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Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Instagram was leading the pack as the fastest-growing social platform. Now, it's Tumblr and Pinterest, which have edged out the picture-sharing app for greatest increase in active users.

Tumblr's active users grew by 120% in the last six months, according to new stats released by the Global Web Index first spotted by TechCrunch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's active users grew by just 2%.

Pinterest comes in behind Tumblr with a 111% growth in active users, who are users that say they've actually used the site with some regularity. Earlier this year when GWI released numbers, Instagram was on top but has dropped to third place. Of the top eight, in fact, Facebook is in last place, behindLinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

Still, these numbers only refer to growth. While it's growing fast, Tumblr still comes in at eighth place for active users overall. Facebook maintains a considerable lead when it comes to popularity, but the social network seems like it could be reaching its peak concentration for users. Tumblr's audience also skews young, while Facebook's — more than any other social platform — skews old, according to the data.


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Why I Connect With Strangers on LinkedIn

Why I Connect With Strangers on LinkedIn | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Social networks are like any other social environment: No two have exactly the same standards of acceptable behaviour. For good reasons, most of us would think twice before granting a Facebook friend request from a stranger. And since the workplace tends to have more rigid social standards than other areas of life, people commonly assume that their cache of connections on LinkedIn – the leading internet venue for professional networking – should be similarly exclusive, if not more so.
 

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The Three Reasons the Collaborative Economy Is Happening

The Three Reasons the Collaborative Economy Is Happening | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Your customers are making their own goods in the Maker Movement and sharing their resources – rather than buying them from you! We’ve conducted research in a pragmatic method via interviews and more to find out why.


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Is leadership ready for the social age?

Is leadership ready for the social age? | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

The social age is a revolution; one that affects all parts of the business model. The way an organization creates, delivers and captures value. The way a business talks with employees, customers, communities, even regulators and government. And certainly the way leaders lead and behave.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:44 AM

The biggest challenge the world has seen since the Industrial Age isn't the internet or social media. It is transparency.


David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:20 AM

"The business world needs: Less jargon, more sincerity, less propaganda, more value, less process, more humanity." ` @PeterAceto

donhornsby's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:42 AM

(From the article) So we face a big challenge. But it certainly is not Facebook, Twitter or the latest social media platform. The biggest challenge the world has seen since the Industrial Age is not social media. It is transparency.

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7 Tips for Using Social Media - Teach Amazing!

7 Tips for Using Social Media - Teach Amazing! | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
You can learn to use social media in ways that encourage learning, by you and your students. Let’s look at 7 ways to use social media effectively.

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3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Great stories inspire. They invoke wonder and provoke engagement. They spark the connection that lights the fire of passion. These three TED talks show you exactly what that means and how you can apply it to your own brand storytelling.


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Norval Oswald's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:17 PM
Nice article on Story telling - Great stories inspire. They invoke wonder and provoke engagement. They spark the connection that lights the fire of passion.
David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:30 AM

We all need meaning and context It's hard to make meaning as a leader without telling stories. Some great perspectives here on how to do that.

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The 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic

The 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic 1. Belonging to a Group All of us need to feel part of a group, part of something more important and certainly bigger than ourselves. When we don’t perceive our standing in the group, we use a ton of thinking capacity in a... http://elearningfeeds.com/the-6-social-learning-needs-in-elearning-environments-infographic/


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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:02 PM

And the chance of success increases!

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10 Tips for Evernote Users

10 Tips for Evernote Users | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 10 Evernote tips and tricks that you should know to get the most out of this very powerful and useful tool called Evernote.

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25 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Presence - Forbes

25 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Presence - Forbes | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
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When it comes to social media, everyone wants in on the action. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google Plus are all highly active social media networks.

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How To Be A Social Media Missionary - Forbes

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Guy Kawasaki is regarded as the father of evangelism in business. Evangelism is a religious term. He drove loyalty to Macintosh computers by converting followers to the gospel of Apple.

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5 Top Social Media Dashboard Tools to Manage Your Social Accounts

5 Top Social Media Dashboard Tools to Manage Your Social Accounts | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Social media is here to stay. It has become an integral part of your business and marketing. Here are 5 Social Media Dashboard Tools to help you manage your accounts.

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:44 AM

Simply put, a social media dashboard makes social media management super-easy. It syncs all your social media accounts in one convenient place.

 

In its truest sense, a dashboard also allows you to see all your social media analytics at one place, thus eliminating the need to manually go into each account and check what happened in the past week.

 

A robust dashboard will let you connect with all major social media platforms out there. At the bareminimum, most good tools will sync Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.



Gemma Shannon's curator insight, September 25, 2014 2:34 PM

Social Media Dashboards such as Hootsuite and Buffer can be invaluable when it comes to scheduling content across multiple social media platforms as well as monitoring engagement. Jeff Bullas shares insights into 5 of the best out there.

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Nik Peachey: How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey: How I use social media for my professional development | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals is of vital importance, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way we use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

 


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Laura Montenegro's curator insight, September 10, 2016 11:05 PM
Talking about professional development, it is important to look always for ways in order to improve our study and profesional skills as teachers and as digital individuals. With this social media can provides us athentic input and materials such as articles, games, books, etc. For our own development and it is also proved that it can guide and influence students perseptions and interests. The autor divided social media into three different sections: Information in ( the input, links and places where to find information), information processing ( the process of learning and capture more and more information) and finally, information out (when you share what you've learned). In my opinion it is very important to share our results because in this way we are going to realize what we really learn and ow we did it, also to understand how our learning process works and how it does not.
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How to Increase Engagement in Your Online Community

How to Increase Engagement in Your Online Community | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Connection is important in a community. However, for it to exist, you must first generate trust. Trust arises from your community’s engagement. Unless you give rise to such engagement on the basis of the credibility you earn with what you do and what you say, then there is no community, you have nothing.Engagement is everything


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Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change - Huffington Post

Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change - Huffington Post | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
The power of social media is hard to dismiss. What once seemed like a trivial way to keep in touch with friends, sharing photos and jokes, has become a force for societal change, shining light on subjects previously unknown....

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Four Ways to Use Social Media for Learning in the Real World

Four Ways to Use Social Media for Learning in the Real World | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
This excerpt from Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success examines how to use social media for mobile learning.

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10 Tips for an Awesome and SEO-Friendly Blog Post

10 Tips for an Awesome and SEO-Friendly Blog Post | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Writing a blog post -like all other writing- is a skill. In order to keep your reader interested, you should think about structuring your text and writing in an appealing style. You should help your readers to grasp the main idea of your post by providing headings, subheadings and clear paragraphs. If people understand and like your text, they are much more likely to share, like, tweet and link to your post. And that will increase your rankings! So, in order to improve your ranking in Google, you should definitely try to maximize your writing skills!

For some, writing for SEO purposes and writing to attract and keep attracting your audience could appear as two contradictory goals. However, I totally disagree. Indeed, if you not only want a good but also an SEO-friendly blog post, your text should be written in such a way that the words you want to be found for have a very prominent place. And, using your keywords too often severely damages the readability of your text. So, you definitely should not do that!


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 31, 2014 8:23 AM

(From the article): Adding actual and functional information to your website will give Google the idea that your website is alive. If it’s not an active website, Google will crawl it less often and it might become less appealing to Google to include the page in the search results.

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Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com

Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

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Are you really making the most out of LinkedIn?

Are you really making the most out of LinkedIn? | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
5 Top Tips to remind you how to use it effectively
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9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
One of the great things I love about iPad is that it allows me to keep track of my personal learning network wherever I am with Internet connection. I always have instant access to resources, discussions, and materials shared on my PLN. This ubiquitous kind of connectivity is important to my personal as well as professional growth. To this end, I am drawing on a bunch of powerful iPad apps that, in my eyes, are indispensable to any individual keen on joining  0n-the-go learning trend. Below are some of the apps I am personally using. These apps span different areas from social bookmarking to note taking. Enjoy

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, October 15, 2014 1:13 PM

There are a few apps here that I'm not familiar with and will definitely explore.

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The Step-By-Step Guide on Creating Infographics

The Step-By-Step Guide on Creating Infographics | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Creating infographics require a long list of things that need to be done, and it takes a varied skill set to accomplish all of them.

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23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
A huge list of tools, apps, icons, and backgrounds for creating amazing, professional images for social media and marketing.

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Training in Business's curator insight, October 7, 2014 11:49 AM

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Gina Tucker's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:56 AM

Here at scoop.it we believe that adding a visual touch to your content is highly important. Pictures are the first thing your audience will notice, and likely what they will remember most about your blog. We allow you to choose from our photo suggestions or add your own! Many other social tools allow similar image manipulations. Here are some options. 

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Why You Need a Social Media Strategy Plan

Why You Need a Social Media Strategy Plan | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Social media without a strategy in place can be overwhelming. Here are six steps that can help you thrive and prosper.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:49 AM

(From the article) How to do you figure out your strategy? The first thing is to fully understand your ideal client and where they hang out. If you sell mostly to women, Pinterest is a good social media choice. If your customers are more the business type, then LinkedIn is a solid choice. Twitter is also very effective when it comes to reaching prospects in real time. And don’t forget Google +, which is growing in clout due to the massive Google search machine behind it.

Get your ideal client firmly in mind, as this person is the foundation. And after that, it becomes a numbers game.

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5 Steps To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning - eLearning Industry

5 Steps To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning  - eLearning Industry | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
How To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning. 5 Steps To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:41 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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5 Ways to Take Your Pinterest Marketing to the Next Level

5 Ways to Take Your Pinterest Marketing to the Next Level | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Do you use Pinterest for your business? This article shares five techniques to improve your Pinterest marketing.

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9 Awesome Reasons to Use Infographics in your Content Marketing

9 Awesome Reasons to Use Infographics in your Content Marketing | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
We live in an age of "Big Data"..which means there is more data than ever before. In one day we create 1.5 billion pieces of content, 140 million tweets and 2 million videos.

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