Day: March 13, 2014

40 Cool Social Media Stats

40 Cool Social Media Stats

Social media marketing is quickly becoming a component of any business’ plan, but sometimes it can be difficult to get executives to buy into investing in content creation and advertising. Unfortunately, some executives just don’t understand the mass appeal of social media sites or the significant reach it has. Below are some statistics you can use to encourage your boss or fellow coworkers to start leveraging this popular online marketing phenomenon.  (more…)

Are You a Social Media Zombie? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are You a Social Media Zombie? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Zombies have become quite popular over the past decade as they have been featured in films, television shows, and literature (such as the famous manual The Zombie Survival Guide). While traditional zombies are fictitious, social media zombies are becoming quite prevalent. Whether it’s live-Tweeting daily events or posting a barrage of images on Facebook and Instagram, this new wave of zombies have become quite addicted to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A cool infographic prepared by  CalvinAyre.com provide a guide to identify potential zombies withing your own social networks based on the content they post.

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Cats and Social Media: A Winning Combination

I have previously shared images showing how you can explain social media with the following items/topics:

  • Bacon
  • Hockey
  • Beer

Those three words together typically scream “Canada”, not social media, but I digress. While those three explanation were fun and entertaining, I have to say that nothing compares to the image below designed by Avalaucnh Media. Cats have grown in popularity online and have been used in a wide variety of memes and videos, ranging from LOL Cats and Keyboard Cat to the beloved Grumpy Cat. That is why it is fitting to describe major social media sites and application with these adorable little felines. From left to right are the following: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Google+, Spotify, and Foursquare.

Cats and Social Media: A Winning Combination

I like chicken, I like liver, Meow Mix Meow Mix please deliver…

 

Image Source: Avalaunch Media

How Burglars are Becoming Savvy Social Media Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Burglars are Becoming Savvy Social Media Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s no doubt social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have made it easier to connect with people across the globe, but they have also made it simple to collect a gamut of personal information about anyone. If you don’t implement stringent privacy controls to hide your social media content, it’s likely that users viewing your profiles will be able to learn about your family, your workplace, your favourite places to eat….and certain facts that may appeal to burglars such as:

  • Items you own: television sets, laptops, mobile devices, etc.
  • Where you live, which can be scary considering applications such as Google Maps make it easy to find the best driving and/or public transit routes.
  • How long you will likely be away from your home.

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