Today more than a third of the world’s population uses internet and it wont be long before the number doubles. It has changed the way we connect, the way we work and share...
Here are some amazing facts that every internet user should know.
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Before Twitter, there was Facebook. Before Facebook, there was Napster. Before Napster, there was Google, and Amazon.
In this infographic, UK IT provider Insight examines the past 25 years of technology evolution, beginning with the creation of Microsoft Office in 1989 and ending with 2013′s Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) launch.
Many face the challenge of getting visibility on Facebook in the newsfeed, especially for business pages. And, maybe that’s why I’m hearing more and more people talking about moving over to Google+.
It’s estimated that only about 10% of the people who follow your Facebook page, actually see your content. So you’re left to spend an unreal amount of time posting pictures, videos, polls and links in the hope that your followers will see and engage with your content. Or, you can advertise your content with promoted posts and offers in an attempt to get attention in the newsfeed.
If you’re committed to marketing your business on Facebook (and with over 1 billion users, who isn’t?), the infographic below may help you choose how to engage for the best return on your investment of time.
A new infographic based on statistics published by the Huffington Post lists 100 of the most fascinating figures from 2012, focusing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & Google+.
More than 1 million websites integrated with Facebook since the beginning of 2012. with a reported 80% of users preferring to connect with brands via the social site. With 23% of people checking their accounts five or more times a day, it's hard to miss an advertising opportunity.
Rival social network Google+ could become real competition, garnering 625,000 new members every day of last year. Of those millions of people, active users reportedly spend more than 60 minutes a day across Google products, averaging 12 minutes per day with Google+.
Meanwhile, micro-blogging site Twitter held its own last year. The average user tweeted 307 times over the course of 2012...
See more social media statistics and figures at the infographic.
The very purpose of the Internet (every blog, website and virtual gathering place within it) is to let people connect, communicate, and collaborate.
Tabs on Facebook brand Pages are getting a lot less clicks since Timeline was introduced.
Facebook’s Timeline redesign profoundly altered the appearance and the function of brand Pages.
It’s also significantly affected the degree to which fans interact with tabs, which point you to different content at the top of the Page.
According to data provided to Mashable by PageLever, tab engagement has dropped off 53% since brand Pages began adopting Timeline. The findings were drawn from approximately 500 Pages with more than 10,000 fans apiece.
You can see tab engagement begin to decline on Feb. 28, the day brands were able to opt-in to Timeline. There’s a steeper leading into March 30, the day all Pages were forced to convert..
You can use Facebook's new Timeline to your advantage in marketing your business online. Some of the new features are built for just this.
Now that the shift for businesses to Timeline on Facebook is complete, it’s time to start making the most of its visual storytelling power. We pointed out in an earlier post about the change- it’s important to put your personal feelings aside, understand what the shift means for your business and use it for maximum brand punch. After all, a great deal of marketing and advertising is done with pictures, so it’s really not as monumental a transition as it appears to be.
In fact, because of visual flexibility, you might find that you can do more with Timeline than your previous Page. This can help your organization, boost its online presence and create brand continuity throughout the Internet. The results? Amazing...
With the recent change to 'time-line' on Facebook, online social media privacy has been in the news alot. But how many of you have actually have changed your privacy setting from the standard ??
Click on the link to check out this great infographic from ZoneAlarm to see how to keep your information safe...
A whopping 70% of Internet users dislike Facebook Timeline.
Facebook layout changes are rarely welcomed with open arms by the majority of users and Timeline has been no exception.
A whopping of 70% of people who responded to a SodaHead poll would ditch Timeline if they could. Some 20% like it and 10% of survey respondents do not have Facebook accounts. The survey asked 1,327 people what they thought about the soon-to-be mandatory Facebook Timeline.
The countdown to full-adoption of Timeline started two weeks ago, when Facebook announced that users would see notifications on their home page and then have seven days to clean up their Timelines. Facebook hasn’t set a specific date for the universal adoption of Timeline, but it should happen “within a few weeks.”
Facebook's new Timeline, currently in a limited developer release but set to be unveiled to its hundreds of millions of users any day now, is going to shake up the social networking landscape.
It's going to bring lifestreaming - formally a geeky activity based around RSS feeds - to the mainstream. In my view, Timeline is the smartest and most significant thing Facebook has done since launching a developer platform in May 2007.
StumbleUpon was founded in November 2001 by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, and two other friends. They came up with 5 or 6 ideas for different products before settling upon StumbleUpon. In an interview with the BBC, Garrett Camp mentioned that when the site reached half a million registered users did he feel that the site became more of a career.
Facebook launched ten years ago in February 2004. Social media hasn't, doesn't and won't stay still. As Myspace rises, Friendster declines. The pattern's repeated itself a few times already, and even Google hasn't quite cracked the magic social network formula, at least not yet. The crown currently belongs to Facebook, a company that's made some big, big startup purchases on the way, although Twitter continues to pack (arguably) more influence. A whole lot has happened in the last decade, but we've tried to squeeze the more interesting parts into something a little more visual.
Do you know the history of social media? Think we'll remember Facebook in 20 years? This detailed timeline is a must-see.
Social media began decades before the Facebook era. It started, more or less, with CompuServe and Arpanet back in 1969. A couple years later, the first-ever email was sent.
It has evolved over the past few decades into a powerful tool, as seen in this social media history timeline. With so much that’s happened over the past few decades, we can only guess what’s coming next for social media.
Often, the best way to reach a huge goal is to break it down into small, less intimidating goals.
To help small businesses tackle the daunting task of developing a social media presence (without feeling overwhelmed), Intuit has created a "Path to Social Success in 2013" infographic.
The 12-month plan divides the goal of achieving social success into quarters, each focusing on a specific goal:
For each quarter, Intuit then lists big ideas for each month to reach that goal.
For example, the first quarter is about taking social media inventory, so January is dedicated to assessing your social fitness; February, to revisiting your social goals; and March, to establishing ways to measure success, such as number of followers and fans, traffic to website, social mentions across platforms, share of social conversations, and social influence.
There’s nothing new under the sun?
There’s an assumption that, just because social media keeps evolving and we start to use new tools, that ‘social media’ is a new phenomenon. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This informative infographic tells the story of how people have been social on the internet, from the birth of email and Usenet to up-to-date tools like Pinterest and Google+.
Lauren Moss's insight:
Interesting timeline of events, statistics + trends, as they pertain to the 'social history of the internet'...
The format and graphics enable a strong and clear visual understanding of the content being shared and a straightforward means to compare various points in time with regard to the internet in general, as well as specific social media platforms.
Social networking did not start sometime after the year 2000. People have always been connecting with each other using the tools available to the. In the past few decades, things have changed dramatically.
With more people using the Internet to get things done everyday, it is no surprise that many are using social networking sites to connect with each other. The folks at Online Schools have created an infographic that gives you a crash course on how social networking has evolved in the past few years.
A step-by-step infographic guide to creating a facebook page for your brand or business in a simple visual format. Learn how to start, catagorize and create your brand's identity on Facebook, with informative graphics on timeline and profile photos, applications available for your business' use, and tips and facts on how to effectively use Facebook's features to enhance your page...
Click on the link for the complete infographic.
All FacebookTimelines will convert to the new format on March 30th, so it's time to take charge of your page to get the best results.
Social media connoisseur Mari Smith has written a fabulous guide for businesses about how to use Facebook’s new Timeline design for best results. Facebook Timeline for Business Pages – 21 Key Points To Know contains a wealth of information and step-by-step instructions to help brands get the most out of the new format. She has created a wonderful visual map of the advanced layout with labels explaining how to manipulate all the features — click the image to see it full-sized and make sure you read Mari’s very helpful article.
2011 was certainly the year when social media took center stage. It saw large IPOs, new technology, celebrity breakdowns, and cultural uprisings. As the year comes to a close, we created this infographic with Flowtown to take a look at which social media trends and events hit the spot and which ones missed the mark.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you.
You may have heard the stat that StumbleUpon drives more traffic referrals than any other social media site. We wanted to shed some light on this by describing the lifecycle of a web page in StumbleUpon, especially how long you could expect the average web page to keep getting visitors...
Twitter has come a long way since it first opened its doors to the public in July 2006.
In just five short years the social platform has changed the way that the world sends and receives news – this real-time exchange of data allows any and everyone to position themselves right on the edge of the information curve, and Twitter has been right there, time and again, during the biggest events.
This infographic looks at the global success story of Twitter.