On February 7, Cam Newton’s 15-1 Carolina Panthers will take the field against Payton Manning’s 12-4 Denver Broncos in what is almost assured to be the biggest football game ever in the history of American football: Super Bowl 50. While the Panthers and Broncos will spend next Sunday battling each other for the better part of four hours, two of the biggest social media networks in the world will be competing with one another for the eyeballs of people who are watching Super Bowl 50.
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In recent decades in the United States, the debate over gun safety and how we can respect and protect the 2nd Amendment have been controversial subjects. Just last week, President Obama unveiled new executive actions that are designed to limit who can get his / her hands on firearms, but in a new move, Facebook has decided to ban gun sales from its website as well as its photo sharing app Instagram.
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks over the last several months in Beirut, Paris, San Bernardino, Aden and several other prominent cities, people are starting to look to an unusual place for help: social media platforms. In this new generation of terrorism, Facebook monitors itself.
Are you having trouble attracting followers to your blog? Do you wish that you have a ready-made group of followers who already have some vested interest in what you have to say? If so, you should consider using Facebook Notes!
Do you remember Facebook Notes? The tool has been around for a long time, almost since Facebook was initially launched. It used to be a way for you to write more lengthy posts that wouldn’t fit in a restricted status update. (Remember those days? Those were days when people couldn’t just fill your timeline with long status updates that put forward crazy conspiracy theories. I, personally, miss those days.)
Okay, back to the point: Facebook Notes was the place where you would copy and paste quizzes and surveys and answer burning questions about yourself or your friends. (If you’re feeling nostalgic, try this Notes survey on for size.) [Read more…]
As it turns out, Facebook’s rumored “dislike” button really isn’t a dislike button at all — it’s a set of emoji-like emoticons, and the traditional “like” button is just one in the set.
In 2014, the top social networks were, in terms of number of month actual users, in order:
- Google Plus (surprise, surprise!)
Not surprisingly, each platform has a specific target demographic, which is basically divided into two major sectors: professional use and personal use.
When it comes to profession and/or business purposes, the main contenders are Facebook and LinkedIn. The question about which platform serves a business best remains unanswered. [Read more…]
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, and breaking through the noise is harder than ever. How do you get past the images with quotes, and reshares of funny photos?
I think it all depends on your goals for Facebook. Often times we fall into a pattern of just copying what everyone else is doing because that “worked”. But just because posting idiotic memes works for George Takei doesn’t mean it will work for me!
You have to be yourself and be consistent with that message. The challenge however is avoid the temptation to always post links to your product or company, especially when you’re in the online marketing world. Be human and interact with your followers/friends, and then every once in a while mix in a link or two. And yeah, sometimes posting a silly cat video is needed! [Read more…]
Social media as we know it today is not even 10 years old, and like children that same age, it can be unruly, wild and amazing. But the opportunity to reach thousands and beyond with a single web page or a well-placed post is attractive to small business owners.
If you spend even a week on Facebook, you’ll discover that identifying and connecting with your “fans” takes real effort. Your target audience doesn’t just show up because your page exists. You have to engage them, consistently. You have to share and give a little insight into what your business does and the people behind your brand. The goal is to put out just the right amount of information so you don’t come off cold, distant and too corporate to connect; all while avoiding a deadly dose of TMI – too much information. [Read more…]
Google Glass, by design, is a social product. Customers wear the glasses everywhere and therefore, they have the option to easily stay connected on the go.
With that real-time connectivity, it was only a matter of time before social networks jumped on-board.
Announced at Google I/O, the product is now receiving social connectivity via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and collaboration platform Evernote.
Before those social networks jumped on-board, Google Glass was already connected to mobile-only social network Path.
Each of the social networking options will be available as “Glassware,” the new name for Google Glass apps. [Read more…]