages that a users’ friends Like in the News Feed.
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While many traditional media companies continue to struggle, business is booming for the social media industry. With millions of users updating statuses, posting photos and sharing articles, these networks have become massive content hubs.
But how do you harness the best content and use it to engage the larger user base? How can useful news and information be created — or curated — from these communities? These are questions social networks are now working to answer by hiring editorial teams and, in effect, becoming the publishers of the future.
Jessica Bennett, editorial director at Tumblr, and Daniel Roth, executive editor at LinkedIn, discuss how social networks are evolving content strategies.
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If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that liberals might be more active on social media than conservatives, you might be right: A recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 79% of liberals use social networking sites, while only 63% of conservatives do the same. The gap is less severe when comparing Democrats and Republicans, at 71% to 65%, respectively:
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.