Tag archives for social networks
From xkcd, of course.
- Use a hashtag to drive the conversation.
- Organize a live event using Twitter.
- Tweet the past as if it were the present.
- Have a celebrity take over your account.
- Join the conversation where it takes place.
- You ask the questions.
- Live-tweet a breaking news event.
- Team up with the co-stars and use hashtags to drive fans to a TV show.
- Use Vine videos.
- Use a custom timeline to curate the best content.
- Voting and displaying on air
By Leonid Mamchenkov
Slashdot is linking to Ekisto – a project to visualize online communities like if they were cities. So far there are only GitHub, StackOverflow and Friendfeed (really? Friendfeed?). I’ve seen plenty of data visualization, especially for GitHub, but I have to say that this is one of the most interesting ones ever.
Here is a quote from the About page that explains how it works:
Ekisto comes from ekistics, the science of human settlements.
Ekisto is an interactive visualization of three online communities: StackOverflow, Github and Friendfeed. Ekisto tries to imagine and map our online habitats using graph algorithms and the city as a metaphor.
A graph layout algorithm arranges users in 2D space based on their similarity. Cosine similarity is computed based on the users’ network (Friendfeed), collaborate, watch, fork and follow relationships (Github), or based on the tags of posts contributed by users (StackOverflow). The height of each user represents the normalized value of the user’s Pagerank (Github, Friendfeed) or their reputation points (StackOverflow).
By Leonid Mamchenkov
Fast Company shares the 10 surprising social media statistics that will make you rethink your social strategy. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that all of them are really all that surprising, but they are mostly interesting. Here they are in a nutshell:
- The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55-64 year age bracket.
- 189 million of Facebook’s users are “mobile only”.
- YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network.
- Every second two new members join LinkedIn.
- Social media has overtaken port as #1 activity on the web.
- LinkedIn has a lower percentage of active users than Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
- 93% of marketers use social media for business.
- 25% of smartphone owners ages 18-44 say they can’t recall the last time their smartphone wasn’t next to them.
- Even though 62% of marketers blog or plan to blog in 2013, only 9% of US marketing companies employ a full-time blogger.
- 25% of Facebook users don’t bother with privacy settings.
Read the whole thing for more details, links, stats, visualization, and ideas on how to utilize this information.
Switching back from Jetpack Publicize to Social WordPress plugin. Publicize fails to push to Facebook ..
Switching from Social WordPress plugin to Jetpack Publicize for social network integration…
One way to make sense of the change in the way we live online is to consider how the language we use to talk about our digital selves has evolved. Take terms like cybercitizen and netizen, which each play on the metaphor that the Internet is a structured city or community. According to Google Ngrams, these words found their greatest use in the heydey of Geocities and have been in decline ever since. This happened as we began clicking friend buttons instead of writing in the guestbooks of neighborly strangers. It happened as we traded in our HTML editors for the sleek blue layouts and pre-set photo sizes of Facebook. In other words, we stopped being frontiersmen and started being consumers, conceding the role of maker in our Wild West to corporations. And build they did.
In short, we gave up our netizenship.
Enhance Facebook And Remove Annoyances!
Social Fixer for Facebook plugs into your browser and improves the existing Facebook.com web site. You get to pick which features you want to use:
- Filter your news feed by keyword, author, and more
- Tabbed news feed organizes posts by games, apps, etc
- Hide parts of the page you don’t want to see
- Don’t show posts you’ve already read
- Auto-switch to the Most Recent news feed
- Add some style with custom themes
- And much more! See the List of Features.
By Leonid Mamchenkov
Being happily married for over a decade already, I’m not too much into wedding proposals. But the power flashmob is often mesmerising – crowds of people, sometimes as large as few thousands, gather together, self-organize, and execute projects of amazing size and complexity. And all of that for no financial benefit – just for the love it, the idea, and, of course, tonnes of fun.
This, however, would never had been possible without the power of the Internet in general, and social networks in particular – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sites provide a huge platform for organizing such acts.
By now, there are so many events, and people participating, that there is even a TV show – Mobbed – on mainstream network – Fox. What these people do is organize flashmobs into professional productions, helping people announce their secrets to the world. I haven’t seen much of the episodes yet, but this one is absolutely amazing – several thousand people help the guy to flashmob his girlfriend with a wedding proposal .. and even more.
If you don’t want to spend 40 minutes watching all behind the scenes, setup, and the result, here is a shorter, 15 minute or so, version with just the result.
This is truly … ah, I wish I could find more words to describe it, but since I obviously can’t … TRULY EPIC.