San Francisco ChronicleGraph of the day: How the Fed became more dovishWashington Post (blog)The big news of the day is that the Federal Reserve is taking new steps to stimulate the U.S. economy.
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More than ever, non-profits are relying on social media to reach their target audiences and help make the world a better place. Why social media? Because Facebook, Twitter and other networks are where the eyeballs are. In fact, socially shared content makes up 10% of all web content, at least according to analysis by the social platform ShareThis.
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Obama for America’s outbound director on the origin, and future, of history’s first presidential campaign Tumblr…
The president was not impressed.
Or, more accurately, the president was Not Impressed. When, earlier this month, the newly re-elected commander-in-chief met the gymnasts of the U.S. Olympic team, he did what any president would do: He took a photo op, posing with the Fierce Five in the Oval Office. But he also did something that not every president would do: He took a meme op. The president stood next to McKayla Maroney, she of #notimpressed fame, and the pair reenacted her signature scowl.
The photo that resulted — a months-old meme, ossified in Internet time, made fresh by the fact that it was being acted out by a president — was promptly posted to the Obama campaign’s Tumblr, barackobama.tumblr.com, where it joined a series of fellow memes — and animated GIFs, and videos, and snappy commentary, and earnest commentary, and other such Items of Internet. The image of a meme-faced Commander-in-Chief, cheeky and epic at the same time, was — or, at least, seemed — tailor-made for social media. And for, in particular, Tumblr, a medium that manages to mix irony and sincerity in pretty much equal measure….
[Sort of the “meme that roared!” LOL But a very different take on the social media approaches and wins by both sides. ~ Jeff]
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How often have you become frustrated filling out online registration forms?
Janrain [specializing in creating social logins] has compiled data on some of the most challenging aspects of online registration forms and offers simple solutions to improve the user experience…and conversion rates.
This Infographic summarizes the results of a study about what people do when asked to register for a site.. Bottom line: if you want more people to enter your site, don’t ask them to create a new account.
Among the findings:
86% of people may leave a website when asked to create an account
50% of people dislike creating new passwords
60% of people have more than 5 unique passwords to remember
40% of people use the Forgot Password feature at least once a month
88% of online users admit they have lied on form
2 in 5 people would rather solve world peace than create a new password
2 in 5 people would rather scrub a toilet than create a new password
77% of online users prefer social login
Facebook is the preferred social login provider of choice
See on www.socialmedia-max.com