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A compilation of recent articles and facts on the use of social media - including the WHYs and HOWs, tips and tricks of best social media use for businesses and non-profit organizations.
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Why don't I see ticker on my account? - Facebook FAQ

Why don't I see ticker on my account? - Facebook FAQ | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Why don't I see ticker on my account?

Ticker only shows up for people with a certain level of account activity. If you don't see ticker, it's probably because you don't use Facebook a lot, so there's not enough content to make ticker useful to you.

 

If you like how active you are on Facebook right now, you don't need to change anything. If you'd like to be more active, you can:

* Add people you know well as friends

* Discover social apps

* Connect with Facebook Pages you like

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Top 10 Best Tweets - The Top 10 Everything of 2011 - TIME

Top 10 Best Tweets - The Top 10 Everything of 2011 - TIME | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

In 54 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad, of the past 12 months. This list: Top 10 Best Tweets

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Here's What People Look at on Facebook Brand Pages

Here's What People Look at on Facebook Brand Pages | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
An eyetracking study that includes brand pages for Coca-Cola, Skittles, Victoria's Secret, Starbucks reveals some interesting observations.
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Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide

Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Now that the Facebook Timeline is rolling out to all users, we thought it time to reexamine just what this new design is all about, and how to best optimize your profile.
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Twitter Launches Redesign, Tells Users '#letsfly'

Twitter Launches Redesign, Tells Users '#letsfly' | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Twitter begins rolling out its site and app redesign on Thursday. New features include new navigation, discovery tab and brand pages.
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Explore Twitter's Evolution: 2006 to Present

Explore Twitter's Evolution: 2006 to Present | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Check out this comprehensive timeline of some of the most memorable moments in Twitter’s eventful five years on the web.
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Facebook Reveals 2011's Most-Popular Status Trends

Facebook Reveals 2011's Most-Popular Status Trends | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Facebook's just-released research pinpoints the top topics in news, entertainment and sports that got you and your friends posting status updates.
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The 12 most confusing things about Tweets, Retweets, Replies and Direct Messages

The 12 most confusing things about Tweets, Retweets, Replies and Direct Messages | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Because different interfaces create and display Twitter messages in different ways, depending on your interface, you may have an entirely different idea of what a retweet is than someone else does. And also because tweets that look similar can act in different ways, people take a long time to learn how messages on Twitter work.

 

Here are the twelve things that confuse people the most about tweets, retweets, replies and direct messages.

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Getting the “Like” is Only Half the Battle

Getting the “Like” is Only Half the Battle | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

SMM is a War, Not Just a Battle

 

Interact With Your Fans!

What do you think Joe Schmoe or Jane Doe user will do after they click the ‘like’ button on your fan page? Well, they’ll likely browse around a little bit. What they see will dictate how long they stick around – and maybe even if they decide to UNLIKE your page.

 

*gasp*

 

Inform, Entertain, Enlighten – But Don’t Flood

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Comedian Louis C.K. Thinks Social Media Sucks [VIDEO]

Comedian Louis C.K. Thinks Social Media Sucks [VIDEO] | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Comedian Louis C.K. is never at a loss for strong opinions, and that holds true for social media. Frankly, he says he hates it. (a few swears thrown in for good measure, too)

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How to monitor your effectiveness and influence on twitter

How to monitor your effectiveness and influence on twitter | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Twitter is an awesome tool to promote your blogs, website or any product.
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Social Media – Why It's Easier for Women ~ Geeky Stuffs

Social Media – Why It's Easier for Women ~ Geeky Stuffs | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Social media is one of those things that's handled better by women. Of course, there are millions of male Facebookers, Tweeters, and MySpacers out there. But, when it comes to using social media - especially from a business perspective - women just seem to have an easier time with it.

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Social Media Maven: Seniors 'Get' Social Media

Social Media Maven: Seniors 'Get' Social Media | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

A recent AARP study showed that more than 60 percent of all tech-savvy seniors (those who owned and use a computer) in Washington State were participating in some form of social media. This trend toward increased use of social media by seniors has continued in all 50 states as more and more people 65 and older discover just how beneficial social media can be for their lives.

 

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How To Decide If You Or Your Business Should Use Twitter [Infographic] — SocialMouths

How To Decide If You Or Your Business Should Use Twitter [Infographic] — SocialMouths | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
This infographics from Flowtown helps you decide if you or your business should be on Twitter or if you should tweet as yourself or your company...
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Top 10 Worst Tweets - The Top 10 Everything of 2011 - TIME

Top 10 Worst Tweets - The Top 10 Everything of 2011 - TIME | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

In 54 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad, of the past 12 months. In this list - Top 10 Worst Tweets

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New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy Tweeters

New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy Tweeters | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

The reorganized and refashioned Twitter.com is a markedly different beast than it was just 48 hours ago. Now millions of users who call Twitter’s web destination home are looking for help. Perhaps just 25 soupcons of it. If so, look no further than this list of 25 new Twitter tips.

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7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Increase your visibility by writing your Facebook updates in a way that naturally inspires fans and their friends to share with their networks.
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Twitter's Top Topics and Hashstags of 2011 in Tech, Sports and Entertainment

Twitter's Top Topics and Hashstags of 2011 in Tech, Sports and Entertainment | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
The list highlights the year's most-popular keywords and is broken down into several easy-to-digest categories such as world news, tech, sports and entertainment.
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What REALLY happens when you use “@” in Tweets?

What REALLY happens when you use “@” in Tweets? | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

What REALLY happens when you use the "@" in your Tweets?

 

The short version: You only see @replies from people you follow to people you follow (except for—obviously—@replies sent directly to your own username). Twitter made this change years ago. It was controversial at the time!

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7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts (from Mari Smith)

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts (from Mari Smith) | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Increase your visibility by writing your Facebook updates in a way that naturally inspires fans and their friends to share with their networks.
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YouTube for Businesses: How to Get Noticed ~ Geeky Stuffs

YouTube for Businesses: How to Get Noticed ~ Geeky Stuffs | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

YouTube isn’t utilized like it once was just a few years ago. This is unfortunate because it is still a very important tool for businesses to promote what they do. The kind of video that works best for your business is going to depend largely on the kind of industry it is in and the kind of clientele you want to attract.

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The Evolving Role of Social Media in News Organizations [LIVE BLOG]

The Evolving Role of Social Media in News Organizations [LIVE BLOG] | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Social media has become a driving force for reporting initiatives and is now seen as imperative for content distribution. We'll explore how news media are trying to optimize social.
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6 Ways To Build An Engaged Following On Twitter | ModernLifeBlogs

6 Ways To Build An Engaged Following On Twitter | ModernLifeBlogs | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it
Twitter is a fast moving network of billions of short messages being shared by millions of people.
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Things You May Not Know About Facebook [Infographic]

Things You May Not Know About Facebook [Infographic] | Social Media News and Info | Scoop.it

Facebook facts you probably didn't know!

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