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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends”

Social Media News Ticker

It’s been an interesting week for social media platforms: Twitter acquired Gnip and added more MoPub integration, Google+ opened +Post ads to all brand pages with over 1,000 followers, and Facebook launched “Nearby Friends” to help users meet up with friends when they are close by. Read →

Which Social Networks Drive the Most Engaged Referrals?

YouTube drives the most engaged referral traffic

YouTube is the “undisputed champion” among social networks in terms of driving referrals, delivering the most traffic and the highest levels of engagement, according to a new study from Shareaholic. The analysis of average visit duration, pages per visit and bounce rate reveals which of the top eight social media platforms are driving the best referral traffic. Read →

Do Americans Trust Facebook?

Facebook tops one billion users on mobile

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 →

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 →

Mobile Ad Spending Grows 105% in 2013

Mobile Advertising

In 2014, mobile ad spending will account for nearly one-quarter of total digital ad spending worldwide, according to the latest estimates from eMarketer. Much of this growth is driven by increased mobile ad spending from Facebook and Google. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Email is Dead, Twitter’s Amplify Now on Movie Screens

Social Media News Ticker

LinkedIn expands in China, Twitter’s Amplify expands to ABC and movie screens, Facebook launches a new ad campaign structure, and more: check out the latest social media updates here. Read →

Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide


Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. The Facebook-owned image sharing social network increased its active user base by 23% in the last six months. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Nears Deal With Stripe, Spotify Drops Free Listening Time Limit

Social Media News Ticker

Facebook launches a “Trending” section, Twitter nears a deal with payments startup Stripe, Spotify drops time limit on free web listening, LinkedIn adds a volunteer marketplace and more….check out the latest updates to social media platforms here: Read →

Social Media News Ticker: New Gmail-Google+ Link, Sponsored Stories Shutting Down

Social Media News Ticker

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest… Read →

Social Media Stats: The Best of 2013

Social media ranks at bottom for website customer satisfaction

What were the biggest stories in social media statistics this year? Here’s a look at our top stats posts (ranked by traffic) from 2013, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine and lots of influence marketing. Read →

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