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Santa Goes Social. Kyoo - Social Media Aggregation- Front End Dashboard and Back End Reporting. Social Media and the Evolution of Revolution. Sharebar With social media’s inherent ability to communicate, share and interact, it has the ability to make waves far beyond what we had originally foreseen.

Social Media and the Evolution of Revolution

It is much more powerful than just the benefits it provides for businesses or individuals; it fuels a new power for the people. Social media has changed the way we react to things from thinking about it, to doing it. It’s a mix of peer pressure, support and the effortlessness social media has for connecting like-minded people. Lately, social media has been a huge player in protests and events across the world, from the UK to Wall Street.

Social media has the power to help with every stage of a riot or event from organization of the people, coverage of the happenings and reaction to the chaos. Organization The UK Riots utilized Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry messenger to organize rioters to get together in certain locations. It’s not just one outlet, and there are no barriers to get involved. Coverage Reaction. 9 Reasons Your Company Should Use Brand Advocates: New Research. What would you say if you could add 5, 10, 100 or 1000 marketing reps to your team? For free ? What if these marketing reps would freely write about your brand and tell their friends and all they expect in return is recognition and access to insider information ? Who are these free marketers? Brand advocates.

BzzAgent has recently released a new research study giving us the skinny on the habitat, behaviors and motivations behind brand advocates. Who are brand advocates and what motivates them? This careful study identifies many attributes of brand advocates. Definition: A brand advocate is any customer who has been officially commissioned to speak on behalf of your brand without compensation. Some examples of brand advocates: Ambassadors for crafting and for Fiskars. So what can we learn about who advocates are and what motivates them?

World Map of Social Networks. December 2013: a new edition of my World Map of Social Networks, showing the most popular social networking sites by country, according to Alexa traffic data (caveat: it’s hard to understand the impact of Google+ because it is part of Google domain traffic).

World Map of Social Networks

A few differences since last June but a lot since June 2009. Zuck’s baby is the dominant social network in in 127 out of 137 countries analyzed: in the latest months Facebook lost Kyrgyzstan, but stole Syria from Maktoob. Facebook has now 1,189 billion monthly active users, but it is growing less rapidly than before (it has added just 34 million active users in 6 months). 351 million users in Asia, 276 million in Europe, 199 million in US & Canada, 362 million in remaining countries (according to Q3 2013 Earnings) In Russian territories V Kontakte and Odnoklassniki are still struggling to conquer the market. BUY MY BOOK “Social Media ROI” (in Italian) [Versione italiana dell'analisi di dicembre 2013] inShare762 inShare762 762inShare.

How CNN Is Using Social Media for Tonight's GOP Debate. 3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Social Search. Is your business ready for social search?

3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Social Search

In this article I’ll reveal what you need to know and what you need to do to prepare for social search. The Emergence of Social Search Earlier this year I predicted that this would be a breakout year for social search. It seems I was right—however, it’s unfolding differently than I expected, with Google leading the charge.

It turns out that Google is not going to sit back and allow Facebook to eat away at their search advertising revenue. What’s happened is Google recently changed its search algorithm that determines what type of online content is the most relevant—specifically placing greater emphasis on original social content. While Google didn’t specifically announce a focus on social content, the handwriting was already on the wall. Indeed, you may have already noticed that socially shared content is rising to the top of your Google search results. Social Content Matters for Search Why so much emphasis on social content?

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