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Social Media Companies: A Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] So you're new to this whole social media thing. Maybe you're savvy enough to know your Facebook from your Twitter, your Pinterest from your Spotify. But what about Tagged?

Social Media Companies: A Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Men and Women Really Want, According to Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] As a fully-licensed and accredited man, I am wholly unqualified to discuss what women want or care about. That's what social data is for. Social media monitoring company NetBase analyzed a year's worth of online conversations — 27 billion, to be exact. Using natural language processing, they parsed English grammar and gender voice in search of phrases like "I want X." The data was then analyzed for sentiment, and condensed into a top 10 list for each sex. What Men and Women Really Want, According to Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
Who needs an expensive social media consultant when you can train your employees in Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn best practices yourself? This Mindflash infographic breaks down the types of social media users you'll find in your company — the digital native, savvy technologist, reluctant user, digital newby and digital contrarian — and how to approach training each of them. This guide also highlights an important fact: 76% of companies do not have a clearly defined social media policy.

Everything to Teach Your Employees About Social Media

Everything to Teach Your Employees About Social Media
Social Demographics: Who's Using Today's Biggest Networks [INFOGRAPHIC] More than 66% of adults are connected to one or more social media platforms, but who exactly are these people? The infographic below, created by Online MBA, breaks down the demographics, including education level, income, age and gender of social media users, along with other miscellaneous facts. Some sites’ users are more demographically alike than others. One thing is the same for most social sites — college students, or those who have completed some college, represent the majority on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg and Reddit. Among Facebook users, 57% have completed some college, and 24% have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Although, people 45 and older make up 46% of Facebook users. Social Demographics: Who's Using Today's Biggest Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]
How Social Networks are Killing the Internet How Social Networks are Killing the Internet Share this on Facebook! Tweet this to your followers! Pin it to Pinterest! Submit the link to StumbleUpon and drive tons of traffic to your site! Digg it and hopefully more eyeballs will see it (and then it will end up on Facebook through the Digg Social Reader).
How to Prepare for the Social Networked Afterlife How to Prepare for the Social Networked Afterlife Signing up for a free social networking account is easy. A few clicks and there you go - open up your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts. Get connected.
The Power of the Social Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC] The Power of the Social Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC] Twenty years ago, if you were dissatisfied with a company's product or business practices, you'd probably stop buying from them. You might write an angry letter. You might even tell your friends and family (a whopping 25 people, at best) not to patronize that business. But the game has changed with social media. While one angry tweet may not make much impact, the web allows customers to find and connect with like-minded parties. Critical mass has never been more within consumers' reach.
Is Justin Timberlake really bringing MySpace back? Could be, according to data released by the company on Monday. MySpace claims that it now has "an average of 40,000 new registrations daily" and says it has added more than a million new users since launching its new MySpace Music Player in December. The site also touts its library of 42 million songs as the world's largest collection of free music, signifying that services like Spotify — not Facebook or Google+ — may be its real competition. "The numbers tell an amazing story of strong momentum and dramatic change for Myspace," company CEO Tim Vanderhook said in a statement. "And the one million-plus new user accounts we've seen in the last 30 days validates our approach." MySpace Gains a Million New Users in a Month [VIDEO] MySpace Gains a Million New Users in a Month [VIDEO]
Todd Piett is the chief product officer at Rave Mobile Safety / Smart911.com. He writes about technology trends in public safety and enhanced 9-1-1. Todd is a board member of the NG9-1-1 Institute and is a member of APCO’s Emerging Technology Committee, in addition to holding numerous technology patents. We post eight years of video to YouTube every day. How Law Enforcement Uses Social Media for Forensic Investigation How Law Enforcement Uses Social Media for Forensic Investigation
Zachary Rodgers | February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments inShare172 Growth of newcomers Pinterest and Google+ show social category is still in flux. ComScore: Social Universe Still Quickly Expanding [STUDY] ComScore: Social Universe Still Quickly Expanding [STUDY]
Social Media Week is upon us, so we thought it would be appropriate to delve into the social media industry and see how its salaries stack up. Social media is an evolving and cutting-edge field, so it should come as no surprise that you can make a great living managing a brand's presence on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare and other social platforms. In the infographic below, produced by OnwardSearch, you can see where the social media jobs are concentrated, the breakdown of job titles in the industry, and how much dough the average social mediate is bringing home each year. (The graphic shows the 25th and 75th percentiles for salary, pulled from Indeed). Does this stack up with what you've seen in the industry?

The Social Media Salary Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

U.S. Adults: Most People Are Kind on Social Media [STUDY] Adults know how to play nice online, according to a recent survey that asked U.S. adults who use social networking sites how many of their interactions were positive. The survey showed 85% of U.S. adults say people are mostly kind online. Five percent of adults said people are mostly unkind and another 5% say it depends on the situation. These results differs from a Pew Research Center survey from last November that asked teenagers the same question. Like the adults, the majority of teens (69%) said people are mostly kind online.

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Should universities be allowed to force student athletes to have their Facebook and Twitter accounts monitored by coaches and administrators? No, says a bill recently introduced into the Maryland state legislature. The bill would prohibit institutions "from requiring a student or an applicant for admission to provide access to a personal account or service through an electronic communications device" — by sharing usernames, passwords or unblocking private accounts, for example. Bill Aims to Give Athletes More Social Media Privacy
The Socially Aware blog has put together a nice infographic that highlights several key decisions in social media case law, starting with the Sony v. Universal Supreme Court Betamax recording decision of 1984 and continuing to the more recent past. In light of the SOPA and PIPA protests and discussions of this week, I found the review enlightening and interesting to see how far we have gone in terms of legislating copyright violations and other digital misdeeds. Remember Facebook suing and ultimately crushing Power.com? How about Courtney Love's Tweet that supposedly defamed a fashion designer? Infographic: Key Moments in Social Media Law
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