44% of Online Sharing Occurs Through Facebook
Sharing widget AddThis, which is installed on more than 7 million domains and reaches more than one billion users per month, released an infographic Wednesday with some interesting statistics about about our sharing habits.
Among the impressive numbers: 44% of shares occur through Facebook, up 33% from last year (due both to the platform’s record growth and the release of the “Like” button, no doubt). Shares over Gmail increased by 395%, outpacing StumbleUpon, Facebook and Twitter. Shares via MySpace and Friendster dropped 20% and 31% respectively.
While the data gathered from AddThis are by no means comprehensive, the percentages should be relatively accurate given the sample size and the number of sharing services supported.
What platforms do you use most often to share content online?
If I really said everything that was on my mind, man, I think you'd hate me. I see some mediums of advertising as necessary, some I feel are just becoming more in demand because of society. I mean, since when do you go to a bank and see they have a facebook page. Commercials, let's not talk about those. The indirect notion of 'befriending', saving, liking... geez where am I? Now I probably wouldn't ever get on facebook or any social network, for all that matters, if I didn't have a business to promote.
Society is becoming more and more predictable, in a negative way. Materialism, technology are all dominating our society in the most disgusting form. I seem to ride the line without actually being consumed. More and more though I am seeing my peers, admirers and even friends indulge even more in the ideals of SOCIETY, America, this mainstream self indulgence thing we call Twitter and facebook.
I take a deep breathe and ask myself, what am I willing to do to make a living. I'm not going to follow the trends to the point where I lose myself in wandering who cares, how many LIKES did I get, how many friend I've obtained, I mean how selfish would that be. I guess that is the question, because twitter and facebook all breed narcissistic behaviors and I HATE it. I'll browse online, especially after midnight and all you see is hate, self indulging, parties, lust, shame, vanity... o my. I hate to judge my facebook friends but dag, watch what you post when you only think your close friends are watching. If you have 1000 friends, better believe they can all see what you write at some point or another, especially if you don't have privacy settings.
If you get on facebook to seek attention and obtain the most likes-You are a NARCISSIST! I'm not hating though, just reflecting on how far our society has come. Most of my true friends don't even have facebook accounts. I smile when I meet people who don't have a facebook anything.
Ok my semi-rant is over. Believe me I could go for a while longer but I'll spare your eyes of all the extra verbiage. I would advise you to go back to facebooking or tweeting if you don't have an opinion.
Peace to all and good socializing through the sphere of electrical/technilogical diversion!
Just like the law of gravity, which works regardless of whether you know about it or not, ice can burn you, even if you were previously unaware. This is because ignorance of a process does not stop the result from occurring.
The people you see filling their social media accounts with sales pitches, are unaware that they are actually damaging their reputation by pushing their marketing on you and failing to connect. The same with cold-callers and those who send you DM spam on Twitter, etc. In fact, no one in business sets out to hurt their reputation or alienate potential clients or customers.
So keep it fluffy and soft... then powdow hit them with what you can do!
So a friend I went to school with (University of Oklahoma) requested a commissioned art piece. We had good Ol' Spanish together for 2 semesters. Any who, she wanted my inspiration to be Buddha, cherry blossoms and earth tones. So I packed up my paints and brought them to Oklahoma just so I could finish it for her! Yesterday I had the pleasure of dropping it off for her and her whole family to see. Thank you Bobbi for supporting a young artist and being such a good friend.
Acrylic, Aerosol, Latex Acrylic on Wood
Dawn J. 2010
So I don't know if you all remember but we did a show a couple weeks ago on the 11th! It was apart of Day-Marquette Woodland's Dance scheme, a fundraiser for a big production he is putting together Jan. 29-30th at Joe's Movement Emporium. There, Melody showed the works of Dawn J., myself, and made many connections. The night proved to be artistically in motion with dancers, singers, jewelry, poetry, beautiful visual art and of course lovely souls in the form of people who filled the room. So needless to say it was a good night for exposure for Underground Tree Projects and we were also able and willing to support our fellow artists.
Titles really matter. A good title creates expectancy and motivates people
. It captures people’s attention. It causes them to read on.
Whether it’s the title of; a book, a website, a blog post, a report, a marketing email/letter, a group, a podcast or a twitter account etc, you should carefully craft the most compelling title you can. Many small business owners will spend a huge amount of time, for example, writing a blog post or marketing letter, then spend 5 minutes thinking of a title. They then end up with a great piece of work, which few people are motivated or compelled to read.
What titles do you use, for the products and services you provide? How motivating are they, for your prospective clients or customers? If you think there may be room for improvement, here are a few suggestions on how to develop more inspiring titles.
- If you want more people to read and share your blog posts, look at the blog titles used on the most read and shared blogs. Most blogs display the number of times a post is tweeted, giving you an indicator of how popular each title and post is.
- If you want a better title for your next book, check out the best selling business books. Remember: there’s a big difference between the best selling books and the best written books. Some great books sell a handful of copies and some dross sells by the truck load. Look at the best selling books list and search for common themes in the way a title is structured.
- If you want to write attractive email marketing or direct marketing (mail shot) titles, look at the marketing emails and mail shots that YOU opened. Think about it, most of the offers you get go straight into the bin or are deleted. Very few have titles or subject lines, which actually inspire you to open the letter or email. Keep a file with everything that motivated you to “read on.” Don’t just copy them though – LEARN from them. That’s where the real value is.
Great titles take time It’s not uncommon for me to spend as long writing the title of a successful piece of marketing, as it is for me to write the actual marketing message. The value of a great title, in encouraging people to actually READ your message, means that it is worthy of as much time as required, to get it as motivating as possible.
In my experience, the title is the most important single element in written marketing. If you are going to invest some time in improving your copywriting skills, this is the area to start. It can improve your marketing results by thousands (yes thousands) of percent!
Does your social media marketing strategy include YouTube?
Here are a couple of tips: Keep your videos short. Statistics show people start to lose interest around the 4 minute mark. Keep them relevant.
for rising search terms, then create videos around those topics. And keep people on your website. One way to do this is by embedding the video on your blog and pointing people there.
So last night I was posted up outside @ 12:30 am, yea I got outside a bit early to make sure I didn't miss anything. It was set to happen at 12:33 am my time. I'm in the midwest till after Christmas so no ET time for me. Thank God it wasn't deathly cold out or even real cold for that matter, but this is what I snapped of the first lunar eclipse in 372 years (the year 1638).
Needless to say I was proud of my little fujifilm camera... :)
So until the next total lunar eclipse will be visible from Canada will occur on Dec. 10, 2011 according to NASA.
The last total lunar eclipse was 372 yrs ago.
According to NASA, the total phase should last about three and a half hours when it begins as a partial eclipse at 1:33 a.m. ET and it will finish at 5:01 a.m. ET. The totality phase -- when the moon is entirely inside Earth's shadow -- will last approximately 72 minutes.
The eclipse will be visible Monday night on the West Coast and during the early hours Tuesday on the East Coast.
If the sky is clear, experts say the show might be extra spectacular, as the moon will have a reddish glow.
A lunar eclipse
takes place when the sun, Earth and moon are all perfectly aligned with the Earth in the middle. When the moon passes behind the Earth, the sun's rays are blocked from striking the moon. This can only occur when the moon is full. Lunar Eclipse to Last About Three and a Half Hours
As the moon moves deeper into Earth's shadow, indirect sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, casting an orange and red hue over the moon.
Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be seen for a few moments from any specific spot, a lunar eclipse can be viewed for several hours. It is also safe to view a lunar eclipse without special glasses or equipment.