The Social Media Strategist Series is supported by StrongMail, which helps marketers forge meaningful, profitable and long-lasting connections with customers through e-mail marketing and social media. Learn more here. Social media marketing is a quickly changing area within the marketing discipline. 5 Masterminds Redefining Social Media Marketing
A fascinating article at the Daily Beast chronicled an attempt to reverse engineer the Facebook social news feed. It sought to answer questions about how and who Facebook chooses to display on your news feed page. Not surprisingly, Facebook makes assumptions based on behavior to ensure that it propagates people and information with the highest likelihood of gaining attention or engagement. The economics of gaining attention
Social Network Content Creation Has Plateaued [STUDY] With 500 million people using Facebook and Twitter seeing more than two billion tweets per month, one would assume that social media usage is skyrocketing. New research from Forrester suggests that while participation is on the rise, actual content creation may not be. Forrester's Social Technographics Profile analyzes consumer social behaviors and trends on an annual basis.
Students at Harrisburg university appeared split on the blackout, with some reporting higher levels of concentration in class and others trying to circumvent the short-term ban. Photograph: Adrian Wyld/AP It is perhaps inevitable given the rise of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter that the number of places blocking access to them is also growing. Burma, China, Iran, Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, the roll-call goes on and on. Harrisburg in Pennsylvania? US college blocks Facebook and Twitter in social experiment | Media
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Social media plays an important role in our lives and has drastically changed the world in ways more than one; It is now one of our important platforms of communication – we live and breathe it everyday, we rely on them for information and may even feel awkward not checking our Facebook account for notifications for 24 hours. Whether B2B or B2C, every industry is able to leverage on social media for their business. The Value of Social Media [STATS]