Business: The Social Media Landscape
While corporate America still measures success in revenue sheets and cash on hand, there’s no question social media is changing the landscape of business. Youtube which has a larger social media presence than any of these corporations, is owned by google and therefore not its own corporation.
The History of Business of Social Media
In 1978 Ward Christensen and Randy Suess, two computer hobbyists, invent the computerized bulletin board system (BBS) to inform friends of meetings, make announcements and share information.
The Current State of Social Networks
Which social network has the highest percentage of women? Which network has the youngest user base? the smartest? the richest? Ignite social media looked at 59 social networks from around the world and, based on search data, we came up with some interesting findings.
Solving Crime with Social Media
Social media can be a great tool to document our daily lives, and when it comes to solving crimes, law enforcement officials view it as a valuable tool, too. A survey of law enforcement professionals revealed that a majority use social media for several reasons.
Facebook for Office: How Social Media Inspires Voters
Young Americans are more active on facebook than politics. Of people aged 18-24, 98% use some sort of social media regularly. That’s almost double the number of Americans, age 18 to 24- years old, who cast their vote. Only 48.5 % voted in the 2008 presidential election.
The Value of Facebook
Measuring the economic and social impact of facebook across Europe, Facebook adds an estimated 15.3 billion value to the European economy. Economic impact of the new industry of applications and services built on top of the facebook platform.
The Rise of Social Networking Ad Spending
Social network and spending is one again on the rise, argues a recent study by eMarketer, which predicts that US advertisers will spend nearly $1.7 billion on social sites this year. This estimate is a noticeable increase from initial 2010 projection made by eMarketer which forecasted $1.3B for this year, as well as a 20% increase from 2009 spending.
The Business Behind Facebook
Prior to facebook, people had to use detective work and old fashioned stalker technology to find out what their exes and goofball best friend from third grade was up to. Those were hard times. By 2010, facebook has inundated the earth so thoroughly that you’ll never have to rely on a shady private eye to stalk your friends and enemies again.
30 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts
You spent hours researching, writing, finding graphics and uploading your blogs posts, but your work isn’t done yet. To get the most out of each blog post, you need to promote it as much as you can. Sharing each post on social media should be your first avenue for promotion.
Social Media Blunders
Social media has become an important and powerful online tool. It enables celebrities and athletes to easily reach their fan bases and helps businesses continuously engage their customers. While social media’s real-time nature makes it ideal for spreading messages and responding quickly, that same quality allows for occasional blunders and bad judgment to be broadcast on a very public scale.