WHAT’S RELEVANT THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA
The ever-evolving world we call social media is constantly reinventing itself. It is important to stay on top of these changes to get the most benefits out of the different channels. Whether it’s more followers on Twitter, better exposure on Facebook or searching for those pins, these networks were meant to help build a community where people can share and engage with one another. It is best to stay up-to-date on the latest trends to get the most out of your social media use!
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Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse. Some sites, such as Popular Science, are banning comments altogether. Read more on this story.
How was your year on Instagram? If you’re not sure how to answer that question, Statigram has a pretty good summary. The Instagram-tracking service released a new tool that unearths the five most popular photos posted to your Instagram account in 2013 and turns them into a short video. It measures popularity by likes, plain and simple, showing the count over each pic as the slideshow progresses.If you haven’t seen one of that Statigram-made videos in your feed, just search the #memostatigram hashtag on Instagram for many, many examples (mine is embedded below). The search turns up more than 38,000 posts as of this writing. Want to read more on this story? Click here.
LinkedIn, the online professional network revolutionizing recruiting, plans to use the data it has amassed from more than 250m curricula vitae to help companies improve their hiring. The Silicon Valley-based company plans to create a global map of companies, tracking when people move jobs, where they go and what skills they have. High quality global journalism requires investment. Dan Shapiro, senior vice-president for global solutions at LinkedIn, said it had a “very ambitious road map for the next five years” with plans to mine what he called the “world’s largest longitudinal data set” of moves within and between companies. More on this story here.
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