July 26, 2013
It’s no surprise that the royal baby was the big trending story on social media this week, but it wasn’t the only news to make headlines. Here’s a look at some of our favorite finds:
- LinkedIn Insights: A new infographicdubbed “Portrait of a LinkedIn User” reveals that two people join LinkedIn every second of every day, but most users aren’t very active. More than half spend only 0-2 hours on the site each week. Only 33.5% utilize company pages, and 7.5% of those surveyed hadn’t even heard of company pages.
- Hack Attack: Chipotle admitted this week to staging its own Twitter hack last weekend as a tactic for gaining followers and getting people to pay attention – and it worked. The company gained 4,000 new followers the day of the “hack.”
- Beyond Hashtags: Even as PR pros, it can be hard to keep up with the ever-evolving Tweet speak. This guide from Mashable offers a complete and easy-to-reference guide to Twitter lingo.
- #RoyalBabyWatch: Because this list wouldn’t be complete without at least one reference to the royal baby, here’s what intrigued us most. For the first time, The Guardian offered a royal-free version of its website, giving readers the option to “turn off” news about the royal baby.