The Value of a Social Following [INFOGRAPHIC] A lot of social marketers will tell you to throw ROI out the window when it comes to social media. We think they are wrong. We believe there is a value in a Like or Follow. The Connections Between Social Networks and Cloud Computing Everyone is talking about “the cloud.” But what does it mean? Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years.
Empire Avenue: The Social Stock Market At it’s core, Empire Avenue is a quick and effective way for people to expand, engage and evaluate their social networks. The company views itself like “social media rocket fuel” as depicted in it’s branding and graphics. What’s cool is that it’s powered by a social stock market where share prices are determined by engagement and activity across social networks, “shareholders” earn virtual currency based on said engagement. For website owners it’s a great way to gain new audiences, drive traffic and measure the results of your efforts. Profile for Раиса Огонек admin Russian Federation Member Since 2012Last Updated Apr 16 2014 Good The TrustScore measures trustworthinessby analyzing your virtuous onlinebehaviors and transactions. Verifications
Top 10 Tools For Managing Your Social Media Accounts Attempting to juggle each and every one of your social media accounts can be tricky, scary, and time-consuming. For example, while you’re busy updating your Facebook status, you might have forgotten to favorite a tweet. Speaking of tweets, when is the best time to send one out to followers? Ugh. Social Source Commons Problem Statement A great range of resources exist to inform software selection, use and support in NPOs and NGOs, but they are not well connected, and rarely share common formats or metadata. To date, there is no place for comprehensively mapping the full range of "what's out there" and "who's using what", and in turn aggregating relevant information for tools and categories of tools. There is also no general platform for sharing collective software knowledge in geographic, subsector and other specialized contexts. Anecdotal inquiry and formal research both indicate that software selection in the NPO/NGO sector is usually done by "asking friends what they use".
Meet Kontest, a Cutting-Edge Enterprise Social Marketing Contest Platform Kontest is a social marketing platform for community managers running marketing campaigns on facebook, the open web and mobile devices. Developed by two French guys, Sylvain Weber and Jacinthe Busson, Kontest competes in the crowded social marketing space with companies like Wildfire, Strutta and Involver. Kontest is easy to use even for non-techies. Simply select a promotion type (sweepstakes, poll, photo contest, instant win or quiz), choose a gift, the rules will auto generate and then you’re ready to deploy. Built-in design tools help you easily customize the look of your contest. Kontest allows multiple users to manage each contest and since the service supports multiple languages it’s an ideal solution for large teams spanning the globe.
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What About Me? A Picture of My Digital Life Intel has put together a pretty cool dynamic infographic that uses you as the source of its information. You sign in with Facebook and optionally Twitter and YouTube, and it puts together a graphic showing you some interesting statistics about your existence on the social web. You can check out the app here, but read on for my impressions. The first thing the application will do is ask you to sign in with your various social accounts, and explain that “What About Me?” Kred @chillie31512 gave +Kredto @hiddenmarietta in Comcast Celebrities.Give +Kred to @chillie31512
Record and share video live from your mobile phone At Skype, we know and love that technology continues to evolve. Today, people carry smartphones around in their pockets instead of being tethered to a desk, allowing people to stay in touch on the go. Skype has likewise evolved to help people stay connected from anywhere on any device, and we’ve continued to see growth on Skype for mobile devices. In fact, we’re honored that Skype is consistently rated as one of the top mobile apps on iTunes, the Google Play Store and the Windows Phone Store. We’re always hard at work evolving Skype for mobile, and have continued to add new features, such as group video calling.