Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th September 2014
the ability of anyone, with internet access, to communicate instantaneously to a global network
n the world of Instagram and Pinterest, brands are equal opportunity participants with consumers. Brands create stories that entice and capture consumers’ attention to leverage their influence. Users interact with the brand by commenting, liking, or ignoring. In an instant, you know if you have a hit or a dud. When something is a hit, it is popular, but more importantly, it becomes influential. The relationship between brands and consumers has become peer based.
Both platforms are B2C driven, but does Instagram win as the more effective of the two?
Instagram can be shared vertically across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other platforms. Pinterest is about curating and discovering information. Instagram gives you the opportunity to reveal a personal side to your brand and to interact with your audience.
Instagram creates narratives and that may be the characteristic that trumps Pinterest. Instagram defines and shapes brands while Pinterest sells brands.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014
30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites You Use Every Day
5 Little-Known Facebook Features
1. Save links to read for later
2. Follow rather than friend
3. Manage Your “Posts to Page”
4. Reorder your page sections
5. Fast advanced stats for any page post
Assorted useful features
Receive email from your Facebook email address.
Download everything you’ve ever done on Facebook.
Check your “other” messages.
Pin a post to the top of your page.
Feature your page owners and liked pages.
Secret emoji. Here are fun tips for Facebook secret emoji.
- (y) = thumbs-up ‘like’ symbol
- (^^^) = a great white shark
- :|] = a robot
- :poop: = well, you know
- <(“) = a penguin
- :Putnam: = the head of former Facebook engineer, Chris Putnam who left the company in 2010
5 Little-Known Twitter Features
1. Create a collection of tweets
2. Tag people in your photos
3. Create a Twitter photo collage
4. Manage Twitter via SMS
- D [username] + message - sends that person a Direct Message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
- SET LOCATION [place name] - updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location San Francisco
- GET [username] - retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by that person. You can also use g [username] to get a user’s latest Tweet. Examples: get goldman or g goldman.
- FOLLOW [username]: allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example:FOLLOW jerry
5. Mute Feature
5 Little-Known Google+ Features
1. Run a poll in G+
2. Save posts to empty circles for future reference
3. Share your circles with others
4. Create a photo slideshow that links to your avatar
When someone clicks on your profile picture from your profile page, they’ll see an entire photo album of pictures. You can control what appears in this photo album.
In the Photos menu, scroll or search for the Profile Photos collection. Then add, edit, and arrange the photos in this set.
5. Use a GIF as your profile pic or cover photo
This one’s super simple: Just upload it!
5 Little-Known LinkedIn Features
1. Download a list of your connections
2. Display media files on your profile
3. Message someone you’re not connected with
4. Save a job search
5. Create a tickler file with LinkedIn Relationship notes
5 Little-Known Pinterest Features
1. Set up a secret board
2. Rearrange the order of your boards
3. View all the latest pins from your website (or others)
4. Customize your cover images
5. Pin with a friend
5 Little-Known Instagram Features
1. Where to view Instagram photos online
2. Save an image
3. Add a border to your image
4. How to make a collage
5. How to repost an Instagram photo
Which of these little-known features did you know already?
Which of your favorite hidden gems would you like to share?
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2014
How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business
Important questions to ask when choosing a social network:
- Does it make sense for my content? (See the seven types of networks listed above.)
- Do potential fans spend time there? (See the demographic information above.)
- Does it make sense for me?
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th July 2014
3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do on Pinterest
Tag People in Comments
Pinterest may not be the most popular when it comes to direct communication between consumers and brands, but it is still worth your time to respond to and engage with your audience. When responding to a comment or commenting on a Pin yourself, Pinterest allows you to tag a user (as long as you’re following them). Of course this feature is not new or unique, but on Pinterest it’s not as commonly used.
Use Hashtags for Exclusivity
Pinterest does not support hashtags the way it once did, which means they are still clickable, but search results will include other pins. Those pins will have the same words in their description, link address or file name. To make the most of hashtags on Pinterest, the best approach would be to make one that is unique. Whether it’s for a campaign or exclusive promotion, Pinterest hashtags are best for exclusivity – if you’re more interested in SEO, keywords are the way to go.
Pinterest Source Tool
With Pinterest’s Source Tool, you can easily see what people are pinning from your website and from your competitor’s (or any website for that matter). All you have to do is type in http://www.pinterest.com/source/WEBSITE _DOMAIN_HERE and a list of pins will show up. This tool can help provide some basic insight into popular products and (my note) information
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014
Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%
Once again, the real winner here is Facebook, Pinterest may be able to challenge it soon though, as it is now driving just over a third of the traffic Facebook is.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th January 2014
Social Media can be excellent tool for research:
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th December 2013
4 Pinterest Tools to Grow and Measure Your Pinterest Presence
#1: Monitor Your Analytics With Tailwind
#2: Monitor Your Competitors With PinAlerts
#3: Sync With Facebook Using Pinvolve
#4: Improve the Images You Share With Pinstamatic
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013
Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids
Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/13/free-pinterest-style-education-service-hosts-common-core-teaching-aids.aspx?admgarea=Features1#47RHZap101LWFKq5.99
In my opinion, this is very much the same like TeacherTube (http://www.teachertube.com/) as YouTube alternative. It is worth considering, but…
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