Are China & Google getting friendly? What the country did this week, that’s confusing everyone. Then how many American’s are really using social media? We’ll take a look at the astonishing numbers. And a few viral videos captured our attention this week, we’ll take a look at a few of them on iePlexus Social Media News Brief for today Friday, April 09, 2010. (more…)
Occasionally, we talk about some of the latest Twitter facts to see how much the site is growing. We have seen both the amount of users and the numbers of tweets each month continue to grow, with an occasional slow down. But a new study from Barracuda Labs, a Web security company, shows that not even a third of the users are tweeting.
The study looked at an astonishing 19 million users, and defined a “True Twitter user” as someone who has at least 10 followers, is following 10 others, and has at least 10 tweets. Seems simple, right? Surprisingly, only 21 % of the 19 million were defined at a true user. So 79% of twitter users rarely even use their account! (more…)
According to the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, the relationship between social media and small businesses have doubled in the past year from 12% to 24% in the United States.
The study which was released earlier this week found that roughly one in five small businesses have embraced social media and are integrating those sites into their business strategy. Among the favored sites in the survey, Facebook and LinkedIn made the list. 45% of those surveyed businesses have said they believe that within a year or less, they saw initiatives. (more…)