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Twitter: Is It All About Timing?

Twitter: Is It All About Timing? | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

What are the best days or times to tweet? This is infographic tells you the days and times of highest activity on Twitter.

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Is Facebook Forever?

Is Facebook Forever? | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
The last decade has seen many social-networking sites rise and fall like little empires. Will Facebook follow, or is it here to stay?
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10 Million Indian Professionals on LinkedIn

10 Million Indian Professionals on LinkedIn | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

About six months ago, LinkedIn reported it has over 100 million users across the globe. And out of these, 10 million are based in India. The number is poised to increase as LinkedIn starts placing more emphasis on Asia-Pacific markets, especially in India and Japan.

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Infographic: Why Half Of Small Firms Don't Facebook

Infographic: Why Half Of Small Firms Don't Facebook | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Half of small businesses aren't on Facebook yet -- but why?

 

The most popular reason: No time, according to 32.7 percent of the 1,674 small business owners surveyed by Pagemodo.
The Facebook-less also cited not understanding how the social network would help their business, the belief that their customers were not on Facebook, not knowing how to start a brand page, and not knowing Facebook brand pages existed.


However, despite all of the reasons cited above, more than 60 percent admitted plans to launch Facebook brand pages within the next 12 months...

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11 New Twitter Facts, Figures & Growth Statistics

11 New Twitter Facts, Figures & Growth Statistics | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Twitter 5th Birthday Infographic

This shows some of the past facts and figures including tweets per second milestones and events that triggered those avalanche of tweets over the last 5 years.

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The Value of Email

The Value of Email | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Email, even after discounting the volume that's spam, is used far more than Facebook and Twitter combined. How much more? Daily activity for Facebook is pegged at 60 million upates. Twitter sees about 140 million tweets per day. Email? 188 billion messages.

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How facebook affects you and your relationships...

How facebook affects you and your relationships... | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Facebook! the leader of social networking. It keeps most friend circles around the world in touch and has also helped many to find their old friends. When saying friends, facebook does not just end with making friends.It also acts as a medium where relationships develop or blossom.In some cases it proves good and not on others.

This infographic gives many facts and info on how facebook affects you and your relationship.

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The Fail Trail: Understanding 3 Social Media Crises

The Fail Trail: Understanding 3 Social Media Crises | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Social media and its viral platform cousins have changed the dynamics of public relations crisis.

A deep look at three infamous social media driven PR crises — Nestle, United Airlines and Domino’s — can help understand the effect they had on each brand’s reputation. In all three instances, the more proactive the brand was in handling the crisis, the more quickly they were able to recover.

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The Holistic Approach To Social Media

The Holistic Approach To Social Media | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
The holistic approach to marketing applied in social media, the return of the four P’s and a different and the right questions to ask before you hit the social web...
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How Consumers Interact With Brands on Facebook

How Consumers Interact With Brands on Facebook | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
A new study from Constant Contact sheds light on why consumers "like" brands in the first place, and what keeps them engaged on the world's largest social network.
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Infographics for Bloggers

Infographics for Bloggers | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Many folks are making a living online out of blogging.

Blogging can be a lucrative business for those who are passionate about it and don’t mind going out of their comfort zone to make their business work. Bloggers do need to wear multiple hats. They will have to worry about their site’s design, tools to use on it, and many other things. Here are 5 infographics that could help those interested in this field get a better sense for it...

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Twitter Grows, LinkedIn Stagnates, and Facebook Still Wears the Crown: A Social Networking Infographic

Twitter Grows, LinkedIn Stagnates, and Facebook Still Wears the Crown: A Social Networking Infographic | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

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.

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Four Stages in the Life of a Twitter User

Four Stages in the Life of a Twitter User | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Twitter has a learning curve and every user goes through the four stages to become a addict...
Here are the four stages mentioned in the infographic:
-Newbie: Complete inability to understand Twitter as you just signed up.
-Trying yet failing to enjoy: You tweeted some links but nobody is clicking them or retweeting them.
-The Aha Moment: When you get some RT’s from followers.
-Addicted to Twitter: You start to panic when twitter goes down and Twitter fail whale looks cute to you.

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Social Sharing: The Impending Sharepocalypse

Social Sharing: The Impending Sharepocalypse | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
We’ve all felt it. The growing online social universe is boiling over with information. Thanks to social web giants like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+, the struggle to share our voices is over.
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5 Vintage Versions of Modern Social Media from Centuries Ago

5 Vintage Versions of Modern Social Media from Centuries Ago | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
From Voltaire's status updates to Edison's viral videos, or what Diderot has to do with data visualization.

We’ve previously made the case that everything builds on what came before, yet our human tendency is to inflate and overestimate the novelty of our ideas. Today, we turn to five concepts from the centuries of yore remarkably similar to the central premises of five of today’s social web darlings, in the hope of illustrating that, indeed, creativity is combinatorial and innovation incremental.

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How the World Uses Social Networks

How the World Uses Social Networks | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

We've taken a look at the social media breakdown of 10 countries -- how they're engaging with social networks, blogs and Internet culture.

Based on data provided by Nielsen, Facebook is clearly the favored social network. However, you might be surprised to see how runners-up like Twitter and LinkedIn rank on a global scale...

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9 Charts: Americans and the Social-Networking Sites They Love

9 Charts: Americans and the Social-Networking Sites They Love | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are keeping up with friends and family online. 

The Tech 2020 report looks at this growing feature of the Internet and of our day-to-day lives. Presented are nine charts looking at which Americans are on these sites and what they're doing there...

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Social Marketing vs Social Media Marketing

Social Marketing vs Social Media Marketing | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

If you work in social marketing, it’s likely that you spend a lot of your time disambiguating the terms ‘social marketing’ and ‘social media marketing’, especially if you talk work to people outside the sector.

Social marketing is designed to lead to changes in behaviour, changes in policy or changes in environment to benefit the social good. Social media is a tool (alongside direct marketing, advertising etc.) which utilises social networks to drive sales (in accordance with a marketing plan), create positive PR and/or drive brand awareness.

Both represent a shift towards consumer orientation to realize organizational (social) goals and tailoring the product to the customer.

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The Modern Executives Essential Social Media Toolkit

The Modern Executives Essential Social Media Toolkit | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Hate it or love it you are an online brand whether you like it or not. Sometimes those results on page one of a Google search will produce what other people are saying about you on their blogs or Facebook pages.
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Generational Media Usage by Time of Day

Generational Media Usage by Time of Day | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
A new study by Magid Generational Strategies breaks down who's using what media at what time of day.
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Facebook Snakes and Ladders

Facebook Snakes and Ladders | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of years strategies for using Facebook to connect with your audience, market your business and manage your brand have evolved beyond simply posting content to your wall.

Here’s an old school look at the Dos and Don’ts of managing your organization or brand’s Facebook page.

Roll the dice and see where you land – and please feel free to drop by the comments and let me know your thoughts on what squares you would add.

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Social Media Bigger And More Influential Than Ever

Social Media Bigger And More Influential Than Ever | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

The use of social media continues to grow at a rapid pace, with platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and LinkedIn hungrily consuming the attention of the masses and connecting them with almost everything they buy, watch and read – online and off.

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Social networking use among Internet users age 65 and older has increased 150%

Social networking use among Internet users age 65 and older has increased 150% | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Social networking use among Internet users age 65 and older has increased 150% Social media is not ubiquitous. In fact, says a Pew Internet survey released on Friday, just half of U.S. adults areare logged on to sites like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Brazen.me: Get Your Infographic Resume on Facebook!

Brazen.me: Get Your Infographic Resume on Facebook! | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

The idea behind the app is to give you 1) a way to easily visualize your personal profile information; 2) a unique and creative way to show an employer who you are and what you bring to the table so you can stand out from the crowd; and 3) career feedback and advice that highlights your strengths and areas you can improve.

Infographics are all the buzz right now, and there’s good reason for that. An infographic is all about clear, concise, visual communication. An effective infographic can break down complicated stats, data and ideas into a simple, easy-to-read document. Major brands are jumping on the bandwagon and creating infographics to communicate big data and big ideas, and with our new Facebook app, we let you do the same for your resume.

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The Internet Has A Short Attention Span

The Internet Has A Short Attention Span | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
What's the lifespan of a link?...

According to research by link-shortening service Bit.ly, click rates drop by half after about three hours for links posted on Twitter, Facebook, and regular Web pages. For hot news stories, the dropoff is even faster -- within the first five minutes, those links get half the clicks they'll ever receive.

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