Brands on Facebook striving for engagement would be wise to heed the power of videos, as a recent study by Shareaholic found that post-click engagement with Facebook posts trailed far behind the results delivered by YouTube, and also lagged behind Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Facebook and other social networks continue to become further intertwined with the media, as the State of the News Media 2014 report, released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project found that 50 percent of social network users share or repost news stories, images, or videos, while 46 percent discuss news or current events on their networks, and 11 percent have submitted their own content to news websites or blogs.
Mornings just got a little more social on ABC, as “Good Morning America” introduced its #socialsquare, a digital expansion of its Times Square studio, describing it as “the new social nerve center” for the broadcast.
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.
If Facebook can adopt Twitter features, such as Trending and hashtags, it’s only fair for Twitter to be able to test a redesign of its profile that makes it look a lot like Facebook, or even like Google Plus, right?
The latest solution to help brands monitor Facebook and other social activity comes from customer-intelligence-solutions provider Market Force Information: SocialForce, which helps brands monitor content across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Google Plus, WordPress, Flickr, Wikipedia, blogs, message boards, and other social networks.