Guest blogger, Emma Firth returns for the round-up:
An interesting month in social media world – not least as it saw Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter publish quarterly results, including their latest user figures. So that’s 1.59bn for Facebook, over 400 million accounts for LinkedIn and 320 active monthly users on Twitter – big numbers all round!
So, those aside, what else has been happening in social media news this month?
Lots of interesting updates from a wide variety of networks this month – read on, because there’s sure to be something for everyone and you’re bound to learn something!
The usual suspects have had a busy month once more, with fewer announcements from the smaller channels. But there’s some interesting stuff bubbling about around the web, no matter which channels you and your customers are using – so here’s the best of it:
Guest blogger, Emma Firth gives her monthly Social Media Round-up…
Hello, and welcome to my guest blog looking at the changes affecting small businesses, in particular, that the main social networks have made in May.
After a raft of changes in April, May has been seen another handful of new announcements from the ever-evolving social media giant.
Far too many people have their full birth date displayed for everyone to see on Facebook. Considering most security question include your date of birth, this means many people are allowing fraudsters access to this information easily. I hope you are not one of these people. If you find that you are this is how you change things.
One thing constant about Facebook is that it will change. As a Facebook Business Page Owner, it is a constant challenge keeping up with all the changes. Have you been struggling to get your useful content seen by your fans? Here are some tips that I have picked up from Facebook Expert, Mari Smith, recently during Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Success Summit 2014, that will help you.
I can’t say that it makes me very comfortable knowing that Facebook purposely manipulated more than 600 thousand people’s news feed for the sake of a massive psychological experiment. Apparently, when we sign up for Facebook, we give our consent for our data to be used in research. Did you know that?
While I am appalled at the idea of Facebook playing god and choosing very specifically which news to share for the purpose of seeing how it affects people’s emotions, I am still fascinated by the results.
I went to have a look at mine and discovered:
Did you know that instead of Liking individual Facebook Pages or people, you can create an Interest List? If you have never used Interest Lists on Facebook before this blog post is for you. But firstly, why should you be interesting in lists?
The main advantage of using Interest Lists are:
So how do you create a list?
Creating lists is easy when you know how. Let me know how you are going to use this function.
P.S. If you are doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge you might like to follow the list that I have created with the all the Facebook Pages which is here: Ultimate Blog Challenge list