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SOcial Networks To Watch In 2013

12 Jan

These social networks are bound to get bigger in 2013. Feel free to add in additional social networks that are on your radar under this post in the comments section below!

1) Inbound:

The goal of Inbound.org is to enable great content from the world of inbound marketing to get noticed. There’s an amazing community of bloggers, marketers and enthusiasts passionate about non-paid channels like SEO (search engine optimization), social media, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, etc. and we believe they deserve a site where sharing great content is controlled by them.

Inbound.org

2) Instagram:

A picture  is worth a thousand words, and Instagram has plenty of photos to go around with one hundred million users and billions of photos between them. Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.

Instagram

3) Myspace:

MySpace social media network is back, again. They are sticking to their roots by empowering people to express themselves however they want.  This is especially true for musicians, photographers, filmmakers, designers and dedicated fans. The website’s still in closed beta at the moment but will be released soon. The new look, new management and direction of the site  make it one that’s worth following in 2013!

Myspace

4)  Quora:

Quora connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you. When you want to know more about something, Quora delivers you answers and content from people who share your interests and people who have first-hand knowledge — like real doctors, economists, screenwriters, police officers, and military veterans. On Quora, it’s easy to create a personalized homepage of everything you want to know about by following topics, questions, people and boards.

Best of the Web, Delivered: The Reddit Manual

26 Dec
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Wonder how your friends always find cool stuff on the Internet before you?

They’re probably using Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet”. This site, essentially a collection of links, is your key to finding the best things on the web.It can also be confusing to use at first. Good thing there’s Best of the Web, Delivered: The Reddit Manual. This guide, by author Dave LeClair, outlines everything you need to know in order to get the most out of Reddit. Reddit covers every type of subject imaginable, and with their system of voting on pieces of content you will know right away that what you are seeing is the best content around, according to thousands of other Reddit users. It can be hard to find quality content on the Internet. Reddit eliminates this problem by letting users sort through the mess and find only the best.Their Reddit manual outlines everything you need to get the most out of this social news site, and is absolutely free to download. Also with this free guide you will also receive daily updates on new cool websites and programs in your email for free courtesy of MakeUseOf.

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Computer Glitches, Not Facebook Bigger Time Waste at Work

16 Aug

DENVER, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/

Employers looking to increase productivity should consider breaking up water-cooler talk or upgrading their software before banning Facebook. In a nationwide survey, 14 percent of knowledge workers cited chatting with co-workers as their biggest waste of time, followed by dealing with computer or software problems (11%). Five percent (5%) of respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or other social media accounts as their biggest time waster.

Additionally, while some may argue that company policies and procedures can be considered a point of frustration and wasted time with workers, the survey found that only four percent of respondents considered it their biggest waste of time. In fact, when asked specifically about company policies, rules or procedures, some 44 percent said they actually helped increase productivity at least slightly.

These and other results are from a new survey sponsored by TrackVia, makers of a cloud-based application platform that allows non-technical business people to build their own department applications or business software to do their work faster and easier.

Additional survey findings around productive and unproductive use of time at work include:

  • Better Peer-to-Peer Communication: More than one-in-seven (15%) employees said they spent 1-2 hours per week addressing misunderstandings or miscommunications with co-workers. Another 7 percent said they spent 3 or more hours on this in a typical week.
  • Leave Politics to Politicians: One-in-six (17%) said they spent 1-2 hours in a typical week navigating or dealing with office politics. Seven percent said they spent 3-5 hours, and another 7 percent  estimated they spent 6 or more hours in a typical week dealing with office politics.
  • Make Meetings Matter: Among those who spend time in meetings during a typical week, more than one-third (37%) felt at least half of the time in meetings was wasteful of their time. This is noteworthy as approximately one-in-five (21%) workers said they spent at least 3 hours in a typical week attending work meetings.
  • Whether Popular or Unpopular, Company Procedures Often Work: In fact, one-in-nine (11%) said company rules or procedures greatly increased their productivity. Only two percent felt that they greatly reduced productivity.

For more information and additional survey results, visit TrackVia’s Online Database blog here.

About the Survey Methodology

The study was administered by Amplitude Research during August 2012 among a nationwide panel of business and consumer professionals. In total, 300 surveys were completed by non C-level employees throughout the United States who use computers and software as part of their daily job. The survey has a maximum sampling margin of error of +/- 5.6 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. More information about Amplitude Research, Inc. may be found at http://www.amplituderesearch.com.

About TrackVia

TrackVia is the easiest, most powerful do-it-yourself business application builder platform. It helps non-technical business people design, build and deploy highly secure and reliable cloud-based applications without I.T. TrackVia customers have built nearly 6,000 applications, ranging from commonly used business solutions such as CRM, order management, support case management, software bug tracking and product catalogues to highly tailored vertical applications such as corporate real estate management, hotel incident and customer tracking and manufacturing supply chain management. TrackVia is sold on a simple and affordable month-to-month subscription plan. For more information or to sign-up for a free 14-day trial, please visit www.trackvia.com.

SOURCE TrackVia http://www.trackvia.com

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How to Increase your Twitter Followers

2 Jun

1.Engage

Be a resource for news and topics covered in your industry. Add value and you are guaranteed to grow your followers on Twitter. How? By sharing advice, news, tips, Q&A, press releases, events, infographics to name a few.

2. Don’t Sell

Nobody likes getting sold to on Social Media sites. By doing so you will not gain any new followers and have a good chance of loosing your current followers on Twitter.

3. Don’t Spam

Spam is a turnoff in the Social Media industry and nobody seeks to read it and may report you on Twitter.

4. Be Personal

Being personal and transparent on Social Media is the key to success. The more transparent are real you are people can connect and identify themselves with you.

5. Be Active

Being more active with quality engagement, content and conversations will increase your chances of showing up in searches or be seen by other followers on Twitter who have had a conversation with you or have retweeted your prior posts. Make sure to thank your followers for following you and retweeting your posts either by tweet or personal message.

6. Be SOcial

Be SOcial! Engage with people if they tweet you by tweeting back to them. It is a known statistic that when you reply to a conversation with people on Twitter they are 2X likely to follow you.

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