Social experience creator Mass Relevance announced the launch of its new Mass Relevance Platform, aimed at enabling brands, media outlets, and ad agencies to easily integrate authentic social content into visual experiences.
Much like the third quarter of 2013, login with Facebook remained the dominant form of social login in the fourth quarter, according to the latest report from consumer-management-suite provider Gigya, but the competition continued to creep up.
Facebook saw its referral traffic to a group of more than 200,000 websites with over 250 million monthly unique visitors rise 48.85 during the fourth quarter of 2013 when compared with the third quarter, for an increase of 5.07 percentage reports, according to the latest figures from Shareaholic.
The Pinterest Pin It button has overtaken Facebook’s like button on the product pages of the 872 retailers that were analyzed in a new report from social commerce company 8thBridge, which also found that engagement on brands’ Facebook pages was down 27 percent versus 2012.
Only 64 percent of the Am Law 50 — the 50 largest law firms in the U.S., as identified by The American Lawyer — had Facebook pages, far behind LinkedIn (100 percent), Google Plus (94 percent), and Twitter (90 percent), and a common finding in an analysis of their social network usage by Good2BSocial was a lack of compelling content and, by extension, poor engagement with users.
Users of Facebook and other social networks who complete their “Missions” by sharing content can use their rewards — digital social currency units called “Vees” — to purchase digital music, movies, and eBooks following the launch Friday of a new marketplace from social currency platform Empire Avenue.
A total of 47 percent of Facebook users get news on the social network, trailing Reddit (62 percent) and Twitter (52 percent), but due to the size of its user base, when looking at U.S. adults overall, Facebook blows away its social network competition, with 30 percent getting news from the site, and YouTube coming in a distant second, at 10 percent, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center.
A study of social logins by Gigya, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, arrived at conclusions similar to those in a similar study earlier this month by user-management platform Janrain: Login with Facebook is still dominant, but challengers such as Google Plus Sign-In are carving into its lead.
Facebook is more than a social networking site; it’s a business with many complex features working together. Once a small website (for only Harvard University students), Facebook has long since shed its small-town ways for bigger, flashier effects in the horizon. Facebook now combines the best of social networking tools and online marketing tactics to create a single platform that is attractive to both users and businesses, and it is only getting started.