Automation may never replace the need for manual involvement in a job, but can always go hand-in-hand to make things better and faster. If you know ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ part of automating any job and can maintain a synergy between human intelligence and tool’s capabilities, you can always outnumber your score.
Facebook has been a critical part of our lives, helping us interact with family members, reconnect with friends from our youth, and reach customers in new and exciting ways. However, Facebookers are increasingly using the site as a bouncing-off point for some of the other things they do throughout the day. Here are 15 of the most useful and fun Facebook apps that can entertain you, help you be more productive, and improve your interactions.
You know you need to track your social media efforts, but there are a lot of tools out there. Which ones are the best fit for you? This infographic from the Social Media Strategies Summit comments on 25 popular social media tools from Sprout Social to Engage Sciences to Spredfast.
For those who don’t yet know, Blab.im (available as an iOS app or on Chrome desktop only) is the newest of the live-streaming apps, with the twist that up to four people can stream at the same time, in little boxes that are reminiscent of The Brady Bunch. Viewers can watch, comment, Tweet, and even jump in to the video feed if one of the speakers gives up their seat.
Once upon a time, social media was free. It was a place where brands connected with consumers organically, with give and take, and conversations at no cost. It became a powerful tool for public relations practitioners and brand marketers to spread their messages. Brands were jumping onto Twitter and Facebook right and left; business leaders and owners took to LinkedIn to share their expertise. Everyone started blogging. For many years, social networks were considered the perfect platform for reaching desired audiences with a low- or no-cost threshold.
In the crowded world of social media, a few people have a lot more influence than the rest. These “influencers” are the stars of the social media world with vast followings and loyal bands of engaged fans. For marketers in all industries, being mentioned by an influencer can be the difference between your product or service falling flat or hitting the big time.