The Positioning of Two Social Media Giants

thumbsocial (6)Have you signed up for Google+ yet? Well, it seems a lot of people have and now is considered to be the number two social media network. Catching up to Facebook, Google+ is in a strong position to be the social media network of choice.

This is a post on interesting articles that may even give you a good chuckle about what social media is doing to the common man or teenager these days.


Google+ continues to dominate LinkedIn & Twitter, could catch up to Facebook

You may not be using Google+, but your friends probably are.

If they’re not hanging out and posting photos of cute puppies and sunsets, there’s a good chance they are using Google+ to log in to various web sites — and increasingly, they’re also clicking the +1 button to share those sites. In fact, it’s the clear number two social network according to a variety of measurements.

A new study commissioned by Janrain shows that, of the people who use social networks to log in to other websites, almost half (46 percent) use Facebook. But Google+ is in a strong second place, with 34 percent of social logins.


Social media free speech rights complicated for workers

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An anonymous “Suzy Citizen” leaves fliers criticizing management in a public area of the St. Cloud Public Library, and the Great River Regional Library board of trustees hires an investigator to find out if an employee is the culprit.

A library aide is fired for repeatedly complaining about her supervisors on Facebook and refusing to sign an agreement to refrain from making disparaging public comments about Great River Regional Library staff.

Do employees have free-speech rights to publicly criticize their bosses or workplaces, especially in the social media age when venting on Facebook or Twitter has replaced traditional complaining around the water cooler?

The answer: Sometimes.


Research finds link between social media and the ‘fear of missing out’

Have you heard about FOMO — “fear of missing out”? Most common among the under-30 crowd, it happens when someone feels nervous about not attending social events, like that awesome party everyone else enjoyed last weekend.

People have always been concerned about their social standing, but the explosion of social media has made FOMO a bigger issue, for everyone from middle schoolers newly toting smartphones to adults. Now researchers have developed a quiz to test just how fearful people are about missing out.