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6 Social Media Behaviors to Avoid in 2017 [Infographic]

6 social media behaviors to avoid in 2017

In today’s hyper-connected world, businesses who want to engage their customers and convey their marketing message quickly choose social media because of its prevalence in usage. With more than 2.8 billion active social media users worldwide as of January 2017, it truly has become the place where brands and customers can exchange valuable insights, and even initiate direct transactions, in real-time.

But social media, while extremely convenient and useful, can also be a double-edged sword. Because it’s accessible to everyone, it can also be very easy for users to spread vicious and condescending statements, which can have significant impacts for both individuals and brands. When not managed properly, businesses who are unknowingly hosting offensive content on their social media profiles, or have shared a heated exchange of flagrant words with users, can become the subject of ridicule and widespread disdain.

Facebook's Been Running Psychological Experiments On You

FB-exp-7-3-2Felt a little lower than usual, or happier than usual for a week in January 2012? It might have been because of an "experiment" Facebook conducted on you.

Facebook identified 689,003 English speaking users to run a psychological experiment on, for the duration of a week. They began to manipulate the newsfeed of a group of these users to remove posts with a negative emotion attached to them, and removed all posts with a positive emotion for the other group.

The Consumer Buying Behavior in the Digital Age [Infographic]

the consumer buying behavior in the digital age

Back in the day, you’d have to meticulously plan a trip to the mall in hopes of finding that specific product you want to purchase. Salespeople were the gatekeepers of information—you needed to ask them about anything you needed to know about the product you wanted to get.