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Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender. Social Media. From Facebook to Twitter: Save Your Community From Redundancy. Caroline Chen | March 10, 2011 | 8 Comments inShare107 By understanding the nuances of each platform's digital culture, you can create unique and relevant content, speak the right language, and effectively grow both communities.

From Facebook to Twitter: Save Your Community From Redundancy

Of all the social platforms, it's hard to avoid your favorite brand on Twitter or Facebook. There's a page for every living, breathing moment you have: shampoo, face wash, makeup, breakfast, work, lunch, exercise, dinner, entertainment, and sleep. I can't be alone in thinking there's not only a glut of information, but also brand redundancy that still exists across Twitter and Facebook. If Twitter remains your bite-sized Facebook RSS feed, you've only built a crutch for readership rather than a community. Consider these three areas of differentiation when managing your brand's presence in both environments: Customer interactions.

Content. Capacity. Social Networking Services, Social Networking, Website Traffic. 5 Huge Trends in Social Media Right Now. What's the first thing young women do when they wake up?

5 Huge Trends in Social Media Right Now

Check Facebook. How do enterprise employees pass the time at work? With social media. With so many studies highlighting ever-accelerating social media usage rates, the conclusion is obvious — social media is everywhere. What follows are five of the hottest social media trends right now. Entertainment checkin services are changing the way we watch television. 1. Smartphone owners have the world at their fingertips. What this means is that at any given moment, any smartphone owner can pull out their device, fire up a barcode scanning application, scan a code and complete activities or gain access to a wealth of immediately relevant information. The consumer's scanning behavior is so significant that location-sharing checkin services such as SCVNGR are giving away QR code decals to retailers free of charge. As scanning becomes a more socially acceptable practice, the barcode scan will only become more social in nature. 2. 3. 4.

101 Social Media Stats to Make Your Spirits Bright and Your Head Spin. Finding the right needle in the haystack that is the Internet is often times an exercise in futility and frustration.

101 Social Media Stats to Make Your Spirits Bright and Your Head Spin

Sure, you can find “quick tips” for just about anything, a “how-to” guide for maximizing anything you’d like to maximize, and “case studies” that illustrate someone else’s success story which you believe – for a fleeting moment – you can just as easily apply to your own situation. Most often the tips are oversimplified, the how-to guides leave much to be desired, and the case studies seem to more like exceptions than they are rules. What you really need, at the beginning, middle, and end of the day, is the truth. Or something that is almost close enough to the truth: like social media statistics. I Wanna Know Where the Stats At As you probably know, 108% of statistics are exaggerations, so be careful what you glean from this.

That said, here is my collection of social media statistics I’ve cobbled together over the past year. Social Media in the Daily Life of Web Users.