There were a rumor of a coup in circling around social medias sites in China. The Chines government did not like it so much so they stated to close down a dozen website, penalizing two of the most popular website. They even go as far as detaining six people (probably torture them too). The biggest threat to the Chinese Communism is the internet especially with the uprising of social media. For more, Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6675667/Chinese-govt-cracks-down-on-social-media
Bellow is a graph to the most popular brand with Facebook "Likes" As you can see from the graphs, millions of Facebook users are influencing the brand image. Currently, there are close to a billion active users on Facebook. These are active users, the one that is actively using Facebook day to day not just create an account with a post and leave. In the social business especially with Facebook, is no about who you know but how many "likes" you get. There are also services where you can buy "likes", one... [More]
There are 7 reason that the author is this article think of why every compnay is about becoming a social business: 1. Social media will be dwarfed by social business 2. People do business with people, not companies 3. Your employees need to be digital citizens, too 4. You don’t need to eat the whole social business elephant in one bite 5. A social business can be a good business, too 6. Enough already with the useless email chains 7. It’s okay to fail as long as you do it quickly For an explanation of the 7 points, please head up the... [More]
Angela Yochem, chief technology officer at AstraZeneca, which has 57,200 employees in the U.S., Europe and Asia says that the tools that the employees get to their enterprise-level social collaboration are not really optimize for mobile. Currently the enterprise users are turning into social collaboration tolls to allow their employees to work together seamlessly. "Companies are using enterprise-level versions of Facebook-like profiles and networks, instant messaging, videoconferencing and microblogging." Even with these... [More]
Who is the world most popular social media network use by small business in the U.S? Facebook Up to 70 percent of small business use Facebook with about 18 million Facebook pages. Each of the business want to grab the attention about 180 miilion U.S users. When the user click "like" on the business Facebook page, what that actually mean? What if one business have 1000 "like" compare to a business with "100" like? More means lass, less means more? For the answer, head to the source. Source: ... [More]
When using social medias, you are risking your personal information. If your employer or i nsur ance com pany is interested in your per sona l in form atio n, it would be relatively easy to obtain it. If you have not follow the news recently, whenever you apply for a job, some of the employers are asking for your Facebook password. Either that or they can have you log into your account in front of them so they can see virtually anything about your personal life. For example, likes & dis like s, r elat ions hips , and pictures... [More]
When you work for a company especially the Fortune 500, you should never merge your work and personal life together in social media. Recently, there is a trend that employers asking their applicants for their log in for the social media sites like Facebook. Also, the employers are connecting to their penitential employees like requesting to be a friend in Facebook. Head up and read the article if you are interest on how business handle their social media. Source: ... [More]
Over the last couple years, the social media is increasing at an exponential rate as a form of communication. Blogging came out as a popular choice to communicate in a condensed form. When hiring fresh our of college, companies assume that the newly grads know how to blog properly due to the digital natives, but they are not, only about five percent actually have a blog. Facebook, Twitter and more recently Pinterest allow people to post shorter content. Now people can just post a sentence or tow then move on without thinking about the... [More]
Tommaso De Benedetti who is a 43-year-old Roman schoolteacher is a elaborate twitter hoaxer. He first tweeted to the world the death of the Pope under the username Holy Father's No. 2. Then later tweeted to the world the death of Fidel Castro and Pedro Almodovar. He wanted to expose how unreliable social media is since it was so easy for him to tweeted the death of the Pope, Fidel Castro and Pedro Almodovar. In an interview with The Guardian, ''Social media is the most unverifiable information source in the world but the news media... [More]
Pinterest has enjoyed exponential growth since its inception in December 2009. Its simple design allows “pinners” to pin material to share with other visitors. However Pinterest is discerning about who may post material on its website. Interested individuals must request an invitation to join the site. This controlled approach has not hindered its ability to gain rapid popularity, however. The company amassed a whopping 17.8 million users since it began to operate as an open-beta. Reporter Alex Konrad likened the company... [More]
Social media leader Facebook was recently sued by Yahoo for patent infringement. This suit was filed during the month preceding Facebook’s long awaited IPO. This may sound like a familiar tactic for the struggling company; in 2004, right before Google’s IPO, Yahoo had just settled another patent lawsuit to the tune of $230 million, approximately 1% of Google’s IPO price. Yahoo cashed out on its gain from the lawsuit immediately after the settlement by selling the bulk of its newly acquired stake.
It seems that with rapid growth and... [More]
Are you feeling old yet, Popwatchers?
It’s quite a mile stone. We wonder how many more birthdays
can twitter have that we care about? (RIP Myspace)
It’s amazing for this company which starts with 5 employees
and now has reached over 800 employees. By 2011, the company’s value is at $8.4
billion with 140 million users.
The article lists out 6 ways the company has changed the way
business work: 1. Consumer focus groups 2. Interact with customers 3. The power of word of mouth 4. Evaluate employees 5. ... [More]
In the current job market, applicants unarguably face significant competition and therefore need to be on top of their game. However, the recent general adoption of social media into everyday life has created a significant obstacles with regards to the traditional interview process. Digital Trends posted an article today which discusses how social media has affected an interviewee’s chance at being offered a job, based upon their personal social media activity. While it is generally understood that a company may use all available... [More]
The Bulldog Reporter predicted today that Google+ is on track to obtain 22% of traffic from adults in the United States. If this assessment is correct, Google+ would surpass social media giants Twitter and LinkedIn, placing Google+ in second position to Facebook in this category. While Google+ had a questionable acceptance rate at its inception, it has acquired an approximate 25 million users in less than one month according to the Bulldog Reporter. This surpasses the growth rate of both Facebook and MySpace in their respective... [More]