Top 5 Social Media Posts That You Might Have Missed Last Week November 22, 2010 Edition

Posted on November 24, 2010

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Top 5 Social Media Posts That You Might Have Missed Last Week

November 22, 2010 Edition

Editor Steve Farnsworth (@Steveology)

These posts were selected based on their popularity of views and retweets, and informational value according to the general disposition and whimsy of the editor, from content that was tweeted on @Steveology last week. However, their ranking is the result of the number of click-throughs they received.

5). Twenty Cool Social Media Infographics To Show The Power Of Sharing

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. You can find many interesting infographic about anything but today I want to showcase the infographics about social media and internet. Please click the graphics to see the largest size.

Social Media and Internet Behavior Infographics [READ THE COMPLETE POST HERE]

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4). Five Social Media Trends For 2011

Where is social media headed? What is important to learn about now so that we feel like we’re “in the know” six months down the road?  Although everyone and their uncle is doing or will be doing 2011 prognostication pieces, I’m jumping into the fray and offering my own predictions and a bit of analysis on where we’re headed as we close out the final six weeks of 2010.

Consumer Content Curation

“Are we in the stream?”  That’s the #1 question that brand managers should be asking about their social media efforts going into 2011, because in the coming year people are going to be much more diligent about curating their own content into a more manageable form.  Consumers are realizing that following eleventy-hundred brands on Twitter and Facebook is getting them some good coupons and deals, but it’s also turning their walls into malls, which is getting overwhelming. [READ THE COMPLETE POST HERE]

3). How To Be A Jerk On Facebook

You have lots of great, interesting friends on the leading social network. Here’s how to lose them.

It’s not hard to make friends, at least on Facebook, where friendship doesn’t cost more than a click. But now that you’ve amassed such a digital clique, you want to keep them. Right? Okay, maybe not. Maybe you want to test them. You want to push the limits of this so-called friendship you’ve established online with someone you met once at a party. Well, have we got some tips for you. Below are 12 steps you can take on a regular basis on Facebook that will surely send people screaming toward the “hide” button, if not directly to the “Remove from Friends” link.

* Spam Your New Friends

You have something to pimp? A book, an article, a video, your pyramid scheme, or maybe your performance in the chorus of Oklahoma at the local community center? Then you should tell everyone. First, go into Friends, make some lists of 20 people at a time (the limit) and then start sending them messages. Better yet, send event invites that they must RSVP to or else the invite never disappears. Don’t forget to copy it to your status, as well! [READ THE COMPLETE POST HERE]

2). Calling Bullshit On Social Media

* There are tools. There are people who use the tools. And then there are people who are tools. Know the difference. [Editor’s Note: This is my personal fav! -SF)

* Ass-kissing will get you anywhere, but where is that, exactly? Where do you actually want to go from there? Think long-term.

* Speaking of long-term, “asshole” is not a long-term strategy. Neither is “edgy” or “off-putting.” What do you really want to achieve? And for how long? Build a strategy on that.

* The vast majority of what happens in social media happens where you can’t see it. Don’t be fooled by what you think you see — it’s only a shadow of what’s really there. Pay attention to what, and who, is missing from the conversations.

* Also, remember that what you think is private isn’t guaranteed to be. As Hugh Prather once said, “Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.” (Because it likely will be, and soon.)

* For all the stories and panels and lovefests about how social media is, well, a lovefest, I suspect that just as many relationships (personal and professional) have been broken by social media as made. Would you be comfortable with that DM being public? If not, don’t write it. There are other forms of communication, you know (but only marginally more secure). And if you’re not comfortable with what you’re doing being made public? Yeah, don’t do it.

* Everyone is in this for themselves at some level. Some people do that by taking others down. Some people do it by building people up. Some people act like they’re building people up, when really, they’re just assigning you a debt you’re not aware of, and expect you to repay. Understand intent – yours and theirs.

* A lot of this is just a game. The rules aren’t very hard to learn. But there is more than one set of rules. Do you know which set you follow? Do you know which set they do?

* Your rules aren’t my rules. They’re different. That doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Back off. There are multiple lanes on this road.

* Saying one thing and doing another? Also not a long-term strategy. Much better to walk your talk. Easier, too.

* To quote a very good friend, “The Internet will not fix whatever happened in high school.” So move on. If there’s something about you, or about the way people interact with you, that you don’t like, change it. Complaint is tantamount to complacency. DO something. [READ THE COMPLETE POST HERE]

1). Fascinating Social Media Facts Of Year 2010

Social media is not just a social instrument of communication. It is not all about people sharing ideas and thoughts with other people. It is the creation and exchange of ‘User Generated Content’. The ability to transform broadcast media monologues into a social media dialogues that spread, sometimes, faster and wider than television, radio or print. Social Media when compared to year 2009 shows a fantastic growth in terms of people participation, penetration, user-ability, business and more.

Now, we are almost at the end of year 2010, and therefore it is time to study and understand some of the Social Media facts and trends that were evolved and followed over the year. Scouting through the web has brought together the following list of Fascinating Social Media Facts. Most of these facts are based on surveys (online or offline) over a sample size, these are also mentioned to ensure that we get the perspective of each of these facts.

General Facts

* Australia has the most number of established users of social media in the world, followed by USA and UK.

* In terms of the impact of social networks on advertising, word of mouth is the popular option with 78% of customers trust peer recommendations on sites. While, only 14% trust advertisements. [READ THE COMPLETE POST HERE]