Given the number of times your mother has asked the difference between The Face Book and Tweeter (or maybe this is a question you’ve asked to your Millennial and Gen Z offspring), it comes as a surprise to many that Millenials aren’t the most active on social media sites. Upending the assumption that the younger crowd is responsible for the heaviest activity, the users that average almost seven hours a day on social media sites are Generation Xers.
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Today there are over 100,000 factors considered in Facebook’s algorithm when deciding which content is shown to whom and where it is positioned in their Newsfeed.
Facebook lives by one rule: to protect the user experience at all costs. Without users, their entire business model will collapse. That being said, it is critical that the rules below are followed when considering what content to post, how often, etc.
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On Wednesday, Facebook removed the ability for pages to “Like Gate” – letting users view your content or contests in exchange for a page “like.” With the move initially announced in August, marketers, brands and businesses have had enough time to prepare. While their Facebook strategy is sure to change, some of the best practices for dealing with the change are tactics that pages should have already been doing.
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With the release of Hyperlapse from Instagram early this week, advertisers and businesses were quickly coming up with ways to use the platform for promotion. This, obviously, is nothing new as social media continues its growth as an advertising medium.
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These days, entering into the world of social media can seem like a daunting task. Not only does one have to build a follower base, they also have to make sure their message reaches through the “noise” to reach those with whom they want to engage.
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Social media is one of the most widely discussed topics today. From news reports targeted at concerned parents to tech blogs that cater to the titans of Silicon Valley, social media has become one of the 21st Century’s hot-button topics. With all of the buzz surrounding the monetization of social media and its supposed detrimental effects on social interaction, these discussions often ignore the most basic ideas of social media in order to discuss and analyze its secondary effects. As such, very few people ever seem to discuss the original concept behind social media: finding new ways to bring people closer. However, Facebook’s latest app is designed to bring the social network back to basics, at least for a select few.
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