Recommended: “The 2013 Social Media Landscape [Infographic]” – thnxz to @briansolis


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(Abstract)

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.

Full story? —>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.

Full story? —>Here 🙂

Selección de mejores posts con gráficos, diagramas, infografías y mapas | By @Israel_Garcia


 

En este post encontrarás todos los gráficos, diagramas, infografías y mapas mentales que he creado y conceptualizado hasta ahora. Mucho de este contenido ha sido expuesto, difundido y comentado en clases, conferencias, talleres y utilizado por personas y empresas para optimizar su trabajo en la Web Social e Internet.

Via isragarcia.es | @Israel_Garcia

Algunos ya los conocerás, otros no. Algunos de los que hay aquí están pendientes de revisión y re-diseño. Eso siempre a cargo del fantástico y brillante trabajo de Luis Calabuig.

Listado recursos estratégicos

En breve llegarán dos nuevos. Aquí también podrás encontrar la selección con lo mejor del mes en isragarcia.es, actualizado cada mes.

Isra García. Human media. Más allá del social media.

 

Top 100 People in Social Media from “Follow Me, I’m Right Behind You” | By Jeremy Waite


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Who is the Superhero of the Social Web? [INFOGRAPHIC]


by  | http://mashable.com

Who is the most discussed Marvel character on the social web? Spiderman, of course.

Data analytics company Networked Insights has collected data on the most popular Marvel characters on the social web in the last 30 days, and although it’s not surprising that Spiderman topped the list — especially in light of the franchise’s latest movie debut — the Avengers clinched the second most socially-discussed spot.

According to Networked Insights, the Incredible Hulk is most discussed Avengers character on social media sites, followed by Thor and Iron Man. Meanwhile, the top mutants are Wolverine, Magneto and Northstar.

SEE ALSO: ‘The Avengers’: The First All-Star Movie By Design

The firm also highlighted the most-discussed villians, with Loki — the adopted brother of Thor — taking the top spot. The Lizard and Venom rounded out the top two.

Meanwhile, social media users in New York City are chatting about Marvel characters more than any other location nationwide, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago.

“It’s been established for a while now that social media is the digital water cooler for all kinds of discussions,” Sean Reckwerdt, senior analyst at Network Insights, toldMashable. “We’re witnessing through social media the dissolution of comic superheroes being beloved only by niche communities. The commercial success of these recent Marvel films are indicating that people are willing to invest several years of their time to a franchise and are definitely willing to check out a series reboot if it is well executed.”

For a deeper look at which Marvel characters are getting the most social buzz, check out the inforgraphic below.

Note: The infographic doesn’t highlight Spiderman as the overall most-discussed Marvel character on the social web. That information was provided to Mashable directly from Networked Insights.

Image courtesy of The Incredible Hulk on Facebook

Marvel Infographic

Understanding the New ROI of Marketing


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No longer does ROI stand only for return on investment. Today, ROI also stands for return on impression, which encompasses two primary values — a hard metric and a soft metric. Together, those two values are far more powerful for measuring marketing performance than the single dollar value provided by return on investment metrics.

But the new ROI of marketing goes even further than investments and impressions. It also encompasses return on engagement, objectives, and opportunity. Today, people share information via the social web faster and more frequently than ever. Traditional ROI analysis is just the tip of the iceberg. The really interesting part of the story is what happens beneath the surface of the water. The hard metrics related to return on investment barely touch the surface.

Return on Impression = Eyeballs Leer más “Understanding the New ROI of Marketing”

Key Ways to Find Your Community in Social Media

See the results
Once you’ve entered your search terms it is time to see the data. Depending on your search terms and the industry you are working in, your results may have returned a couple of thousand conversations or even a couple ofhundredthousand conversations. Don’t get hung up on the numbers. Remember that you’re surveying the social web to see what is out there.

Do some digging of your own
Now you have a bird’s eye view of where people live and converse about you on the social web. Dig into those conversations. Look up some of the Facebook groups. Read the blog posts. Check out the Twitter hashtags. You’ll get a feel for the conversations and soon you’ll determine what you can add.

Be open and receptive
The most important thing is to be open to what you’re hearing. Casting a wide net with general search terms provides you with an opportunity to learn a lot about your industry from other professionals and your customers. Good or bad, it’s helpful insight that you can use to better your business.


Social Media Communityhttp://www.radian6.com/

As an extension of this month’s ebook, Building Stronger Customer Relationships: Making Your Brand More Personal With Social Media, we are sharing one social media rich idea each day for the next 30 days

Let’s just come out and say it: entering the world of social media is an intimidating endeavor. But don’t worry – here’s how you can find communities of people talking about your products and/or services.

Cast your net wide

Brainstorm keywords that relate to your brand and the products and services you provide. Think in general terms – they will form the basis of your search and begin to aggregate all the conversations related to those terms on the social web for you.

For instance, if you’re a magazine publisher, you might start with your magazine’s name and main topics. Your task is to find out where people are talking about these topics on the social web. Leer más “Key Ways to Find Your Community in Social Media”

2011. This is the year that will shape the future of our lives online.

After all, 2010 was the year we woke up and started asking the tough questions about our always-on, connected lifestyle. Questions like “What kind of brain is the Web giving us?” And does “juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information..change how people think and behave”?

In the big picture, this was a reasonably quick wake-up call; we’re already examining the social web’s effect on us and most of us have only been on Facebook for 3-4 years, have carried an iPhone for 2-3 years (and a Droid for less), and have been on our BlackBerries for, at most, 8 years. We’re still in the early days of creating a new society in which our lives are lived online as much as face-to-face. This is the year for us to start making choices about what we want that society to look like.

Here are the 6 most important choices for you to make this year — the choices that will determine both the quality of your life online and of your relationships offline:

What am I choosing to do on the Web? Imagine turning your computer off every time you turn away from it, and then using the next boot-up cycle to think about what you want to accomplish when you get back online. I’m not advocating that kind of wear and tear on your on/off switch, but I know that our lives online would be infinitely more satisfying if we each took 30 seconds to stop and think about what we want to experience or achieve each time we go back to the Internet.

The pace of our online lives intensifies the need for absolutely clarity about our personal and professional goals: the Internet hurls so many tasks, distractions and genuine opportunities our way that it’s easy to get blown off course. But if you’re clear about what you want the web to do for you — the kinds of relationships you want to build, the conversations you want to have, the ideas you want to express — your time online can actually support and sharpen your vision for a fulfilling life. Make 2011 the year in which the web becomes a means of pursuing your personal and professional priorities, rather than an end in itself.


http://blogs.hbr.org/samuel/2011/01/social-medai-in-2011-who-will.html
By: Alexandra Samuel is the Director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University and the co-founder of Social Signal.
Follow her on Twitter as @awsamuel.
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After all, 2010 was the year we woke up and started asking the tough questions about our always-on, connected lifestyle. Questions like “What kind of brain is the Web giving us?” And does “juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information..change how people think and behave”?

In the big picture, this was a reasonably quick wake-up call; we’re already examining the social web‘s effect on us and most of us have only been on Facebook for 3-4 years, have carried an iPhone for 2-3 years (and a Droid for less), and have been on our BlackBerries for, at most, 8 years. We’re still in the early days of creating a new society in which our lives are lived online as much as face-to-face. This is the year for us to start making choices about what we want that society to look like.

Here are the 6 most important choices for you to make this year — the choices that will determine both the quality of your life online and of your relationships offline:

What am I choosing to do on the Web? Imagine turning your computer off every time you turn away from it, and then using the next boot-up cycle to think about what you want to accomplish when you get back online. I’m not advocating that kind of wear and tear on your on/off switch, but I know that our lives online would be infinitely more satisfying if we each took 30 seconds to stop and think about what we want to experience or achieve each time we go back to the Internet.

The pace of our online lives intensifies the need for absolutely clarity about our personal and professional goals: the Internet hurls so many tasks, distractions and genuine opportunities our way that it’s easy to get blown off course. But if you’re clear about what you want the web to do for you — the kinds of relationships you want to build, the conversations you want to have, the ideas you want to express — your time online can actually support and sharpen your vision for a fulfilling life. Make 2011 the year in which the web becomes a means of pursuing your personal and professional priorities, rather than an end in itself. Leer más “2011. This is the year that will shape the future of our lives online.”