A Smorgasbord of Social Media: 7/25/14


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Welcome back for another weekly roundup of all things social media! Today we’re honing in on all things Facebook. They have some great news and updates that we want to be sure to break down for you!   Saved By The…Facebook (Sort Of)! In today’s day and age there’s so much going on around us. Staying on top of our favorite music and movies is a big task. Not to mention we’re also expected to remember all of our friends’ birthdays! Fortunately, Facebook has swooped in and make life a little bit easier for our brains. The new Save feature keeps track of just about anything we’ve had to remember in life.  According to Facebook’s blog in which they released information on the update, “You can save items like links, places, movies, TV and music.” But how helpful is this, really? We already have iCal, the reminder app, Evernote, and other … Continue reading

A Smorgasbord of Social Media: 7/21/14


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Welcome back for another weekly roundup of all things social media! Sorry we missed you on Friday, but we are here today, so get yourselves ready for all the great updates that we have coming your way. Let’s get to it!     Facebook Shopping Zuckerberg and his army have expanded the social networking platform’s capabilities into the realm of eCommerce business. Now, shopping on Facebook is is as easy as a single click of the new Buy button. That’s right! Last week Facebook gave advertisers the ability to sell their products directly on Facebook with this new feature. So now we can basically live off of our newsfeeds and forget everything else. But how does it work? When you click Buy, you’ll be prompted to enter your credit card information and make your purchase. You’ll then have the option of storing this information for future use. For those of us concerned … Continue reading

A Smorgasbord of Social Media: 7/11/14


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Welcome back for another weekly roundup of all things social media! We missed last week, so we have some important updates to catch up on. Let’s get right to it!       Huffington Boast It seems as though a congratulations is in order for The Huffington Post. It turns out that the top-performing publisher on Facebook last month was Arianna Huffington and the rest of her Internet subscribers. According to NewsWhip, The Huffington Post had the highest amount of shares and interactions in June. This means that they beat out the likes of CNN, ESPN, NBC, EliteDaily, and even our ever-so-loved provider of absurdly addicting online quizzes, BuzzFeed.   For those of us that are number-oriented, THP published 26,264 articles in June. To put this into perspective, the lowest number of articles published was 89 (playbuzz.com), and the highest number of articles published was 122,186 (Yahoo!). So it just … Continue reading

A Smorgasbord of Social Media: 6/27/14


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Welcome back for another weekly roundup of all things social media! We have some important updates for you so let’s get right to it.   Help Me Help You Are you one of the many people that immediately hits “0” on the dial pad when dealing with automated customer service systems? We do this because people want to deal with an actual person when seeking customer service assistance. Whether it’s via phone or email, it gives us peace of mind to deal with an actual human being rather than some lifeless program that continually makes you repeat your last response. How does this relate to social media, you ask? Well, with the rise of various networking sites, many companies have started utilizing social media for customer service purposes. A recent study by Forrester and Conversocial, which surveyed 159 senior contact center executives, revealed a key aspect regarding the needs of customers. … Continue reading

A Smorgasbord of Social Media: 6/20/14


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Happy Friday and welcome back for another weekly roundup of all things social media! Today we have a lot of exciting news regarding the world of mobile apps and GIFs. So what’re we waiting for? Let’s get right to it!     Undercover Job Seeking We recently discussed some new design changes coming to LinkedIn profiles. In addition to cover photos and larger profile pictures, LinkedIn created a mobile app to let you use the networking site while on the go. Now, they’re taking that initiative a step further by rolling out a second mobile app for iOS specifically for job searching. You may initially be thinking that this seems a bit unnecessary for LinkedIn. But, this new job search app provides you with one key benefit that surely makes it worthwhile: job seekers can now be on the search and have it kept private. Furthermore, the app will also … Continue reading

A Smorgasbord of Social Media: 6/13/14


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Welcome back to another weekly roundup of all things social media. We have some important updates for you so let’s get right to it.     Facebook Using More Outside Data To Improve Quality Of Ads Delivered Facebook collects all of its individual data from your actions on the social networking site, mostly from the pages you like. To take their advertising to the next level, they are using your off-Facebook data. When you search for an item on the web, Facebook will start showing you ads that are relevant to that search. For example, if they think you’re interested in electronics, they may show you ads for other electronics or devices that are often purchased. The social networking giant is also giving users more control of the ads they see with ‘Ad Preferences’. It’s a new tool that will be on the drop down of every ad explaining why … Continue reading