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I came across some interesting statistics that has me quite concerned about the dental hygiene levels on this planet. Apparently there are 600 million more people that own a mobile phone compared to those who own a toothbrush. Some research reveals that there are 4.8 billion mobile users but only 4.2 billion people with a toothbrush. Does that mean that every mobile should be sold with a free toothbrush or should you need to produce your toothbrush before you are given possession of your new mobile phone to ensure that future personal close encounters are engaging and pleasant? Another interpretation of those statistic is that toothbrushes are too expensive. The Importance of Statistics Statistics are used to make important decisions and social media statistics, facts and figures are often used to justify new media marketing strategies and tactics to the CEO. Here are the latest facts, figures and statistics for seven major social networks that marketers need to take notice of. Facebook Twitter

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2012 Social Network Analysis Report – Demographic – Geographic and Search Data Revealed 2011 marked the second year in which many social networks started to wane as social network saturation kicked in. The questions remains, how many social networks can you actively stay up to date on? As Facebook became the mainstay for many users in late 2009 and into 2010 and continuing into 2011, we see the continued fallout in interest for many other social networks. There are still a few social networks that are growing, year over year, however, such as Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter, to name a few. We added coverage of the following social networks this year (in no particular order): Google PlusPinterestDribbbleGoodreadsQuoraSlideshareSquidoo

Changes in Facebook’s Edgerank reduce reach, but double engagement: GroupM - News - Digital Facebook’s changes led to accusations that the social network giant was attempting to satisfy its investors by forcing brands to pay to attain the same reach as before , but marketers who saw the move as an opportunity to up engagement levels appear to have been proven right. GroupM's Next Predictive Insights team, in conjunction with the group’s social-media and community activation agency M80, analysed the Facebook pages of 25 brands following Facebook’s move. The study found that prior to the EdgeRank algorithm change, the brands studied had an average reach of roughly 16 per cent.

Winners Announced! – Why Open Education Matters Video Competition Timothy Vollmer, July 18th, 2012 Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the winners of the Why Open Education Matters video competition. The competition was launched in March 2012 to solicit creative videos that clearly communicate the use and potential of free, high-quality Open Educational Resources — or “OER” — and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students, and schools everywhere. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the competition with a video on the Why Open Education Matters website.

7 Hot Trends in Social Media Marketing As marketers' understanding of online social networking evolves, their use of various platforms has become more sophisticated. Many brands and public figures, after ascertaining that consumers respond well to images and humor, for instance, have begun to use both. Others have found that new channels, like Pinterest and Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" section, are effective promotional tools.

50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. Let me show you how Rick Mans explain how infographics ease the process of communicating conceptual information Image credit. Infographic is one of the most challenging types of graphic design because the creation process alone is pretty intensive.

Myspace: Revenues and audience looking up, apparently If you were trying to sell Myspace, what strategy would you take? As we can see from News Corp's leaked pitch document, as obtained by TechCrunch, the strategy seems to be to optimism and heavily selected figures – notably no mention of the bottom falling out of Myspace's world in terms of users, revenues and credibility. Late last month the Wall Street Journal reported the worsening Myspace advertiser drought, with the sharpest audience drop off yet in February this year. Uncertainty about ownership has added to the advertiser retreat.

Facebook Edgerank: what marketers need to know It's been nine months since I wrote the original Ultimate Guide to the Facebook Edgerank Algorithm. I was amazed to see the reaction to the piece. It clearly seemed to strike a chord as it went on to be the most popular guest post on Econsultancy in 2012. But a lot has changed since then in the world of Facebook. As I'm currently putting together a presentation for the upcoming Econsultancy Digital Shorts event in Manchester on Edgerank and other social algorithms, now seemed the perfect time to revisit the piece to update and expand it. What is EdgeRank? Finding Students' Hidden Strengths and Passions Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is the President of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and he has spent a lot of time thinking about how to inspire both. He has some ideas about how we can inspire our students by helping them find their hidden strengths and passions. To use the word "hidden" may not be quite accurate because often, strengths are hidden by lack of opportunity to display them. Too often, when students are in school, they are not looked at in terms of their strengths; rather, there is a focus on remediating their deficits. This is rarely a source of inspiration for anyone.

13 Trends in 2013: #4 Marketing grows enterprise wide and can no longer sustain being a ‘department’ As you are planning for 2013, your business will find itself facing questions concerning the social impact of your business and brand. Winnie Hart and Lorrie Lee from TwinEngine share 13 in 2013 – Social Media Marketing trends that will take flight. Social strategies will be utilized internally to maximize productivity and communication.

20 must read Infograhics on Big Data by Ravi Kalakota Big Data emphasizes the exponential growth of data volumes worldwide (collectively, >2.5 Exabytes/ day). Big Data incorporate the following key tenets: diversification, low latency, and ubiquity. In parallel, the emerging field of data science introduces new terms including, predictive modeling, machine learning, parallelized and in-database algorithms, Map Reduce, and data monetization.

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