After waves of failure and false starts, Google is offering up an ambitious social service that people seem to like. The positive response to Google+ has been sweet vindication for Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of products.
If you ask someone on Twitter why they enjoy tweeting, you would most definitely get varied responses. But a common answer would be it’s because they learn so much from people from all over the world.
For those new on Twitter you might wonder why you see people sharing a tweet with an RT at the beginning of each tweet. This is called a ReTweet. Re Tweeting started around 2008 when someone saw a tweet and wanted to share it but also wanted to be able to give credit to the person who shared it first.
From then on it has been a practice to RT when you find a useful content to share. ReTweeting can be powerful and here are the reasons why you should ReTweet.
Do you have Twitter-envy? Come on, admit it. You’ve been tweeting like a madman for months and have rounded up a grand total of 35 followers. Meanwhile, your friend just started tweeting last week about nothing but pickles, and has 20,000 followers already. Yeah, pickles.
There are some really solid services that already let you know all sorts of interesting information about your account.
You can find out what your level of influence is on Twitter, which of your links are the most popular, and which users interact the most with you, using the following apps. If you’re using Twitter to market a product, or even yourself, it’s important to know how your affecting your followers, how fast your Twitter account is growing, and other interesting bits and pieces of information.
Via David Wesson Evolve Social
Chris Brogan, best-selling author and renowned blogger, discusses how to share new media content from a business perspective, the benefits of Google+, and his experience as a thought leader in the rapidly changing world of social media.
Twitter leads the pack of the big three social networks in terms of traffic growth, as it has for the past two years, according to comScore data.
Ranked number 34 in a top-50 list of websites based on U.S. traffic, Twitter's increase of 32% dwarfed Facebook's 11% growth. Meanwhile, the professional-oriented LinkedIn is suffering from stagnation—it saw 32.5 million visitors in July, down from 33-million-plus in both June and May.
Given the modern scale of Facebook--deals with Ticketmaster, moving to a huge new campus, and everybody you know using it--it’s hard to imagine the company moving fast enough to mimic the features of the social network Google launched just two months ago.
But anyone who’s spent 10 minutes inside Google+ will see quite a few similarities to what’s coming to their Facebook account. Controls to change exactly who gets to see what on status updates, wall posts, and profiles are the easiest targets for crying copycat. Dig in, though, and you’ll notice details, like the ability to test out your new settings with a “View profile as” button, and a change of sharing settings from “Everyone” to “Public.”
Still, copying isn’t quite a crime, at least until the lawyers show up. So which social network handles privacy-plus sharing better: Google+ or the newly concerned Facebook? Let’s break it down and declare the winners:
Content Marketing Institute contributor Nate Riggs shares 3 ideas on how to use Google Plus for content marketing: "How can content marketers apply this new social network in our everyday business practices?"
Before you go all “SkyNet” on your audience and your social media strategy becomes self aware and turns on you, there are a few things you should know about turning your Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook push into a robot.
The way I see it, there are only seven questions in all of social media that really matter. Of course, they’re pretty big questions. But if you can answer them to the fullest, then the answers to many of your minor questions fall into place.