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How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic]

How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic] | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it

Social media is fast becoming one of the main destinations for news online. An infographic created by the University of Florida Online, explores the evolution of the news industry and the way news is consumed.

In 2012 there were 2.4 billion Internet users, and 1.4 billion of them were using social media. Nearly 50 percent of Internet users surveyed said they regularly or occasionally heard about a breaking story on social media before it broke on mainstream sources. In fact, since 2009, social media buzz has resulted in a 57 percent increase in traffic to news sites.

Now online dominates the news market, with 64.5 percent of people going to official sites like The New York Times to get their news. Surprisingly, nearly 30 percent of people still get their news from the papers, but social media is hot on print’s heels with 27.7 percent of consumers.

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Via Lauren Moss
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Social Media is closing in on print media as consumers choice for news. Online news has exploded, and is probably one of the reasons why Facebook continues to push NEWS in their news feed.

We as consumers seem to be hungry for news as it happens, and Social Media plays a big role in the delivery of content.

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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, February 26, 2014 4:12 AM
How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic]
Sara Prendergast's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:00 PM

Social media is incredibly important for the exchange of news. This infographic shows the evolution of news in social media, and what made it the important source of information it is today.

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How the NFL, Super Bowl & Brands Plan to Use Social Media | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

How the NFL, Super Bowl & Brands Plan to Use Social Media | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How the NFL, Super Bowl & Brands Plan to Use Social Media in their marketing campaigns.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Superbowl Commercials.

 

This year expect more brands to use Social Media.

 

GoDaddy tried to release an ad earlier this week on Social Media for the Super Bowl. It caused so much of an uproar, they pulled the ad. See the commercial in this post.

 

Also some of the best Super Bowl commercials and few of the bad one.

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How Visual Content Amplifies Social Media |Social Media Coach|Prepare1 — Prepare 1

How Visual Content Amplifies Social Media |Social Media Coach|Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How Visual Content Amplifies Your Social Media Marketing. Why visuals are the key to your social media success and what tactics work best for engagement.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

We process images many times faster than we do text. Most people are visual learners.

Visual content has been proven to gain more LIKES, SHARES and COMMENTS in the Social Media World.

 

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12 Social Media Trends that will Dominate in 2015 | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

12 Social Media Trends that will Dominate in 2015 | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
12 Social Media Trends that will Dominate in 2015 and beyond. How to shape your social media strategy for awesome results with your brand.
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Social Media moves fast and changes frequently as we all know.

 

Now they are going for our wallets. Pay to Play will be the norm and expect Apple Pay to compete with the likes of Facebook, Twitter and others for our money.

 

 

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How Procrastination Will Impact Your Social Media Success | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

How Procrastination Will Impact Your Social Media Success | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How Procrastination Will Impact Your Social Media Success. Implement these 8 steps and your life and social media will be successful.
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All of us have to fight procrastination from time to time. Here are some relevant tips on eliminating procrastination in your life.

 

It starts with making a decision. Successful people make decision very quickly and are slow to change those decisions.

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Social Media is Now Table Stakes | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

Social Media is Now Table Stakes | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Social Media is Now Table Stakes in the game of business. 8 compelling ideas that will help you win the Social Media Game.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Businesses and brands can no longer ignore sitting on the sidelines when it comes to Social Media.

 

You control your success through becoming a publisher for your business and brand.

 

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10 Habits of Character and Leadership in Social Media | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

10 Habits of Character and Leadership in Social Media | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How these 10 Habits of Character and Leadership in Social Media will propel you above the competition. Lead to more success and more peace of mind.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Everything we do in life is a result of habit, whether good or bad.

 

Master these 10 habits of character and leadership to make you a better social media marketer.

 

 

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The Complete Guide to Instagram | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

The Complete Guide to Instagram | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
The Complete Guide to Instagram. How to start, what to do next, how to gain followers, engage, & raise brand awareness for your products and services.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

As many of you know Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 Billion. Instagram will remain an independently branded standalone app that’s separate from Facebook, but the services will increase their ties to each other.

WHY INSTAGRAM?

200M Monthly Actives

20B Photos Shared

1.6B Likes Daily

60M Photos Per Day

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Is it Halftime for You in Social Media | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

Is it Halftime for You in Social Media | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Strategies and tactics at Halftime for you and your business in Social Media. How to adjust and win in the Social Media Game.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

All of us need to regroup at halftime in Social Media. Whether you are winning or losing, you need to adjust.

 

Learn the 5 things you must do win the Social Media Game.

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Twitter Launching Buy Button for Commerce | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

Twitter Launching Buy Button for Commerce | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Twitter Launching Buy Button for Commerce to compete with Facebook. Twitter will be testing the buy button with select Artists, Brands & Non-Profits.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Twitter follows Facebook with launching a buy button for e-commerce.

 

With just a few taps, you'll be able to purchase.

 

Twitter like Facebook, now looks to expand revenue streams to satisfy investors.

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The Science of Sharing on Social Media|Infographic| Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

The Science of Sharing on Social Media|Infographic| Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
[Infographic] The Science of Sharing on Social Media. Why people share, the top 11 pieces of content that they share, and what gets the most reshares.
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The web is a crowded place, with millions of articles being shared every day on social media. Wouldn’t it be nice to know the types of content that resonate with readers the most?5 reasons people are motivated to share1. To bring valuable and entertaining content to others.2. To define ourselves to others3. To grow and nourish our relationships4. Self-fulfillment5. To get the word out about causes or brands

 

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16 Tips for Creating Better Content | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

16 Tips for Creating Better Content | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
[Infographic] 16 Awesome Tips for Creating Better Content. How to use emotion to get more shares. How to write a compelling headline.
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Recent Study on Emotion

A recent study of 7,500 New York Times articles completed by the Wharton Business School tried to identify factors that made content viral. They discovered a strong relationship between emotion and content going viral.

HEADLINES MATTER

No matter what kind of a website you have, the one thing that is always true is that your headlines are really important. Headlines affect things like user engagement, readability, conversions, SEO, social sharing, and even click-throughs.

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LinkedIn Launches New Sales Navigator | Social Media Coach | Prepare1

LinkedIn Launches New Sales Navigator | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Launches New Sales Navigator for the sales professional. This tool will push leads to you and virtually eliminate cold calling.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Tired of making cold calls?

 

Take a look at LinkedIn's new Sales Navigator where they push leads to you. Ties in with your CRM and a whole host of features.

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7 Twitter Tools to Maximize Your Productivity | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

7 Twitter Tools to Maximize Your Productivity | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How would you like to maximize your productivity and sales with Twitter. Here are 7 tools that will get you the results you want fast, with less time.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Today in business, maximizing the time we have is critical.

 

Social Media is no different, we need to engage and get in the game. These tools will help you to be more productive, and still get your content out.

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The 7 Keys to Living Life Aligned with Passion | Prepare1 | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

The 7 Keys to Living Life Aligned with Passion | Prepare1 | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
The 7 Keys to Living Life Aligned with Passion. Discover in these simple steps how to change the course of your life and destiny.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

How you can reclaim your purpose in life.

 

Life moves fast and changes occur each day. By asking yourself a series of questions you can gain clarity and focus.

 

Fuzzy desires = Fuzzy Results

 

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4 Laws of Emotion That Influence You | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

4 Laws of Emotion That Influence You | Social Media Coach | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Discover the 4 Laws of Emotion That Influence You in everything you do. Learn how to control them and take control back in your life.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Emotion plays a bigger role than most realize in our daily lives.

 

You master these laws and you take control of your life, your direction and your success.

 

Either we are driven by Desire or Fear. What drives you?

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5 Golden Rules for Sharing on Social Media | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

5 Golden Rules for Sharing on Social Media | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
5 Golden Rules for Sharing on Social Media. How knowing these 5 things will take you to the next level in Social Media.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Human psychology plays a role in all social media sharing. There are different levels of motivation according to Maslow's hierarchy.

 

Check this post out to see which of the 6 Personas fits you as a sharer on Social Media.

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Mastering Your Time in Social Media | Prepare1 | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

Mastering Your Time in Social Media | Prepare1 | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How to master your time in social media for maximum effectiveness. Learn how to evaluate the Urgent from the Important. Master these skills today.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

We are all starved for time in our daily lives.

 

Here are tips to separate the Urgent from the Important.Like better focus and concentration, is Multitasking as productive as we are led to believe?

 

Recognizing that we cannot do it all, it becomes what is the best use of my time right now!

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Facebook Rooms Coming to a Home Near You| Social Media Coach| Prepare1 — Prepare 1

Facebook launches new stand alone mobile app called “Rooms” allows users to create chat rooms for shared interests. Chat rooms are invite-only and require a special code.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Facebook launches a new private chat app. On iOS for now, Android coming next year.

 

Facebook looking to compete with Snapchat which is totally private to get the youth back they lost fleeing Facebook.

 

With Mark Zuckerbergs history of no privacy, it will be interesting to see how many trust him to do this new app.

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Organic Reach Surpassing All Other Methods for Website Traffic | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

Organic Reach Surpassing All Other Methods for Website Traffic | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Organic Reach Surpassing All Other Methods for Website Traffic. How will you be found? Find out how to do organic search for better results.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

Customers are looking for your products and services everyday, how will you be found.

This post looks at how organic reach with the right strategies and tactics will surpass all other methods, even paid.

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How to Maximize Your Brand With LinkedIn Publisher |Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

How to Maximize Your Brand With LinkedIn Publisher |Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How to Showcase Your Brand With LinkedIn Publisher using these 7 tips. Gain more exposure among businesses and your peers.
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In order to get the maximum number of post views…

Your title should be be 40-49 characters long.Include 8 images in your post.Embed multimedia such as YouTube videos into your blog post sparingly until we know more how they will perform.Write How-to posts. They perform the best. Also write a List post, from time to time. They don’t perform nearly as well as How-to posts. Avoid writing question posts.Divide your post into 5 sections with headings (h1, h2, h3, etc.)Write between 1,900 to 2,000 words.Your writing should have a neutral tone.Write your post so it can easily be understood by the massesPublish your post on Thursday for maximum number of views. Some people say Tues. experiment.Cross-promote your LinkedIn posts on Google+ & Twitter.LinkedIn post likes are the common denominator between the other LinkedIn metrics. More post likes should also get you LinkedIn shares, post views, and comments according to correlation data. You can encourage people to like your post with a call to action.
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The Six Things You Need to Know to Make Your Voice Heard | Prepare1 — Prepare 1

The Six Things You Need to Know to Make Your Voice Heard | Prepare1 — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
The science behind The Six Things You Need to Know to Make Your Voice Heard. What makes people share, and content go viral.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

There's more science involved than you think when it comes to people reading, sharing and things going viral.

 

Learn the 6 things that helps to get your voice heard.

The 6 principles in Contagious

Jonah gives the high-level of each principle, which is called the STEPPS (Social Currency, Triggers, Emotion, Public, Practical Value, and Stories) framework. These 6 principles drive people to talk and share.
1. Social currency
2. Triggers
3. Emotion
4. Public
5. Practical value
6. Stories

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The Disconnect Between Brands & Social Media Customer Service | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

The Disconnect Between Brands & Social Media Customer Service | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
The Disconnect Between Brands & Social Media Customer Service is wide. What are the issues and solutions to the problem.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

As one might expect, the customer has one set of expectations and brands have another as it pertains to customer service on social media.

 

The big three channels of responding, and more importantly your tone matters. 

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7 Local SEO Strategies for Business | Social Media Coach | Memphis — Prepare 1

7 Local SEO Strategies for Business | Social Media Coach | Memphis — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
How to take these 7 local SEO strategies, implement them and gain rankings on your competitors. Gain new customers and leads by being found in search.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

More and more consumers search the internet for products and services.

How will you be found?

 

These 7 strategies if followed and implemented will boost your organic reach in search locally.

Your next customer could be just a click away!

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Marketers Just Want to Get to Know You (with Data) - eMarketer

Marketers Just Want to Get to Know You (with Data) - eMarketer | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Talk about personalization seems to be everywhere these days, and companies are hoping analytics can help them respond to consumer demand for tailored experiences. But some are finding that data can be just as much of a challenge as it is a help.
BlairEvanBall's insight:

As consumers we are demanding more of a tailored experience. The downside to this is the data all the internet sites are now collecting on us.

Somethings going to have to give.

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Social Media is it Really for Baby Boomers | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1

Social Media is it Really for Baby Boomers | Social Media Coach — Prepare 1 | Social Media  Coach | Scoop.it
Social Media marketing to the baby boomers. How to engage and market to the largest segment of our population with largest percentage of wealth.
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These statistics may surprise you about Baby Boomers.

 

If you are marketing to boomers, this is a must read. It could change your whole outlook and strategy.

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