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Thursday
Jul012010

Some Infographic Love

Click for full graphicSomehow, even in 2010, businesses are convinced there aren't that many people in their field using social media. This infographic lays out demographics of people using eight major social media tools:

Digg: A news voting and media sharing site.
StumbleUpon: A website shuffling system that will always cure boredom.
Reddit: Digg's major rival; also for media sharing.
Facebook: A social networking site.
Twitter: A site geared towards microblogging and networking.
LinkedIn: A professional networking site.
Ning: Allows you to create your own social network; Competes with Facebook.

The graphic splits by age (0-17, 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+), education level (<high school diploma, high school diploma, some college, college graduate, and graduate degree), gender, and income (0-$24K, $25-$49K, $50-$74K, $75-$99K, $100-$149K, $150K+).

Take a look and if you're a fan of social media infographics you can find more in this article from Mashable.com 

 

Wednesday
Jun302010

Posterous and why it's not so preposterous! 

Posterous is the next big thing for blogging! Started in May of 2009 by Y Combinator (a venture capital firm), Posterous lets you blog from your mobile phone (with use of their app picposterous). Simply document what you want to post and email it away to yourblogname@posterous.com. Before you know it, your post will be on your blog, ready for everyone to see.

Bit of a mindjob, eh?

It's hard to wrap your mind around at first. Do yourself a favor and add it on for free. As of March they've got a link shortening service as well and they are always adding new features for their users. So start snapping pictures on your smartphone, or shooting video, or posting links and reviews. Let Posterous catalog all the great things you're doing!

Monday
Jun282010

foursquare badges

Player, Please! - "Look at you, checking-in with 3 members of the opposite sex! Player, please!”Are you social? Do you get out of your house much? Do you check-in everywhere you go? Are you a foursquare junkie like me and want to unlock all of the badges in one day? Learn how to earn badges that you do not already have hereThekruser is constantly updating foursquare badges page to help you and me out with this social game.

If you still don't know what foursquare is...:

1. you should be ashamed of yourself j/k ;)

2. go to foursquare and register NOW!

3. download an app for your phone now or update your location via text messages.

Let's check-in and unlock badges together every day!

Wednesday
Jun232010

Mashable.com announces worldwide Social Media Day

June 23, 2010 – Social media has the Internet abuzz and it’s fueled by Mashable.com’s recent announcement that June 30th will be the first annual Social Media Day (#SMday in twittertalk).

Since the statement last week, over 500 events have been created worldwide through Meetup.com, a social gathering site that allows people to find events that interest them. These events aren’t only attracting the social media junkies but also those curious about what it is all about.

Angel Oakley, president of Unicatis Marketing Group, was ecstatic to hear the news. To help spread the word, she has organized a meetup event for the suburbs of Chicago.

“If Mashable’s declared it, we’re on it,” says Ms. Oakley, “Mashable is an excellent online resource and we’re excited that they created this movement. It presents a rare chance to get those who are immersed in social media and those who are completely new to it all in the same place.”

Angel Oakley’s event is one of the first and only Social Media Day meetups hosted for the Chicago Suburbs. It will be hosted at Ivy Restaurant in Wheaton on June 30th at 5:30pm. The event is Free and open to the public. Sign up today at http://www.meetup.com/Mashable/10705/

 

Contact:
Bee Vollmuth
Bee.vollmuth@unicatis.com

PO Box 253
Winfield, IL 60190
(P) 630-
384-9265

 

Wednesday
Jun232010

TweetGrowth

TechCrunch.com's Robin Wauters recently wrote a very interesting article about the international growth of Twitter within the last year. The continuing growth brings up the question in the back of all of our minds:

Can Twitter’s infrastructure sustain its growth in the long run?

I feel like at least once a week, I'm cursing the Fail Whale. Would Twitter still keep users if he showed up even more often?

Click on Fail Whale for the article!