The 10 Most Viral Tumblr Blogs Of 2013 | Fast Company | Business + Innovation Among the many Top 10 lists featured in Yahoo's Year In Review recap of search trends in 2013 is a new addition to the 13-year-old report: a look into some trends on Tumblr, the blogging platform that Yahoo acquired in May. Here's how the year's most viral Tumblrs stacked up: Top 10 Most Viral Blogs on Tumblr in 2013: 1.
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Using social media across cultures Today I’ve got a guest post from Christian Arno. Read below for more info. Most businesses are now well aware of the benefits that using social media can bring, such as driving sales, getting customer feedback, building brand awareness and more. However, the majority are still only focusing on major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Iceland's president: Social media turns government into a 'sideshow' Iceland's president: Social media is more powerful than governmentPresident: "I can't see any chance for traditional ... institutions to keep up"Olafur Ragnar Grimsson also hopes to develop Iceland as an Internet hubThe country is courting data centers, which house the Internet Camden, Maine (CNN) -- Facebook updates and YouTube videos are becoming more important to global affairs than governments, Iceland's president said this week. "This so-called social media has transformed our democratic institutions in such a way that what takes place in the more traditional institutions of power -- congress, ministries, even the White House or the presidency and the cabinet in my country -- has become almost a sideshow," Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland's president, said in an interview with CNN on Thursday at the PopTech conference here in coastal Maine. "I know it's a strong statement, especially coming from someone who spent most of his life within those institutions.
This neat little infographic from Endelman Digital maps out the social media habits of internet users all across Asia. The data used comes from PC-based internet users only, leaving out the very substantial chunk of Asians staring at the internet through their phone or at an internet cafe. But anyway, it's pretty to look at, and gives a nice clear peak at user habits, as well as Facebook's slow and steady world domination. (Penn Olson points out that Facebook actually does surpass Wretch in Taiwan, with 58% online penetration.) It's clear that video viewing eats up the lion's share of Asia's time online, while blogging falls a close second in most countries. Interestingly, China has the lowest percentage of social networking usage of all 13 countries listed (I can't decide if this is surprising or not.) Infographic: Social media usage across Asia - Shanghaiist