Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Social Media Essentials Cheat Sheet

From Kivi Leroux Miller of Nonprofit Marketing Guide:


Kivi says her "cheat sheet" offers "Some Social Media Essentials To Help Put Strategy into Your Social Media Outreach."


Kivi has a simple (name and e-mail address) form to fill out before you download her one-page guide. If you're not already getting her stuff, you should. It's worthwhile.


Here's the link.


Monday, August 29, 2011

65% of online adults use social networking sites, and most describe their experiences in positive terms

Report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project:

For the first time, more than half of ALL U.S. adults now use a social network

Two-thirds of adult internet users (65%) now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. That’s more than double the percentage that reported social networking site usage in 2008 (29%). And for the first time in Pew Internet surveys it means that half of all adults (50%) use social networking sites. The pace with which new users have flocked to social networking sites has been staggering; when we first asked about social networking sites in February of 2005, just 8% of internet users – or 5% of all adults – said they used them.
And most like what they're seeing and doing:


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