The speed at which the social media universe has forever altered online interaction, marketing and the exchange of information has been phenomenal. I thought it might be helpful, for those that are only ‘tuning in’ to the space in the past 6-12 months, to provide a very brief commentary on the past two years from a macro-standpoint.
Facebook rolled out the change from ‘Become a Fan’ to ‘Like’ today. According to Christopher Heine, of Clickz.com, Facebook had communicated that their research pointed towards a higher level of comfort for Facebook users when ‘liking’ versus ‘becoming a fan.’
Looking for a scalable solution to start or nurture an online community? SocialGO impressed us when we took a close look at this powerful turnkey software that almost any user could operate to generate a feature-rich social community.
At the current pace of the accelerating social media space – the next evolution in social media could send everyone racing, yet again, to understand and strategically gauge the best implementation of the medium…which may become completely reinvented. Relax, it won’t happen tomorrow or next week – but keep your expectations in check as it can always be right around the corner. What are we talking about? Web 3.0. Where your status will be called your “nimbus” and those things you want to follow or have interest in will be called your “focus.”
In one of the most compelling videos we have seen to date, a great stack of staggering and significant statistics are linked together in a chain that documents the exponential growth of social media mathematically. The fundamental shift in the way consumers consume has been changing the dynamics of marketing and the online spend vs traditional offline spend for even the biggest marketing budgets.
As of today and according to a tracking system developed by Inside Facebook (which permits developers to submit their applications for the list) the top application on Facebook, with a commanding 63 million users, is FarmVille. This interactive game takes advantage of every possible user-generated sharing activity in the execution of game play, and it’s paying off time and time again.
As the lines between search engines and social networks continue to blur, things are getting interesting. Consider, as most of you already know, that Google is the #1 online destination and that Facebook is now #2 (at the time of this writing as per Alexa rankings) so both giants have the world’s best platforms for their particular category. The final piece of the current puzzle involves figuring out how to leverage the power inherent in both companies’ respective platforms in a way that shows users their first online destination should be one or the other. Or does it?
So, what the heck is the big deal about Twitter’s new API that allows you to create a Twitter list?
It’s a big deal, and here are the reasons…
Creating these lists, even if you don’t post to Listorious, will start to cement you as an authority on the resourceful tweeters that other seek to find. In other words, other Twitterers look to you in order to find the people they should be following.
These guys did it right, setting up a wealth of template options to run polls, capture data, and more to get you started but with the easy editing features you will quickly see why Wufoo is an award-winning tool and top of the class in its category. It is free for basic features, and affordable for increased features – and extremely user-friendly. We bet you will love it.
At a time when some companies are completely banning social media in the office, and others are embracing it, it looks like Flip.to presents a compelling reason to keep your employees happy while you simultaneously give your bottom line more potential.
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Everyday, it seems, another app comes from somewhere allowing you to update your social networks from a single location. TubeMogul recently made such an announcement, and there are countless plugins for WordPress that do the same, as well as plugins for browsers, such as Minggl for Firefox. Well, here is one for Facebook, called SocialToo. [...]
For those of you that missed the recent news: Facebook acquired FriendFeed. They have surpassed MySpace on multiple levels of critical user metrics, and continue to accelerate in growth despite the economical conditions over the recent past. They are increasing staff by 50% this year. Here is the full story: http://mashable.com/2009/08/24/facebook-hiring/ Jason Small Social Media [...]