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The truth about Facebook depression [infographic]

The truth about Facebook depression [infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

How we use Facebook to share our thoughts, feelings, and personal interests...

Facebook users Like positive content way more than negative content, showing the world’s largest social network is not a space where the unhappy help each other slump further into depression.

This should come as no surprise, as many of our Facebook interactions mimic our real world social lives...

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Twitterize Yourself makes visual sense of big data

Twitterize Yourself makes visual sense of big data | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

A tool from Visual.ly that analyzes and visualizes users through Twitter posts demonstrates one way make easy-to-understand visualizations of big data.

One example of the increasingly important trend of combined analysis and visualization is evident in Visual.ly Labs' Twitterize yourself application, which provides a good representation of how companies can use large data sets to quickly identify user characteristics to increase engagement or upsell goods and services.

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Infographic: You Are What You Tweet: 2011 in Review

Infographic: You Are What You Tweet: 2011 in Review | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

From revolutions ousting autocrats to tsunami-causing earthquakes, 2011 was a globe-changing year. Now that 75% of all Americans use social media to engage, let's consider 2011's trending topics and what they reveal about us.

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Social Media Marketing for Startups [Infographic]

Social Media Marketing for Startups [Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
There is still a lot of buzz around using social media to get word out about your startup. And there continues to be some very entertaining and original ideas in using it.

 

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Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Internet

Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Internet | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

In a single minute there are over 695,000 status updates on Facebook. That's just one example of the mind boggling scale of online activity.
The following infographics show numerous other incredible things that happen in 60 seconds...

 

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Marketing Via Blogging & Social Media

Marketing Via Blogging & Social Media | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

This infographic on marketing via blogging and social media indicates that the onslaught of Web-driven promotion and engagement is far from over. By 2012, 43 percent of U.S. companies will be blogging — that’s up from just 16 percent in 2007.

Other fun stats on online marketing: Some 61 percent of small business owners use social media to identify and attract new customers, while 77 percent engage in email marketing. What’s more, 70 percent use social media to monitor their brand and 54 percent use tools like Twitter and Facebook to monitor customer feedback.

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts Infographic: Customer Communication, Brand Exposure, Site Traffic and SEO...

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Facebook vs Everyone: Whose Side Are You On [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook vs Everyone: Whose Side Are You On [INFOGRAPHIC] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Facebook may have become the largest social network in the entire universe. Ok i get it … u don’t have to gimme a speech about aliens. Let me rephrase that sentence. Facebook is now the largest social network in the whole world with over 700 Million active users.

Now surely you don’t get to make so many friends without making a few enemies. So here’s a pretty good infographic by facebookrivalries.net.

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Infographic: How To Search Google For Research

Infographic: How To Search Google For Research | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Everything you hear about these days is mobile-app this and mobile-app that. But what does the mobile-app market look like? What do people want from apps? And what does the competitive landscape look like when you compare iPhone to Windows to Android?

Lucky for you, we have answers, thanks to James West of GDS Infographics, who created this superb collection of facts and figures for the iStrategy conference. Let's dive in.

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Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Ah, the illusion of choice. You have to see this eye-opening graphic.

Are you into independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned by GE.

What about music? Are you a hip-hop fan, who can’t stand the sound of country music? You might be surprised to learn that Viacom owns BET and CMT (and MTV).

The world of media conglomerates can be a confusing one. The vast majority of media we consume—on TV, in the theater, on the Web, and in print—is owned by six media companies: GE, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS...

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Social Media Strategy in Minutes: Infographic

Social Media Strategy in Minutes: Infographic | visualizing social media | Scoop.it


Generate Your Social Media Strategy in Minutes with this Infographic. Learn how re-framing a problem generates new and interesting solutions.

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How the world’s 50 most valuable brands are faring in social media [Infographic]

How the world’s 50 most valuable brands are faring in social media [Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

A new report ranks the social media performance of the world's top 50 most valuable brands, and it seems that Google fared pretty well.
Google was the clear leader overall, with Disney, Apple, Starbucks and BlackBerry next in the ladder. The bottom five social performers from the top 50 most valuable brands were Marlboro, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and China Mobile...

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How To Decide If You Or Your Business Should Use Twitter

How To Decide If You Or Your Business Should Use Twitter | visualizing social media | 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...

While everybody and their grandmas are looking for new angles to keep arguing about the war between Facebook and G+, Twitter came back yesterday to kindly drop a bomb on the Internet. Just in time to make it in 2011. Twitter gets a high five from me!

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Infographic: How To Keep Yourself Safe From Facebook Cybercrimes

Infographic: How To Keep Yourself Safe From Facebook Cybercrimes | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Facebook is arguably the most dominant social networking platform in the world, with more than 800 million people using it.

But with the social network’s popularity and fast growth, it’s not surprising that it’s a prime target for cyber-criminals.

An infographic by Column Five for Zone Alarm looks at Facebook’s online presence, how it’s being attacked, and what you can do to keep safe.

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Infographic: What Mattered in 2011 for Social Media

Infographic: What Mattered in 2011 for Social Media | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

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.

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Top Ten Social Commerce Infographics for 2011

Top Ten Social Commerce Infographics for 2011 | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Rounding out our list of top 10′s for the year is this post that contains the most viewed social commerce infographics for 2011 based on page views. We like using infographics and have scoured the web to find those that furnish the best portrayal of the social commerce landscape. Truly, a picture is worth a 1,000 words!

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How The World Spends Its Time Online

How The World Spends Its Time Online | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Millions of people across the world are constantly connected by the internet. Here's a look at what everybody's doing when they're in front of their computer screen. (As Internet Marketers, you should know what people usually do online.

Nielsen periodically releases data from its studies of consumer behavior online. Here are the latest findings regarding social networking, branding and world net usage.

The average American spends more than 60 hours a month online. This is the equivalent of 30 straight days a year.

Social networking accounts for 22 percent of the time, and 42 percent is spent viewing content. Other activities, such as email, commerce and searching, accounts for 36 percent.

Among people who use the Internet, each person visits 2,646 Web pages on 89 domains and logs in 57 times per month...

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10 Awesome Twitter Analytics and Visualization Tools

10 Awesome Twitter Analytics and Visualization Tools | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
After researching over a thousand Twitter Tools for the Twitter Tools Book I came across many tools that tried to add value by presenting a different way to visualize or analyze your tweets, the people in your network, and the tweets from the people in your network.

Many tools tried to add value and failed. At least they tried. The following tools, however, stand out in my mind as exceptional or entertaining and I recommend you check them out if you want to analyze and visualize your activity on Twitter.

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5 Tools to Measure Your Social Media Success | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Tools to Measure Your Social Media Success | Jeffbullas's Blog | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Bench marking provides a baseline measurement to refer to the progress of the different variables over time to see if there is any improvement and is essential for tracking success.

Via Daniel J Smith, ABroaderView
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Why We Add and Remove Facebook Friends

Why We Add and Remove Facebook Friends | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

NM Incite, came out with a report on why we add and remove friends on Facebook. They also covered the differences as to men and women and how they use it. Some interesting insight...

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Glimpse of Social Media in 2011 - YouTube, Facebook & Twitter

Glimpse of Social Media in 2011 - YouTube, Facebook & Twitter | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Know all the facts and statistics of major Social Media- YouTube, Facebook & Twitter. Know about most viewed video of 2011, Most liked page on Facebook, most followed on Twitter and more.
Have a Look at All the three infographics and enjoy the facts.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Geography of Social Media Threats.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Geography of Social Media Threats. | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
INFOGRAPHIC: The Geography of Social Media Threats.

Scammers and cybercriminals take advantage of the element of trust present on social networking sites. User's behaviours and the increasing number of social networking site features are giving the bad guys more venues in which to instigate their malicious activities:

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93% Of Facebook Users Share Shopping Suggestions This Season: Infographic

93% Of Facebook Users Share Shopping Suggestions This Season: Infographic | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
The holiday shopping season isn’t over yet, and social media and marketing agency Mr Youth found that users of Facebook and other social media are super shoppers.

A whopping 93 percent of Facebook users have made or received shopping recommendations this holiday season, a figure much higher than what we’ve seen previously.
That comes from an online survey conducted by Mr Youth, which also found that 38 percent of Facebook users posted on a brand page during the three weeks leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, brands only respond to 55 percent of potential customers’ posts on the social network (uh, oh!).

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Infographic Shows Major Sharing Trends of 2011

Infographic Shows Major Sharing Trends of 2011 | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

There are numerous inforgraphics floating around the web but the theme for most of them this month is a summary of the events of 2011. But the people at Clearspring, makers of the widget ‘AddThis’ have compiled one that shows the sharing trends of the past year.
It makes for some interesting reading including Tumblr sharing growing by 1299.5 per cent, Google sharing has declined by 8 per cent, even with the +1 button they’ve incorporated into all their services and sharing via mobile devices has grown by six times over the past year. It’s a short but sweet infographic which gives a nice indication as to what trends will occur next year.

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The Importance Of A Fan Base & How To Grow One

The Importance Of A Fan Base & How To Grow One | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
People are the lifeblood of your business. Building relationships with people fosters loyalty. As a result, loyalty has the potential to increase profits.

An excellent way to start building relationships with people who share similar interests is by developing a fan base. In this infographic we’ll tell you how a fan base can make a real difference and what you can do to nurture it.

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