Day: March 20, 2014

A Comparison of the Six Major Social Media Platforms

A Comparison of the Six Major Social Media Platforms

There are hundreds, if not, thousands of different types of social media networks, sites, and mobile applications in the online environment. However, there is a consensus with regards to the six major platforms:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

These six major social media platforms provide marketing professionals with enough coverage depending on a brand’s targeted audience. While LinkedIn is mostly geared towards B2B marketing, Instagram and Pinterest can be leveraged by ecommerce brands to generate both referral traffic and brand awareness. Facebook and Twitter have become standard marketing platforms for all types of business, whereas Google+ still represents uncharted waters for a lot of businesses. The image below prepared by Leverage New Age Media succinctly provides salient facts and figured regarding each of the six aforementioned social media platforms.

A Comparison of the Six Major Social Media Platforms

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Twitter Officially Blocked in Turkey as PM Erdoğan Flexes Muscles

Twitter Officially Blocked in Turkey as PM Erdoğan Flexes Muscles

It’s not every day a country blocks one of the biggest social media platforms on the planet.

Shortly after the Turkish Prime Minister had threatened to shutdown social media platforms such as Twitter, Tayyip Edroğan and the Turkish government officially restricted access to the popular micro-blogging site. With local elections approaching at the end of the month, the Prime Minister and the Turkish government have been battling accusations of corruption due to users leaking information via sites such as Twitter and YouTube. Claiming that Twitter failed to adhere to a Turkish court ruling demanding the aforementioned social media company to remove particular links, the government stated that it had no other option but to ban Twitter nationwide. This news comes a couple of weeks after Edroğan claimed that Facebook and YouTube could have their access restricted within the country due to “enemies” leaking content revealing corruption within his inner governing circle.

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Social Media Addiction and the Impact on Your Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Addiction and the Impact on Your Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

The more popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter become, the more time people spend on each of these platforms. Social media addiction is quickly becoming common among  this new era of technology. However, for all of the benefits social media provides, it seems as if there are some people out there that believe social media can actually be detrimental to one’s emotional health and stability. An infographic prepared by Fix.com investigated the impact social media has on our health and came up with some pretty interesting insights based on a study conducted by the University of Stanford.

  • 50% of respondents indicate that social networks such as Facebook and Twitter negatively impacts their lives, creating self-esteem issues based on people within their respective networks sharing their accomplishments.
  • 66% of respondents claim that is is difficult to either sleep or relax after spending time on social media platforms.
  • 25% of respondents claim that they have had work or relationship issues due to online conflicts.
  • Over 50% of respondents indicate that they have anxiety and worry when they are unable to access their Facebook or email accounts.

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