Making Fun of Social Media with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and More

Vintage Social Networking cartoon - SocialMediaTAB.com

Vintage Social Networking cartoon – SocialMediaTAB.com

One way to get people’s attention in the social media business is to draw a cartoon about it. If your cartoon happens to be making fun of all the top social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Skype, Instagram, Foursquare, WordPress, Reddit, and any others, it will be a hit. This particular cartoon made its debut a few years ago and it’s still making the rounds in social media posts, walls and photos. What’s your favorite item in this cartoon??? We’d love to hear your opinion. And, if you create your own social media cartoon, send it to us. We’d love to feature it on our homepage.

Enjoy!

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Posted On 22 Oct 2013

Pinterest To Test Advertisement Pins – Awaiting Your Comments

Pinterest - SocialMediaTAB.com

Pinterest – SocialMediaTAB.com

In a recent letter sent to all of their members, Pinterest explained that they want to be a profitable company and be here for years to come. You knew this was coming and no one should be shocked. It should all be taken in and accepted. Pinterest (launched March 2010) has grown very rapidly over the past few years.  Pinterest had more than 11.7 million unique users as of January 2012 and became the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. According to ComScore’s most recent numbers as of February 2013, Pinterest had 48.7 million users globally. So, now their business needs some help to keep things moving along nicely. After all, you’ve been pinning your wishlists and photos for free, right? If a few promoted pins start showing up, it could offer even more ideas. Here’s a copy of the most recent letter sent to its users in case you didn’t read it or receive it.

Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world. Since his first day, I’ve been pinning fun things we can do together, right now while he’s still littleand later when he gets older. I know many of you do the same. Pinterest is where you keep your wishlists, vacation plans, dream home ideas, and other things you want to do soon and in the future.That’s why for us, it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay. To help make sure it does, we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses.

I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh great…here come the banner ads.” But we’re determined to not let that happen. While we haven’t figured out all the details, I can say that promoted pins will be:

  • Tasteful—No flashy banners or pop-up ads.
  • Transparent—We’ll always let you know if someone paid for what you see, or where you see it.
  • Relevant—These pins should be about stuff you’re actually interested in, like a delicious recipe, or a jacket that’s your style.
  • Improved based on your feedback—Keep letting us know what you think, and we’ll keep working to make things better.

 

For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds. For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in a search for “halloween.” Nobody’s paying for anything yet—we want to see how things go and, more than anything, hear what you think.

Thanks so much for all your support these first few years, and we hope you’ll keep pinning with us for many years to come!

All the best, 
Ben

SO, there you have it people. What do you think of Pinterest’s new move to keep their site growing and moving to the next level? Will you continue to be a pinner? Please comment below…

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Posted On 20 Sep 2013

How Pinterest Can Help Improve Your Life

by  By Amy Hourigan

Pinterest - SocialMediaTAB.com

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).

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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

Coffee Talk With Celebs In Social Media

Coffee drinker Mark Wahlberg - SocialMediaTAB.com

Coffee drinker Mark Wahlberg – SocialMediaTAB.com

There’s no doubt that one of the most universal beverages is coffee. Tea is also widely used, but its coffee that people crave the most. Sometimes people are so addicted to certain types of coffee they often tweet about it.

When it comes to celebrities, they love their coffee as much as the next guy. The paparazzi pay very close attention to each and every celeb they stalk because photos of them sipping their favorite beverages are also in huge demand. The beverage of choice is usually coffee. Do a search on Twitter or Pinterest and you’re likely to find tons of references and photos of celebs guzzling or sipping the finest rich Columbian brew.

Coffee companies should take notice and capitalize on these experiences and put to the marketing test. I know I would. Do you have favorite celeb who likes coffee? Do you know which brand or flavor they like best? Starbucks should be all over this one, right?

 

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Posted On 03 Jun 2013

Interior Design Ideas – Pinterest is the Answer!

Interior Designs Ideas - SocialMediaTAB.com

Interior Designs Ideas – SocialMediaTAB.com

If you’re looking for ideas to help you improve the look of your home, we’ve got the answer: Pinterest!

If you want to get really creative, take about 30 minutes out of your day and starting combing through the tens of thousands of photos on home decor.

There are all sorts of ideas that artists, architects and designers have come up with on bookcases, wall hangings, couches, chairs, wallpaper, ceiling fans and lights that will blow you away.

To give you a little bit of a head start we’ve done some of the legwork for you and have highlighted several Pinterst page links. After going through them, please stop back at our site www.SocialMediaTAB.com and drop us a comment. We’d love to hear what you found. Enjoy!

Popular Pinterest Links:

  1. Miranda Partridge’s Spaces: http://pinterest.com/minapeartree/spaces/
  2. Caroline Loane’s Random House: http://pinterest.com/novasummer/random-house/
  3. Maren Rowand’s My Dream House: http://pinterest.com/marenrowan/my-dream-house/
  4. Horizon You Photography’s Home & Interior: http://pinterest.com/horizonyou/home-interior/
  5. Blair Binion’s For the Home: http://pinterest.com/vbbinion/for-the-home/

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Posted On 03 Apr 2013

Buying A House or Just Like to Look at Houses?

House Designs - SocialMediaTAB.com

House Designs – SocialMediaTAB.com

The Internet is the best way to find information on buying or selling a house, painting a house, decorating a house or just looking at house photos. After searching many social media pages and sites, there’s only one place that has more for your money, Pinterest.

Come and check out these mansions, brick houses, log cabins and whatever architectural masterpiece you could find.

 

Here are some fun links to check on Pinterest:

1). Angela Thomas’s House: http://pinterest.com/photopix12/houses/

2). Melissa Caravella’s Home: http://pinterest.com/MissMel353/home/

3). Kari Rettig’s Little Homes, Places and  Spaces http://pinterest.com/krettig/little-homes-places-spaces/

4). AKDiva’s Tiny Houses: http://pinterest.com/akdiva88/tiny-houses/

5). Kinley Grayce’s My Kind of House: http://pinterest.com/kinleygrayce/my-kind-of-house/

 

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Posted On 03 Mar 2013