Let’s face it. You cannot Google any subject without coming across an orphaned blog—someone’s former beloved brainchild that simply proved to be too much effort. What happens to these strapped-for-time bloggers, and where do their future ideas wind up? Many have opted to tweet.
So why do so many people now choose Twitter over other social media tools to create a brand, to put their ideas out there, and to build their online reputations? Here are a few compelling reasons.
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It turns out social media has such a strong draw that some people are even sacrificing sex to get their daily dose of being on social networks.
That’s according to this infographic, based on data from the U.K, by Browser Media.
How many people are sacrificing sex just to be on social media? Browser Media says that 8 percent do.
Another revelation that the study and infographic offers is that women spending more time on social media than men. Women spend an average of 60 minutes on these sites …
Facebook has acquired for an undisclosed amount a younger social networking site that focuses on storytelling.
On Friday, Storylane unveiled in an official blog post the “acqui-hire” with social networking giant Facebook. Its acquisition means the service on storylane.com will shut down, as the team behind it will work on new projects with Facebook.
Storylane CEO and founder Jonathan Gheller wrote in the post about longstanding negotiations with Facebook on how both teams can work together. …
The numbers are in and the Pew Research Center has released its list of top 5 social networking sites in the U.S. for 2012.
Out of all the internet users surveyed in the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 67 percent said that they use social networking.
Facebook reigns at the top with 67 percent of internet users saying they use the world’s biggest social networking site.
Coming at a distant second place is Twitter with 16 percent. Pinterest follows close behind Twitter with 15 percent …
A new study by a global intelligence firm has found that consumers fear of acquiring bad behavior from technological changes.
McCann Truth Central, a division of advertising agency McCann Erickson, released the new global research report based on a survey of 7,000 respondents living in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, China, Japan, Peru, South Africa, and Turkey.
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Daryl Lee, global chief strategy officer at McCann, says the study entitled “The Truth About …
Join The Heard has announced that SixString, the first social networking app for guitarists, now is a featured app in the Social Network category of the Apple iTunes Store.
Released on December last year, the iOS mobile application now comes with in-app video recording and sharing for guitarists to capture and share music, gear, and tones with the rapidly growing SixString community.
Guitarist Gary Hoey, a surfer-rock musician with 18 recorded albums and had five hits on Billboard’s Top 20 …
It’s so much easier to connect with friends now, wherever they may be in the world, because of social media. However, this new communication tool is so powerful, that it comes with great responsibility in terms of not causing any misunderstanding among your friends through your actions in these
Argentina and Brazil are the most engaged social networking markets in the world, according to comScore’s latest breakdown of social networking activity in Latin America.
While the analytics company’s study found that Latin American visitors spent almost 10 hours on average on social networking sites in November this year, it found that LinkedIn, the world’s largest network for professionals, had strong growth over the past year because of its organic growth and the acquisition of …
Google+ now has more than 400 million users, announces Google SVP Vic Gundotra.
The Googler unveiled the figures in a post on the search giant’s social network and added that about 25 percent of them are active users.
In the post, Gundotra seemed struck at the number of users Google managed to rack up in a very short time.
“This week we also hit an important milestone – over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+. It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we …
US President Barack Obama addressed citizens’ concerns on Reddit last week to much fanfare and surprise among the social news website’s users.
He conducted the confabulation while he was at a campaign stop in Virginia.
The chatting session lasted up to 30 minutes, with the president answering various pressing issues that span from campaign finance and reform to Internet legislation and