How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC]
User Activity: Comparison of Social Networking Sites [infographic]
1) Launching a Private Social Media Account
2) Having a Disproportionate Follower:Following Ratio
3) Writing Updates That Are Too Long
4) The Airing of Grievances
5) Talking Smack About Competitors
6) Making Off-Color Comments
7) Publicly Solving Customer Service Issues
8) Hijacking Hashtags
9) Piling Your Tweets With Too Many Hashtags
10) Insulting Your Customer Base
11) “Targeting” Poorly With Automation
12) Posting WAY Too Frequently
13) Retweeting Instead of Generating Original Content
I have two comments:
2) My library cannot possibly follow as many people as follow us (we have nearly 13,000 followers and there’s concerns about following being taken as endorsement… we don’t presently have a policy, so I play it very safe in who that account follows.)
12) The example on this one isn’t very good.
Social Media Explained with Donuts
(What would Tumblr be? :-) )
B303: Twitter, Ads, and QR Codes… Oh My!
Janie Hermann (@janieh)
Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02)
The Sad State of Social Media Privacy [Infographic]
From OhMyGov!’s Top 10 Social Media Infographics
Written with government in mind, but applies to anyone using Twitter for professional/organizational purposes.
Friends & Frenemies: Why We Add and Remove Facebook Friends [Infographic]
Social Media Statistics of the Day [infographic]
I think most people use Facebook more for personal pursuits (e.g. posting photos for family/friends, playing games) than for academic/professional pursuits. I certainly don’t use Facebook to connect to libraries or pretty much anything having to do with my professional life (and I’m a librarian!), so it makes sense that students don’t either.
A new analysis of user comments on the Facebook page of academic libraries indicates that most students “appear to reject connecting with their libraries on Facebook.”
The study, which appears in the current issue of D-Lib Magazine, by Michalis Gerolimos of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute in Thessaloniki, Greece, examined 3,513 posts on the Facebook pages of 20 U.S. academic libraries.
Significantly, Gerolimos found that 91 percent of the posts did not generate any comments, and the few comments that do appear are primarily by library personnel rather than by faculty or students.
» via DIgital Shift
Our latest report takes a quick but informative look at why Americans use social media:Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are a primary consideration in their adoption of social media tools. Roughly two thirds of social media users say that staying in touch with current friends and family members is a major reason they use these sites, while half say that connecting with old friends they’ve lost touch with is a major reason behind their use of these technologies.Other factors play a much smaller role—14% of users say that connecting around a shared hobby or interest is a major reason they use social media, and 9% say that making new friends is equally important. Reading comments by public figures and finding potential romantic partners are cited as major factors by just 5% and 3% of social media users, respectively.