Posts Tagged ‘social’

Pinterest: How do U.S. and UK users compare? Infographic

February 14, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

Pinterest has exploded onto the social networking scene, amassing 13 million users, by some estimates, in just 10 short months. But while it's well known that the vast majority of users in the United States are women with an interest in arts, crafts and events, UK users are surprisingly different. Here's how Pinterest users in the United States compare to those in the UK. Check out the visual breakdown below compiled by Visual.ly sheds light on the interesting differences between U.S. and British Pinterest users.

55% of social media users not “Comfortable” giving credit card info – Infographic

February 13, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

Social media users’ attitudes towards security will be a critical component to driving the expected growth of social commerce, a market estimated to reach US$30 billion globally in the next five years (Booz & Co), according to key findings from a new survey commissioned by Digitas, the top global integrated brand agency, and conducted online by Harris Interactive. Almost half (45%) of social media users would be at least somewhat comfortable giving their credit card information to a known brand through a secure payment process on a social media site like Twitter or Facebook. Of these users, those that are

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How small businesses are using social media – Infographic

February 12, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

It’s undeniable that small businesses today benefit greatly from the use of social media sites. Whether for promoting their enterprise, reaching out to clients and responding to queries from customers, regular networking efforts on social media indeed has its rewards. A big chunk of entrepreneurs using Facebook, Twitter and so on belong to the small business industry. It should be noted, however, that even the Fortune 500 companies are also taking advantage of these sites. Apart from the real time communication that the sites offer, it’s absolutely free to promote a business and keep in touch with customers. One does not need

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Generation Y and Facebook – Infographic

February 11, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

A new study by Millennial Branding, of 4 million Gen-Y Facebook profiles from Identified.com‘s database of 50 million, uncovers that Gen-Y (ages 18 to 29) is inadvertently using their profiles as an extension of their professional personality, even though they are socializing with family and friends. 64% of Gen-Y fails to list their employer on their profiles, yet they add an average of 16 co-workers each to their ‘friend’ group. Major findings in the study of Generation Y and Facebook include: - 80% of Gen-Y list at least one school entry on their Facebook profiles, while only 36% list a job entry.

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Is Pinterest next social commerce game changer – Infogrpahic

January 30, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

Pinterest, a two-year-old social bookmarking site that lets users collect and share things they like on the web, is driving increasingly significant amounts of traffic to retailers’ websites. It enables users to create online bulletin boards, or “pinboards,” for popular categories such as home decor, food and wedding inspiration. Members can use Pinterest’s “Pin It” bookmarklet tool and iPhone app to save things they see online and offline, and explore and repin the images their friends collect via their personal newsfeeds. Is Pinterest next social commerce game changer - Infogrpahic

Social Media: Key to Small Business Success – Infographic

January 5, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

Defined as the use of internet and mobile technology for social interaction, social media has become increasingly popular among consumers over the past 10 years. As the popularity of social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn have continued to grown, most business owners can now agree that it’s a medium that can successfully help build brand and product awareness. The appeal of social media comes from the fact that it is virtually free for businesses to use. Whereas billboards, radio ads and magazine ad campaigns have high price tags (and can cause some serious business credit card debt!), the only expense

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Opera stats – Top 10 most visited mobile sites and world’s top 20 handsets of 2011

December 21, 2011 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Opera Mini one of the most popular mobile browsers, with 144M unique users monthly worldwide. The company pulled the stats on the top 10 visited mobile sites in 2011, with the data collected spanning November 2010-2011. The world’s most popular websites on Opera Mini 2011 are: #1. google.com #2. facebook.com #3. youtube.com (up 1) #4. vkontakte.ru (down 1) #5. odnoklassniki.ru #6. yandex.ru #7. wikipedia.org (up 4) #8. my.opera.com #9. yahoo.com (down 2) #10. twitter.com (up 2) Check the image below for comparison between November 2010 and November 2011. The world’s top 20 sites In addition to this, Opera picked up on a few interesting mobile browsing trends for 2011: #1 Wikipedia, Blogger and Spaces

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BrandMyMail – customizing your gmail messages using social media

December 19, 2011 |  by  |  Sites, Video  |  No Comments

Brainchild of Shay Rojansky, Limor Schweitzer and Roberto Varela BrandMyMail a new web-based platform for customizing your email messages using social media. The service is designed mainly for businesses, but can be used by anyone who wants to spice up their email with real-time content, including Twitter feeds, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, blog posts from WordPress and Tumblr, Quora posts, eBay listings and more. Embed signatures, blog posts, Facebook and Twitter updates, pictures, videos and more in your emails, send beautiful, rich emails for business or fun, directly from your Gmail account. BrandMyMail is a service that stands between you and

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InBed.me – opportunity for fellow travelers to connect before their trip begins

December 4, 2011 |  by  |  Sites, Video  |  No Comments

It is said that travel is not about the places you see, but the people you meet along the way. This idea is the inspiration behind InBed.me, a social booking site for travelers to connect with each other before their trip begins. The site began with a group of travelers who met in a Brooklyn hostel and shared an understanding that some hostels are not as social as others. To allow people to have more exciting, social experiences during their travels, the group formed InBed.me in June 2011 during Startup Weekend in New York City. The travel site won second place

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