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Greetings and Happy New Year! To kick off 2012, some of you may think of giving your Facebook Page a facelift. There may be some features you wish to add such as custom iframe tabs with fan gate option or ideas to encourage fans engagement on your Page.
Hanson Hosein is the Director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media at the University of Washington. He’s written Storyteller Uprising: Trust & Persuasion in the Digital Age , and the host of Four Peaks on UWTV and has advised Microsoft, CVS Caremark and MasterCard on digital media storytelling strategies. As 2011 comes to a close, the economic situation remains bleak. Usually, graduate school applications rise during a depressed job market, but the ongoing uncertainty has discouraged some potential students from pursuing a graduate degree — MBA applications are down 10% , according to The Wall Street Journal . Yet with the rise of social media and the rapid advance of technology — particularly mobile — there’s increased interest in more specialized graduate programs that give priority to certain skills and strategies.
On Facebook? Like the Mashable Facebook page and check out our favorite articles covering social media, tech news, and digital culture! Facebook Timeline has been on the back burner for months now, after it was first announced at the company's f8 conference in September.
I like to call 2011 "The Year of Social Media." Small businesses, franchises, nonprofits and entrepreneurs all got into the social-media game -- throwing spaghetti against the wall to see what stuck. To many, it probably seemed a chaotic mess of apps and gadgets flooding the market. Businesses had a lot of options to try to connect with customers, and some clear lessons emerged from the chaos. 1. Loyal customers are your best channel to new business.
LinkedIn has unveiled a new Group Statistics dashboard that allows group admins to drill down into the demographics and growth of their groups. The new dashboard, as CEO Jeff Weiner describes it on Twitter, turns relevant information about each group into an infographic-style display. This information is summarized on a dashboard, but can also be broken down in three areas: “Demographics”, “Growth” and “Activity”.
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I write The Digital Life, a monthly tech column in our sister Conde Nast magazine, GQ . This is my column from last month's issue (dated July). To subscribe to GQ, click here . Frustrated at never getting anywhere near inbox zero? The good news is that email 's on the way out.
Using Google+? Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Organizing your circles in Google+ can be the most confusing part of the new social network. Yet people are learning to embrace and even optimize their circles for better productivity, filtering and privacy. We spoke with some Google+ mavericks about how they've corralled their circles to be more effective.
I have been spending time on Google+ since its launch, and though people on Google+ are talking a lot about Google+ (isn't that breaking the first rule of fight club?) every day I begin to see its potential take it into different directions -- not based upon the platform itself, but rather based upon its interoperability with Google's other properties. Seamless YouTube video integration. Real-time photo sharing via Google Photos. Music library streaming via Google Music.
Guide updated January 18, 2012 Google+ : It's the hot social network on the block. In just a few months, Google's competitor to Facebook and Twitter has amassed more than 40 million users , and its growth hasn't stopped . It's become a hotbed for early adopters, tech luminaries, marketers and businesses around the world. Google+, however, isn't the easiest thing to understand.
Has your Facebook account suddenly been disabled? Don't worry, it can happen to anyone (even celebrities like Roger Ebert ), and it can usually be fixed with a little effort and a careful approach. First, you should get acquainted with Facebook's Statement of Rights & Responsibilities . We know, it's a long document but it contains important guidelines on what you should and shouldn't do on the world's biggest social network. Why Was My Account Disabled?
We're always on the lookout for innovative social media campaigns at Mashable . This week we scoured the web and our Twitter feeds to find some of the most interesting campaigns out there. From utilizing online video in an inventive way to creating a unique presence on Facebook , these six social media campaigns are some of the most original pieces of work as of late. Let us know about your favorite recent social media campaigns in the comments below.
At its core, they consider . We then help them prioritize and plan for implementing the strongest alternative. Since many organizations are challenged right now in determining what social networking means for them, . We’re partnered with Social Business Strategies and its founder Nate Riggs to How quick?
Twitter’s redesigned and feature-rich web interface (a.k.a. #newTwitter), which was announced last fall , has been completely rolled out, according to a company Tweet. That means that Twitter users can no longer use the old version of the site, which has been the case for nearly a year. You can access more information about #NewTwitter here. Of course, this means that all Twitter.com users will be using the same application, which is sure to make things a bit easier for Twitter when it comes to feature and design rollouts.