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Influencing Trust Online: How We Make Social Recommendations

Trust in relationships is important. You need to be able to trust your significant other, your coworkers, your doctor — and your social media? It sounds crazy, but it’s true. More than ever these days, we make purchasing decisions based on what people — often strangers! — say online. But we don’t trust just anyone, though. Who makes the recommendation matters, as does...

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“What’s The Best Time to Post on (Insert Social Media Platform Here)?”

This is one of the most common questions we get from clients who want more out of their social media marketing efforts and it’s a fundamental piece of any good marketing strategy. We all wish there was a magical formula for finding the right hour and day to post that would guarantee our content receives the most likes, shares, and engagement from our audience every time. Unfortunately, it’s not...

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Grow Your Presence on Instagram: Creating Good Content

In Part 1 we talked about how Instagram has become a vital weapon to keep in your marketing arsenal, and we also talked about how to get started. Now let’s move on to the fun stuff — creating good, engaging content. Creating good content Content is king. Like any other piece of marketing, what you post matters. Take time to craft something that your audience will connect with, whether...

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What your Facebook Updates Say about You, and How Social Media is Changing Research

What do you post about on Facebook? Maybe you’re the kind to post updates about the daily details — what you ate for breakfast, what errands you ran, and what you wore to run them. Maybe you’re the kind to post only when you have brag-worthy news, like your recent promotion or the rare tickets you scored to see a massively popular band. Maybe most of your posts are about your feelings,...

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Who Owns the Photos You Share Online? Part Two

Where we left off, Facebook-owned Instagram suffered a backlash last December when they introduced a new Terms of Service agreement whose wording led many users to believe that Instagram would now “own” their photos and as such could sell them to advertisers. That wasn’t true, but in response to the fury Instagram changed the wording again — and this time, it gave advertisers...

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Who Owns the Photos You Share Online? Part One

Instagram and your photos. Source: designspiration.net Since Facebook announced its intentions to acquire Instagram a little over a year ago, everyone’s been on pins and needles to see what — if anything — would change. We got our first big hint last December when Instagram released its new Terms of Service, scheduled to go into effect the following month on January 19. What happened...

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