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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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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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The ultimate guide to product packaging design - 99designs Blog

The ultimate guide to product packaging design - 99designs Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So what is product packaging? It’s a practical tool, yes. (I mean, how else are you going to effectively get beer into your mouth?) But it’s also more than that.

 

Like any good design, packaging tells a story. It’s also a sensual experience, literally engaging us through sight, touch and sound (and possibly smell and taste, depending on the product/package). All of these details help us understand what the enclosed product is for, how it should be used, who should use it and, maybe most importantly, if we should buy a product or not.

 

In the Ultimate Guide to Product Packaging Design we look at how to get your packaging to tell the story you want....

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99 Designs' ultimate guide walks you through every step of the package design process. Valuable resource! 9.5/10

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4 Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals : Social Media Examiner

4 Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals : Social Media Examiner | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Do you use your smartphone or tablet to post images to social media?

 

Looking for mobile image apps to enhance your visuals?

 

In this article, you’ll discover four mobile apps to help you create and publish outstanding social media images on the go....

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Check List of 15 Social Media Tips to Kindle Audience Engagement

Check List of 15 Social Media Tips to Kindle Audience Engagement | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What Is Social Media Engagement? Why Is It Important For Your Business?

 

Engagement is the sum of likes, shares and comments that your message has received on social media. It is a fair assessment of the impact that your message has created on your social media audience.

 

For your business to succeed on social media, you have to attract and hold your target audience members on your social media pages, and engaging them is the first stop on the road to building a loyal social media following.

 

Here are 15 super-effective ways of engaging your social media audience....

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20 Fascinating Topics That Every New Blog Should Tackle

20 Fascinating Topics That Every New Blog Should Tackle | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Gone are the days of blathering on ad nauseam about anything your heart desires.

 

Content marketing via blogging is one of the best ways to increase the online visibility of a brand. These days, though, the posts you create must be engaging, informative, interesting, and generally high in quality to get you anywhere.

 

Contrary to what you may have heard, quantity does not exceed quality here. Even so, coming up with fascinating topics for a blog is often difficult for business owners. Here are 20 topics and ideas to get you off to a great start....

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Neil Patel offers 20 blog topics to help you generate content.

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Everything You Need to Know About Twitter Moments

Everything You Need to Know About Twitter Moments | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The ability to create Twitter Moments is being rolled out to all users.

 

Twitter Moments enable users to stitch together multiple tweets into slideshow-like stories. When they originally launched, Moments were intended to help Twitter users keep up with what the world is talking about at any given time without having to follow loads of new people or watch trending topics closely.

 

The below video from Twitter explains a little more about how Moments work:...

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Buffer shares all you need to create your own Moment on Twitter.

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10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video – The Mission

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video – The Mission | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

IConsumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after watching a product video.

 

In fact, video on a landing page can boost conversions by an astonishing 80%. Already, companies that use video on their website get 41% more traffic from search results than those that don’t, and by next year, you can expect 74% of all web traffic to be video.

 

Sure, every smartphone worth its salt has a decent video camera, but the highly competitive content arena today demands top quality content in all formats — including video.

 

There’s a lot to think about, from actually shooting the video t