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The Top 3 List: Universities Effectively Using Social Media

The Top 3 List:  Universities Effectively Using Social Media | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

There are 22 million people following the top 100 social media savvy universities on Facebook.   Which ones are in the top 3?  One of them is a certain well-known major research university in the Midwest.   Find out via this handy infographic.

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This handy infographic list features the top 100 social media schools that have generated 2,174 followers per day via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Google+ and Instagram.    ~  Deb


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3 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy | Fast Company

3 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy | Fast Company | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

The most surprising social media statistics from 2013.  

   
Excerpted from a list of 10 from Fast Company:

     

1. THE FASTEST GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC ON TWITTER IS THE 55–64 YEAR AGE BRACKET.
     

  • This demographic has grown 79% since 2012.
  • The 45–54 year age bracket is the fastest growing demographic on both Facebook and Google+.
  • For Facebook, this group has jumped 46%.
  • For Google+, 56%.

       

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Rethink it: If you’re hoping to get people involved, think about which platforms are best for that. 

   

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2. 189 MILLION OF FACEBOOK’S USERS ARE "MOBILE ONLY"  

Mobile use generates 30% of Facebook’s ad revenue as well. This is a 7% increase from the end of 2012 already.

          

6. LINKEDIN HAS A LOWER PERCENTAGE OF ACTIVE USERS THAN PINTEREST, GOOGLE+, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
    

Although LinkedIn is gathering new users at a fast rate, the number of active users is lower than most of the biggest social networks around. So more people are signing up, but they’re not participating.


This means you’re probably not going to have as good a response with participatory content on LinkedIn, like contests or polls, as you might on Facebook or Twitter.


Rethink it: If you’re hoping to get people involved, think about which platforms are best for that. ...Twitter and Facebook....might be a better place for your contest or survey, while passive content like blog posts or slide decks might be just right for your LinkedIn audience.


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As social media continues to become mainstream, articles like this zoom to the top of popularity charts.  Fast Company reports that this article was one of the "most-read leadership articles of 2013."  

That it is really about social media techmology is intriguing or an editor's mistake. ~  Deb 

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Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC]

Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Here's a useful infographic on curation and content creation, noting, "creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers."

 

"How curation can become an effective tool to incease visibility, boost SEO and establish thought leadership. ...carefully handpicking the best content sources and amassing them in a way that clearly explains all strong points will help you produce an organized content."

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers.   
 
  • 75% of marketers cannot justify spending the time needed to create original content for their audience.   
 
  • There are a variety of tools developed within the past 3 years that can help marketers and content curators gather the most relevant content, re-purpose it, and present it to their audience in unique ways. 

    

  • 85% of brands use content curation to establish thought leadership, and 80% say it enables them to increase brand visibility

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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) & ScoopIt, Content Curation is the Remedy

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) & ScoopIt, Content Curation is the Remedy | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we should not expect them to recover.

Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play.

It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.

So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis?     Continue reading →
    

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The statistics and changes in Social Media, featuring Facebook and their filters are worth a good look for business marketing reasons.
 

This is a ScoopIt piece, emphasizing the ScoopIt platform's advantages for content curation. The research featured and the freshness of content shared, often shared by others a month or two later, is why I moved from the now defunct Posterous to ScoopIt. ~ Deb

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Clearing up ROI Confusion, #Infographic: Social Media Effectiveness for YOU

Clearing up ROI Confusion, #Infographic: Social Media Effectiveness for YOU | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"A helpful infographic!  Clear up the confusion of Social Media ROI by outlining the objectives, benefits and factors that affect your success including ROI, by MDG Advertising."


This includes making sense of the imprecise.


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How do You Use LinkedIn? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do You Use LinkedIn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
LinkedIn continues to be the powerhouse business networking site circa 2012. It can also serve as a first website & Hubspot for small business owners & professionals.
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