Time.com just came out with their “Best 140 twitter Feeds for 2013.” However, none are disability-related. Since they won’t do it, I think I will come up with a list of the “Best 140 Twitter Disability-Related Feeds for 2013″ but I first want your input.
If you have a favorite Twitter disability-related feed and think others should be following it, too, please share it in the comments section. Please do so by the end of the day 4/15/13. I will compile and categorize the nominations and will share the list in a future NCE Social Media blog post.
Please note, that I reserve the right to exclude some or all of the Twitter feeds nominated due to appropriateness or space limitations.
Do you know who uses social media? Do you know that women are driving social media usage? It’s true. Today I sahre with you to sources detailing it.
First, here’s a news story and infographic. It demonstrates who uses the biggest social media tools – the gender, age, education and income of the people who engage with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Digg and LinkedIn pages.
Second, here is a video from the TED series that discusses demographics and the importance of women in business and how they drive social media.
So are you targeting women with your social media sites?
Here’s a video of Jeff Patrick, president of Common Knowledge, being interviewed by Melanie Mathos at the 2012 NTC conference explaining the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.
Jeff goes over topics in the report such as ROI, value of a new fan/follower, commercial social networks, and resources for strategies. If you don’t have a copy of the report, you can get it here. It’s free.
Two years ago I posted a video on the use of social media. There is now an updated video for this called the Social Media Revolution 2011. Based on #1 International Best Selling Book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman, this video includes statistics on the world’s population, technology adoption, and the continued rise of social media.
Here’s the video. Enjoy.
1) A new free calender widget allows you to set up a calendar page, and has a social component. When people sign up to attend it also will post the attendance to Facebook. People can upload photos and comment on the event.
2) Google now allows you to manage your online reputation. Called “Me on the Web” it allows you to set up alerts when someone has posted information about you online. Google also provides tools on how to manage your online identity and how to remove unwanted content. This will be interesting to see how it may be tweaked to manage your organization’s reputation.
3) Here is an infographic on the real cost of social media from Column Five Media. It compares things such as sales to Facebook fans vs sales to people not signed up as a fan. How are you measuring your sales, donations, referrals, etc. from your constituents who are connected to you via social media?
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A new study by Experian found that Americans spend 2 hours and 12 minutes on Twitter each month. The average time per session was 13 minutes and 12 seconds. This is 26 times the 30 traditional second elevator pitch. How are you using this time? Are you engaging your constituency during this 13 minutes and 12 seconds? If so what are you saying via social media?
The study also projects that the amount of time people spend on Twitter per session will drop so your time to potentially engage others online will also decrease.
What are some tips you have on getting your constituency to interact with you online?
Are you using web video to share your story? If not are you missing out on innovation and reaching new audiences?