New Twitter launched

Twitter has a new design! Twitter, the popular microblogging site has launched a major upgrade today by completely changing the design and layout of it. Not only it has got brand new looks but also has poped out some new features. This update is huge and this upgrade is the biggest ever on Twitter which totally revamped the website. Well, not only website, but both iOS and Android App has got the new upgrades. TweetDeck too.

So what’s new Twitter and why it has been so different to the old Twitter.

The Login Page

Lets start with the Twitter Login Page. When you go to twitter.com, the login page itself has been quite changed. Look for yourself in below picture.

“Welcome to Twitter. Find out what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you care about.”

The background color and the image changes randomly.

twitter-new-homepage


Top Navigation Bar

The navigation bar now has new buttons which replaces the funtionalities of the old twitter. You can now basically see 3 primary buttons named “Home”, “Connect” and “Discover”. The icons have also been changed and they simply resembles the symbols found on the keyboard such as “@” and “#”. We’ve explainded each section further below.

twitter-top-bar


The HomePage or the Tweets Feed

But the major redesign has been given to main home interface or the news feed where you see tweets of the people you follow. The main tweet feed is now shown on the right side (which was on left before). Media such as photos and videos are shown on the feed now instead of on the side panel (you’ll see an icon and a link to it). To view @mentions and @reply, simply click “Open”, the new option available on the top right corner of a tweet

twitter-home


@Connect – The new interactions page

This is where all of your @mentions and @reply are shown. Not of others but only your’s interactions are shown in this page. The styles are pretty similar and not much new. You can navigate through ‘Interactions’ and ‘Mentions’ using the Navigation on Left Panel.

twitter-connect


#Discover – Searching People and Contents made easier and nicer

The search funtionalities of Twitter is now superchanged with the new #Discover page. It shows trending stories, activities and hashtags as well as great recommendation based on your following/followers interest and location. Its just like a ‘What’s hot’ of twitter. The tweet feed on right are interesting and fun to read now.

The Activity section of #Discover page shows what people have been doing on twitter including their ‘Follow’ activities.

And lastly you can find who to follow using ‘Who to follow’ or ‘Find Friends’ or ‘Browse Categories’ option provided.

twitter-discover


Embedded Tweets – A new way of showing a particular tweet on a website

When people want to show a specific tweet on their website, they usually make an image of that Tweet and put in on their page. But with the new “Embedded Tweets” function, we don’t have to do capture the screen.

 

Here’s how to embed tweets from twitter to a website. Click “Open” option of that tweet and go to “Details”. A separate page of that specific tweet will be shown. There you can see “Embed this Tweet” link. Click on that link and the rest its easy.


Brand Pages

Finally, Brand Pages land on Twitter too. Facebook and Google+ already have those and twitter did not want to be left behind with this. So, companies and businesses can now create a brand page on twitter and increase more funtionalities with more interactions. The brand pages will have an extended large taglines and they’ll be able to promote their tweets on timeline which helps to highlight their best contents. Brand Pages and available to all and its free.

dell-brand-page-twitterAnd most important of above all is…now twitter loads even faster and its performance is now better than ever. Try it for yourself and give your views about the new Twitter design in the comment section below.

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.html

How NOT to Network on Twitter: 5 Common Pitfalls and how to Avoid Them

an interesting article by Leslie DeSantis

There are countless articles circulating the Web about how to network on Twitter, how to get more Twitter followers, how to tweet, when to tweet, what to tweet, who to follow, what URL shorteners to use, Twitter SEO, and so on. With all of that information available, it’s not hard to imagine that Twitter users, particularly Twitter beginners, can go a bit overboard and actually end up driving otherwise willing followers away while thinking they’re following all the ‘rules’.

Are you guilty of the following Twitter networking faux pas?

Overzealous following

“Follow me and I’ll follow you back!” Have you heard this one before? Don’t be tricked into thinking that following magnitudes of people will make you an instant Twitter star. While there are many that follow the “you follow/I follow” mentality, be aware that this often leads to little substance.

Your time is much better served reaching out to thought leaders you admire and other professionals in your industry. If you regularly reach out to others (with the @ symbol), tweet about things relevant to your niche, and retweet thoughtfully, you will see your follower list begin to grow naturally!

Tweeting once a year

We’re exaggerating a little bit here, but twitter, much like blogging, can be a trap for some where they get really excited at first and tweet like crazy and then the excitement wears off and their tweets dwindle to once every couple of days, maybe once a week, and sometimes…months go by with no tweeting at all. Can you hear the crickets chirping? If you’re not using your voice, no one is going to listen to you! Be sure that you keep your twitter account active. This doesn’t mean you have to tweet every time you blink (which it seems that some people do), but try not to let too long go between your interactions on twitter or you’re likely to lose followers.

Tweeting TMI

TMI stands for Too Much Info, and this can be a scary line to cross if you’re tweeting, particularly if your tweets aren’t protected (which, if you’re looking to build a large following, it’s usually a good idea to go public), and if you’re representing a business, yours or otherwise. Twitter makes it so easy to express yourself that a hasty tweet in moment of bad judgment can occur without even realizing it. Even though you want to be yourself, unless you are a comedian known for your lewd jokes or a brazen celeb whose fans thrive on the drama, be mindful of what you say or what pictures you post. Potential employers, competitors, and other influencers take notice.

Tweet Spam

While it’s true that twitter can be a great way to spread news about your business, as in any venue where your voice can be heard, you need to maintain a balance between promoting yourself and sharing non-promotional things. If every tweet becomes “check out my latest item I listed on eBay!” or “click for the best deal on cell phone ringtones!” or “15% off with this special code!”, people are going to start seeing your tweets like they see ads and tune them out. Having your link in your twitter bio will draw traffic from your followers, and the more interesting content you give them when you tweet, the more they’ll trust you and be likely to click when you do share that occasional promotional tweet.

Conversely, if you are a business that uses twitter solely for product updates and discounts, be up front about your twitter account with followers and post wisely!

Tweet Fraud

Okay this title makes this sound like something truly awful (and if you are genuinely stealing someone else’s identity on Twitter, you probably aren’t reading this article right now), but the point here is be genuine. Twitter was created as a means for social interaction and connection with other people. If you are tweeting on behalf of a business, have a voice and give people the sense that you are accessible and real. By being genuine with your followers, you’re giving them the chance to feel a connection to you and feel that their voice also matters to you. Business is business, but at the end of the day, twitter is social.

Avoid these Twitter mistakes and you should be well on your way to developing a solid following of loyal twitter fans! Do you have any tips to add?

Why Bloggers Should Meditate

If you’re a blogger, you should meditate. That’s the conclusion of a flurry of recent research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Willpower, discipline, and hard work may squeeze your blog post out. But if you want to produce words and ideas with ease, if you want to revel in the joy that makes it all worthwhile, and if you want to be as good as you can be, you need to know how to nurture inspiration, detach from daily distress, and cultivate creative mind states.

For all of this, meditation is the best tool in your pack.

What is meditation?

A meditation is a moment—long or short—when the thought traffic that normally marches through our minds slows or ceases. To meditate, in the sense that most people interpret the word, is to deliberately focus attention in a way that makes this happen. We minimize surface thought to help our mind slip into stillness.

Meditation does not, as some people seem to think, make you withdrawn or oblivious. On the contrary, it fosters a deep awareness of what is being created in any given moment.

It moves us from being caught in surface thoughts and life circumstances towards the condition that Buddhists call Big Mind—an alert, relaxed, creative, present-centered awareness. This ancient understanding of how the human mind works is now being understood in a new way, and validated, by contemporary science.

Meditation offers enormous benefits for everyone—and particular benefits for those who are engaged in a creative activity like blogging.

1. Meditation opens creative space

Neuroscience is showing, through brain mapping, how meditation affects brain wave activity. The most striking difference is a shift, in the meditator, from the stress-prone right frontal cortex to the calmer left frontal cortex.

Regular meditation also shows increased brain activity in areas associated with the creative and the mystical.

This is the shift that Albert Einstein described as “the most beautiful emotion we can experience…the [underlying] power of all true art and science.” What it means for the blogger is experiencing more ideas, insights, and connections—the currencies in which we trade.

2. Creates conditions for insight

Insight, perception, revelation: these are the qualities that mark out the good blogger from the mediocre, the great blogger from the good. Meditation creates the mental and emotional conditions in which they are most likely to flourish. For centuries, it was thought that such qualities were the innate gifts of a special elite—born not made. Now brain mapping shows them to be available to all who meditate.

3. Meditation eases blogger’s block

It’s not easy putting yourself out there, day after day, post after post. It can make us edgy—vulnerable, raw, a little crazy sometimes. Brain scans show that meditation reduces activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear.  It blunts our edginess, creating a place of safety from which we can take risks. It allows us to become, as Flaubert suggested we should, steady and well-ordered in life, so we can be fierce and original in our blog.

4. Meditation gives us roots

With that steadiness comes what Buddhists call “solidity,” a calm acceptance of self (see also #5), and a centered belief in what we have to offer.

5. Meditation quietens the critics

This steady solidity makes us very much less vulnerable to critics and to the pressures and persuasions of others. And it also muzzles the meanest critic of ‘em all: the great fault-finder within.

6. Meditation claims the essential self

“Be yourself,” Oscar Wilde once said. “Everyone else is taken.” But it’s not always easy, especially if you’re trying to do it in print. Consciously quieting the chatter of our surface mind helps us to claim, and express, our unique self—the indefinable essence that makes us different from anyone else who ever lived.

Also, by detaching us from our surface, chattering mind and the sticky grasp of personalized emotion, meditation allows us creative distance to observe ourselves, others, and life itself with clarity. This makes our blogs more original and compelling.

7. Meditation improves attention and concentration

Essentially, meditation is focus. Practicing it daily helps us to have it and to be able to draw on it when needed—an essential when negotiating the distracted and distracting online world.

8. Meditation makes us mindful

Blogging is a never-ending game. As soon as we finish one post, we’re thinking of the next. Regular meditation develops our ability to appreciate what we’re achieving and getting right, as well as what still has to be done. To enjoy what we are making in the moment of its making. To value process as much as product.

9. Meditation fosters flow

For bloggers, flow is that delectable condition where words seem to appear of their own volition, where all we have to do is turn up at the page and dictate ‘em. Analyzed in depth by creativity theorist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi and others, flow has been found to induce similar brain states as meditation.

10. Meditation makes us happy

The transformations induced by meditation and creative activity decrease stress, early depression, and anxiety. This brings about a long list of proven physical and emotional benefits, from eliminating insomnia to easing addiction.

Against this long list (which grows longer as each tranche of research turns up new benefits) bloggers regularly cite one problem. They’d love to meditate but they “can’t”: they don’t have time. For all the reasons outlined above, it’s clear that for bloggers, meditation doesn’t take time, it makes time.

What’s your experience? Have you ever meditated for creative benefit? What happened? Would you like to try? What’s stopping you?

5 Ways To Create Compelling Content

by Rick Jensen, Chief Sales and Marketing, Constant Contact.

While imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery, nothing beats the satisfaction that comes from having your content shared, forwarded or re-tweeted. So why is it that some anecdotes, blog posts or articles circulate through media circles like wildfire while equally interesting content largely goes unnoticed?

The reality is there’s no magic bullet that’s a surefire way to get people talking about your company. However there are ways to naturally inspire readers to pass along your content through social media channels.

Assuming you’ve got great content to begin with, here are five ways to refine and package it for optimal attention.

1. Metaphors and similes

As a grammar refresher, metaphors are implied comparisons between two unlike things that actually have something in common. For example, the phrases “time is money” and “heart of stone” are commonly used metaphors.

Similes compare two unlike things and use the words “like” or “as” to draw a comparison, such as “life is like a box of chocolates.”

Be creative and clever in introducing a new simile or metaphor to increase the chances of your readers retaining your message. Just be sure to test it out on a few folks before committing to it.

Remember, if you’re trying too hard to coin a new phrase or the metaphor seems like too great of a stretch, that’s a good sign you may need to go back to the drawing board.

2. Images and slideshows

Along with creating images in the reader’s head, you can also draw in readers and reinforce the message with captivating images.

Slideshows are another great way to get out your message in a “shareable” format. Why not try to tell your story in 10 click-through images or less? After all, a picture is still worth a thousand words.

3. Pithy headlines

One trick to writing punchy and memorable headlines is to write them last, after the story is complete.

You may also want to strive to keep your headlines under 140 characters. This way, your Twitter followers can more easily re-tweet your message without having to edit their name or your work of genius.

4. Is equal to”

One of the most effective ways to put a large number into context for your readers is to illustrate the impact of that number in the real world.

For example, when we read that the 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high, our mind instantly conjures the image of a football field filled with red, green and gold cards.

If you’ve got large numbers you’re trying to convey, break out your calculator and figure out how it applies to the reader’s everyday life.

5. Have fun with statistics

Take on the role of an actuary by comparing the likelihood of an event actually happening and drawing a parallel to your content.

For example, the likelihood of being struck by lightning is higher than the odds of winning the lottery. Or perhaps comparing the 2004 odds that the Boston Red Sox would win the World Series to relevant data from your company will help put your story into perspective.

There are lots of ways to tie mainstream news with statistics and tie them to your business by combing through the latest news headlines.

As you experiment with these different ideas, test and track your results. You’ll find that certain ideas will be more effective than others though you can’t always gauge which will yield the best results.

While some messages will be more popular than others, you want to steer away from continuously repeating a successful approach because it will lose its effectiveness if it becomes part of every message.

Along with these five tips, one of the easiest tactical elements you can add to your e-mail newsletter, website or blog are sharing buttons. This way, readers can easily click a link and redistribute your content to the social media outlet of their choice.

Facebook delays IPO until late 2012 (rumor)

It’s been widely expected that Facebook will launch its initial public offering (IPO) in 2012, possibly as soon as the first quarter. Now we’re hearing that there may be a later public debut by the social networking giant, according to people familiar with the company cited by the Financial Times.

While other Internet companies, including Evernote and Zynga, have been holding back on their IPO plans amid recent market turbulence, Facebook’s plans are apparently changing because of internal interests. LinkedIn, on the other hand, went ahead with its IPO earlier this year. On a mildly related note, market rumors suggest a Facebook-LinkedIn partnership.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to wait until next September or later in order to keep employees focused on product developments rather than a pay-out. Some employees are supposedly keen to cash out in an IPO, but Zuckerberg wants to keep them around through next summer in order to complete certain feature rollouts.

Facebook’s IPO will be most likely triggered by a section of the 1934 Securities and Exchange Act known as “the 500 rule” – once a private company has more than 500 investors, it must begin releasing quarterly financial information to the Securities and Exchange Commission in the first quarter of the following year. Facebook passed the 500-investor threshold this year, and so it will have to start publishing numbers in April 2012.

Previously, the expectation was it would launch a formal IPO in advance of the public-company reporting obligation. Companies do not have to go public after publishing their financial data, but many do so in order to take advantage of market interest and momentum.

Facebook doesn’t need to push for an IPO because it really doesn’t need the money right now. The advantage of staying private is focus: you don’t have to worry about investor phone calls or show up at investor conferences.

On the other hand, Facebook may be motivated to hurry up the process in order to increase employee compensation. Early last year, Facebook put curbs on employees’ ability to sell their company shares privately to other investors. To stop employees from quitting Facebook in order to monetize their shares, the company needs to go public so employees can sell their stock on the open market at various times during the year and cash in on their holdings.

Facebook’s valuation could end up being north of $100 billion, if it can manage to keep itself significantly ahead of the competition. When Facebook goes public in 2012, we will be able to put all this speculation to rest, though the argument of undervalued versus overvalued likely won’t ever stop.

6 Social Media tips for businesses.

Social media engagement isn’t just a box that companies can check on their
communications to-do lists. The most successful campaigns are constantly evolving
and refined over time. In turn, the most successful refinements are often
informed by industry trends that help companies understand what works and what
doesn’t when it comes to reaching consumers, investors, business partners, and
other corporate stakeholders in the social media sphere.

 

1. Social Media use now accounts for one
out of every six minutes
spent online in the U.S.

In 2007, social networking represented about 1
in every 12 minutes
spent online. This two-fold increase illustrates what we
already know – that social media have become an integral part of American life.
In its earliest days, social networking was dominated by Myspace. Then, Facebook
darted ahead and left Myspace in its dust. But with time, more competitors came
out of the woodwork – and more options for business began to take shape.
LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr are just a few examples. Today, social networks
aren’t only used to find and converse with new and old friends, they are now a
means by which companies can remain transparent, provide unique customer
service, and engage loyal and new consumers.

2. Users say they are more likely to buy if a business answers their
questions on Twitter.

Consumer complaints are an unavoidable reality. Before social media,
companies didn’t have a direct line to their consumers when it came to problems
with their products and services. With the connectivity made possible by the
social media explosion, companies have found influential ways to engage their
customers, solve individual issues, and build loyalty for their brands. As this
data
point
shows, customers appreciate a brand’s quick response and dedication to
problem resolution. As such, utilizing social networking platforms to engage
with consumers – both to answer their questions and provide updates – is the new
paradigm in customer
service
.

3. In 2010, U.S. companies spent more on digital marketing than on
print for the first time ever.

According to a study by California-based Outsell, companies are directing
dollars toward the channels that generate the most qualified leads and that are
the most effective building brand loyalty.  The study described the spending
shift as “an industry milestone crossover event.” In Hubspot’s State of
Inbound Marketing Report
, 62 percent of surveyed companies indicated that
social media takes the top spot in their lead-generation. Given the
effectiveness and relatively low costs of engagement on these channels, budgets
have been adjusted accordingly. Nearly 42 percent of companies indicated that if
they’ve already allocated a portion of their marketing dollars to social media,
they would increase this amount over the course of the year. As the advertising
opportunities on social media channels become more innovative and robust, this
trend will only continue at an increasingly rapid pace.

4. In 2011, more than 50 percent of Fortune 1,000 companies have
blogs.

CMOs at Fortune 1,000 companies not only invest in corporate blogs, they say
it’s
the cost of doing business today
.” Even with the amount of effort behind
corporate Facebook and Twitter accounts, U.S. companies find it imperative to
maintain a public-facing blog for marketing purposes. No longer are companies
using blogs to share information and behind-the-scene looks at their operations;
they are increasingly realizing that blogs are another form of engaging their
audiences by eliciting comments and feedback. As this trend continues, those
firms not engaging via blogs will increasingly realize the value of the
blogosphere to further corporate functions, communications, and brand
marketing.

5. YouTube is the second
largest search engine in the world.

When most people think of search engines, they think of the key players:
Google, Yahoo, and Bing.  But more and more Internet users are turning to
YouTube for information. Watching a video is easier, usually more informative,
and less distracting than reading online. Furthermore, people don’t often have
time to read a lengthy article. Additionally, as any well-seasoned
SEO-strategist knows, the key to staying on the top of the search results is
regularly publishing new content. This can include Tweets, blog posts, Facebook
updates and YouTube videos.  Publishing new videos will not only keep
you on top of YouTube results, but can significantly help with other SEO
efforts. Thus, it is increasingly important to optimize the content of your
video to be searchable on YouTube, which in turn, will also significantly
improve your Google search ranking.

6. Social media advertising spend will increase from the $2.1 billion
spent in 2010 to $8.3 billion by 2015.

When social networking first surfaced in 2006, advertising spending was less
than a mere $500
million
over the course of the year.  By 2007, this figure had increased 155
percent to $1.2 billion. In 2011, advertisers spent approximately $4.2 billion.
At $1.58 billion, the U.S. spends more than half of the world’s social
networking advertising dollars. The shift from traditional advertising to online
advertising was a slow one.  But, as more and more companies understand the
increasing value of social media, there’s been a steady trend in moving
advertising dollars onto such platforms.

 

Back to School: 10 Privacy Tips for the Connected Student

by Fran Maier

Fran Maier is the president and executive chair of TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider. She speaks widely on issues of online privacy and trust and is active in mentoring women in technology. She serves on a number of Internet and trust-related boards, including the Online Trust Alliance.

1. Password-Protect Your Computer/Smartphone/Tablet


You store a lot of personal data (like photos) on these devices, which may also save automatic logins to your email and social networking accounts. Someone could easily abuse this information if you leave your device unattended — an important consideration outside of the classroom as well. A solid password contains a mix of letters, numbers and symbols and does not contain common words. In other words, rethink your “1234” iPhone passcode.


2. Consider Theft-Recovery Applications


These applications can geo-locate your lost device and/or allow you to remotely login. Electronics theft on college and high school campuses is a real problem. Installing such an application on your computer, smartphone or tablet could mean the difference between recovering your device and losing it forever.

If you’re an iPhone user, check out Apple’s free Find My Phone app, which will track your device remotely in case of loss or theft.


3. Review Your Social Networking Privacy Settings


This tip is especially important for high school seniors who’ve submitted college applications, and for new grads applying for their first jobs. According to a 2010 Kaplan survey, 80% of college admissions officers use social media to evaluate prospective students. And my company conducted a survey that determined 68% of teens have at some time accepted “friend” requests from people they didn’t know.

4. Protect Your Online Reputation


Social networks may not be the only component of your online identity. Blogs, personal websites, discussion forums and photo accounts also reflect online activity. With little effort, people can piece together your various online accounts and activity — even accounts under fake names that you thought were anonymous.  With every piece of content that you share, ask yourself: Would I want my parents, teachers and future employers to discover this? Once you post something on the Internet, it can very difficult, if not impossible, to remove it.


5. If You’re a Minor, Lock Down Your Location


Many social networks and mobile applications allow you to tag your current geographic location. For your physical safety as a minor, the visibility of your location should only be available to your closest friends — if at all. Parents should talk to their kids about online predators and ensure they’re not sharing their location with strangers.


6. Do Your Back-to-School Shopping Securely


Some of the best back-to-school shopping deals can be found online, but not all shopping websites are created equal. At minimum, you’ll disclose your name, home address, phone number and credit card information to complete a purchase, so make sure that each website is secure. Look for privacy and reputation seals on the website. The URL of checkout webpages that require your personal information should begin with “HTTPS,” indicating that the website encrypts your personal information during transmission.


7. Avoid Online Gossip


While school-age gossip and bullying seem unavoidable, remember that the effects can be magnified online, be it through email, chat or social networks. Inappropriate photos of or comments about someone else can go viral in a matter of minutes — within a few hours your entire school could potentially see what you’ve written or shared. Viral gossip is almost always permanent, and can only come back to haunt you.


8. Don’t Share Passwords With Friends


It might be tempting to share your passwords with friends, but it’s better to keep them to yourself. For instance, your password to a gaming account might be similar or identical to your password for another, more sensitive account, like email. Moreover, sharing your passwords may put other friends or family members at risk, especially if your accounts include their personal information.


9. Beware of Identity Theft


College students especially are targets for identity theft. Beware of the signs: If you receive notices about accounts you didn’t open, or if you see unexplained charges on your credit card statements, be suspicious and follow up. Federal law entitles you to three free credit reports every year through AnnualCreditReport.com, so check periodically to make sure that nothing is amiss. College students aren’t the only ones at risk: In 2011, the Federal Trade Commission found that child ID theft is a growing problem, with over 140,000 cases reported annually.


10. Get a Lock For Your Locker/Desk/Closet


This tip is as old as school itself, but it’s especially important in our digital age. Chances are your locker or desk doesn’t just hold your books, jacket and lunch – it may also store your smartphone, computer or tablet devices which are typically loaded with personal information. If you’re in a high-traffic dorm room, consider investing in a laptop padlock that secures the device to your desk.

Stay safe and study hard!

10 cool Blogging facts

  •  77% of Internet users read blogs.
  • There are currently 133 million blogs listed on leading blog directory Technorati.
  • 60% of bloggers are between the ages 18-44.
  • One in five bloggers update their blogs daily.
  • Two thirds of bloggers are male.
  • Corporate blogging accounts for 14% of blogs.
  • 15% of bloggers spend 10 hours a week blogging.
  • More than half of all bloggers are married and/or parents.
  • More than 50% of bloggers have more than one blog.
  • Bloggers use an average of five different social sites to drive traffic to their blog.

 

 

10 cool Linkedin facts.

  • LinkedIn is the oldest of the four sites in this post, having been created on May 5 2003.
  • There are more than 70 million users worldwide.
  • Members of LinkedIn come from more than 200 countries from every continent.
  • LinkedIn is available in six native languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Oracle’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Epstein, was headhunted for the position via his LinkedIn profile.
  • 80% of companies use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool.
  • A new member joins LinkedIn every second.
  • LinkedIn receives almost 12 million unique visitors per day.
  • Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are on LinkedIn.
  • Recruiters account for 1-in-20 LinkedIn profiles.

Tomorrow – 10 cool blogging facts……

10 cool Facebook facts.

  •  The average Facebook user has 130 friends.
  •  More than 25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) is shared each month.
  •  Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application.
  •  More than 150 million people engage with Facebook on external websites every month.
  • Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have integrated with Facebook.
  • There are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • People that access Facebook via mobile are twice as active than non-mobile users (think about that when designing your Facebook page).
  • The average Facebook user is connected to 60 pages, groups and events.
  • People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
  • There are more than 1 million entrepreneurs and developers from 180 countries on Facebook.

 

Tomorrow – 10 cool Linkedin facts……