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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Debuts New Ad Types, Vine Gets Direct Video Messaging

Social Media News Ticker

Vine introduces direct video messaging, YouTube invests in a new ad campaign, Google+ adds a page view count metric and Twitter introduces new ad types. Find all the latest social media news here: Read →

Do Americans Trust Facebook?

Do you trust Facebook with your personal info?

A recent poll reveals how much trust Americans place in Facebook, as compared to Google, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Read →

Social Networking Stats: Complaints Total One-Fifth of Brand Interactions on Facebook, Twitter

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In Converseon’s recent analysis of direct user interactions with leading brands on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, “exactly one-fifth of user interaction on both Facebook and Twitter was negative.” Find more brand sentiment analysis here, and the latest social networking numbers with the #RLTM Scoreboard. Read →

WhatsApp Hits New Milestone, Then Crashes

WhatsApp Reaches Milestone, Then Crashes

Late yesterday WhatsApp tweeted that the messaging service has hit a new daily record: users sent 20 billion messages and received 44 billion messages in just one day. That’s some pretty impressive volume for WhatsApp, which was recently acquired by Facebook back in February. Read →

YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

YouTube dominates time spent on entertainment via mobile

How much time are Americans spending on mobile apps, and which are the most popular? A new study from Flurry takes a look at how apps are dominating mobile, and Google and Facebook are commanding lots of our time on mobile. Read →

Facebook Ranks #1 for Social Commerce, But Only #4 for Average Order Value

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Just how much does social media impact e-commerce? And which social media platforms are driving the most sales? A new study by Shopify looks at top sources of social traffic and sales, as well as average order values and conversion rates. The (not so) big news: Facebook is on top, claiming an average of 85% of all orders on social media and nearly two-thirds of all visits to Shopify stores. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus VR

Social Media News Ticker

Facebook acquires a leading virtual reality company, Twitter adds photo tagging and multiple photos in one tweet, Foursquare’s new ads use Twitter, and more….here’s the latest in social media news. Read →

Social Networking Stats: 25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014, #RLTM Scoreboard

Instagram ranks 1st among social networks for teens

Instagram use is now nearly as high as Twitter’s, according to new data from eMarketer, especially among millennials and Gen Xers. Read →

71% of Airlines See Mobile as the Future of Airline Payments

Airline carriers see mobile as the future of payments

Mobile and social media will be a focus for airlines over the next few years, according to a recent survey from airline payment processing company WorldPay. Kiosks will become less important, and sales will shift to social media and mobile. A whopping 83% of airlines believe that improvement and deployment of new payment technology is a major business priority. Read →

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