Check out Linhart PR Digital’s favorite news from the past week. See topics ranging from robots to the Olympics to blogging, the FBI and female entrepreneurs.
5 Olympians That Deserve the Gold in Social Media – Likeable Media
Since last Friday it seems like all anyone can talk about are this year’s Olympic Games. Thanks to the wonderful development of social media and the ways we use it in our everyday life, the Olympics talk does not have to stop at what you see on TV. Which Olympians are taking up the greatest presence on social media? Read this article to find out.
8 Human Jobs That Will Survive a Global Robot Takeover – Mashable
Where will you stand when the robots take over? Will you rise up and form a ragtag band of rebels? Will you hide away in a secluded fortress? Or will you welcome our new overlords? Regardless of your stance on the automated apocalypse, it’s good to be prepared.
5 Ways to Foster Fanatical Brand Advocates – Fast Company
You don’t need advertising, you need advocates—the people who tell everyone they know about how awesome your product is. But first you need to know who they are and how to get them.
20 TV Shows With the Most Social Media Buzz This Week – Mashable
Surprise, surprise! The Olympics nailed a perfect 10 on the broadcast social TV chart this week, and nearly dominated cable’s top 10, too.
Tweets That Will Get You Kicked Off Twitter – Mashable
Most of us check a box that says we agree with a company’s terms of service. But how many of us read them? Check out the checklist included in this article to know what to look for (and avoid) on Twitter.
Chris Rock: Social Media Disasters Only Matter If Your Fans Care – Forbes
The New York Times had an entertaining Q & A with actor and comedian Chris Rock this weekend, and there were some words of wisdom for those who have been burned by social media.
Give Your Content a Soundtrack – Likeable Media
Learn all about a new music tool, Chirp.
The FBI Finally Abandons Paper, Goes All-Digital – Mashable
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have finally made the leap into the future, upgrading from paper files to a digital case management system at a cost of more than $600 million.
Is Influence Moving Prospects From Likes to Buys? [Infographic] – Socialmouths
Are Facebook Likes eventually turning into buys? See this infographic for some interesting insights.
The Basics of Marketing Through Mobile Music Apps – iMedia Connection
Music has always been naturally social. But how can marketers leverage music to interact with users and encourage transactions? By 2014, consumers will be plugged into 4 billion smartphones. We first need to understand and analyze user engagement with mobile music apps to determine an appropriate entry point for promotional messaging.
41 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know – Mashable
Women comprise 47 percent of the U.S. workforce, but just 25 percent of the science, technology, engineering and math (otherwise known as STEM) workforce. While the tech sector has a reputation of being occupied by white males, women are making a go at careers in STEM fields. See which 41 are highlighted in this article.
Flexible Battery Could Lead to Gadgets That Fold Up [VIDEO] – Mashable
Korean scientists have created a battery that’s so super-thin and flexible that it could one day lead to gadgets with big screens that can be folded away into your pocket.
The Age of Transparency in Digital Politics – Brian Solis
The paths of social media and politics would seem to be inextricably linked. Politics has proven, in many countries, to be a great way to “democratize” social media, or the other way around.
2 Often Overlooked Steps to Improving Your Social Media Measurement – Likeable Media
Marketers today are easily – and understandably – overwhelmed when it comes to social media data. Just take a look at the output file that Facebook Insights provides – 65 tabs of data with dozens of columns in each. Unless you know what to look for and how to use the data, it’s easy to fall behind in your social media initiative. Marketers more than ever need to reevaluate their social media measurement in order to drive better marketing strategies.
What is a Sandbox and Why Every Business on Facebook Should Use One – Socialmouths
Ever hear the term “Sandbox” thrown around Facebook? It’s not a reference to the box of sand you put in your backyard for endless hours of fun for the kids. A Sandbox is a Facebook Page that businesses use to install and test custom Facebook apps.
Why the #### Isn’t Your Brand On Instagram? – Likeable Media
Check out the top reasons why all brands should be using this photo tool.
22 Top Blogging Tools Loved by the Pros – Social Media Examiner
This article includes all the tools top bloggers turn to when in need of a simple fix.
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