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Ever feel like you tweet something important, but no one believes you? A recent study shows you how to boost the credibility of your tweets, making people take them more seriously. And it's not just marketing fluff; the study was conducted by researchers from Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University . Among the lessons for how to get trustworthy tweets: Gain followers and retweets, include URLs in your posts, have a profile picture, and fill out your bio with information related to topics you tweet about. The researchers surveyed more than 250 Twitter users to determine what factors do and don't lend tweets credibility. Then they scored that group of factors on a scale of one to five, five being the highest.
Facebook's social ads link social actions with advertising. So, if you Like a brand that has paid for advertising on Facebook , your friends may see a message informing them you are a fan of that company. Facebook says, "This personalized experience gives you the power to tell friends what you like and to see what they like." While some may consider this an informative use of their social graphs, others consider it an intrusion of privacy.
Morgan Norman is the founder and CEO of WorkSimple , the social performance application focused on social goals, feedback and recognition for you, your team and company. Connect with him and WorkSimple on Facebook and Twitter . Cutting edge apps, software, websites and gadgets are sparking big changes in the workplace. Consequently, traditional performance reviews are no longer making the cut, and with good reason.
Facebook may have been a hunting ground last year for developers expanding their social mobile programs, but their sights are set on growing with Google in 2012, a new study suggests. According to a new report by mobile platform company Appcelerator and analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), developers are more interested in using Google products such as Google+, search, Gmail and the Android Market to implement their social strategies. The survey — which was conducted among 2,173 developers worldwide — found that 39% of participants said the network effects of Google’s initiatives are more important to their social strategies in 2012 than Facebook’s social graph. SEE ALSO: Facebook Wants to Own Your Social Graph “Google is learning some good lessons from Facebook about what not to do and what to do better,” Appcelerator principal analyst Michael King told Mashable. “We didn’t expect Google to expect to do so well against Facebook, but it puts them at an advantage.
The Social Media Infographics Series is supported by Vocus ' Social Media Strategy Tool , a free, six-step online tool that lets you build a custom social media framework tailored to your organization’s goals. Thousands of flights each and every day transport millions of passengers all over the world. As we all know, traveling can make one irritable, and delays or lost baggage prompt many consumers to complain. Before social media, these complaints might dissipate in the ether or be left on hold for 30 minutes. Fortunately, the airline industry has taken note of the social web as a customer service tool, fielding complaints, inquiries and yes, even compliments, on Twitter and Facebook . Never has the airline industry been so responsive, helpful, compassionate and human.