The U.S. Open is among the most high-profile events in tennis. SponsorHub uses a scoring metric based on athletes’ sporting performance combined with their social influence on Twitter, Facebook and Klout to rank their value to advertisers. SponsorHub’s findings: Roger Federer doubles as the top-ranked player in men’s tennis and the sport’s most marketable star. Serena Williams is just the fourth-ranked female tennis player in the world, according to the WTA, but is actually the most sponsorable. The full top 10 list of most-sponsorable tennis players is an even split with five men and five women. For more of SponsorHub’s findings onRead More
The appearance of social media is sometimes deceiving. This is becoming big news for sites like Facebook and Twitter. This infographic goes through the first fake account on Twitter to how companies, celebrities and Presidential candidates are under the microscope. Here are some amazing stats about the growing problem and the booming business of fake profiles on Twitter. 39% of @facebook followers are fake – Tweet this 34% of @ladygaga followers are fake - Tweet this 31% of @justinbeiber followers are fake - Tweet this 32% of @katyperry followers are fake - Tweet this 32% of @espn followers are fake - Tweet this 33% of @britneyspears followersRead More
Wolfram Alpha is offering you the chance to mine your own Facebook data. Wolfram Alpha bills itself as a “computational knowledge engine.” In contrast to other search engines such as Google and Bing, which return pages of blue hyperlinks in response to queries, Wolfram Alpha offers up objective data: type in the name of a person, for example, and you might receive their dates of birth and death, a timeline, and a graph of Wikipedia page hits. That’s a pretty far cry from more conventional search engines, which might take the same keyword and deliver tons of photos, video, blog pages,Read More
Bing has added a new feature which allows users to search through their friends’ Facebook photos directly within the search engine. Users can access this through the Bing social sidebar or at www.bing.com/friendsphotos. With a reported 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook daily, the feature looks to enable users to quickly find desired images. With users’ privacy in mind, the feature only searches through friends’ photos that they have been made viewable. Once users access the tool, the images appear in a news feed displaying the most recently uploaded photos first. The tool allows for users to engage with the photosRead More
Social media’s increasing influence on our daily lives has rapidly extended into the ways we get away. From planning a vacation with social media to posting reviews of our trips upon our return, there’s no denying social media’s impact on travel today. To demonstrate how more and more people are using social media and mobile technology throughout their vacations, MDG Advertising developed the following informative infographic. The infographic opens by showing how 52 percent of travelers use social media to find vacation inspiration, with 29 percent of respondents flocking to Facebook for travel planning ideas, followed by 14 percent getting inspiredRead More
M Booth partnered with social analytics company SimplyMeasure to measure engagement data and produce the following infographic. M Booth recently released Framed, a storytelling tool that helps brands create visual content to engage their digital communities.
The animated infographic below, created by bestedsites.com, shows just how far technology has come in the past decade.
Facebook does distract you a bit during the day, but the real distraction, according to workers questioned for a new survey, is chatty coworkers (14%), followed closely by computer glitches and meetings (both at 11%). Only 5% of workers said Facebook and Twitter is their biggest distraction at the office. In fact, 44% said social networks increase productivity. Another survey about Facebook in the workplace showed that using the site actually improves worker productivity. Why is this? The study said being on social networks allows workers to take a break and also virtually socialize with others, increasing feelings of happiness. The surveyRead More
The American version of football is quite different from the UK's, but which has a bigger following on social media? We take a look at how the Premier League and National Football League stack up when it comes to their online fans. The following infographic put together by Confused.com gives a visual representation of how the two football leagues compare on social media.
Norton has introduced a new tool called Norton Top Search that lets you control the top search result for your name, for free. To change your top search result, all you need to do is pick a URL that you would like to pop up first when people search your name. The form to do so, found here looks like this: After inputting your desired URL, Norton then shows you how the search result will eventually look: Then the site asks you to verify your identity via Facebook. After that, you receive the following message: “Congratulations! Your online reputation is now protected.Read More