This Social Media digs into the new year with :
* Boost interaction with your Facebook fans
* Google+ launches branded pages
* The discreet shift to Twitter
* 5 social media trends for 2012
* The Top 25 Social Media Terms You Need To Know
* New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy TweetersBrian Anthony Hernandez Dec
.... and the emerging world of social networking
Boost interaction with your Facebook fans
Are you looking for fresh ideas to engage your Facebook fans? Do you have a pretty nice fan base, but you're struggling to come up with ideas to engage them on a daily basis?
One proven approach is to help your fans.
Full story : Social Media Examiner
Google+ launches branded pages
Google has finally unveiled brand pages for Google+, allowing businesses and brands to join Google's social network.
Full story : Mashable
The discreet shift to Twitter
You hear things about Facebook. You see things. As its audience matures, a subtle shift might be underway. Of course, numbers remains staggering. Facebook is heading toward the 800 million users mark, mostly by conquering new markets.
So, for the near future, Facebook doesn't have a growth problem.
Full story : Monday Note
5 social media trends for 2012
Stephanie Schwab writes :
It's that most wonderful time of the year -- time to predict the future as we close out the year! I think my 2011 social media predictions were pretty solid, so I'm going to take another stab at it for 2012. Here are the five social media trends I think marketers need to be aware of in the next year as we grow and change along with technology and consumer demand.
Full story : Social Media Explorer
The Top 25 Social Media Terms You Need To Know
New terms, phrases and acronyms are constantly emerging across social networks. Businesses trying to grow (or simply exist) online are drowning in digital jargon.While many glossaries attempt to help overwhelmed social media users, the long lists of vocabulary continue to grow! Take a deep breath and know the basics.
Here are the top 25 social media terms you need to know:
Full story : Social Media Today
New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy Tweeters
The reorganized and refashioned Twitter.com is a markedly different beast than it was just 48 hours ago. Now millions of users who call Twitter's web destination home are looking for help. Perhaps just 25 soupcons of it.
If so, look no further than this list of 25 new Twitter tips.
Full story : mashable.com
And that wraps it for this edition of Marketing Update from DTG. And if you want to dive into the world of social media with both feet, just get started on this list.
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