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ibmsocialbiz:

With 40% of the world on social networks here’s what happens every 24 hours:

  • Over 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook
  • More than 2 billion search queries are performed on Twitter
  • 172,800 new users signed up to LinkedIn
  • 432,000 Vine videos are shared on Twitter
  • One billion Likes are generated on Instagram
  • 210 billion emails are sent and received – and 80 percent of them are spam.

(via What Happens In Social Media Every 24 Hours? The Numbers Will Blow Your Mind [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter)

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fastcompany:

Upworthy.com, dedicated to sharing “stuff that matters,” drives 20% of interactions around media online. You read that right. 

Here are 3 rules for going viral from the most viral site on the web:

1. Spend half your time on the headline.
2. But make it sound like you’re talking to your bff.
3. Know what strong feeling you want to evoke. There’d better be one.  

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Wow! That’s an amazing stat!

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10 Tips for Better Facebook Posts - Socially Aligned

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instagram:

Discover Great Videos on Instagram

Looking to see a kickflip from a world-famous skateboarder, the perfect latte art pour from your corner coffee shop, or a glimpse behind-the-scenes at your favorite brand’s fashion show? Follow these accounts that are using Video on Instagram to share some incredible moments!

  • Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder — @tonyhawk
  • Almond Surfboards, handcrafted surfboard and accessories — @ almond_surfboards
  • Wimbeldon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world — @wimbledon
  • Snoop Dogg, rapper and actor— @snoopdogg
  • Phoenix, alternative rock band from France — @wearephoenix
  • Madonna, singer-songwriter — @madonna
  • Karlie Kloss, fashion model — @karliekloss
  • Burberry, British luxury fashion brand — @burberry
  • Jamie Oliver, chef — @jamieoliver
  • Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz-based coffee roastery — @vervecoffee
  • Shay Mitchell, actress of Pretty Little Liars — @shaym
  • Jimmy Fallon, comedian and host of Late Night — @jimmyfallon
  • Charity Water, non-profit organization bringing clean drinking water to developing nations — @charitywater
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The Free & Easy Way to Pick a Social Media Expert’s Brain bit.ly/10H7co9 A.K.A Why small businesses should care about Social Media Day June 30th

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"Take big risks and take big challenges. The worst thing that can happen is that you learn."

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We asked Jason Sosa, founder of IMRSV, one of Time.com’s 10 startups to watch in 2013, what advice he’d give to people trying to get a startup off the ground. 

IMRSV is the company behind Cara, a software that allows developers to turn any webcam into a real-time video analytics sensor. In a fast-food restaurant, it could track how many people are standing in line. In a house, it could help control the temperature based on who is home. It could even monitor a driver’s attention, alerting him if he falls asleep…

(via fastcompany)

Good philosophy.

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Creative Something: Finding inspiration in the tiniest of details

creativesomething:

You’re looking for the next thing – the next line to your book or poem, the next clip for your video, the next word for a tweet, the next chord to a song – and nothing is coming to mind.

Creative block feels like a dead end, like there’s nowhere to go from here.

But what if, instead of…

Brilliant!

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fastcompany:

…had it not been for social media, the government would likely have succeeded in hiding the protests from many Turks. Turkey is a country that jails more journalists than Iran, and it is hardly surprising that the mainstream Turkish media, which has been additionally co-opted by the authorities through financial measures, broadcast pictures of beauty contests and cooking shows for several days while parts of Istanbul and other cities were blanketed with tear gas.

“On Friday [May 31] I saw on Facebook that there were riots, and I came here [to the center of Istanbul],” a 29-year old teacher named Ulas said in a bar near Taksim Square. “There were many people and we fought them [the police] all night. But on Saturday I spoke to some of my friends here in Istanbul, and they had no idea what was going on. One, a leftist, was at the zoo. This is because they were watching penguin documentaries on the mainstream channels.”

How social media forced Turkish news organizations to change course

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The real power of social media!

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"… it’s better to work highly focused for short periods of time, with breaks in between, than to be partially focused for long periods of time. Think of it as a sprint, rather than a marathon. You can push yourself to your limits for short periods of time, so long as you have a clear stopping point. And after a rest, you can sprint again."

- Engagement pro Tony Schwartz’s productivity tip? Dedicate 50-90 minute bursts to focusing on just one task. (via fastcompany)
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