Nearly everyone who has access to the Internet uses social media websites. The reasons for that vary from one person to another. Some people use social networks to connect with their friends, while others simply observe the activity of their social connections. A recent research finally revealed the identity of the most active social media users. Interestingly, the study has discovered that these are not teenagers or computer geeks, but moms. Read more
Have you noticed that recently social media users are not that active as they were before? In the not so distant past, people used to spend hours updating their social status or socializing with old and new friends on social networks. Now it seems that a big part of the users have lost interest in these activities. Even teenagers are not that crazed over the social experience any more. How can something so popular lose its glam in seemingly an overnight? Here are some possible explanations. Read more
Are you a regular user of social media websites and applications? If yes, you are more productive in your work than people who don’t. This is the conclusion of a recent study by data analysis company Evolv.
The research focused on the effect that social media websites have on employees. For the purposes of the study, the company interviewed thousands of job seekers. The survey found that the majority of the respondents had between one to four social profiles. Very few were the ones who used over five different social networks.
After social networking and web browsing, blogging is among the most popular online activities today. Many people run their own blogs, some practice blogging on a professional level, others simply as a hobby. As a result, the internet is overpopulated with personal websites on various topics – from fashion, music and movies, to politics, religion and finances. That is why it is surprising that the misconceptions about blogging today continue to be so widespread and popular. In this article, we are going to debunk some of the most common myths on bloggers, blogs and blogging in general.
Facebook is an individual’s archive. It consists of pictures of your children, your political views and, from time to time, some personal revelation.
You FB profile can be easily found and browsed by your future employers, the police and your partners. In addition, advertises constantly analyze your activity to create targeted ads. Read more
Social websites are used for communication, information sharing and receiving, marketing, entertainment, shopping and gaming. However, the most important thing about these platforms is that they are “social”. That means that we primarily use them to connect with other people. We all know that all sorts of human interactions revolve around different rules that determine what is right and what – wrong. These rules are also known as etiquette. Social networks also have their etiquette that we need to follow. The problem is that not many people are familiar with it. That is why we decided to take the time and outline the most important etiquette rules in social networking.
You own your data, and you should only share it when you get something back in return, argues Professor Sandy Pentland.
Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed, shows a Pew Research Center’s survey report. In most of the developed countries such as Britain and the United States, about half of all adults now use Facebook and similar social networking platforms. Population of many lower-income nations with access to the internet, also turns to the social websites. Read more
Social media and social networking are no longer in their infancy. Social media continues to grow rapidly, offering global consumers new and meaningful ways to engage with the people, events and brands that matter to them. According to Nielsen and NM Incite’s latest Social Media Report, consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any other category of sites—roughly 20 percent of their total time online via personal computer (PC), and 30 percent of total time online via mobile. Additionally, total time spent on social media in the U.S. across PCs and mobile devices increased 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012, compared to 88 billion in July 2011.
Today, many recruiters use social media platforms to find new employees. Even though, some have a hard time accepting this practice and even consider it unprofessional, employers can quickly find potential job candidates if they use social media. That is because most people have profiles in various social networks. In addition, through the social websites employers can easily find more about a candidate’s qualifications, interests and ambitions. Read more