Never Alone: How Social Media Changes The Way We Live And Consume

Published April 8, 2014 by Visa+ in Social Media
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Tonnes of people talk about TV shows on Twitter. I have a confession to make: I never knew how much TV mattered to Americans until I started following a whole bunch of them on Twitter for work-related purposes (read: tactful stalking).  I can literally tell what’s on American TV just by looking at the ReferralCandy [...]

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Social Networking Sites and Social Media: What’s the difference?

Published November 18, 2013 by Visa+ in Op-Ed / Social Media
Social Networking Sites and Social Media: What’s the difference?

This is a fun blogpost, written mostly for the sake of being unnecessarily pedantic. If you’re obsessive about the linguistic meaning of things, this is for you! When they made a movie about Facebook, they called it The Social Network. So why do we now tend to say “In the age of social media” instead [...]

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What IS social media?

Published September 30, 2013 by Visa+ in Op-Ed / Social Media

In a previous post, we grumbled about definitions of social media that were too complicated or too vague. We were determined to do better. We wanted a definition that effectively described the most fundamental elements of social media, and nothing more. After many heated, caffeine-fueled arguments, this is what we came up with. Social media is: [...]

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Social Media: 10 Ways To Increase Website Traffic

Published December 5, 2012 by chardee42+ in Online Marketing / SEO / Social Media

Are you looking for Internet traffic that will bring paying customers to your site? A quick search on Google will quickly show several sites that offer “free Internet traffic,” but what’s the catch? If these services are as great as they say, how do companies like Google still be in business selling clicks for more [...]

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Opening up Your Ecommerce Site with Social Media

Published March 20, 2012 by ReferralCandy+ in Social Media
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Social media and ecommerce make ideal bedfellows. Whilst one is geared towards self-promotion, sharing and discussion, the other is about developing a strong customer-base and driving sales. It’s almost as if they were made for each other. All ecommerce sites are fundamentally standalone stores of course. So your job, as an owner, is to get [...]

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