Archive for March, 2012

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New Pinterest Research

Enguage, and independent agency, has recently release a new study A Review of Social Media’s Newest Sweetheart  with regard to how “companies need to understand the role Pinterest will play, not just in their social mix, but also in their entire marketing program” before wadding into the fray.   Read Study

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The RIM Delima

Will Blackberry ever get back on top? Likely not. It is on a downward roller coaster as development of apps dies, so does the want-ability of the product. The big rivalry is between Samsung/Andriod and Apple/iOS now, even in the home country of Blackberry’s parent company RIM – Canada. Perhaps somewhere along the road, someone at RIM should have stopped
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Mirror Meme

“All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Artist Karolina Sobecka designed a 3D mirror that replaces ones head reflection with an animal’s head.  From other angles, the head appears disembodied to fellow viewers but to the mirror ‘user’ the reflection is straight on. What is really interesting is that the avatars mimic facial
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10 Complimentary White Papers

1.) Pinterest – Learn how to increase traffic, leads and sales by reaching more than 11 million people The fastest-growing social media site ever has become a huge traffic referral (arguably, more powerful than Google+) for all businesses. An increasing number of companies are leveraging the platform to reach a new audience, increase visits to their websites, and generate leads
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Facebook Upgrades Photoviewer

Last week, Facebook announced updates to their photo viewer, including high-resolution photos and fullscreen viewing. High-Resolution Photos Now the photo viewer will automatically display photos in the highest resolution possible. On a large display, this can be up to 4 times bigger than before. Fullscreen View Now you can expand the photo viewer to take up your entire computer screen.
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Over 50 Set Using more Social Media in Halifax Study. Quell Surprise?

The main question is, is the older demographic using Facebook more than before, or it is just the last demographic to saturate itself with the use of social media. A recent study in the Halifax edition of Metro somewhat answers that. And somewhat doesn’t. From Metro Halifax [March 23, 2012] The faces on Facebook appear to be getting older. According
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Facebook Image Measurements

Just a simple guide to the image sizes for use on your Facebook Page. See the tag cloud for more specific help on implementing a Page App or creating a Page. Profile Photo Width: 180px Height: 180px Cover Photo Width: 851px Height: 315px Status Update Status update length: 63,206 characters Comment length: unlimited Page App Icons Width: 111px Height: 74px
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Optimization of Facebook Pages for Search Engines

Organic search results are listings on search engine results pages that appear because of their relevance to the search terms, as opposed to their being advertisements. In contrast, non-organic search results may include pay per click advertising. Unlike a website, we do not have full control over the optimization for search engine ranking on Facebook, however there is some things
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The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.  

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Social Media Training Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internal resources or farm it out. It is a big question these days as more companies are looking to take advantage of social media. Careful. It is not so easy as you think. This infographic from Mindflash can help guide you. Use the socialmedia tag to your right to find more articles to help you figure our your next steps
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