Getting good at anything takes a long time and it's usually a pretty arduous process. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian reminds us that no matter who you are and how much experience you have, you're going to suck at first.
Poor Pinterest. The social network often seems like Facebook and Twitter's overlooked little sister. While they dominate the news cycle with flashy high-profile IPOs, equally flashy offices, and gossip-y tales (not to mention a feature film) about spats between co-founders, Pinterest is a far quieter presence.
OK, so 'poor' may not be the best adjective for the company, which has raised $564 million to date. Unlike both Facebook and Twitter, however, it
has no source of revenue.
But Pinterest is growing up; According to Ad Age, it's one step closer to start making some money for itself.
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Bringing a human touch to your Twitter will be appreciated by your followers and likely help you earn a broader social audience. Over-automating your Twitter presence Twitter-humanize-your-brandand spamming your followers in hopes of expanding your reach and influence is a major faux pas.
Seemingly overnight, the humble selfie has become nothing short of a phenomenon.
Millions are shared each and every day across all the major social media platforms. Indeed, according to data from Samsung, selfies make up almost one-third of all photos taken by people aged 18-24, with Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat bearing the brunt of that load.
And, of course, last month Bradley Cooper’s Oscars selfie become Twitter’s most retweeted post of all time.
This visual from Techinfographics.com reveals some eye-opening selfie statistics, facts and figures.
Though it might lack the flair its younger siblings on social possess (Facebook, Twitter, et al.), LinkedIn remains the great stalwart of professional networks, regularly attracting some 81% of today’s B2B marketers (“How B2B Marketers Use Social Now,” Zachary Reiss-Davis, Forrester Research).
The site has also made strides as a content hub, becoming in the process a valuable tool for lead generation and an essential for recruitment. In fact, Forbes reports content sharing on LinkedIn rose by 15% in the third quarter of 2013, at a rate faster than larger content-sharing giants such as Facebook and Twitter.
So what can today’s businesses do to optimize their offerings on LinkedIn and get the most from their pages?
One of the best Scoop.it curators, Jan Gordon, launched Curatti.com Editors of Chaos today. Jan's laudable mission is to increase relevance and knowledge while decreasing spam and the mount of info we all attempt to wrestle to the ground daily. Go Jan Go!
One of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to Begin with the End in Mind.
This infographic does just that – recognizing that you need to establish your goals first when looking to your social media marketing strategy.
It doesn’t simply speak about conversions – it speaks to the other business uses of social media: Brand Marketing, Thought Leaderhsip, Service and Sales Prospecting. Much of the strength of social media doesn’t come from the immediate push… it’s the echos and volume that are established over time.
Several studies have shown that small and mid-size businesses massively use social media as a digital marketing tactic. But at Scoop.it we wanted to take it a step further: how do small and mid-sized businesses use social media?
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