Twitter Search Results: Big Mess

Twitter Search Results: Big Mess

When you search in Twitter, the results depend on how you search. In the screenshot, I’m looking at searches for CalTrain (the local San Francisco Bay Area commuter train): 1st column: Results for @CalTrain 2nd column: ‪#‎CalTrain‬ 3rd column: CalTrain You can...
The Numbers: Social Media Users in the US

The Numbers: Social Media Users in the US

The Numbers Pew released data on the number of social media users. There are 314m people in the US (about 250m adults): Facebook = 71% (178m US users) LinkedIn = 28% (70m) Pinterest = 28% (70m) Instagram = 26% (65m) Twitter = 23% (58m) – Pinterest and Instagram...

SEM, PPC, Paid Placement… It’s Just Advertising

The following words are useless in 2015: PPC (pay-per-click) was the name for advertising in Google, but you can also place ads in Google and pay for the display (impression), not the click. So the term PPC is now useless. SEM (Search Engine Marketing) became the new...

Social Apps in China

See Dan Grover‘s excellent article on the features of WeChat, QQ, Taobao, Baidu, Dianping, and other social tools in China. The Chinese are developing social far ahead of what we have in the...

How to Edit Your LinkedIn URL

If your LinkedIn profile URL is something like LinkedIn/in/bobsmith/245645465/3234/233, you can edit it to LinkedIn/in/bobsmith. Here is how to do this: How to Edit Your LinkedIn URL Go to Profile Select “Edit Profile” Below, it shows your LinkedIn URL...