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Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph

Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram has written to users clarifying the new terms and conditions, published yesterday, that led many to close their accounts.
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As thousands are abandoning their Instagram account, what's the truth behind the story? The Telegraph give a good low-down on where the story's at . . .

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10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Appealing to Companies

10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Appealing to Companies | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Why would a business use Twitter? What's so appealing about Twitter to companies? Rather than tell you what we think (we're biased – this is a social media b
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Did you know that 81% of your customers on Twitter expect a reply to their tweet the same day? Great post on why Twitter works for your company . . .

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Twitter Now Rolling Out Its Facebook-Like Profile Redesign

Twitter Now Rolling Out Its Facebook-Like Profile Redesign | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Starting today, Twitter is gradually rolling out a major redesign of user profiles.
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Twitter's gone Facebook! Is this a good move? Will this anger Twitter purists? These and other questions will be coming to a hashtag near you very soon . . .

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Karen Woodward's curator insight, April 9, 11:33 AM

Why Why Why???? Seriously, why do we need this?

Jennifer Mongold's curator insight, April 10, 8:35 AM

The reaction to this will be very interesting. How will this change interactions with Twitter?

Valerie Adler's curator insight, April 11, 5:51 AM

I think we're gonna like this, folks...but only time will tell!

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Oh No Twitter Not the Hashtags & Other Twitter Changes

Oh No Twitter Not the Hashtags & Other Twitter Changes | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Will the Twitter changes really happen soon and how will they affect the hashtags used on Twitter today and tomorrow? If it's not broken why fix it Twitter?
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Heres a very good round-up of all the proposed changes to Twitter in the pipeline. I seriously doubt that hashtags would go - would the Twitterati let this happen? . . . 

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Nine0Media's curator insight, April 2, 6:58 PM

#DIYSEO #SocialMediaTools

Jon Dewar's curator insight, April 8, 8:24 AM

It #twitter isn't broken, then why are they looking to fix it? Details are in this article. 

 

#smallbusiness #smallbiz #organicseo #seo #sem

Barbara Alevras, PMP's curator insight, April 8, 9:58 AM

Great summary of recent and pending updates to Twitter. What do you think?  Good changes? Horrible changes? 

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Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus--the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence--caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have.
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Ooh, a Facebook and Virtual Reality marriage. Does the future of social media on a virtual platform start here? Gizmodo makes a good case . . .

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Brand Yourself Like a Social Media Megastar

Brand Yourself Like a Social Media Megastar | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
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Don't be Corporate be human! Ask Lady Gaga who definitely does not have a bad reputation on Twitter . . .

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Joyce Marie Kincannon's curator insight, March 20, 10:09 AM

How do you represent your course topics & questions to your students?

Steven Summone's curator insight, March 20, 4:37 PM

Brand Yourself Like a Social Media Megastar 

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How to Create Real-Time Content

How to Create Real-Time Content | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Real-time content—it’s all the rage. For brands, creating content that is timely, prominent and relevant can potentially yield higher en
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Its not only about the quality of your content but also the timing. Find out more . . .

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Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 10:39 AM

This may help us consider how we can be stronger advocates for art conservation  - we  have compelling stories that must be told in real time where possible. 

YOBSN Money's curator insight, April 20, 10:05 AM

Really want to read this later until then Happy Easter and God Bless!!

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Facebook Revamps Pages with New One-Column Timeline Design

Facebook Revamps Pages with New One-Column Timeline Design | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook today announced a new streamlined look for Pages on desktop that is meant to help both users and Page admins find what they're looking for. The ne
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Calling all Facebook community managers - Here's a new design change that streamlines everything. What do you think of the new layout? . . . 

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Janat Bujingo's curator insight, March 11, 10:23 AM

This was long over due, just eager for what else is changing..

Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, March 11, 5:58 PM

 

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Stephen Lovell's curator insight, March 12, 10:20 AM

Facebook is continuously evolving and changing it's timeline and pages format and functionality in order to better serve it's users. Here's an informative article on the most recent changes to the pages format . .

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Facebook Unveils News Feed Redesign, One Year Later

Facebook Unveils News Feed Redesign, One Year Later | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook is rolling out a redesigned News Feed one year after announcing major design changes. Many of the original design updates were abandoned.
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Facebook's new design for the Newsfeed looks more like evolution than revolution . . .

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5 Reasons Why The Ellen Tweet Worked (and 1 Key Question)

5 Reasons Why The Ellen Tweet Worked (and 1 Key Question) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
When Ellen took to a captive live TV audience of millions last night, took a “selfie” with 11 of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, and put out a call to become the most tweeted tweet ever, not surprisingly, the world listened. The...
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What can we learn from "that selfie"? (and by the way, TV's not quite dead yet! . . .)

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Wade Gardner's curator insight, March 5, 1:32 PM

Which sports figure will be the first to pull out her/his mobile and take a selfie? I'd love to see it happen after a hockey goal.

 

Louis Breton's curator insight, March 6, 6:04 AM

Une photo orgasmique d'après les paparazzis.

eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, March 6, 9:57 AM

I know I was intrigued to know the "1 Key Question," how about you?

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LinkedIn Introduces New Insights to See Who's Viewed Your Profile

LinkedIn Introduces New Insights to See Who's Viewed Your Profile | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered who is checking you out on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile feature includes new visual analytics and insights into your potential professional suitors.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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This looks like a great bit functionality that future employers will be interested in . . .

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 26, 5:35 AM

LinkedIn komt met nieuwe, gevisualiseerde statistieken over bezoeken aan je profiel. 

eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, February 26, 8:59 AM

So who's been viewing you?

Heather Koroll's curator insight, February 26, 8:14 PM

add your insight...

 
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15 Common Mistakes in Social Media Marketing

15 Common Mistakes in Social Media Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As social media continues to integrate into our lives, business executives, freelancers and professionals from all walks have started to use social media to engage in content marketing. What are the common mistakes that are often made in social media marketing?
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Don't forget the 1:9:90 rule - Only one percent of participants will create content or start discussions, 9% will response and 90% will do neither. An oldie post from the brilliant @JeffBullas but great words of wisdom that still hold true in 2014 . . .

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Greer's husband's curator insight, February 23, 1:11 AM

Greer & I are still trying to reinvent the wheel with social media when we really need to put our ears to the ground to listen where others have already tread making the same mistakes. Hopefully you will find this article by Jeff Bullas as useful as we have.

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Klout Evolves Into A Content Creation Platform

Klout Evolves Into A Content Creation Platform | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Klout is evolving from a service that told you how much influence you had in terms of a numerical value, to a service that now tells you why you're influen
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Wow! Klout has turned from just measuring your engagement score into a complete content creation platform. What do you think of their new offer?

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Kaley Perkins's comment, February 16, 1:42 PM
I'm also anxious to see how it plays out. I confess a bit of platform overload!
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Social video success for brands on Vine and Instagram: Your 6-to-15 seconds of fame

Social video success for brands on Vine and Instagram: Your 6-to-15 seconds of fame | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Time is almost always a vital limiting factor in engaging with customers, but Vine and Instagram each impose a strict maximum (six and 15 seconds, respectively). This may seem like ...
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Short is beautiful! TNW show some great examples of brands getting creative with Vine and Instagram video . . .

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The Importance Of Storytelling In Social Recruitment

The Importance Of Storytelling In Social Recruitment | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The importance of storytelling in social recruitment can't be denied. It's a very effective way to explain complex and nuanced issues to people. #social recruiting
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Your employees are potentially your best brand ambassadors. Do they tell the story of your business on social media? . . .

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The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Simply opening an account or sending out tweets is not enough to make your social media effective. Here are 15 social media marketing strategy mistakes to avoid.
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Love this! Some great strategic advice for social media marketers from the inimitable Jeff Bullas . . .

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Batia Adler Erez's curator insight, April 12, 4:43 AM

nice!

 

Batia Adler Erez's curator insight, April 15, 7:18 AM

Nice(::

dorshi20's curator insight, April 17, 2:00 PM

איך להימנע מטעויות במדיה החברתית

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Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile | TechCrunch

Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has been testing designs furiously all winter, including a tile-like format for tweets and a Facebook-style profile page on the web. But TNW has..
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Hmm, is it me or does this look a bit messy? Maybe I'm just a simple sole who prefers the one column simplicity of (original) Twitter. What do you think? . . .

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Sherin Nicolson's curator insight, April 1, 1:00 AM

This is a unique tool for marketers to establish what their consumers interests are. Facebook has been very successful in attracting businesses which are looking to create awareness for their brands. Marketers are able to find insights into the target audiences, what their interests are and create a basis for their market research. This upgrade complicates the idea of Twitter, however marketers and businesses may find it a useful tool. 

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Social Media: 9 Questions To Ask Your Customers When Creating Content - Jeffbullas's Blog

Social Media: 9 Questions To Ask Your Customers When Creating Content - Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In a recent blog post titled “Social Media and the 3 New Pillars of Marketing?”  I mentioned that content is one of the  key pillars that can position your company as a “thought leader” in your market segment and help you provide solutions to your customers problems. So now we need to start looking more closely at what are the important [...]
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Do you really know your audience or are they some kind of vague, amorphous blob in your mind?  . . .

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PJ Fiala's curator insight, March 30, 9:01 AM

Interesting.

dorshi20's curator insight, April 17, 2:01 PM

מה צריך לשאול כשבונים בלוג

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Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch

Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook just announced that it's starting to run the video ads that it started testing last fall. In a company blog post, Facebook says it's working with..
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Stop! Stop! How do I turn this thing off?! Facebook autoplay ads coming to your device in the wink of a shutter . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, March 17, 9:29 AM

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It could get REALLY annoying, really quick. I love video's impact on marketing efforts, but I don't want it forced down people's throats either....

renata mello's curator insight, March 22, 5:56 AM

What does this mean for brands? Will it help increase sales?

Shri Ram Heritage's curator insight, April 4, 12:25 AM

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The 7 Most Interesting Social Media Studies And What To Learn From Them

The 7 Most Interesting Social Media Studies And What To Learn From Them | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

One of the first things I’ve learnt, close to 2 years ago when taking the plunge into Social Media with Buffer, was that things aren’t yet very defined.

 

Guiding metrics and studies in this space are really just in their beginning phase and a lot is still quite vague. To help make things a tiny bit more clear, I thought it might be helpful to collect 10 of the most interesting social media studies and see what we can best learn from them.

 

So without any further ado, let’s dig in and talk about the most important social media stats out there:


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Great set of takeaways from this selection of social media studies. For example, did you know that the first 60 minutes of your posts is the most important from an engagement point of view? . . .

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Nine0Media's curator insight, March 12, 5:59 PM

#DIYSEO #Nine0Media #SocialMediaTools

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How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Growth hacking is the name of the game right now for startups, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s all about bringing in more traffic and putting more users at the top of the conversion funnel.
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What is a Growth Hacker and should you become one? Find out more in this excellent Kiss Metrics post on content marketing . . .

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How To Use Direct Messages on Instagram

How To Use Direct Messages on Instagram | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
A few months ago, direct messages on Instagram became accessible to all users. We break down this feature and show you how it can be used for your business.
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Great post on how to use Instagrams new private messaging service for social media marketing . . .

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5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering

5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Content on social media networks Is vital to create engagement with your prospects and customers. There is a fast emerging trend for content to be written and produced in snack size bites. This could be video, text or visual mediums. Provide the entree first and the main meal second. So it is all about the temptation.
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If you've got a 140 character memory like me, this excellent blog post from Jeff Bullas is for you . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, February 28, 10:44 PM

Snack size, perfect for social media. 

Gary Stevens's curator insight, March 2, 6:13 AM

Less is more. Some ideas on producing web content for audiences that have increasingly shorter attention spans.

Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 10:44 AM

Helpful advice.... brevity is necesary.

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This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter

This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter users often make the decision of whether or not to follow someone in seconds, meaning that you have very little time to impress.
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Listen up! No one likes the hard sell - it gives people the bird . . . 

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Robert Shrigley's curator insight, February 24, 3:19 AM

We live in an ever incresing faster world and our full time hours never give us enpugh time to catch up.

dawsonloane's curator insight, February 25, 9:20 AM

To follow or not to follow? Could also try a Concise Online course to find out about followers and following http://www.concisetraining.net/shop/twitter-for-business-online-course/

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5 Social Media Trends for 2014, New Research

5 Social Media Trends for 2014, New Research | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Social media research reveals which social media trends are important, including social listening, social advertising, integrated marketing and more.
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If you don't measure your social marketing activity, how will you ever be intentional? Some smart savvy advice from Patricia Redsicker  at Social Media Examiner . . .

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Graig Angarella's curator insight, February 19, 1:36 AM

To begin, I agree that it is important to actually listen and respond to the feedback you and your company receive through social media, otherwise, what's the point? Customers want their opinions to be heard, so it's important to take the time to hear their input and then take action. Secondly, I can honestly say that social advertising and email updates are not very appealing to me, however, if the message is short and to the point, and has somewhat of an intriguing factor in it, it may grab my attention. Also, and again this is just a personal opinion, but I feel like adding a little humor never hurts. Lastly, I agree that it is important to keep tabs and documentation of your social media links and pages, because that is how you will be able to keep track of what is successful and what is not.

Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 10:43 AM

Interesting advice to consider as we aim to better  use social media to strengthen our messsage about the value and importance of the preservation of cultural heritage. 

Erica Thayer's curator insight, March 18, 1:43 PM

This article discusses five trends that are expected to arise in social media marketing during the year of 2014.  The trends include: the importance of social listening, social advertising, the integration of email and social media, the assembly of a social media team, and social media return on investment.  While reading the article, I was intrigued by the discussion of the relationship between email and social media.  With the rise in popularity of social media, most (including myself) would think that email is booming obsolete in terms of creating relationships with companies.  I consider email to be a platform for communicating with coworkers and friends, but not really a popular way to communicate with current and potential customers.  This article claims that companies can encourage email subscribers to connect on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, creating more social visibility.  It claims that by sending an email, the company has more control over their relationships and can extend them.  I am not sure if I agree with this point 100%, as I am a firm believer in two way communication and it is unlikely that a customer will reply to an email sent by a business.  I also felt that the discussion on social media ROI was interesting, as it seems that measurements are still confusing to companies and we're still unsure how beneficial social media marketing is.  It is important to have a measurable goal and to understand the preferences of the target market in order to be able to measure any kind of return on investment.

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The Science of Turning Instagram Followers into Customers - The Wishpond Blog

The Science of Turning Instagram Followers into Customers - The Wishpond Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The Science of Turning Instagram Followers into Customers Are you struggling to increase your Instagram ROI? Are you concerned the platform just isn’t for your business and thinking about throwing in...
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Don't do a #daftpunk and hope to Get Lucky with your Instagram efforts. This excellent  blogpost tells you how to use Instagram for business . . .

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