Twitter Still Buzzing After ATT Renames Cowboys Stadium

The Newly Renamed AT&T Stadium of the Dallas Cowboys

The Newly Renamed AT&T Stadium of the Dallas Cowboys

On July 25, 2013, Twitter was buzzing about the renaming of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium to AT&T Stadium. When you bring together one of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers and arguably the most valuable NFL football franchise, there’s bound to be heads turning and fingers typing away on Twitter posts. That’s exactly what happened.

Hundreds of Tweets have been flying in every second from sports fans and commentators, ATT customers, news media people and your basic “I tweet and comment about everything” people.

Here are a few of the comments that came in recently about AT&T Stadium announcement:

Cowboys Stadium to be renamed AT&T Stadium. Owner Jerry Jones wants the complex to be “more familiar than the White House.”

Peter ‏@PeterAghyarian 

I guess from now on #Cowboys stadium is called AT&T stadium. Nice match! Neither cowboys or att get receptions. #DallasCowboys #NFL

Raise ur hand if u have an emotional attachment to Jerryworld, I mean the Death Star, I mean Cowboy Stadium, I mean AT&T Stadium. #crickets

Sources: AT&T Stadium naming rights deal with the Cowboys is worth an avg of in between $17M and $19M a year.

 

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Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Facebook Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013

 

Facebook Second Quarter 2013 Results - SocialMediaTAB.com

Facebook Second Quarter 2013 Results – SocialMediaTAB.com

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2013.

“We’ve made good progress growing our community, deepening engagement and delivering strong financial results, especially on mobile,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “The work we’ve done to make mobile the best Facebook experience is showing good results and provides us with a solid foundation for the future.”

Second Quarter 2013 Financial Summary

In millions, except percentages and per share amounts Q2’12 Q2’13 YTD’12 YTD’13
Revenue $ 1,184 $ 1,813 $ 2,242 $ 3,271
Income (Loss) from Operations
GAAP $ (743) $ 562 $ (362) $ 935
Non-GAAP $ 515 $ 794 $ 1,000 $ 1,357
Operating Margin
GAAP (63%) 31% (16%) 29%
Non-GAAP 43% 44% 45% 41%
Net Income (Loss)
GAAP $ (157) $ 333 $ 48 $ 552
Non-GAAP $ 295 $ 488 $ 582 $ 800
Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share (EPS)
GAAP $ (0.08) $ 0.13 $ 0.02 $ 0.22
Non-GAAP $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.24 $ 0.32

Second Quarter 2013 Operational Highlights

 

  • Daily active users (DAUs) were 699 million on average for June 2013, an increase of 27% year-over-year.
  • Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.15 billion as of June 30, 2013, an increase of 21% year-over-year.
  • Mobile MAUs were 819 million as of June 30, 2013, an increase of 51% year-over-year.  Mobile DAUs were 469 million on average for June 2013.

Recent Business Highlights

 

  • Surpassed 1 million active advertisers on Facebook, driven by significant growth in local businesses.
  • Introduced video for Instagram and saw 5 million videos uploaded in the first 24 hours.
  • Facebook for Every Phone has now passed 100 million monthly active users.  In just two years, Facebook for Every Phone has successfully putFacebook into the hands of millions of people around the world with limited access to the Internet, giving them the power to connect and share.
  • Launched products including Verified Pages, hashtags and embedded posts to help people on Facebook connect with their friends about what’s taking place all over the world.
  • Announced that there have now been over 100,000 apps built on Parse, a cloud-based platform that provides scalable cross-platform services and tools for developers to enable them to build apps that span mobile platforms and devices.
  • Facebook’s data center in Lulea, Sweden, began serving live user traffic around the world using Facebook’s Open Compute Project designs and renewable energy.

Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

 

Revenue — Revenue for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $1.81 billion, an increase of 53%, compared with $1.18 billion in the second quarter of 2012.

  • Revenue from advertising was $1.60 billion, representing 88% of total revenue and a 61% increase from the same quarter last year.
  • Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 41% of advertising revenue for the second quarter of 2013.
  • Payments and other fees revenue was $214 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 11% from the same quarter last year.

Costs and expenses — GAAP costs and expenses for the second quarter of 2013 were $1.25 billion, a decrease of 35% from the second quarter of 2012, as costs in the second quarter of 2012 were materially impacted by the share-based compensation expense resulting from our IPO.  Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP costs and expenses were $1.02 billion in the second quarter, up 52% compared to $669 million for the second quarter of 2012.

Income (loss) from operations — For the second quarter of 2013, GAAP income from operations was $562 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $743 million in the second quarter of 2012. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP income from operations for the second quarter was $794 million, up 54% compared to $515 million for the second quarter of 2012.

Operating margin — GAAP operating margin was 31% for the second quarter of 2013, compared to negative 63% in the second quarter of 2012. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP operating margin was 44% for the second quarter of 2013, compared to 43% for the second quarter of 2012.

 

Provision for income taxes — GAAP income tax expense for the second quarter of 2013 was $212 million, representing a 39% effective tax rate. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, the non-GAAP effective tax rate would have been approximately 37%.

Net income (loss) and EPS  For the second quarter of 2013, GAAP net income was $333 million, compared to a net loss of $157 million for the second quarter of 2012. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $488 million, up 65% compared to $295 million for the second quarter of 2012.  GAAP diluted EPS was $0.13 in the second quarter of 2013, compared to a loss per share of $0.08 in the second quarter of 2012.  Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2013 was $0.19, up 58% compared to $0.12 in the second quarter of 2012.

Capital expenditures — Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2013 were $268 million, a 35% decrease from the second quarter of 2012.

Cash and marketable securities — Cash and marketable securities were $10.3 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2013.

 

 

About Facebook

 

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

 

FACEBOOK, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except for per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Revenue $ 1,184 $ 1,813 $ 2,242 $ 3,271
Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue 367 465 644 878
Research and development 705 344 858 637
Marketing and sales 392 269 535 472
General and administrative 463 173 567 349
Total costs and expenses 1,927 1,251 2,604 2,336
Income (loss) from operations (743) 562 (362) 935
Interest and other (expense) income, net:
Interest expense (10) (14) (24) (29)
Other (expense) income, net (12) (3) 3 (8)
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes (765) 545 (383) 898
(Provision for) benefit from income taxes 608 (212) 431 (346)
Net income (loss) $ (157) $ 333 $ 48 $ 552
Less: Net income attributable to participating securities 2 21 3
Net income (loss) attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders $ (157) $ 331 $ 27 $ 549
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Class A and Class B
common stockholders:
Basic $ (0.08) $ 0.14 $ 0.02 $ 0.23
Diluted $ (0.08) $ 0.13 $ 0.02 $ 0.22
Weighted-average shares used to compute earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders:
Basic 1,879 2,407 1,613 2,397
Diluted 1,879 2,502 1,792 2,499
Share-based compensation expense included in costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue $ 66 $ 11 $ 71 $ 19
Research and development 545 151 605 268
Marketing and sales 232 33 251 57
General and administrative 263 29 282 50
Total share-based compensation expense $ 1,106 $ 224 $ 1,209 $ 394
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation included in costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue $ 6 $ – $ 6 $ 1
Research and development 48 7 49 18
Marketing and sales 25 1 25 5
General and administrative 73 73 4
Total payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation $ 152 $ 8 $ 153 $ 28

 

FACEBOOK, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
December 31, June 30,
2012 2013
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,384 $ 3,001
Marketable securities 7,242 7,251
Accounts receivable 719 775
Income tax refundable 451 7
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 471 387
Total current assets 11,267 11,421
Property and equipment, net 2,391 2,577
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 1,388 1,631
Other assets 57 95
Total assets $ 15,103 $ 15,724
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 65 $ 55
Platform partners payable 169 172
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 423 505
Deferred revenue and deposits 30 32
Current portion of capital lease obligations 365 316
Total current liabilities 1,052 1,080
Capital lease obligations, less current portion 491 351
Long-term debt 1,500 1,500
Other liabilities 305 444
Total liabilities 3,348 3,375
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 10,094 10,167
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 2 (29)
Retained earnings 1,659 2,211
Total stockholders’ equity 11,755 12,349
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 15,103 $ 15,724

 

 

 

FACEBOOK, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income (loss) $ (157) $ 333 $ 48 $ 552
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 139 230 249 463
Lease abandonment expense 3 57 3 65
Loss on disposal or write-off of equipment 3 11 4 20
Share-based compensation 1,106 224 1,209 394
Deferred income taxes (350) 26 (374) 19
Tax benefit from share-based award activity 327 89 381 148
Excess tax benefit from share-based award activity (327) (93) (381) (155)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (105) (116) (40) (62)
Income tax refundable (567) 419 (567) 444
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 26 10 (7) (16)
Other assets (3) (8) (9) (44)
Accounts payable (5) 1 (8) 2
Platform partners payable (22) (18) (15) 3
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 184 42 186 9
Deferred revenue and deposits (8) 2 (5) 2
Other liabilities (4) 113 7 197
Net cash provided by operating activities 240 1,322 681 2,041
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (413) (268) (866) (595)
Purchases of marketable securities (6,081) (1,952) (6,957) (3,460)
Sales of marketable securities 59 576 128 1,275
Maturities of marketable securities 539 1,271 1,106 2,174
Investments in non-marketable equity securities (2) (1) (3) (1)
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired, and purchases of intangible assets (550) (122) (575) (221)
Changes in restricted cash and deposits (2) (2) (3) 4
Net cash used in investing activities (6,450) (498) (7,170) (824)
Cash flows from financing activities
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock 6,761 6,761
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards (153) (558)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 4 2 9 10
Proceeds from sale and lease-back transactions 20 82
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (72) (91) (143) (200)
Excess tax benefit from share-based award activity 327 93 381 155
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 7,040 (149) 7,090 (593)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (14) 1 (15) (7)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 816 676 586 617
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,282 2,325 1,512 2,384
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 2,098 $ 3,001 $ 2,098 $ 3,001
Supplemental cash flow data
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest $ 10 $ 14 $ 19 $ 26
Income taxes $ 8 $ 9 $ 182 $ 18
Cash received during the period for:
Income taxes $ – $ 419 $ – $ 419
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Net change in accounts payable and accrued expenses and other current liabilities related to property and equipment additions $ (169) $ (52) $ (59) $ (5)
Property and equipment acquired under capital leases $ 52 $ – $ 90 $ 11
Fair value of shares issued related to acquisitions of businesses and other assets $ 18 $ 44 $ 25 $ 77

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Results to Nearest GAAP Measures
(In millions, except for number of shares)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
GAAP revenue $ 1,184 $ 1,813 $ 2,242 $ 3,271
Foreign exchange effect on 2013 revenue using 2012 rates 13 17
Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect $ 1,826 $ 3,288
GAAP revenue year-over-year change % 53% 46%
Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change % 54% 47%
GAAP advertising revenue $ 992 $ 1,599 $ 1,864 $ 2,844
Foreign exchange effect on 2013 advertising revenue using 2012 rates 13 16
Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect $ 1,612 $ 2,860
GAAP advertising revenue year-over-year change % 61% 53%
Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change % 63% 53%
GAAP costs and expenses $ 1,927 $ 1,251 $ 2,604 $ 2,336
Share-based compensation expense (1,106) (224) (1,209) (394)
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation (152) (8) (153) (28)
Non-GAAP costs and expenses $ 669 $ 1,019 $ 1,242 $ 1,914
GAAP income (loss) from operations $ (743) $ 562 $ (362) $ 935
Share-based compensation expense 1,106 224 1,209 394
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation 152 8 153 28
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 515 $ 794 $ 1,000 $ 1,357
GAAP net income (loss) $ (157) $ 333 $ 48 $ 552
Share-based compensation expense 1,106 224 1,209 394
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation 152 8 153 28
Income tax adjustments (806) (77) (828) (174)
Non-GAAP net income $ 295 $ 488 $ 582 $ 800
GAAP diluted shares 1,879 2,502 1,792 2,499
Assumed preferred stock conversion1 273 409
Dilutive securities excluded due to net loss 177
Dilutive equity awards excluded from GAAP1 122 185
Non-GAAP diluted shares 2,451 2,502 2,386 2,499
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ (0.08) $ 0.13 $ 0.02 $ 0.22
Net income attributable to participating securities 0.01
Non-GAAP adjustments to net (loss) income 0.24 0.06 0.29 0.10
Non-GAAP adjustments to diluted shares (0.04) (0.08)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.24 $ 0.32
GAAP operating margin (63%) 31% (16%) 29%
Share-based compensation expense 93% 12% 54% 12%
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation 13% -% 7% 1%
Non-GAAP operating margin 43% 44% 45% 41%
GAAP income (loss) before (provision for) benefit from income taxes $ (765) $ 545 $ (383) $ 898
GAAP (provision for) benefit from income taxes 608 (212) 431 (346)
GAAP effective tax rate 79% 39% 113% 39%
GAAP income (loss) before (provision for) benefit from income taxes $ (765) $ 545 $ (383) $ 898
Share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses 1,258 232 1,362 422
Non-GAAP income before provision for income taxes $ 493 $ 777 $ 979 $ 1,320
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes 198 289 397 520
Non-GAAP effective tax rate 40% 37% 41% 39%
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 240 $ 1,322 $ 681 $ 2,041
Purchases of property and equipment (413) (268) (866) (595)
Property and equipment acquired under capital leases (52) (90) (11)
Free cash flow $ (225) $ 1,054 $ (275) $ 1,435
1 Gives effect to assumed preferred stock conversion and other dilutive equity awards prior to our IPO for comparability

 

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Posted On 24 Jul 2013

How Pinterest Can Help Improve Your Life

by  By Amy Hourigan

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Pinterest – SocialMediaTAB.com

I seriously wonder how we ever survived without the wonders of the Internet. We have access to information that we could spend a lifetime absorbing and never even penetrate the surface.

Our every thought and need is covered somewhere online. There is a website or blog covering every single thing you can imagine; recipes, house and garden, quotes, fashion, craft and blogs.

So how do we organise and contain all this information? How do we keep track of all our favourite ideas in one place?

Well my place of ___ Pinterest.

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. It allows you to ‘pin’ your favourite web pages to your aesthetically pleasing pinboard. You can group your pins onto your pinboards by topic, making finding them again a breeze.

My Pinterest account’s most useful feature is my recipe pinboards. Note the plural. Not just one pinboard for recipes but several. My recipes are sorted into genres: Asian, paleo, clean eating, desserts, easy quick meals, birthday party treats and more. In fact, I got rid of most of my cookbooks as Pinterest has everything I need from the easiest pancake recipe to the most elaborate birthday cakes.

My kids are science mad so I have a pinboard dedicated to quick and easy science experiments that we can do from home. Instead of sifting through Google searches every time we want to make some science mess, I have loads of ideas all there ready for the science mood to hit (which it does at the most inopportune of moments).

Special thanks to Parent Well being for sharing this info. For more please click here.

Posted On 24 Jul 2013

7 Tumblr Tips for Photographers

By Harrison Jacobs

Tumblr gets a lot of flack from photographers. Like Pinterest, it is seen as the bane of true photographers; a place where images get shared without credit (gasp!). As a social media network, it is one of the most powerful. It boasts over 108 million blogs on every sort of topic imaginable. The reason to be on Tumblr is its highly engaged community. Posts are shared, reblogged, liked and commented on with great frequency.Unlike other blogging platforms that act primarily on the media side of the phrase “social media,” Tumblr throws focuses on the social. For this reason, Tumblr is a great way to build your web presence quickly. For photographers, using Tumblr can get more eyeballs on your website and show potential clients that you are tech and social media savvy.To get started on Tumblr, check out this how-to. Once you’re set up, here are seven tips to help you Tumblr like a pro, while growing your photographic brand.

1. Use Photos
Unsurprisingly, Tumblr is a visual medium. Think of it like a Twitterized version of WordPress. You can share any type of content that you want including text, photos, quotes, links, chat, audio or video. However, the most shared and liked content is photos. According to Dan Zarella at Hubspot, 83 percent of Tumblr posts are photo posts. Are you starting to see why Tumblr is so powerful for photographers? Most users do not create their own content. They share it. And what do they share? Photos. By becoming a content creator and adding your original photographs to the content pool, you are already a leader among Tumblr users. Let’s let Zarella drive this point home. Here are two more findings from his study on Tumblr:

Tumblr Photo Stats - SocialMediaTAB.com

Tumblr Photo Stats – SocialMediaTAB.com

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Posted On 24 Jul 2013

I Love Pinterest – 5 Tips and Resources

By Nicolette Roux, The Blog Hangout

5-Pinterest-tips-and-resourcesToday I would like to share a few Tips and Resources I have found most helpful the last few months.

1. The Right Type of Content and Pictures.

If you are writing a post that you think is good for Pinterest traffic, make sure you have good clear instructions (if you are making something) AND good pictures that are bright, “happy” and just well pinnable.

You should add an image to every blog post, check out Flickr if you need to, remember to give credit and make sure you are not “stealing” images. Taller is better, Just take a look at what draws your attention when you browse Pinterest, the tiny pics you barely see or the bigger longer ones?

 2. Make Sure Your Blog is Pinterest Ready

Set up a handy “Pin” button near your image or in your share buttons, encouraging the visitor to pin. Having to look for a pin button will result in no pins! Checkout various plugins that add the hover pin on your images and be sure to add descriptive “alt” text on your images, this is what gets pinned.

This also goes for any images you pin from other blogs, make sure the description that you pin actually says what the pin is. Good for searches.

Visit the Pinterest goodies section here.

3. Pimp Your Pinterest

Make yourself a dedicated board for your blog and always pin your post there first then into other places. This is the “original pin” and what will get you some followers down the line.

MORE… For the complete article CLICK HERE.

 

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Posted On 15 Jul 2013

Music Celebrities Are Growing Fast on Facebook

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Rihanna – SocialMediaTAB.com

The definition of a celebrity is: a famous or well-known person.  There are also many different categories of a celebrity such as: TV, movie, music, sports, political, Internet, YouTube, and so on. However, when it comes to the fastest growing celebrity segment on Facebook, music celebs kick butt. Looking at the top 10 celebrities with the most fans, 9 out 10 are from the music world. The only one not in music was Chistiano Ronaldo, the famous soccer player. Here’s the list:

1). Rihanna – 73,926,000+ fans

2). Eminem – 73,137,000+ fans

3). Shakira – 66,797,000+ fans

4). Michael Jackson – 61,251,000+ fans

5). Christiano Ronaldo – 59,184,000+ fans

6).  Lady Gaga – 58,274,000+ fans

7). Justin Bieber – 55,717,000+ fans

8). Katy Perry – 55,219,000+ fans

9). Linkin Park – 55,185,000+ fans

10). Beyonce – 49,232,000+ fans

However, the hottest celebrity on Facebook right now did not make it into the Top 10. He’s currently at number 15 and rising quickly. That celeb is music legend, Bob Marley at #15 with 45,034,000. His Facebook page is gaining more than 77,000 fans every day according to the Social Bakers site.

His music is now seeing a major revival. Yeah mon!

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Posted On 15 Jul 2013

Doctors 2.0 Social Media Healthcare Conference Is A Success!

doctors2013Doctors 2.0 & You is the first international conference of its kind to examine how doctors and patients are using social media, applications and web 2.0 tools to work with peers, governments, industry and payers. The conference draws on the expertise of physicians, patient communities, online and mobile tool providers, hospitals, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and governments to help address the role of new technology in healthcare from both the doctor and patient perspective.

Denise Silber, the President of Basil Strategies and her board of advisors are the brains behind Doctors 2.0 & You’s success. The Doctors 2.0 2013 conference which was held this past June in Paris, France, contained over 80 speakers from all aspects of the medical industry. It’s a great way for people to stay in touch and learn from one another. The conference, now in its third year, is growing by leaps and bounds. Participants, attendees and people of the media are already making plans for next year’s Doctor’s 2.0 Paris event which will be held on June  5-6, 2014. You can find out more details about attending at their website: http://www.doctors20.com/.

Here are some comments from the speakers and attendees of the event:

 

Berci Mesko said, “Doctors 2.0 and You in Paris is THE Medical Social Media conference of the year.”

Bernard Peyrical said, “So many people keep talking about digital, 2.0, social media… applied to the healthcare world. Doctors 2.0 & You helps make it happen, by spotting trends and talent and bringing la crème de la crème together. Doctors 2.0  & You is a best practice in Europe.”

Angel Gonzalez said, my sincere message of congratulations for all of  your effort on bringing to life this special conference that, for me, has got the category of ‘Gold-Standard’ in Health 2.0!

Giovanna Marsico said, I recommend this rendez-vous in Paris as the major event in Europe for all people interested in Health and Medicine 2.0 and Social Media.

Franck Chauvin said,   “Doctors 2.0 & You conference is a fantastic initiative, with people who can change the future of medicine for the better by exchanging their ideas with a wider global audience.”

Larry Chu said,  “This initiative truly carries great potential for the future of healthcare. I’m very proud to work closely, as partners, with Doctors 2.0 & You.”

Denise Silber of Bail Strategies - SocialMediaTAB.com

Denise Silber of Basil Strategies

Denise Silber Bio: Denise Silber, the President of Basil Strategies in Paris and a member of the international conference advisory board, organizes the Doctors 2.0 and You congress with the help of the Doctors 2.0 & You international advisory board. Silber, who was named to the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civil decoration, is a recognized eHealth, health 2.0 and social media expert in the US and Europe.

Posted On 08 Jul 2013

It’s Social Media Shark Week!

Social Media Organization

Social Media Organization

With social media you might feel trapped in a shark tank. You’re slowly sinking to the bottom; drowning in posts, accounts, passwords, websites ext.  But you don’t have to be intimidated by social media anymore! It’s time to organize the mess we have on scratch pieces of paper all over our desk into one easy time-saving document. I explain a way to organize accounts with Excel and offer a few easy ideas for you non-Excel lovers out there.

How to organize your social media accounts fast, easy and FREE!

1)      Locate each and every one of your accounts. You know where they are; In the bottom of your purse, in a spiral, on a coffee stained napkin, in your car, at your desk. Find as many as you can, with my organizational workbook you can update these sheets anytime, anywhere.

 

2)      Please Click on the following to access my Excel Workbook.

Border Organizational Worksheet

 

 

My GoogleDocs account, the workbook I uploaded is open to the public. Please save to your own GoogleDocs account and edit as you see fit.

In the Organizational Workbook there’s the following…

1st Sheet- Social Media Accounts, pretty easy.

2nd Sheet- is my ‘Toolbox’, I’ll dive into my toolbox for SEO purposes. For example, you see neighborsgo.com (great for posting events, everyone votes and the highest rated is published in the paper)

3rd Sheet- this my top secret website info put your top secret info there instead.

Side note: Keeping these passwords in one place saves time. I don’t have to pull up my email, look through papers, and have my password resent to me because I forgot it. You know you’ve done it too…

3)      Replace my info with yours. Furthermore, you can have a different sheet for each client. At work I have 20 different clients at once, all with different Twitter, Blogger, Facebook and a ton more accounts. Each sheet can be labeled with client names and your username and passwords.

Remember to save my workbook to your Googledocs and edit anywhere.

Ok, so you don’t like my Excel Workbook, try these…

Cool desktop organizer for social media and clients

Virtual post-its to organize your desktop icons. This is a great idea, and it’s really fun and motivational. Upon contact, Lori will send you the file and you can customize your own for FREE. Check it out here.

Tweet Deck– Many websites suggest software to bulk manage your accounts. For example, Tweet Deck, will allow you to post a status to all your major accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare). This is great for managing 20 different Twitter accounts, but I don’t suggest posting the same content on each medium.

iGoogle– One of the best tools I’ve found is igoogle and it’s FREE. Plus you don’t have to come up with another username and password, it’s just your gmail. I can look at my blogger, gmail, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook and many other widgets I haven’t loaded yet.

I’ll help you swim to the surface of social media before you get bitten by defeat. To find out more about the author, Megan click here!

It’s Social Media Shark Week!

-By Megan Tegtmeyer

 

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Posted On 06 Jul 2013

Is Justin Bieber The King of Social Media?

There are millions of statistics about the entertainment industry and social media, but when the two cross over, amazing things can happen.

Justin Bieber - SocialMediaTAB.com

Justin Bieber – SocialMediaTAB.com

Take Justin Bieber for an example. He’s probably one of the most widely known young pop music stars on the planet, right? Justin and his business entourage have done a lot of good things to grow his career, but social media may have played the biggest role. Justin knows that its his young female fans that have helped him get where he is today. Without them tweeting, liking, posting, instagraming and commenting on a daily basis, he might not have as big a career. Let’s take a look at Justin Bieber’s social media numbers and how that compares to other top celebs.

 

Justin’s Twitter Followers: over 41,800,000

Justin’s Facebook Likes: over 55,700,000

Justin’s YouTube Subscribers: over 5, 200,000

According to SocialBakers.com stats, Justin’s top 3 distribution of Facebook fans comes from United States at 15.4%, Indonesia at 11% and India at 11%.

Justin has been on  Twitter since 2009. Over the past four years, has sent out over 22,000 tweets. That averages out to over 400 tweets per month or more tan 14 tweets per day.  Consistency has certainly paid off with an astounding Twitter fanbase of more than 41 million followers. That number put him ahead of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga by more than 2.5 million followers. He gains more 1.4 million new Twitter followers every month. These numbers put Justin at the top of the heap making him the King of  Twitter celebs!

Here’s the Top 5 Twitter Celebrities according to SocialBakers.com

1. Justin Bieber- 41,833,000+

2. Katy Perry- 39,296,000+

3. Lady Gaga- 39,128,000+

4. Taylor Swift- 30,787,000+

5. Rihanna- 30,551,000+

 

However, Justin is lacking the numbers on Facebook to make him number one. Without much of a surprise, Rihanna has secured her spot as the Queen of Facebook Likes.

The Top 6 Facebook Celebrities according to SocialBakers.com

1. Rihanna- 73, 926,000+

2. Eminem- 73, 137,000+

3. Shakira- 66,797,000+

4. Michael Jackson- 61,203,000+

5. Lady Gaga- 58,274,000+

6. Justin Bieber- 55,717,00+

Do you think the order of these celebrity likes will continue or will someone else be moving up the charts?

What do you think will happen?

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Posted On 04 Jul 2013