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Archives: October 2012

Is Social Media Destroying Productivity? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Good news! That work project is almost complete, and you find yourself with a few minutes to kill. Heck, you’ve earned it. So, what’s the first thing you do? Have a quick look at Twitter? Read the latest posts from your friends on Facebook? Browse all that goodness on Pinterest?

Sure you do. Nothing wrong with that. But isn’t it amazing how often that “quick look” escalates into something a lot more substantial… and disruptive?

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5 Common Twitter Myths That Are Hurting Your Efforts

Twitter’s been around for a while, but there are still some nasty myths circulating among even the Twitter elite that could be crippling your success.
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What Do You Think Of Twitter’s Halloween Pumpkins? [PHOTO]

Halloween (or Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve, depending on where you are) is celebrated in some capacity (with a few notable exceptions) in almost every major country around the world, and carving pumpkins into spooky Jack-o’-lanterns is a very popular pursuit that dates back centuries.

Indeed, some people take it all very seriously indeed, and one can be both humbled by some of the amazing creations you see on the interwebs, and invigorated by many of the disasters.

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How Are Political Magazines Using Twitter To Talk About The Election?

The Twittersphere is abuzz with talk of the fast-approaching 2012 Presidential Election. With the debates behind us and the candidates on the last legs of their campaign trails, one researcher wanted to know how political magazines were capitalizing on all of the politically-charged tweeting in the final stretch of the elections.
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Twitter Is Working On A Windows 8 App (Finally)

Windows fans, you can exhale: Twitter has confirmed that they’re hard at work on a shiny new app made especially for Windows 8.
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This Visualization Reveals How The USA Is Talking About Hurricane Sandy On Twitter [MAP]

What can Twitter tell us about Hurricane Sandy, specifically how the aftermath of the superstorm is impacting the USA?

Quite a lot, it turns out, thanks to this interactive visualisation from the Oxford Internet Institute at the University Of Oxford, who collected tweets containing the words “flood” or “flooding” between October 29-30 to evaluate how people are coping with and talking about the disaster on Twitter.

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TV Goes Social – The Rise Of The Second Screen [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that, according to a recent study by Nielsen, around four out of every five smartphone owners now use their device whilst watching television?

The rise of the second (and, in some cases, third and fourth) screen in our homes has revolutionised the way that we enjoy and interact with our favourite TV shows – and their audiences – with 62 percent of people using social networks and forums whilst watching TV each week.

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HOWTO: Attract Twitter Followers To Your Website

In a previous articl, we discussed how websites with a Tweet Button saw 7x more traffic than those without. But what other ways can you increase Twitter traffic to your website, converting followers to visitors?
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How to Ask Questions on Twitter… And Get Answers

If you’ve been on Twitter for any length of time, you’ll know that simply sharing links isn’t enough to really engage your followers. You’ve got to be interesting, stand out from the crowd, and make them want to listen to you. And one of the best ways to start is by asking questions.
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How Recruiters Are Using Social Media To Find (And Hire) Hidden Talent [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 84 percent of recruiters use social media to recruit candidates that might not have otherwise applied, and, in 2012, companies are expected to use social media to recruit for more than 80 percent of job openings?

Moreover, 7 out of 10 employers have successfully hired a candidate through social media, and, since implementing social recruitment, almost half (49 percent) have received more applicants to choose from.

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