Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review looks back at the stories, trends, and events that were shared most across the social network this last year. The year in review details the most talked about topics globally and for individual countries. It also shows the life events people felt most compelled to share.
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Taco Bell has been killing it on Twitter, creating a hip, fun presence to turn customers into evangelists. More and more brands are marketing themselves via short-form social media like Vine, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram video and the newer platform Snapchat. They are not marketing by broadcasting their silly old messages but by treating their prospects and [...]
The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted. Over a few weeks’ worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive malevolence and the futility of the [...]
Between Q1 and Q3 this year, Vine grew 403%, making it the world’s fastest growing app. Twitter relaunched Vine in January, explaining its exponential growth.
Not just a trendy word anymore, social media marketing is fast becoming and in some cases already is a viable acquisition channel for most businesses. In fact, Hubspot reports that 70% of business-to-consumer marketers have acquired a customer through Facebook.
Social scoring isn’t the future of influencer marketing – far from it, according to this recent study sponsored by ArCompany and Sensei Marketing.
In the heat of the moment, it is so easy to tweet, post or Instagram emotionally charged or questionable content. Those posts or content can come back to bite you. That could be why a new survey finds about one in four young adults fear they’ll get fired or turned down for a job by [...]
A breakdown of power usage at Facebook’s data centers during 2012, from the company’s annual sustainability report. In 2012, Facebook’s data center energy use grew 33 percent, as the company installed tens of thousands of servers in its new company-built data centers. The growth of the company’s power usage is disclosed in the company’s latest [...]
Social content is targeted and scrutinized during a divorce. Social media has been purported to cause something that it doesn’t. Divorce is a perfect example of this. Because the divorce rate for people under 50 hasn’t demonstrably changed with the advent of social media, social media isn’t causing divorce.
Teens are leaving Facebook and turning to Twitter. Teens find Facebook to be more an extension of their daily interactions at school and home than a place where they can relax and be themselves, according to the latest data from Pew. The unease the teens are feeling isn’t from concerns about third parties accessing their [...]