As published in The Hubs.
The latest Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism infographic summarizes its “State of the News Media 2012” report. Highlights of which are:
- 23% of U.S. adults get news from two devices
- 44% own a smart phone, and 18% own a tablet computer
- 70% get their news from a desktop computer, and 56% from tablets
- 64% of those employed full time own a tablet computer
- Twitter is more highly regarded than Facebook as a source of news story recommendations.
The Inbound Marketing Process Infographic
History of Marketing Infographic
Ok, ok. What did I do in the last 5 days to merit me an 11pt jump? See graphs below:
(1) Klout now covers not just Twitter and Facebook, and more recently LinkedIn. Now it also accounts your efforts in Google+, YouTube, WordPress (and that includes this blog), Instagram, Flickr, Blogger, Foursquare, Tumblr and Last.fm.
(2) I connected all these accounts to Klout. Whatever accounts I have or whatever is still active. Just connect them to Klout for them to be computed.
(3) I updated all of them within the last 2 days and voila! +11 points in 2 days.
No secret at all – but just be busy reaching out from various touchpoints in your social media life. Don’t be constrained with Twitter and Facebook. Of course, don’t forget to do other stuff other than have a better Klout rating.
Remember your Trump cards? Well I grew up with them totally geeking out on stats, numbers and beating your playmate with the Super Trump. This is how Freestyle Interactive wanted to compare the current big guns among Social Networking sites. Great cards. My trump card are the great artists behind this infographic. Visit their site at Freestyle Interactive.
Yes! I have 5 of them, 3 of them not updated. The only ones that are survivors are even facing off – for what? nothing much. Visual.ly looks good when two twitter accounts face off. Solo such a lonely word. Solographics is like masturbating with your own visualization self. I don’t like that.
What does this say about my twitter accounts? One is Facebook, the other is Google+. The latter more targeted to my really few friends. I doubt if all 4,000 really ready my twitter posts. Am sure the 100 in the other reads them. That’s the big difference!
Shea Bennet gives a lowdown of 6 of the biggest websites using “Make Use Of”‘s great infographic seen above.
Not all of the information in this otherwise excellent infographic from Make Use Of is completely up-to-date, but this is still a handy comparative snapshot of some of the world’s biggest websites.
(Although they’ve curiously left out top-tenners Yahoo [#4], Blogger [#5], Baidu [#6] and, of course, the numero uno itself: Google.com.)
Add to this was AllFacebook.com which also wanted to emphasize some inaccurate data:
lowballing Facebook’s membership by 50 percent. Most people already know the site has 750 million users.
Another serious inaccuracy: load times. The average page on Facebook loads in three quarters of a second, a heck of a lot faster than the tortoiselike pace of 2.025 seconds listed in the infographic — it’s also mistaken in saying that 68 percent of websites have faster page loading times when the average is 2.42 seconds, according to AlertSite.
Overall, sans some outdated data, the infographic also tells us a lot other interesting figures and helpful info to show a smackdown of our favorite websites. Now where does Google + stand in all of these?
Forget about Pacquiao vs. Mayweather for now, the hottest match is Facebook vs. Google+. Here’s the Tale of the Tape:
[Via: Single Grain]
o @kyunsteele :The most expensive keyword category on Google Adwords? “Insurance”, with a $55 top CPC. The other top 19 are here: http://bit.ly/qZhDqn
o @peterthekid : If you guessed the 20th most expensive keyword on google was “cord blood” you’d be right. #didntseethatcoming
Am glad I’m not one. Am not sure how realistic the activities are or how close the pay is. Am not even sure if anyone is working purely as a Social Media Manager as one would be either part of Marketing Communications or Marketing / PR department. Nonetheless, it is fun to see how close this can resemble a day that I surely enjoy doing.
Just imagine conquering 119 out of 134 countries? How can the citizens of 119 countries be so enamoured to this network that a lot of people have seen to have shown unethical behaviour, have trampled repetitively on privacy and whose Terms of Service is completely ‘one sided’?
Yes, the title of the blog speaks volumes of what our Social Network landscape has gone to the dogs. See the graphs as evidence. And if you are Russia, Brazil, the Netherlands and 12 other countries, you’re better off than what we have here where we are. It’s a choice of being pressured by peers to open a Facebook account or be enslaved of the service that apparently is nothing but apps, games and annoying ads. Gah!
When twitter was introduced, the founders wanted a way for short bursts of updates (less than 140 characters, so that messages still have enough room from the maximum of 160 characters for text messages) sent out to followers from mobile phones.
The interaction would be from the mundane to answer the question of “What are you doing now?” often expanded to “what are you having at lunch?”, “what are your plans after work or after school” and “How’s your weekend?”.
Now, it has transcended to more than that with link exchanges, discussions, photo and video sharing, sometimes the latter has been overused by congressmen, actors melting down and athletes who just want to talk back against their coaches.
It has shown its importance in many world events, in propagating advocacies and providing community-based action and programs.
But without it, can we survive with plain pen and paper, post-its, maybe a long-wimded email, or probably calling 1,000 friends to tell them that you are reading this blog and found this entry funny?
So is Twitter a time waster? Let me ask my followers.
Back in 2001 I started to dabble in capturing thoughts and musings in short bursts of words. These sometimes were incoherent and intelligible only to me as I wanted to bottle the day and immortalize it online, mostly for personal reasons. Then, the sharing started when others would start sharing the same thoughts, sometimes more open than usual. I found it harmless doing the same. And so it began, being able to open up a portion of my life through blogging.
This year marks the 10th year and still enjoying it every minute.
The infographic above just shows that there are still a lot to look forward to. Businesses have even jumped into the bandwagon and 39% of them are doing it now. Another 4% pts added next year. I am not worried about the quantity of the blogs we read – more like – the quality which of course borders from being too salesy and sometimes subtle advertising.
Let’s go back to sharing and learning from each other! Let the salesman do his selling.
Credits: Infographic via Remarkablogger