According to the Old Testament, the Egyptians and their Pharaoh suffered the Ten Plagues—a storm of fire, locusts, a suffocating darkness, and seven additional scourges—for not releasing the Israelites from slavery. Today, humanity is threatened with its own plagues including an overdose of Kardashian news and the over-utilization of hashtags on the web. So, if… Continue reading 8 Modern-Day Plagues [COMIC]
Can you imagine a Twitter without hashtags and at-replies? You might want to get used to the idea because it could soon become reality. Vivian Schiller, head of news at Twitter, recently suggested the two Twitter mainstays could soon go the way of the Dodo. During a talk given at the Newspaper Association of America’s… Continue reading Is Twitter Eliminating @ Replies and # Hashtags?
In the Google vs. Bing search engine war, Google has long held the top spot but Bing seemed determined to put up a good fight. Along with the Bing-it-on challenge, Bing partnered with Facebook to create a more social search. In response, Google created Google+ and incorporated their social platform into their search results. To… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Google’s Hashtag Search
In June, Facebook introduced clickable hashtags into its posts. Though some seemed to laugh at the idea, advising Facebook to leave the hashtags to Twitter, the move signaled Facebook was beginning to compete with other social networks as a source of news and trending topics. With all this hype around the success of the Facebook… Continue reading Do Hashtags Increase Viral Reach on Facebook? [REPORT]
Have you noticed your followers on Twitter continue to increase yet engagement hasn’t so much? That’s probably because 90% of your followers aren’t actually people but rather computerized robots. It has almost transgressed into a room full of machines simultaneously shouting out article links and inspirational quotes; 140 characters at a time. And the longer… Continue reading The More Time You Spend on Twitter [CHART]
Now you can #hashtag away on Facebook. Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest, Facebook will soon allow all users to incorporate clickable hashtags into their posts on the social networking site. Now Facebook users, too, will be able to click on hashtags to follow real-time conversations about topics that interest them.… Continue reading Now #Hashtag All You Want on #Facebook – #SocialMedia #Marketing #News
Instagram is one of the fastest growing sites on the web, yet there isn’t a whole lot of information available about the service to marketers. So Dan Zarrella of Hubspot decided to collect some data on over 1 million images posted to the site, and his findings illustrate the importance of hashtags. Not only do… Continue reading REPORT: New Data Shows Hashtags Really Work on Instagram