Social collaboration is not an entirely new concept, but it has the qualities of a technology that can change how people work together. According to a research sponsored by Avanade, a Microsoft-focused IT consultancy firm that encourages the use of collaboration tools, there is a rising interest in social networking tools for business and commercial enterprises. Avanade collaboration director Andy Hutchins said enterprise social...

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Nearly two weeks ago, members of the Senate made a significant compromise in an attempt to keep the government lights on—they passed a continuing resolution that would temporarily fund spending at levels close to the House of Representatives’ budget proposal. Sadly, the Republican-controlled House balked at this compromise, and our country now finds itself in the midst of a partial government shutdown. As the shutdown looms on, with...

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The social advertising market is projected to reach $11 billion by 2017–and  mobile users will become an increasing target of those advertising dollars,  according to an infographic by Unified Social. More than three-fourths of US Facebook users are mobile and 41 percent of  Facebook’s revenue comes from mobile advertising. In addition, mobile  advertising is one-quarter of YouTube’s revenue. Read...

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Designer, Steve Adams decided to use his knowledge on beer to make a personality chart. A beer defining personality chart. In this fun natured infographic, Steve takes 16 different types of  beers to hone in on each personality. the results are surprisingly accurate. Oh seasonal pumpkin ale, how you haunt my favorite bars with your spicey fall scent. I hate you, but I really love you, but don’t tell IPA I told you that. Read...

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People respond to stories – stories about you, stories about them, stories about the world around them. Data can tell a compact and highly shareable story if it’s presented the right way. Infographics offer a clean, readable and fun venue for showcasing your visual story – plus, they’re pretty popular right now. But not every business has the resources to create a good infographic. You might have all the parts you need for a good...

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LinkedIn’s new infographic doesn’t tell you much you won’t know already, if you’ve read their recent data on the Middle East, but it does breathe life into a few stereotypes about the region. Here’s a look at the facts about the social network’s audience in the Arab world plus Turkey and Iran: its over 9 million members are mostly between the ages of 25 and 44 (64%), hold a college degree (73%),...

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Dogs are one of America’s top pets; they are man’s best friend, after all. America has a huge amount of dog owners, with one in three households being home to a furry friend, and two thirds of that number consider their dog a family member. Which states in the U.S. tend to own more dogs than others, though? On the other hand, which states have the fewest percentage of dog owners? Today’s infographic from the Huffington Post gives us a...

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So you’ve setup a new blog. Congratulations! Now, how do you promote it? First, you’ll need to get your social media strategy in place. Create profiles on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social platforms that fit your niche. Use content marketing to find and build a relevant, engaged audience. Increase your outreach with specialist tools, syndicate your content and enrich the user experience. Remember that email...

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