A new study suggests that people prefer to go straight to the source when it comes to learning about social media. Influence analytics company Appinions reports that the most influential brands on the topic of social media are primarily social brands like Facebook and Twitter.
In a side-by-side comparison of men versus women on Facebook, this infographic illustrates the difference between the sexes. We wish we had better news to share — this analysis of favorite brands, media preferences, and activities for men and women confirms common stereotypes about both genders.
On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog revealed a chart that shows precisely how much time people can waste online over the course of five years. Now that the internet has our attention, social media platforms are ready to start beefing up their advertising options for marketers.
Tonight the NFL will begin to announce its draft picks for the upcoming football season. Stars will be made, dreams will be crushed, and plenty of bets will be placed on the outcome of this event. Here’s where to follow along on social media.
Social media may be revolutionizing communication for a new generation of internent users, but studies show that when it comes to widespread adoption, some parents and employers are still dragging their feet. This infographic shows statistics on how much time workers waste on Facebook and how teens put themselves at risk, giving authority figures more reason to ban the site from their office or home.
Social media’s earliest medium — email — may still be an effective marketing tool for businesses. This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.
When was the last time you sent a postcard while you were on vacation? If it’s been a while, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 28 percent of travelers now use social media to tell friends about their trip, while only 6 percent are sending postcards
This infographic attempts to explain the greatest mystery of the internet: why are we so obsessed with cats? It traces cat lovers all the way back to ancient Egypt and shows how Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, and numerous other unwitting pets rose to relative fame. Is it all a cat conspiracy to control the world or are the little guys really as affectionate as they seem when you’re wearing nice pants and they need a place to sit?
Professionals are turning to their networks and other experts to make decisions about their next smartphone, tablet, or other gadget on LinkedIn, according to the results of the company’s annual Consumer Technology study. Michael Weir, who leads LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions efforts in the technology sector, offered some additional insight as to how people use social media before and after they buy a new gadget.
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.