Que el mundo social media ha cambiado muchas cosas en la red no es ningún secreto y creo que todos los que hemos podido navegar en la era anterior y en la actual, en la que las redes sociales se han apoderado de casi todo hemos sido conscientes de la evolución que ha sufrido. Y aunque hace un momento hemos hecho un análisis muy relacionado, cuando hablamos del ecommerce y del social media, en este caso vamos a pasarnos a un concepto de la época del nacimiento de los social media actuales, el crowdfunding, e intentaremos ver cómo los social media han influido en su evolución.
Crowdfunding y social media: una evolución conjunta
La verdad es que si en sí mismas las consideras redes sociales entonces es cierto que la influencia es aún mayor en este mundillo, porque para aquellos puristas que creen que social media lo son plataformas como Facebook o twitter, tampoco cabe duda el papel que juegan estas de cara al funcionamiento del crowdfunding, con lo que hablaríamos de una evolución de ambos conceptos prácticamente de la mano, y el éxito de las redes sociales en sí mismas ha garantizado que las plataformas de crodwfunding estén hoy dónde están.
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El gigante de la comida rápida está probando una aplicación de pago en Salt Lake City, Utah y Austin, Texas. Con la aplicación, puedes ordenar previamente y recoger tu comida por las ventanillas del restaurant.
Burger King y Chipotle ya permiten realizar compras a través de teléfonos móviles; Burger King exige un mínimo de 10 dólares para ese tipo de pedidos.
La aplicación de McDonald’s incluye ofertas especiales, cupones y programa de lealtad. Los pagos mobile es la última tendencia en tecnología de la marca en los últimos años.
– Trendrr Blog (https://blog.trendrr.com/2013/08/28/trendrr-joins-twitter/)
Thanks so much to Paul Maplesden
|Facebook or Google Plus?|
Facebook, once the darling of the social media world, is starting to lose its sheen. With the new restrictions on what people can see, privacy issues, increasing advertising, promoted posts and less relevant content in news feeds, many people are starting to look for alternatives.
Hang on, isn’t Google Plus a ghost town?
In late 2012, Google Plus launched Communities, interactive forums where people with common interests could gather and discuss the things important to them; some of these communities have around 50,000 members!
OK, so what is the main difference between Facebook and Google Plus?
Google Plus is simply setup to let you define exactly what you want to see and from whom, whilst also highlighting some of the best people, content and thinking so you can expand your interests and horizons.
How does that work? How can I control what I (and others) see in Google Plus?
When you follow people in Google Plus (just like friending them on Facebook), you can add that person to one or more Google Plus ‘Circles’. You can make these circles about anything you like: you might have one for family members, one for business colleagues, another one for people that post awesome photographs and another for popular science.
Continuar leyendo «The Main Differences Between Facebook & Google+ | vía @PlusDaily»
After almost two-and-half years, it is with great pleasure that I officially unveil the fourth edition of The Conversation Prism. Viewed and downloaded millions of times over, The Conversation Prism in its various stages has captures snapshot of important moments in the history and evolution of Social Media.
For those unfamiliar with The Conversation Prism, it is an evolving infographic that captures the state of social media, organized by how important social networks are used by professional and everyday consumers. It was created to serve as a visual tool for brands to consider unforeseen opportunities through a holistic lens. Over the years, it has served as a business tool as well as art decorating the walls and screens of offices, conference halls, and also homes.
With research beginning in 2007, the original Conversation Prism debuted in 2008 as a visual map of the social media landscape. Years and four iterations later, it remains an ongoing study in digital ethnography that tracks dominant and promising social networks and organizes them by how they’re used in everyday life.
It is provided as a free download in many sizes and shapes here.
Why is The Conversation Prism More Than a Pretty Infographic?
The Conversation Prism is important because it is the ONLY research-driven map that explores the evolution of the social web dating back to the rise of social media.
It is a combination of research and digital ethnography. It groups networks by how people use them. It includes both leading and promising networks. It’s not intended to show every network, but instead how the shape of the social web is changing and who the front runners are pushing social media in new directions.
The Conversation Prism was designed to help strategists see the bigger picture in the evolution of social media beyond the most popular and trendy sites. It is intended to help in a number of ways…
1. As a form of validation to show executives that social media is not a fad and that it’s bigger than Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest.
2. To motivate teams to find new ways to think about social media and explore new ways to improve experiences and relationships.
3. Provide a top-level view to help strategists study the landscape as they plan their next social media strategy.
History: When were the previous versions released?
1.0 = August 2008 (pictured above)
2.0 = March 2009
3.0 = October 2010
4.0 = July 2013
What’s new with Version 4.0?
Version 4.0 is the latest update in the two-and-half years since 3.0 (pictured above) was introduced in 2010. It also features an entirely new design.
Version 4.0 brings about some of the most significant changes since the beginning. In this round, we moved away from the flower-like motif to simplify and focus the landscape.
With all of the changes in social media, it would have been easier to expand the lens. Instead, we narrowed the view to focus on those that are on a path to mainstream understanding or acceptance.
The result was the removal of 122 services while only adding 113. This introduces an opportunity for a series of industry or vertical-specific Prisms to be introduced.
I used to kind of ignore it, to be honest. It was a bit of a glorified Rolodex for me, and I only tapped it when I needed to track someone down and I didn’t seem to have them in any of my conventional contact streams.
But lately, I think LinkedIn has been doing a bang-up job of making themselves relevant and useful. From their well-curated Linked INfluencers content (Hey LinkedIn – you need to call me about this one!), to their refreshed and improved contact functions, I’m becoming more and more of a fan. I think it’s got great potential for business and professional development alike.
Of course, the more relevant a platform becomes, the more people abuse it.
I’ve seen tons of posts lately lamenting people who are blast emailing their contacts on LinkedIn, spamming groups, pitching stuff ad nauseam…so I think we all know the mistakes people are making. Which begs the question:
How do you use LinkedIn to connect with people the right way?
For some insights on those questions, as well as how to attain search and social synergy, I interviewed my friend Rob Garner, former VP of strategy at iCrossing, member of the board of directors and vice president at SEMPO, and author of «Search & Social«, published by Wiley.
Full article 🙂 Here!!
Varios diccionarios han incluído entre su vocabulario términos de uso frecuente en los escenarios digitales.
(…) la legión de expresiones como ‘PLOP’ (el sonido de un desmayo), quejidos como ‘Auch‘ y técnicas de redes sociales para hacer más dramática la escritura como #YomeEntiendo.
En cada caso la línea divisoria es enormemente generacional, con un toque de esnobismo y estética. Sin embargo, incluso las divisiones aparentemente obvias entre lo viejo y lo nuevo se pueden analizar más a profundidad.
Cuando el Diccionario Inglés de Oxford dio el salto y agregó a su vocabulario algunos «acrónimos notables” en marzo de 2011, como OMG –por la expresión en inglés «Oh Dios mío”’, o LOL, que en inglés significa «reírse en voz alta”; o FYI –cuya traducción en español es PSI o para su información, aclaró que la primera vez que se reportó el acrónimo OMG fue en una carta de 1917 de nada más y nada menos que Winston Churchill.
Incluso la personificación más emblemática de la mensajería en línea, el emoticón – caras felices o tristes dibujadas con signos de puntuación -:) o :(-, fue alguna vez publicado en el siglo XIX por la revista satírica Puck bajo el título «El arte tipográfico».
Nos hemos acostumbrado tanto a decir en voz alta cosas como “puntocom” que nos olvidamos de que estamos hablando en signos de puntuación.»
Pero sería perverso pretender creer que no hay nada inusual en la era de Internet. Al menos en el abandono de las palabras habladas como el motor del cambio lingüístico hacia el acto de escribir en una pantalla.
Nos hemos acostumbrado tanto a decir en voz alta cosas como «puntocom” que nos olvidamos de que estamos hablando en signos de puntuación.
La velocidad en la comunicación hoy está sincronizada con la velocidad con la que las palabras son adoptadas. Bicicletas, automóviles y teléfonos fueron palabras que tomaron décadas en ser parte la vida diaria, como palabras e incluso como objetos.
Con la gran oferta en línea, el éxito puede ceñir el mundo en cuestión de meses. Me burlé cuando escuché por primera vez el término Twitter. Ahora lo acepto tanto como el verbo «googlear” -buscar en Google- que se ha convertido en parte activa de decenas de idiomas en el mundo.
Donde el hábito lidera, el lenguaje lo sigue
En nuestro país, en el marco del decreto 1172 los pedidos sólo pueden hacerse en papel. La plataforma electrónica es todavía una gran deuda del Estado y las solicitudes por Twitter, parecen hoy muy lejanas.
No sólo eso. En noviembre de 2012, la Oficina del Comisionado de Información (ICO, sus siglas en inglés), órgano destinado a fomentar el acceso a datos oficiales y proteger la información personal en ese país, elaboró una breve guía donde explica los requisitos que deben cumplirse para que el pedido sea considerado.
Aquí, las claves:
I love data. I’ve spent the last 5 years of my career dedicated to doing research on huge datasets of hundreds of thousands and millions of rows to reach best practice conclusions. And those conclusions are great for experimentation with specific brands and audiences.
But the real power comes when you begin analyzing your own, individual sets of data so you can find out what kinds of content, timing, and behaviors work best for your specific audience.
Enter RetweetLab.com! Using this free tool, you can analyze any Twitter account — including your account or a competitor’s account — to unearth the data you need to get more retweets. The tool works by allowing you to compare your current behaviors (the small graphs in the text) with the behaviors that are correlated with your account getting more retweets. Here’s how you can use this new, free tool to analyze and improve your own Twitter presence.
How to Use RetweetLab to Analyze Your Twitter Marketing
Let’s start with something we’re all familiar with — the Twitter hashtag. Ever wonder how important it is to spreading your Twitter content? RetweetLab can help you understand that.
The graph above details the effect of hashtags on retweets for my account, @DanZarrella. You’ll notice that the vast majority (93.4%) of my tweets do not contain a hashtag; but those tweets thatdo contain a hashtag tend to get more retweets. I may want to think about experimenting with more hashtags in light of this data, right?
Time of day, especially in the cluttered Twitter stream, can have a huge impact on your effectiveness, too. Take a look at what the hour of day breakdown shows us, this time from an example using the @HubSpot account:
We see that our account sends the most tweets at 2 p.m., but that tweets at that time seem to get fewer retweets than the rest of the day. Based on this, maybe we should experiment with more tweets in the morning, rather than afternoon — as you can see, around 8 a.m. we do quite well with retweets, and even much later in the night, around 10 p.m. Continuar leyendo «HubSpot Launches Free Tool to Analyze the Shareability of Your Tweets – by Dan Zarrella vía @hubspot»
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This is Social Media Week’s first year partnering with Ford. This SMW NYC, Ford will be making a very special announcement to help kick off the week. You’ll want to be there! Then make sure you swing by our Global HQ to see what we’re doing together. Why? Well, in addition to their success in the automotive industry, they have made quite a name for themselves as a leader in the social media space. We sat down with Ford’s Global Head of Social Media, Scott Monty, to talk about the past, present and future of the company’s social marketing efforts.
Scott, you tweeted this week that “Ford has now posted a pre-tax operating profit for 14 straight quarters” -— in what ways do you think that Ford’s social and digital efforts have contributed to that sustained level of success?
We’re very fortunate to have a company full of talented employees that are making some of the best Ford vehicles that the market is responding to. From excellent fuel efficiency to state of the art technology and truly breathtaking design, the products are leading our strong financial performance. That we get to amplify and share that product superiority on digital and social is just icing on the cake.
But more than just sharing our business results, our advanced efforts on digital and social are consistent with the kind of brand that people want to associate themselves with. We often say that people trust people like them; well, they want brands that reflect their choices and their lifestyles. So they want fuel efficiency and they want a brand that answers them on social networks, they get both in Ford.
Given what you’ve learned from campaigns past, how has your approach to engagement through social media changed?
I can’t really say all that much has changed. Our core principles remain the same: create engaging content, speak like the customer, allow them to speak, and above all, listen. It’s just that the scale on which we do it now is more intense and broad than ever before. And fundamentally, it’s about the human touch: making it clear that there are real people – just like you – who work for Ford or who drive Fords, and that by forging relationships over time, we begin to regain the trust that had been lost.
It’s been over six years since Ford’s many agencies consolidated into the Team Detroit megaforce -—from the brand side, how do you feel that consolidation has improved the workflow for Ford and your social team in particular?
It’s refreshing to have a single shop to be able to coordinate with. The efficiencies we’ve seen have allowed us to think about other ways to direct our spending. And when you also consider that WPP’s Social@Ogilvy is our corporate social agency, there’s another aspect there as well. The ability to have the expertise of PR, marketing and social agencies together under one company means that there are checks and balances that work within the system as well.
Social Media Week Social@Ogilvy and Ford Panel:
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater
Summary: As more and more brands commit to Facebook, Twitter, and other social communities, the stakes of managing millions of fan relationships is rising. Increasingly the job of the community manager is evolving to a more complex and even senior role. Join Social@Ogilvy and hear from those in the trenches and those shaping how brands are managing fans and customer relationships. What are the new skills of the community manager? How will they fit into traditional organizations?
- Rachel Caggiano, Senior Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
- Karen Untereker, U.S. Manager, Social Media at Ford Motor Company
Click here to learn more about attending.
1. Keep it Short and Sweet
When choosing a hashtag, make sure that it´s easy for users to remember and that it´s easy to spell. Short and concise hashtags are more effective and compelling than #verylongonesthatarehardtoread.
2. Pay Attention to Formatting
Hashtags should consist of a word or phrase with no spaces or punctuation in between in order for them to be clickable by users. The #underscore_is_an_exception but why would you do that when you can make hashtags more readable by starting each word with an uppercase letter like #PayAttentionToFormating? It looks neat and it will definitely eliminate the chance that your audience will forget to type the underscore and will therefore get lost in the conversation.
3. Create Unique Hashtags
Try to create one that will stand out of the crowd and differentiate you from your competition. Using hashtags like #conference or #webinar are too general to trigger conversations related exclusively to your company.
4. Promote Your Hashtag
To trigger the buzz and the volume of conversations you are aiming for, help your hashtag out with promoting it anywhere you can. Stick it on to your website, to all your social media channels, to your email signature and even to your marketing materials.
The Maple Kind is a website with a distinct claim that reads “Where infographics meet comics and bullshit!” What urges its creators is to make you chuckle. This sure does sound much simpler than it is, but it definitely implies, how the following infoographic shall be read. Therein, the Maple Kind argues, why we need a new button on Facebook (a few more than one more, in fact). This new button shall be named ” I Don’t Care” and is bound to be the most widely used expression on Facebook, once it has been instated. Though the infographic in fact made me chuckle, The Maple Kind does not follow a far-fetched approach. Take a look at your own use of Facebook. What would you use more often? Like or I Don’t Care? I know what I would do, but I don’t see Facebook as anything of value for modern society anyway…