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Is Visual Content the Future of Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Visual Content the Future of Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the past year or two photo and video-friendly social networks such as Instagram, Pinterest and Vine have exploded in popularity. Five tweets in every second contain a Vine link, and Twitter revamped its entire timeline and profile page design to better incorporate images and even animated GIFs.

All of which begs the question: is visual content the future of social media?

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Blogs, Social Media, Video, SEO, Apps – 10 Years of Digital Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Blogs, Social Media, Video, SEO, Apps - 10 Years of Digital Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that back in 2004, “blog” was named the word of the year by Merriam-Webster?

Ten years on, blogs have gone from strength-to-strength. Indeed, many are so sophisticated and feature-packed today that they are so far removed of the blogs of a decade ago to be almost unrecognisable. So what else has changed in this time?

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Social Media Business Statistics, Facts, Figures & Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Business Statistics, Facts, Figures & Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that studies have shown that three-quarters of customers rely on social media to influence their purchasing decisions, with eight in 10 also influenced by their friends’ posts?

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The Past, Present And Future Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Past, Present And Future Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s your earliest memory of social media?

Friendster, perhaps? Or Myspace?

It’s easy to forget that Facebook has been with us for just a single decade, but 47 percent of Americans now cite the social network as their number one influencer of purchases. Twitter opened its doors to the public in July 2006, but 34 percent of marketers have used the platform to successfully generate leads.

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Social Media And The Office Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media And The Office Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 82 percent of professionals use at least one social network actively for work purposes?

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Social Media Rated Most Important Marketing Tool Over Next 3 Years (But Barely) [STUDY]

Social Media Rated Most Important Marketing Tool Over Next 3 Years (But Barely) [STUDY]

A lot can change in three years. Back in 2010, Twitter was a relative minnow compared to the global communications and media powerhouse, sitting on the verge of a closely-watched IPO, that it has become today.

Three years ago, Facebook had about one-third of the number of users that it has today. As of right now, both of these platforms dominate social media, and social media marketing.

But what about three years from now?

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13 Social Media Marketing Trends For 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

How will social media marketing evolve in 2013? What about the platforms themselves?

Perhaps Twitter will further position itself into becoming the newsroom of the future. Will Facebook shift its focus from paid ads to paid content, and make that long-awaited move into search? Possibly Pinterest will prove it has the legs to become the key player in social shopping. Or maybe, just maybe, somebody will have good things to say about Google+ (who doesn’t actually work at Google).

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Has Social Media Created A Copy And Paste Generation? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Relatively, the world wide web is still in its infancy, but plagiarism is already a major problem.

Since 2009, the amount of plagiarized content on the internet has leapt from 25 percent to 44 percent last year, and this uptrend is expected to continue through 2012. File-sharing, as you might expect, is the number one source of plagiarism, but web and video content are also heavily copied and shared, and a lot of that takes place on social media.

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