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Most Influential People, Companies and Cities of 2012 [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
Klout, a service that ranks social network account holders for their influence, released a list of the most influential people, companies, products and cities of 2012. The iPhone was the big winner in products. And Facebook, the single most searched term of the year, was the most influential company.
Santa Says, ‘Ho Ho HootSuite’ (AllFacebook)
How does Santa Claus manage his social media efforts? According to HootSuite, the fat man in the red suit uses its HootSuite Enterprise command center.
The Best Days to Post to Facebook, by Industry (SocialTimes)
It turns out that we’re not all on Facebook all day, every day. This infographic shows marketers in different industries how to catch people when they’re in the mood for everything from finance to fast food, any day of the week.
The Top Twitter Trends of 2012 [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
This infographic from HootSuite takes a look at what trended on Twitter in 2012 in tech, world news, music and sports, and also provides an overall top 10. The London Olympics, U.S. presidential election, Hurricane Sandy, Euro 2012 and the Super Bowl dominated news reporting worldwide this year, and of course, these events also trended globally on Twitter.
How Social Networks Can Give Competitors a Window into Your Business (SocialTimes)
According to a pair of McKinsey consultants, companies aren’t adequately aware of all the ways their competitors can use social networks and related tools to gather information about them. Here are a few sources of insider information you may not have considered.
USA Network Invites Fans to Create Tagline for New Season of ‘Psych’ (LostRemote)
USA Network is tapping into its fans to help develop the marketing strategy for the seventh season of Psych, which will premiere on the network on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Through Dec. 23, fans were able to “visit the Psych Tag iiit app on USANetwork.com or the show Facebook page to submit, review and rank taglines.”
If You Don’t Post Your Babies’ Pictures on Facebook, Someone Else Will (SocialTimes)
Eventually, my dad leaked a baby picture to a family member, and that family member shared it on Facebook. When I discovered it, along with all the cheerful “How cute!” comments under my child’s sick, emaciated face, I was so angry.
Video Infographic: Social Media Chart Toppers of 2012 (SocialTimes)
Plenty of stars have dominated one social platform, but when you put them all together — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more — you can see just how many fans a person can really have online. This video looks back on the biggest moments of 2012 through the lens of 11 social networks.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – 2012′s Most Amazing Social Media Statistics [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
Did you know that since Twitter first opened its doors back in 2006, more than 163 billion tweets have been sent on the micro-blogging social network? What if we told you that 25 percent of Facebook users don’t bother with any kind of privacy settings? These, and many other statistics, can be found in this infographic, courtesy of iStrategyLabs.
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