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Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

A Visual Guide to SXSW 2013

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See it or skip it? This infographic shows highlights from the 2013 music, film, and interactive sessions at the South by Southwest conferences in Austin, TX. For the connected crowd, the chart is also chock full of statistics about the festival, including which social media profiles and hashtags to follow and a handy to-do list.

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Tumblr Continues Upwards Surge

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Tumblr currently hosts 29 million blogs and a little over 57 percent of Tumblr users are under the age of 34. Moreover, 25.2% of users were between 35 and 49, and 17.5% were at least 50 years old. Females made up a larger percentage of visitors (53.5%) compared to males.

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One in Five Social Network Users Play Social Games

frontierville icon Farmville might be even more appealing to gamers than previously thought according to new insights from consumer and retail market research firm NPD. In their latest Social Network Gaming, the firm digs deep into what propels gamers towards social games, and what appeal games like Farmville hold for those who were not gamers before signing up for Facebook or another social network. And while some of the findings confirm the general assumptions of those in the know, there are many new stats that will help social gaming companies position their products to appeal to this new breed of gamer.
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Demographic Of The 7 Most Popular Social Media Sites [Infographic]

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The team over at Flowtown has developed a pretty slick infographic which illustrates the demographics of 7 of the most popular social media sites. It’s an interesting chart that I thought was worthwhile to share with the readers. While there aren’t any quantitative data points listed, it’s definitely worth a quick glance to see how the various sites compare to one another.
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Announcing the AllFacebook Demographic Stats

-Facebook Demographics Chart Screenshot-Today I released a pretty easy to use widget which enables users to track Facebook demographic statistics. You can read more about it in today’s Techcrunch article. I’ll be rolling out some more features in the coming weeks for all of our statistics tracking tools. Facebook currently provides some basic information for users and there are a number of other sites as well but I figured that users would like more robust tools for tracking the activity on Facebook.
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