Twitter, like many products, is made more relevant and powerful with the more users it has and the more active those users become. With over 500 millions members sending over 340 million tweets a day, Twitter has become for many the go-to destination for news, trends and opinion. While some simply watch as the Twitter machine grows, others choose to mine the information from those hundreds of millions of tweets to gather valuable data that they can use to gauge and predict.
This year, along with the previous year’s winner Wikipedia, Google+ received a score of 78 from the American Customer Satisfaction survey. Alongside recent news reports of Google+ surpassing LinkedIn in monthly unique viewers, Facebook’s comparatively negative ACS score, and the Facebook stock taking a nosedive, Google+ is looking to make a huge power move in the eyes of the Internet.
Many Google+ skeptics out there (myself included) have a tough time getting into the social network because it doesn’t seem like there’s enough content to peruse. Some have gone so far as to liken the site to a ghost town. Contrary to popular belief, Google+ can be extremely useful, and perhaps a welcome change from Facebook; you just need to share valuable content and fill your feed with the content you want to see. Here are 6 steps that will help you actually start using Google+ as the well-designed, useful social network that we know it can be.
It’s no secret that the key to success on LinkedIn is building a network of professionals through strong connections and reputation. This is easier said than done. 500+ connections and a strong network of the professionals in your field helps anyone grow in the eyes of their peers and recruiters, but sometimes it’s hard to start the ball rolling. Here are the 5 best ways to expand your network and start bettering your professional position.
LinkedIn has experienced its share of success and setbacks, praise and criticism, with relatively unwavering support from its millions of users throughout its history. But with a recent $32 million round of funding for the budding professional network Viadeo and a $25 million round for the professional networking Facebook app Branchout, both LinkedIn competitors, what will be the future of the 9-year-old professional network?