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Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion | Pew Research Center

Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion | Pew Research Center | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared the results of national polls to the tone of tweets in response to eight major news events, including the outcome of the presidential election, the first presidential debate and major speeches by Barack Obama.

 

At times the Twitter conversation is more liberal than survey responses, while at other times it is more conservative. Often it is the overall negativity that stands out. Much of the difference may have to do with both the narrow sliver of the public represented on Twitter as well as who among that slice chose to take part in any one conversation....

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Steve Miller's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:52 PM

This is a groundbreaking study in understanding how social media, and Twitter in particular, might impact public opinion. I think many of us in communication would have assumed that the Twitter-verse is younger and leans more Democratic. Therefore it is not surprising that the trending on any given topic on Twitter would not always mirror public opinion.

 

However, the researchers were also able to dig up a number of other interesting factors that contribute to the disconnect between Twitterites and the general public. One is simply numbers: there are far fewer people on Twitter relative to the voting public as a whole. Twitter also reaches beyond voters to people under the age of 18, non-U.S. citizens and others. It is also clear that Twitter records nearly instant reaction to a given issue without the benefit of the further reflection. Reactionary might be the right word.

 

The question I have is how much do these knee-jerk pronouncements on Twitter actually shape public opinion. One might suggest "not a lot" based on this study.

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Beautiful Copper Coin Could Transform How We Spend Money

Beautiful Copper Coin Could Transform How We Spend Money | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The Scrip itself is a beautiful copper object, designed to look as precious as any currency, and weighing in at a solid ounce (about one-fifth of your iPhone, but heavier than most change or jewelry). Its aesthetic was inspired by Japan’s Tokugawa coinage, which was oval in shape and stamped with relatively complex texturing.

 

Whereas most coins really rest in your palm, this Scrip is designed to be grasped more like a deli ticket. For an interactive, electronic device, these ergonomics were key. Because in theory, you approach an NFC payment station with the Scrip. The station beams over the money you owe, which is displayed. Then, the Scrip’s braille-inspired surface, powered by actuators, begins stamping out virtual currency in giant numbers that you can both see and feel (a feat that NDD says they could pull off in real production, since braille computer displays do it successfully already).

 

Say you owe $26. A $20 will appear. You swipe the Scrip toward the payment station. Then a $5 will appear. You swipe that. And then a $1. The oval shape allows you to hold the Scrip in one hand, which provides a directionality necessary for this swipe gesture....

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The way we pay is flawed. One of the best industrial design firms in Silicon Valley wants to redesign it.

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Its fabulous
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75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

 

A lot of these lists just cram everything and anything into the lineup. So, we decided to pick our designers’ brains to bring you the best resources that we are using on a daily basis.

 

Feel free to add other useful resources in the comments below :)...

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Great resources list.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 24, 9:10 AM
Take a look into some of these resources and feel free to post your experiences here in the comments.
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Voice Search Strategy: What Marketers Need to Know Now

Voice Search Strategy: What Marketers Need to Know Now | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

When you wear white, do you inevitably spill something all over yourself? 

I do. So when I had sushi at work last week, it wasn't long before I was frantically yelling, "Siri, how can I get soy sauce out of white pants?”

Thank goodness for voice search, am I right?

Although, here's the thing about voice search: According to the 2016 State of Inbound report, a huge number of marketers are making SEO their #1 priority. That's great. But how does voice search fit into that strategy? Are marketers even thinking about it yet?

While it's certainly gaining popularity -- the search engine Bing, for example, says that 25% of its queries are voice searches -- it’s clear that this technology is still a work in progress. But that doesn't make it any less important....

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This was a thought-provoking post and definitely something marketers need to consider soon.

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Who Is Buying Political Ads on Cable? - eMarketer

Who Is Buying Political Ads on Cable? - eMarketer | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

More than 60% of US cable TV political ad spending is coming from political action committees (PACs) and issues advertisers, according to data from Viamedia on ads served on its platform between January and August 2016.

 

Twice as much political ad spending is coming from PACs and issues advertisers than from down-ballot campaigns, which mostly includes spending by candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate. And more than six times as much spending is coming from PACs and issues advertisers than from presidential campaigns.

 

TV is still the dominant destination for political ad spend, and research from Nomura Securities indicates that cable TV, which makes up the second-largest share, is estimated to see $1.10 billion this year, or 10.8% of total US political ad spend.Generally, internet users learn most about politics from TV.

 

Indeed, a survey from YuMe revealed that 69% of US internet users find TV news to be the most effective political marketing channel. And while TV may be a significant channel for candidates to advertise on, not everyone is doing so....

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Just 10% of cable TV political ad spending is coming from presidential candidates.

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Cool and creative 404 pages: tips and examples

Cool and creative 404 pages: tips and examples | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The error message ‘404 Not Found’ tells website users that no content can be found on the website they’ve tried to call up. If you want to know exactly what an error 404 (also known as code 404 or http 404) is, what causes it, and how to avoid it, you can find out more in our article on the 404 Not Found error.

 

So what ways have companies found to handle this error message? Many websites have proven that it’s possible to turn the error 404 into a positive by creating an original and amusing 404 page, in place of the plain and standard error display.

 

Using 20 inspiring expert examples, we’ll show you how you can do the same....

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Error 404 can be very frustrating. 404 error pages with creative designs can help to ease the pain. These 20 examples will show you how.

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