These days, great content and images go hand in hand. In fact, image-based social sharing sites like Tumblr and Vine have been gaining ground and as a result Facebook and Twitter have been making their sites more photo-friendly.
This is only a problem when people unknowingly use photos without considering copyright and legal issues. Every blogger is pulling pictures off Pinterest or Google and sharing photos right? Maybe some are, but they’re doing it wrong.
In social media, the World Cup is becoming the biggest social media event ever. We can learn a few things from World Cup Fever that will guide you in examples of ways to create visual content and user engagement:
1. Always use appropriate humor. You can never go wrong with it. After all, it is the best medicine.
You set up a new Twitter account and you are gung-ho ready to start participating in online conversations, spreading your own valuable content and having exchanges with thought leaders and friends online. It seems so easy, doesn’t it? It is. But it is easy to mess up too. Unless you are a professional politician with advisors trailing you and offering advice on what to say, what color to wear, where to look when entering a room and how to greet a new acquaintance you will need to manage your own persona.
Did you know that more than half of Americans own or work for a small business? Entrepreneurs were honored and celebrated their efforts this past week during National Small Business Week. According to the US Small Business Administration, 28 million small businesses create two out of every three private sector jobs. You’ve heard it said that small businesses are the backbone of our nation.
I am not about reinventing the wheel and found that the best resource regarding the social media sizes to be from InfinPixels.
InfinPixels has made it easy to see not only the required sizes for upload, but also provides a beautiful visual of how the pieces fit for each website starting with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. Their infographic is beautifully and simply designed.